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Question on 1986 gl D/R sedan.57K miles
Posted 29 September 2003 - 03:35 PM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 03:51 PM
but .. one owner, clean and 57k make any old soob very attractive.
How much are they asking?
EDIT:.. Miles fox has an 86 with spfi.. but that isn't the norm.. apparently it was an experiment by subaru
Posted 29 September 2003 - 06:09 PM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 06:32 PM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 06:38 PM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 06:43 PM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 07:34 PM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 07:44 PM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:40 PM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:46 PM
Here's my neighbor's car, very obviously an 85/86 model...
Open the hood and....
Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:48 PM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 09:35 PM
Posted 30 September 2003 - 09:51 AM
i had an 86 wagon, an 86 sedan, both carbbed, and my 83 wagon has the motor and trans from an 86.
personally i like the 85 and 86 best, the gauges, the distributors are good for other applications, and the steering wheel doesnt look like a big dildo!
if its only got 57k, good hell of a find! i dont think you will have any trouble with it, as long as you take care of it, and if the previous owner hasnt serviced it, well, at least its not due for a timing belt yet (almost-service schedule recommends replacing timing belt every 60000 miles)
the 86 is probably the best year for the 5spd dual range 4x4 transmission.
your car being carbbed, as long as it gets driven often enough, the carb wont crap out from dry rot. just keep clean filters in it and you will be good forever.
and a personal story from me- I picked up an 86 wagon that had an estimated 300,000 miles, carbureted, i went to go pick it up from the previous owner, who had it sitting for over a year, and it started right up. the body was about shot, but it ran good, the only problem was a rusty brake line and rusty ffuel line. i used the motor in an 88, then used the heads on another motor, and the carb on an other motor, and put the 300,000 mile trany in a 60,000 mile car, and it shifted better than my 150,000 mile tranny!
you got a good find, especially from michigan. I live in NE indiana, and i know how rare a good soob and parts can be.
Locally, you got Myself, TomRHere, and 86 Subaru to call on for help, we would like to have another meet next year, and we would like for you to meet with us some day!
Posted 30 September 2003 - 09:55 AM
i had put a 5spd in an 4wd automatic sedan, and we put a 5spd in a friends 2wd auto sedan
Posted 30 September 2003 - 06:35 PM
Posted 30 September 2003 - 06:42 PM
where is decker michigan, i'm in big rapids
Posted 30 September 2003 - 07:44 PM
Posted 01 October 2003 - 05:38 PM
Posted 01 October 2003 - 05:54 PM
if everything goes right i will be making my trip sometime by november
Posted 02 October 2003 - 01:23 PM
i got pics on yahoo photos, but i cant link directly.
get with subaru junkie for pics hosting.
i guess you can upload a pic as an atatchment from your computer to your message, but i havent tried that, doing all my comm at the library
but anyway, keep up on the board and you will know what my situation will be. some people will be following it, because the reason for which my car is in idaho was once hot topic on the old board. and i will be posting about making the tip out there.
anyway, stay tuned, drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 03 October 2003 - 07:09 PM
OH FORGOT TRY THE LINK ABOVE.!!!
Posted 04 October 2003 - 05:11 PM
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