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#5351 Mugs

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:27 AM

I totaled my car.I was trailering it without an engine and it worked itself loose and fell off the trailer at 50 MPH.Hit a tree about 6 feet wide just a couple inches off center.

http://s109.photobuc...h?sort=3&page=1

 

Time to gut and exo it...Sorry about the loss. Always hard loosing a friend. 



#5352 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:46 PM

I totaled my car.I was trailering it without an engine and it worked itself loose and fell off the trailer at 50 MPH.Hit a tree about 6 feet wide just a couple inches off center.

http://s109.photobuc...h?sort=3&page=1

 

I'm So Sorry to read that... Sorry for your Loss.

 

I Hope you'll Find another great subie, Soon!

 

Kind Regards.



#5353 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:51 AM

I totaled my car.I was trailering it without an engine and it worked itself loose and fell off the trailer at 50 MPH.Hit a tree about 6 feet wide just a couple inches off center.

http://s109.photobuc...h?sort=3&page=1

make it a off road vehicle only and keep it. it could be fixxed if you get it inbetween two big trees and chain the back to one of them and use chain  with a come along to start pulling it back into shape slowly. it will in no way be perfect but it could be a great off road rig still.



#5354 crazyman03

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 04:09 PM

Uberoo - 

 

That sucks brother! Sorry to see that happen :-/

 

 

-Justin



#5355 Turbone

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:27 AM

Almost done with my move, this is one of the last items to get hauled south.

 



#5356 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:32 PM

Sooo, I used Blue Devil last night in my car.
So far so good. No overheating yet. Now, since I kinda cooked my oil (schaffers) I'm thinking of 'foaming the oil on my next oil change.
Any experience 'foaming turbo motors?
I fear churning up some sludge and clogging the turbo feed line.

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#5357 subynut

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:06 PM

Changed the oil in the PandaWagon and gave it a bath. Noticed the drivers strut top mount is cracked - will want to swap that before WCSS. Need to also do a good bumper to bumper check and make sure all is good for the trip.



#5358 Uberoo

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:21 PM

make it a off road vehicle only and keep it. it could be fixxed if you get it inbetween two big trees and chain the back to one of them and use chain  with a come along to start pulling it back into shape slowly. it will in no way be perfect but it could be a great off road rig still.

 

it was more or less an offroad only rig.The problem is that it destroyed the heater core and in the process pushed the passenger side of the dash about 2" from the windshield, not to mention that almost every seam on the car at least on the bottom looks like it bent,The whole passenger compartment is bent. I like wheeling in the winter so I am looking to find a shell to start again.Hatch or brat..


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#5359 Idasho

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:24 PM

Installed some new gauges today...

 

Digital oil pressure and water temp

 

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outside temp  

 

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#5360 Idasho

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:25 PM

it was more or less an offroad only rig.The problem is that it destroyed the heater core and in the process pushed the passenger side of the dash about 2" from the windshield, not to mention that almost every seam on the car at least on the bottom looks like it bent,The whole passenger compartment is bent. I like wheeling in the winter so I am looking to find a shell to start again.Hatch or brat..

 

 

This one has potential!!   :lol:

 

http://spokane.craig...3999991076.html



#5361 subynut

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 03:46 PM

Idasho,
Who's digital temp/pressure is that? I like it!

#5362 subynut

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 04:05 PM

I replaced that bad strut top mount on the PandaWagon and scheduled an alignment for Monday.
I also checked the brakes and their lines. CV boots look good.
Still need to clean the undercarriage before Monday. Then it's just air checks and scrub down the interior. :)

#5363 jonas

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:51 PM

Idasho,
Who's digital temp/pressure is that? I like it!

Me too!



#5364 987687

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:06 PM

Installed some new gauges today...

 

Digital oil pressure and water temp

 

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outside temp  

 

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I really like that oil/water gauge. What brand is that?



