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I am sorry I have taken so long to start this thread as I had promised. Anyway Here we go I will upload as many photos as I can the add some comments along the way









First few photos from the day I bought it to when it arrived
 

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The car back together with all new breather hoses cambelt turbo rebuilt, new inlet hose for turbo. New door seals windshield trim around windows new door seals new grill and rear garnish. new tires and the list goes on......
 

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Well you would think thats where the story ends. The cars is all new and back together, well not quite. I went to Indiana to work for a team for the Indy 500 and when I went away the bumpers were going to be painted for me. Well the guy who was doing the job decided to strip and paint the whole car so when I arrived home it was stripped out and looked like this

 

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So with the car stripped I decided to remove the sunroof and fit Group A Legacy rally car roof vents. The work was done by Bruce at specialtymetalfabrication.com and he is awsome at his job. I could not be happier with his work.
 

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I purchased an engine which came directly from STI and it was meant to be a full wrc spec engine but to my dissapointment it was not. It was a EJ20 engine 2.0 with factory hand ported cyl heads, which were actually found in the Legacy rsras. It also had a spare set of heads which I have ported to match the factory ones. I also change the porting a little on the factory ones which should give some gains also.
I will post more as I go but this is where the project is right now, still heaps of time to be put into the engine but also I am going to completely strip out drivetrain and paint underside of car, then go through all the pieces and paint then fit them back into the car with a new engine and a planned wrx Ra six speed close ratio box behind the EJ20
 

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What's up with the angle of the hood here? Is it supposed to go that high? It looks like a puff of wind will blow it over backwards onto the windshield.
 

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I think the Impreza is the same way. Look and see whether there is a location to relocate the support rod near the suspension tower. This is done to allow a wider opening and so to ease access.
 

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I think the Impreza is the same way. Look and see whether there is a location to relocate the support rod near the suspension tower. This is done to allow a wider opening and so to ease access.
Yes The support rod is another thing on the Legacy that is really a great Idea and it makes working on the engine easier, lots of things about these old BC Legacys are great:)
 

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finished stripping the car out to a bare shell at which stage it will be painted pearl white inside and out including underneath and then the long rebuild will begin





There is a good picture of the Possum Bourne roof vent also that will be fitted
 

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I cleaned all the brake and fuel lines for the Legacy, most of the parts were covered in underseal and with a lot of turtlewax bug and tar remover I removed all the dirt and seal and everything is in exceptional condition. I also stripped out the doors tonight, I have to go through every piece going back into this car, I want it to be like new.





You can see the fuel filler breather hoses, they cleaned up really well and it only took about an hour to get them to look like this.....wished there was an easier way
 

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Fun project.. You are much like myself with a project.. When I have time..
 

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I had the rear crossmember at our shop today that I am planning on using on the Legacy, we measured it and it looks like it will bolt into the Legacy, it is actually built for a GD.. Impreza. It will be on display at the SEMA trade show. I will hopefully be getting a front crossmember from them also. The company is Kaminari, we had just finished working on the owners Lotus Cortina so I was fortunate to be able to take photos today when he picked the car up so here are a few



If you are interested message me and I can put you in contact with him
 

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Here is the front crossmember, I really hope this will fit also does anyone know if GD impreza front crossmembers bolt in also? We checked and measured the rear and it is the same, it would be awsome to fit both into my Legacy
 
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