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so today i got my wiring harness back and picked up some headgaskets from the dealer. im going to resurface the heads later tonight with some glass and some sand paper . also picked up an adatper plate a week or so ago . im hoping to get this all together before the snow come to mt hood.

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so i havent got to resurfacing the heads yet but i did disassemble my intake manifold. it was reallt dirty so when i started to clean it off i just decided i would paint it also . here is a before and after. i havent put it fully back together because i am waiting on some gaskets  post-47481-0-95020100-1382747346_thumb.jpg

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I have a 93 Loyale and alread did the dual range swap...the pull and save up here has a ton of subys! I want to do a ej22swap next, my buddy has the donor car, a 92 Legacy...but my question is where do I get the adapter plate?

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i got mine threw a member on this board . he owns or works for inferno fab. (pretty sure its just his company but dont quote me ). his account name is subi101 . you can find his add in the products for your subaru section. send him a message and go from there. he also was the cheapest i could find and it didnt take even a week to make order and go pick up the part.

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so yesterday i resurfaced the heads and then installed them on the short block. i also got the correct timing belt kit after two runs to the part store. my first kit didnt have the idle gear. i should be putting the rest of the motor together today if everthing goes as planned. i just have no clue how to time this engine but im sure i can figure it out

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got the engine all together other than the alternator which i am about to do and then im going to try to make some room in my parents garage so i can pull my car in enough to drop in the engine. . .

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so i got the ej in and mounted up. tomorrow im going to start to hook up the power steering radiator hose and everything else i can think of. my only concern is i dont even know where to start to hook up the wiring. i know i should hook up the necessary few wires to make sure ir runs but other than that im stumped. any help would be greatly appreciated . i have never really done to much in depth wiring other than fans and lights and stereos. thanks. here it is though . im stoked to finally have it in

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today i decided to go to a shop called oil filter services and got some new hoses and some adapters that swivel so i could hook it up without bending any hard lines. i think it turned out pretty good , could have gone a bit shorter but oh well.

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 i also got some 1.5 to 1.25 radiator hose adapters and got the stock top line on with one of those and a flex hose on the bottom. it worked great i just hope it isn,t a problem to have smaller inlets on the radiator compared to the hose.

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 i also picked up some used exhuast from GD today for a pretty good deal.

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today i removed the heat shields off the headers . i decided to just use a cutting wheel instead of trying to mess with the rusted bolts . They came off easy . Then i wrapped them with exhaust wrap and installed them. i also put up the j pipe and made a spacer so i could mount it to the old exhaust mount right below the linkage. I picked up the two o2 sensors and i ordered a 90 degree o2 sensor bung so i can mount the second o2 sensor out of the main flow of the exhaust. i Also started to fab up a mount to mount the old pitch rod to the adapter plate.

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i didn't get to much done today i just extended my linkage about a inch and it worked out perfectly . also i started to make the pitch mount should finish that up tomorrow

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Looks good Drew! Nice to see that you go to SSI as well. Not sure if my car was there when you went in or not. Mine is the lifted blue 87 gl. Custom diamond plate steel bumpers. Safari rack on top. 

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hey thanks. yeah i saw it parked out front . its funny i almost bought your gl from mike before you did. its good to see it stayed some what local thoughh

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Feel lucky that you didn't. Mike did a horrible job on the swap. The wiring is a total mess. He also had completely removed the T-stat because he couldn't figure out why it was overheating(clogged radiator)....I should have taken a better look at the harness under the dash before I handed over the cash. Oh well. Soon it will be properly done with a new harness. Just have to save up for it =p.

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Feel lucky that you didn't. Mike did a horrible job on the swap. The wiring is a total mess. He also had completely removed the T-stat because he couldn't figure out why it was overheating(clogged radiator)....I should have taken a better look at the harness under the dash before I handed over the cash. Oh well. Soon it will be properly done with a new harness. Just have to save up for it =p.

that doesn't sound good at all.. at least it was a pretty good deal like with the lift and tires and the ej. after it is wired correctly it should be sweet. did you replace any of the shocks or anything suspension related ? when i went to check it out one big reason i didn't get it was it felt like all the suspension was completely worn out hah. glad your getting it fixed the right way

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I will be putting accord springs in the rear. Not sure about the struts. Ya even after having to put $1500 into it, it was a pretty good deal. What was he asking when you looked at it? I payed $1500.

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Oh well hah, atleast it had extra tires and rims on it.

so i made a bracket to bolt the the pitch stopper today and also got a MAF adaptor  threw inferno fab. got it a day after it was built . i also think im going to make some sort of shield for the  cone filter out of sheet metal. i got the 90 degree o2 sensor bung also so i can hook up the rest of the exhaust. I got the linkage extended and all the interior put back together. i think im going to make a light panel on the middle console for the all the lights and maybe one to turn my fans off. also looking into back up  l.e.d lights for the basket. i already have cree l.e.d back up lights with dual projectors in the stock housing but i think i want more light hah. also i got some KYB rear shocks of the list for 40 $ . brand new. so i put those on with new dust covers or whatever the pieces are that were at the top half of the shock assembly. They were nice aftermarket ones from discount import and only like 10 $ a piece  and in stock.

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the rear shocks i installed

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here is the pitch stopper bracket made to bolt right to the adapter plate

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i painted it black and will install it later today

Here is the 90 degree o2 sensor bung just need to install it on the j pipe

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so i made a heat sheild and first i mocked it up with card board to get a better idea of what i wanted

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 i also cut out this piece of the car so the cone would sit in there. then i put some edging on

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 here it is when i was done. i ended up using plexy glass cause it was all that i had turned out good in my opinion . i made it mostly to keep water away from the filter . if i were to hit a puddle fast enough the engine bay gets wet. . i think it will also help a little to just suck in cold air.

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 this is the adapter i had made by inferno fab. Awesome work no doubt

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 and the extended linkage and the light panel . this is just the cut out of stainless will be adding switchs of corse

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Basically all the welding is done by my dad .He has been a welder for over 30 years. i do cuting and fitting he does the welding .

 

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i got some new board racks yesterday at the ski and snow expo. one of the board members work at rack attack and they were at the expo and i got the board holders used . i just need one more set now. i will post a pic after i get them on the car

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How do the shocks feel? No more sag?

I haven't driven the car yet .. but it does seem to sit a little higher than it did. Only because the old ones were terrible. I should be getting my winter tires mounted today. 

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