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    PNW, Wa
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    Master Auto Tech
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    Playing Legos with Subaru parts!
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    83 EJ22 Wagon, GL-10, Loyale 22T

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  1. Crazyeights

    Flywheel installation question on EA81

    As far as I remember, it only installs one way due to the bolt pattern.
  2. I am a career Master Tech in the Seattle area. I have a lot of Subaru EA series experience (been doing this for 40+ years) but I have very little free time. I will try and help when and if I can. Awesome house and property BTW if that is yours
  3. Welcome! You're in the right place. There are lots of helpful people here, and an unbelievable bank of knowledge relating to earlier Subarus. Can you share any pictures of your car?
  4. The EA series cars in my opinion are not safe enough to drive as a daily anymore with the type of traffic on the road these days. I never used to think about it until I got rear ended recently in my 88 DL Wagon at a stop by a guy doing about 40 mph. It shoved the rear storage area up to the back tires and bent the shape of the whole car, none of the doors opened afterword. The drivers seat broke and I flew up and passed out when my head slammed in to the roof. I woke up 2 lanes over and down a side street. Driving a 4WD Chevrolet Blazer until I figure out what to build next.
  5. Crazyeights

    EA82 Sanity Check Question

    I would suggest buying or renting a cooling system pressure tester if you don't already have one. Pull out all of the spark plugs and fill up the radiator with water. Pressurize the cooling system to about 15 lbs and try to find the leak. I would suggest leaving the car together until you know what's wrong. Once you locate the coolant leak you will know how to fix it.
  6. If your '84 hatch has a 1.8L EA81 with power steering and a 4" SJR lift then there is a bolt in solution. Find a steering shaft/coupler from a 1998 Forester non-turbo 2.5L. It is the perfect length. Any other configuration just go to a pick-n-pull and look for something that fits. Failing that have someone weld one up for you.
  7. One bank of your 1.8L is about 900cc. Maybe you could use a matched pair of VW carbs or a pair from a motorcycle. You are also going to have to find or make some good quality throttle linkage. It needs to be adjustable too so that you can sync the carbs. As far as the heads go my thoughts are to stick with the single port version. Your exhaust port on the output side of the head is only a single port. The MPFI heads aren't worth the added trouble and expense. Do it right and you'll make good power for what it is. It'll look cool too if you are detail oriented. Please keep thread updated and post pictures.
  8. I used Impreza or early Legacy, I can't remember which, brakes on the rear my 1992 Loyale. It only takes minor modifications to make the backing plate fit. The pictures and directions are on this board.
  9. Crazyeights

    '83 Gl-10 Wagon "Dorothy"

    Welcome! That's nice wagon, have you had it long?
  10. Crazyeights

    The grey ghost - 1984 JDM Turbo sedan

    Very nice! I don't see many 4wd sedans especially with a turbo! I would really like to see some more pictures. Do you have any of the interior and the engine bay? Thank you for sharing
  11. Crazyeights

    strangest symptoms, ea82T 1988

    What is the compression in all 4 cylinders? Is the valve timing correct? As I recall once you install the inside timing belt you have to turn the engine one full revolution before installing the second belt. A cylinder leakdown test would also give us some useful information.
  12. Welcome to the USMB! In my opinion this is one of the best resources online for older Subarus. Your projects sound interesting. Perhaps you might be interested in starting a thread or two about your cars? Hint - we all like lots of pictures
  13. Crazyeights

    The Labmobile gl10 build

    I have 40+ years of experience as a certified advanced level Master Tech and I am still employed in the field full time. I own a 1989 GL10 Turbo wagon (EA82T / 4EAT) in good shape along with a pretty good stash of extra parts. I own 2 other EA wagons as well. One is a lifted 1983 GL wagon with an EJ22, custom built 3.9 full time dual range trans, and a clutch style LSD rear diff. The second one is an AWD 1992 Loyale with an EJ22, EJ 5MT transmission, and a 5 lug conversion. Both cars have 4 wheel disc brakes. According to some people I must be an idiot too. Do I care what other people think about me, my cars, or what I do? Don't think so. I do what makes ME happy. I still hang out here and enjoy the USMB a lot. In my opinion this is one of the best resources online for older Subarus. I still check in here almost every day but I rarely post here anymore. Some people that post here seem to have moved on from EA Subarus and are down on our old cars for some reason. People world wide are restoring cars every day that are way harder to get parts for than an old Subaru. I say do what YOU want and what makes YOU happy. Will you make mistakes? Yes. Will you learn from them? Yes, without a doubt. I know I have. I am following your thread and enjoying it. Please keep it updated
  14. Crazyeights

    Service manuals

    What the General said ^^^ without a doubt!