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Old 08-02-2008, 11:07 PM   #1
Numbchux
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well.....not quite done yet, but really close. the goal was running on each motor within ~10 hours. got the engine in, fuel pump swapped out, flywheel modified, hole drilled in the firewall, new radiator in, and a bunch of other little stuff, in about 9. at which point, I plugged in the EJ harness/ECU, and got no life from the relays. at which point, I didn't feel like diagnosing any further today, so I tinkered on a few other things and called it quits.


but, some pictures. The harness. This is from a '96 Impreza L (the stuff that came out of the Grimmspeed project L car, I did the wiring on that swap.)


all the wires that needed to be spliced into the EA harness had a plug between them and the ECU. so I did all that earlier this week:


and put in a working gauge cluster (also happens to be from an SPFI EA82, so the redline is in the right place)...


took this at about 10am today:

The car was running only moments earlier.

about an hour later:


laid an EJ flexplate on the EA flywheel, and shot a little quick-dry primer through it to mark where the holes needed to be modified:


and went to town. took me about 45 minutes to modify those holes enough that it would bolt onto the EJ22.

mrose adapter plate and XT6 clutch kit bolted to the EJ22:


2.5" hole saw through the firewall for the wiring:


while I had the back of the car up to do the fuel pump, I thought I'd take a picture of the freshly sandblasted/painted backing plates on the rear disc swap:


Took this picture at about 5pm.....


then I hooked up the intake/MAF, the fuel lines, vacuum lines, starter and battery. then I plugged in the ECU.....

then I did the heater core lines, radiator, etc.



tomorrow.....it runs.....hopefully. I'm betting it's something silly like a bad ground somewhere or something. but we'll see.
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:31 AM   #2
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sweet nice to see some old school subaru loving.

have you considered turboing the ej22 or are you deadset on keeping it reliable as it? ej22s rule
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:40 AM   #3
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no, this one won't be getting turbo'd. it's for a customer (guy coming up from Detroit to pick it up), and will remain a reliable daily driver. the power (and more importantly....torque!) from the EJ22e will be a huge improvement over the measly ~50hp of that tired old carbed EA82. it'll be getting a bone stock GC RS cat-back put on it. quiet, efficient, reliable.


FYI, this is an '86 GL Wagon.


my EJ22e-swapped Loyale though.........should be seeing some belt-driven boost before too long , but that's another story.
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:33 PM   #4
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Sweet looks like an 86? w/those " light weight" bodies thing should rip !
looks great !
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:25 PM   #5
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Yeah that'll be fast!

East Coast Swappers did an 8-hour swap, last year. Something to take inspiration from.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:35 PM   #6
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it runs


when I hooked up the harness, I hooked my switched power to the neutral switch on the ECU.....redid that, and the relays clicked on, then splice in the fuel pump wire, turned the key, and it fired right up (PCV and IAC weren't hooked up, so massive post-MAF intake leaks, so it didn't run well, or for long....but it ran).

video to come. yea, this one will probably be a touch faster in a straight-line from a roll than my loyale (this one has a FWD setting, whereas the loyale is Full-Time 4WD, and this one is OBD II....).


finished the radiator hoses, filled the radiator, put the exhaust on and wired in the front 02 sensor (will need a different plug for the rear.....might have something around but I didn't see anything). I'll also need to get an alternator plug, as the alternator I got with the motor doesn't match...might be off an RS.

but, moved it around under it's own power. the speedometer started to freak out just from rolling around the driveway, so my "working" cluster might not be so working......crap.
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:19 AM   #7
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:37 PM   #8
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took it for a rip around the block today......mmmmmmmmmm
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:49 PM   #9
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:48 AM   #10
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thats what we do on mnsubaru. only you chux. way to go!
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