After a few days driving, all is good but the carb looks like it is in original condition...so that's a clue !
I took off the air cleaner and tried to adjust the carb, no go.
The idle air mix is turned all the way in and wont lean out, there is gasket material oosing out of the carb into the venturi, it looks like the Blob..(that can't be good), carb gaskets/seals are maybe about 30 years overdue for replacement/rebuild ? a carb kit is on the way.
The auto trans shifts into 3rd at about 20 mph if you don't floor it !
Is there any adjustment in the kick down linkage that would change the shift points ?
It's a Shift-o-Matic as it is, if you manually shift from 1st to 2nd at 20-25mph, (instead of shifting into 3rd at 15-20 mph in automatic), then shift from 2nd to 3rd at 40-45mph it moves along pretty good even with the crusty carb. (I don't plan on keeping the automatic any longer than I have to anyway, I will swap to 5 speed asap).
Also going to do a valve adjustment with the carb rebuild.
I was expecting to see a points distributor, but it has an electronic dist.
I might post a video of it running and driving before and after a good tune up, should be interesting.
I love the suspension on this thing, its solid as a rock !
Thanks for the great Subaru forum !
Edited by junk250, 02 April 2013 - 02:15 AM.