Tyler's Legacy SS.... under an impreza shell

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Tyler's Legacy SS.... under an impreza shell

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Well, I got hooked on Subaru's before I could drive. When it was time to get a car, I told my parents I wanted a 4 wheel drive wagon, more importantly a SUbaru even though I had never driven one much less seen many around. At this moment I think my Dad is convinced I am not a heterosexual, because Wyoming men drive trucks. Not so much the case as I was thinking practically: 4wd since I snowboard, and wagon to haul bmx bikes and my delusions of epic highschool female stories. Enter the immaculate 1983 GL Wagon.

So, two years later I Decided the wagon was too slow and found a 95 impreza 1.8 to trade up to. I get my first loan, my Dad says and I quote: "I knew I should have stayed home with you more," still not letting the truck thing go... 4 days later I am driving on an off camber hill and smash into a pole and am without my new car for 46 days, but who is counting.

Long story short I wanted more power and happened upon this message board. I find this crazy obession with the legacy SS and documentation about swaps was becoming readily available. I happen on a 94 SS 5mt in a junkyard with no hood or front fenders and a large dent in the rear.

BOught SS for $400 and started to gut it immediately. Performed my first swap IN 8 months time, sans wiring. I swapped over everything ss I could engine, tranny, brakes, suspension and with the Help of Rallitek :evil: and dell turned up the boost to 17psi. Drove 2 months blw head gasket. Fixed drove 4 months... Yup boom, actually it just died then wouldn't start.

This time I set goals before I started:

RELIABLE ~250whp
Low end torque
Good handling on pavement but great on gravel and snow
Light weight
To not bug Matt Monson so much that he kills me

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I started building the engine which as of now sits at:

ENGINE
EJ22t Block
Ej25D Twin Cam Heads Ported, Ceramic coated chambers and Ex. Ports
Custome JE Pistons 8.5:1 CR Ceramic crowns/Moly SIdes
Brian Crower Connecting Rods
STI 11mm Oil pump (from 08STi)
STI Waterpump
STI oilcooler
STI OIlpan
EJ20H Intake mainiflod. Ported and Powerder Coated WHite
Ported Throttle body
STI Timing Belt

TUrbo
IHI VF37 From v8 STI
Ported Polished and ceramic coated.
STI Twinscroll Headers also ceramic coated
2 1/2" with cat back at the bumper (just like the rally guys)

Drivetrain
Legacy SS 5mt Transmission
Hydraulic Clutch COnversion
OBX Helical front Limited Slip Differential
STI Group N motor and Transmission mounts
Prototype Kartboy Rear Diff Bushings (thanks Tom and TIC)
Cobb "Rally" Short throw shifter
Exedy Lightweight Fly wheel
STI CLutch Pressure plate and disc
Custom Stainless Clutch
Kartboy shifter bushings (all)
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VF37 Pre-porting vs Td04
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Post by keirnna »

What caused it to just die and not start?
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Post by bmxpunk »

Well the compression test showed no compression on cylinders 2 and 4. It "would" start with the accelerator on the floor. When we tore the motor down, about 30% of both those ringlands were not in the pistons...

I didn't pull enough timing and was detonating, though it wasn't audible.
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Suspension
STI Gymkhana Springs (about 1/2" lower, I don't like lower cars)
AGX Struts (I want something else)
Group-N Tophats
STI Aluminum Front Control Arms
Whiteline Anti-lift kit
All Superpro Urethane Bushings in rear Suspension
Legacy SS front Sway Bar
WRX 18mm REar Swaybar
Perrin Endlinks Front/rear
Ebay Rear Strut tower bar

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Brakes
Legacy SS 2 pistons Calipers front
legacy SS rear brakes
DBA Slotted/drilled/vented rotors :lol: :lol: :lol: 1 front, 1 rear :(
Ebc reen stuff pads (something different once it runs again)
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Post by beatersubi »

Why don't you like the AGX's?
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Post by bmxpunk »

beatersubi wrote:Why don't you like the AGX's?
Its not that I don't like them. THey work well, but to match these the spring rate of the gymkhana springs, the AGX's are pretty maxed out as far as damping. Basically, I just want a little stouter strut for piece of mind on dirt and something more matched to my springs.
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Post by shtbxr22 »

Car pics? :?
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Post by smh0101 »

I'd be more than happy to take the agxs off your hands :lol:
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Post by bmxpunk »

Been a while since I have updated.

