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Old 02-21-2012, 02:28 AM   #214
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Location: Maryborough, Qld, Australia
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Originally Posted by Roadracer_Al View Post
The crankcases are totally bad ass. Did you do anything special to retain the bearings?

Nitrile rubber gloves from CostCo are your best friend. I have damaged my skin so badly over the years that I'm paranoid to touch anything chemical stronger than dish soap with bare hands.

Regarding the Subie running gear, I don't know if this is a going deal or a fantasy, but my next door neighbors were talking about putting Subie running gear under a VW Vanagon to make a modern Japanese Synchro that can be daily driven and doesn't cost eleven-teen dollars every time something breaks. Totally wrong coast, though. I know you need a project like a hole in the head, but that powertrain would be supa' cool under a Thing or a Transporter.
I'm putting an EJ22 in a 77 Bay window Kombi at the moment.

Have you seen When I do my next Kombi I want to do the whole 4wd thing and make a Syncro Baja Kombi Camper. [/hijack off]
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