Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

North Idaho GL


  • Please log in to reply
161 replies to this topic

#51 Idasho

Idasho

    Lost in the woods....

  • Members
  • 959 posts
  • North ID

Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:30 PM

I think we need to keep these rust free examples AWAY from the midwest :D


Everything just rusts away there.... :popcorn:

#52 TheLoyale

TheLoyale

    Safariwagon: The Legend

  • Members
  • 6,714 posts
  • Waukesha, WI

Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:46 PM

I think we need to keep these rust free examples AWAY from the midwest :D


Everything just rusts away there.... :popcorn:


Cause nobody tries to take care of them before that happens. Had mind for almost 7yrs, hasn't really rusted any more then it had before, just the same old spots. I'm managing it pretty well.

#53 Idasho

Idasho

    Lost in the woods....

  • Members
  • 959 posts
  • North ID

Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:18 PM

Got a bit more done this afternoon.

The Subaru is officially down for service. Lots of stuff getting transferred from the old motor to the new. Not before being hit with bronze though :clap:

Idler bearings were also torn down and repacked with synthetic grease.

Its getting close! :cool:

Posted Image

#54 Idasho

Idasho

    Lost in the woods....

  • Members
  • 959 posts
  • North ID

Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:10 PM

Lots of assembly today, and the old motor was finally pulled. I needed the flywheel bolts :D

Got the new flywheel and clutch installed.

Posted Image

100% new coolant/heater/radiator hoses. Intake and carb installed. Dizzy and wires installed and timed by eye.

Posted Image

And Im still on the look out for a plug for the bellhousing. A forum member dropped on the mail for me (fast and cheap), but it is the wrong one.

Dont know what this one goes too... Its in great shape!

So if anyone has one, PLEASE let me know. :headbang:

Posted Image

#55 czny

czny

    USMB is life!

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 338 posts
  • Azusa, California

Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:17 PM

That's a timing hole plug for an EA82.

Nice color choices - not too 'loud'. ;)

Very good work you got going there. Congrats!

Edited by czny, 06 October 2012 - 08:20 PM.


#56 Idasho

Idasho

    Lost in the woods....

  • Members
  • 959 posts
  • North ID

Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:30 PM

Thanks.

We'll get there :popcorn:


Crappy about the plug.... I guess it will go on the "shelf of mystery" in the shop.

Random stuff that I just dont dare toss :D

#57 Idasho

Idasho

    Lost in the woods....

  • Members
  • 959 posts
  • North ID

Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

5-speed swap has begun :headbang:

Posted Image

At least the back seat gets used for something!

Posted Image

bye-bye 4-speed :Flame:

Posted Image

Hello empty bay. :brow:

Posted Image

And working out trans cross-member mounts. Looks as if the ea81 mounts DO WORK, but I think Ill push to the ea82 mounts simply because they are superior. A bit of fab work to do...

Posted Image

#58 987687

987687

    Rally Suby!

  • Members
  • 3,550 posts
  • Northern Maine

Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:56 AM

Dude, I absolutely love this build and I'm insanely jealous. That's fantastic work you're doing there. I'm always excited when there are updates to this thread. :D

#59 O.C.D.

O.C.D.

    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Validating
  • 690 posts
  • Colorado Springs

Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:55 AM

Might have been covered but what paint for the block/tranny please.

#60 wallaby

wallaby

    USMB Regular

  • Bronze Subscribers
  • 155 posts
  • clarkston,wa

Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:23 PM

4 speed mounts work just fine with the 5 speed, i had to space down the crossmember about 1/4" but it basicly bolted right in, i used all the EA82 interior stuff as well console, shifter boot, etc. there is a way to use the 4 speed stuf and keep the stock console.
let me know if you want to get rid of the 4 speed too.

#61 Idasho

Idasho

    Lost in the woods....

  • Members
  • 959 posts
  • North ID

Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:11 PM

Thanks for the props guys. Im enjoying this build too :headbang:

Wallaby, PM me about the trans. ;)

Might have been covered but what paint for the block/tranny please.


Engine and trans were primed with a metal etching primer and painted with Duplicolor engine paint.

Color is "Cast Coat Aluminum"
Posted Image

All Bronze items were painted with Duplicolor wheel paint.

Color is "bronze" :-p
Posted Image

Valve covers and air cleaner painted using Rustoleum Painters Touch

Color is "Spa Blue"
Posted Image

#62 Idasho

Idasho

    Lost in the woods....

  • Members
  • 959 posts
  • North ID

Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:58 PM

Well, it seems that if you leave a freshly built EA81 and a dual range 5-speed together long enough they... uh... mate :popcorn:

Posted Image


Its starting to look like I know whats going on :D



Next up is to fill the crank case with oil and crank her over using the starter. Once the hydro-lifters are primed, I can go about double checking valve clearances, and we might see this engine go into the car... maybe.... :burnout:

#63 Idasho

Idasho

    Lost in the woods....

  • Members
  • 959 posts
  • North ID

Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:32 PM

So I was going to just clean things up on the front suspension, but I found one bad ball joint, so I attacked it full force.

Both sides were torn down. Fresh ball joints, fresh (sealed) wheel bearings (still waiting on outer seals), and everything stripped down and repainted.

Posted Image

Subframe got a fresh coat too. Might as well...

Posted Image

And since Im still waiting on wheel seals, I turned back to the motor. I installed a cheap pressure gauge to watch as I primed the oil system for the first time. Then I filled her up with some fresh oil.

