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#26 tincan

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 07:21 PM

It's not perfect, but far better than it's previous state.

 

Some patience, gray paint, and three clear coats later:

 

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That's what I like to see.

 

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Though a bit darker than I'd have liked. It's what I had on hand and I'm alright with that.

 

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Note the spots where the tape got lousy on me.

 

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Yeah. Again, tape got lousy on me.

 

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No longer looking at crappy, faded, and otherwise ugly paint. For that much, and a completely hand aligned taping job, with spray cans, I'm pretty satisfied.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 07:29 PM

Nice car. I have that same car but in white and I can see the aluminum on my engine instead of black grease lol. I can see you are lovingly restoring it.  I missed the odometer reading in one of the pics. Was that 276,000 ? :o

 

-200,000. Now 77,000 as of Friday.

 

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And a few extra.

 

Yeah, the engine seals are a known issue. I intended to do them last year, until I found the garage I had it in for a week was ridden with mold, where it started growing mold on the carpet. I caught it in time that it didn't seep in and continue.

 

Fingers crossed, this winter, along with some professional assistance, it's getting done. No more "Oh I'll put it in this random person's garage".

 

As will the new downpipes and exhaust. Ordering the Ansa muffler that is made for this car, from JCWhitney. Performance based, stock style muffler, $109? Sure. Why not.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:55 PM

Let me know next time you're in Jersey! Would love to see that thing. Also, do you still have the trim and mud flaps? Planning on keeping them?

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:56 AM

Let's see who can guess where I am this week.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:29 AM

Another 500 mile journey for the Ecoboxer...

 

Starting off, I took a wrong turn from I-87, and wound up five miles from the "Mass Pike", nearly 70 miles off course. What happened after that was all merely inconvenient mishaps, for the next several days.

 

Upon backtracking, the exhaust began to get noticiably loud, and the power had dropped quite a bit. I changed my habits, drove under the speed limit (55 > 65), and prayed...

 

Leaving the toll booth, top of I-88... a mile later...

 

As if I'm standing still, a Trooper in an SRT-8 comes hauling rump roast from behind...

 

Right past me.

 

The stare, in awe, being fully impressed. Kept my fingers crossed, and never saw him again.

 

Got in around 3am, very tired, running on the fuel light. Went right inside, laid down, fell asleep. Next morning...

 

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Pop. Removed the rear seats, jammed it in there, tied the trunk down with RJ-11 cable, drove into Oneonta, $103 later...

 

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Fixed.

 

I'm also missing my shielding now. It's saved, but, I won't put it back on just yet.

 

This is just Thursday at this rate... Filled up the tank Saturday afternoon, and during that, checking the tires... I found my pass. rear tire was low. Inflated to normal.

 

Next morning... Again, low. Get the pressure gauge out; 14psi. *Censored*! Get out a bottle, dump some soap/warm water in...

 

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Double *censored*!

 

Grab the spare...

 

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Should'a seen this coming. :banghead:

 

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Cool.

 

On a 1992 Spare, 3 hours off schedule, I made my way home, taking a longer route to Liberty... No phone service... GPS' get very confused in the mountains... On some very tempting roads. Despite that, I took my time and avoided abusing the car, being laden with a full tank and several hundred pounds extra of luggage in the car.

 

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Well, this has been fun.

 

Gave me a lot of time to think, read, and research, particularly about the car's future.

 

Hours, into a day, into several days.

 

My mind is made up.

 

It's time.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:48 AM

Lol! That sucks about the tire mishap. Exhaust too. I see you're up to 78k. I'm catching up to you though, just pulled a500 mile trip in mine, I'm half way to 76k now.

I like your run down with the pictures and all. What's it time for I wonder?

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:35 AM

What's it time for I wonder?


It's a veil of secrecy for a reason.

I can tell you certain it's not an engine swap. Past that, time will tell.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:00 AM

Here's some rather rough mock-up sheet metal work I pulled off, in an effort to do some drag reduction along the undercarriage. It needs further testing here and there, as well as overall improvements to appearance, but function > form for the time being.

