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Old 09-24-2018, 04:19 AM   #51
lambaru
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2014 WRX Hatch
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This warms my heart dearly.
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Old 09-24-2018, 11:44 PM   #52
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Love where this is going!
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:05 PM   #53
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2014 OB 2.5i 6MT
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I pulled the engine - without a motor hoist! It's just light enough for two guys to manhandle it out onto the ground. Very easy engine removal overall, with me never pulling an EA71 before it still only took a little over an hour. But anyway I pulled it because there's a lot of oil leaking on the rear lower part of the engine, and I assumed it was the rear main seal but what I found is that someone in the past installed the rocker covers without any gaskets or sealant. So I put new gaskets in there and on the oil pan, replaced the front and rear main seals anyway, and installed a new clutch and pressure plate while I was in there. I removed the charcoal canister and I think I'm going to delete the EGR and air suction systems before I reinstall. Then I've got a friend with a welder coming to fabricate a new exhaust from the y-pipe back.

I shot this one on a 35mm film camera using ISO3200 black and white film:

Friday night cruising in the banana by Jason Ahrns, on Flickr

New aftermarket wheels have been annoying to deal with. The company I ordered the white JR6 wheels (see above post) canceled the order when they discovered how much shipping to Alaska costs. I then went back to the original Drag DR20 wheels and tried to order them twice from two different vendors, both times the vendors canceled because the finish I want has been discontinued. So why do you have them listed for sale on your website? Anyway I made my 4th order attempt yesterday, this time with some Enkei Apache II wheels that I think will give a nice old school look. Let's hope they actually ship this time.

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Old 10-02-2018, 02:33 PM   #54
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EA63 , EA81T, EJ20G,
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Are you ordering custom 4x140 wheels?
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:17 PM   #55
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Are you ordering custom 4x140 wheels?
No, I'm having the hubs redrilled to a 4x114 bolt pattern
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:44 PM   #56
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Well it took long enough, but the hubs are redrilled to 4x114.3mm and the wheels are installed. I mounted 185/55r15 Bridgestone Blizzaks on the 15x7 wheels with +38mm offset and the fitment is pretty tight in the rear where it clears the trailing arm, but it seems to work. I'll withhold final judgement on the fitment until I drive it; I have some 14mm spacers for the rear if it needs it.

Wagon build log 29 by Jason Ahrns, on Flickr

Wagon build log 30 by Jason Ahrns, on Flickr

I feel like it could stand to be lowered a little bit now, but that will probably have to wait until spring.

No photos yet, but I also installed a tachometer mounted to the the 2:00 position on the steering column, and a three gauge pod under the radio to house oil pressure, oil temperature, and wideband A/F ratio, and all gauges are wired except the A/F gauge doesn't yet have a sensor to plug into until I get a new exhaust built. EGR pipe is deleted and air suction system is disabled, and I cleaned out the now-unused vacuum hoses and capped the vacuum ports so it's a lot cleaner in the engine bay now. I hope to have it driving again this weekend.
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:38 AM   #57
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Well it's winter now, here's some shots out and about in town

1977 Subaru Wagon by Jason Ahrns, on Flickr

1977 Subaru Wagon by Jason Ahrns, on Flickr

Flaunt it by Jason Ahrns, on Flickr
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:43 AM   #58
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05 Saabaru JDM STi
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Looks fantastic.
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:53 AM   #59
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Sold 2002 WRX
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Looks awesome!! Those snow pics are begging for a period correct Barrecrafters ski rack on the roof!
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:21 PM   #60
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She runs pretty much perfectly even in the cold weather. Backfire when I turn the engine off, which could probably be fixed with some more timing/carb tuning, but otherwise it starts up instantly and purrs. The heater is weak enough, and the cabin is drafty enough, that I don't drive it below 0F, but I let it sit untouched for a month in some seriously cold temps (approaching -40) and it still started right back up when I got in and tried.

Bit of a photo dump here:

Subaru in the snow by Jason Ahrns, on Flickr

Side by Side by Jason Ahrns, on Flickr

1977 Wagon by Jason Ahrns, on Flickr

1977 Wagon by Jason Ahrns, on Flickr

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Old 01-31-2019, 07:45 PM   #61
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This is one of the coolest things I've seen here on NASIOC.
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:06 PM   #62
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I probably said it before but I'll say it again. This thing is awesome.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:06 PM   #63
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Yep, I need to get another couple coats of paint on that driver's side fender. That was the last panel we painted, and we ran out of paint after two coats (all the others had at least 4 coats). I'll probably get around to that once it warms up again this summer.

1977 Subaru by Jason Ahrns, on Flickr

1977 Subaru by Jason Ahrns, on Flickr

Subaru at Creamer's Field by Jason Ahrns, on Flickr

Gas Station by Jason Ahrns, on Flickr
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:14 PM   #64
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I love this thing so much
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:04 AM   #65
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2017 WRX limited
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This is what being an enthusiast is all about. Its sad that the next generation of car guys will miss an opportunity to do something this awesome. This is really cool car.
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