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#51 TheLoyale

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:46 PM

Tom, just noticed your message. Perhaps I'll have to plan a roadtrip this summer, meet some of the other Mid-west Subaru crowd.

See if MilesFox will be my co-driver, if he's up for a trip! :cool:

Thinking your return trip should down thru Michigan. Then you could stop by here. :cool:

Have to dig around in the shed, but may have front bumper off an '85-'86 Sedan here. Not sure at the moment......

Would really like to meet you Tom.
And Fox ain't been here in forever!!!

(Could even arrange for Rich to be here so you could meet him, seeeing as you donated towards his medical bills.)



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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:56 PM

Tom, just noticed your message. Perhaps I'll have to plan a roadtrip this summer, meet some of the other Mid-west Subaru crowd.

See if MilesFox will be my co-driver, if he's up for a trip! :cool:


Sounds good to me. We can plan things out, once it gets warmer outside.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:28 PM

Tom, just noticed your message. Perhaps I'll have to plan a roadtrip this summer, meet some of the other Mid-west Subaru crowd.

See if MilesFox will be my co-driver, if he's up for a trip! :cool:


I'd love to catch up with you guys too, and see one of the safari wagons in person.

Cant wait to see were you go with this GL10, your Loyale is probably my favorite ea82!

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:16 PM

ji know im late in the debate so just throwing it out there too since i've had a boner for that bumper since day one i seen it. id trade up my bumpers for the one on that thing, my stock one and the spare i have (just the metal, no bumper cover on the spare) i'll even toss in an ea82 motor thats sitting in my garage that i dont need/want anymore. (and no shipping necessary.. :brow:)

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:40 PM

Acknowledged.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:02 PM

A little more history of this car, Funny how long it took the NC dude (MysteriousXTC) to sell it. The Sale thread is entertaining.
http://www.carolinah...ift-more-3.html

Here is the final sale conversation from back in 2010.
http://www.ultimates...sitor_messaging

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:11 AM

Traveling to get the GL-10:

I think I'd like to get to your place at 4:30 am, Miles if you're coming along I'd prefer that you meet us at Tom's house. If we have to pick you up that is another hour of driving without making an progress of heading toward Duluth and it is already going to be a LONG day.

Tom, I would bring two spare tires of matching size that will fit this car. If you happen to get a flat, we can change two (you can run this in 2WD only right?). Also bring all the extra fluids you can think of. I'll bring some extra hose clamps, bring your tools for sure. Perhaps we should bring a used timing belt and components (I have a new water pump I can bring just in case as well). Do you know if a timing belt job was done on this motor since it was dropped in this car?

I have the rubber mat in the back of my car, if spare parts are included and we need to load some into my car that is fine. We should try to keep the load on GL-10 as light as possible.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

Jon, Don't worry about the tires. I have two full sets that come with it (Stockers and 27") The only tires I would have to match anything, would be my Bighorns, and I am not taking wheels off the Loyale (More piss and wongleflute then its worth)

Timing set is probably fresh, so I wouldn't worry about it. Plus we would need a huge C-clamp to compress the tensioner, EA82 timing belts are easier on the side of the road then the EJ. I am not at all concerned with the mechanicals of this car.

I wil bring my toolbox and some fluids. The day actually won't be that long, I bet we will be back down here by 7pm. It is only 6.5hrs up to Superior.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:54 PM

If Miles could meet us at your house I'd still prefer it. I'm excited to help you get this car back but I'm not excited about sitting in the car for 14 hours straight (getting old I guess).

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:49 PM

If Miles could meet us at your house I'd still prefer it. I'm excited to help you get this car back but I'm not excited about sitting in the car for 14 hours straight (getting old I guess).


Ok Mr. Fox, You heard Mr. Ludtke's plan. :popcorn:

Converse amongst yourselfs.

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#61 TheLoyale

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:49 PM

Anyway, I am thinking of swapping the rear disc from this car, onto my Loyale at some point. :clap:

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:14 PM

I do think disc brakes are the best swap ever. But I do think you would enjoy them more in your daily driver.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:26 PM

Its really not the point of better drivability, the drum brakes perform just fine for me. Its mainly the point of making my good car, better.

I would also need to run stainless, and then I might as well get braided lines for the front :banana:

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:44 PM

Jon, yes. 4:30am will work fine. Give me a call before you leave (To make sure I'm up lol)

I'll probably be up anyhow, I'll just sit and watch redundant videos on youtube all morning.

I think it will just be you and I, As I don't think Fox is gonna drive to Waukesha.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:53 PM

Tom, congrats on the new add to the collection! Cool stuff.

Also, add me to the list of people that wouldn't mind taking that bumper off your hands. I could trade you some cash or whatever for it.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:47 AM

Ben,

Thank you, and consider you in line. :)

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:43 PM

Anyone know where to obtain this style of 12v switch? I've searched for Rubber Toggle Switches, but I get just that, A Toggle Switch.

This style is more of a Tedder Totter, and they are rubber coated. I can't seem to find these anywhere (WTF?) they are pretty common.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

yeah, you can buy them from Waytek Wire, they are called Carling Contura Rocker Switches.

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the only thing about that sit is you have to order certain volumes and have a minimum order. other than that they are great to deal with.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:52 PM

Ben, thank you! Rocker switch! Duh... *Smacks head* Knowing the proper name for them should make a search on ebay a lot easier.

Thanks for the link too!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:04 AM

I have also had the idea of painting the entire body Semi-Gloss black (Like Trashwagon10) as the paint is such crap currently on the car, half of it is baked off.

Votes on Solid Semi-Gloss Black (Not a Trashwagon Scheme) Or perhaps another color. Either way, this car would be done up right, just like my other Subarus and Toyota.

Post your thoughts.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:58 AM

USN Camo
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I always wanted to paint my truck this color in semi gloss (about 40% gloss)
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:15 AM

I like that Audi gray, looks good in gloss. Although, I wonder if it'd look to much like Primer in Semi-Gloss?

Semi-Gloss is the way to go, Flat never looks good. A Slight sheen does wonders.

There was an EA82 around this site, that was painted up like a USN ship, Looked cool!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:43 AM

This is the car that kinda inspired Safariwagon (I then took it to another level)
http://www.cardomain...3-subaru-loyale

I like how this car sits, I might do something like this with the GL-10. I have decided the worst part of the GL10s paint is the hood. I think I am going to roll the hood Semi-gloss or Flat black. I am going with rollers as it is very smooth and consistent. Also, Flat black looks much better if rolled (No overspray)

I am going to get onto some 14" or 15" Pugs as well.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:09 PM

Is this some type of Centrifugal gear box/gear reduction unit? And for what? Possibly a Boat?

The thread I found this in had no information other then an exhaust question, and the dude was from Poland.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:34 PM

It is a propeller drive reduction box, this is a fairly common usage in light sport aircraft. Although I can't remember the name of the company that makes it.




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