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Having folded out the center piece, I test fitted it with some clamps. Looks promising.

As well as the side areas, same deal, lining it up and clamping into a suitable position. There was a lot of bending/rebending to get these parts right so they wouldn't catch the tires, but they fit well.

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Hadn't enough progress shots for this, but after an hour or so of adjusting, they were bolted on.

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And yesterday, bending out the last two pieces.

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Considering this is all hand bent, snip cut, minimal measurement, I didn't expect it to come out half as well. Or even fit...

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 04:10 PM

Awesome. I am a fan of your car. It makes me jealous:)



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:12 AM

Awesome. I am a fan of your car. It makes me jealous:)

 

Naaaaaaah.

 

It's a greasebox! :D



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 11:41 AM

It reminds me of the days when i had my 88 sedan. Quite possibly my most favorite subaru, and the one i got the most use/mileage from

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:23 AM

Another long hiatus, more miles to tack onto the car.

The good:
88K
Whole set of extra 13" wheels
skid plate.
New valve covers/gaskets, cam gaskets, clutch plate, throwout, A/C fully evac'ed and refreshed.
Rebuilt drums.
Alternator replaced with a 500 mi unit.

The bad:
The rust has become a primary concern on the rear wheel wells. Upcoming week will bring something unique that is in the works.
Apparently plowed snow can injure the quarter panels nicely.
Air deflector is a bust. Removed.
RUST?!

The ugly:
Droplets of water in the oil. Not a lot, but that's a thing. Oil droplets on the radiator cap. Also a thing.
Front struts are dead. Doornail dead. Front tires have suffered.

Otherwise, things are about to happen. Probably should have changed those head gaskets and all that while the valve covers were being done, but hindsight and all that jazz. The plus is that I connected with someone local who has an excess of parts sitting aside for me which were pulled after 500 miles or just never used.

Mentionable: anyone need an A/C delete bracket and belts to use it with? I won't use them.

Photos of things to come later. Probably.

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 03:22 PM

AC delete! How much to 07087? Bummer about the head gaskets. Good luck with that and the rust! Where are you located?

Edit; saw new York. Where abouts? I'm in jersey. Maybe I can just drive up and pick it up!

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 04:17 PM

Yeah. Don't have time for a full photo scour and spam today, so recents + winter shots of doom.

 

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Stupid flashwash.

 

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All that snow. Plus the huge dent.


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Posted 24 September 2014 - 02:46 PM

You've got less than 100k miles on that beauty? Mines over 200k now. But I only put like 40k of that on.

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 05:03 AM

You've got less than 100k miles on that beauty?


Yes, still. Although less than 1K from the big 90K now.

I do however wish I could take back the now-crushed bumper mount. Long story, sparing details!

It does get a lot of attention locally. Including people leaning on the horn when I'm leaving a stop light too slowly FOR THEIR IMPATIENT LIKINGS LOL

No actually that's my favorite part haha.

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 04:04 AM

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Too lazy to make a full post with photo embeds today.

Pulled most of the interior out to vacuum and shampoo the carpeting, as well as cleaned up most of the 20+ year old dirt and grease.

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Those doorjams though. Probably the cleanest this car's ever been.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 06:28 AM

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New stabilizer bar end clips, bushings, and strut rod bushings. Spared nothing for cost and purchased from Star Subaru. The ones that were removed had already been replaced and seemingly not long before I got the car so that solidified a decision to use only Subaru parts from here on out.

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Left to right; dented and out of balance rim painted red to indicate such, and the previously flat black/now semi gloss rims from the car.

Next up: engine mounts, front struts, alignment, and studded tires.

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 06:35 AM

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It's so close now. I'm expected to touch the 90K mark between today and Sunday.

Some early morning threading before I hit the clock; TGIF!!

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Gotta admit, the LG G3 takes some outstanding photographs.

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Shop and some light duty trucks in the background there.

Scratch that poll; I made the decision that's a year and a half due.

Next update: April 2015

Edited by tincan, 01 November 2014 - 12:45 AM.





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