Picked up a 1987 Subaru GL Wagon. Drove it back several hundred miles and it seemed to do ok, but it is in need of a build! I plan on keeping everything together in this one thread. Ok so I guess I should add a little background on how I got it and the trip. I posted up on here asking for anyone to post up if they were selling. I had someone contact me and everything seemed to be pretty spot on. Except that it was a bit far away. I live in Seattle and the car was in the Medford Oregon area. So the trip would be from Bellevue/Seattle to Medford. It was about time for a trip anyone and the car seemed like it would do just fine on the trip back. A friend and I drove down and waited about an hour, it all seemed at a loss until finally the seller responded... It was a tense period of waiting. I check out the car and everything seemed fine. A few minor things, but nothing too bad seemed to stand out. Got the car for 900. And we were off! I test drove it gently because it wasnt my car yet, but when we were merging onto the highway I realized that I would be in a world of stress. Massive hesitation at half throttle, and it is a struggle getting to 60. After some stressful merging onto the highway and a few hill climbs trying to keep it at 50mph and not getting run over I had a flashback...."Damn, this Kia Rio is total crap, I dont think I will ever drive something this slow again in my life"... I was wrong. We decided that we should just get onto highway 101 and take the scenic route. During which time we camped out over night and I started having my clunking and rattling which ended up being the hub and stub shaft. We got separated at Portland where my friend had my phone...the phone case had my id in it... the tabs were 1 day expired... There was heavy traffic and some cops... I was terrified. But fortunately nothing came of it and we managed to get back together after someone at a rest stop let me use their phone. He was a bit far ahead, and I almost ran out of gas... with no phone or wallet. BUT! It made it home
4" lift with stock geometry (Stock geometry because it will spend most of its' time on road, I think SJR and AA can do it? Let me know if youre selling)
Tune EA82 for fuel efficiency (after setting stock timing, wont be going weber unless I can get everything setup for $75)
Maybe EJ22 swap, but that would be WAY down the road.
Timing belt (It probably really needs one at 237k miles)
Rear wheel HUB and probably half shaft stub shaft for the rear hub Door locks... Unlocks when door closes...Strange
Primer rattle can "paint job"
Tailgate struts (oreilly gave me the wrong ones twice... Will probably just end up using a small stick/pole to hold it up.
Driver side cv axle (torn boot)
That about sums it up, for now.
Currently need to figure out the carb and timing belt. I have built my fair share of qjets, holleys, eddys, etc but have never touched a Hitachi. If you have any tips or tricks to getting the most mileage out of these post up or send a link to the thread where its' at.
Right now the carb has a nasty hesitation at half throttle, and getting pretty bad gas mileage. Also, dear god WHY are there so many hoses!!!?? Ill be looking for stock settings, post up if they come to your mind.
Also here is a video of the hub/half shaft problem. Oreilly couldnt find any of the parts, so maybe you guys know the part numbers for what I should replace.
For the tailgate what is the difference between: http://www.autoparts...Parts & Mirrors
Edited by ellevehc, 05 August 2014 - 09:30 PM.