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Re: CJ's Prefaced 92 SS build 22T/205 Hybrid - Legawrex

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Oh for sure, it's just not in the budget. Some day tho...

I might be pulling my dash out to do some more alignment on it. Also swap out the heater core that's been rubbing on the firewall. Am also thinking about finding a GD dash bar to better installation.
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So I set my office up a few days ago so I could have somewhere warm to put things together.

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And Ive been in there every morning before work and sometimes after work. If you look closely at the end, you'll see a wild mike tracy and some nice wiseco 97.5mm pistons.

Sorry for the amount of photos.... actually, i'm not... :-)

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Oh and i stumbled upon a JDM 4.44 5mt from a Legacy GTB.... :-)

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Opened her up to check everything out!

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91 L-TW Wagon with a full Swap -RIP
92 SS Prefaced, GD dash swapped, 22T/205 Hybrid 20 psi - BEAST!
93 SS Bone Stock Gone!
94 TW Bone Stock Gone!
91 SS 4EAT Sold!
98 LGT 4EAT
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Did you check the deck for flatness? That did me in on my first build.
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I did not. My plan is to clean the deck surfaces and use copper gasket spray like I have before.
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Post by mike-tracy »

Hot PJ's, CJ!
1992 Legacy SS 5mt, build in progress
Josh Colombo wrote: Mon Jan 14, 2002 10:23 am Wait....I'm confused now.
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Thanks buddy!

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Post by beatersubi »

Looking good! Those shiny parts sure are purdy. Did you have to file the rings at all?
Are you sure you want a 4.44? Have you ridden in Kimo's?
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I did have to file the rings down.

I have ridden in Kimos car, and I liked it iirc. That was a while ago.
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Now that one holiday is done, I can spend more time preparing for engine completion. I assembled one head before turkey day. Still gotta do work on the other head. I'm swapping my valve train into a set of 205 heads that don't have cracks around the spark plug holes at all.

Got to use my cool company 23 tool to!

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92 SS Prefaced, GD dash swapped, 22T/205 Hybrid 20 psi - BEAST!
93 SS Bone Stock Gone!
94 TW Bone Stock Gone!
91 SS 4EAT Sold!
98 LGT 4EAT
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More to come ;-)
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92 SS Prefaced, GD dash swapped, 22T/205 Hybrid 20 psi - BEAST!
93 SS Bone Stock Gone!
94 TW Bone Stock Gone!
91 SS 4EAT Sold!
98 LGT 4EAT
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Head gaskets came in the other day. Heads went on the next morning.

Also got the seals in I wanted to replace on the 4.44. That's almost done and ready for install. Just have to install the tail shaft housing and do the shift rod stuff.

Picked up a 4.44 rear diff with axles from a forester. It also came with a diff cover plate, score! I have a wrx lsd diff that I wanna swap the lsd from into the 4.44 so that might happen.

Anyways I'm slowly working on it...

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92 SS Prefaced, GD dash swapped, 22T/205 Hybrid 20 psi - BEAST!
93 SS Bone Stock Gone!
94 TW Bone Stock Gone!
91 SS 4EAT Sold!
98 LGT 4EAT
98 LGT Wagon 4EAT
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hell yea! sending good vibes your way!! i just figured out my revtronix issue and got my wagon back on the road!!
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oh and by the way, do you still have those post face fenders?
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I have the passenger side only.

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CJ did you use assembly lube when installing the cams in the heads?
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Yes.

I know they look dirty in the pics as well. Everything got cleaned up all nice and pretty like.

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damn! thanks though!
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Josh, this is the assembly lube I used this time. A buddy of mine said he really liked this stuff so I figured I'd give it a try. It's light green/clear and kind of thicker then the normal black assembly lube we're used to using.

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91 SS 4EAT Sold!
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Ok cool. Yeah, as long as you used something more than just oil.
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Got some more progress, should have it fired up here soon. A week or so.

I had a little bit of a scare with the 4.44. Something didn't line up correctly so I had to yank it back out and inspect it. The end of the gearsets main shaft has a funky bracket on it that was slightly bent and also not in place. Once I figured out what was going on I got it ll back together and back in the car. YAY!

Ive got most of my fluids now and ordered a 4 pack of OEM subaru filters. Now its just a matter of dropping it in and going to down on burping the system!

Oh and some work on the headers for the egt gauge!

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92 SS Prefaced, GD dash swapped, 22T/205 Hybrid 20 psi - BEAST!
93 SS Bone Stock Gone!
94 TW Bone Stock Gone!
91 SS 4EAT Sold!
98 LGT 4EAT
98 LGT Wagon 4EAT
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Busy week with work and all but I got her installed and fired up. Primed the motor with the pump unplugged for half a minute then plugged it in and cranked, but no start and I cant hear the fuel passing through the regulator.... Go figure, just like every other time I've put a motor in this car, I got the fuel lines backwards. Swap those over and crank. Almost fire, and then crank again and VROOM!

So break in will be done soon. I gotta buy some more oil. I'm good on filters. I bought a 4 pack of oem blue filters for 28 bucks.

Tabs are expired and I have to do my last emissions AND get it to the tuner soon.. This bitch is expensive, but it will all be worth it!

I'll get more photos of everything buttoned up later. But here's the engine after I dropped it in.

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91 L-TW Wagon with a full Swap -RIP
92 SS Prefaced, GD dash swapped, 22T/205 Hybrid 20 psi - BEAST!
93 SS Bone Stock Gone!
94 TW Bone Stock Gone!
91 SS 4EAT Sold!
98 LGT 4EAT
98 LGT Wagon 4EAT
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Do they do a two speed idle for emission testing?-we quit doing testing at 15 years-everything justs rots/rust out by then :(
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Just a sniffer test at 1500 rpms.

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Here's how she sits at the moment. Also some pictures of some Blitz and ATI goodies!

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I have this Blitz BOV that had a filter on it to vent to atmosphere. Last time I put this fmic kit on this car i cut the filter off and converted it to a BPV.

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Also I have some Blitz gauges. Boost and EGT. The middle hole will get a wideband in the future. I haven't drilled the exhaust manifold for the EGT yet so the sensor will just hang out under the hood for now. I'm going to order the fittings soon.

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92 SS Prefaced, GD dash swapped, 22T/205 Hybrid 20 psi - BEAST!
93 SS Bone Stock Gone!
94 TW Bone Stock Gone!
91 SS 4EAT Sold!
98 LGT 4EAT
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Threw some snowflakes on her and took her for a test drive yesterday. Man it feels good to have it running again. I have to go pick up my hood from my inlaws as well.

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Also picked up another goodie in trade yesterday :)

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91 L-TW Wagon with a full Swap -RIP
92 SS Prefaced, GD dash swapped, 22T/205 Hybrid 20 psi - BEAST!
93 SS Bone Stock Gone!
94 TW Bone Stock Gone!
91 SS 4EAT Sold!
98 LGT 4EAT
98 LGT Wagon 4EAT
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