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Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/13/12 10:58 a.m.

Here are a few shots of my current project. It's a 2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited Wagon that coughed up it's engine at 116k miles. I just picked it up from the original owner, 45 minutes after it was posted on Craigslist.. It's got leather interior, sunroof, automatic transmission and new Yokohamas. This was a $30k+ car a mere seven years ago.

The engine was removed by a Subaru dealership, so dropping in a replacement should be fairly straightforward.

I haven't really decided what direction I'm going to take with this one. I was looking for a project, so when I saw this I moved quickly, but it's not a car that I'd really need when it's done. I just hauled it home and haven't even taken a good look at everything yet. I still need to clean it up and get a good assessment of the whole situation.

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I need to address this little issue...

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4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury UltimaDork
8/13/12 11:12 a.m.
Woody wrote: Photobucket I need to address this little issue...

I assume you mean you need to do something about that stupid S pattern shifter and the lack of a sufficient quantity of pedals.

either way though, youre my hero

Gearhead_42
Gearhead_42 Dork
8/13/12 1:10 p.m.

In reply to Woody:

I have this burning need to build one to full Spec.B badassery.

Looking forward to your project

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/13/12 1:26 p.m.
Gearhead_42 wrote: In reply to Woody: I have this burning need to build one to full Spec.B badassery.

I see that you already have a donor car...

Hocrest
Hocrest HalfDork
8/13/12 1:29 p.m.

I've been starting to see a supply of H6 EZ30's in the U-Pull yards around here...

sachilles
sachilles Dork
8/13/12 2:10 p.m.

Got a ej255 core.

With mine I did a basically stock ej255 with a custom vf48 mated to the stock intercooler. That auto is fairly tolerable as that is what I have.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/13/12 2:25 p.m.
4cylndrfury wrote: I assume you mean you need to do something about that stupid S pattern shifter and the lack of a sufficient quantity of pedals. either way though, you're my hero

Actually, I wouldn't mind the automatic in a car like this. My nephew bought a 2005 WRX automatic (I had a 2004 WRX 5 speed at the time) and I was surprised at how well the turbo worked with the automatic.

DaveEstey
DaveEstey Dork
8/13/12 2:38 p.m.

the 5EAT in the Legacy GT is a MUCH better auto than what came in the WRX.

MrJoshua
MrJoshua PowerDork
8/13/12 2:42 p.m.

Just a FYI: I would totally DD a stick shift turbocharged version of that.............and I do like buying cars from you.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/13/12 2:45 p.m.
MrJoshua wrote: Just an FYI: I would totally DD a stick shift turbocharged version of that.............and I do like buying cars from you.

Just an FYI: I could be totally talked out of this thing.

You have my number and the guy with the trailer already knows how to get to my house.

And yours.

sachilles
sachilles Dork
8/13/12 3:03 p.m.

What do you want for it, as is?

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury UltimaDork
8/13/12 3:07 p.m.
Woody wrote: Actually, I wouldn't mind the automatic in a car like this.

youre dead to me

I keed I keed...sorta

SilverFleet
SilverFleet Dork
8/13/12 3:32 p.m.

These are cool. My friend just blew a similar one up.

I was gonna suggest the whole pull the oil screen off the turbo oil return line thing, but it looks like you don't have that issue.

I still want one with a STI drivetrain.

MrJoshua
MrJoshua PowerDork
8/13/12 5:24 p.m.
sachilles wrote: What do you want for it, as is?

That is a good question.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/13/12 5:33 p.m.
MrJoshua wrote:
sachilles wrote: What do you want for it, as is?

That is a good question.

I need to spend some time with the car and put a little more thought into it. I've always really liked these cars.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
8/14/12 8:08 a.m.
MrJoshua wrote: Just a FYI: I would totally DD a stick shift turbocharged version of that.............and I do like buying cars from you.

Or, you could build an all wheel drive electric wagon...

MrJoshua
MrJoshua PowerDork
8/14/12 9:14 a.m.
Woody wrote:
MrJoshua wrote: Just a FYI: I would totally DD a stick shift turbocharged version of that.............and I do like buying cars from you.

Or, you could build an all wheel drive electric wagon...

Tempting.

DaveEstey
DaveEstey Dork
8/14/12 10:48 a.m.

There's one in the North West with a Grand National drivetrain.

sachilles
sachilles Dork
8/14/12 11:10 a.m.

In reply to DaveEstey: There is one in Montreal too.

SilverFleet
SilverFleet Dork
8/14/12 11:59 a.m.
DaveEstey wrote: There's one in the North West with a Grand National drivetrain.

Whoa.... WHAT???

That sounds kinda cool yet kinda backwards at the same time. Interesting.

sachilles
sachilles Dork
8/14/12 1:32 p.m.
SilverFleet
SilverFleet Dork
8/14/12 1:49 p.m.
sachilles wrote: link to the buick powered subie http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/my-subaru-beat-buick-heart-140053.html?t=140053&highlight=buick

Awesome, I'll have to read up on that later. I've seen LSX-swapped WRX's, but never a GN motor in a Legacy.

Side note: LS motors tend to melt Subaru R160 rear differentials.

sachilles
sachilles Dork
8/14/12 2:15 p.m.

Fairly certain it retains awd, where the ls swaps I've seen go to rear drive only.....which isn't fair to a R160 diff.

SilverFleet
SilverFleet Dork
8/14/12 3:14 p.m.
sachilles wrote: Fairly certain it retains awd, where the ls swaps I've seen go to rear drive only.....which isn't fair to a R160 diff.

It retains AWD? That is really cool. I must read that build thread.

fornetti14
fornetti14 HalfDork
8/15/12 6:31 a.m.

This thing is going to be sold before it's even unloaded from the trailer...

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