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Old 04-07-2004, 01:12 AM   #1
Matt Monson
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Talking Pics of my '90 BF Legacy to JDM GT conversion


Out with the old...

in with the new.

the recipient.

The infamous front crossmember and the AWIC.

Everything you must remove before pulling the engine (ignore the heads in the background, different engine. )

And the brains and the breather...

Next step. Remove the power steering, steering rack and control arms to get the crossmembers switched. I also need to inspect the belts and plugs on the EJ20G and replace what is worn. Also need to switch the flywheel and clutch/pressureplate from the donor to the donee. I hope to have this portion done by the weekend.

And for those who don't know what this is, I am putting a '93 EJ20G closed deck engine out of a JDM Legacy GT wagon into a 1990 USDM Legacy wagon. Old Skool.
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Old 04-07-2004, 02:25 AM   #2
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how much did the motor run you?
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Old 04-07-2004, 11:14 AM   #3
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Old 04-07-2004, 12:38 PM   #4
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ee gad man change the timing belt now .. don't wait till its on the car

any DOHC belt will work

hopefully your oil pan isn't cracked

some other notes that come to mind

take the power steering/alternator barckets off both motors and swap them. the ps pump won't fit with the other bracket

use old alternator as connectos are differnt

going to have to swap the brackest/tabs ON the power steering lines to make them bolt to the intake

when your buying start-up fluids (oil/coolant/plugs) get a new radiator cap the one that is on there is dried and cracked throw it away

you should probblay replace all your fuel lines while you have it apart.. espically now that they will be at pressure up to 50 psi

so far the 1.8 fuel pump has held to .9 bar so i wouldn't worry about it yet .. seems that .9 bar is the limit of the turbo any way(although [gears turnging] .. hmmm. maybe not,i have a lean spot up top)

how did you get the motor out with the pitch rod still connected to the transmission?

you have my email in one of the legacy centeral pms shoot me a message if you have a question..
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Old 04-07-2004, 07:50 PM   #5
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Jaxx,
I am pretty much replacing all the belts and some of the hoses.

If the oil pan is cracked, I have two more of them.

I am using the power steering pump and alternator that are on the replacement motor. The engine I just pulled is old and tired with 175K mi on it. I am just going to swap the old PS reservoir onto the new engine's PS pump and use the lines and brackets that are in the car.

The alternator on the EJ20G looks nearly new.The alternator part numbers are actually identical on the two alternators. Remember I am dealing with 2 early '90's BF cars, not a newer GF or GC. There are a lot of parts the same between the two...

I have several radiator caps, as well as a USDM Legacy turbo radiator to put in there. The way I got the car cheap was it had a bad radiator and the owner didn't want to pay $500 to fix it. The one you see in the pic it toast.

The fuel lines on the car had been replaced by the previous owner. I don't know why he had to do it, but he mentioned it to me as one of the things he had done over the years. The same guy has had this car since '95 and I got all his service records with the car.

I picked up a Walbro 255 to replace the stock pump.

And lastly, NO the pitch rod was not attached when I pulled it. I knew it would be a few days until I continued work on the car, so I lowered the tranny and reattached the tie rod to help support it in the interim...

And I am sure I will take you up on your offer of guidance in the near future...
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Old 08-14-2004, 06:02 PM   #6
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Default Slowest swap in history progresses ;-)

LOL,
Not that anyone cares, but I finally got off my arse and resumed work on this thing. I have now spent about 6 hours on the wiring in the last 2 weeks. I got the fricking dash off after about an hour of frustration. It seems there are 2 grounds that I didn't see that are not mentioned in the manuals. Anyways, I am going to try and have the balance of the harness stripped by the end of the weekend and begin the merging next week. If I can continue on with the 1-2hours a night regiment I've got going I hope to get it done by the end of the month. The only problem I see is some issues with the original harness being Hitachi and the replacement being JECs. It looks like some of the connectors are not the same and that I will either have to splice connectors or use the whole JDM harness and do some lengthening. I'll post updates as it progresses or when I hit issues...
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Old 08-14-2004, 11:14 PM   #7
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LOL,
Not that anyone cares, but I finally got off my arse and resumed work on this thing.

I was ganna say.....finally; progress.
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Old 08-15-2004, 03:12 AM   #8
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[quote=Matt Monson]LOL,
Not that anyone cares, but I finally got off my arse and resumed work on this thing. I have now spent about 6 hours on the wiring in the last 2 weeks. I got the fricking dash off after about an hour of frustration. QUOTE]
hehehehe sounds like me but i did you one better i took a 2 week break to try and sell my swap..... i found a cheap smahed sti i wanted to buy but no one wanted to buy my swap so staring back up tomorrow
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Old 08-16-2004, 01:06 PM   #9
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2 weeks off. I took 4 months off. lol...
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Old 08-16-2004, 03:44 PM   #10
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ok you got me beat
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Old 08-16-2004, 04:09 PM   #11
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just got off work. Maybe I can get the old harness out of the car this afternoon. We'll see. I am gonna swing by the junkyard for ****s and giggles and might get distracted...
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