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#5451 jonas

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:05 PM

Sanded and cleaned the bed of the Brat, then sprayed primer on the bare metal areas, taped up the rear window, removed the chrome pieces, used three can of the spray can bedliner, turned out pretty good. Will upload picture tomorrow. Also worked on one wheel getting off the black tractor paint that was brushed on.  Found some good paint stripper at Home Depot that also came with a spray bottle.  It took two applications, but now down to bare metal. Will prime and paint tomorrow, should look a whole lot better. 

 

Also got back my newly rebuilt distributor($105) all new parts and bushings.  After three attempts of lining of the distrubutor, sweet victory, the old car fired right up.  Runs much much much better, no more backfiring, the timing marks are steady, and no longer smells like raw gas.  Still some fine tuning with the idle and mix adjustments, but will take it back into the emissions later on this week to finally get real plates.  The guy who rebuilt the distributor was amazed the car would run at all with how bad it was.  Oh BTW, the name of the shop is SNAP here in Salt Lake City, they rebuild hundreds a month, and they have quick turnaround, he had mine back in two days.  Super good work! 

cool. looking to line the bed of my brat this weekend. I know it's cold in Utah how'd it go with applying the liner?



#5452 MilesFox

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:09 PM

I dropped the gas tank and sub frame thinking i cracked the brake line while changing struts. Well, the brake line was intact, but rusted. So i replaced them anyway, and swapped in a different tank that had a working fuel gauge. This goes along with cutting out rust and welding in better quarter panels. I hate this car.



#5453 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:14 AM

... I hate this car.

 

Why do you hate it?



#5454 MilesFox

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:37 AM

Why do you hate it?

I want to love it, but i need to get it to that point. I am putting much work into it almost on the scale of my 3door coupe, less the engine and trans swap. The body work is much more work than with the 3door. And as much as i can do to make it nice, it is rusted out to begin with. For something that needed a water pump and a shifter bushing, I will have to take out the whole interior to repair it properly, and swap the manual cranks onto the new doors, etc. More work than i wanted to do, but might as well.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:19 PM

Now I Understand... Sometimes that kind of stuff Happens...  

 

The same happened to me, but with my Wife's car... it was like open Pandora's Box.

 

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#5456 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 05:52 PM

EA82T popped a hose or a gasket.
Either one, it's spraying water like a tiny fissure.
Gotta fix that before it blows itself (and me) to hell.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:22 PM

I want to love it, but i need to get it to that point. I am putting much work into it almost on the scale of my 3door coupe, less the engine and trans swap. The body work is much more work than with the 3door. And as much as i can do to make it nice, it is rusted out to begin with. For something that needed a water pump and a shifter bushing, I will have to take out the whole interior to repair it properly, and swap the manual cranks onto the new doors, etc. More work than i wanted to do, but might as well.

same here!!!!!



#5458 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:59 PM

Turns out its that god awful little coolant feed hose that keeps the throttle body from icing up. And my vacuum modulator for the 4WD broke right before the hose started spraying everywhere. Both plastic nipples snapped clean off. With very little force mind you. Bumped the damn hose and they happily detached. And they were oil soaked, so I get to figure out why my goddamn pcv system is drinking the oil. Sorry for the language. Tonight has not been my night. And I have to drive my parent's Buick to work tomorrow. I hate that car. Twitch PS: And to make it all worse, there a forecast for snow tomorrow. Kill me now.

#5459 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:33 PM

Buick + Snow... sounds No Good, Be Careful!

 

That tiny Coolant Hose is Easy to Change,

 

Also the PCV System is easy to Fix,

 

maybe this Ideas could Help you:

 

~► http://www.ultimates...-in-ea82/page-2

 

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:18 AM

Purchase materials to do major, post-sitting-for-year/post-crosscountry drive fluid and filter changes. Wake up to dreary skies and drizzle.

No work able to be performed due to lack of overhead cover  :mellow:



#5461 Dakotademon7

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:49 AM

"why not use a home surround sound system subwoofer in my car."
That's what I did! So long as you have an amp and a low pass filter on it, it works great. I have a polkaudio home theater 8" subwoofer and a car audio 12". They are both 4 ohms. Just make sure you disconnect all the old wiring from the woofer first and then run your own wires direct from sub to amp. My home audio subwoofer works out because I screwed my amp right on to it too. :)


That's ghetto. Lol/jk.

#5462 l75eya

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:36 AM

That's ghetto. Lol/jk.


It hits harder than the ghetto. :)

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:36 AM

That's ghetto. Lol/jk.


It hits harder than the ghetto. :)

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:33 PM

Celebrating Subaru's 55th bday in DR....pics an cool stuff for my Subies.Attached File  IMG_3208.jpg   124.6K   16 downloads


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:42 PM

cool. looking to line the bed of my brat this weekend. I know it's cold in Utah how'd it go with applying the liner?

