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Old 12-01-2012, 08:40 AM   #256
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Some major milestones today....


Inside the nice dry, warm garage!




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Like this build!

On a side note, what is that base your big vise is mounted on in this pic? Is that a piston from a ship of something? What's it weigh?
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:25 PM   #257
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Really??

Great project Hodaka! I am about 85% of the way through my restoration/modification project on my Tristar Syncro and I am glad to see other T3 enthusiasts out there on ADV.
Very cool...any links to some pics?

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:26 PM   #258
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Hodakaguy, thanks for sharing your project,
your a true craftsman on many levels
cant wait to see the Westie rollin out!

FWIW I was gonna suggest to get some gaiters for your shock piston rods,
it wont be long before sand and stones damage the rods,
and then they will be leaking, seen this more than a few times.
offroad stores have them.
Thanks. Yeah the dust gators would be a good idea, especially when you get into abrasive gumbo mud like you do in NV.

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:27 PM   #259
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Like this build!

On a side note, what is that base your big vise is mounted on in this pic? Is that a piston from a ship of something? What's it weigh?

Yep, it's a piston out of a Ingersol Rand KVS 26CT Engine. This one was over limits on out of round and was pulled. The bare piston weighs 400lbs so it makes a nice solid vice stand.

Here's a few pics.

The piston has two threaded holes in the dome of the piston that are used for attaching a pulling tool to remove the piston from the engine. I just cut a piece of plate and drilled two holes so I could attach the plate to the piston with bolts....worked great.




This is the KVS 26 engine, it's rated at 1000 HP at 330 RPM and drives two integral double acting compressors. This engine is used to compress natural gas on a pipeline and is the smallest engine/compressor on the pipeline.




Inside the KVS crank case taking crank thrust readings. The power rods are removed in this pic so the power pin is wrapped in cardboard to keep it from getting scratched.




Here's a few pics of one of the larger units, It's a Clark 12 Cyl two cycle engine driving three double acting compressors, it's rated at 4500 HP at 300 RPM.









I have more pictures of the Clark here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=hodakaguy

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:28 PM   #260
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Progress has been pretty slow lately as I've been working a lot and playing with other hobbies :-). It's now time to start getting focused again and make up some ground.

Got a little work done today.

Some trimming is in order to give a little more clearance for the wiring harness. I will trim off the area marked in red that sits right below where the electrical box will go.




Here you can see the piece trimmed off (I will add rubber molding on the edge) and the electrical box back in place. Here wiring has been started, quite a lit of soldering and heat shrinking today.




Re-installed the tail lights and the rear side marker lights. Before re-installing I cleaned all connections and placed a nice thick layer of dielectric grease on all connections to keep them corrosion free and working for years to come




Had to notch the fuel tank strap to give proper clearance for the main starter cable on the TDI starter. I used POR15 on the bare metal and will seal it again before moving on.




Hopefully progress will pick up and the thread will be updated more often :-)

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:34 PM   #261
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Had to laugh at myself today. I saw a Syncro in a parking lot...so I drove around it to see if had been modified like yours has

Nope. But it looked almost brand new
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:43 PM   #262
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Had to laugh at myself today. I saw a Syncro in a parking lot...so I drove around it to see if had been modified like yours has

Nope. But it looked almost brand new
There are a lot of them out there with Subaru conversions, I find myself noticing them a lot more now that I own one

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Old 12-02-2012, 05:43 PM   #263
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Taillights and side markers installed with new stainless hardware.




Time to get the freshly powder coated rear axles together, new Lobro CV joints and boot sets ready to go.




A quick trip to a friends house to use his awesome press....oh yeah, this will make it sooooo easy.




Pressing on the new CV joints with the help of a properly sized Snap-On socket :-). The splines were lubed with Moly before pressing the CV's on.




Axles assembled. I will leave the band clamps loose until the axles are bolted in place to make sure there is no twist on them.




The CV's will be packed with a quality synthetic grease when I'm ready to mount them up, until then they will be stored.




Got some misc wiring accomplished today as well, wired the starter up and worked on arranging other misc wiring. Lot's more to go.

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #264
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Yep, it's a piston out of a Ingersol Rand KVS 26CT Engine. This one was over limits on out of round and was pulled. The bare piston weighs 400lbs so it makes a nice solid vice stand.

Here's a few pics.

The piston has two threaded holes in the dome of the piston that are used for attaching a pulling tool to remove the piston from the engine. I just cut a piece of plate and drilled two holes so I could attach the plate to the piston with bolts....worked great.

Awesome!

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #265
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wanna see this thing operating. Fantastic work.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:52 PM   #266
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Here's a few pics of one of the larger units, It's a Clark 12 Cyl two cycle engine driving three double acting compressors, it's rated at 4500 HP at 300 RPM.







Geeze, port that thing, put some expansion chambers on and it will make some real power.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:06 PM   #267
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Just wondering, any reason why you decided to go with the Subaru instead of doing a TDI swap?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:48 AM   #268
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:57 PM   #269
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Looking good man. Just got back from a 1500+ mile trip around Florida. Think I'm going to start an on-going RR/blog to load pics, stories, and what not.

I have about 10 boxes of parts sitting around waiting to get installed, but I keep leaving for trips or work. Maybe February I'll tackle it.


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Old 12-05-2012, 08:18 PM   #270
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Yep, it's a piston out of a Ingersol Rand KVS 26CT Engine. This one was over limits on out of round and was pulled. The bare piston weighs 400lbs so it makes a nice solid vice stand.

Here's a few pics.

The piston has two threaded holes in the dome of the piston that are used for attaching a pulling tool to remove the piston from the engine. I just cut a piece of plate and drilled two holes so I could attach the plate to the piston with bolts....worked great.




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That's pretty cool! Thanks for the feedback!
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