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  1. Hello everyone! I am a newbie when it comes to this so I just wanted to clarify before I do something dumb lol! I am swapping a '91 Legacy EJ22 engine and 5 speed in my '82 brat. I have the wiring harness stripped of the tape and shielding. For reducing the harness, am I just finding stuff I don't need and cutting off the connector, then taking the wires and following them back as far as possible and cutting them off? I just want to be sure before I do anything drastic. Also, I can run two different harnesses, the preexisting one in the brat in addition to the new one correct? With the EJ22 harness I wasn't planning on having the lights and stuff included since I have them already hooked up on the old harness. Thanks for the help! I appreciate it! Cheers
  2. Hey everyone I just had a quick question... I have a 1991 ej22 from a Subaru legacy L in the United States. There is an opportunity for me to buy a 2.5RS Impreza transmission from 99-01 with the transmission code of TY754VCAAB. Will this Transmission bolt up and work for my engine? I know I will have to fabricate the shift linkage and transmission mount and drive shaft etc, but I was just more concerned if this works out. Also would I need to mess with the ECU at all? Thanks
  3. Hey everyone, My 1991 Legacy L 5MT is pretty sloppy with the gears and I replaced all the bushings and they are still not the greatest. I have been wanting to get a short shift kit for awhile now but can't find any for a first gen legacy! If anyone has used one can you drop me a link or refer me to somewhere that sells them? Thanks a bunch! I appreciate it!
  4. The stock legacy shifter mechanism.... the linkage is just cut down a bit and I just welded a bracket to mount it on
  5. Hey Bennie, This drive train is in a 82 brat.... already hacked to bits and welded in all sort of ways lol Thanks!
  6. bratboy1

    Car Cover links

    I ended up going with this one: https://www.carcover.com/silver-shield-3l-car-cover-for-subaru-brat-1982-regular-cab-pickup-2-door-short-bed.html Thanks for the help though! I wanted to do the canvas route but I am in a bit of a time crunch so wouldn't be able to get it waterproofed in time. But I think the one should do the job, I will let you guys know how it fits (which was my main concern).
  7. Hey everyone! For the interim my 82 brat will need to be stored outside in the sun for a few months and I would like to get a decent car cover for it... however there are not a lot of vendors online that sell brat car covers lol. I got a generic "small" car one before and it was trash, has anyone bought a good one that fits properly that they can drop me a link to? Thanks a bunch!!
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    Car Cover links

    Thanks!
  9. Hey everyone! Just got my 91 2.2L Legacy engine running in my 82 brat and it moves under its own power now! I just need to weld the exhaust in and finish up a bit more with the wiring to complete it! For those who have done the swap, how can I go about putting in a temperature gauge? Im not sure about a digital one or if there is any way to make it work with the brat gauge cluster. If I go digital should I run it off the harness or do something else? Also for the speedometer and tachometer I know I can use some unused wires in the brat and legacy VSS (USA) but does anyone have a picture of how they wired it? Also is there any calibration or anything needed to line them up? Tried putting the brat speedo cable in the legacy 5MT but no dice lol... If I have left any info out or used weird lingo please let me know I would appreciate it! Thanks for the help!
  10. bratboy1

    EA to EJ temp question

    Thanks for all the help!!
  11. Hey everyone... I am in the final stages of my swap, only thing left is the electric hookup. We have got everything we can think of hooked up. ECU had power for both standby and ignition, fuel pump turns on, but not spark when it turns over. Also have bypassed the clutch switch inhibitor. Is there something specific needed to hook up to enable the coil packs? Anything else that we can test? Cant think of what is limiting this at the moment. I suspect that it is something simple, any insight would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you! Engine is from a 91 legacy into an 82 brat.
  12. Yes we got it! Haven't checked it yet but will do. Thank you!
  13. Yes using the ECU and wiring harness from the 91
  14. Hey everyone I am currently swapping an Ej 22 from a 91 legacy in my brat. I got a new phone and lost my pics. Is anyone able to identify the 3 lines in the pics I have attached? I appreciate it thank you! I'm in the US btw.
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    EA to Ej gauge cluster

