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Old 05-10-2017, 02:26 PM   #11
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So clean - George is right, 98L's unite!
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:23 PM   #12
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Thanks all!

Got the car registered on Tuesday. Also did the front main seal so it's good to drive. Drove it to work all week and it's been a real joy.

Threw on a 20mm RSB I had laying around and went for a short drive tonight.


These were some of the first bolts I've turned on the car and it's insane how easy it came apart. Also, holy cow that stock bar is puny!


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Old 05-19-2017, 05:21 AM   #13
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Fixed my super wobbly shifter. One set of the U-joint bushings was completely gone.


Added Kartboy short throw and my old Momo knob.


Also, swapped out the rear wiper arm for the common Honda arm.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:42 AM   #14
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dont waste any time or anything.
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dont waste any time or anything.


Ha! Speaking of not wasting time, that reminds me...I forgot to mention I autocrossed the L the other weekend. In the largest class, took 3rd out of 19 cars.







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3rd on stock ancient suspension and shite tires?! fvck yeah man!
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haha i was same way. had suspension, wheels, rebuilt trans, clutch, shifter and some other crap within first few days

and damn, nice driving!
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haha i was same way. had suspension, wheels, rebuilt trans, clutch, shifter and some other crap within first few days

and damn, nice driving!
Yeah, a lot of this stuff I had sitting around left over from my RS. Stuff I won't use on it in the future.
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Great thread, can't wait to see how she turns out. Very interested in the micro-squirt ECU you mentioned. I assume you're still going to need the forward (engine bay) harness for your EJ20G, correct?

I'm pretty bummed though. I have a 99L I bought for $1200 2 years ago with less than 100k, clean. Six months ago I started saving for an EJ20G swap. Well, 2 weeks ago Lakewood CO got the worst hailstorm it's seen in over 20 years. I was at work, and there was nothing I could do. No busted windows, but the body panels are trashed. The doors and hood I don't car too much about, but the A-pillars and roof have huge dings. Not sure if I want to go through with the swap now.
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Great thread, can't wait to see how she turns out. Very interested in the micro-squirt ECU you mentioned. I assume you're still going to need the forward (engine bay) harness for your EJ20G, correct?
Yep, still planning on the EJ20G swap. My goal is to have it done some time this summer, been holding off for some personal reasons. As far as Microsquirt goes, there will be some changes needed, and I'll try to document everything as I go. One example - With only 2 ignition outputs, the Microsquirt can't run 4 coil on plug ignition coils without a separate module. For this I'll change the ignition to a Subaru wasted spark system. I have all the details and wiring sorted, just need to execute at this point.

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I'm pretty bummed though. I have a 99L I bought for $1200 2 years ago with less than 100k, clean. Six months ago I started saving for an EJ20G swap. Well, 2 weeks ago Lakewood CO got the worst hailstorm it's seen in over 20 years. I was at work, and there was nothing I could do. No busted windows, but the body panels are trashed. The doors and hood I don't car too much about, but the A-pillars and roof have huge dings. Not sure if I want to go through with the swap now.
Ohhhh man, thats a major bummer Sorry to hear it. As long as it's solid and not rotted out, I'd say go for it. It will still be a load of fun to drive.
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