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#276 kanurys

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:26 AM

Read the earlier posts... Air box, etc

#277 rpholz

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:32 AM

I have been reading it, must of missed that bit.

270something post..... I'm not that curious

#278 Subruise

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:27 AM

its worth it to read this thread. its educational. he used the ej hvac system. besides, its not like youre gonna get a fullsize spare in there anyways, its a big wagon, with big wheels.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

Very nice hood latch, radiator & condenser mount setup you got there! What will you do for vitals protection? Expanded metal for the grill?
Or go for the 'Road Warrior' grill - many 1/4 x 1" horizontal steel flat stock bars on edge? ;) Just kidding of course.


Thank you. I have some 1/4 x 1/4 mesh that I will fasten to the .5'' tubes that run down in front of the condensor. I am still going to run the factory grill and little trim piece that goes under the headlights and grill. I am also going to buy a 8000lb winch hopefully sooner than later and build a bumper around that.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

Its the right sender. I mean it won't show accurate speed because of the different final drive and the larger tires.


Cool, thats expected. I will primarily read speed off of GPS (still need to mount).

I have yet to wire the fuel guage but its on the to do list.

#281 JacksonRally

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

Awesome work,

Curious as to why you pushed the firewall foward on the spare tire area tho


Yeah what Subruise said, I installed the 2001 hvac unit under the dash and it was a bit larger than the 87 unit. Its plug and play with the 01 harness and I really, really want meaning full air conditioning.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

Yesterday I tried to mount/adapt one of the 3 fuel pumps I have but nothing worked. A few minutes later I found an externally mounted Walbro 255lph on Amazon and placed my order. That and exhaust then I will be ready to fire her up :D:D:D:D:D:D

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

Thank you. I have some 1/4 x 1/4 mesh that I will fasten to the .5'' tubes that run down in front of the condensor. I am still going to run the factory grill and little trim piece that goes under the headlights and grill. I am also going to buy a 8000lb winch hopefully sooner than later and build a bumper around that.


Good ideas! All it would take is an ironwood branch to ruin your trip off road. I have a 6000lb winch to add to my 87 GL front bumper. :cool:

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

What winch are you looking at that is 6000lb?

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

What winch are you looking at that is 6000lb?


Already have this one:
http://www.harborfre...rake-68141.html

Will mount this winch to my SJR front bumper.
Feel that even with another 4" of lift & frame for divorced t-case, etc it will be enough. If it breaks then I'll consider another brand. They're pretty much all made on the "right" coast of the Pacific these days. :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

I got my fuel pump in the mail. I had the option to order it with fittings for another $10 but only one of the 2 fittings they were including were correct. Plus they are just brass barb fittings with crush/sealing washers. I think today I will go into town and get the correct fittings. I need to toss my still complete exhaust y pipe on my brothers Foresters to get it to pass smog, once thats done I will cut them up and build my exhaust. Next go round he will need to find a set of cats.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:28 PM

I was driving my brothers Forester on Friday running around getting parts for the GL when 2 miles from my house the motor let go. Its had a rod knock on start up for some time now. 

 

Pulled motor out of Forester sunday morning.....now sits next to GL waiting to be finished also

 

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Got a little wiring sorted out for the headlights and other aux lighting. Im going to clean this up and make a weather resistant box for the wiring.

 

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

this is sad news for the forester:( i hope its something simple and not in need of a new long block!!

 

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#289 JacksonRally

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

Plans for saturday

 

-build exhaust

-turn key

-start engine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:55 PM

Is that really enough support (one bolt ber side on a round bar) for an off-road strut tower brace?  I've been minimally thinking of building one for my legacy, and if yours is stout enought that looks like a slick way to go, but I have reservations. 

Or is it a temp fit with reinforcements coming?

 

 

I was all ready to paint the new stuff the other day and realized I didnt have a hood latch any more. So I put off the paint a few hours and figured out how to mount the factory latch. It seems to work a little better than before :cool:

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

Is that really enough support (one bolt ber side on a round bar) for an off-road strut tower brace?  I've been minimally thinking of building one for my legacy, and if yours is stout enought that looks like a slick way to go, but I have reservations. 

Or is it a temp fit with reinforcements coming?

If you look at where the spare used to go you can see a rusty piece of angle there, this is where I am going to tie in 2 more tubes to triangulate the whole deal. But its been in its current state for a few years.



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:16 PM

She has fired up!  :D



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

It's a really good feeling right after the first start.

I really like how your wagon has turned out!
Keep up the good work.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

Woot! Can't wait for a video



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

Woohoo!

Stoked to see it getting finished up

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

Ahhhh yes its a great feeling knowing that she fired up. The motor seems sound, but got a idle issue. Threw 3 codes that have to do with manufacture set idle, air and fuel settings. It fires right up and hits 1500rpm then down to 200rpm then back up and down....etc. Eventually it dies. 

 

Short list to get it road worthy:

 

-front brakelines/bleed

-headlights

-skid plate

-tie rod ends/align

 

Its pretty darn close. But at the same time there is a laundry list of things to do to be trail ready.....it never ends



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

Here are the codes I am getting right now.

p1510

p1516

p1102

 

thats all I know



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

I think the only ones I need to worry about is the 1510 and 1516, those are for the idle air valve deal. Not sure whats going on with it cause I put another one in and still same issue....



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:53 PM



If you look at where the spare used to go you can see a rusty piece of angle there, this is where I am going to tie in 2 more tubes to triangulate the whole deal. But its been in its current state for a few years.

If you look at where the spare used to go you can see a rusty piece of angle there, this is where I am going to tie in 2 more tubes to triangulate the whole deal. But its been in its current state for a few years.


aaah, yes. gotcha.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

Ugh, still not idling correctly. I need to check the signal from ecu to IACV but dont really know how. I do not have a voltmeter or the sweet skills to know what to check. I would like to get her road ready as we may be heading to Utah (.....Suparu.....) next month instead of Laughlin, NV. 


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