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#1 Tensen

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 09:56 PM

Just want to say hello to everybody here! I just bought a 1979 DL 4spd Wagon, and have been lurking here for awhile while I plan my rebuild. I already own a 2002 WRX, bought new in 2001. I actually went on one of the Pine Barrens NJ runs back in 02 or so with the WRX. I'll be posting here a bit in the coming months, looking for parts and info.

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and the wrx...not exactly afraid of getting dirty :)

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#2 ecky

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 10:22 PM

Very nice, on both your soobs, and welcome.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 10:47 PM

Welcome. I'll make the same comment I did on NASIOC: I wish my 79 was that clean :-\

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 01:45 AM

nice find ........kinda like those wheels

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:11 AM

I must be hopelessly old-gen ...... cause I think the wagon is hotter:slobber:

Oh, and welcome to the USMB!:banana:

#6 DerFahrer

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 01:29 PM

I like both. I love the new-gen Soobies, but most of their owners are douchebags who roll around at 10mph listening to ther six 25" speakers in the trunk.

You actually use yours properly Tensen, and for that, I give you props :banana:

Hey, what muffler does your 79 have on it? The exhaust is exiting on the wrong side :)

#7 Tensen

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 03:00 PM

I like both. I love the new-gen Soobies, but most of their owners are douchebags who roll around at 10mph listening to ther six 25" speakers in the trunk.

You actually use yours properly Tensen, and for that, I give you props :banana:

Hey, what muffler does your 79 have on it? The exhaust is exiting on the wrong side :)


Ya, my wrx is kind of a beater...its pretty thrashed. Its seen a LOT of dirt, mud, gravel, water, etc...and its a tank.

I thought the exhaust was stock, but i really have no idea. I havent been under the car yet. I have major plans for the car, so whats in it now isnt a huge concern, i'm gonna drive it for a bit as is while i assemble the goodies for it, then rip the car down to a shell, get the shell done, and then put it together with as much updated stuff as i can (interior, suspension/brakes, motor, etc), I'm looking to make it a fast street car, not a mudder.

should be an interesting (and somewhat longterm) project.

BTW, i know that a EJ22 will fit with some modifications, anyone know about the ej22t?

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 06:29 PM

Cooooooool !!

And,I'm pretty sure I met you on that PB run.
Wasn't that 2001,right after Sept. 11th? I remember the smoke/dust still pouring into the sky from the WTC and the HUGE Amreican flag hanging on the GWB that weekend....and you WRX guys tearing it up!!!! I was RIGHT on your tails with my white '86 Brat.;)

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:00 PM

Any OHC Subaru engine is going to be difficult to get into a Gen1, even an EA82. The frame rails are too narrow. You'll have to at least do some hammering/cutting.

Personally, I say leave it like it is. I like leaving old-school stuff as old-school. Mine is simply a restoration project.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:54 PM

yeah, seems like everybody's mentality is that "bigger is better"

why not keep the classic original and let the 1.6 do what it was made to do. run like a clock, keep you out of tickets (:grin: ) get good milage, not break timing belts cause it has none, and plus they sound really cool.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 06:06 PM

I agree...think seriously about leaving it original. A 2.2 IS FAR HEAVIER. You will have suspension issues. Also you have to destroy the car to get it in! Bigger is not better in the Gen 1 case.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 06:45 PM

Yeah,when I said "cooool" I meant because you scored the car.Not so excited about a 2.2 in there,or anything other than the good old 1600.

Well,whatever you do,have fun with it.If you stuff that 2.2 in please show us some pics and add some installation info.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 07:26 PM

heh, well since thats how everyone seems to feel, i'm gonna have to go and do a twin sti engine setup! :-p

seriously, its gonna stay as is for about a year, but my ultimate plan is to modernize everything, from interior to driveline. it could be quite a monster when its done, but ultimately budget is going to decide how far i'm gonna go with it.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:10 PM

Nice looking wagon! I really love those wheels. :cool: If you ever want to sell them, or if anyone else has some for sale, I would be interested.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 11:36 PM

i recognise those wheels anywhere....those are 13" enkei's......i ve always wanted a set

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 12:08 AM

Good lookin car man.

As far as engine. If you can get a ej22 to fit the ej22t will fit because it has the same external size with the exception of the turbo on the back. Good luck.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 12:32 AM

WElcome!
Nice score on getting some alloys with it!
They lookin gooood!
Nice car/cars!

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 11:18 AM

Is the ea71 that much lighter than an ea81?


Putting the ej22 in my Brat didn't change at all how it sits like a heavier motor should. I've done some "bigger motor" swaps in other make where the car will drop a noticable distance up front.

#19 Tensen

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 11:25 AM

the extra weight may not be an issue drop-wise, its going to get new suspension to compensate anyway.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:23 PM

out of curiousity, how much does an ea71 weigh? ej22 weighs 269 with an "aero conversion" meaning probably alternator only and maybe different manifold setup(fabbed steel with carb). so its not what you'd call a heavy engine.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:31 PM

From what I can tell the ea81 weighs about 140-160 just based on the difficulty level of lifting it dry

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 10:50 AM

I love the wheels. Ill put myself second in line if you ever want to sell those enkeis

#23 Tensen

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 01:12 PM

Heh, i'll likely be keeping those...what i would have paid for those wheels, I paid for the whole car!




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