A racecar Noob, a Sube and the Mexican 1000 Rally

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by oregoncoast, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    Hey Everybody,

    I've been meaning to add my part of the story for some time, and will when I get back from the midwest... For now though, here's a photo from the drive back to San Diego after the M1k. Here's OC executing a beautiful semi-pass on Mex 1. It doesn't get safer then this; no, seriously though, it doesn't.
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    A view from the twisties:

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    Even loaded to the gills on the ride home, Dirty Dorthy still handled everything we could throw at her like a champ...
  2. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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  3. LoJack

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    OK, I'm sorry, but wtf?

    Let's have it! All the lead up and no follow through for us arm chair racers. I know life catches us up with you after spending every available minute on this, but you're leaving us in the dust!

    Let's have it!

    Please?:lurk
  4. Treadless

    Treadless avoiding gravity storms if at all possible

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    I'm assuming that the camping spot is in the same county as your casa, if you really want that beer. :evil :lol3
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  6. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Smells like Bacon

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    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  8. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Smells like Bacon

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    Hey everyone....My motor guy David went in for open heart surgery today and it sounds like it went very well. If you think of it, send some good thoughts his way or prayers if thats your thing too...he is a very religious man and it would be very welcome. The crazy thing is, he was down here on Saturday pulling a motor out of a Subaru Legacy wagon I picked up for parts :eek1

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    And then he spent Monday and Tuesday installing a clutch into my radio sponsor Tim's daughter's car! Insane! He's a good man and I wish him a speedy recovery!! I'll be checking on him Monday. Gotta get him healed up....M1K is only 10 months away! :deal


  9. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Thoughts and prayers sent for David...
  10. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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  11. Treadless

    Treadless avoiding gravity storms if at all possible

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    :wave FYI you're also on my "locals to harass" list. Will touch base when a bit closer. :1drink






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    That should give you plenty of time to finish up this report. :dhorse
  12. LoJack

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    Wow, I hope David has a fast and full recovery. He's a good one to keep around!
  13. Ladybug

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    Prayers being sent to David for a quick recovery.
  14. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Any updates on David's progress?
  15. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Smells like Bacon

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    Thanks for asking Ray. David is surprising all of his doctors. He was awake 2 hours after open heart surgery! :eek1


    He is making a remarkable and quick recovery!
    I thought I would be visiting him in the hospital tomorrow...but he might actually be released in the morning! I will still be heading over and visiting him where ever his butt is.

    I think he is checking here..because he texted me about using a photo of him pulling a motor in shorts! :lol3









  16. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    I'm really wanting to hear what the problem was that resulted in the strut being bent! I am considering doing the Forester strut/spring lift to mine. I wont be driving it like you likely were, mine will just be for camping with the dog and negotiating the semi-truck sized potholes that we have here in Oakland!

    Glad to hear David is recovering well!
  17. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    Team OSR had a great time at the West Coast Subaru Show held in Longview, WA this Saturday with the awesome 2013 Mexican 1000 class winning '97 Subaru Outback:

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    She's still sexy as ever, Dorthy that is, even when she's dirty... OK, I have a confession to make (or maybe it's a plea bargain :rofl) . We took the Subie through the ceremonial mud pit :evil (click on below image to watch video):

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    Forgive the maniacal laughing on my part. I'll explain why below, but as you can see, the OSR Subaru with David at the wheel worked a treat. Back to the explanation though: you gotta hand it to the Subaru faithful. As David and Eric were waiting in line to give a go at the mud pit, about half a dozen folks in pure street cars (meaning lowered and turbo'ed Imprezas and WRXs) launched themselves into the brown abyss with the resolve that only a grizzly bear gets when grabbin' for a salmon . They'd all made it about half way across the arena, at which point the lo-pro tires would start spinning, and the cars would dig themselves in quicker then a Jeep taking a dip in the hot tub in Moab. The suspense was making Ray and I flinch... poor hot turbos getting doused with cold mud!

    Luckily, ADV's very own Noah was there with his totally bitchin' Austrian Pinzgauer 4x4 troop carrier, extricating the fallen tarmac warriors (and they all fought the mud 'til the bitter end):

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    The only car that rocked the boat on mud lake was the one below. Despite tugging at it with pure resolve, the portal-axle equipped Pinzgauger couldn't pull the below impreza out in the bottomless mud. It wasn't the troop carrier's fault, the fallen Impreza was acting like a dredge in the Mississippi. The 4x4 backhoe was called in, and pulled everyone out and the day was saved:

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    It was one heck of a good time... Everyone we met was great, especially the Canadians, which caravan'ed down from all across central Canada. Can't wait 'till next year. :clap
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    Looks like someone was having a lot of fun playing in the mud. :clap
  19. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Smells like Bacon

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    Weird. I woke up Saturday morning and the Subie was gone. Ray said something about working through some issues on the car.....its all so clear now! :1drink

    E tu Cory! :wink:
  20. totensiebush

    totensiebush re-tarded

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    I just read through this thread recently, good read and thanks for the info.

    I recently acquired a freshly totaled 99 Outback with a 4EAT, damage was limited to the front and mostly cosmetic. I'm in the process of building a tube bumper for it, which will get an LED lightbar, as well as some lift, bigger tires, etc. Here's how it currently looks: https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1382040_10101038981454695_230816663_n.jpg although the bumper isn't complete yet - I'm still deciding on 2 vs 3 uprights, and how exactly I should tie it to the core support.

    What're your suggestions for suspension on a budget? I was thinking of doing some 1" spacers and then a little more lift with springs, but might do something else.