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Old 10-06-2018, 10:16 PM   #21
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Does half of that even fit the GC chassis? Some I have never seen like the triangle radiator one.

Interesting, hurry and get back to put on.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:10 AM   #22
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Does half of that even fit the GC chassis? Some I have never seen like the triangle radiator one.

Interesting, hurry and get back to put on.


Been back for a few weeks now. And got busy on the 6 speed swap. Enjoy:

Got the car in the garage, general clean up interior


Planned on getting it done in 5 days, started late had 4 (spoiler alert, Iím missing some bolts so had to abandon on day 4)




Gonna try to adapt this genome muffler (2.5Ē) to my stock L 1.5Ē mid pipe



Some precise removal, rust free makes it easy as pie


Distractions


Outtttt




Decided to undercoat the whole undercarriage. Hope it wasnít a mistake. I used por15 degreaser, with some amazon drill head bristle brushes to scrub the whole chassis. Then cleaned with some left over tar wax remover and finished with denatured alcohol. Let it air dry for 24h, then undercoated w a light single layer.




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Now for the install:

Sneak peak for 2019.. leaving stock L body for winter TwinKams L





Problem 1: spent an extra 2-3 hours going to the store for small files & filing one of the hub splines




Found the oil leak... there was essentially 0 gasket here.


I gave away my rear end and forgot to take out the lateral link bolts.. so had to order TwinKams L theyíre $20 a piece TwinKams L


Used wrx pedal box. Wasnít too bad fitting it.



So whatís left?
Mate transmission,
drill extra hole for starter,
remove transmission,
tap that hole,
install flywheel clutch
Install trans/mount/shifter assembly
Install clutch master cyl
Connect clutch master to slave
Hook up speed sensor
Hook up starter
Install iwire dccd
Install heat shields
Install drive shaft
Install Cusco under brace
Install front axles,
Install gc8 front lca bushings
Install gd alum. Control arms
Install gd front hubs
Install brake lines
Bleed brakes
Bleed slave
Fill trans
Fill diff
Re check all bolts
Wheels on
Carpet seats back in
Go stall out in 6th gear doing 65 with the anemic ej18

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Old 12-20-2018, 12:35 PM   #23
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nice update!
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:08 PM   #24
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You re-used the plastic plate of doom? Change it!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-20-2018, 03:08 PM   #25
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You re-used the plastic plate of doom? Change it!!!!!!!!!!


Getting rid of this Motor next year.

Also just got back to the car itís been sitting in a garage @ 50f for the 6 days and the undercoating is still tacky. I think I may have not washed the degreaser off 100% or maybe that the garage was wet and super humid for those days painting on 12/14. Itís 12/20 and the cans of crc undercoating says cure in 48hr


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Old 12-20-2018, 03:26 PM   #26
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Wish I had a lift... jacks are maxed out


Got the trans mated to the motor. Used the 6 speed bolts with a pass through socket, as usually thereís like .5Ē of starter flange.


Donít know yet if Iíll drill like this, or mark and remove. Either way have to remove to install flywheel clutch


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Old 12-20-2018, 06:38 PM   #27
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Ladies and gentlemen, catastrophic fuck up.

During drilling the new hole for the 2nd starter bolt, I didnít realize how far I went and went to far.. turns out thereís a water jacket right behind that. I canít believe it. Anyone got an ej18 around central NJ?



So drilling 2.2cm is already too much. I tapped the hole until the end...


Iím thinking about actually caulking this bolt w

And then just putting it back together and maybe only having 1.25cm or 1.5 of the threads go in, so I donít block the water passage.. lol TwinKams L

Itíll rattle heavy during start coz itís the starter bolt.




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Old 12-21-2018, 02:59 AM   #28
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Ouch
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:42 PM   #29
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You'll probly be ok, I did the same thing to an exhaust manifold bolt on my SVX. Leaks coolant when removed, but doesn't leak coolant or exhaust when tightened, and I didn't even use a sealant.

Great job on everything so far
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You'll probly be ok, I did the same thing to an exhaust manifold bolt on my SVX. Leaks coolant when removed, but doesn't leak coolant or exhaust when tightened, and I didn't even use a sealant.



Great job on everything so far


I got the trans in, all bolts in, and the ďthreadedĒ hole doesnít tighten. It isnít gonna be a tight seal. Not sure if the threads got fucked already. Iím thinking about getting a 10x1.5 bolt and cross threading it. Or maybe some standard bolt. Either way I figured out the issue...

Doing this, your supposed to thread with an 11x1.25 (or use one of those rivet in threaded grommets) the bellhousing hole! Drill the starter to accept an 11mm bolt good to go. Have the 2nd starter bolt attach to bel housing not block coz as we see here, the flange around the block is off and doesnít line up w the flange on the belhousing

Feeling real stupid.

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