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#26 Guest_subeman_*

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Posted 09 January 2000 - 07:44 PM

My name is Mark. Location is Branson, MO My car is an 85 gl 4wd wagon 5 speed D/R It has many miles but still works hard carrying paddlers and kayaks to the Ozarks steep creeks. Also used for cave search and rescue. I have a 97 nissan pickup I use as a daily driver, but the Sube comes out when the going gets rough

#27 Guest_Lee_*

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Posted 09 January 2000 - 09:14 PM

Hi I am Lee from Long Island, NY. Just joined the board a couple of days ago. Have an 86 GL 3 door coupe, which before this board I thought was a Hatchback!(Duh on me)This is my third Sube. Had an 80 wagon, and an 85 wagon and now this car. All 4WD. Funny thing, shortly after I got my first Subaru my parents traded in the cars that they were so proud of (a Mercedes Wagon, and Datsun 280Z-Mom's!) for Subarus too! I thought that was pretty cool. Nice to meet everyone.

#28 Guest_Subaroo Bratboy_*

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Posted 10 January 2000 - 12:31 AM

Been on the board for a year, 34 yrs old, live in a Worley, Idaho Population 190 people.. Owned a brat since i was 17yrs old, actually 14 of them. Now i have a White 87 Brat, 120k, rollbar, brushguard,jumpseats,tinted windows, nose bra, been asked to sell it many times and i just smile..

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Posted 10 January 2000 - 01:45 AM

Hi, I'm Lee and I have a 1982 Subaru Brat. This has been a very fun car for me and I'm keeping it in good shape for my daughter who wants it badly. I also have an Isuzu Trooper and had a Jeep Cherokee for a while, BMW 320i, Honda Accord and Subaru wagon. I have also been an editor for Mitchell for more than 11 years and converted technical info to CD-ROM.

#30 Guest_Nicolas_*

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Posted 10 January 2000 - 03:44 AM

Hi, My Name is Nicolas, as per my user name. I live in Norwich, United Kingdom and have been on the board for about 3 months. I currently own a 1987 MV pick up with a 130000 miles and the clock and a engine that drinks as much oil as i drink gin...I am looking to replace it with a more recent one. I work for Citro├źn, a French car manufacturer, probably unknown in the states.

#31 Guest_LAZYMON_*

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Posted 10 January 2000 - 03:54 AM

Hey All My name is Tim and I live and play in Lake Tahoe. If anyone else lives here email me. My two Subarus are in my signature. I also own a 84 Pontiac TransAm but it sits parked all winter because it has too much torque to handle snow driving. We are still waiting for the snow here. I have not had the XT6 in the winter yet so I'm looking forward to see how well it handles next to the RX, which is an all terrain vehicle for sure. This summer I may convert it to a ralleye subaru. I work graveyard babysitting all of the computer systems at Harrahs Casino in Tahoe. I've past many hours reading posts on this board. Later

#32 Guest_Muskeg_*

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Posted 10 January 2000 - 07:35 AM

Mark Dominesey, age 26, Christiansburg VA, beeen on Board since Summer 98. Subarus: 1983 GL wagon 4x4, wrecked by Postal Lady; 1983 DL wagon for parts; current driver is 1985 BRAT w/ 14" puke-oh rims. Also into goat farming and chickens, I enjoy fixing my diesel Mitsubishi Tractor. Oh yeah, I am a computer/network analyst for the local school system(Montgomery County VA). Mark.Dominesey@vt.edu Muskeg@email.com mdominesey@mail.mcps.org Muskeg@backpacker.com Muskeg@myworldmail.com

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Posted 10 January 2000 - 07:53 AM

The Name's Brian... For all of those who read this far. Im on my 4th Suby. 1st Sube - 1979 DL Wagon, single range 4WD 2nd Sube - 1981 GL Wagon, Dual range 4WD 3rd Sube - 1985 GL Wagon, Single Range 4WD 4th Sube - 1985 GL Brat, Dual Range 4WD AGE:20 Location:Anchorage, Alaska (Subaru Heaven [other than Australia]) Ive been on the board since Billy C. started it, and dont plan on leaving. Will never own anything but a Subaru!!! -Brian

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Posted 10 January 2000 - 11:40 AM

