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Old 11-12-2015, 01:41 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,

Thought I'd say hi to everyone and introduce myself.

I'm a dude living in the Silicon Valley (Northern California) and I work in tech. I currently own and drive a 2000 2.5RS that I built from 2 different wrecked vehicles, and am half way through swapping it to a JDM Version 5, but with all accessories needed to Bar and legalize the swap.

I basically took this:

To get this going, I had to replace the motor and move it. Then, I got to strip it



And take parts off of this (motor, drivetrain, wiring, whatever part was in better condition)


(which ended up like this)



To make this






Which over the years turned into this




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Old 11-12-2015, 02:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to NASIOC, TC. Looks to be a really fun project! Looking forward to seeing it progress to a finished car. Have fun with it and keep us updated!
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:55 PM   #3
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Sir. We do not allow pornography to be posted on this site. Please refrain from doing so.
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:59 PM   #4
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We need more new members like you. Nice project sir!
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:29 PM   #5
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Sir. We do not allow pornography to be posted on this site. Please refrain from doing so.
Correct. All pornography needs to be PM'd directly through me so that I can screen it for tastefulness. Needless to say this is filth.

(Awesome build btw, color choice is spot on )

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Old 11-12-2015, 03:57 PM   #6
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Correct. All pornography needs to be PM'd directly through me so that I can screen it for tastefulness. Needless to say this is filth.

(Awesome build btw, color choice is spot on )

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Agreed. I needed new pants just thinking about reopening NASIOC, let alone this thread.

Filth!! Horrible horrible FILTH!!!
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:59 PM   #7
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Agreed. I needed new pants just thinking about reopening NASIOC, let alone this thread.

Filth!! Horrible horrible FILTH!!!
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Old 11-12-2015, 05:03 PM   #8
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Geez Rick,

I'm too used to RS25 - waiting days for responses. Ya'll are quick!

Thanks for the kind words. I've actually been doing this for a little while - the car was originally bought in December 2010 (first picture), and was up and running in August 2011 after doing a full OEM automatic to manual swap (main wiring harness, ECU, trans, diff, axles, hubs, drive shaft, etc.)

So now I'm at the next stage which will be started over my Thanksgiving break - swapping the transmission, driveshaft, diff, rear hubs, struts and springs, brakes (4pot / 1pot, vented rear), front and rear cross members, and sway bars, while also putting in new diff, outrigger, lateral link, and trailing arm bushings and capping it all off with the crossmember lockdown bolts, camber bolts up front, SS lines, new fluid, rebuilt calipers, and group n top hats (re-used from current setup).


Since you are all so quick to respond, where should I turn for clutches? Right now it looks like Rally Sport Direct has a decent selection for cheap, but I figure a vendor on here can beat them.

-TC

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Old 11-12-2015, 05:51 PM   #9
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Sounds like you've got a lot of work ahead of you, but that garage looks like a nice spot to barricade yourself away in for the holiday weekend

Take a look through the Vendor drivetrain section to see what they have to offer for deals (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=119); I personally like going through RSD because of both their selection and prices, but also for their customer service.

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Old 11-12-2015, 06:40 PM   #10
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Sounds like you've got a lot of work ahead of you, but that garage looks like a nice spot to barricade yourself away in for the holiday weekend

Take a look through the Vendor drivetrain section to see what they have to offer for deals (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=119); I personally like going through RSD because of both their selection and prices, but also for their customer service.

-Art
Awesome, thank you!

I've been poking my head through there, just wasn't sure if there was one that had a better selection and prices and stood out. i.e. I know 42 autosports used to have the best prices on timing belt kits for the SOHC motors, but he's unfortunately not around anymore.

Oh and that holiday weekend? I'm betting this takes me the better part of 3-4 days (I work by myself with mostly hand tools).... But hey, free feast on Thursday is sure to help keep me going if I run into a snag

-TC
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:31 PM   #11
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This is filthy, like a dumpster.
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:43 PM   #12
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Awesome, thank you!

