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UPDATE 74 Sedan: Headgasket : The Subaru Gods are smiling


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#1 bryanthompson

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 01:01 AM

Hey folks. Having fun with this little Sedan but she needs a new headgasket. That's way out of my realm... Anyone out there near San Diego? I can compensate for parts and time (pm or call me 858.220.2820)

Thanks:rolleyes:

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#2 ShawnW

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 08:46 PM

Complicated for a Subaru even. You need shims that go under the sleeves like a VW air cooled engine had.

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 11:50 PM

Bryan:

It would be easier to covert to an EA 71 1600. Far easier and you would be hard pressed to tell the difference from just looking under the hood. (I know you are an original buff) The 1600s can be located fairly easy too.

Todd

#4 bryanthompson

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 01:57 AM

Hey folks-

Check this out- Here's a Subaru-Saved Good Karma story for you;

So this little 74 needed a head gasket and I was debating whether or not to get into engine work.
Decided to go ahead and fix it; Did some research and found that right here in San Diego is a great Subaru Mechanic. His specialty: vintage Subes.
So I had the car hauled out to him and the day it arrived in his shop, a friend of his showed up. He hadn't seen the guy in years; But they used to work together at a Subaru dealership in the 70's. When the guy saw my car sitting there, he said he has TWO brand new engines for this very car sitting on their crates that he just wants to get rid of.

Short story made really short- We agreed on a price and the little car is getting treated to a shiny new engine. The guy is happy, the mechanic is happy, the car will be saved, and most importantly, I now have a Subaru mechanic for future projects.

I love stuff like this. BT:)
Oh yeah, anyone want an extra new engine? PM me.

#5 kiwi subbie

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 02:28 AM

thats awesum

#6 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:25 AM

Wow a brand new engine in the crate!That is amazing especially an engine like that! If I got an engine like that I think I would name it and talk to it everyday and ask how it was doing!:lol: ;)

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:27 PM

WOW..thats amazing..to think your going to be breaking in a 43ish year old engine for the first time :).

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 11:12 AM

WOW..thats amazing..to think your going to be breaking in a 43ish year old engine for the first time :).


Ummmm . . . try 33ish.

Awesome score, Bryan! Does he have any other good stuff hiding out?

#9 bryanthompson

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 12:03 PM

Ummmm . . . try 33ish.

Awesome score, Bryan! Does he have any other good stuff hiding out?



I'm definitely going to ask. He seems to be very knowledgeable and really likes these old cars. I know he has a beautiful black Brat. Whatever else I find, I'll pass along to you guys.

-B

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 12:13 PM

Ummmm . . . try 33ish.

Awesome score, Bryan! Does he have any other good stuff hiding out?


oops..your right..it was late and my math sucked anyways :)

#11 carfreak85

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 02:27 AM

My brother might be interested in the engine for his 75. I'll have to steer him towards this thread.




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