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Old 04-10-2009, 12:48 AM   #1
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Default '94 Impreza Rally Car Build - by Marv

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I'm moving my build thread from Project Cars to Motorsports. If enough people start one, there would be a better case for having a separate forum.
^^^ http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1737776

Thought for the day: I thought open class cars needed lots of horsepower...
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:51 AM   #2
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This is how the car looks as of March 31st... ERROR... (that was 2009)

EDIT: March 2010


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Old 04-10-2009, 12:57 AM   #3
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Default January 11th

January 11th was the first time since July that I had time to work on one of my cars.

Here's what the car looked like at the end of the day...







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Old 04-10-2009, 01:03 AM   #4
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Default January 13th and 14th

On January 13th and 14th I got started on the interior...



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Old 04-10-2009, 01:07 AM   #5
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Default January 15th

Well, on January 15th it was -25 degrees C. I left the garage door open a crack and took the oppertunity to remove some of the tar sheeting inside the car. It took about 2 hours. Using an assortment of small hamers and a paint scraper, I got about 90% of it. I left the rest for later.

My feet went numb after 20 minutes!



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Old 04-10-2009, 01:22 AM   #6
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Nice build. Love to see the end product soon. If I can get my lazy butt off, I can post my build as well.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:50 AM   #7
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Shameful as it may be, I'd like to plug my GC build book here...
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:53 AM   #8
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Can't wait to see some updates.
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:14 AM   #9
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I don't think it's shameful......and might be a genuine timesaver for the builder!
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Shameful as it may be, I'd like to plug my GC build book here...

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Old 04-10-2009, 12:05 PM   #10
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Shameful as it may be, I'd like to plug my GC build book here...
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I don't think it's shameful......and might be a genuine timesaver for the builder!



Jay
Randy,

If I may... Your GC Build Manual is full of excellent ideas. It has allready saved me MANY headaches and has paid for itself many times.

I should note for anybody reading the thread that Randy's manual will show you how to build a GC for rally in a much quicker and less expensive way than I am building mine.

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Old 04-10-2009, 12:08 PM   #11
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Default January 17th and 18th

I made some random progress in the few hours I had over the weekend. The biggest acomplishment was removing the dash and preparing to remove the engine...



Note: I label every single wire connector (on both sides of the connestion). I like to describe the physical location of the connection as well as the circut the connector is part of. I've found that the time I spend labeling is recovered threefold when I reassemble the car.




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Old 04-10-2009, 12:20 PM   #12
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Now... If I just had that GC cage kit available for you...

Soon...

+1 for Randys book. I learned everything the hard way with my rally car. =)

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Old 04-10-2009, 12:24 PM   #13
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I have a couple things to share here once I finds some pictures...
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:27 PM   #14
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Default January 20th

I was tired and I had a long day at work. But, I wanted to see the engine out of the car...

I think I need to replace the rear main seal



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Old 04-10-2009, 12:29 PM   #15
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Default January 21st

This was a big day for me. I only had an hour or so and I spent most of the time sweeping and cleaning up the mess left from pulling the engine. The most rewarding part was getting the car up on jackstands. Until this time I'd done everything with the car on it's wheels. Once the car was off the ground it was there until bare...





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Old 04-15-2009, 11:08 AM   #16
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Default January 22nd

I got the FWD transmission out of the car. I got the rest of the wiring out from the dash area and cleaned out the engine bay a bit...







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Old 04-15-2009, 11:12 AM   #17
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Default January 23rd-25th

I spent all the free time I had removing the suspension and gas tank. Only four fasteners gave me trouble on this 15 year old shell: two seat mounting bolts (rusted in the transmission tunnel so I drilled them out), One gas tank mounting strap bolt (heat, penetrating oil, drill and broken extractors and I got it out), and the last one was a front sub-frame mounting nut (see grinder in picture below )...





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Old 04-15-2009, 11:16 AM   #18
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Default January 28th

I had an hour and a bit so I fought with the winshield. I removed it with and Olfa knife using the black blades - What a mess I made! But, the windshield came out and I only broke it in three places

I also got all the fuel and brake hardlines out of the car.

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Old 04-15-2009, 11:30 AM   #19
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On my '93 FWD chassis, the rear trans mount uses holes closer to the front than the 4WD and the part with the red arrow gets in the way of the 4WD exhaust hanger.
It is a LOT easier to chop out with the transmission out.
Ask me how I know...
But make sure you don't need it!
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:16 PM   #20
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Hey Randy,

My AWD Trans. cross-member will still bolt in just fine with the missing chunk removed...

Did I get the right one?

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Old 04-15-2009, 12:59 PM   #21
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Check this mount.
I think it will hit the bracket unless it's removed.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:01 PM   #22
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Dang, rust sucks... Old Imprezas don't look like this in Oregon.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:16 PM   #23
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Dang, rust sucks... Old Imprezas don't look like this in Oregon.
Not in Onatario either!

This shell HAD its fair share of rust. I've spent alot of time "cutting and pasting" to get it to where it is now... I'll get to those pictures later.



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Old 04-15-2009, 02:25 PM   #24
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Check this mount.
I think it will hit the bracket unless it's removed.

Ooo... I'll have to triple check!

My trans mount goes in like this (well, sort of). But, it is a mount from an early 90's legacy turbo - I just assumed it would be the same...

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Old 04-15-2009, 10:21 PM   #25
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Nice work, looking good!

I must say, it was a little trippy when I saw your Buddha frog - I have the exact same one sitting on top of my fridge.
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