This is a discussion on When ocd meets opportunity ..... The 91 Legacy ss project within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by Mikie13 Those are awesome. They hold the car up at the pinch welds like regular stands? I ...
I suspect a lot of people are watching this build (like me) and don't want to mess it up with 10,000 posts. We just sit back, watch and admire your patience, skill and resolve to do the job correctly.
Keep up the great work!
Stink-Eye Mob #667
2011 WRX Limited (Joan)
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport S (Thor)
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I know it has been a while since I have posted anything regarding my build and it's because I have been very busy with the race and test schedule this year and also got into fitting a supercharger to an 03 Corvette and the kit was a disaster so I have had very little time to work on the Legacy.
I did have time to fit a Walbro 255 LPH in tank fuel pump, I did not follow the instructions as I did not like the way they wanted to mount the pump, I modified the base mount which was rubber and I was able to fit it just as the factory had with the original.
This pump will easily support the 350 hp that I hope to make from this engine
this is the original pump next to the new pump to be fitted
The instructions called to wrap the body of the pump in supplied foam and tywrap to the mount
I modified rubber base mount to fit as the factory pump was
the finished pump install just as the original pump was mounted
Today I was able to assemble the new STI Knuckle/Hub assembly which are the early 5X100 Press in Bearings which match the 2001 Subaru Impreza RA trans and Half Shafts and CV joints that I have. I also masked and repainted the Knuckles as the original paint is a thin coat from the factory.
I will not have ABS so I will make Aluminum plugs and press into the Bores where the sensor would be.
I have all new parking brake assembly's and hardware, unfortunately I was not able to finish the rear knuckles as the dealer only sent two bolts for the backing plates, I will get them and finish Assembling them soon.
I think you should post pics of the Vette with Supercharger as well
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I was faced with a decision regarding what to do with the nuts and bolts and all the original steel parts on the Legacy, I had bought a lot of new bolts for the struts and suspension and backing plates and they were all zinc plated (silver) and all the original were the green color which I was not able to confirm what process it was so I went with the silver, and actually two different processes depending on where the parts were being used. I also processed a lot of the hardware in gold As it wasoriginally.
I also made the decision to go with STI front lower control arms and steering rack and Inow have those parts at the shop. I will buy the Ohlins struts this week also.
The Ohlins dampers are now ordered and paid for, It will be great to see the four corners in place soon. After I get back from the 12 hours of Sebring I will be spending some time on the car again. I have been away so much this year as Daytona is an early start to the race season.
We finished fifth.
The Muscle Milk Pickett racing car that I am workingonagain this season
I love this thread and will be reading your other one. When I see stuff like this it makes me realize that I am a mere peasant and could only wish to have the time/ability/money to take on a project like this, much less complete it.
I want the material life you have.
Team Bad Luck Scooby
Thanks for following my build
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Today I assembled the rear parking brakes to the STI Knuckles and started working on the steering rack fitment to the sub frame. I also have the wiper motor installded which is a new unit but obselete part from dealership. I was fortunate to find this on EBay with just one small scratch on it but otherwise in perfect condition
I have had a lot going with the Legacy project The Ohlins coil over struts have arrived and I have been searching for a top strut mount to use as these are for an 05 STI and I knew I would need to find a good alternative and I think that I will be using Cusco adjustable camber top Mounts. The big surprise was the Clevis had changed between 04 and 05 STI with the change from 5x100 to 5x114 in USDM Impreza's. So I am going to make inserts and re drill the Clevis on the Struts.
I also finally got the Intercooler pump together, I was waiting for the metric O rings and the plated parts made this 20 year old pump look like new, which is great as these are really expensive. Unfortunately it looks like I am missing a bracket to mount the pump.
I also pressed apart the Steering Knuckle as I need to fit the Legacy steering colum joint to the STI assembly which I bought new with the rack. I will post pictures of that soon.
I was meaning to ask. Heard the Muscle Milk team isn't competing this year? Or you guys are skipping races?
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Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.