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  • jlheidtke
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    Wait! We are supposed to work on the projects? When did that start?😀

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  • alexofnazareth
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    Originally posted by nad View Post


    Seems you have the same problem i do.

    Too many projects.
    Idk, its helpful to have many projects so you don't fixate on one and get demotivated.

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  • Waiex191
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    Originally posted by nad View Post


    Seems you have the same problem i do.

    Too many projects.
    We should have a "who has too many projects" thread. I'd be a contender to win.

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  • nad
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    Originally posted by alexofnazareth View Post
    First I need to get the Wagon's manual swap finished so I can reclaim some space in the driveway.

    Seems you have the same problem i do.

    Too many projects.

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  • alexofnazareth
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    I finally scrapped the shell now that the yards are open. Its nice to have my trailer back again. I need to connect the wire harness back to the engine and reconnect the fuel system to confirm that the thing still runs. lol

    First I need to get the Wagon's manual swap finished so I can reclaim some space in the driveway.

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  • alexofnazareth
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    I mean, if someone wanted to donate the dash there's literally nothing major that prevents doing that. I need a new steering rack anyway.

    Also all of the SRS, HVAC, Seat, Tail lamp, etc wires have been removed/cut. I'm going through and tidying up things with shrink wrap and snap wrap. Also, I came across two cut wires from the fuel pump connectors and became confused. I cut the harness after those connectors since I didnt expect anything I'd need would be behind the rear seat. Well apparently these things have a Fuel Pump Control Module thats bolted in trunk by the left tail light...glad I wasn't able to scrap this thing due to the Quarantine.

    It's my hope to connect the harness up this weekend and fire up the engine to make sure the CANBUS is still happy with what remains.

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  • Waiex191
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    Awesome project. Would be cool if you made it RHD too!

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  • alexofnazareth
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    Yup, its the EZ30R and its only slightly longer than the EJ25. The EJ/EZ engines are more wide than they are long, so I've got an inch or so on each side of clearance [similar to how it fits in the Legacy].

    In the shot you referenced the axle is pretty much flat. I'll probably go with a 2" drop to gain some additional height. I'm still torn on whether or not I should go with ridiculous tire sizes (30-32"). If I stick with 28" it'll look a lot cleaner, allow for more suspension travel, and will generally perform better. But part of me wants to go full send with this and go big.
    Last edited by alexofnazareth; 04-28-2020, 10:49 AM.

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  • jlheidtke
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    Is that the 6? If so, I am surprised you got all of engine in there. That final shot from post 22 with the wheel sitting on the axle looks real good.

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  • alexofnazareth
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    My hands are sticky.

    And not in the fun way.

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  • alexofnazareth
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    I got happy with the angle grinder and cut out the top section of the tunnel to tuck the transmission up. The Engine/Trans oil pans will stick down, but I'll just cover them with a skid plate. Otherwise, it was pretty easy to get it up to the position I wanted.

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  • alexofnazareth
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    Time to cut away sheet metal to tuck the trans a couple inches higher so its not so exposed under the car. I'll probably stop when the drive shaft tucked as far up as it can go in the "exhaust tunnel"

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    I'm torn on how far forward I want to end up mounting this thing. The 3rd pic has things positioned roughly where Id need them to be able to run 32" tires. IMO, thats much too far forward and would probably make this much too nose heavy. The previous car I messed with could only manage 28" tires due to how close they were to the wheel wells.



    I'll keep playing with the position of the Engine/Drivetrain after I cut a hole for things to go up higher.
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    Last edited by alexofnazareth; 04-25-2020, 12:43 PM.

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  • alexofnazareth
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    Got the Legacy out to my buddy's house. It sits until the quarantine is lifted and the yards are open to take scrap. I'm also reminded of how I'm glad I didn't sell the Vue. That thing is a champ.



    The SL is in the garage now. I'll shove the EZ30/5EAT under it tomorrow to free up some garage space. I plan on cutting out the radiator support to allow shit to be mounted further forward as I plan on using the Tribeca's driveshaft to stretch the wheelbase to 108". That'll allow me to run retardedly big rubber when I get to that point.
    Last edited by alexofnazareth; 04-23-2020, 06:55 PM.

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  • Yerboogieman
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    Insert "Just Do It" GIF here. Harbor Freight Winches are pretty cheap.

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  • alexofnazareth
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    Yesterday I dropped the gas tank out of the SL and bolted the SW's rear subframe in half way to be able to roll the thing around.

    To do the same for the Legacy, I have to partially bolt the rear subframe back in, which will also need to be removed at the yard. I'm still trying to figure out how to get the front of that car rolling and also tall enough to clear the front of my trailer [Installing front struts/knuckles and maybe ratchet strapping them forward so they aren't so wobbly]. I'm gonna use turd knuckles on the Legacy struts so I can install the 28" KO2s to help lift the front end.

    It's gonna be a bitch rolling this thing onto the trailer alone. I'll need to see if I can get a come along on my hitch to help bring it aboard...

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