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#4951 Mechanical_misfit

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:27 PM

a radio from an '87 GL, which gives me an upgrade to a cassette player :lol:;


Make sure to use a tape deck cleaner and that thing should last you a while. I'm a big fan of the stock tape decks because cd players seem to get stolen too often in my town. Nothing beats a tape adapter and your ipod!

Parked my ea81 in storage for now. Now I'm focusing on getting my winter car finished up before it snows here.

#4952 987687

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

If you snag an agricultural belt that's the right length, it might last longer. They tolerate off kilter applications much better than a regular rubber belt.

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WOW! That's a really great idea. Those things take a total beating. I can adjust the system to use quite a variety of different belt sizes, I'll definitely give it a shot :D

#4953 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

WOW! That's a really great idea. Those things take a total beating. I can adjust the system to use quite a variety of different belt sizes, I'll definitely give it a shot :D


Don't forget to cinch it down tighter than a rubber belt. They don't grab quite as well and will need extra tension to keep everything working as it should.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:35 AM

Make sure to use a tape deck cleaner and that thing should last you a while. I'm a big fan of the stock tape decks because cd players seem to get stolen too often in my town. Nothing beats a tape adapter and your ipod!


Doesn't seem like many people here steal others' radios, which I guess is a good thing.

I like cassettes over CDs, but I still prefer just the radio. :D I might go to a thrift store and pick up some Aerosmith cassettes or something. :D

Yeah, we have a cassette adapter, and I was listening to the music on my phone on my way home from work tonight. Too bad you can't change songs from the radio itself, as unlocking my phone every time is pretty distracting.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:48 AM

The plug in that back of the radio that hooks to the tape player is really easy to hack. The radio actually has an output, and the amp circuit has an input in that connector. When you don't have a tape player, there's a jumper connecter that hooks it together. So the radio is always going to the amp. I just hacked it with a switch for either radio on an ipod plug. So I have ipod in to the factory radio. It's pretty nifty.

#4956 l75eya

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

Got the GL washed. About time to get all that flood-water off. (splashed on from driving through massive lake intersections in Hoboken, not from being submerged.)

Windshield is replaced, new windshield wipers installed.
Inspected.

Ben got some headlights last night, windshield wipers, and he as well has been inspected. He's still slowly leaking coolant, and he's due for an oil change soon.

The GL is due for timing belts, an oil change, and possibly a new transmission soon =\

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

checked rear diff, changed front diff oil, EEEEWWWWW! so much smoother now! just going to top off with some mos2 for gears when I get a chance (just in 4eat diffs)

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

Completed 5 speed conversion in my 84 GL a couple months ago.. I've put about 500 miles on her since then and I've decided it was worth every penny.:clap:

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

I have been thinking about getting into flipping older subaru's meating them up and what not.... I live in california where the cars have less rust so body work would be less of a hassle....

does anyone know of people doing this in california?

does anyone think there is money in restoring old brats and the likes with suspension mods?

I swear the junk yards here have plenty of these for parts. how hard is it to get rebuild kits for MT's of that genera?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

The biggest issue with flipping cars is.... Selling them. Selling cars really sucks. I don't know if it's better on that side of the country, but over here people come, lowball you, swear at you for not accepting half price, etc.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

I put new head gaskets, clutch, seals, timing belt, etc, etc on my '00 outback. Took it out for the first drive not all screwed up. It's a great car! I'll figure out the wheel bearing tomorrow and finish cutting out rust and welding in the patch. It's almost done :popcorn:

#4962 Stubies Subie

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:23 PM

I drove mine to work today :clap:

#4963 l75eya

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

I drove mine in the snow for the FIRST TIME! :-D

What a blast!!!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:46 PM

4-6 niches in the forecast for Friday.

So I put the winter tires on. Bring it on winter!! :headbang:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

Started to drive off base to check out a Sube for my wife.. Subaru World Rally vehicle was driving on base.. said "Solberg" with a 7 and Norway flag on the side. It was a lady driving, not him though :P

#4966 bluedotsnow

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:36 PM

rainxed my windshield and rear mirror, new wiper blades, oil change...


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#4967 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

I stared at it. I swept some snow off of it. I cried a little bit inside.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:54 AM

twitch man I'm so sorry I hope you find one that suites your needs I know how hard it can be to replace an old friend you poured your blood and sweat into...

all bad uninsured motorists go to hell and I'm sure all good subarus go to heaven if there are such places......

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

twitch man I'm so sorry I hope you find one that suites your needs I know how hard it can be to replace an old friend you poured your blood and sweat into...

all bad uninsured motorists go to hell and I'm sure all good subarus go to heaven if there are such places......


Thankfully they ended up having insurance.
But the insurance adjuster doesn't know what its like to pour your life into a vehicle. So I had to go to a lawyer :-\

I'll keep y'all updated.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

I don't know about Idaho, but in Oregon, insurance has to go by market/what it would cost YOU to replace the vehicle, not BB. But i'm sure your attorney will know all that.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

Replaced my heater core after 5 (has it been that long Z?) years of freezing by butt off all winter. Now my stereo crapped out. Always something...........

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#4972 subynut

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:00 AM

Seems that when it's cold outside, PandaWagon's in-dash volt meter does not want to work. I have an auxillary volt meter and it showed all was OK.:confused: Will confirm later when it warms up a bit. (To a desert rat, 35 degrees is COLD. What's great? It will be back in the upper 70's by wednesday!)
PandaWagon also had a little trouble starting this morning, then I stalled it pulling out of the driveway and it took a little work to get it started again. No CELs, so, I'm gonna check for leaks in the intake tract from the throttle body to the MAF.

#4973 kanurys

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

^^Sometimes cold weather finds the weakest link.

My GL blinker stock return springs don't work when it's below 20°F. This morning it was 9°F, here in Durango. So much for my garden. It will be a good test as this is the most cold the engine swap has seen since it went in. At least it isn't running in limp mode and should cope alright. It's the battery I'm worried about.

#4974 subynut

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

That sounds like my old blue wagon. Below 28 would bring out all the weird sounds - screaming from the dash, blinker switch didn't work, only speed 3 on the fan would work, and it would blow only in the defrost position. To name a few. Of course it had other quirks on the other end of the spectrum - above 90 would bring out either the bucking bronco idle or the 5000 rpm idle and a blinking CEL. Check the codes: No codes. Anywhere between those two temps, the car ran flawlessly!

#4975 kanurys

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

Oh yeah, I have the vent select problem, too. Maybe the new engine has better vacuum and that will go away. Or it might be a leak that only shows up when it's really cold out.




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