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#1 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:17 AM

This Thread is a Continuation from This one ~► Here,

which have more Background info of my Former White, Wagon.

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My Dad Purchased This Subaru Wagon New from a Dealer in Hollywood, CA
(USA) in 1985 and the Subie Came Runnin' new, from there to my Country, Honduras, at the caribbean central america... I Can't imagine any Better Way to Break New an Engine!   smiley.gif

This Subaru wagon is a GL and came with white paint, EA82 carburated engine and 5 speed manual transmission.

Since child, I learned Automotive Mechanics with my Father, working in a 1969 Mercury coupé, a diesel Truck and this Subaru; 
With time I did all the maintenance on our cars and eventually this Subaru became mine; since then I started to modify it  ... grin.gif ...  The Subaru ran Good for the First five Years, but then the Smog Stuff (Cathalytics, etcgot poisoned with the Leaded Gasoline (Here became available unleaded gas just until 1994) so we Removed both Cathalytic converters, the Carbon Canister, solenoids, hoses and everything related, even the EGR...

 

This is a very old photo which I scanned:

 

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After hurricane mitch hitted and devastated our country in 1998 ( if you want to read statistics and see photos, click ~► Here ) a friend of my dad that owned a similar Wagon with a blown engine, sold it to my Dad as parts car; eventually we obtained the engine off from a wrecked Subaru Alcyone XT6 (ER27) and we managed to fit it on the former parts car, painted it on yellow and that was how we started the Project "Loyale 2.7 Turboand thus explains my Screen Name.


That 2.7 Wagon lasted ten years, I had the Two Subarus, the White EA82 and the Yellow ER27 during that time. In the following photo, you can see them together:
 

 

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Despite that there were no place on engine's bay to put a normal Radiator on the 2.7 and it was running hot with a tiny pair of lateral radiators and electric fans, (You can read the complete details of such engine swap, ~► Here)  the car worked, until it was wrecked in a huge frontal car crash, as you can read the details, ~► Here.


Since I Lost my Dark yellow 2.7 wagon, I took some parts from it to Transform my Good Ol' White Weberized EA82 Subie onto a Much Better Machine, with the Best parts from the Two, and made many, many modifications to it.

 

 

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I still wanted to drive a Yellow Wagon, so I Choosed to paint my White Wagon in Yellow too, but with some Style Changes:

 
I Used Brighter Yellow Paint for the Body and Deep Black Paint for Stripes!
 
"Shaved" the Subie's Body.  (Paint thread ~► Here)
 
Lifted it for medium duty offroading!  :D
 
 Some minor Body Design Changes,
 
and I made many, Modifications, Retrofittings & Swaps.
 
 
Here in my Country, ALL the Taxis are White, and 85% are Wagons! ... :mad: ... So, My white wagon was Looking like a Taxi ... :banghead: ... also I Really Love How those wagons Looks in YellowThat was my Motivation to Change its Colour. 
 
Part of the Minor body Design Changes are, a sheetmetal Hood Scoop, which I name: the "InterFooler" ... :lol: ... the Original Idea was to Let the engine to Scream out Loudly thru the Weber Carb's throat during deep acceleration! ... :P ... Also I changed the Lug pattern redrilling the hubs to use Different Rims, and many, many more Modifications, which will be explained in this thread.
 

After all that, my former white Weberized Wagon has been Renamed as:

 

The

"BUMBLE   BEAST"

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#2 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:20 AM

Very nice! The custom front bumper and grill are nice additions.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:21 AM

Thank you GD for your Kind Words, which are Highly appreciated.

 

I reinforced the Front Bumper in the "BumbleBeast"

 

as I did it previously on my 2.7 ...

 

 

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The Detailed Writeup on the subject is ~► Here.

 

 

 

Also I made a Custom Grill that Matches the Design of the Hood Scoop opening.

 

I'm Glad that you Liked 'em ...  :) ... I'll post details about the Grill, soon.

 

Kind Regards.

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#4 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:23 AM

All the Retrofittings, Swaps, Adaptions, etc...

 

that I've done to my "BumbleBeast" Subaru,

 

will be Described in individual Writeups for easy Understanding.

