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#3501 mudduck

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:19 AM

Mounted up a set of practically new yokohamas on my 89. Man, that car rides and drives a whole lot nicer than it did with 4 mismatched tires! Fired up my old 91 and ran it around the nieghborhood. First time being fired up in around 3 months.

#3502 man on the moon

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:31 PM

I laid in the mud and ice at the junkyard today, but it was worth it. I went to puzzle out how the running lights are wired, and work out a solution to put blinker bulbs in there. I came home with that AND...a new shifter! The d/r swap into my Loyale resulted in a brown shift handle/console in a blue interior. Today I found a blue set/console so I grabbed it :headbang:

Totally worth the 30 minutes of cursing the ice under the car, and the headwhack and the wrench-knuckle. Funny note: the wrench knuckle came not from a wrench, but from wrestling the drive train off the transmission, I whacked it up against the bottom of the body. Oops.

I'm still going to try to swap the pushbutton handle into the d/r tranny, but I can now put the blue 4wd handle in, too! And if the pushbutton thing doesn't work, I have the proper blue handle to match AND the entire related console.

#3503 xman

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 01:18 AM

Went from this:
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To this in the Brat:
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No fancy dyno and laptop needed to tune this baby!!!

#3504 kayoteq

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 11:16 AM

Set up an appointment with the windshield folks. The brat has a leak in an upper corner, only spills at speed.
Long-term, that's not good. Have to replace half the body pan on my Beetle due to *internal* rot from its formerly leaking windscreen.

Any nasty surprises I should be planning for? They're ordering in the specific gasket, even the windshield, if they break mine. (hopefully not)
I may try to sneak some dash tweaking while the windshield is out. just reattach the loose parts somehow..

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 01:32 PM

Set up an appointment with the windshield folks. The brat has a leak in an upper corner, only spills at speed.
Long-term, that's not good. Have to replace half the body pan on my Beetle due to *internal* rot from its formerly leaking windscreen.

Any nasty surprises I should be planning for? They're ordering in the specific gasket, even the windshield, if they break mine. (hopefully not)
I may try to sneak some dash tweaking while the windshield is out. just reattach the loose parts somehow..


where they getting the gasket from?
didn't think they were available, would like to know if they get one or not?

#3506 PadreScout

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:05 PM

I ran engine codes on my GL today, the prognosis is bleak.


The good news is after another ... 600 dollars worth of parts to get the engine running correctly then all I will need to do is completely rebuild my suspension, interior and replace some stuff on the outside of the car.


GOOD PROJECT!

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yes


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Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:08 PM

To this in the Brat:
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No fancy dyno and laptop needed to tune this baby!!![/QUOTE]



Your valve cover breather hoses are not hooked up right. And neither is the PCV. hope you get that fixed before you blow it up.

#3508 kayoteq

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:57 AM

where they getting the gasket from?
didn't think they were available, would like to know if they get one or not?


I will find out. He seemed to be nonplussed about it, I think it was about $40 plus installation. Closer examination of the gasket today indicates it needs a swappin'. He was even ordering in the glass in case they break mine. oh boy.


This is a Safelite franchise, been around for years. Their warehouse might be well stocked for Subies regionallly. We shall see.

#3509 newsoobdude

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:44 PM

Finally got my Firestik antenna mounted securely in the stock Outback Limited location and also got my new Cobra 29WXNWST mounted up in the Outback. Played around with my 86 BRAT and replaced the shorty open headers on it with a replacement Y pipe (sounds killer) and took some pics of it with my 82. Got a new thermostat and gasket for the 82 as well. Want to get it all nicely tuned before I go get her SMOGed them putting on a Weber when I get to it.
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#3510 zukiru

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:32 PM

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"I kissed a BRAT and I liked it?"

#3511 AKghandi

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:39 PM

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finnally fixed my power windows! and in celebration a car wash and tune up for my baby

fyi if the wires in the door jam arent the problem its a small blue connector with 5 red wires under the carpet on the pass side foot well mine was smashed and corroded to the point it looked like 5 red wires being connected with jolly rancher crumbs..2 pieces of wire and 3 wire nuts later and they work again!

#3512 MaddCelt

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:51 AM

Pulled and tested the coil and got 1.9 on the primary resistance test (.73 +/- 10% is norm), tested all the plug wires, changed the battery trying to resolve my 1&2 cylinder misfires. Installed interesting magnetic stem caps.

#3513 trucking45

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:50 PM

Put a car alarm in my 81 brat today :banana: now my car is all alarmed :grin:

#3514 TheLoyale

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:03 PM

Replaced the cup holder with another that does not rattle from a '97 Outback.

#3515 1-3-2-4

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:27 PM

Got around to changing the T-stat housing.

#3516 TheLoyale

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:32 PM

Got around to changing the T-stat housing.


Please tell me you swapped on an Alloy one from an EJ25 like I did.

#3517 1-3-2-4

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:34 PM

Please tell me you swapped on an Alloy one from an EJ25 like I did.


Nope? I got the part from the dealer

#3518 l75eya

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:43 PM

Got those cup holders that hang in the door for the loyale! :D Gotta find some for my GL now :)

#3519 TheLoyale

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:45 PM

Nope? I got the part from the dealer


Ugh, that blows.

#3520 1-3-2-4

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:57 PM

Ugh, that blows.


i've never seen a metal one before

#3521 TheLoyale

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:22 PM

i've never seen a metal one before


Really! A lost of the first gen Foresters had them, and some Outbacks. Its a hit and miss type of thing but they are kinda cool.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:39 PM

Really! A lost of the first gen Foresters had them, and some Outbacks. Its a hit and miss type of thing but they are kinda cool.


hmm never knew that!

#3523 xman

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:57 AM

Your valve cover breather hoses are not hooked up right. And neither is the PCV. hope you get that fixed before you blow it up.


Thanks, I did. That picture was taken at a stopping point before I got the straight connector I needed to lengthen the passenger side hose. I found that SharkBite brand 3/4" PEX connectors in the plumbing aisle at Home Depot are a great, cheap option for this.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:40 PM

Me and the Brat consulted on the proper ratio of gearing to highway speed to mountain road incline... Did I do alright? I passed a Baja.:grin:


..while in North Carolina picking up a camper top for cheap (minus the gas) but will require a bit of re-fabrication to get it fitted.

(upside down, backwards with the tailgate down and tied securely, for those wondering)

He threw in a wheel as part of the deal. Now I have something to start refinishing the OEM white wheels one at a time without lacking a spare.

#3525 1982gl4

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:11 PM

I put a honda part on mine today :hide: But it is one of the best upgrades I've done, I can see out my rear hatch for the fist time in bad weather! The arm and blade are both off from a honda pilot, I have the part numbers if anyone is interested.


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