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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:30 PM
Everything just rusts away there....
Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:46 PM
I think we need to keep these rust free examples AWAY from the midwest
Everything just rusts away there....
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.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:18 PM
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
Idler bearings were also torn down and repacked with synthetic grease.
Its getting close! :cool:
Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:10 PM
Got the new flywheel and clutch installed.
100% new coolant/heater/radiator hoses. Intake and carb installed. Dizzy and wires installed and timed by eye.
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.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:17 PM
Nice color choices - not too 'loud'.
Very good work you got going there. Congrats!
Edited by czny, 06 October 2012 - 08:20 PM.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:30 PM
We'll get there
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
Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:11 PM
At least the back seat gets used for something!
Hello empty bay.
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 08 October 2012 - 05:56 AM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:55 AM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:23 PM
let me know if you want to get rid of the 4 speed too.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:11 PM
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"
All Bronze items were painted with Duplicolor wheel paint.
Color is "bronze" :-p
Valve covers and air cleaner painted using Rustoleum Painters Touch
Color is "Spa Blue"
Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:58 PM
Its starting to look like I know whats going on
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....
Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:32 PM
Both sides were torn down. Fresh ball joints, fresh (sealed) wheel bearings (still waiting on outer seals), and everything stripped down and repainted.
Subframe got a fresh coat too. Might as well...
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.
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
Removed the valve covers and all rockers were tight. Lifters are doing their job :cool:
Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:46 PM
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.
Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:42 PM
It is still a Subaru though
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.
New Empi axles installed, and front end assembled... Just have castle nut pins to install.
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.
And the rest of the evening was spent cleaning. Who else details fire walls????
I thought this was a cool pic too.
Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:30 AM
Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:00 PM
Tow hooks were cleaner and re-painted.
And with the help of a couple of buddies, it went back in.
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 20 October 2012 - 11:07 PM
Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:21 AM
I do clean work because I HATE working on filthy cars.
That, and I hate doing things twice. Do it once, do it right!
Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:35 PM
Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:42 PM
Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:07 PM
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.
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.
Speaking of reverse.... I guess I got the trans wiring correct
test run of the new gauge.
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 22 October 2012 - 06:16 PM
Thanks for the update.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:47 PM
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