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#1 Greenley

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 03:04 AM

Hi, i'm Pete and I own an 82 wag and an 86 hatch. I'm looking for some folks to learn some things about old school subarus from. I've learned a lot from here already, from a nonexistant mechanical background. If anyone ever wants to wrench around with a motivated noob, let me know.

Hope this didn't sound too lame :cool:

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 04:33 AM

Welcome to the Board.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:00 AM

Like Tom says.

Welcome to the good ship USMB.

Little far away to offer help but
would suggest you download
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"How to keep your Subaru Alive"
http://www.economysu...kysa/htkysa.htm
a.k.a. HTKYSA

Good porcelain "thrown" material.

Also keep the peepers pealed for
a FSM* for your cars
(The Bay of Evil has them many times)
*Factory Service Manual

Here's wishing many miles of smiles in you new Su Bar Ru


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Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:12 AM

Yup, welcome.

There are a few of us old gen guys around here, a little spread out (after all this is northern Nevada:rolleyes: ).

Stay tuned here, we usually organize our meets on this board..sometimes trail runs, sometimes "Wrenchfests".

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 06:03 PM

would suggest you download
a copy of
"How to keep your Subaru Alive"

I just got my hard copy about a week ago. It's been helpful to a degree, but then again i live with no garage and a sloping slushy driveway to work with.

Yup, welcome.

There are a few of us old gen guys around here, a little spread out (after all this is northern Nevada:rolleyes: ).

Stay tuned here, we usually organize our meets on this board..sometimes trail runs, sometimes "Wrenchfests".


Thanks for the welcome. I'll keep my eyes open for a get together, sounds like a good time. i just ran some trails behind my house, and damn, a stock subaru can be pretty impressive when driven wisely! Can't wait to make improvements.
NV, have you ever driven the foothill trails out in washoe valley? I hear theres even one that goes to all the way to virginia city (jumbo grade). Looking to go the "sand pits" in the gardnerville area tomorrow.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 07:46 PM

A few of us (Subieman, Jibs, TheSubaruJunkie and I) were knocking around Jumbo just last year (maybe it was '06:rolleyes:). I knew there was a path to Virginia City (I have USFS maps), but when we got just a short way above that motorcycle play area, we hit Sierra Cement..couldn't go up any higher..so, we tooled around the general area, had a good time..I believe there are pix and vids.

Next time there, I'd like to hit that little pizza joint in downtown New Washoe City. I hear it's really delicious and have been dying to try it :) .

The sand pits in G'ville, are those the ones east of hwy88, sort of south of Kimmerling Rd.?

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 01:45 AM

You know, i was just browsing through some satellite images of the area, and there are definately some paths that lead up to VC. It looks like an offshoot north of the motorcycle area leads you in the right direction. Unfortunately it's hard to tell what the exact terrain is, even when zoomed in. The fact that i couldn't see any granite near jumbo should say enough.

As for the pizza place, good to go pizza and deli, i know they have a selection of tasty beer but haven't yet tried their food. Nice people either way and it's always good to have a good bev spot locally.

From my understanding the sand pits are off of pine nut road, but i do know the OHV area you are talking about. I was there on superbowl sunday fording through some muck and getting stuck. Fun place.

A few of us (Subieman, Jibs, TheSubaruJunkie and I) were knocking around Jumbo just last year (maybe it was '06:rolleyes:). I knew there was a path to Virginia City (I have USFS maps), but when we got just a short way above that motorcycle play area, we hit Sierra Cement..couldn't go up any higher..so, we tooled around the general area, had a good time..I believe there are pix and vids.

Next time there, I'd like to hit that little pizza joint in downtown New Washoe City. I hear it's really delicious and have been dying to try it :) .

The sand pits in G'ville, are those the ones east of hwy88, sort of south of Kimmerling Rd.?



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Posted 11 February 2008 - 04:28 PM

Also, you might be interested in this, we usually hook up with some Arizona members and drive up together:

http://www.westcoast....com/index.html

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 02:23 AM

So you were right about the sand pits being the area south of the Ranchos, but the pine nut mountains were awesome nevertheless. :banana:
Checked out jumbo on my way out, only cause it's 5 min. away, and it was pretty gnarly. Lots of big boulders strewn about and the melting snow is causing some erosion.
Late afternoon tooled around some trails in the Ruhenstroth area , and here are some pics of my funky roo:

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Sweet place to romp around, i can't wait until i'm lifted with a/t's.
NV, do you have any pics of your rig?



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Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:00 AM

You guys are making me wanna buy another old school subaru!! ARGH.

