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Old 07-18-2007, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default progress report: I do work on this engine bay!

been working on my swap a little..kinda got sidetracked..instead of just swapping in an ej20...i decided to "gangsta it out" a little!

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after:






EDIT: More Pic's On Page 2, 3, and 4!!!!!!

every single 10mm and 12mm nut, bolt, and screw is brand new, OEM, cadium plated(gold)

every single steel brakcket has been sand blasted and then painted with dupont base coat(custom mix color i made..kinda like bronze/gunmetal)

everything was removed except for the oem struts and bolts holding them in, fuel lines coming from driver side firewall, and the stock wire harness' hanging from the firewall.(wireharness is being completley removed and redone anyways)

ditching the ABS and going non ABS from a 93-95 impreza L...all i need is the prop valve and the master-prop lines.(both items on thier way via ups)

im also doing a full tuck on the entire engine bay..you wont see any un-necessary wireharness, the fusebox, windshield washer bottle, and battery will be downsized to save weight and relocated to the trunk.(thanks to AMS for thier small battery relocation kit)

im going to be running 2 small electric "pull" fans 12" in diameter towards the middle of the radiator to save enough clearence for the equal length header, and to prevent any possible melting of the fans.

all of this will be in pics when the progress is made.

engine, crossmember, and FMIC will be mocked up this weekend.


ill update this thread with more pics as progress continues to grow.

note: all body work, paint work, and mechanical work is being done by me, and me alone.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:34 PM   #2
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very nice. good work so far! keep it up.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:37 PM   #3
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nice job
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:38 PM   #4
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keep it up !
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:54 PM   #5
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very clean... nice!
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:18 PM   #6
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lookin good so far!
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:19 PM   #7
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lookin good so far!
its only going to get better
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:42 PM   #8
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ballin!
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:43 PM   #9
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mad props
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:53 PM   #10
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I thought you were trying to sell this, what happened?

Looks good so far.
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:57 PM   #11
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i was trying to sell it..then i decided to build it haha.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:23 PM   #12
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Great job man, that's a lot of work!
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:25 PM   #13
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so far i have 19.5 hours into it from start to what you see there(removing engine and everything else, prepping engine bay, paint, clearcoat, re-install what you see.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:26 PM   #14
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great work.. not many people take the time to do that kind of thing. hell id be happy just completing an engine swap on my own!
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:33 PM   #15
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thank you very much.
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:25 PM   #16
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its in your blood.............................honda

cant wait to see it done. we need to get together when this thing is done.
you painting the outside?
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:44 AM   #17
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that looks nicer then some of the new car engine bay... awesome job!
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:22 AM   #18
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Looking good! What is going in that gaping engine bay? Stock transmission and suspension?
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:26 AM   #19
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SOOO tell us..stock tranny your gonna be using? What yr rex motor?

Looking good, might have to stop by sometime.
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:32 PM   #20
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its in your blood.............................honda

cant wait to see it done. we need to get together when this thing is done.
you painting the outside?
hahah, true that..im applying alot of what i learned in my honda days to the subaru...the wire tuck is gonna be sick..thinking about doing a brake line tuck too

the outside and interior is getting painted this fall.

its a stock 01 rs tranny(im going to be using that until it breaks then ill put in my spare schtuff!)

suspension isnt staying stock for long...full coilovers and f&r sway bar's are in the mail.

still need to do somthing about brakes and wheels but thats not really important right now.

im down to get together and things.
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:47 PM   #21
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Very nice, this is the way to do it!
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:51 PM   #22
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cleaned up the bell housing and trans today...**** looks brand new!

also cleaning up the axle's so they look brand new..i like the color green.

front crossmember is being painted tonight and will be built tomorrow.
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:44 PM   #23
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:08 PM   #24
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sweet!!!
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:14 PM   #25
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Good job so far.
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