I've been poking my head through there, just wasn't sure if there was one that had a better selection and prices and stood out. i.e. I know 42 autosports used to have the best prices on timing belt kits for the SOHC motors, but he's unfortunately not around anymore.

Oh and that holiday weekend? I'm betting this takes me the better part of 3-4 days (I work by myself with mostly hand tools).... But hey, free feast on Thursday is sure to help keep me going if I run into a snag

-TC
Best of luck to you; the only car-related thing I manage to accomplish over Thanksgiving weekend last year was taking a turkey-induced nap in the back of the Forester with my dog while the rest of my family looked for me.

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Old 11-13-2015, 06:39 PM   #13
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Best of luck to you; the only car-related thing I manage to accomplish over Thanksgiving weekend last year was taking a turkey-induced nap in the back of the Forester with my dog while the rest of my family looked for me.

-Art
Thanks! Yep, I'm expecting the coma to last for more than that evening, but I do find a quick snifter or two of whisky helps with digestion. Helps cut through all the cheese I'll be consuming.

All parts are on order, and I'll be having one hell of a thanksgiving break. I'll update here once I have something to show for all my work. But basically I'll have a Version 5 with the ****ty 251 motor in it, but with all new bearings, bushings, and ball joints, clutch, flywheel, brakes, etc.

Then the real fun begins.... time for the 207 to be rebuilt and plopped in. If only it hadn't somehow munched on its rod bearings while crossing the pacific

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Old 11-19-2015, 12:28 PM   #14
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Thanks! Yep, I'm expecting the coma to last for more than that evening, but I do find a quick snifter or two of whisky helps with digestion. Helps cut through all the cheese I'll be consuming.

All parts are on order, and I'll be having one hell of a thanksgiving break. I'll update here once I have something to show for all my work. But basically I'll have a Version 5 with the ****ty 251 motor in it, but with all new bearings, bushings, and ball joints, clutch, flywheel, brakes, etc.

Then the real fun begins.... time for the 207 to be rebuilt and plopped in. If only it hadn't somehow munched on its rod bearings while crossing the pacific

-TC
Excited for this, keep us posted with plenty of pics please

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Old 11-19-2015, 04:45 PM   #15
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Learn to use the search function, this topic had been covered a million times in a bazillion threads why don't you do some reading before you get on here and.....

Wha??? A new member who knows what they are doing?!?!?!?! Welcome to NASIOC!!!

Sick build!!!
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Old 11-20-2015, 02:22 PM   #16
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Here's a couple of teasers







The clip is going away today or tomorrow, along with extra parts I have no use for. All of the parts needed for the Thanksgiving work have come in. However, before I can even start on the Subaru, the E30 needs its starter replaced so I at least have a backup car, albeit a stripped, loud, hot one. I also sourced a place nearby that can press in the diff and outrigger bushings, but the timeframe may not sync up with what I need... going to be interesting getting all of the work done in essentially 3 days.

More pictures to follow.

-TC

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Old 11-30-2015, 02:57 AM   #17
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So I got to work and got a bunch done, but as it sits, I'm about a week shy of when it'll be done. Mind you, this so far took 60 hours in 6 days, working by myself. And to further the grief, I re-injured a cracked rib from years ago.

New parts that went in:
- Whiteline Subframe lockdown bolts
- Whiteline Lateral Link Bushings
- Whiteline Diff Bushings
- Whiteline Outrigger Bushings
- Whiteline camber bolts (front)
- 4 Pot rebuild Kits
- Boss Traverse
- SS Brake Lines
- Stoptech Rear Pads
- Exedy OEM clutch kit
- ACT Streetlight Flywheel
- SS Clutch line
- Shift Fork Boot

From the clip:
- Front cross member
- Alum control arms
- Transmission
- With OEM short shift kit
- Driveshaft
- Diff
- Rear Hubs
- All 4 axles
- All brakes (4pot / 1 pot, vented rear)
- All Suspension (KYB inverted w/ Group N top hats)
- Battery/Starter main harness
- Engine Bay Fuse Cluster


To start, the clip was hauled off to make room:


