Reason I post? I wanna ask the dude about the swap.
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:02 AM
Edited by mikaleda, 12 June 2013 - 11:02 AM.
Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:37 PM
I'd almost pay you to paint those pulleys. While you're at it , the valve covers too.
I was kind of lucky to have a fresh block and new pumps etc. when I did mine. Folks really pop thier eyes out when they see the fresh power plant in the old cruddy wagon. LOL
But hey , nice job and good luck with the carb. Toughest part about putting it all back together to me.
Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:40 PM
And that car - Subafreak has/had an EJ22 sitting in his Gen I too ...... and to date that's about all it did. Maybe he'll chime in here and remind me of what happened to that project.
Lot of work to finish for an average guy. Labor of love.
Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:22 PM
I was gonna contact him after I posted this but then realized that I haven't even put the EA71 back in mine. SO I will not worry.
Moosens the valve covers are painted. They used to be blue. I will paint the pullys if I get the urge.
As for the carb, yes, I have sooooo many questions about that mess of crap. But I have refrained from posting as no one comments on my questions? Boo hoo I know but what to do?
Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:00 PM
It was at my shop for a few months. The car is solid body and rather neat. The swap had a lot left to do. We didn't do anything other than an estimate to finish it. And it was a lot of labor and not a lot of parts. If I remember- about 90-10 in percentage. Estimated around 4100 in labor left but I did pad some in for incidentals as I have never swapped a 70's car before and a lot of shops charge extra if you start something and they finish it....and for good reason its almost as much work if not more to figure out what the previous mechanic did and verify all their work. This would absolutely be worth the money in my opinion.
Dirk is a member here but I can't remember what his screen name is.
Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:24 AM
Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:10 AM
Yeah I can see you painted them black.
Anyhooooo , it'll still run the same , right?
Some were black but mine were not. I didn't want to play the paint game cause I would have matched it factory and that would have wasted time and $.
The Squirrel is more about getting running then looks at this point. I just want to drive the dang thing.
Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:53 PM
LOL I hear ya .... Enjoy !
Yeah , the blue is pretty but also hard to match.
Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:24 PM
Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:38 AM
The factory Subaru valve cover/airbox/accessory blue is pretty darn close to Chrysler Factory Blue engine paint.
Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:21 AM
Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:49 PM
So that was the right build thread link. http://www.ultimates...n-build-thread/
I just picked up the project off noblesablepuma with most of the hard work done. Now I'm trying to catch up on what has happened and then figuring out what has to happen in the future. I think I'll continue his thread, but being a real noob at this, it might be a bit slow...
Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:50 PM
Kinda crazy. I was just searching "Leone" and I found my new car...
Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:37 AM
Seriously, it's like the Holy Grail for old Subie enthusiasts. The kind that hang out at USMB and talk about Pugs and DRs and masturbate furiously to pics of lifted Loyales with homemade tube bumpers climbing over obstacles offroad
^^^^^^Now that is a funny post in the Jalopolink Article on this car^^^^^^
Yes USMB has the best subaru porn on the web!!!!!
Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:26 PM
....and it is a headache. But I'm slowly slowly getting closer...
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