BTW, did you ever weight the engine? You talked about how it was only .7 longer than a WRX engine. I'm curious what the weight difference is.
Maybe you can make up the weight by installing a Hollinger or PPG 5speed dogbox. If you're really a drag guy
Should hold the power and will save the weight from the 6-speed.
So much guts to take on this project. I hope it was worth it!!! I think it was.