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Old 12-28-2004, 03:29 PM   #1
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Hey guys i am new to the forums but had a few questions....I got a line on a RHD legacy mail car, and i was just wondering what kind of motor i could drop into this bad lad.....EJ20 seems like the best possible option.....And would the tranny bolt up or would i need a whole new drivetrain to make it work??? Any help is appreciated, and i think it would be the ultimate sleeper and RHD would ROCK!!!!!

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Old 12-28-2004, 06:48 PM   #2
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Hopefully many of the more knowledgeable of the forum will chime in... But, fwiw, go over the transmission carefully. I've talked to two of the ladies around here who drive RFD routes and they have had to rebuild their transmissions at least once, and they are automatics. I'm assuming yours will be, as well. I would be concerned, especially if the car has high mileage. Besides, you'd prefer a manual shifter in your left hand, now wouldn't you?

I'm assuming the original engine is a 2.2? If you're going to do an engine swap anyway, I'm sure there will be those who will point you in the direction of a (re)built 2.2, especially if the transmission is okay or you are going to get it rebuilt.

For oddity's sake, RHD would be super keen and neat-o. But, for practicality... Remember, ATMs, toll booth windows, and fast food take-out windows are on the other side of the car.

I'm anxious to read what replies you get. Good luck.
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Old 12-28-2004, 07:47 PM   #3
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chances are if you want an ej20 you will get the tranny also...but you could use the auto tranny without and problems.. you just need an automatic ecu.
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Old 12-28-2004, 09:15 PM   #4
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TTT any more information or anyone that has actually done anything to a mail car let me know i am extremely interested, but if it is going to be a dead end i can always fall back on my friend's drift ready 240 SX that he is getting rid of!!!!! SR20DET every JIC suspension part, Blitz FMIC the whole nine yards!!!!
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Old 12-30-2004, 06:12 PM   #5
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First off pull up a chair and take a look around the site and other subaru websites too. You could put in the twin turbo legacy engine into since it's already right hand drive. The left hand drive cars need major work to get this engine to fit properly.
You can find these engines cheap as nobody really wants them as they're hard to fit. I would look for a complete front clip if i were going to do the swap as you would have everything there. You could just piece stuff together, but that would take forever and cost more.
I was thinking about buying a local postal car and having some fun with it, but have too many cars as it is.
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Old 12-30-2004, 06:45 PM   #6
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being you have the RHD legacy, you could actually fit the twin turbo engine in there

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Old 01-03-2005, 08:48 PM   #7
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I have a 2001 RSK twin turbo drive train complete with a steering wheel shift auto that would be the coolest> A RSK B-4 mail hauler!!

cheap! let me know Kevin
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:51 PM   #8
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I hope he gets this message!!!
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Old 01-03-2005, 10:27 PM   #9
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Yeah, TT motor!! that'd be cool and unique.

Or you could swap in an EJ22T from a US legacy (dont think the postal was a T).

But be sure you always have a passenger for those drive-throughs.
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:38 PM   #10
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I'd go initially with the B4 twin turbo swap. Then swap bottom ends with an ej257 to get that smooth torque delivery.

but if your looking for instant long and reliable power delivery and don't know much about cars get a nissan. Bigger enthusist group, cheaper parts and more easy to aquire information

Also, tell me where this wagon is and how much. I'll buy it.
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