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#1 SovereignMK

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 10:48 PM

you pick up a 1986 GL Wagon. Looking for some good recommendations for this commuter Speedwagon:D
(Performance, Preservation/Upkeep, Accessories, Anything really and if need be there can be more than 10......)

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#2 SovereignMK

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 10:48 PM

Also, Anyone from Spokane?

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#3 the sucker king

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 11:10 PM

#1 mod for any car, 8 ball shift knob.

#4 MorganM

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 11:16 PM

red LEDs for the map lights. this makes it so your eyes dont have to adjust when you turn them on in the dark :D

#5 archemitis

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 11:30 PM

my personal favorite
cut off crappy muffler, weld on glasspack, punch cats and never look back!
but seriously folks, CHECK RADIATOR for corrosion. #1 killer

#6 theDirtyRue

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 11:33 PM

there are a few of us in the area... Baccaruda is in spokane, I'm over in Post Falls, and Subiekid is over in Couer D Alene.

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 12:52 AM

Change all fluids.. if you don't know the maitanence history, then change the timing belts, waterpump and any seals that might be leaking. check the radiator.. overheating is the number one killer for old soobs

Performance?.. c'mon man you bought a 90hp car..Better exhaust, better intake..Carbed? Put a weber on it. Those things will help snap it up a bit.. Lighten the flywheel.. but it will never be fast .. you want more performance, sell it and buy a turbo model.. even those are just.. well.. kinda quick.

But yeah.. talk to andy.. He seems to be pretty good with these things and he's in your neck of the woods.

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 01:26 AM

MorganM-

How do you put LEDs into the map lights? Do you just solder on some red LEDs...what kind (radio shack part no.?) will work and are bright enough?

#9 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:53 AM

Some time Passed by with that Question unanswered...

Things have Changed a Li`l Bit; Now is Easy to Obtain Led Bulbs for Almost any Need, in Any Shape, Very Bright and with any Connection Base. No Need to do anything to the Car`s Wires / Lamps \ connection, just "Plug & Play" :)

I Obtained Led Bulbs for my Subie`s Corner White Lights (side the Headlamps) at "V Leds" ... Also they`re at many Places, even at Amazon.


Top Ten Things To Do when.... you pick up a 1986 GL Wagon?

Beside Change All Fluids, Check each Wheel`s Brakes & Bearings, Check for Rust... the First I`ll Do is to Change the Timin` Belts + its Tensioneers Ball Bearings...

Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 11 January 2009 - 04:15 AM.


#10 The Dude Abides

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 04:25 AM

Ok top 10 things for various reasons.

1 When you do replace a part, you almost always want oem

2 Check Belts, Hoses, Plugs, Wires, Oil, etc etc give it a good lookover. Or if your to lazy to do that some local shops do a used car inspection where they give your vehicle your planning to purchase a good lookover to see what it needs.

3 If its an auto kiss any type of performance goodbye, do a 5speed swap

4 Your going to be asking to either lower it or lift it. Its easier to lift but you can lower but takes more finess.

5 Your going to be asking for wheel and tire upgrades. NO aftermarket support for these babies. Pugs or 5 lug conversion.

6 Things like Tick O Death, or Axel Clicking will become second language.

7 They rust like crazy so be careful and keep a watch out for it.

8 Make sure its 4wd otherwise whats the point.

9 You want to put in a subaru wrx sti motor. yea you can, these cars are like legos.

10 This is a family and you will learn it very shortly. People on here will look out for you and make sure you dont get bumb advise. I dont even go to mechanics anymore i do what i can buy myself. Folks on here will help you, just be respectful and keep it clean. AND FOR GOD SAKES, post some pics:grin:

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 01:48 PM

top 10 things to do when you pick up any Ea82 vehicle...

1) Basic tuneup

2) timing belts

3) Water Pump

4) Test battery and alt.

5) Cut off crappy muffler and weld on a pair of Harley straight-throughs (see my avatar). VERY cool noise!

6) Consult USMB thread callled "You might be a soob owner if"

7) Find another of the same car....you know...for parts.

8) Find another of the same car....you know...for parts.

9) Find another of the same car....you know...for parts.

10) Find another of the same car....you know...for parts.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:16 PM

1. check tires: good, all the same size, snow, etc.
2. change fluids: washer, brake, trans, rear dif, power steering, engine oil and filter, NOT FRAM, halogen headlaght fluid and synthetic blinker fluid :lol:
3. replace all filters, air, fuel, oil, breathers, asv, etc.
4. NGK BPR6EY-11 cap, rotor, check wires
5. CLEAN ALL COMMON GROUNDS!!!!!!
6. adjust washer fluid sqirters
7. THOROUGH cleaning interior, engine, underhood, body, underbody, wheels, windows, mirrors, heater duct, blower box, EVERYTHING!!!!!
8. SYLVANIA SILVERSTAR headlight bulbs, correct aim
9. lubricate doors: hinges, latches, and window tracks
10. install LSD
11. UPGRADE alternator, XT6 or GM??
12. good battery and battery cables
13. BLOCK HEATER
14. blower motor resistors
15. engine SWAP
16. RADIATOR, CLEAN or REPLACE

this basically covers the majority of everything :lol:

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 12:54 AM

1. check tires: good, all the same size, snow, etc.
2. change fluids: washer, brake, trans, rear dif, power steering, engine oil and filter, NOT FRAM, halogen headlaght fluid and synthetic blinker fluid :lol:
3. replace all filters, air, fuel, oil, breathers, asv, etc.
4. NGK BPR6EY-11 cap, rotor, check wires
5. CLEAN ALL COMMON GROUNDS!!!!!!
6. adjust washer fluid sqirters
7. THOROUGH cleaning interior, engine, underhood, body, underbody, wheels, windows, mirrors, heater duct, blower box, EVERYTHING!!!!!
8. SYLVANIA SILVERSTAR headlight bulbs, correct aim
9. lubricate doors: hinges, latches, and window tracks
10. install LSD
11. UPGRADE alternator, XT6 or GM??
12. good battery and battery cables
13. BLOCK HEATER
14. blower motor resistors
15. engine SWAP
16. RADIATOR, CLEAN or REPLACE

this basically covers the majority of everything :lol:


Now lets not get into everything you did to get your car running :lol:

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:55 AM

wouldnt you want to do the block heater after u did the engine swap:confused:

#15 86HatchShelby

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:14 AM

Not Spokane, but Im just north of CDA. :)

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:13 PM

Now lets not get into everything you did to get your car running :lol:


since you mentioned it:
EVERYTHING on the list +
upgrade engine from ea82t to ea81
swap radiator from ea82t to ea81
replace front oil seal, dist. drive gear, and dist.
replace fuel tank, sending unit, fuel lines, fuel filters, fuel pump
clean rear washer fluid check valve
clean front left squirter
repair P.O. wiring
upgrade to xt6 alt with 4g. output wire

some parts are always "reserved for moving to other bodies and engines"
1. PUGS
2. LSD
3. BLOCK HEATER

also forgot to mention:
16. brakes
17. flush cooling system




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