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Old 05-27-2017, 02:25 PM   #1
Sour_K
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I was thinking up an idea for a group/business. Utah could use a group like the bike collective but for cars. A place where you can meet with someone knowledgeable that will guide you in mods/repair. I'm sure there'd be tons of legal stuff to deal with, but it would be nice to have a place to take my car and learn how to tear down and build an engine with access to tools and the guidance of an experienced mechanic.

I wanna build my car, I have a beater to dd, but it's a lot to take on with little experience. I actually want to do the work and learn, but have no idea where to start. How'd you all get started building motors?
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Old 05-30-2017, 11:14 PM   #2
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Not sure what they have in SLC, but Denver has a place where you essentially rent out engines bays and use their tools. They have ASE Certified mechanics on hand to help, but obvious that's more. Here's the link. http://diyautorepairshops.com/index.php, maybe you can search for something like that in Utah.
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Old 06-01-2017, 12:56 AM   #3
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How'd you all get started building motors?
I bought a 93 turbo Legacy and the head gaskets went out the next day. I bought some tools, got the FSM and followed the instructions as well as reading a bunch of threads. Runs like a champ six years later.

That gave me the confidence to tackle any automotive challenge. Next I bought a WRX with a blown engine and blown tranny, read a bunch more threads and built a 22T and now I have a 350 whp DD.

If you can read and follow instructions, have patience and determination, and are willing to rebuild again if you **** up then you'll be fine.
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Old 06-05-2017, 12:00 AM   #4
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I bought a 93 turbo Legacy and the head gaskets went out the next day. I bought some tools, got the FSM and followed the instructions as well as reading a bunch of threads. Runs like a champ six years later.

That gave me the confidence to tackle any automotive challenge. Next I bought a WRX with a blown engine and blown tranny, read a bunch more threads and built a 22T and now I have a 350 whp DD.

If you can read and follow instructions, have patience and determination, and are willing to rebuild again if you **** up then you'll be fine.
That's essentially what I'd be doing. I'll have to start doing some searches and stockpiling threads. Turbo/tune is my next thing. I can do that no problem (the turbo part). It's just a little daunting when it comes to full engine work.

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Not sure what they have in SLC, but Denver has a place where you essentially rent out engines bays and use their tools. They have ASE Certified mechanics on hand to help, but obvious that's more. Here's the link. http://diyautorepairshops.com/index.php, maybe you can search for something like that in Utah.
We used to have a place like that called greasemonkeys, but as far as I know they've all closed down. That would be ideal, or just having a good friend that works on Subaru's that's willing to split a case of beer over a few weekends.
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