Spent the rest of the day Thursday disconnecting things and getting the motor ready to come out, then pulled it this afternoon. The plan is to rebuild my existing motor at Colorado Component Rebuilders, and ditch the big turbo and Utec for something more suitable for a daily driver. I'm currently in the market for an excellent condition STi turbo (VF39, VF48, whatever...don't really care) and intercooler, and the PE1820, Utec, and APS top mount intercooler are for sale.
Here's what the car looked like as of about 14:30 this afternoon:
Spent a few more hours cleaning, and now it looks about a million times better!