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#226 Kevint143

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:38 AM

Thanks! Just signed the paper work for a new house with a two car garage so as soon as we are in the work will start!

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:41 AM

congrats on the house!

 

i just bought a house with a garage last march, still havent moved in or got the garage usable yet...... stupid renovations and no money... lol



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 08:12 AM

Luckily this is a rental so move in Is on the first

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:57 AM

nice



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 12:13 PM

Did you change the mirrors on your brat to fender mirrors? I was considering doing it, wondering if you have any more pics?


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:29 AM

I just remounted the door mirrors

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:32 AM

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:55 AM

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Got the brat running today so I can bring it over to the new house in the morning. It was so nice to drive it around for a little while today. I forgot how fun this brat is to drive.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 04:01 PM

So today I had the duty of waiting for the utility guys in the new house so I decided to take some stuff apart with the tools I had moved over so far. I'm so ready to start the ej22 swap.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:44 AM

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Had a little extra time after organizing the house so I pulled the front end body panels.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:02 AM

Tonight I drained the radiator and pulled it. After I decided to see how the mishimoto full aluminum for the ej22 would fit and it's a hair big so I'll have to do some grinding and cutting to get it fitted properly. 12964424363_94539bd22e.jpg
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:20 AM

i heard somewhere that the mishimoto radiator from the brz might be a better fit in the oldschool subies. . .



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:43 PM

That is true.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:23 PM

Yup but it's too late now ha and plus this one is going to the ej22

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:34 PM

Electrical has been labeled and pulled, fuel pump pulled, ignition pulled and dropped the exhaust from the motor. Now the motor is ready to come out.


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 03:47 AM

Motor is out! It's been fun with the ea71

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 01:02 PM

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Not too much work has been done this week but I got the dash pulled out last night and then just kind of laid underneath the brat for about 45 mins getting visuals of how much work this is actually going to take. Holy spoob I am excited. Dropping the Trans/drive line/suspension and all the rest of the stuff thats under the car. And then I will pull the Legacy into the garage and start tearing that apart. 


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Posted 22 March 2014 - 12:32 AM

Well tonight I pulled the driveline out of the brat ad went to measure it up to the legacy and just found out that the legacy is fwd....

Kind of disappointed in myself that I didn't check on that before hand but also will make the swap a little easier. Oh well roll with the punches.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 12:44 AM

so... are you just going to make the brat fwd, or find parts to make it awd?



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 12:57 AM

I want to do it Awd but budget isn't gonna allow me to do that unless I get some free stuff to make it work.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 01:03 AM

well.... look on the bright side, do disc brakes on the rear and set up the parking brake so it acts on the rear only, and you will have yourself a burnout machine :)



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 11:59 AM

ha yea It will make the headache of getting the awd set up right a lot easier that's for sure.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:57 PM

So today I finally pulled in the legacy to start taking it a apart. I've been so swamped with work and an injury from mountain biking I haven't had much time or drive to do anything. But now things are all better and I am back on track to get this project done!

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 12:54 AM

oof so some motivation hit me this last weekend and I HAVE to have this swap done by the end of august. I am now on a time crunch. Today I prepped the EJ to be pulled just need to go and grab my buddies engine hoist and get that baby out so we can put it in the BRAT! 



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:45 PM

Motor is out of the Legacy and about to be fitted into the Brat! Pics to come later!






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