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#6126 jonas

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 04:37 PM

Single? :P

 

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#6127 spazomatic

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:57 PM

Got my trans and engine mated back together, and set in to the 84. I used the ea81 flywheel and pressure plate, and an ea82 clutch disk and TOB. Im confident that setup will work juuust fine. Put it in the car as an assembly, no issues there. Cleaned the radiator real good with the hose, and started buttoning things back up. Used Jerrys kit for the trans mount, and that went as smooth as id hoped.
Thanks Jerry!
Didnt get as much back together as id hoped...but my boy wanted to go to a park; so away we went!

I still need to get a rear shaft made, and my front axles boots are about to let go as well (so ill put autozones lifetime warranty to work...again)

#6128 MR_Loyale

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 09:33 PM

Single? :P

 

I think I made that clear when I talked about baking the coatings on the parts on the barbeque. :lol:

 

Besides, art projects are allowed in the living room.


Edited by MR_Loyale, 20 July 2014 - 09:34 PM.


#6129 TheYeti

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:39 AM

This is nothing exciting at all, but I will post anyway: filled up and got 32.3 on the tank.  I also filled the radiator since the antifreeze was a little low.

 

"Yay"?

 

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#6130 mcmillonbe

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:55 PM

Finally a Subaru showed up at the Tear a Part junkyard.  Spent 200 in parts today to freshen up the old Brat.  Got grill, headlight bezels, turn signals etc, all the Black trim along the doors, various bits for the interior. Pulled the strut and wheel bearing assembly(?) as one  and will replace the one I broke the bolt in the collar when I bought new struts  as soon as I get the new ball joint from Amazon

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Shot the new grill with Plastic Dip, turned out way better than my rattle can jobs of the past.  Now just have another 20 hours of body work and Ill be ready to paint the old girl.  Also cleaned out my HVLP gun since it was full of crap from the assembly, teflon taped all the connections that leak on the Harbor Freight guns.  I will be repainting the bumpers once I get off the 5 layers of hand brushed tractor paint that the PO did.

 

I think I have been bothered for almost a year on how crappy the car looks, but once I get the new parts installed, should make driving it a lot more enjoyable.  The rebuilt carb I bought from National is running worse than the carb I rebuilt last fall, will have to see if I may have left some vacuum hoses off or something simple. 

 

I am excited to drive the Brat again, it has been sitting for almost a month just moving to in and out of the garage while working on the body. 

Have a super night!

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#6131 MilesFox

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:35 PM

I am making a woodie outback wagon



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 12:21 AM

Just got full tune up done. New belts too. Exhaust and carb are next. 87 wagon GL

#6133 jonas

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:57 AM

Finally a Subaru showed up at the Tear a Part junkyard.  Spent 200 in parts today to freshen up the old Brat.  Got grill, headlight bezels, turn signals etc, all the Black trim along the doors, various bits for the interior. Pulled the strut and wheel bearing assembly(?) as one  and will replace the one I broke the bolt in the collar when I bought new struts  as soon as I get the new ball joint from Amazon

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Shot the new grill with Plastic Dip, turned out way better than my rattle can jobs of the past.  Now just have another 20 hours of body work and Ill be ready to paint the old girl.  Also cleaned out my HVLP gun since it was full of crap from the assembly, teflon taped all the connections that leak on the Harbor Freight guns.  I will be repainting the bumpers once I get off the 5 layers of hand brushed tractor paint that the PO did.

 

I think I have been bothered for almost a year on how crappy the car looks, but once I get the new parts installed, should make driving it a lot more enjoyable.  The rebuilt carb I bought from National is running worse than the carb I rebuilt last fall, will have to see if I may have left some vacuum hoses off or something simple. 

 

I am excited to drive the Brat again, it has been sitting for almost a month just moving to in and out of the garage while working on the body. 

Have a super night!

B.

 



#6134 jonas

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 12:37 PM

As I was saying, Plasti-Dip is amazing. Use it on your bumpers, it holds up well.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 06:08 PM

Just finished the headache of getting all the emissions codes cleared so I can get Lola('92 Loyale) registered. Had to replace the purge and EGR solenoids and the EGR valve. Swapped the existing Bosch Platinum plugs (in the car when I bought it) to NGK Copper+ and threw some new wires on as well. The car seems to like the NGK's a lot better than the Bosch's. Next step is a new cap and rotor, and front axles....



#6136 mcmillonbe

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:35 PM

Good thought on the plastic dip for the bumpers, Im gonna shoot the bumpers with the HVLP just because it will be so much quicker and I already bought the quart of paint.