Name: Mike Smith Where: Silver Spring, MD, USA. 8 miles from Ground Zero (White House). Mark, my county is also named Montgomery County. Age: 39, sneaking up on 40. Member Since: 05oct1999 Hobbies: raising children; bicycling; paper airplanes Occupation: computer enginerd (configuration management) Wife's ride: 91 Legacy L+ wagon (FS), 60K mi. Ordered 29oct1999: 00 Legacy GT wagon. My ride: (oh this is going to be embarrassing) 93 Honduh Civic LX 4 door sedan, sans rice. DJ, I've enjoyed your posts on alt.autos.subaru for quite some time now. I'm a casual shade tree mechanic, though I can say I've replaced the timing belt of an 82 Nissan Stanza with the engine in place (the manual which I, um, glossed over, had as step 1: drop the engine - that would have been cheating!). Since I'm more (in electrical terms) of a load than a supply of Subaru mechanical information, I try to give back to the board by gathering useful (I hope) Sube information and posting it here. BTW if you don't know about <A HREF=http://home.earthlink.net/~gndiamant/subaru.htm>Gordon Diamant's Sube-Directory</A>, it's a great list of links (some of our members' sites are listed there). I lurk on <A HREF=http://www.impreza-rs.com>i Club</A> (miksmi), <A HREF=http://www.edmunds.com>Edmund's</A> Town Hall in Station Wagons (miksmi), and alt.autos.subaru (Michael C. Smith). I'm selling the 91 Legacy wagon (sorry, no turbo). If you've got ideas on what it's worth (struts need replacing), email me (click on my username miksmi to get it). This board is great; thanks to everyone that posts intelligently and maturely, without flaming. Mike P.S. -- To all those in high school, congratulations on learning about and working on your Sube! You're may not realize it now but you're doing yourself a great favor that'll repay itself many times over (how many jobs can you get to without a reliable car?). Just wish I had been bitten by the Subaru bug when I in high school :)

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Posted 10 January 2000 - 12:05 PM

Name: Michael Dominesey (Muskeg's Twin Bro) Age: 26 Marital Status : Seperated Location : Virginia Beach, VA Kids: One six year old (Rachel) loves my Brat! Cars: I have had an 83 GL H/B 4wd, bought for 450.00, fixed it up, sold it for 600.00 when I bought my 83 Brat GL 4wd. that has 14inch Puke-ohs on it, nice stereo, tool box, tonnue cover and nice bike rack I fashioned and installed in the bed. I also have an 89 Cavalier. nice stereo, tinted windows. mikldom@picusnet.com mikldom@yahoo.com

#36 Guest_mykeys_*

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Posted 10 January 2000 - 03:57 PM

Hi all! I'm Mike and live in Bonney Lake, Wa.(which is growing too quickly for my tastes and doesn't have any places to play in my car.) In November '98 I was looking for a good all season car that would get good mileage. Looking mostly at four cyl. sports cars finding there really isn't a lot out there that I like. But when I read the ad. for a dependable Brat. I just couldnt resist. I found my '83 Brat 40 miles away. It has 183,692 miles on it with a small but pesky oil leak. All in all its been the best investment I have made in the whopping 27 yrs of my life.

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Posted 10 January 2000 - 08:28 PM

Rockinrod here, Name= Rodney Smith Reside= Fulton county PA Work= At a midas shop in MD MOstly do Diagnostics and driveability Hobbies= Subaru and hunting, love a good challenge. Current vehicles= 99 Subaru Outback Sport (bought for the wife), 91 Legacy AWD, I just recently sold my 83 Brat and my 87 3-dr This board has been quite an asset in my Subaru Experience, Especially Skip. Many Thanks to Billy C. and everyone else Rockinrod

#38 Guest_rswiger_*

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Posted 10 January 2000 - 10:30 PM

My name is Roger I just picked up this 1980 Brat working my second job as a plumber. It is a blast and my kids love it. I use it as my daily driver. I have been a member since I got the Brat. I would like to Thank all for the help and wealth of knowledge this board posseses. It is a daily site I visit. From San Diego, CA

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Posted 11 January 2000 - 12:55 AM

Moosens=Paul Multiple Subie owner since the 70's,too many to list. I keep and industiral bay as my workshop where it's:Subarus,Vintage Motorcycles,and carpentry,etc....current rides:'88 Ducati Paso,'86 Subie GL 4dr,'93 Chevy W/T 1500 Sitting:Honda GL500,'66 Ducati350,'66Duc250,Sears(Puch)175 Klaus,you are like my "old" self.Ride on brother.

