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#26 bonvo

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:53 PM

im so glad i picked this thing up not only do i have brakes after bleeding them but i took some polishing compound ot the paint and its like brand new

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:30 PM

Sounds great and I can see in your post that your enjoying it a lot. keep them posts and pics coming....:banana:

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 08:50 PM

thanks biffanyus yeah i have a passion for cars i love working on them and this one is an awesome find i was just gonna make it a beater but after seeing how nice it is i want to keep it as clean as possible still gonna be my little rally wagon but im gonna take care of it not beat it into the ground

went to work on it today headed to my parents place and they werent there so i waited while i waited i busted out the polishing compound and got this as a result

on the left you can see what was polished and the right isnt done yet
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almost brand new paint

then i started on the clutch

radiator out
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disconnect some stuff
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and its out

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hard to tell from the pic but this disk is hammered

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i have some cleaning in my future
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and thats where work stopped due to having the wrong clutch disk

#29 biffanyus

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:49 PM

Heres a disc for a 78 Subaru on ebay if you cant find one elsewhere.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item2314156993

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 10:23 PM

i found one on rock auto that im gonna get as well as a head gasket set figured i might as well do it while its apart

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 06:33 PM

parts are in the way so hopfully next week it will have a new clutch and head gaskets (cheap insurance) and then all it would need is reg and its ready to go

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:58 PM

alright guys there are so many hoses on this thing anyone have a picture or 2 of how everything is supposed to be routed? i want to make sure its all set up right so that i can properly tune this thing once i get the engine back in it as you know its a 78 ea71 non cat car

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:11 PM

well i bought some degreaser at ace and went to town on the engine its clean now well cleaner parts should be here tuesday and my next day off is thursday so the clutch will be done as well as head gaskets then its time to drive it

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:24 PM

gasket set came in only thing it was missing was an oilpan gasket O_o valve seals everything and for 20 bucks cheap insurance

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:26 PM

use permatex ultra gray for the substitute of oil pan gasket. it is what the new ej's use.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:40 PM

i might just do that i wasent going to pull the pil pan off just gonna put some new head gaskets in it but after i do that damn near the entire engine will be resealed

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:11 PM

clutch came in today i tore the valve covers off and checked to see if the cam was flat spotted and its not come thursday it will be on like donkey kong

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:09 PM

alright i got off work today after working 8 days straight and dug into the subi

first i painted the valve covers
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and air filter
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used a silver base coat and anodized blue paint
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then i got really busy for about an hour O_o
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end of the night
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tomorrow i finish painting the air filter stuff and put it all back together with new gaskets and a new clutch

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 01:37 AM

Hey there, i like what you are doing with this car. I have two gen 1 wagons myself, one I drive every day. I really love these cars and you will too, I can see that.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:07 PM

thanks man yeah i love this little car i cant wait to drive it
ok started out today but cleaning the head mating surface
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dad prying out the valve seals
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passenger side pistons
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drivers side yes she needs a good seafoaming
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torquing down the heads
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assembled
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the stair-down
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proof i did more then take pictures lol
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empty
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up.......
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running
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video of the quiet valves the timing and the dwell as well as the carb settings are way off its getting tuned tomorrow


threw the air filter on it to see how its gonna look
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:35 PM

well i tried to tune it today and im thinking the carb needs a rebuild

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:14 PM

carb rebuild kit on the way i was very tempted to pull the weber 32/36 off of my 610 just to drive it but decided against it considering i cant take my only running car apart untill this one is reliable so ill rebuild the carb and run it this winter then then next summer when the datsun has its twin side drafts on it the subi will get the weber i must say i love rockauto.com even with shipping the parts are still cheaper then the parts houses

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:16 PM

tore the carb apart it was digusting i also drained the fuel tank because there was water and old fuel in it so with a rebuild and fresh fuel it should be good to go

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 07:40 PM

rebuilt the carb and took it for a drive talk about a gutless wonder thing can barly get out of its own way but i love it lol

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 07:55 PM

Nice!!!!:grin: I took my Brat out for a ride tonight as well.... I just love cruising around in it and having so many heads turn wondering "what the hell is that" or the older folks with the "I havent seen one of those in a long time" looks on their faces...:lol:

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 09:06 PM

yeah still a few things that need to be done like i need to make the fuel pump work on its own rather then an alligator clamp on the positive side of the battery make it so the tires stop going flat (leaking from the bead) but other then that im basicly ready for winter in my little 4x4

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:43 PM

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:34 AM

My 1979 subaru wagon doesn't have the odd lug size I put ea81 white spoke stock rims on it the only problem I had was they're wider so I had to use wheel spacers. That and I converted mine to run off propane, I love my 79 goes any where in the snow

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:26 PM

wouldnt that still be the odd lug pattern? the typical 3 lug pattern is 4x41/2 for most rwd cars and 4x4 on most front wheel drive

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 02:45 PM

Looks great ... Love it!!!:slobber:




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