Monthly Archives: January 2014

Temperature sender

I’m sick with a cold & don’t feel much like climbing under the car to finish the transmission mounts so this was what I made today. The thing at the bottom is a 5/8-inch hose splitter from AutoMeter, designed to … Continue reading

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Timing Belt: Done

Got the timing belt changed. The one that was on there looked basically new, and there were white paint marks on the sprockets, indicating it had been changed. But I bought the kit to do the job, inlcuding allnew idler … Continue reading

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Shortening the coolant manifold

Here’s the first engine mod I’m doing to make this lump fit in Bridget. A few weeks back when I test-fit, I could see that the coolant manifold stuck out almost the edge of the “gas tank” engine cover.

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New oil separator plate . . . and scut work

So this is what $42 worth of Subaru dealer parts looks like.  My favorite thing is the bolts–each one in its own plastic wrapper. I asked the guy at the parts counter what gives. “Maybe they don’t want to make … Continue reading

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Muchos progress–in my head

Spent the first day of 2014 pondering, mostly. And I got things pretty figured out. The transmission is much where it needs to be. The rear mount works and the bolts line up. I trimmed the front mount and climbed … Continue reading

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