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Old 10-28-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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TR-42 build. Non e30 content. Subaru powered.

For the longest time my dad and I were looking at the Ariel Atom. Year after year we put money into the "atom fund," and yet the fund was still thousands of dollars short. I found a Porsche mechanic in Kentucky who builds these things. We got in contact with him and a few weeks later we sent him a deposit. This was a month or so ago. He is still building the frame for us and putting together the STI engine. The car will arrive to us on a trailer with the engine separate. We are still searching for a matching trans and a few other goodies. I will keep this thread updated!


Raw frame, ready for powder coat.



Frame powder coated (satin black)





The engine.... Forged eagle rods, forged JE pistions, ACL race main and rod bearings. We'll be running 450+ hp. Completely unnecessary, but will be oh so fun.













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Here's how the motor will sit








Still looking for a nice wheel setup. This will be CA street legal and will see the track...we have been looking at the Enkei RPF1. Any suggestions would be great for wheels. Bolt pattern is 5x114.

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Old 10-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #2
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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Wait, CA street legal? What would it be registered as? (Not being ignorant, I'm really curious)

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Old 10-28-2012, 02:22 PM   #4
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Thank you guys!!
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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this is so cool. gratz on the build.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:23 PM   #6
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:06 PM   #7
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I think this thread has a few pics of your car in it. Anyway, I just read through this entire thread. And I think everyone else here should too. This ish is awesome!!!

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2093090
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:17 PM   #8
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That one on nasoic isn't ours. He built that for a guy named Marty I believe. This one will be a bit different.

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Old 10-28-2012, 05:41 PM   #9
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glorious. i await updates.

the rpf-1 is a really great rim. hard to beat for the weight and price.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:23 PM   #10
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awesome, keep us updated
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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yeah this is really fantastic.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:39 PM   #12
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:01 PM   #13
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whoa.

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:44 AM   #14
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Thanks guys! I'll be keeping this thread updated for sure We are expecting to have the frame/motor in our hands by the end of November. I'll have more pictures soon however.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:34 PM   #15
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Sub'd, great low center gravity powerplant!
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