Thursday, November 17, 2011

So, how's everyone doing? i'm doin' great! feelin' really excited about things coming together. This project is going to be very fun, it's going to be a big winter, and i mean how often do you get to look forward to winter? I know, working out in the cold is going to get old i'm sure, but in the end, the result...this 60 mpg, 150mph, awd, turbo-bio-diesel race car is going to be amazing. Been working more on fuels and stuff for the beast. I figure race cars run race race cars need race bio-diesel. So, i did some research on exactly what that would be and stuff, was sharing some of those numbers. It got me thinking though, if there was such a thing, how would diesel engines change to take advantage of higher quality fuel? higher compression or lower compression? Definitely more boost and more compression i would think. It'll be cool to be able to keep track of what exactly happens with different fuels, like higher or lower cetane ratings, or different products to make the fuels initially. See how it effects the dyno is the part i'm curious about. will a higher cetane number result in a narrower torque/power curve with higher peak numbers or the other way around. I'm sure there is already numbers and info. out there from all the big power diesel truck guys, but i would like to do it to make my own fuel. having the experience and the notes to refer to will be helpful when i'm trying to create fuels with a specific purpose. This is gonna be awesome! Can't wait to see everyone on the tarmac, or Youtube! later daters

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Howdy folks.  Really getting excited, Fall is really setting in, that means it's almost time to get to work on this Bio-Diesel Subaru.  I can't wait to have turbo-diesel power.  But, one of the things i was excited for in this whole project is being able to make my own race fuel.  Since i'm already making my bio-diesel, what can i do to improve it's performance?  Well, there are some differences in diesel, like Cetane rating instead of Octane.  Because the ignition source for diesel is compression, it's important to know how long it takes for the fuel to ignite from the time it enters the high heat compressed air in the chamber.  The higher the cetane rating the sooner this ignition occurs after being injected.  Where Octane is the fuels ability to resist compression ignition.  Normal diesel fuel is around 45, almost all man-made diesels are around 50-55 whether bio-diesel or synthetic diesel.  So, performance diesel should be at least 55 i think.  And the next major factor is Viscosity.  Small changes in viscosity can really change how quickly that fuel enters and spreads in a combustion chamber, and viscosity is also going to change with temp, so a fuel resistant to fuel is also going to be a big plus.  So, the fuel should be super thin and stay that way even in cold temps.  The last issue to improve performance is to remove ALL traces of perephin wax and any other wax stuff.  So, i'm going to get to work on that and let ya know what i come up with. 

I also am going to produce and store some of this Bio-diesel i'm making and i'm going to raffle off some full tanks of fuel to help pay for the engine and transmission for this swap.  It'll be a good money maker i think.  We all want a tank of fuel, right?  Ok, and here is some awesome entertainment.

it's not bio-diesel BUT it could've been and it's WAY cool. got plenty of records of it's own.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I went to blow off some steam and get my weekly relaxation. I decided i'm going to start making a lot more videos and content in general of the Subaru. This was everyone can watch the car change instead of reading a bunch of my nonsense all the time. Next month i'll get my GoPro and quality will be much higher. Until then, i'm going to start using a camera person instead of driving and video taping. I'd be able to drive a lot faster and the video will look way better. I had a lot of fun today though. Demoralized a 5 door protege while shooting one of those videos. It's a home-field advantage though, i've been driving that road for almost 10 years now, i know every bump on it. I'm not sure there are many people on the planet, if any, faster than me on that road. Hopefully by next summer we can start having some enthusiast meets and cruises. On a side note, i just scored a 55 gal. hot water heater, going to use it to make myself some Bio-diesel. Going to do some raffles and see if i can start raising the dollars needed for this project.

Friday, November 11, 2011

just filling these pages with text and other people's videos is getting old. So, been thinking maybe i'll order some of the things the car needs other than the engine and trans. and start getting some more content up here. The struts are WAY blown on that thing, so step one will be tracking down some WRX struts to put on the RS so it'll be ready for the feel inserts. Now, i'm hoping i can find some low mileage ones so i can ride those for awhile, those feel inserts are awesome and way cheaper than rally coil-overs, but i don't have an extra G layin' around at the moment. So, one step at a time. Step one, Struts, step two, rear diff. and hubs. Then brakes, then strut inserts...somewhere along the way, the EE20 and mt6. what a wonderful pair. This thing is going to rock the world.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I'm getting very excited about this project. I have been for some time actually. It's been slow getting things rollin', but i'm still pushin', and it will pick up speed soon. Being a salesman, going out and trying to convince people to give up their money for you, is a skill for sure. One i don't yet have, but every person i approach gives me a little more practice. But, this is an automotive blog about let's talk about that. Through i will be able to have the car on a racetrack almost every single month out of the year. I am starting to feel like everyday that car isn't done is a day i'm losing out on to become a better driver. In the end, that's my dream...i want to be a driver, i want to compete. This car will provide a great platform. It will be reliable with the r180 rear end and late model 6mt transmission, running late model axles, the drivetrain should be solid. The engine will start at stock specs., and built up from season to season, so it should be at least two seasons before any major issues with that. I'm looking forward to really showing people the potential of this car, and how efficient it can be in terms of limiting waste while we race. That's what this whole project is about, proving that this sport serves a purpose beyond advertising Viagra, Nextel and provides inspiration and motivation, it provides heroic battles of nerves, man and machine. This little Subaru is going to do just that. Now...just finding some money to get it and keep it on track...we'll be all good. Here is a video of the competition of the future ;)

p.s. i just had a genius idea that was so in front of my face it didn't occur to me to PROVE my car's ability to advertise. That's what i'm trying to sell here right? good advertisement. I'm just going to start building the car and and start my video series and then they can see that people want this car! alright, that's all for now. Here's a sick video of the gobstopper, my petrol powered benchmark.