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Thread: Thom's 97 BD 2.2GT - Frankemotor lives - 9/7/15

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    Thom's 97 BD 2.2GT - Frankemotor lives - 9/7/15

    Thom's 97 GT 5MT Sedan: Baller Husky Hauler II



    History:
    I bought this car on March 5th, 2014 to replace my 97 Outback (clicky linky). The outback had a rust forming on the bottoms of the doors and the driver's rear quarter panel. I originally intended to head down south in a year or two, grab another outback with a clean shell and blown head gaskets to reshell my car... but this BD GT popped up. The previous owner put 200 miles on it after having a clutch put in, and the timing jumped. Valves got up close and personal. A rust free shell in the midwest... This is where my story begins.

    Body:
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    Interior and audio:
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    Kicker front components
    10" Orion XTR pro
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    LED bulbs in ALL the things. All of them.
    OB Limited leather seats + door cards

    Wheels, suspension, brakes:
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    04 STI fitment Tokico D-spec struts
    Racecomp Engineering Black springs
    3/8" HDPE rear strut top spacers
    Drilled & slotted rotors, ceramic pads


    Engine:
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    Ported EJ22E heads
    Cometic 0.040" hybrid head gaskets
    Cold air intake
    Long tube UEL header
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    Last edited by Thomistopheles; 09-07-2015 at 11:49 PM. Reason: Chimichangas invaded my keyboard
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikolaus.conrad
    I have the strangest urge to lick your car, and rub my face on it...

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    Why do I get the feeling this will be stupidly shiny?

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    Ummm... Because you know of Thom and his predilection for shiny objects?

    Seriously, this man would probably figure out a way to make flat paint shine, just because.
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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    Hmm? Did someone say shiny? Because I got something shiny tonight...



    Ordering all my parts to freshen up the 2.2 right meow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikolaus.conrad
    I have the strangest urge to lick your car, and rub my face on it...

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    God I really want those lights, has this hauled any huskys yet?

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    Won't haul any huskies until the 2.2 is in. EJ25D in it is D-E-D dead, timing jumped while previous owner was driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikolaus.conrad
    I have the strangest urge to lick your car, and rub my face on it...

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    Sorry I was under the impression the ej22 was already installed.

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    Ahhhh I wish. I can't wait to drive it... I should have it running around Wednesday if I take my time cleaning up the 2.2 and the engine bay. Amazon says the timing belt kit, water pump, accessory belts, plugs, fuel + air + oil filters, and gaskets will be here on Saturday the 8th.
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    06 OBXT Limited - Baller Husky Hauler III
    Quote Originally Posted by nikolaus.conrad
    I have the strangest urge to lick your car, and rub my face on it...

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    Longest 2 days of your life lol.

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    Looking forward to this, hate to see the outback go though.
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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    Subbed.

    The challenge for the HH IIto haul as much or more steel than the HH I has commenced.

    Edit: Calling them the HH I and HH II make them sound like battleships.
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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    Wasn't able to pull it in the shop tonight. Battery was dead, so I gave it a jump and checked out all the electrical interior bits. Car is pre wired for an amp, so that's a plus. Took a closer look behind the timing covers, passenger side exhaust cam shattered and the belt was loose. It'll be interesting to see the carnage once it's pulled.

    Anyway, here's more photos of my filthy car





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    Quote Originally Posted by nikolaus.conrad
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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    psh dude thatll clean up real good

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    Damn Minnesotans.

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    Less dirty now. Still needs about 15-20 hours of paint correction, and the front end will need a respray. Crows feet in the hood and top of the fenders. Bumper's pretty beat too, could use some love. Threw the jdm projectors on, started getting the EJ22 ready for it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nikolaus.conrad
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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Baller Husky Hauler II

    Bout to scour ebay for some jdm headlights.

    Makin me jealous.

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - JDM projectors | EJ22 | L7

    Just bought a red badge L7 grille to complete my front end. Got it for $50 less than the asking price, wasn't really expecting the seller to take my lowball offer lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikolaus.conrad
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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - JDM projectors | EJ22 | L7

    I've been pleasantly surprised by the offers I've had accepted on eBay lol, care to share who the seller was. Maybe they have another they'll do the same with :-)
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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - JDM projectors | EJ22 | L7

    new_stars was the seller. Decent amount of legacy/subaru stuff for sale, a few different grilles.
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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - JDM projectors | EJ22 | L7

    is it just me or are projector headlights scarce on ebay right now, I swear there were always a dozen pairs available at any one time.

    Of course it's only NOW that i'm considering retrofitting a pair of those vs mini d2s on the 2 piece headlights....

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - JDM projectors | EJ22 | L7

    I got these from a local guy, he has a long term build going and wanted me to do a retrofit in USDM housings for him instead... so we worked out a trade. I got my last set of JDM projectors local too, from Wiscon_Mark.

    Now if only a set of JDM tails would pop up for a reasonable price... and without the center since I can't use it on the USDM trunk anyway.
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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - JDM projectors | EJ22 | L7

    Got my jdm projectors wired up, cleaned up the ej22 a bit, and got the old 25D ready to come out. Motor mounts, drop exhaust, and out it goes. Should have the 2.2 in there tomorrow night... after some engine bay cleaning.



    Here's how the 25D died.

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Scrub scrub here, a scrub scrub there

    Cleaned up the engine bay after pulling the dead 25D and cleaned the 2.2.





    Clutch looks brand new, but they didn't resurface or replace the flywheel when it was done. Tons of cracks in it, so I picked up another flywheel from a subaru mechanic friend for free. Should have it running and driving Friday if my heater hose comes in.
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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - Scrub scrub here, a scrub scrub there

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomistopheles
    .... so I picked up another flywheel from a subaru mechanic friend for free....
    Bartering skills come naturally for Thomistopheles.

    I too expect my BD to be running come Friday, so it is a race! But realistically something will hold me up and it will not be Friday haha
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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - It's aliiiiiiive

    Did you get yours running? Drove mine home Friday night. Madison area subaru people are pretty good about sharing spare parts. He does a lot of side work at home, kept a spare flywheel from either a NA saabaru or a 2.5RS. Looks good as new after having it resurfaced.

    Still waiting on my L7 grille, but tracking says it's in chicago

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - It's aliiiiiiive

    Looks good!

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - It's aliiiiiiive

    Congrats, man... Definitely worthy of carrying on the "Baller Husky Hauler" moniker.
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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - It's aliiiiiiive

    So whens it going to start getting the THOM treatment? and CONGRATZ!!!!
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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - It's aliiiiiiive

    Nice. Now I vote you drive it out to the MD meet in a couple weeks.

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    Re: Thom's 97 BD GT - It's aliiiiiiive

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomistopheles
    Did you get yours running? Drove mine home Friday night. ...
    I did! I got it on the road Thursday afternoon. Now I have the interior in pieces sorting out the stereo system lol.
    How does the 2.2 feel? Notice a difference from the 2.5 in the wagon?
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