McMatty

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McMatty last won the day on July 22 2020

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About McMatty

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    1999 Legacy GTB
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    Rotorua

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  1. A chance has come about to do a dash swap in my BH legacy with a V7 STI dash and was just wondering if anyone here has done it before? Anything that ill need? and wiring wise which parts do i have to merge and which parts will swap over? I know the basics of what ill need being, dash, cluster, hvac system, airbags, steering wheel and wiring. Main reason im wanting to do the swap is because i want to single turbo swap a Rev B wagon but want to use all the goodies like pink injectors and not have to mess with my motor again changing over the timing system and intake, plus id be able to use a V7 ecu meaning i can either tune it or get a plug in later down the line.
  2. Bought a new turbo for the B4 yesterday, a vf23, and bought some 18's for it today. After seeing them on the car, theyre too big but they were cheap so eh why not, they still look better than the 16's. If onky they cleared the 4 pots. Now I need spacers for the front. Sent from my SM-G980F using Tapatalk
  3. Is the car allowed to be multiple different colors? If so i can try find a good spot for the barely driven driveway warrior Sent from my SM-G980F using Tapatalk
  4. If only it was that simple. First payment was supposed to come in on Monday. No money, checked again today. still nothing. So i called the ministry of justice and asked what the next step was. Turns out that the attachment order was served on the 12th of June. On the 18th of June she filed for the benefit. So we can all see the problem there. So back to the court i went. I had to file yet another attachment order in order to get money from her benefit. But i didn't stop there, i don't really want to say what else i've done in case in case she is lurking on here, she is pretty into her cars so it wouldn't surprise me if she's on every forum. What i can say is that its totally legal because the court provides it as an option. As much as i have been told to drop it. Im not stepping away and id like to thank all of you for supporting me to do this. Oh and for those counting. The bill is now almost $4000
  5. Right, so a little update for those who care. I've finally filed an attachment order to be put onto her pay and its been approved. The business shes works for has been ordered to deduct $50 a week from her pay and send it to me. From my calculations thats 72 weeks if the payments are all made and on time which means I might have some spending money for Christmas next year. The attachment order states that its up to me to make sure payments are coming in so a few calls to her place of work might be made. And while $3580 might not be a whole hell of a lot to be fighting over for the time its taken and will continue to take. i think an example needs to be made so the next person doesn't get let off so easily. Sent from my SM-G980F using Tapatalk
  6. Pretty common, wouldn't really worry about it all that much if its not dripping out or too excessive. Its just from the engine oil breather venting into the pre turbo intake pipe then being pushed up into the intercooler. Sent from my SM-G980F using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks to the power of Instagram I've actually found where she works, so I'll be adding an attachment order to her pay once this whole lockdown thing is done with Sent from my SM-G980F using Tapatalk
  8. Sounds like a plan! As long as they can find her Sent from my SM-G980F using Tapatalk
  9. Don't suppose they're around the bay of plenty area? Sent from my SM-G980F using Tapatalk
  10. In the end she was told she owes me $3350 and she has done a runner, I'm at the point where its really worn me out and I don't know whether its worth continuing to fight for it, its been months now and nothing Sent from my SM-G980F using Tapatalk
  11. Ripped out the whole interior bar the dash, and headliner. Was a smoker's car and I have a car with full interior to swap over anyway so why not. Found some money, a lot of smoke items and some drug paraphernalia. Also found this, it's my drivers seat mount, another thing to fix Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
  12. Fit a vf30 as a replacement to the old blown vf24, changed TPS due to a dead spot in the revs, fit the exhaust and took it for a drive around the yard at work. Now to figure out the boost controller issue (just running wastegate pressure so power is very linear) maybe put a fuel pump in it any suggestions on pumps? and take it for a wheel alignment then stick it in the shed to wait for a tune
  13. Got the top mount on today, fixed vac issues, found why it was miss firing, turns out the cam sprockets are different between rev b and d so swapped them, re sort timing, got it running mint. Gave it a rev and smoke everywhere. Turbo doesnt sound good either so that's just another thing I have to replace, fml. It's actually so bad that apart from the exhaust being off it's the only thing preventing me driving it home. Have sorted a VF30 and better top mount just need the funds. Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
  14. God, where do i start? Tuesday finished work at lunch, parked the car in the empty bay at work and tore the entire front end of the B4 apart, engine, gearbox, front subframe, arms, everything, all out. It took all Wednesday and Thursday swapping over whatever i needed from the Rev D motor to my Rev B motor from my old Legacy while also doing an ST conversion. Worked Friday so no work done on car. Saturday was 2 trips to Te Puke (Roughy an hour from me) to visit Jeremy from Subiedoo Spares to get bits. got the new front subframe all put back together and put engine and gearbox onto it. This morning slid the drivetrain under and lifted into place. fit everything. fit rev D intake and basically got the car running. Runs pretty badly because the top mount isnt on i havent sorted a couple vac lines but runs. Found everything different between the rev B and D bolt ons. Honestly didn't realise how much was actually different between the two engines and if i didnt have some parts already as well as the motor that came out to steal hoses and sensors from this wouldn't have been possible. @A_J_T I cant thank you enough. You've been great dealing with my random texts to explain the ST swap to me. I definitely owe you a beer. Car currently only has a down pipe on and sounds absolutely vicious but cant go on the road till the exhaust, top mount and brakes are sorted so at work it stays. 10/10 would not recommend with the time constraints i had and the fact that work had to be delayed on the car because i couldn't get some parts due to public holidays. However 10/10 would do again. It was fun.
  15. I thought about doing that nut decided to take the high road. Nothing ever gets sorted by doing that but it also seems nothing gets sorted doing it the right way Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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