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My '83 GL: The Ski Wagon


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#1551 TheLoyale

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:54 PM

Solid rear axle subie! LOL. JesZek has seen an EA82 with Toyota axle under the rear in his country. Lol funny! Dunno about a V8 in the old Celica 2JZ that shiz! Keep it Japanese muscle, Toyota V8! :cool:

Drove the GL to work today, wow, no slipping clutch! I can do pulls in 3rd! Its actually faster than I thought this car was, it pulls hard in 3rd from 35-55 (About 6secs) shift into 4th and carry it to 75mp! Wanted to go faster but the 5-0 were stalking the area.

I need to fix my exhaust leaks. Didn't use gaskets on the header flanges cause I'm fawkin' lazy.

I'll just goop it up with RTV (Its only temp until I build the rear exhaust)

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:52 PM

I'm Glad to Know that the Ski Wagon is Driveable again ... Good Job! Posted Image


Solid rear axle subie! LOL. JesZek has seen an EA82 with Toyota axle under the rear in his country. Lol funny! Dunno about a V8 in the old Celica 2JZ that shiz! Keep it Japanese muscle, Toyota V8! :cool: ...


Yes, I've seen many Subies with Rear solid Axle Swap here... I even posted a Thread about them in the Old gen Subies forum.

My Neighbour used to Own -for years- a 1981 Celica "Supra" which came factory with an in-line 6 Cyl 2.0L engine... Lightweight & Fast.

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#1553 TheLoyale

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:32 PM

Sealed up the header flanges with RTV, sounds so much better. I made a few parts runs in the Subaru tonight cause O'reilly's Ford Rangers are junk lol.

My temp gauge is running cool, why? It used to work just fine before I pulled the motor out, not its below half when at running temp.

Possible failing sending unit?

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:41 AM

Drove the GL to work today, wow, no slipping clutch! I can do pulls in 3rd! Its actually faster than I thought this car was, it pulls hard in 3rd from 35-55 (About 6secs) shift into 4th and carry it to 75mp! Wanted to go faster but the 5-0 were stalking the area.


Ah the power of the ea81. :cool: lol
It feels quick and snappy, driving around in these cars makes you feel like a badass.

I did a test though; my friend has a completely stock '91 Honda EF hatchback.
We lined up on the freeway in third gear and "raced" to see who could get to 70 first. Both cars were dead even. :dead:
Lol I never felt so slow...
Keep in mind this is a freshly rebuilt ea81 that I have, very healthy.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:31 AM

Lol, yeah I've noticed this. I'm giving it hell, and the cars behind me (Buick LeSaber) is still on my hatch lol.

At least it sounds good :)

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:41 PM

Lol, yeah I've noticed this. I'm giving it hell, and the cars behind me (Buick LeSaber) is still on my hatch lol.

At least it sounds good :)


Chris has a '97 LaSabre. Really likes it. But he still says "The Wagon is more "FUN" to drive" though.

And a 1.8L against a 3.8L has no chance, even if the 3.8 is moving more of a load. It's twice the engine,,,, and then some.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

I currently switch between a 3.8l Oldsmobile and my ea81 for my dd. the olds rides great and is nice on he sleepy drive to work at 4am. But the desert fox is way more fun. I use the ea81 for my in town errands, $20 in gas last forever in that thing.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:04 PM

... $20 in gas last forever in that thing.


I Agree... my 1.8 EA82 engine does much better Mileage than my Wife's 1.8 T8D engine.


... My temp gauge is running cool, why? It used to work just fine before I pulled the motor out, not its below half when at running temp...


Well... maybe it is working fine indeed: Remember that a Clean engine always run Cooler than a Dirty one; also you did something to the Radiator, isn't it?

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:31 PM

Tom, how about an EJ25/22 frankenmotor in the GL? Then it would be fast!

Any luck on the exhaust flanges yet?

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:57 PM

I find the low temp odd. Ever after driving it for a while, and beating on it a little, the cooling fan does not come on. The gauge indicates its running, I'd say about 170* or less, but the heat is nice and hot!?

Could my new genuine thermostat me junk from letting it sit without coolant for a few weeks?

