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Posted 06 November 2004 - 05:36 PM
Posted 07 November 2004 - 08:32 AM
I started a project a few years ago to put an EJ22 from a '97 Impreza into my '81 DL Hardtop. I was going to use a Legacy Turbo tranny. I didn't realize that EA cars with different trannies got different center tunnels. I would have to modify my 2wd 5spd center tunnel alot to get the AWD tranny to fit, so that temporarily halted the project. I did test fit the EJ22 engine into the car though. I was actually able to fit the EJ engine mount studs into the original holes in the EA crossmember. It took a little coaxing, so I'll probably slot out the holes a little, but it really wasn't that bad of a fit.
If you're going to use factory fuel injection, I recommend getting a very good wiring diagram. I was lucky and got a full factory wiring diagram with my '97 engine. I believe a diagram for the earlier engines is available from Kennedy Engineering (they sell them for people putting EJ22s into VW Buses, but I'm sure they'd still be helpful).
Good luck, and keep us updated.
Posted 07 November 2004 - 03:37 PM
Posted 07 November 2004 - 04:37 PM
ej22 engine, ecu, wiring harness, fuel pump
mudrats adaptor kit
bratsrus tranny kit
and much much more! (not sure what though)
Posted 10 November 2004 - 05:09 PM
XT-6 clutch is Highly reccomended, i'm only using a STD one because thats the one i already have lying around, but if i didn't i'd go for the XT-6. other than that my only worry is the engine mounts, and what radiator to use, that has got me in a conundrum.
Posted 10 November 2004 - 07:45 PM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 02:12 AM
Posted 12 November 2004 - 10:05 PM
Posted 13 November 2004 - 01:07 AM
indeed, now get to work
This thread remides me how much I need to stop trying to sell my Loyal, and instead be trying to but it back together.
Posted 17 November 2004 - 02:22 PM
I'm going to do this swap over the winter Putting '95 Impreza awd in '83 Brat, the key to this was the total removal of the firewall and trans tunnel from the Impreza so all the mounting points are in their exact locations. I took it all, all wire harnesses, dash, console, front crossmember, rear crossmember, fuel tank, fuel pump, steering column, clips, bolts, carpet, seats, computer, shifter assy. This way I will have no surprises. I'm sure this still won't be easy but if you cover all your bases before starting you'll be more likely to finish it rather than give up half way thru. Gary
Posted 19 November 2004 - 02:59 AM
The reason I ask about doing an auto is becuase my XT turbo needs an engine, and my Legacy turbo has a shot tranny. And I figure this would make for some serious fun! I'm sorry for hijacking, but I didn't think I should start another thread for this!
Posted 20 November 2004 - 04:32 AM
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