I finished the intake manifold tonight complete with 480CC Yellow injectors and a red turbo inlet. THrottle body issues are all worked out and I have a parallel set of fuel lines.

Still yet to have my heads back. ONe head is completely finished with porting and machining. The other head is being matched to it currently.

Also the car goes in for a Roll cage late december/ January.

Will have more pics soon.
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Post by bmxpunk »

Head are done!!! Back in my possesion, but I had to leave town just as they showed. as soon as I get back lots of pictures.

Didn't have the car caged yet. Caged a different car to run Rally America's open Light this season. will spend the rest of this year sorting out this car

Anyway I will have these heads on the block this weekend. Next weekend it goes together.
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The heads look really good. THe white specs all over them are from the parts washer.. think its a little heavy on the detergent side.

The whole thing goes together this weekend... Two freaing years coming. :twisted:

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Post by bmxpunk »

Here it is all... well mostly together. I will clearance the valves monday morning. From there I just have to wait on some gaskets before i can drop it in.

I included a picture of the back of my head. remember these started started out as EJ25D NA heads but now with all the functionality of the turbo heads 8)
I am stoked.

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Post by RJ93SS »

way to gom those pistons look sexy
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Post by bmxpunk »

OK my biggest pdate welll...to date.


THE ENGINE IS IN THE CAR!!!!!

Seriously after 2 years one month and week and 3 days!!!

But i still am not finished. Saturday morning was spent doing some more wiring. I had an 07 Sti engine harness sitting around so I performed the ignitor delete/ New style coil conversion to my car. I hard wired the the coil connectors from the Sti harness to my engine harness and used 07 Sti Coils. :wink:

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Kinda ran out of time Saturday, but I also found out that in two years... I lost my starter. Oh and the plug for the pin that holds the clutch fork in a turbo tranny. :roll:

Here is the twinscroll goodness installed coated and wrapped

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Will have more pictures tomarrow.
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Post by smh0101 »

Frikkin sweet!
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Post by SLODRIVE »

Mmmm, yummy. Loving the twinscroll.
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Post by skid542 »

Awesome build. Keep up the good work :). It sounds like you are going to have a real beast once you're done.


FWIW - the plug you lost has P/N 30550-AA000.
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Post by bmxpunk »

Thanks guys!! I am trying not to get too excited until it starts.

Thanks for the part number on that plug. Got her ordered this morning 8) . Also found my starter this morning, buried under a pile of mud flaps... :lol:
Stuck the radiator hoses on and found my 02 sensor. Great way to start the week.

Here is a bad picture of everything.
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Post by bmxpunk »

:cry:


I am so frustraded right now. THe engine is in everything is hooked up ready to go!!! I start filling the car with coolant and the coolant banjo is leaking like my great grandmother. I tried a few different banjo bolts and a few different banjo fittings, teflon tape, lots of new brass washers. Still leaks.

I don't know what to do. After 2 years of this my patience is a little less than thin. Any body wanna buy a car? (not seriously. That would be like selling off a misbehaving child)
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Post by gijonas »

Your kidding right? 2 years later and who knows how much money and you want out over a coolant leak??? :roll:
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Post by bmxpunk »

I was pretty discouraged this morning.


But its more than a coolant leak. I am hoping that head isn't ruined but I won't have access to it again til monday to look.

I am definitely open to suggestions if someone has an idea of something to try... hopefully something while the engine is still in the car.
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Post by dzx »

If it's leaking around the threads, i like to put silicone on them then screw it in. I think this helps give it a little flexibility and a good seal. Your setup sounds a lot like the one i have in my garage except for the turbo. I still have the 50 trim.
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Went this morning and cleaned out the threads. Found another new banjo bolt reassembled everything using some good RTV sealant. guess I will wait untill tomorrow to see if it actually worked
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Post by dzx »

where did you get the assembly for the back of the head with the coolant and oil feed?
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