Since I frequent the Outback forums most of the time, I figure I'd chronicle the adventures of one red 94 LSI here. SVX World Forums and SVXNetwork seemed to have moved to Facebook and that's not great for build journals.
Anyway, I'll post some pics when I get a few more, but here's the start.
1994 Brilliant Red SVX, AWD, Tan Interior
This one was bought for her heart, unfortunately, and the owner/monster was just going to scrap the rest of her! Extremely clean exterior and under chassis, intact glass, and newer tires. From what I learned, she blew a brake line which caused a long-term park. Several years later, original owners decided to sell.
The bad news is, the D/S window was slightly down all that time. The interior is COVERED in mold, mildew, and musk. No wildlife, luckily, and everything is in tact. Might try to steam and sterilize and see what can be saved. Since this was next to free, I can afford a little elbow grease.
What to do about the heart? That's where the interesting part comes-in. I've been called Dr. Frankenstein (see: my OBXT, Legacy SSRS, and essentially every other Subaru I've owned), and this one will be no exception.
Tentatively, this is my build list.
EJ255 (single AVCS)
Low mount (FA-style) header/manifold
Twin-scroll turbo (TBD
4.444 Phase 2 4EAT
I've got the hardware sourced, and the rough wiring planned/mapped. It's down to a few small bits, then off to surgery.
My goal is to keep this as stock-looking as possible. No crazy gauges, no hood scoops, fender flares, etc. But this should mimic the original feel while providing an open-end for more power, better aftermarket support, and ease-of-maintenance.