 

 

So, Each Writeup will be Listed in This Thread;

 

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And this Thread will be as an "Index" to my Main Writeups.

 

 

I Hope that this Build Thread will Be Useful for all you:D

 

Kind Regards.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 05 September 2013 - 03:00 PM.
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#5 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:27 AM

Ideas on Swapping a Weber Carburator on a Subaru EA82 Engine

 

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In this Writeup:

 

 

 Solving problems untold by the Manuals.

 

 Weber 32/36 Jetting for the EA82 to be used between Sea Level and ~ 6500 feet (2000 Mts.) Altitude.

 

 Proper PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) Hoses Setup and installing an (optional) Oil Catch Can.

 

 A much better Adapter Plate.

 

 Intake manifold modifications (optional).

 

 ...and Much More!    ;) Pay attention to the "Important Notes" 

 

 

The Complete Writeup is ~► Here.

 

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► Edited to Update the Web Link due to the New USMB's System


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 05 September 2013 - 03:03 PM.


#6 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:30 AM

Disc Brakes in all Wheels!

 

This is How I Got Rid Permanently of the Failing Front e-Brake System:

 

See ~► Here.

 

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 12 June 2013 - 03:02 AM.


#7 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:35 AM

I installed an Oil Catch Can to separate the Blow-by Oil from the Fumes in the PCV System.

 

See: ~► Here.

 

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 12 June 2013 - 03:53 AM.


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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:44 AM

I Swapped the special two-beam H.I.D's from the 2.7 to my BumbleBeast:

http://www.ultimates...-not-why/page-4


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 16 October 2013 - 03:11 PM.


#9 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:50 AM

I did a Complete Suspension Reinforcement

 

...using parts from Other Cars...

 

 

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The Full Writeup, plenty of Photos is

 

~► Here.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 30 November 2013 - 01:07 AM.


#10 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:58 AM

I changed all the Old, worn roundie Relays that were rated at 22 Amps maximum, with Newer Bosch Standard Relays rated at 40 Amps; and I uploaded a Complete Writeup on the Subject that features: Easy understanding the Relays and easy Wiring Ideas.

 

The Writeup is plenty of Photos and step by Step procedures; so you will know where are located the main Relays, What do they power and how to retrofit newer, more capable ones.

 

 

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Also, you'll know how to wire Extra Relays for Halogens, Horns, etc... I made Photo Diagrams for easy understanding.

 

The Complete Writeup is, ~► Here.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 30 November 2013 - 01:19 AM.


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Posted 29 September 2011 - 12:12 PM

Now I'm Workin' on Certain Wooden parts

 

to Substitute the Cracked Plastic ones,

 

as I Did the Wooden Frame for the Stereo:

 

 

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The Full Writeup with detailed Photos is:

 

~► Here.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 30 November 2013 - 01:25 AM.


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Posted 29 September 2011 - 01:10 PM

Coming Soon: More Writeups.

 

And their Links will be Featured in this Thread.


Let me know what do you Think about my BumbleBeast! :burnout:

 

Kind Regards.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 30 November 2013 - 01:29 AM.


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Posted 29 September 2011 - 01:20 PM

:slobber: :slobber: :slobber: :slobber:

That is an amazing ride... BUMBLE BEAST... I like it!

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 10:35 PM

You have put a lot of time and care in that car, I remember when you did a lot of that stuff. Turned out very nice!

I also love that you've done write-ups of everything.

Cheers and bravo indeed!

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:45 AM

You sure turn out some nice projects for working with a limited budget. At our house its the same way and more of a challange than just throwing money at doing things.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:52 PM

I like what you have done with everything. you seem to have a great eye for detail. Those wheels look cool. I would love to see your car in person. especially the fiberglass work.
Quality job, even your posts

#17 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:19 PM

Thank you very much for your kind words, guys!

 

I Really appreciate your nice comments. :)


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 30 November 2013 - 01:31 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:41 PM

On a Front Wheel Drive -2WD- EA82 Subaru, you'll notice that the Rear Drum / Disc is held in place by a simple Nut which is prevented from spin freely by a Locking twistable Washer that Locks everything; Sometimes the worn Washer Breaks / Fails \ Loosens the Nut while the Car is in Motion, with all the Dangers it means...

