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#26 Moosen

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:08 AM

Wow. I'm also 17, have an '87 GL 4wd Wagon, and plan to do the EXACT same thing as you. Mine's event the same color, and just as straight a body!:)
That'll be a nice rig!


Nice can't wait to see what you do!

#27 AdventureSubaru

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:23 AM

As far as HP gains are concerned, these older cars get a little gunky sometimes. The hitachi carbs are pretty rough to work with and the performance isn't much, so I think a weber carb or swapping to spfi in the future is a good way to plan.

In the meantime, a can of seafoam can go a long way. There are several accounts of these little $7. cans of magic making a night and day difference. You'll smoke the neighbors right out of their houses, but it's great for restoring some lost power if you've got much buildup in the system.

#28 AKghandi

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:48 AM

thats why ive got a turbo! lol bigger tires=more boost!

#29 Moosen

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:31 AM

As far as HP gains are concerned, these older cars get a little gunky sometimes. The hitachi carbs are pretty rough to work with and the performance isn't much, so I think a weber carb or swapping to spfi in the future is a good way to plan.

In the meantime, a can of seafoam can go a long way. There are several accounts of these little $7. cans of magic making a night and day difference. You'll smoke the neighbors right out of their houses, but it's great for restoring some lost power if you've got much buildup in the system.


Ran the seafoam. didnt do much cause right when i got the car i ran carb cleaner through the whole thing and it smoked a lot. I think my loss of power might be from oil burning?

#30 Moosen

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:45 PM

Alright Still in consideration. But new fuel pump comes tuesday. crossing fingers that solves my starting issues and random dying on the road issues.

Then I am gonna look into the suspension related clunk in the front.

Once i get there I am gonna post an ad as a feeler on craigslist to see if I could sell it and for how much.

Then seriously debating whether I should save up and sell my car to get a 2.5rs.......or I have a buddy that wants to help me put an EJ engine in my car. specifically his old EJ205. He thinks we could do it for around 5k. (accurate?) this is what he drives.

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so the next step i guess would be to figure out the 5 lug swap. I have been reading up but it is confusing.

#31 Moosen

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:27 PM

Success! Fuel pump works!




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