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#1 kiwi subbie

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:49 AM

Ive picked up a 1983 RX Leone a few weeks ago.
Plan is to tidy up/ restore it.
It is a runner but needs a bit of work doing to it.
Hopefully mite have it running back on the road soon ( few Weeks ), depending on chance of getting time to work on it.

Its a 1983 model twin carb EA81, 4speed manual with Hi/Low.
In a grey color.

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#2 Subruise

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:54 AM

good lord what a magnificent automobile. ill trade you my left testicle for it shipped to 98445 zip code. im sure you can accomidate me. please fix it up for me first though, this is my anatomy yknow.

#3 6 Star

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

:slobber: :slobber: :slobber:

DO WANT

You are a very lucky guy kiwi. :D

I'll be watching this. :popcorn:

#4 SmashedGlass

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

I just peed. A little. :slobber:

#5 TheLoyale

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

Splendid, Very good sir!

Could you please post the Color code for me!?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:54 AM

Splendid, Very good sir!

Could you please post the Color code for me!?


+1....on both items :headbang:

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:43 AM

Such a good-looking car. Great colour, great wheels...

Some of these came to the UK but I'd be surprised if there are any left (rust killed them off in double-quick time).

MORE PHOTOS PLEASE!

I'd better post some photos of my new GLF hatch project!

#8 kiwi subbie

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:52 AM

Splendid, Very good sir!

Could you please post the Color code for me!?


Where is it located?

#9 O.C.D.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:41 AM

Damn nice find!

Can you by chance get some pics of those mirrors? I am trying to find some like that.

#10 TheLoyale

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:53 PM

Where is it located?


It varies per year and model (Combi, Saloon, Coupe' ect..)

It will be a little metallic sticker with two or three numbers on it, sometimes on the front Radiator support, Door jam, Strut tower.

Like this :)
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#11 el_freddo

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:47 AM

Sweet Ride!! How many k's and is it the original paint? Very clean!

Think I'm going to have to save some coin and sort a shipping container to fill with some choice subi's to enjoy cruising in!

Cheers

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#12 kiwi subbie

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:21 AM

It varies per year and model (Combi, Saloon, Coupe' ect..)

It will be a little metallic sticker with two or three numbers on it, sometimes on the front Radiator support, Door jam, Strut tower.

Like this :)
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Had a good look today and can't find it.
Most of the stickers are in Japanese too

#13 TheLoyale

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:36 PM

Oh well. Its possible someone pealed it off in the 30 years the car has been around ;)

We need more pictures of this thing!!!!!! :brow:

#14 kiwi subbie

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:07 AM

Sweet Ride!! How many k's and is it the original paint? Very clean!

Bennie


I think its about 290,000km.
Most of it is original. There is some spots that have been touched up.

#15 kiwi subbie

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:16 AM

Oh well. Its possible someone pealed it off in the 30 years the car has been around ;)

We need more pictures of this thing!!!!!! :brow:


Yes I guess thats the case.
or its in Japanese and cant tell lol.
I will do some more pics. Just don't have my camera on me.

Today I did a little more on it.
Pulled out some of the interior, bottem part of rear seat and some side panels to pull out the old ripped seat belt.
Also got as far as taking wheel off. Now just need time and good weather to replace shot cv boot on drivers side.

#16 kiwi subbie

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:31 AM

Ive slowly been working on it. Its all pretty much back together. Just need to wire up a bypass switch to turn on the radiator cooling fan.

Then I can start driving it again.:banana:

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:12 AM

G'day mate,

This is how I wired up a switch to activate one of the fans:

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Works a treat. But: If you need this to keep the car cool then there's either something else wrong with the cooling system OR the bash plate and two factory stone guard/oil catch plates (what ever you want to call them) are missing - these create a negative pressure in the engine bay that effectively sucks air through the radiator.

Also block any gaps around the radiator, I know our brumby has a good one inch gap on one side of it. Must be an MY thing :D

Cheers

Bennie

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

Nice score! I'll have to keep an eye out for it when I'm cruising around.

By the way, there's an 83' EA71 (i think) sedan at the Pickapart out on Halswell Junction Road if you need any parts.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:24 AM

My best friend is from Christchurch. If you ever want to get rid of it, let me know... I'll have him put it in his suitcase next time he goes home to visit:brow:

#20 kiwi subbie

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:26 AM

G'day mate,

This is how I wired up a switch to activate one of the fans:

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Works a treat. But: If you need this to keep the car cool then there's either something else wrong with the cooling system OR the bash plate and two factory stone guard/oil catch plates (what ever you want to call them) are missing - these create a negative pressure in the engine bay that effectively sucks air through the radiator.

Also block any gaps around the radiator, I know our brumby has a good one inch gap on one side of it. Must be an MY thing :D

Cheers

Bennie


It only heats up in heavy start stop traffic/slow moving traffic, which is very common in chch due to lots of road works/ road closages.
Radiator Themo Switch doesent work. So fan currently not working.
I will order a new one but a replacement aftermarket one isn't cheap.
and Gen Subaru is worse.... $170 :rolleyes:
Its Cheaper for me just to run a bypass as a temporary / back up switch.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:51 AM

Ug what i would do to have that car. So jealous! Nice score. I wish we got the RX over here in EA81 twin carb form instead of just the EA82t variety.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

Yeah, what Hatchsub said! If you ever decide to sell that puppy, make sure you give us first crack!

#23 kiwi subbie

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:54 PM

Yeah, what Hatchsub said! If you ever decide to sell that puppy, make sure you give us first crack!


Theres so far a long waiting list already :lol:

#24 kiwi subbie

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

Heres some pics from last week working on it.


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New Ball Joint
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New Brake Hoses
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CV Boot fitted into cv joints etc
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New Seat Belt
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Seat belt fitted
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