 

I Decided to get rid of the Washer Locking System, for a More Safer Option: I installed a Safer "Castle" Nut instead of the regular Nut; to do so, I Drilled a Transversal Hole to the Spindle, where the castle nut settled, to Cross both the Castle Nut and the Base with a twistable Nail.

 

 

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Such modification works identical with Drum or Disc brakes' setups. By the way, you can see how I redrilled the Lug Pattern on the Hubs of my "BumbleBeast"from 4X140 to 4X114.3 ... th_thi-m_so_happy.gif... I did that since year 1996 in order to let my Subaru use more "Standard" Rims, it has been working Flawlessly since then; you know how hard is to find a good set of Rims in the original Subaru's 4X140 lug pattern, other than 13" ... only Peugeot & Citröen rims are rare-to-find alternatives; so I redrilled the Hubs and got rid of that problem, forever... 

 

 

 

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The Complete Writeup with more details & Photos is:

 

~► Here

 

Kind Regards. 

 

 

► Edited to fix the Web Link, due to the New USMB's system.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 02 February 2014 - 09:38 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:47 PM

"How to Rebuild Rusted Sheet Metal / Paint Preparation Procedures"

 

When I Painted my BumbleBeast ... (that was Pearl White) ... in Yellow & Black, I used the same procedures I did in my other light yellow Wagon (The Wrecked 2.7) Except that the BumbleBeast only had Minor Rust spots, I don't needed to Rebuild rusted sheetmetal like is explained in the Detailed Writeup I posted.

 

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The Complete Writeup, plenty of Photos & Details, is

 

~► Here.

 

Kind Regards.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 07 December 2013 - 02:26 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:50 PM

The Timing Belts on my "BumbleBeast" Runs Coverless since 2011

 

 

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No problems so far.

 

I use it as Daily Driver during weekdays (60% of the usage) and offroading on "Mountain Adventure" Family trips on Weekends (40% of the Usage), the whole Discussion thread on the Subject, is:

 

~► Here.

 

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 07 December 2013 - 02:50 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:53 PM

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My BumbleBeast is Lifted

 

The SJR Lift kit (For the Front only) came to Honduras:

 

 

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The Rear was lifted by my own Ideas, look at Post Nº 9, up on this thread. 

 

Much more Photos and details, including a Special

 

Rust-proof chemical Treatment 

 

~► Here.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 07 December 2013 - 02:51 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 04:03 PM

Inmediately after the Lift Kit install finished, 

 

I went to Test Drive the Lifted BumbleBeast


to the "Agua Blanca" (White Water) Mountain:

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I Made a Short Video while Driving, Here you can see it:



Please, Let me Know what do you Think about it! :burnout:

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 07 December 2013 - 02:55 AM.


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:44 PM

I Uploaded Many Pictures of that Travel to the "Agua Blanca" Mountain...

~►
Here: http://www.ultimates...-5#entry1093091

Just Scroll Down there a Little to reach them.

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►Edited to update the Web Link, it was broken due to the new USMB's system.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 21 January 2014 - 01:16 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:56 PM

As I Already wrote:

Now I'm Workin' on Certain Wooden parts to Substitute the Cracked Plastic ones... 



I Made a Wooden center piece to Substitute the Cracked plastic one on my BumbleBeast, but this one is not the Definitive one; Because I am seeking to do a Rear Parkin' Brake (e-Brake) Retrofit on it, and I'm Sure that I will do a Whole center console in Wood to make the Retrofit looks Good.



But while I Do that retrofit, here is another Wooden part I've done:
 

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I Can Paint it in the Same Colour that the Dashboard Has, as I Did with the Wooden Stereo Frame, so -almost- Nobody will notice the Difference.


What do you Think About that?

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 21 January 2014 - 01:23 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:05 PM

looks great! I've been wanting to do that exact thing to my car for quite some time now, but just haven't had the chance...

Amazing car!





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