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Old 05-02-2014, 04:46 AM   #1
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Just wanted to share my new project!1990 Subaru Legacy 5speed awd. Turns out someone put some freakin sealant into the engine and it needs to be replaced. Picked it up for $500 with $300 in back taxes









What I thought was a blown head gasket was… BLOWN MOTOR





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New wheels! Bigger than my 5.5inch steelies!







stock seats were way gone so I picked up some 04 WRX front and back seats with carpet and steering wheel for $300! Seats were dirty so took em off and power washed.









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100 zipties for front and back!!! SOrry no more pics



04 WRX carpets fit pretty well but gap between backseats and door







TEST FIT!





GOTTA FIX THIS! I was thinking about making a little cubby.



Well since I found out my motor is blown I've decided to swap in a turbo motor! I also picked up 04 STI suspension which is basically bolt on so I'm getting set for autoX and maybe some RALLY! LOL :jump:
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Kickass subaru, I love these old leggos. It looks like you are jumping in head first, which is how i built my subie .

A turbo swap would be AWESOME, but make sure you do your research as it's no simple task. You might be better off finding one of the various motors that WILL swap right in and be controlled by the OEM ecu. If it's a SOHC (i'm not well versed in those 90's legacys), you can stick with any newer SOHC motor (2.2 or 2.5) and get it running that way.
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Congrats on buying a $500 car for $800 with a blown motor. Otoh I'm in for Subaru hoonage, continue on.
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Congrats on buying a $500 car for $800 with a blown motor. Otoh I'm in for Subaru hoonage, continue on.
To give him credit OP is in hawaii, so i'd actually assume that is a decent deal.

That said, I built my 99 forester with a 07 ej253 and brand new hg/timing/wp stuffs for sub ~$1200
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LIMITED "OEOE" EDITION: Special steering compass which points toward anywhere you are going!







You have to trim the clips, thats it.


Here are the seats by the way!

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Center council broke so.. JB WELD





You gotta trim the WRX carpet and take out some of the padding for the center council to fit




Tested the kicker panel thing with the original grey carpet. What do you guys think? The cloths on the doors will be reupholstered dark grey so I think I need to make them the same as my carpet.



Didn't get much done today but I did just score on craigslist! Free 08 STI speakers and head unit! I'm going on a little vacation across the island to pick them up.
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To give him credit OP is in hawaii, so i'd actually assume that is a decent deal.

That said, I built my 99 forester with a 07 ej253 and brand new hg/timing/wp stuffs for sub ~$1200
How?? I picked up a 2002 Forester the other week, guy said someone told him it had catastrophic engine failure. I tore it down last night and only thing I found is the timing belt idler bearing failed spectacularly and there are little bearings everywhere. However before that I was looking for engines and couldn't find an EJ251 for less then $1000 and none were near me.

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