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#1151 TheLoyale

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:21 AM

http://bend.craigsli...3086494079.html

Looks like this one might have the panels you need


Where is it? Looks clean!

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:52 AM

Bend, Oregon.

Central Oregon, about 3 hours from Portland.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:24 AM

Ah! That's a little bit of a drive for me :P

And of course this comes at a time when I have $84 in my bank... :mad:

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:36 PM

that sucks so much dude i went on vacation there thurs-sunday and got back sunday i could have got them for u the car suriously only had 70k on it and it was rust free i saw the spots u needed and it looked brand new have a thread going for it and also u can check out what i scored from it:D
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:19 PM

Nice score on the Alloys and interior bits! :headbang:

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:52 PM

i know:cool:there in fantastic shape:headbang:, the wagon could still be a daily drive if it gets wheel, rear differential, drive line, the parts i got, and front seat, top radiator support, radiator, motor and tranny, the guy used it to rebuild his 82 dl brat hard top

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:35 PM

Indeed, I am dying to hear it as well. It should be a lot deeper and lumpier than with the stock header (Which is what I'm going for)

As for the flanges, I'm looking for 2 flanges which will mimic the original flanges on the header. If anything, I guess I will cut one off and take it into a NAPA or such with me.

Anyone know if Single-Port EJ flanges are the same as EA flanges?


That is what I was figuring, the EA flanges look more "stout", if I may be so bold.

I AM going to remove that spacer block that comes on the EA81s, since it will not be needed with the new header.


I am 99% certain that this is the case, I will check when I get home tonight.


here is a pic of an EA82 Cylinder head and an EJ Single Port exhaust flange... WAY different
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:42 PM

Boo! yeah indeed its a longer flange for the EJ. Thanks for the pics! :brow:

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:12 PM

Brakes work perfectly! :clap:

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:29 PM

bravo....sorry about the swiss cheese rear end. :eek: those hubcaps are sweet too, nice score

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:00 PM

Finally.....! The moment has come.... After 5 months, I was able to drive the GL today! I took it around a few blocks a couple times, just messing around with it. I have this bucking/jerking when trying to cruise around 25mph with about 1/4 throttle, it drove like this when I bought it too, so what could it be? I wonder if the clutch is slipping, causing this feeling. But when I put my foot into it more 1/2 throttle, it smooths out, but if I compress the throttle over 1/2 the clutch starts to slip and will rev up.

So, any ideas? Just a bad clutch disc? The clutch pedal feels average and there is no noise that I can tell.

Guess my next item is a clutch kit, and possible resurfacing.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:31 PM

if it is the clutch its way better than the one in my brat it was so bad that it wouldn't move more than a couple inches each way no matter how much gas u gave it

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:56 PM

if it is the clutch its way better than the one in my brat it was so bad that it wouldn't move more than a couple inches each way no matter how much gas u gave it


Less gas would be the way to go with a slipping clutch, less likely to break friction. But yeah, indeed time for a clutch!

MilesFox had an XT6 once, When he pulled the motor out, there was just a wad of metal shavings at the bottom of the bell housing, looked like Steel Wool. He was amazed that it still drove (Clutch disc was cracked and in horrible condition as was the throw-out bearing)

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:25 AM

my brat came with both jap. imported motor and tranny in it with 30-40k after the owner before me blew both under a week dont know why the guy didnt put in a new clutch when he put in the tranny and motor, but was glad it came with a new clutch when we pulled the motor and tranny apart it was pritty thin and had no wear/traction left on it to be used

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:45 AM

So what the hell. I have rear parking lights, but have no brake lights. I checked fuses and yes both filaments work (I tested the bulbs) Also my glove box light does not work!?

Also, the Low Brake fluid light flickers when the car is running, and gets a little brighter when you rev it. Also the rear "Stop" indicator light is on, on my gauge cluster, along with a dim Parking brake light (Gets brighter when you pull the parking brake)

WTF is going on with this shiz? The electrical in this car is clean and not cracked.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:52 AM

Anyone think its a brake switch? How can I test it?

The Brake light relay is the silver can on the rear passenger side, correct?

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:07 AM

because of the rust on your wagon i think some of the connections are probably coardid up or it has a short in the wiring some where, the electrical cleaner in a spray can works good and it can save lots of time, did u check all the fuses? thats what i do, i start with the ones that are what the problems in wiring and check the rest.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:32 AM

Guess I can't check the brake switch, as I have no brake switch. I must have gave it away with the Dealer installed Cruise Control. Boo!

Actually, non of the connectors are corroded on this car, everything is in top shape electrical wise. I have gone over most of the terminals with Dielectric grease to insure no moisture persists in future corrosion.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 05:24 AM

Sounds to me like the alternator is having issues. They usually make the dash light up like a Christmas Tree when they start to fail it could be bad connections as well... Here's a post I found about it.

http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=134395

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:53 PM

Thanks for the post, I checked out what was posted in that thread. :headbang:

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:38 PM

Alright, who has a Brake switch they don't need. Perhaps I can trade you something I may have?

I'm not sure if one from an EJ chassis would be the same? If it is! I can go grab one locally.

I gave mine away with the Deal Cruise by mistake.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:33 AM

I might have one from an ea82 pedal set

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

If you do, I will take you up on the offer!

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:58 PM

So, I have a wanted thread going. I need someone to cut out the wheel arches for me, somebody has to be junking an EA81 on the westcoast...

Do me a favor, cut these out on each side before junking it!!
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Anybody? I need these ASAP, hit me up with a picture and what your looking to get for them.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:32 AM

Bump! I have money this weekend, lets make a deal....




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