#40 Guest_hops_*

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Posted 11 January 2000 - 01:44 AM

hey Paul,.....moosens, I still have a Yamaha TT350, TT500, and my jewel a 1974 Yamaha DT250, looking into buying a Gagiva Elephant. But first I'm going to move to northern new mexico...... Laters Klaus

#41 Guest_Zak_*

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Posted 11 January 2000 - 04:14 AM

Uhh... I'm Zak. I'm an 18 year old college student. I currently own an '87 RX that I intend to make insanely fast (if you don't consider doubling the boost insanely fast already). My first car was an '85 XT Turbo, fully loaded, which was destroyed by an idiot who didn't know what a red light meant. It took me quite a while to find a suitable replacement. I was first attracted to Subarus because the XT was the only AWD sports car I had found that I could afford. It was a great car, so when I found an '87 RX for half the blue book value, I couldn't resist, despite having two other cars.

#42 Guest_Clint_*

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Posted 11 January 2000 - 07:37 AM

Clint, just like the name says. I live in Brisbane, Qld, Australia (a.k.a. Paradise) Experience: First Subaru bought in 1978 and had no other make until 1994 when I got my first OKA (but that's another story). Rebuilt Subas a few times including converting a 2WD sedan to 4WD. I'm no mechanics backside but have often had to do it myself by necessity. No money. My favourite Subaru: The red Brumby. Worst moment: Having to sell the brumby. Been visiting the board off and on for a year. My job takes me away for weeks at a time but I jump on whenever I can. When at home I'm on all the time and try to read everything. Just finished updating my Subaru Page with lots of pics. Check out the link below. Hey! Where are all the other Australians? Come on guys, show the flag.

#43 Guest_byb555_*

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Posted 11 January 2000 - 09:16 AM

byb555 = The backyard Boys = Brett. The backyard is where I spend alot of my spare time working on subarus. My spare spare time is spent chasing fish. I have travelled a fair bit of OZ doing so. I have had more Subarus than I care to sit down and try to list. Like clint I to have done the 2 - 4 conversion on a sedan and a coupe. I have amother coupe project at the moment that will become an EA82 turbo 4by4 and hopefully convertible. I drive an 86 RX turbo with 14's and a kit and so does my wife. I am currently building a 90 model liberty with EJ20TT. I have a website under construction and it will be viewable at <A HREF=http://web.one.net.au/~bybsubi >http://web.one.net.au/~bybsubi </A>when it is finished. I will post for those that are interested when it is operational. I live about 40 odd K's north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast. We have some very beautiful beaches to drive on around here aswell as excellent national parks and forrests to go 4wheelin in. My ICQ # and email address can be found by clicking on my name in any post for those new members that don't know how to find personal details.

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Posted 11 January 2000 - 02:56 PM

HI, RODEL here, I live in SAN DIEGO, CA. 15 miles to the beach. 45 miles to the snowy mountains. 65 miles to the dunes and desert. And 68 miles to the Baja 1000 starting line. I've been here since (almost) the beginning and also witness the death of 2 Subaru Message Boards which of Todd and Geoffrey's (correct me if I'm wrong, it's been awhile). I have 4 children, busy "doing different stuff man", and also another failed inventor(but keeps on trying). Loved Subarus since 1981. They've come and gone and I'm keeping the last 2 I have until the end. Like the VW Bettle. The EA81 Brats, 4WD HBs,4WD Sedans,4WD Wagons, etc. ARE HISTORY. I'm the only one in my Suburb that owns a Brat. Never plan on changing any geometry on my Subarus but focusing on engine HP and tranny gearing mods by adapting my VW experience. When caught up with everything, I will build a Baja Brat. 20 years to retirement I should be done by then. And I'll be one Senior Citizen riding a Brat! Before I found the old boards. I thought to myself, "Am I the only one CRAZY ABOUT SUBARUS?" So here you go! This is the place, just like the Alien Abduction Group. HAVE FUN EVERYBODY AND NO MORE HOT ROD FLAMES!

