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#26 JacksonRally

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 06:15 PM

Borrowed a camera and took some pictures. Car is lifted on the lift.

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Sweet free Subaru Nardi steering wheel

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Motor mess

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 01:51 PM

Got the heads over to the machine shop for cleaning and resurfacing. Head gasket kit, time belt kit and new water pump should be here next week :banana: maybe running shortly thereafter.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 02:16 PM

wow you should start building lift kits. Excellent craftsmanship.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 03:27 PM

wow you should start building lift kits. Excellent craftsmanship.



Naw, I will only make for myself. I really can't wait to get her up and running. I tore my WRX apart late Nov. and have been riding my bicycle since then....really really need a running car again.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:02 PM

Looks like excellent work!!! Keep us posted on your progress!

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 12:30 AM

Thats the way to go with the struts.............
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I had Will make me a set like that too............

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 12:18 PM

Thats the way to go with the struts.............
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I had Will make me a set like that too............

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Yeah once I saw yours I thought...well now that makes sense. I had enough scrap in the shop and went for it.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 05:22 PM

Yeah once I saw yours I thought...well now that makes sense. I had enough scrap in the shop and went for it.


How bad of an explosion can occur from welding gas charged shocks?

Hope we don't find out.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 12:26 AM

How bad of an explosion can occur from welding gas charged shocks?

Hope we don't find out.


There is a certain way to do it....like NOT welding on the charged shock body. Not sure if you can see it that well in the pic, but this is why I welded the 2'' tube to the lower spring perch. The 2''x.095 fits nice and snug around the lower end of the shock, then I slide a 1.75''x.095 tube into the 2'' which also keyed nice and snug over the very bottom of the shock. I also welded about an inch at a time and cooled it with shop air to not over heat and expand the air inside the shock.

Guess I should have took pics of the process. Please don't try this at home.

On another note.....just got done welding up the rear diff :lol:

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 03:38 PM

Got the rear diff buttoned up. I also drilled and tapped the hole where the factory vent went. I drilled to 1/2 and tapped 9/16 fine for a -6an o-ring fitting and ran approx. 3' of -6 pushloc line over and up to the fuel filler tube. Next I need to extend the breather on the trans which is just the fill tube.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:36 PM

Steering extension completed. Should be picking up some pipe tomorrow for the front strut lift. Then I can put her back on all fours.

I guess my motor guy is gone for a week, so I have to wait to get my heads back along with my gaskets.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:48 PM

I am in the process of building my lifts.. i did my back struts this way and it works great! I was wondering of you could do the same in the front..?

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 08:20 PM

I am in the process of building my lifts.. i did my back struts this way and it works great! I was wondering of you could do the same in the front..?

been done.........in the front too.......

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:34 AM

Everything is in :banana:

Should be able to reassemble the motor this weekend.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 08:08 PM

Weekend already failed :mad: My o-rings for the oil pump was left out of a parts order that took a few days to get. So go to the local NAPA and well, no luck. They say they cannot even get it. So I try to buy upper and lower radiator hoses, acc. belts, and an oil filter.....all they had was the oil filter. So unless I find something on a Saturday in the land of new Subarus, I may have to wait another fricken week.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:58 AM

It might not be oem but I used a corresponding o-ring from the local store and it was just too big in the right way and sucked down pat. I got the 5pack for 2bucks.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:39 AM

Weekend already failed :mad: My o-rings for the oil pump was left out of a parts order that took a few days to get. So go to the local NAPA and well, no luck. They say they cannot even get it. So I try to buy upper and lower radiator hoses, acc. belts, and an oil filter.....all they had was the oil filter. So unless I find something on a Saturday in the land of new Subarus, I may have to wait another fricken week.


The line code and part number for the "mickey mouse" o-ring from Napa is ATM LA650. It is listed as "Oil Pump Mounting Gasket". My search showed over 100 of them in the various Napa distribution centers around the country and that particular supplier has over 400 more so they should be able to get one. The seal number from Napa should be NOS 7205 and the o-ring should be available like Yo'J mentioned above. Beck Arnley 039-6320 Oil Pump Install Kit should be available also, but a dealer would still probably be your best bet.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 12:10 AM

Thanks guys. I found a Victor Reinz PN and it will be in on Monday. Other than that I got the heads on....buttoned up to the valve covers. Oh and installed new water pump.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:55 PM

Looks like I will have some time to put the motor back in tomorrow. If all goes well I may be trailering it out to the desert this weekend. We already have a trip planned and I probably won't have time to get it registered and smogged so I will just tow it out for the weekend....hopefully.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:03 AM

been done.........in the front too.......


do you have to lengthen your lower control arms......

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:10 AM

do you have to lengthen your lower control arms......



I personally will be making blocks for the top of the strut. But to lengthen the bottom portion of the strut and retain proper geometry you will have to lengthen the LCA, and need to make sure there is enough plunge in the inboard CV for the longer arm. If not longer axles will be needed. This is what I did on my WRX wagon. Luckily I was able to get sedan axles which are longer than wagon so I extended the arms 3/4'' per side.


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Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:26 AM

Dude! Mad fab skilz! I could make mine look like that but only out of wood!

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:33 AM

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You made lower arms for the 'ol EA82 also? SIQ!!

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:57 AM

You made lower arms for the 'ol EA82 also? SIQ!!



Nope, those pics are from my WRX. But I will eventually :banana:

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:21 PM

She is finally on all fours. I was able to finish the front strut lift blocks. The car runs and drives. I only drove it around the shop parking lot still running on 2 studs per wheel. Later that day I got the hubs over to my machinist for drilling. I also re-routed the stock exhaust so it runs along the pass floor board then crosses over the rear beam/driveshaft instead of under. Still needs a few things, including front axles :mad:




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