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Rarest Old-School Subaru Part or Option?


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#1 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 03:50 PM

Could I Ask, What is the Rarest Old-School Subaru Part or Option you've Seen?

I Just Found on-line a Nice Hardtop Coupe for Sale in Boston, with Low Mileage and it had some sort of Protective Cover around the Distribuitor, that I've never seen Before.



See, its an EA81:


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The Link for More info about it is This.



Have you Seen other Rare Part or Option?

#2 Subruise

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 05:22 PM

my first car was a 81 GLF fwd 5sp, factory dual exhaust, factory magnesium wheels. 1800 cc. i still need a center cap replaced

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 05:52 PM

Heres a few Ive heard of or know of.

1400 rear disk brakes.

Omega electronic disty. On my old car. Was a 1989 or 91? and EA71. I could not seem to find the correct cap for it. Tryed every where.
In the end had to convert it to points since it was so oddball.

Hydraulic suspension. Cant exactly remember if it was on leone or omega shape wagon. I got to talk to the guy that had it.

#4 moosens

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 06:30 PM

Loyale - that's just a shield found in most cold weather Subarus from '79 - '84 + here in the States.

I actually have NEW from the 70's "Cold Weather Kit" which has that shield in it among other items so carbs/intake perform better when the tempature goes to freezing.

Probably very rare down your way. Was that a car from a cold weather region? Also used to keep water off the disty all around.

Rares options ? hmmm ..... wood steering wheel from the early 70's?

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 06:42 PM

its a splash shield for the distributor and carb.
I have/had one on mine, last i checked but it might have fallen out.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 07:38 PM

Jack for a 83-84 Turbo Coupe/Wagon/Brat.
They are not the same as the others.

Oh, and I have that disty shield on my Hatch.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 07:47 PM

I have three or four of those distributor splash guards in my shed - both for EA81 and EA82 applications. I usually toss them off when I install a Weber. A rubber glove and vaseline works well to seal the distributor. That's my version anyway.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:38 PM

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:49 PM

That intake is sweet I have seen just about everything for these and never saw that before!

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:50 PM

The Convertable?

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:51 PM

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Back when i was just a wee mechanic I saw a few of those, but I think they got trashed after time like most covers.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:53 PM

Its not the cover that would break its the clips on the air filter housing.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:08 PM

These wheels. I have only seen a couple of other sets. Love them on both my Brat and Wagon

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:16 PM

Hmmm rare stuff.

- Rear window louvers (any model)
- Brat HARD bed cover (seen ONE in my life in person)
- The red GL/GL-10??? 85-86 or so model year "pimp" interior. (black interior, but red fabric on seats and door trim)
- The 4 hole sport mag wheels. (seen afew sets, but they are still rare)

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:21 PM

Diamond Edition?

Was that really real? Because the only one I saw was riced OUT

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:56 PM

Diamond Edition?

I saw one one ebay a couple of years ago that was perfect. It was indeed real! They also had this in Europe The "Country Living Edition" This is number 78/100 ever made!

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:02 PM

HA ha ha.... thats sweet.. a woodgrain EA82 dash.

Speaking of which...

I saw a Woodgrain (exterior) EA82 wagon once in a junkyard. Just woodgrain shelf paper possibly but it WAS done really well, so may have been an option from an individual dealer or something....

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 12:23 PM

I had an 83 parts Brat that had one of those covers on it. Everyone always seem to lose them or like mentioned, they broke.

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How about the in glove box mounted mirror?

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:00 AM

DL optional center arm rest
Kamei spoiler
Foha spoiler
Enkei wheels
14" wheels (Not Peugeot)
15" wheels (Not Peugeot)
Wagon/hatch wind deflectors
Extruded aluminum EA81 wagon trailer-hitch-equipped rear bumper
Headlight washers - From Oz/NZ
Three point EA81 wagon rear seat belts - From Oz/NZ
Factory installed EA81 sunroof
EA81 turbo'ed cars
EA81T power steering fluid bib
EA81 wagon/hatch cargo cover
EA81 fog light and dealer installed cruise control switches

I'll think up some more eventually...

Oh yeah, a key to lock the glovebox on an EA81... Got mine!

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 09:37 AM

No way, I have a factory installed sunroof! What do I win?

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 09:41 AM

No way, I have a factory installed sunroof! What do I win?


A leak?

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 09:43 AM

ha ha, No not that bad. But it doesnt want to close unless I push on the top, I need to find new clips. Oh I guess I should get it running first.

#23 1982gl4

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:35 AM

How about the in glove box mounted mirror?


That's factory!? My 82 wagon has one of those, I thought it was just something somebody stuck on there!

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:00 PM

No way, I have a factory installed sunroof! What do I win?


*Fixed* I meant EA81. Tons of EA82s came with the line-installed sunroof. On the EA81, it seems like the line-installed sunroofs are much harder to find versus dealer-installed units.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:31 PM

The no rust option?




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