Posted Image

This is a hydro-motor, and I shaved the heads, so I loosened the rocker arms 1-turn, then put the valve covers on.

And with the starter wired up to the battery on the bench, the motor was cranked over for the first time. After three 10-second intervals of cranking the starter, oil pressure jumped to 75PSI :headbang:

Removed the valve covers and all rockers were tight. Lifters are doing their job :cool:

Posted Image

#64 TajMan

TajMan

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 236 posts
  • SLC, UT

Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

NICE
clean build

I hope it does and want to know if it stays so clean, or if it develops the beginning of slow oil leaks/seepage through seals/gaskets.

I completely re-gasketed two different ea81 engines before re-installation (new valve cover g's (2), new oil pan g, crankshaft front and rear main seals).. but after installed and running again, there was already immediately oil seepage/slow leaking which stared to occur. A lot of which I just chalked up to old engine/seal designs from the 70's being not quite up to par..

Edited by TajMan, 17 October 2012 - 09:52 PM.


#65 Idasho

Idasho

    Lost in the woods....

  • Members
  • 959 posts
  • North ID

Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:42 PM

I hope it stays relatively clean too. The only cork gaskets used in this build are the valve cover gaskets. And those were coated with UltraGrey prior to installing. Felpro perma-torque headgaskets. No oil pan seal, and all other seals are Subaru. Front main, rear main, brand new oil pump, brand new water pump, etc...

It is still a Subaru though :D

Lots more done this evening. Mostly elbow-grease....

I finished adjusting the hydro valves, installed spark plugs and wires.

I got the trans wiring figured out and finished.
Posted Image

New Empi axles installed, and front end assembled... Just have castle nut pins to install.

Posted Image

The motor will be installed with the trans attached, so the car got a lift. Safe lift. I refuse to be under a car during something like a motor install using jack stands. Luckily I have a gantry crane, so I can hoist the motor very high to make it work.

Posted Image

And the rest of the evening was spent cleaning. Who else details fire walls???? :D

I thought this was a cool pic too.

Posted Image

#66 TheLoyale

TheLoyale

    Safariwagon: The Legend

  • Members
  • 6,714 posts
  • Waukesha, WI

Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:30 AM

This is moist as hell. Gotta step up my game a little. :-p

#67 Idasho

Idasho

    Lost in the woods....

  • Members
  • 959 posts
  • North ID

Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:56 AM

Thanks :burnout:

#68 Idasho

Idasho

    Lost in the woods....

  • Members
  • 959 posts
  • North ID

Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:00 PM

After the firewall and tunnel were cleaned, the tunnel got a heavy coat of rubberized undercoat.

Posted Image

Tow hooks were cleaner and re-painted.

Posted Image

And with the help of a couple of buddies, it went back in. :headbang:

Posted Image

Posted Image

And to be 100% clear, the ea81 mounts did work, but I DID have to widen the holes in the subframe. Each one was widened 1/2 inch or so.

For now Ill run the ea81 mounts. If they dont hold up Ill swap to the ea82.

Posted Image

#69 belacane

belacane

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 279 posts
  • New Orleans, LA

Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:07 PM

I'm gonna join the choir and say HOLY WOW! that is seriously stunning work!you give me something to aspire to. Can't wait to see more!

#70 Idasho

Idasho

    Lost in the woods....

  • Members
  • 959 posts
  • North ID

Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:21 AM

Thanks belacane.

I do clean work because I HATE working on filthy cars. :D

That, and I hate doing things twice. Do it once, do it right!

#71 6 Star

6 Star

    Boxer Nostalgic

  • Members
  • 981 posts
  • South Seattle, WA

Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:35 PM

I always love a build with attention to detail, keep up the good work. :headbang:

#72 bratman18

bratman18

    ADIDASubarus

  • Members
  • 3,457 posts
  • Jefferson, Maine

Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

I agree. I love it when someone takes the time to do things right, and keep it looking as clean and "factory" as possible. Keep up the good work!

#73 Idasho

Idasho

    Lost in the woods....

  • Members
  • 959 posts
  • North ID

Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:07 PM

Thanks guys. Im getting closer with this.... lots of misc things done today. Though I was only able to get a couple of hours in. Lots of electrical work, and simple reassembly. AC compressor installed, battery installed.

Working on shift linkage. 4wd rod extended, and both the support rod and shift rod shortened by 2 1/2 inches. The goal is to make it look factory from in the cabin. No swapping consoles here.

Posted Image

Its close, still have some work to do. The support rod needs to be rotated to the right a few degrees to make hitting reverse easier. Then the shifter rod will be fabricated.

Posted Image

Speaking of reverse.... I guess I got the trans wiring correct :D

Posted Image

test run of the new gauge.

Posted Image

And started on the center support bearing mounts.

I got to here and realized that the front seats need to come out to do it right... So this where I ended for the night...

Posted Image

#74 O.C.D.

O.C.D.

    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Validating
  • 690 posts
  • Colorado Springs

Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:16 PM

Fun when you want to keep going but have to stop. I end up staying up way too late and suffering at work all the time cause of Subaru's, lol.

Thanks for the update.

#75 Idasho

Idasho

    Lost in the woods....

  • Members
  • 959 posts
  • North ID

Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

Ive been lucky lately, the wife has been out of town. So I get home, pop a frozen pizza in the oven, surf the web, eat dinner, then retreat to the shop until I feel like going to bed :D




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users