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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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#28 l75eya

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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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