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What Have You Done to your Soobie lately? (Please post in here and keep it going)


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#3951 hanyou

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:29 PM

Block finally off to be honed. Good bill of health but recommended new pistons.. found a set that gives 9.1 compression + the yield from milling my heads so hopefully it still likes 87 octane. Hopefully have it up and going within the month so I can finish up on the gen 1.

LKQ junkyard visit this weekend, so hopefully ea82 intake manifold and Outback seats on the way, fingers crossed.

#3952 blindrummer

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:16 PM

85 GL hatchback EA81
rear drums, shoes, springs, and wheel cylinders, even had to do the brake line.
Fuel pump and filter
riveted sheet metal to the inside rear wheel wells, rubberized
finished the t-stat and water pump but now deciding if i should do the Headgaskets??? 150,000 miles or so

#3953 tundrabrat

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:49 PM

Yep.

Supposed to be '86 :burnout:

Why?


Waterpump water channels looked shallow... all ea81 with hydro lifters do (85+). Just confirming a theory I heard

#3954 987687

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:12 PM

I can pretty much say with confidence that I've saved my GL from the grave.
Rebuild the whole driver's side rocker, half the pass side. Redid the front of the back wheel wells on both sides. Both rear quarter panels.
A week of hard work, and it's alive again :D

#3955 Subruise

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:13 PM

i can pretty much say with confidence that i've saved my gl from the grave.
Rebuild the whole driver's side rocker, half the pass side. Redid the front of the back wheel wells on both sides. Both rear quarter panels.
A week of hard work, and it's alive again :D


zombie sooob!!!!!

#3956 987687

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:16 PM

I was gonna buy a rust free one and swap all the parts over. But no such a thing exists on the east coast... There was one, and he never got back to my email. So I just rebuilt mine..

#3957 subynut

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:13 PM

Went rallyX'n today:
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#3958 TheLoyale

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:20 PM

Is your front bumper bent?

#3959 subynut

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

Is your front bumper bent?

Yes, it's tweaked. It was that way before I bought it - The previous owner ran into a Buick. I've been on the lookout for another bumper that I can swap skins with. The wrecking yards down here have bumpers that are so tweaked it makes mine look straight. :eek: One of the many little things that need replacement.

#3960 subinewby

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

Got some pretty cool locking valve stem caps for the superlites compliments of my brother in laws girlfriend who also let me drive her WRX that just got a fresh engine rebuilt by General Disorder. Pretty fun car I had to get it just a lil bit sideways at 225 hp. [IMG]http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/tonymustacchia/Picture002.jpg[/IMG[IMG]http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac220/tonymustacchia/Picture001.jpg[/IMG]

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

NVM :lol:

Lets see...

Lately I have just been driving my Brat without problems. Got her re-tabbed last month, gotta love that $50 sticker. :grin:

Been saving up for my '86 Wag project. Hope to get that under way soon. For now it will get a rebuilt FuelInjected longblock and I'll be putting a weber on top of that.

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#3962 Subarugl 85

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:49 PM

I have a set of hp grind delta cams for a ea82. Asking 150 shipped. Pm if interested. Less then 50 miles on them

#3963 TheLoyale

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:08 PM

Looked at it, and shook me head.

#3964 Caboobaroo

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

Got a set of 2004 WRX rear brakes mounted on my XT6 today. Need to clean everything up before its done and get the ebrake cables routed and mounted. Then its up to the front.

#3965 Subarugl 85

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

Installed a Nissan 90 amp alt. bolts right in just had to get a plug from a Nissan maxima at a wrecker. No more light flicker!!!! Cost 65 with lifetime warranty!!!:horse:

#3966 987687

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:46 PM

Hot wired my legacy 300 miles from home to get it started. Stupid car. I need to stick to the good old EA cars.

#3967 BratRod

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

Replaced the front end on my Brat... bearings, ball joints, tie-rods, the whole 9 yards. Glides like a dream

#3968 kanurys

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:04 AM

I installed a code-alarm system controller (subaru branded) from a newer car into my 1998 legacy outback. We'll see if this one drains my battery, too. It's worth a try since I picked it up for free from a crashed car which was working perfectly before it was totaled.

On another note: I installed an updated oil separator and new oem rear main seal on the 99 impreza ej22 that is destined for my 87 GL project... have everything but the fuel pump sorted out. It's almost 4x4 season!!!!!!

#3969 Subarugl 85

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:57 PM

All new tires stereo system and alignment!!!!!!:headbang:

#3970 Subarugl 85

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:16 PM

8000k hid kit. New gauges. Luggage rack. :Flame:

#3971 987687

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:20 PM

8000k hid kit. New gauges. Luggage rack. :Flame:


8000k? Seriously?
That's going to be dimmer than stock. Hopeless light output and dumbly purple, it'll look kind of like this little guy here :(

Got my GL alive today. All fixed up and on the road :)

#3972 Caboobaroo

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

8000k? Seriously?
That's going to be dimmer than stock. Hopeless light output and dumbly purple, it'll look kind of like this little guy here :(

Got my GL alive today. All fixed up and on the road :)


I ordered a set of 6000k for the headlights and 3000k for my foglights in my XT6.

Got my backing plates almost finished here at work, then its off to the house to get them installed:burnout:

#3973 987687

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

I did 6000k in my Legacy, and they're too blue. Next time I'd do 5500 or maybe 5000.

#3974 TheLoyale

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:45 PM

I did 6000k in my Legacy, and they're too blue. Next time I'd do 5500 or maybe 5000.


35w 5000 is perfect, I have them in both the Subaru and Toyota. I am going to upgrade to 55w HIDs sometime ;)

#3975 skingry

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

Just picked up a '83 GL with 342k miles. Here's a list of things I've done in the last two weeks.

1. Tapped and installed a spark plug hole insert on the #4 cylinder. Blew the old insert (it was the wrong size) and plug out of the head while driving back from grabbing a donut and coffee...
2. New spark plugs installed w/ anti-seize compound (NGK Copper). Torqued to spec. Not going to risk another blow out.
3. New parking and turn signal bulbs up front (had moss growing in the housings)
4. New battery cables (the battery to engine ground crumbled when I took it out).
5. New starter contacts and plunger.
6. Capped a few errant vacuum openings (with vacuum caps... no hose and bolt crap).
7. Replaced a few loose and degrading vacuum hoses (like manifold to distributor).
8. Went to town with nail polish (that I found in the engine bay while fixing the starter) painting over some rusty spots on the car.




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