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Discussion Starter #21
well the time has come....overhauling the suby....

Going:

- JE Pistons 100mm
- Eagle Rods
- Fully built Tech Works engineering SOHC heads with stage 3 cam
- Koyo Radiator
- ARP everything
- Cosworth bearings
- PPG 5 speed straight cut gearbox

Hope to have it all done by next season....
 

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Need to have the front license plate. Nowhere to put it though without blocking the IC or fogs... any thoughts?
I'm pretty sure you can modify front license plates as long as the numbers are still visible. So you can cut the top and bottom off (or fold them over) so it looks like a European license plate, and it won't cover nearly as much of the ic.
 

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Day 2:
Took about an hour out today and worked on a little suby...

Pulled the Radiator:




Removed the Header:




Sending the header out to swaintech to get ceramic Coated...no more crappy exhaust wrap for me!

Coming along slowly...no rush...
 

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Discussion Starter #27 (Edited)
oh yeah I know...have a bad valve cover gasket...was spraying oil all over.

Having a hard time finding a complete gasket set!
Looking for an EJ257 Lower gasket set and an EJ251 Upper gasket set.
Anyone know where to get these gasket sets from?

Long live the Frankenstein build...lol
 

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subarugenuineparts.com full rebuild kit.

i got one for my sti. im putting the same rods and pistons in. you will have to get your block honed for those cps..if there 99.5m ones, what bearing did you get
 

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Discussion Starter #31 (Edited)
got cosworth main and rod bearings bearing....
yeah they are the standard 99.5mm ones....getting a hone as soon as I can get the block to the machine shop...

For the gasket set...is the engine gasket set for a 2.5rs the same as a gasket set for a 2.5 sti? minus the headgasket ofcourse...
I dont want to buy 2 complete gasket sets and spend nearly $600 if Im not even going to use all the gaskets...
 

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Day 4...
Got the hoist on it and tranny seperated...a little prematurely though...








Well...looks like I have a mess of wires to disconnect. Too bad I didnt originally install the tec 3 in the suby...so pretty much have no clue what half the connectors are connected to...
 

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hopefully you aren't taking it to a certain east coast shop, that I've explained how well one of their employees screwed me over.

PM me if you want full details.
 

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hopefully you aren't taking it to a certain east coast shop, that I've explained how well one of their employees screwed me over.

PM me if you want full details.
Nope...doing everything myself minus a hone....Im no machine shop...thats for sure

Got the wiring situation figured out...cut one of the harnesses at the base and labelled them...so I dont neeed to worry which clips go where...for now...going to do a full video teardown and post er up when im done.
 

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Whats with the coolant pipe that goes from the tstat to the oil filter.

I've never seen that before.
 
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