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Coping with a Subaru Addict


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#51 Ever Victorious

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 06:02 PM

I just found out from Scoobywagon that he and I have something in common...

We're both Soob nuts, and our wives are both animal nuts.

So I guess we all just tolerate each other's "imperfections"... hehe.

#52 86subaru

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 10:57 PM

going to look at a 86 carb d/r wagon ,and buying it , wife asked me why ? i told her because it is a subaru ,and the seller was going to junk it ,because it had a broken timing belt :lol:

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 11:16 PM

So, I have this car. Its an 83 Turbowagon. I have NEVER driven it. I bought it just after WCSS3 from Qman. When I bought it the engine was toasted and the transmission was not looking good from the dipstick, governor gear, etc. Assumed to be toasted as well.

I have towed it:
From Qmans house to Greenville, Iowa utilizing a Uhaul truck and my 90 Legacy to flat tow it. That'd be 1657 miles.
Then from there to Iowa City. Another 250 miles.
Then back to Greenville. Another 250.
Then to Denver. 693 miles.
Add another 10 miles within Denver by towtruck.
2860 miles of TOWING and yes, again I must restate...never driven the car.

I have added or changed on the car:
AT to Manual trans with pedal swap
Ign switch replaced
disc brake conversion
BYB lift kit 3"
Removed BYB and added a new 4" lift to the car with a full frame.
RX trans install
Power window conversion 1/3 done
CCR Rebuilt engine installed
Custom axles installed
Custom axles removed
Rx trans removed to replace stub axles with std ones and rebuilt trans
LSD rear diff installed
1 pc lengthened driveshaft installed
Jerry's 5 speed kit installed, might need rework now that I have 4" lift. :(
pugs
Master cyl replaced, finding it isnt working now.
94 Toyota Celica seats going in soon

Someday I might hear the engine that CCR rebuilt for me run.

Hi, Im shawnw and I am a Subaru addict with the only car I know that has had 2 different lift kits on it and still hasnt seen the road. I am an addict.

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 02:27 PM

My wife can't complain too much, because "my" Loyale was originally her dad's and she got it when she needed a car away at college. He had two or three other Subarus before the Loyale and now drives an Outback. My wife is actually better at spotting Subes than I am. But I'm the one who always wants to buy them!

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 11:29 AM

so true. so tru

#56 Honda's 86 Brat

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 01:15 PM

I have always been a fan of cars. Never really Subies until I met Andrew (THANKS!!!) The honest to God truth - My brother borrowed Andrew's car from Russell one day, and I fell in love with the car before I even KNEW Andrew. So it was fate! :D Now, we fight to see who can see the Subies first, whoever yells parts usually is the winner. Me, I usually say SUBIE!!!!

Whoever was talking about giving your woman her first car. Andrew did it, and I have driven it like twice... But I won't get rid of it. It's the same year I was born, and it's the best little car around! :D :banana:

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 04:41 PM

OMG I am a subaru addict's mom! Actually I have seen the above mentioned subaru in my rearview mirror for 943 of those miles, and hopefully one of these days I will see it drive on it's on power into my driveway. Now my subaru addict (alias Shawn) has converted me to driving a subaru and trying to find parts to repair my other subaru (anybody got a spare front end lying around for a 98 outback limited, in green of course if possible) :D

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 02:59 AM

OMG I am a subaru addict's mom! Actually I have seen the above mentioned subaru in my rearview mirror for 943 of those miles, and hopefully one of these days I will see it drive on it's on power into my driveway. Now my subaru addict (alias Shawn) has converted me to driving a subaru and trying to find parts to repair my other subaru (anybody got a spare front end lying around for a 98 outback limited, in green of course if possible) :D


:lol: I'd like to see that too :grin:

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 03:30 AM

Why is it that my dad's a subaru used parts man who's now teaching has a son that doesn't even know how many liters his Legacy is? but that his girl can weld to a commercial level?

A girl that can weld, just what i need!

#60 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:54 AM

I can relate to you all.I rebuilt a hitachi suby carb on the living room floor on some newspapers and painted various pieces as I went.My girlfriend at the time thought I was crazy.So is there an upcoming SAA(suby addicts ann.)meeting soon?:lol:

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 09:15 PM

wow mick how does she doit put in up with u my wife sez ive turned into subie phene an shes getin worried lol i said to her blame ur dad he started it .. sleepin on the com hahaha workin in the carport till 3:00am understandable hehehe spotin subies thats good too 6yrold takin after dad priceless:lol:

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:02 PM

I have a litre of Cybrid PS Fluid and I don't even own a Subaru:confused:

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 05:44 PM

thought i might bump this up. i had to print a copy for perspective new girlfriend. see if she laughs or says hell no. then there is my answer.:grin:

#64 daeron

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 03:43 AM

the subaru addict's litmus test!

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:20 PM

The subie gets under the skin, that's for sure. I recently bought an '83 Gl Wagon for $100 as my first Subaru and after surfing here for a week or so strange things are starting to happen.....

In the shower this morning thinking about the EA81 my brain came up with the scheme of Ebaying up a pair of cheap stock 90-96 ZX twin turbos and have 'em feed a 500 cfm Barry Grant blow-thru carb with sealed throttle shaft bushings and a suitable camshaft.....what's a little custom manifold work anyway....no big deal...:slobber:

That's when I realized just what these Subarus can do to ya....:lol:

I did get some new NGK spark plugs today while out in the real world. So many more things to go...

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 10:33 PM

Heh this new subie owner was already considering the high compression EA82 route earlier today and the DL isnt even home yet. :banana:

#67 subyrally

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 11:46 AM

yeah, these cars are definatly addictive. i started with my 2000 impreza and then got the 86 rx. i go the rx for free and have spent between $3000 and $4000 on getting it on the road and then upgrading everything so far. looking at spending a lot more on it once i get over my cancer.

#68 Bucky92

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 01:28 PM

Tommy needs asked this question ..I keep asking him why he hasnt ran away screaming yet ( my fiance is NOT the car person) yet he stays around...and normally doesnt complain too much...

And subyrally...you need to update us on whats going on with you...you promised at carlisle:grin: :-p I hope you didnt think we forgot now did you?

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:09 PM

i just had chemo on tuesday, i feel rather well concidering. but i think i should have listened to the docs about not eating heavy or greasy food.

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Tommy needs asked this question ..I keep asking him why he hasnt ran away screaming yet ( my fiance is NOT the car person) yet he stays around...and normally doesnt complain too much...

And subyrally...you need to update us on whats going on with you...you promised at carlisle:grin: :-p I hope you didnt think we forgot now did you?



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Posted 16 April 2008 - 01:55 PM

Love the post and can relate but my problem prior to my Soob is BMW motorcycles. I have boxes of parts coming all the time. My "dog" knows the sound of the UPS truck when it gets within a block of the house. I'm forwarned and sometimes can get the parts hidden before the wife gets home! She just shakes her head anymore.:dead:

#71 Psyko

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 02:44 PM

Wow, thanks for digging this out dakotaguy. That is a great list your wife put together McBrat!

I don't have a girlfriend now, but I can tell you the list will eventually play its role in my life too. ;)

#72 The Dude Abides

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 01:27 AM

LOL i dont believe ive read this before mcbrat im puttin it on the fridge the next time i need to get some parts.

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:32 AM

Mrs McBrat should get a Pulizer for this!:clap: :banana: :lol:

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 12:39 PM

yearly bump :)

#75 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:22 PM

It is cool when your wife gets down and dirty and helps pull wiring harness parts and knows how to tell a hitachi from a weber.:banana:




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