    Ok thanks! And yeah I am running a pre-OBD II EJ so I appreciate it!
  16. Hello everyone, I am getting closer to finishing my EJ swap in my brat, donor is a 1991 legacy. I am still stuck on the wire harness thinning but I figured I might as well ask this since it relates a bit. Am I going to be able to use the brat gauge cluster or do I have to swap in the legacy cluster? I am not sure if they are the same size or if its an easy fix. What did you all do? Thanks!!
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    EA to Ej gauge cluster

    Thanks for the help! I have an 82 brat btw don't know if that changes anything. I don't want to cut it out, do you know what the VSS sensor look like? Thanks again! Also I am not sure but I think the car may have originated in California based on what the previous over said.
  18. Hey guys, I am going to look at a 2006 Subaru Baja soon and that has 127k miles and is a stick shift. It looks pretty clean from the pics, but is there anything to keep in mind when I'm going to look? The Baja is listed for $5k. Thanks for the help!
  19. Hey everyone... I may have messed up here and I am looking for some help. When I was pulling the harness from the donor car, I was not to knowledgable about what every connector was and I didn't label them accordingly, just the ones I knew. I am currently stripping my harness, and the only thing I have cut out so far is the cruise control. I have a bunch of pics and if anyone could help me identify some I would appreciate it a lot! I have numbered the connectors in questions, if there are more later on I can always upload more. I will also comment with some due to file size restrictions. Thanks!!
  20. Hey guys, First of all I would just like to say thanks for helping me out with all my questions. I am sorry if they are repetitive or dumb, I am trying to not make a major mistake with a critical part of the ej swap (wiring harness), and I don't know much about wiring in general. I made a huge mistake with not properly labeling the connectors as I pulled them out, it was a rookie move and I am paying for it right now. After the advice from this thread I posted last week: https://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/169862-ej-swap-wiring-harness-question/?tab=comments#comment-1407906 and from this build which the EJ going into a VW bus: https://www.busaru.com/subaruvanagon/wiringharness and from this link found on the waybackmachine with the EJ into a VW bug: https://web.archive.org/web/20111012163255/https://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=136053 I have decided to go and label the connectors that I though were necessary, and go from there to figure out what I haven't identified yet/figured out, to improve my chances of not messing up lol. If there is anyone that can point me in the right direction after this I would be greatly appreciative. I have only cut out the cruise control and cruise control relay. For reference this is a 1991 Legacy. Here is what I have identified: 1- Brake Rez 2- The 3 sensors all together, cam and knock sensors I believe 3- The 2 green check engine and 2 black diagnostic connectors that are found together 4- The double diode. Not sure what this does but this guy said he needed it: https://www.busaru.com/subaruvanagon/wiringharness 5- Sloppy pic but Fan connectors And I will include more pics in the comments due to file size restrictions. Please correct me if I have labeled the wrong connector and/or left out one that is needed. Thank you so much I am really grateful for all the help!
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    EJ swap harness follow up

    Ok got it with the brake rez! And with regards to the fans, I don't really understand your lingo and terms, so correct me if I am wrong, but if I leave the fan wires and connectors in the EJ loom, plug em in, and don't change anything else, the fans will run when I start the car. Are there any other connectors that I missed when labeling and figuring out what I need? Also what would you suggest with the fuel pump? Thanks! Sorry to keep bothering you!
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    EJ swap harness follow up

    No need for brake rez? How come? Also yes 12 is much smaller but it was with 11 so I will keep it there. In regards to the fan, the EA wiring only has one fan connector whereas I have 2 on the EJ and I have a couple of fans so I thought I would just use those instead. Can you think of any other connectors that I will need to include? I know the fuel pump is one but that was on the secondary loom so I may have to cut down that other loom for the sake of including the fuel pump. Thanks for the help!
  23. bratboy1

    EJ swap harness follow up

    6- Pretty sure thats the Ignitor 7- The MAF 8- The 02 Sensor 9- The relay rack 10- Select Monitor? Idk about this one again was from here: https://www.busaru.com/subaruvanagon/wiringharness 11- These two big boys going to the engine 12- This guy also goes to the engine near the other two in pic 11 Thanks guys!
  24. Hey everyone, For those who have knowledge on the swap, what fuel pump is a good option to put in a Brat that is being swapped with an EJ engine? Inline is usually the way to go right? Also if you have any tips and/or tricks on how to do this I have never done this before and could use some advice! Thanks a ton!
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