Monthly Archives: November 2013

First Engine Mock Up

Got the engine and new transmission installed today, just to see how it fits.

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New Transaxle

Jimmy was true to his word. He put my new tranny together and wanted payment, so I drove up Saturday afternoon and got it from him.

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Soob Swap VI: Transaxle removal

The tranny was comparatively easy. Much of today I spent, not pondering some impossible stuck bolt or un-removable assembly, but on the future. Future failure and disaster.

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Soob Swap V: VW Engine Removal

So this weekend I pulled Bridget’s old 1300 out. It was a long time coming. I got out my John Muir book and read the chapters on engine and transaxle removal twice before getting underway. The book is very helpful … Continue reading

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Soob Swap IV: Suby Engine Removal

Last time I pulled an engine it was a 194-inch straight six out of my ’67 Nova. I think I got that job done in about 3 hours including a lunch break. I do remember taking the trans out with … Continue reading

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Soob Swap III–The Prep

My wife and I were very fortunate that the previous owner of the house was extremely handy, and had so many tools he could not take them all when he left. One bit of good news: he left us an … Continue reading

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Soob Swap II: The Car

This saga began last spring, when for months I trawled Craigslist looking for an early 1990s Subaru for sale. My criteria were typical: the car had to run, the engine had to have less than, say, 90,000 miles on it, … Continue reading

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