My father has a 2001 Forester S with a bad head gasket. It also has a bad transmission. My wife just rolled my 2001 Subaru Legacy L and totaled the car. Is it possible (or how hard would it be) to swap the legacy engine and transmission into the Forester body? They are both automatics but the forester has a straight transmission lever throw where the Legacy has the sideways throws to keep you out of reverse and 1/2. Here are some numbers because more information is better.
Legacy Engine number EJ251AXAWL
Forester Engine Number EJ251AXVAB
Legacy Trans Number TZ1A4ZCCCA
Forester Trans Number TZ1A3ZC3AA
My father and I are both pretty handy with this stuff and I've watched the online videos and it doesn't look like anything we can't tackle. I mainly want to know if it's possible and if it's a straight swap over.
Thanks for any and all help that may be out there.