Absolutely true. In 2008 I pulled my engine did timing belts, clutch, oil and water pumps even though I had never done any of it before. I followed all the good information out there (thank you Miles Fox I officially dub thee Guru-baru of the Subaru ) took it nice an SLOW. I was quite anal about taping and marking every connector on each end with a number of the order in which I took it off. I recored this step on a sheet of paper. Assembly was simply following in reverse. She started up first crank!
Yup! If you take your time and read the instructions with the measure twice, cut once method... You can build some amazing things... Just ask questions if you don't know and keep your patience about ya and you can accomplish anything.
Notes are priceless too, I took three years to rebuild my Legacy and thankfully I took great notes *form most of it* It saved me time and money!
I have a friend who is really into vintage Subarus. He has slowly given me the bug and referred me to this forum. We both live in Muskegon, MI. His name is James, he drives I think what is known here as the Desert Fox. Anyway, I am now looking at learning a lot more about the vintage cars myself, and am looking to purchase something myself to teach myself to work on. Pretty much a 4x4 old gen Subaru ea81 or 82 from 80-94. Will probably post that in the wanted part too. Anyway, I am really excited to being this adventure. Any guidance given I would be thankful for.
In the vintage Subaru world, it's always best to start off with a complete (as much as possible) car... And and especially if it's your first car, get one as close to stock as possible... I was on my 6th Scooby, when I bought my STi that was full of upgrades-cobbled together parts and aftermarket parts. I was chasing gremlins for nearly a year... You may have seen it around an art forum or two if you know MilesFox. It's the 04' STi with the license plate that says, "YIFFY" Sadly, when I moved to Ireland, I couldn't ship. Oh, And really handy, document the build. That way if you do pass it on to someone else, you gain a friend, not an enemy
And most of all, welcome aboard!