As for the flanges, nope. Had a few Impreza guys say they could make them, but nothing more has come of that (Typical lol)

I dunno about engine liter Tom, My Toyota is 4.0 Straight-6, and it is slower off the line than the GL lol! (But it rides better) ;)

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:37 PM

Just happy I can drive the GL around! Everything is taken 3x as long as I anticipated on this. :rolleyes:

Next summer I have to do more zzz which I was trying to avoid, now I have two FT jobs, I don't have time like I used to (Nor the patience. I need sh*t done, and I NEED IT NOW!)

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

YAY! My clutch cable broke last night and I had to pull the GL home with the Landcruiser.

Now I have to see how much one from the dealer is.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

YAY! My clutch cable broke last night and I had to pull the GL home with the Landcruiser.

Now I have to see how much one from the dealer is.


Rock auto has them pretty cheap. $10 or something. IIRC they're around $55 from the dealer.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

Rock auto has them pretty cheap. $10 or something. IIRC they're around $55 from the dealer.


Are they the same style? They look a little different than mine. Mostly the Stopper (Which keeps the cables casing from moving looks different)

Anyone ever used an aftermarket cable?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

from what Ive read, aftermarket clutch cables are JUNK.

I picked up a couple from the dealer for less than $30 each here.

I get "special" pricing though. I think MSRP is about $50


Be sure to get a pin as well. The cables do not come with them. Its the pin that attached the cable end to the pedal assembly.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

from what Ive read, aftermarket clutch cables are JUNK.

I picked up a couple from the dealer for less than $30 each here.

I get "special" pricing though. I think MSRP is about $50


Be sure to get a pin as well. The cables do not come with them. Its the pin that attached the cable end to the pedal assembly.


Good tip, I will also make sure to get the pin.

Do you have the part number for yours?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:53 PM

I bought a clutch cable from rockauto for one of the BRATs a few years back. Cable has survived 2 different BRATs sofar.
What year did they change the method of how it connects to the clutch pedal? I can't remember if it was '83 or '84.

Tom, I have a brand new one still in it's package for the '82. Pretty sure it's an OEM one. Can be your's if it fits the '83.
Got a new phone what does pics, I'll try to get one of it and send it to you.

Edited by TomRhere, 02 November 2012 - 06:41 PM.
Wrong info was typed.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

I will take photos of each ends as well (And where it failed) cause I have zero idea when the switch was made.

I may go buy one from the dealer when I get paid (I'll go to Subaru City for better service)

Too many things going on with this car and the others lol. I now need a cable for this one. Some dude on here still owns me $40 or a Fender (Which I don't really need now) I have a stash of parts sitting else where which was a trade. Bennie has L-series lights for me, some dude on ih8mud has an ATF cooler for my LC which he has to send me.

Too many people, taking too long....!

(Not a big deal, just have fun) :-p

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:23 AM

Got the part #s for you.

Cable 737026033
Pin 736016050


And my ticket actually shows "list" at $30.43 for the cable, $1.04 for the pin.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

Thanks man!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:24 AM

Got a new Pioneer clutch cable from o'reillys. $19.97 with employee discount (Otherwise its $29.99)

Put it in tonight, just have to attach it to the pedal and put the pedal back on the box and adjust cable, then it should be good to go!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

Got the cable hooked up. But its rather stiff. The reaction of the pedal depressing kinda sucks. I sound like a newbie, slipping the clutch lol.

Gotta figure out why its not easy working. perhaps I should have poured oil down the cable before installation?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Got the cable hooked up. But its rather stiff. The reaction of the pedal depressing kinda sucks. I sound like a newbie, slipping the clutch lol.

Gotta figure out why its not easy working. perhaps I should have poured oil down the cable before installation?


Is the cable routed correctly? If you don't route it right, it'll cause lots of friction and kill the thing pretty fast. The clutch in my GL is feather light.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

Is the cable routed correctly? If you don't route it right, it'll cause lots of friction and kill the thing pretty fast. The clutch in my GL is feather light.


I put it back in the way the original came out.

It routes under the heater core hoses and steering link, right?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

thats correct




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