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Old 09-01-2012, 03:32 AM   #51
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I use to have a 05 GT and always wanted to do this just...... I see your in NC so how about a ride when your done What did you end up doing with the original engine and tranny?

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Old 09-03-2012, 04:25 AM   #52
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you grossly know little about how the wirign harnesses are structured in subarus.

the wiring is cake. the starter will engage without the ecu with a simple wiring change.
Any idiot can rewire an ignition switch to feed the starter relay directly. You didn't read my post. The OP will be removing the entire LGT ECU and cluster. That makes for an easy swap, great. Before he said that was his route, I stated the solution to how a swapper can retain the OEM cluster on an LGT. Good luck getting the LGT cluster to do anything other than sit inactive without going through the exact steps I outlined. You can feed it whatever you want, but without completing the steps I outlined, dead cluster. I'm friends with the guy who did the GM V6 swap that kept AWD. Been over this problem a dozen times.

Will be cool to have a V8 LGT in the USA. Been a long time since the last LGT V8, and that guy posted almost no technical info. I think he had a shop do the swap for him.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:33 PM   #53
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Wouldn't it have been easier to just buy a CTS-V?

What part of NC? When it's done it'd be cool to see it in person!
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:01 PM   #54
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I will try to post up as much info as possible
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:02 PM   #55
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Actually I considered putting the Legacy back to stock and selling it for a CTS-V or G8 but I want something unique and am too attached to the Legacy so I am going to build the V* in the legacy and am going to a have an STS 3.6L daily driver
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:58 PM   #56
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ewwww, an sts? why? They depreciate like a land rover.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:48 AM   #57
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Thats exactly why. I can pick up an 04-05 STS with around 100k for about $3500-4000 at the auction.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:30 PM   #58
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I picked up a 00 deville for $680 after auction fees the other day. Being a car dealer really has its perks. Fixed evrything that was wrong with it for less than $100. Hoping to get 35 for it- do you like maroon?
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:32 AM   #59
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Haha, yep I am a dealer too so that helps out. Maroon is amazing. That Deville is a great tax season car. I am going to start stocking up on those $500-1000 cars here in the next couple months.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:32 AM   #60
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The motor is coming together very nicely now. Just need to pick up injectors and a few other odds and ends

LQ4 6.0L Block
L92 Rectangle Port Heads
LS3 Blue Springs and Retainers
Comp XR273HR Camshaft (220/224 .530/.534 112LSA)
Billet Timing Chain Kit
Melling OEM Oil Pump
GTO Front Sump Oil Pan and Pickup
L76 Intake Manifold
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LS3 Corvette Water Pump
LS3 Corvette Harmonic Balancer
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:17 PM   #61
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Next time you have the engine out or are under the car with a camera, could you snap some pics of the front crossmember made compatible with the GTO pan? Thanks!

Nice pick for the valve train, hope you don't have to buy new pushrods.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:44 PM   #62
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holy **** nice work! show us more
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #63
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subcribed!!!
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:06 AM   #64
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I like the idea
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:26 AM   #65
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Next time you have the engine out or are under the car with a camera, could you snap some pics of the front crossmember made compatible with the GTO pan? Thanks!

Nice pick for the valve train, hope you don't have to buy new pushrods.
I will take some pics once the modifications to the subframe are complete
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:28 AM   #66
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how long before its finished
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:35 AM   #67
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Cam in, new timing gear set, and billet chain, Melling oil pump

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Old 10-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #68
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Here are some pics of the other car we are working on. Showing the modified miata subframe, custom mounts, modified f-body oil pan, and custom shifter on the CTS-V T56




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Old 10-19-2012, 09:49 AM   #69
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how long before its finished
Shooting for around Christmas/New Years
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:13 PM   #70
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Starting to look like an engine now




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Old 11-12-2012, 04:29 PM   #71
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We notched the subframe further so the engine would move back toward the firewall and test a 3/4 in. shim in between the subframe and body to drop it lower







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Old 11-12-2012, 04:30 PM   #72
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Haven't updated in a while but the heads came back a couple weeks ago. I ended up replacing all the intake valves as there were 4 that were confirmed as bent. The shop re-did all the seats and milled the heads 0.03

As an FYI, I was able to buy the LSA intake valves as they are the same size as the L92 valves I had. For reference, that part no is: 12605223 and they run just under $5 each and I was able to get 8 of them for around $42 shipped
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:30 PM   #73
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I took the bellhousing off the transmission and mounted it on the mockup motor. I also placed some shims on the subframe to lower it about 3/4". I had to make about a 3/8in dent on the drivers side of the tunnel so the bellhousing would clear.

I then put the motor on jackstands and aligned it into place. The steering rack now has much more clearance and went from being about 3" below the subframe to about 1" below the subframe. The motor still has a little room to be raised so I may only have to drop the rack about 1/2" which I can make up for with a bumpsteer kit

The intake sticks out only slightly and I am able to close the hood but it very tight but I should be able to slightly modify that portion of the hood to clear


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Old 11-12-2012, 04:31 PM   #74
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We made some progress in the last few days. The Miata is on the ground with the Engine, trans and rear end mounted. We have started wiring it up.

On the Subaru, we cut out 3/4" subframe spacers from aluminum and got the subframe in position.

Then we trimmed the subframe so we had enough clearance to be able to weld rectangle bar and steel plate in to reinforce.

We were able to get the engine level and positioned and started welding from the engine mounts towards the frame rails.

The plan is to use the rectangle bar to get from the mounts to the frame. then weld the bar to the subframe and then we are going to user 1 1/2" square bar to make a box around the oil pan and connect it to the radiator support at the front. I will post some pics shortly of where we are so far


Pic of the subframe spacer





Pic of new, much improved steering rack clearance


Starting to build the new subframe




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Old 11-12-2012, 06:49 PM   #75
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looking good.....
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