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Twitch de la Brat

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Twitch de la Brat last won the day on September 16 2014

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About Twitch de la Brat

  • Birthday 06/30/1990

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    The Athol of Idaho
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    Geeky stuff. Playing with comps and the like. Oh and SKIING!!!
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    Massage Therapist
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    (85 Brat, 90 Legacy[Deceased]) 83 GL, 86 XT-T

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  1. Rebuilt a high compression EA81. Same engine design, just bored and stroked. Reused the head studs aside from the one the machinist chewed the threads off of. Those studs are 11mm and you won't find replacements unless you have them custom made. They'll probably out last the engine. Run a nut down them ti check for any stretched threads. If the nut threads all the way with minimal catching or hanging, they're good to go. If any have spots that the nut gets stuck on, consider replacement if you can't smooth them out with the nut, or see if you can place those threads in a spot that they won't be in a position of excess stress. Twitch
  2. So it was a distributor that died. And with a bunch of hunting, I found a unicorn. Rebuilt with almost no miles and no shaft play sitting in the junkyard. The old exhaust has been unbolted and and the new disty is getting timed in soon. New exhaust and hangers are getting dropped in when I swap the tranny mounts, finally, and we'll see if the old beast will wake the dead once again. Twitch
  3. Hey Mark, 1-800 radiator might be able to hook you up if the junkyard piece doesn't work for you. Also, I have been looking into potential replacement radiators from other models of cars. I'll share my findings with you as soon as I have something concrete. Twitch
  4. https://spokane.craigslist.org/pts/6996421132.html Not my listing, nor his listin, but found by @Txakura EA63s don't show up very often and hopefully some of you guys will find a good home for it.
  5. I second Heartless' statement. I've had Beldon (Napa), BWD (Borg Warner), ID, (Import Direct), all fail on me, in multiple cars. NGK is the only aftermarket (which is the OEM manufacturer for Subaru) that has ever lasted. So I second it being a possible wire problem. Twitch
  6. LUK is who supplies Napa, and while I worked there, I never had any return under warranty that weren't blatantly abused/oil soaked. So I'd take that as a good sign. I typically went with Sachs for my clutch kits, but idk if they're still Japanese/German made. Twitch
  7. That's a neat idea, until you think about the bellhousing adaptation required for it. Then the weight and the suspension requirements that go along. And then the dimension issue of getting it under the hood and behind the bumper. Neat idea, but no more practical than importing a Subaru diesel. Twitch
  8. If your original gasket is still in good shape, you can reuse it. If you hit it with a glycerine wipedown, it'll help keep it nice and soft. Also, as far as I know, the 2nd Gen BRAT and EA81 Coupe were essentially the same car from the A pillar forward. So a BRAT gasket or windshield should be the same. Twitch
  9. 96 OBW with a 5sp and 2.2, and as upgraded of a trim package as you can get on it. I liked it in blue. 2.2 Is non-interference, 5sp came with hill holder (last year available in that generation), and it has an actual "lift" on it compared to the 95 OBW, which was just a trim package. Twitch
  10. Remember, 1-3-2-4, counter clockwise. Doesn't matter which contact is cyl 1 as long as you follow that order. Twitch
  11. Welcome! Lucky for you, pretty much all the parts are identical between the RHD and LHD models. So junkyard scrounging will be easy to get parts for the new monster. There's quite the repository of information here to peruse, so do all the reading you want. Some quick tips on your current car: It is most likely not JDM, it's probably a postal vehicle. That EJ22 is a non-interference engine, so if you happen to lose a timing belt, nothing is lost aside from the parts to replace the timing belt. Since it's probably an automatic, a manual swap is pretty easy, and the pedal boxes will swap no problem. And a traditional Subaru thing, if it's leaking a fluid, it just means it's not out of that fluid. And don't wash your engine bay. It'll make any leaks you have, worse. Twitch
  12. Can of seafoam and fresh gas in the tank. It'll clear any varnish/gunk from the fuel delivery system. I didn't get to view the YouTube video yet, is it carbureted or fuel injected? Twitch
  13. Use a vice grip and the old belt to hold it in place once you get it close to set, or get a helper to hold it. Another option (not exactly recommended, but a possible solution) is to count how many teeth off the cam gear is, then set your crank gear that many teeth off and set the belt that way. Rotate the engine to check alignment at TDC after attempting this. Twitch
  14. If you have a manual, put it in a gear, set the ebrake and wheel chock both sides of a front tire. Crank down on the bolt until it locks down tight. I think it's supposed to be set to 140 ft-lbs. So just bounce on the breaker bar a couple times and you should be fine. If you have an automatic, you can try setting a prybar against the starter teeth on the torque converter, but that's risky. Not entirely sure how we did it previously without dismounting the transmission and engine from each other. Twitch
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