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Posted 12 January 2000 - 12:01 AM

Hi! I'm Tom and I live in Idaho Springs, Colorado...in the middle of ski and Subaru country. Current wheels: 85 BRAT, 88Justy, 81' 280ZX, 86 Kawasaki Concours, and a mint 81 KZ1000 LTD. Found the board 3 mos. ago and have been hooked ever since. A great source for information from people who know their Subies! Always recieve answers to my postings, and provide input when I think I may help others.... I"m single, love to ski, own mountain real estate, and work security for a casino...Life is good! Best of the new year to all board members!

#46 Guest_BRATHEAD_*

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Posted 12 January 2000 - 10:41 AM

Names Mark, I live 25 miles outside Buffalo, NY. I'm a facilities engineer for a Motorola automobile electronics plant. 36 years old, married for 17 years to a subie lover(it's a requirement), 2 kids. Fell in love with Subarus back in '83 when I was looking for something 4WD to handle the snow but also wanted good gas milage. What I found was a '81 BRAT which to this day was the best car I've ever owned. Through the years my Subs have come and gone but I've always had at least one for the wife.I used to travel alot and I liked knowing she had a reliable car. Current vehicles: '86 BRAT GL (my daily driver) 116,000 '91 XT 2WD 4cyl.(for sale) 99,000 '92 Turbo Legacy sedan (daughter's daily driver) 102,000 '98 Legacy Outback Wagon (wife's daily driver)56,000 I also own a mint '86 VW Westfalia camper that has the Syncro package on it which is Audi all wheel drive viscous coupling system. 80,000 Owning a Japanese car in a union, big three automaking town like Buffalo has gotten me into quite a few "buy American" brawls, but when you find the best forget the rest!

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Posted 12 January 2000 - 02:07 PM

Name: Sean Brennan Cars: '86 GL 4x4 hi/lo EA82 w/ weber. The car is a bottom up rebuild. This is my second GL. I also run the Subaru Webring. www.dragonnet.net/subaru

#48 Guest_anna00_*

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Posted 12 January 2000 - 03:24 PM

Well, I got this car new when my daughter, now in college, was an infant. And I don't know much more about it than I did then. Drove another car for about five years, now hoping to resurrect seats and transmission. Live in rural northern California; have big dog, like tatting.

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Posted 13 January 2000 - 03:00 AM

Well, My name is Ben, and i'm on my first Subie, and i plan on making it my last for awhile. The obsession in question is an 86 brat, light blue (dont know the color code off the top) I've been wrenchin on cars since i helped my dad change a head gasket on an old dodge colt he had when i was about 5. i wasnt good for much except to move the light, and learn how to fetch tools, but i picked it up quick. I've had so many POS cars that i became prety handy with a wrench, and now do it as a hobby more than necessity. I work as an electronics tech. in Denver CO The brat has had the folowing done to it since i bought it at 128k: Half shafts and bearings L and R front 4 new tires new radiator (put a hole in the orig one when i bent the front end :( new hoses new belts ALL new vaccuum lines ATK rebuilt EA81 (3 yr. 36000 mi. warr.) rebuilt carb hitachi 2bbl rebuilt trans (4sp 2 range) the only aftermarket items i have added (so far) are: Dark tinted windows all 'round WWII vintage ammo can in bed for tools and gear killer Pioneer sound system Currently she has 160k, and runs real well future mods MAY (time and money permiting) include: 3" lift 14" rims 28 or 29" tires LS rear diff dual webers custom cam custom exhaust Things definatly in the near future: Rebuild of the front end (bushings, rack boots, struts, whatever else needs it) new front clip (bent mine prety badly being stoopid) I've been on this board since march of 99, and plan on frequenting it untill i give up on the Subrat. (not a snowballs chance in Vegas) Thanks to everyone that has given and taken advice here, you are all appriciated :)

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Posted 13 January 2000 - 10:17 AM

Name: Sid Location: Rochester, NY I just bought my '86 Brat GL to get me through the winter. I normally wrench on old VWs and motorcycles. Vehicles: '86 Brat, '61 Bug, '83 Honda CX650, '83 Yamaha GS650 Other interest: Acoustic guitars, bicycles. The comute to work today was snowy! Oh, what fun it is to drive a lightweight 4x4!

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