It wasn't too bad in the garage, had to do a few lighter coats to prevent runs on the vertical areas.  But the wheel I repainted was a royal pain to paint. Only got one wheel done, turned out okay, better than the brushed on tractor paint the PO applied.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:45 PM

Drove the Brat up to Alta today, and it ran great, but later on in the day it was back to running inconsistent, so I will pull off the top of the carb and clean out the emulsion tubes and drain the bottom of the carb tomorrow.  Despite being old and tired, it is actually more fun to drive in the mountains than my VDC with Baja springs and sway bars.  Guess manual steering along with over 1000 lbs lighter gives it more fun factor.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:41 PM

Today, taking out the EA81 from my Sedan to do a complete rebuild.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:59 PM

Took a good part of the day and rebuilt the junkyard carb since the car has not been running all that great.  Good thing I did, it was pretty dirty as expected, does not look like it had been opened up before.  Installed it and it fired up.  Pulls much better, no backfiring, but still working on vacuum leaks.  Will smoke the vacuum lines and try to get it back to the shop to attempt a 3rd try at  the emission shop.  Also exhaust does not smell like raw gas.  Besides taking a lot of time, this is starting to be a satifying project.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:46 PM

Broke that. I thought it was the 4wd control switch, but it's not. It's located directly below the intake on my EA82T, in front of the turbo. The fittings broke off, as you can tell. I think it may be the boost control solenoid, but I'm not sure what the hell it is. As usual, my Chilton's is useless. Anyone have any help? I also borked it when I tried to reattach the fittings with Q-Bond. The powder and liquid adhesive appear to have made it into the inner valve on the face. I'll post more pictures for more clarification soon. Twitch

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:24 AM

10663396404_70d7206757.jpg Broke that. I thought it was the 4wd control switch, but it's not. It's located directly below the intake on my EA82T, in front of the turbo. The fittings broke off, as you can tell. I think it may be the boost control solenoid, but I'm not sure what the hell it is. As usual, my Chilton's is useless. Anyone have any help? I also borked it when I tried to reattach the fittings with Q-Bond. The powder and liquid adhesive appear to have made it into the inner valve on the face. I'll post more pictures for more clarification soon. Twitch

 

Looks a lots like the purge control solenoid on my spfi. Might check to see if there is a code without it in the car, that might help identify it.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:25 AM

Had the engine out of my 84' touring wagon to fix the intermittent TOD (new oil pump seals), valve covers (heli-coiled the stripped bolts), and new clutch and pressure plate (stop the clutch slipping in 5th trying to pull from 80-100km/h :P). Got the engine out no problems then had an annoying time to say the least getting back in.
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Replaced the dash lights with LED's and painted the back so it comes up different colours, (green/red up the fuel/temp guage, speedo and tach) couple of dim spots. Also did the corner lights with green leds, come up really bright now.

To do list: Fix the back fender. Get my other set of 8spokes sandblasted to be painted white or matched red (undecided) the put them on with trim rings and centre caps.

And that's about it for now.
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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:32 AM

Looks a lots like the purge control solenoid on my spfi. Might check to see if there is a code without it in the car, that might help identify it.


I went through Pull and Save today and found nothing like it. But I was in a bit of a hurry since it was near closing time. I'll go back and look again, but I haven't seen anything else like it. And I'm fearful of running the car without it, as if it is a boost control solenoid, the turbo will try to blow my car halfway to hell. But I'll test it. And if it's nothing, I'll just pop a T in there to keep all the vacuum lines connected and happy. Hope nothing explodes...

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:54 AM

Had the engine out of my 84' touring wagon to fix the intermittent TOD (new oil pump seals), valve covers (heli-coiled the stripped bolts), and new clutch and pressure plate (stop the clutch slipping in 5th trying to pull from 80-100km/h :P). Got the engine out no problems then had an annoying time to say the least getting back in.
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Replaced the dash lights with LED's and painted the back so it comes up different colours, (green/red up the fuel/temp guage, speedo and tach) couple of dim spots. Also did the corner lights with green leds, come up really bright now.

To do list: Fix the back fender. Get my other set of 8spokes sandblasted to be painted white or matched red (undecided) the put them on with trim rings and centre caps.

And that's about it for now.
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Good to see this is still getting around. I saw it at McLeod's Garage in Waverly about a year ago, and haven't seen it since. Rare with the spoiler, first I've ever seen, especially in the touring wagon body. Is it NZ new or JDM? Pity about the dent, that'll be a bitch to fix in that place.

Also, welcome to the site.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:33 AM

Good to see this is still getting around. I saw it at McLeod's Garage in Waverly about a year ago, and haven't seen it since. Rare with the spoiler, first I've ever seen, especially in the touring wagon body. Is it NZ new or JDM? Pity about the dent, that'll be a bitch to fix in that place.

Also, welcome to the site.

Its JDM, not too sure about how original the spoiler is. I didn't put it on and I doubt the previous owner would of but before that i don't know. Yeah not planning on going too overboard with the dent, get it close as I can then a bit of paint so it isn't as obvious. I think its a pretty tidy wagon overall. Cheers for the welcome.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:13 PM

I went through Pull and Save today and found nothing like it. But I was in a bit of a hurry since it was near closing time. I'll go back and look again, but I haven't seen anything else like it. And I'm fearful of running the car without it, as if it is a boost control solenoid, the turbo will try to blow my car halfway to hell. But I'll test it. And if it's nothing, I'll just pop a T in there to keep all the vacuum lines connected and happy. Hope nothing explodes...

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I don't think you actually need to start it to get it to throw the code. I think the diagnostic is run when you turn they key to ign without actually cranking the engine.






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