Here's a pic of Zeno & I up in the hills there. Not sure exactly where.

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My car is (was) the red hatch.

Here is a shot of Jibs & I up in the same area:
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My car is (was) the lifted wagon, he's got the brat.

Definatly some awesome wheelin all around those parts for a lifted subaru and a stock subaru. Here is the video I put together from one of our last runs. This features Subaruman, Jibs, NV Zeno & I.



Now I wheel a Toyota...

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 11:40 AM

Thanks Brian, those were good times..I sure do love wheeling in the trees around Dog Valley.

Greenley, I know what you mean about the rocks around Jumbo (and Pine Nut for that matter), I'm always concerned about one of the jagged ones shredding a tire.

The other guys kind of imply that I may be kind of a sissy (and understanably so:lol: ), but during the summer I kind of prefer to wheel in the shady and cooler areas like around Tahoe or Dog Valley.

I'll keep an eye out for your rig. I'm pretty much regular around Tahoe (South Shore & Incline) and Carson City, and usually park on the Slide side lot at Mt. Rose Ski resort when I'm there.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 05:03 PM

I'm pretty much regular around Tahoe (South Shore & Incline) and Carson City


NV Zeno, yours is the light blue wagon with the barrecrafters ski racks right?
I'm sure i saw you in carson city a while back, in fact i even honked with a thumbs up in approval:cool: I'm with you on dodging the heat, i'm a 50 degree weather type of guy

Thesubarujunkie, that hatch is clean. It must have been a tough one to get rid of.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 05:55 PM

Wish I woulda sold it. I ended up parting it out and sending the shell to the junkyard. Got $30 for the carcass :( It was mint too.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:34 PM

OUCH:banghead:

I was browsing around and came across a wagon under your name, with the brush guard and safari rack. Now thats what i am aiming for. I especially like the way you trimmed the fenders, how you went away with the side markers entirely.

Wish I woulda sold it. I ended up parting it out and sending the shell to the junkyard. Got $30 for the carcass :( It was mint too.



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Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:35 PM

I am in northern nevada as well, just got the gl on the road. I am gonna make it a pavement *************** though. I will do the wheeling in the chevy prerunner I am gonna build.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:00 PM

Welcome aboard, glad you could join us. Its nice to have a few new faces around. we should all get together soon and make a run somewhere. i gotta get my brat to the shop to have the 5 speed swapped in, should do that at the end of the month when I get my tax return, then I'll be back into a lifted Brat again!:) Here's a pic of my old rig:

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My new rig is going to look the same, its just white.:grin:

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:13 PM

Welcome aboard, glad you could join us. Its nice to have a few new faces around. we should all get together soon and make a run somewhere. i gotta get my brat to the shop to have the 5 speed swapped in, should do that at the end of the month when I get my tax return, then I'll be back into a lifted Brat again!:) Here's a pic of my old rig:

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My new rig is going to look the same, its just white.:grin:


Nice Brat blue or white! I'm afraid i couldn't go anywhere that monster rig could go although i'd love to go on a run.
Where and how much are you getting a 5 spd swap done for?

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:45 PM

I have the Transmission and all the needed accessories for it (Conversion kit from Bratsrus1) the driveline and the clutch, and i'm getting it done at my buddy's place called Asian Specialized. I swapped the 5 speed in the first time with help from subieman and thesubarujunkie and it wasn't fun.:mad: So now i'm thinkin its easier to have it done at a shop.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:50 PM

does anyone want to hit up the carson city Pick N Pull? I have to go grab a few things I saw there earlier in the week and maybe we could make a small meet out of it?

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:00 PM

does anyone want to hit up the carson city Pick N Pull? I have to go grab a few things I saw there earlier in the week and maybe we could make a small meet out of it?


When? I usually have Wednesdays free.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:03 AM

I have to replace cvs and/or wheel bearings wierd clicking when turning I think it is the cvs

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:08 AM

When do you plan on going?

does anyone want to hit up the carson city Pick N Pull? I have to go grab a few things I saw there earlier in the week and maybe we could make a small meet out of it?



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Posted 21 February 2008 - 05:02 PM

How about trying to go this coming wednesday? Or this weekend? I don't know when exactly. I can go any day.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 06:20 PM

How about trying to go this coming wednesday? Or this weekend? I don't know when exactly. I can go any day.


Next Wednesday (27th) sounds good for me..the snow and rain today would have been extra fun, eh? :lol:

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:26 PM

Ok lets shoot for that then. How about 11 AM? That'll give me time to wake up and get out there.




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