Saturday, April 26, 2008

33) Pieces parts


I've been ordering parts left and right for the engine. I'm replacing as many seals and gaskets that I can find on the engine. I'm leaving the head gasket for now, because I'm not sure the condition of it, and I'm planning on tearing this thing down next winter anyways. I just want to get it back up and running leak free to see how she handles. You can also see the new oil pan there. The original was rotted straight through! Wow, I know!


Hose clamps and various tubing that I found on McMaster Carr. The blue tubing will be used for the heater core which will be placed under the back seat.


Some gas delivery items from Summit. There's an external fuel pump, aluminum 5/16" tubing and some NPT barbed fittings that will screw into bungs that I'm going to weld into my gas tank.


This was a great tip that I found on one of the many Subaru -> VW websites. It's a lower water manifold for a 2.5 RS. It is pointed in a better direction then the OE Legacy one. This way the lower coolant hose will be pointed straight towards the front of the car.



At July 23, 2008 8:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

what kind of fuel pump did you get? e-mail me back at, thanks!

At August 24, 2008 5:00 PM , Blogger Chautauqua said...

Hey! Nice Project. I have a 73 Bug, restored. Fuel line rubbed thru, and now I have to replace it. Does it run thru the tunnel? Is there any way that you know of to access the tunnel? I'm kinda lost right now...could use some advice.



At November 17, 2008 11:27 PM , Blogger - Pete said...

I bought the external electric fuel pump: MSD 2225 from Summit


At November 17, 2008 11:46 PM , Blogger - Pete said...

Yes the fuel line runs through the tunnel. You can get to the front section through an access panel located in the front frame head (In between the torsion beams). You can get to the rear section through the access panel under the back seat. You may have to disconnect the shift linkage so you can fit your hand in there further.
There are a lot of heater control tubes running through so just keep note on what is what.

Here are a couple of pictures that might help:

Access panel removed in front frame head

Shot inside the front section looking rearward.


At November 17, 2009 3:38 AM , Blogger James said...

Great build up...!

I was curious about the water outlet fitting... where did you purchase it from?

At November 18, 2009 3:08 PM , Blogger - Pete said...

I got the housing from Dan Perkin's Subaru in Connecticut: Link

Turns out its for an '04 - '09 Legacy Turbo.. I need to update my post.

I originally found the idea on this topic over on Aussieveedubbers



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