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Now that the old wagon is a mini armored tank...
Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:54 PM
Should I "Suberdave" this old wagon!? The tight body beyond oem should have a great signal for torquing something bigger...
As it is, standing behind this car while running has the loudest bellow I have ever heard from an ea82 (and non-turbos are all loud with a glasspack and muffler for comparison of my others). I hope it hasn't crossed the line of the laws decibals.... to know it is all connected and small leaks, wow. What did I do with the unibody to cause this?! I could take an uneducated guess...
Should I small block v8 swap or an ej from a scrapped legacy... what should I do
Posted 07 December 2006 - 08:13 PM
Posted 07 December 2006 - 08:44 PM
EJ Engine in a Loyale is a Nice Idea!
But you Should Forget about the "Three Main Bearings Forever" Slogan...
Posted 07 December 2006 - 09:20 PM
Posted 07 December 2006 - 10:13 PM
Posted 07 December 2006 - 10:28 PM
I'm sure you could take two out and only run 3... lol
Don't they have more than 3 mains?
Glad to hear that the want for more power has over come your beliefs...
Posted 07 December 2006 - 10:58 PM
Posted 07 December 2006 - 11:17 PM
Posted 08 December 2006 - 04:05 AM
You be better off pushing your Subie.
I'm going to go against the grain here..... get a toyota and join a yota forum
Posted 08 December 2006 - 02:52 PM
I am looking pretty close to that already! (first notable snow last night- ice and rain mix with it at first). The signals from new metal are perfect, after a 50 mile or so test run. Was doing speed limit on roads that aren't good without snow on them.alignment on leaning roads was better than my other 87 (similar wagon 4wd). Passed a few accidents of cars off the roads smiling like an evil basturd in my 20 yr old soob with summer treads that really need to be swapped for some studded. I have four ready to go, just don't like the buzz they give the car. I suppose it is a must do. Another thing fixed just in time was the washer fluid lines, as they aren't on the hood like a loyale, I rerouted them underneath the vent openings for heater, all is well.
I am not much of an ej fan by thier design, but this light tough old wagon, as proved by suberdave, and others, seems to be a great common sense swap. I would consider it....
GD: A friend of mine has the later Toyota with a gigantic (by my normal standard) inline four (2.6L ?) and the throttle is quite spongy with 33 inch tires. If push came to shove, I would drive an old one around to beat up on (fore runner, pickup type toys).
For now, loving the old soob with the small problems mostly out of the way.
Note the car killer salt on the front. This has killed some of these soob models in well under a decade to the point of completely destroyed. (like the 1991 xt6 I found recently with passenger rear hanging out of it). What ashame, can't beat God though, going to have to live with it.
Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:04 AM
Posted 09 December 2006 - 06:28 PM
Looking good...how much rust and rot was on the car?
It was hit and miss kinda like lightning (seriously) .... Car was still straight and true, rides quiet. Quieter and tougher than before with fixes of course. If it weren't for the 104k when purchased and new fenders, paint, etc (it even looks like the engine crossmember was dropped- the bolts are different) I would have just beat it to the ground.
Speaking of engine crossmember, Has anyone put a bolt through this hole in photo for more "tankage" The photo is not the gl I am referring to. This photo did not have a bolt hole going all the way through to see the ground, my GL does however... I am guessing the engine signal will invade the body more- if not I want to put a #5 or greater through.
Subaru_dude : The weather here for 3 or more years that I remember has been quite warm through december. It has not been normal. The midwest for a few days now has been like maine would be normally- and maine isn't getting that kind of weather. The years before that however- wow. single digits for highs for several weeks and even a week or more not even seeing zero (below zero was the high). We get all extremes at anytime, unpredictable. I still chuckle at the gov site "noaa" all the time (they can be very wrong).I am guessing alot of snow this season due to lack of atlantic hurricanes and cold moving in early to unlikely places (my own home weather prediction)
EDIT: I was looking around the garage for a bolt that would fit though there, lo and behold an EA82 head bolt will, it is just a bit too long. I will go by nuts and a pile of washers and throw that in. Upon closer inspection of the hole, there is a ribbing of metal inside, as if the hole is expected to be filled and tighened at either end (a bolt in other words). I did not have this on my 2wd sedan, but where this one does, I am going to fill it. There is extra stress anyway in 4wd, lo range, etc.
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