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Car's coming along quickly - nice work! What caused all that discoloration around the water pump outlet? You selling the Momo steering wheel out of the wagon by any chance?
The car is pretty much done, i'm trying to post in chronological order until i can post the current condition.

After i opened the engine i found out why the previews owner junked the wagon, it seems that the engine blew the head gasket and over heated couple of time, the owner ran just water and then the car sat for a while. The discoloration around the water pump is a mixture of water corrosion and head gasket can fix. the car sat for a while until i was able to pick it up so that water/head gasket fix stuff sat inside the engine and inside the cylinder pitting the cylinder wall. the only way to fix the cylinders will be to sleeve the block, and machine shop is super expensive here.

At the moment i'm running a OMP steering wheel but i need the momo steering wheel for inspection purposes because of the airbag.

Like i said every day i will post up some pictures of the car progress.
 

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Now that the engine is ready to drop, is time to pull the complete wiring harness since I be using the complete GD wiring and Dash.
Started working on the engine bay removing all the unnecessary stuff. A lot of sanding and priming to get the engine bay ready for paint. Messed up when I was punching the new holes for the GD HVAC box and drill right through a brake line ?. It’s hard to find the non-ABS Brake line so I had to make one womp womp womp.
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After a lot work, sanding priming, sanding, cutting and removing the batt tray since I be putting the battery in the trunk along with the windshield washer reservoir. That way I can clear up the engine bay a bit. It seems a bit clutter. I’m planning for the future so I decided to change the color on the car and since I took the old engine out for the swap I decided to paint the engine bay the final of color of the car. After debating what color I should go with I was undecided between 3 colors: WRB “typical Gc8 color”. Aspen white “typical Gc8 color or Brilliant Red. And you guess it Brilliant red it is. Me personally I haven’t seen a build Brilliant Red GC8. I seen pictures but not in person. I seen a ton of WRB, black, white and even the blurple, but not Brilliant Red. So let me know what you think?
what would be you color option?
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Engine fits like a glove. I fitted the GR STI TMIC with the addition of the passenger side bracket the secure it in place. Everything seems to be working fine with no CEL. Got a brake in map from the tuner and need to do the brake in quick so I can tune for power. Since I’m in Germany I have to do E-Tune, I will be tuning using a V3 access port and the same tuner I used in the past Drunkman tuning.
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Now that the engine and drive train are all in working order is time to focus on the exterior of the car. I have to track down some parta since I will be doing a facelift front. But to start let mount this 2015 carbon STI wing. I like the clean look of it and to me it looks better than the typical GC8 wings.
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I had to removed the dash to replace a broken heater core, so I took advantage and worked on the interior a little bit. Installed the OMP wheel, the Brides and the Takata harness. To tell you the true the seats are a little bit uncomfortable, I need more lumbar support. Maybe a be able to track down another set of seats. Harness are super comfy though. Feels weird no wearing the seat belt sometimes.
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Nothing worth it is easy! Keep up the great work, it is very inspiring.
Thanks, this journal should catch up to the condition of the car pretty quick. The car is almost done, i'm updating the journal once or twice a day till it reflect the current condition of the car.
 

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Now all the body pieces come together and time to work on the body work. A paint job here is super expensive, so I’m order for me not to be broke the rest of the year I have to do all the body work and remove all trims and seals. Not a fun work with a piece of wood to block sand. Either way the car is coming together and I have an the appointment scheduled to drop off the car for paint.
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If you are trying to get the set up, you might be right:
JDM Aluminum Hood, JDM front and rear bumper beam or skin holder, US RS front bumper with a lip, JDM doors, JDM rear bumper and small spatz and, 2015 STI carbon Wing and V6 JDM front Grill with Pink Badge.
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