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Old 04-21-2010, 05:45 PM   #26
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Dropped the engine in last night.


The intercooler is only sitting there for the picture. It has to come back off to finish up some of the wiring and the heater core lines.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:19 PM   #27
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Gosh i want to do a swap on my 01 LGT BE but not sure on the wiring for dash and tranny. I Guess the best thing would be a entire full swap. Just not worth it as i see.
Engine
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:29 PM   #28
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No need to touch the wiring on the dash. Just do a harness merge. The only wiring you have to do on the tranny is change the speed sensor... unless your car is an AT. Even then, it's not that big of a deal. There is a thread on here from a guy who did your exact swap and his car was an auto.

The way to do it is to buy a complete wrecked WRX. That way you can get everything you need. Of just buy a WRX.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:38 PM   #29
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This car has been neglected lately because I have been busy with other projects. I did finally get around to painting the bumpers and hood scoop so I figured I would take some crappy cell phone pics while I was moving it to the shop next door. Things left to do...
Install fog lights
Paint doors (ugh)
Stereo install
Set ride height and alignment
Final nut-bolt check
Get it tuned
And I'm sure there's 100 other little things that I'm not thinking of...

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Old 09-27-2010, 06:07 PM   #30
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Get this thing finished! It looks awesome.
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:09 AM   #31
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Wow Kent, this car looks amazing!!
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:03 AM   #32
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Wow Kent, this car looks amazing!!

Thanks! I really need to paint the doors so I can start driving it but every time I think I will, I get busy again. It just sits in the shop under a cover waiting. I feel bad

Your Subie needs a swap like this. I swear the LGT reminds me of my GVR4 in so many ways. In a lot of ways, I think it's better, but I will always have love for the Galant.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:36 PM   #33
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Just stumbled across your swap, Very nice, dig the color.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:05 PM   #34
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You know what's funny is my outback wagon reminds me a lot of a gvr4. I put a 14b on it, and even at 6psi it feels very similar. I hope to put a 2.5L together I have sitting in my shop in the wagon over the winter. I wanted to do a LGT, but the wagon is a practical shop car for me since I could haul parts and such.
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:32 PM   #35
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Wow I would love to do this on a LGT wagon! I feel good about everything but the wiring....I've never done any wiring and I'm a bit intimidated by it. I would have no clue where to start. Do you think a USDM WRX swap is the easiest/best way to go on one of these cars?
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:49 PM   #36
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IMO, the USDM WRX swap is the easiest and cheapest. My plan is to run the EJ205 until it gives up the ghost, then swapping in a V7 or V8 JDM STI engine.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:33 PM   #37
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I've been pecking away at this one lately so I figured I would give a quick update. Doors are painted and hung back on the car. I thought I would take a moment to give an example of how much work is involved in completely changing the color of a car the correct way. This is what it takes to do something simple, like paint the door handles...






BTW, I've decided that as soon as the car is finished, I will be putting it up for sale. It's an extra car for me and I could use the money to finish other projects so if anybody knows anybody who might be interested in an overly restored Legacy GT...
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:01 PM   #38
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very nice.

but may look even better with some JDM fogs.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:57 AM   #39
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OOoooh, nice project. Subscribed.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:10 AM   #40
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Fantastic. The engine bay is so clean!
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:57 PM   #41
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The car is 95% finished now. I'm just waiting on a few pieces to come in from Subaru and there are a few things that need to go back on the car, but for the most part, it's ready. I've got 150 break-in miles on everything and the car runs and drives GREAT! I was held up for a little bit because the short block ended up having a bad rod bearing, so the car now has a brand new short block from Subaru. Now that everything is pretty much done, I'm going to be posting up a "for sale" thread and see how it goes.







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Old 03-11-2011, 09:57 PM   #42
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:58 PM   #43
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:31 PM   #44
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This is beyond perfection. If I had whatever you end up asking for it I would fly out there and buy it in a heartbeat!

props to you on a very successful project
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:43 AM   #45
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Dude nice-n-clean looks really good props
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:17 PM   #46
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just awesome. are you a professional? just curious what you do.
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:31 PM   #47
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are you a professional? just curious what you do.
I guess you could say that. I own this shop...

http://www.precisionchassisworks.com/

I don't really "do" Subaru restorations, but I've been known to work with the brand. I was building this car for my wife to drive, and half way through the build, she decided she wanted a mini-van so that meant this car was destined to be an "extra car". Now that it's finished, it's for sale. I know I'll be losing money on this one, but it was never intended to be a profit maker.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:44 PM   #48
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:20 PM   #49
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Very Nice!
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:55 PM   #50
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VERY nice! Makes me want to "restore" my '08...
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