Then my car up on stands:


Whole rear end comes out:



Transmission:


Front cross member:


Old and New (Steering rack, all bushings, ball joints, etc. were transferred over):



ACT Lightweight Flywheel and Exedy OEM Clutch:


Transferred all shifter bushings, sensors, and retained OEM short-shifter

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Old 11-30-2015, 02:58 AM   #18
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JDM Tans bell housing connected:


After this, I got the rear cross member, outrigger, lateral links, and diff in. All of the mounts got fresh Whiteline bushings:



I also took the time to do a full rebuild the front calipers:






So I'm pretty far in, but I ran out of steam. Between my rib killing me, and using up all of my free days from work on just this project, I'm a bit burned out. Today I took off from working on it, but the rest will be finished this week. Still to do:

- Press out axle from spare hub √

- Rebuild rear calipers √

- Mount:
- Drive shaft √
- All hubs √
- All Axles √
- All Brakes √
- Intake √
- Exhaust √
- Battery √

- Fill/Bleed
- Brakes √
- Power Steering √
- Clutch √
- Transmission √
- Diff √

- Re-check all crucial torques √

- Final once over √

- Test in the air, if pass, attach wheels and get alignment √

I'll post more once I get something to report. Good news is I found that all of my previous struts were blown, the front right rotor warped, the rear calipers seized/old and tired, starting-to-fail rear wheel bearing, 3 of 4 axles were aftermarket and have crappy CV's, flywheel had slight hot spots or small glazing on clutch disk, battery was leaking. Now, deal is, I knew about all of these and have just been waiting on a time to hit them all at once with new OEM parts. Good to know where every part is at on it's life cycle, and after 216,000 miles, this car needed a serious tune up.

-TC

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Old 12-07-2015, 03:39 PM   #19
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All right!

The car is back up and running now, new drivetrain and all. There's a few small kinks to work out, but I'm back on the road.

Took 15 days with 85+ hours to accomplish, but the reward has been worth it. The suspension *works*, the brakes are far superior, some of the creaks and groans from old bushings are gone, un-even steering has been resolved, and the new trans and diff are sublime - even decreasing my turning radius due to a tighter rear end and hotter diff. Couple that with a new clutch that isn't slipping, a new flywheel that makes accel and decel a bit snappier, and this car has new life breathed into it.

I still need to rebuild that EJ207 to drop in, but I think I can take a step back and enjoy what I have, for now.

-TC



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Old 12-07-2015, 04:04 PM   #20
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Congrats, TC! Job well done! To be completely honest, this is one car I would love to see in the classic World Rally Blue color. I realize the donor cars were a mishmash of colors, but WRB always looks so sexy on the older Subies.
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:34 PM   #21
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Congrats, TC! Job well done! To be completely honest, this is one car I would love to see in the classic World Rally Blue color. I realize the donor cars were a mishmash of colors, but WRB always looks so sexy on the older Subies.
Thanks!

A new color is on the way, but not until after the engine and interior are *done.* So, likely, about 1-2 years off.

It won't be WRB, but it'll be Sonic Blue (22B Blue) with the essential gold riiiiiiiims. But all in due time. Cosmetics, as it were, are last on my list.

For what it's worth, here's prior to the current paint job:


-TC

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Old 12-07-2015, 04:49 PM   #22
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Nice car, love all the work you did, wish i had that time and paciencr
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All right!

The car is back up and running now, new drivetrain and all. There's a few small kinks to work out, but I'm back on the road.

Took 15 days with 85+ hours to accomplish, but the reward has been worth it. The suspension *works*, the brakes are far superior, some of the creaks and groans from old bushings are gone, un-even steering has been resolved, and the new trans and diff are sublime - even decreasing my turning radius due to a tighter rear end and hotter diff. Couple that with a new clutch that isn't slipping, a new flywheel that makes accel and decel a bit snappier, and this car has new life breathed into it.

I still need to rebuild that EJ207 to drop in, but I think I can take a step back and enjoy what I have, for now.

-TC
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