then i decided it needed some rust repair, and that lead to me going, "well, might as well repaint the car for fun" My very artistic friend adam and i went to work, and this is what we came up with:
total cost of everything to do with this car(excluding ins/reg) is under 400 dollars.
Read on for full write up on build and makeover!
so, since some idiot repainted their legacy (me) it is now way too nice to drive in the snow. I could run my beater civic, but fwd = fail and id sit and cry in my room every time it snowed if I couldn't go ken blocking in parking lots.
I happened to aquire this rotted beat up 93 impreza 1.8 awd that I swapped a 2.2 into years ago for a friend. its changed hands a few times, but I now have my 2.2 motor back at least lol
the plan was to part it out until I discovered my lack of planning on getting the legacy painted, so the impreza has to be re enlisted as a road car.
some of you that came to my drift track at my house last winter will remember the impreza as the beater car I was ripping around the track on rev limit and crashing into snowbanks. it is by far not in good condition, which makes it perfect for ripping around this winter, since I don't give a crap if it goes off the road or into a tree.
the thought of driving a n/a 100 hp car for the winter was pretty depressing so that was pretty much that and it had to be boosted. lucky I have enough junk around here to build the car on a budget of practically nothing.
the original cost before i replaced the 300k mi knocking shortblock was $47. after i swapped the block and had to buy another set of headgaskets the cost went up to just under $100
heres the parts list so far
2.2 n/a block with over 200k on it
2.5 sohc heads off a motor with holes in the case, these will lower the compression ratio.
turbo manifolds off a very smashed up LGT
vf39 with a jacked up compressor wheel I used to run on my legacy
wrx top mount intercooler, no one wants these stupid things, ive got a few to choose from
turbo legacy ecu, maf, map, and knock sensors left over from my legacy project
bosal divorced downpipe and mickey mouse 3" catback left over from Daves legacy
notched crossmember to clear up pipe with grinder and big hammer
stock wrx up pipe with annoying cat crap removed
2.2 intake manifold and throttle body off 2000 obs motor with camshaft broke in half
04 wrx hood scoop bought from friend for $20
440cc wrx injectors with 200k on them from chads bugeye project.
used act heavy duty pressure plate with stock used clutch disk
apexi afc to dial the ecu in on 440cc injectors since its expecting 370cc ones, and I don't have any top feed 370cc injectors around.
heres some pics so far, only been working on it a few hours. did the ecu wiring, and once I knew the motor would run on it, I ripped the motor out to swap the heads.
sweet crossmember massaging
more updates soon, need to get some headgaskets and slap the motor back together.
haven't decided if im gonna lift it with outback or forester suspension yet....
*more recent pics*
pics from last winter
Edited by Meyagi, 16 November 2012 - 03:54 PM.