#5365 Subaru_dude

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:39 PM

Replaced front main seal on Weberized EA81 and also the radiator with low mileage junkyard unit. What a relief to not have oil spraying everywhere under the hood!!!

 


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#5366 Idasho

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:53 PM

For those that asked about the gauge, it is a VEI Systems gauge.

 

http://www.veisystems.com/home.html

 

 

 

 

SUPER high quality, US made, and awesome support.  B)

 

Reasonably priced too.  The gauge and both sensors ran about $150 shipped to my door.

 

The gauge has adjustable high and low warnings for both oil psi and water temp, adjustable brightness for both key on and key on headlights on, and you can even switch the gauge readouts, top to bottom.  All using the one button on the gauge!

 

So far I really like it, and it seems to be spot on for readings.



#5367 987687

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:55 PM

That seems to be the average going price for a temp/pressure unit. That one does look really nice. It's hard to find something that's not too ricey. Bright blue lights and flashing crap all over the place.



#5368 Idasho

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:57 PM

For $150 you generally get ONE gauge, not two.

 

Try to find another digital dual gauge for anywhere that cheap with sending units!



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:37 AM

Crappy paint job to calipers! 5 extra horsepower just comes out of nowhere! Now if I can just finish getting it rolling again I might see that 5mph braking increase. Only have the front to do, except there is the tough part I am finding out. But soon, I am hoping.

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#5370 987687

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:48 AM

In the last 2 weeks I've replaced the fuel pump. Did the f150 pump conversion. Replaced two fuel lines that were rusted out, replaced some rusted out brake lines.

 

Then today I just finished up with a u-joint replacement in the driveshaft. Interesting process to replace those non-replaceable joints, overall it went pretty well and works awesome now :)



#5371 Mykeys Toy

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:32 PM

I haven't update in a year or more so here they are.

Finished weber.. still think I need some tuning I think the mileage isn't up as far as it was before the carb swap.. might be my foot though. Took the front plastic bezels grill and all light mounting hardware sanded and hit with a few coats of Rust encapsulator.  Used bumper and trim paint on the front plastic..I was soooo tire of beat looking chrome.  Took out the headliner sanded the roof rust on the inside due to aftermarket sunroof hit that with rust encapsulator.  re-mounted the relocated roof cross support. Added new window mount radio antenna. Sanded and painted cowl below the windshield. Touched up windshield wiper arms.. too much glare.  Attempted to seal the sunroof on top of the car.. came out better than I had hope but the first good rain will tell. Got all four new speakers in but still have one to mount.. drivers side front.  I opted for 4 1/2 instead of 3 because they have a noticeably better frequency response and for those of you that know me that is a big deal. Jumpered my power window relay  because it is dead and do not know why there is power in a power out with two grounds.

 

I think that gets me up to date thus far.. maybe more this year after the show but but I may not post anything till next year.  lol

 

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#5372 crazyman03

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:49 PM

did the D/S CV axle and made a "make-shift" exhaust gasket between the CAT and the CAT-back pipe. Its sealed but it still flutters :-/

 

 

-Justin



#5373 rrgrr

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:57 PM

Getting the new-to-me 85 wagon fixed up:

Steering bellows (inner tie rod boots) replaced, new plugs, p-side cv axle, ran some sea foam thru everything (cough), sea foamed the bumpers, plastic/rubber trim, cleaned up interior plastic, getting better!



#5374 subynut

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:20 PM

Did a shakedown test in the PandaWagon yesterday: no funny sounds, cruise is acting normal, speedometer is surprisingly accurate, just sticky, same goes with the Tach. I'll keep the speedometer app handy just in case the two start acting weird on the trip to WCSS. Desert heat does some weird things to electrical devices....



#5375 BratRod

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:02 PM

The 85 Brat will be getting this soon. :headbang:  I don't really have a build thread for it, so I'll post it here. Really excited to have F.I luxury for a DD. Oh, and the power increase is nice, too. :banana:

 






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