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fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Splinter » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:10 am

I bought this motor a few years ago from Matt Monson for a project I doubt I'll ever get started on, so maybe someone else can give it a go.

In the late 80s subaru decided to get serious about motorsports, they put together a special group to start going after some records by building special edition cars. One such car they built was a Subaru Legacy RS designed for a high speed endurance record, they claimed the world record, averaging 138mph for 18.5 days, covering 100,000km. Homologation rules meant they had to build 500 production cars (although I think they actually built closer to 800)

The group that made this car eventually became STI, and this is a motor out of one of those cars.
Closed deck 2.0L with oil squirters, massively hand ported heads, hydraulic valve lifters, sodium filled exhaust valves, forged pistons.

I bought the motor in pieces, had it machined and balanced, put in ARP headstuds (which had to be ground down to clear the cams), and it's sat in the corner of my parts room for the past 3 years.

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Signed crankshaft
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The intake manifold isn't available but it's just a standard EJ20G manifold.
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Shot of the huge ports
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The record breaking car it was designed for (courtesy of LegacyCentral)
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I paid a lot for this motor, and I've put quite a bit into it. I'm not interested in lowball offers at all. This is a piece of subaru history. Don't insult it.

Asking $2500

I have the rs-ra rear garnish for this too, I'll consider including that.
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Aerotech » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:24 am

Someone please build an TW-RA, I never got the chance. You could make a reproduction of the Possum Bourne pre-runner wagon with this motor. 8)
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by sqc151 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:57 am

^^ soon youll have the chance to do that again... ;)

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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by PhyrraM » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:11 am

This motor deserves to be backin a road car.

Man, timing on these things just won't align with me. I was broke when Matt had it for sale the first time. Was almost broke when ECS had Aerotech's motor up for sale. And now, I just finished my EJ2.35 short block. But if you can entertain something around $2000 (actually a bit less, for shipping) PM me.

Pre- or post- facelift on the rear garnish?

Good luck with the sale. I hope it finds a good home.
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Legacy Rally Guy » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:26 am

Actually I dont think that crank is "signed" the spelling on that is "RA RI-" the Katakana spelling for in Japanese for "rally"... I'm 99.999% sure on this... The dash after the "ri" character makes it a long syllable. Yup, I'm a language nerd :P
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by 93forestpearl » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:39 am

^ Thought it was signed by "Larry"?
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Apex3 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:59 am

Legacy Rally Guy wrote:Actually I dont think that crank is "signed" the spelling on that is "RA RI-" the Katakana spelling for in Japanese for "rally"... I'm 99.999% sure on this... The dash after the "ri" character makes it a long syllable. Yup, I'm a language nerd :P
Looks like 'rashii' to me, but I don't think that's a name either...And even if it was a name it would have to be a foreign name, they wouldn't write a Japanese name in Katakana.

God I'd love to have this engine, I am poor though

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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Splinter » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:04 am

93forestpearl wrote:^ Thought it was signed by "Larry"?
That's what my sister told me, who is fluent in Japanese.

Not saying 100% she's right tho.

But it makes a lot more sense that they'd sign their name on a hand built, hand balanced engine, rather than mysteriously writing 'rally' on it.
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Legacy Rally Guy » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:49 pm

Splinter wrote:
93forestpearl wrote:^ Thought it was signed by "Larry"?
That's what my sister told me, who is fluent in Japanese.

Not saying 100% she's right tho.

But it makes a lot more sense that they'd sign their name on a hand built, hand balanced engine, rather than mysteriously writing 'rally' on it.
No worries, I'm not fluent in Japanese, but I did sleep with a dictionary.. :P


Oh and it could be an American name, even if it was a Japanese guy building it... It's fairly common thing in Japan to have an American nick-name... But why in God's name would a Japanese guy pick Larry.. hehe that'd be about half difficult to pronounce for anyone with a native Japanese tongue. Like being stationed in Japan and being named, "William" or pronounced in Japanese "Wee riya- mu"

Yup, wish I could have my Legacy powered by that engine, best of luck!
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by evolutionmovement » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:50 pm

I would love to put that beauty in Tigershark, but that's too much of my budget and I shouldn't have that much power.
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Airgne » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:21 am

well my wife is japanese and see read the crank for me and said it could mean 3 differnt things.
1.raly
2.laly
3.rally

im thinking it is the last one.

i would buy this if i had the money. i have only seen 2 of these engines. this one and another in my freind adams impreza.
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Apex3 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:29 am

Am I the only one seeing two parallel lines on the middle character? I don't think it's a 'ri' I think it's a 'shi'

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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Airgne » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:07 am

Apex3 wrote:Am I the only one seeing two parallel lines on the middle character? I don't think it's a 'ri' I think it's a 'shi'
no your not the only one seeing it, but i think a japanese person would know how to say there own language.

the first means ra and the last is ly
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Splinter » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:31 am

But they say l's as r's and r's as l's, so la-ry

8)

So yea, someone buy my motor.
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Airgne » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:04 am

Splinter wrote:But they say l's as r's and r's as l's, so la-ry

8)

So yea, someone buy my motor.
:-D
yea my wife said it with a l but i knew she ment r. if you have it next year when i get my taxs i will come take it from your house with cash. if i had it now it would be in my car asap.
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Apex3 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:19 am

Airgne wrote:
Apex3 wrote:Am I the only one seeing two parallel lines on the middle character? I don't think it's a 'ri' I think it's a 'shi'
no your not the only one seeing it, but i think a japanese person would know how to say there own language.

the first means ra and the last is ly
It's basic Japanese, and if you don't look closely it looks like a ri, would be easy to make the mistake, and if she sees parallel lines and still thinks that then she's lying to you
Splinter wrote:But they say l's as r's and r's as l's, so la-ry

8)

So yea, someone buy my motor.
Sorry I'm gonna stay out of it from here on :lol: glws, at least you're getting a bunch of free bumps out of it.

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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Airgne » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:24 am

シ = shi ラ= ra or la

if you look close there is not 2 parallel lines. i know i said there was but i was mistaken. the first symbol is fully connected, with only 2 stokes not 3.

bump for awsome engine.
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Splinter » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:42 pm

If it helps anyone, I can throw in an EJ25D intake manifold
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by JRMSTI » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:40 am

still available? if so how much shipping would be to astoria y 11106, you can put it into two big plastic bins from home depo found it to be easy to ship this way an not a pita

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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by smh0101 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:58 pm

What garnish do you have?

bump for a sick engine.
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Splinter » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:08 am

smh0101 wrote:What garnish do you have?
92-94 JDM Legacy RS Type RA garnish

Will NOT sell it seperately from the motor :)
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Legacy777 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:15 am

That's a beautiful motor. I wish I was in the market for a new motor.
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Splinter » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:50 pm

Bump
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Splinter » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:43 pm

Bump... Will ship to anywhere in continental US/Canada for $2500
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Re: fs: legacy rs-ra longblock

Post by Splinter » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:46 am

Bumping it up. Moving in a month and don't really have room for it at the new place...
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