I finally got around to figuring out the idle problem with the rebuilt carb, I sprayed carb cleaner at the base of the carb and the idle smooth out so I checked the carb mounting nuts and all of them were loose, was able to tighten three of the four, but one is stripped, won't tighten and cant get the nut off, guess I will be cutting that off tomorrow. Any thoughts on where to pick up the studs for the carb base? Last time around ended up finding the right thread pitch at Home Depot but had to cut down to match the length.

 

  I am kind of relieved because I really didnt want to ship the rebuilt carb back and wait two or three weeks to get another one.

Also installed the junkyard speedo bezel trim with the headlight and wiper switch.  The old one had a nice crack from when I replaced the dead speedo last fall.  Should get the ball joint from Amazon tomorrow and then I can attach the strut and wheel bearing housing and finally start driving the Brat again.  3 miles in a month is pretty pathetic. 


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#6137 subynut

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:07 AM

The car seems to like the NGK's a lot better than the Bosch's.

 

Yup, our Subies prefer NGKs over most of the other brands out there.



#6138 MilesFox

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:34 AM

The woodie 'executive estate' LOB wagon passed emissions today after installing a $100 knock sensor. I also wasted 2/3 if a roll of $15 dollar window tint, because i cut it the wrong side for the quarter window from the outside before install.



#6139 MR_Loyale

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:27 PM

Got the oil pump and new Subaru water pump installed into UNO today. Puting the intake back together and will install it, the rear main sea, flywheel and pressure plate tomorrow. Then sat the timing belts and motor mounts. Engine should be back in car sat evening with first startup on Sunday.


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#6140 MilesFox

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 09:30 AM

picked up hardwood flooring for the back of the executive estate wagon, 2.5% window tint, and wood burl look floor mats. I deceided to go with the darker walnut woodgrain for the exterior to contrast the cold lower portion of the car. I promise pics after today.



#6141 JuhaKankkunen

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 04:42 PM

Today i did a CV Axle rebuild to my wagon, tomorrow i'll do the driving side.

 



#6142 MR_Loyale

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:21 PM

Got the clutch fork and release bearing carrier installed. Had to do some sanding on the shaft because there was some sealant in between the halves and that oblonged it enough to make the carrier travel stiff.  The transmission cable is hooked up and it awaits an engine.

 

Installed the intake on the engine, hoses clamps and a bunch of little crap here and there.  Tonight I will put on the flywheel, cluthc and plate. Then the belts, engine mounts and cam covers. My neighbor volunteered to help me grunt and cuss and swear while jiggling the engine to the transmission. Then after hoses, connectors, radiator, fan and fluids are added, it should be ready for startup. It is starting to look like a real engine.

 

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#6143 tundrabrat

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 03:08 AM

Hit 1k on the new motor, final head torque and switched to synthetic..

#6144 thornleyjacob

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 03:18 AM

'84 Subaru Brat. Did some exploration on the rusted rocker panels, they need to be replaced very soon (next month). Mounted a side side step on the driver side. Removed the removable panels from the bed, stripped them, sanded them, applied primer to them... applying bed liner to them tomorrow. Also vacuumed out the debris in the space between the bed and the rear fenders.

 

Hope I will be able to find a shop that can cut out the old rusted rockers and weld in the new ones for cheap; that is in my August budget and should be the last major repair work needing to be done. Rest from there on out will be technically upgrades.



#6145 SmashedGlass

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:46 AM

Miles, we need pictures!

 

Cleaned the contacts of the TPS plug, as for some reason I was getting Code 31 after the A/C shop converted my R12 to R134a. No idea what prompted the code, they didn't touch any of that stuff, but it's cleared and has stayed gone for two days now.

 

A/C works pretty damn well - oddly enough, the shop where I had it done had a guy who knew a thing or two about the old Subaru's, way down here in c. Florida - except for the fact I have to jump power to the compressor via the relay wires. For the moment it's temporarily on a toggle switch until I can sort it out. But DAMN is it nice to finally have air when it's in the 90's with swamp-rump roast-inducing humidity!



#6146 Tremmor

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 11:47 AM

Replaced headliner after diy upholstering since oem material started sagging a bit in Subaru Loyale Stw. Most timeconsuming part in whole process was to find bolt holes in sunvisors clips, for 1st try whole thing turned to be ok and next time gonna remember not to use so much glue. :P



#6147 JuhaKankkunen

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:42 PM

Today i did the driver side CV rebuild.

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#6148 jonas

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:58 PM

^ Hey you, the poster above this, yeah you. I think you have one of the coolest names on the board. :)



#6149 jonas

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:48 PM

All cleaned up.

 

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Recently replaced:

ball joints

tie rod ends

brakes all 'round

replaced broken Y pipe

alignment and cleaned cleaned cleaned!

 

 



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:52 PM

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Bra hasn't been on for awhile so the fit is a little off 'till it stretches out.






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