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  1. Isn't that commutator supposed to be cylindrical? Looks like it had been re-brushed a few times and never turned on a lathe the way its worn. Abrasive dust can kill a motor too. I'm sure you could find a service similar to this one local to you: https://eurtonelectric.com/catalog/armatures Search for small DC electric motor repair.
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    EJ22 wiring harness question

    Its pinned in Retrofitting FAQ. 2nd topic thread. Several links in there too.
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    Ej to Ea Oil pressure gauge

    For myself in 87 GL wagon, planned to use OEM switch with mechanical OP gauge. Switch port in case is 1/8 BSP, right? 1/8 NPT female tee: https://www.mcmaster.com/50785K75, with this adapter: https://www.mcmaster.com/4860K611. Or, a branch tee https://www.mcmaster.com/50785K219 with this adapter: https://www.mcmaster.com/4860K141 Copper tubing from engine to inside OP gauge with 3-4 coils of tubing between engine & firewall to prevent fracture.
  4. If you get a camera get one that records audio for the awsh*t comments you're likely to make in case of another "incident". But seriously, recording some jerk cutting in & out of traffic that causes an accident is worthwhile for your own peace of mind if the unwanted happens. After rolling with the cab 3 times hugging the bench seat(saw the moon thru windshield twice), getting beaten up by a cross wrench, loaded tool box & a steel flashlight, thrown 15ft in the air then landing on my knees & elbows on road straddling the double yellow. I was barely able to get up. 3 cracked ribs, a soccer ball sized bone bruise on my right thigh, concussion, dislocated ankles, knees & elbows. I hurt for 2 months. I can still osteo-rotate my elbows to pop them. Happened in 1983 but now its becoming harder to differentiate old age from injury. Ha ha ha. It is weird how much detail you can recall in the time dilation unreality of an accident, even after years have passed.
  5. Glad that you're OK. But to have to strip & cut up your car is heartache. Had to strip & cut up a 51 Chevy PU years ago after some SOB caused me to roll over 3 times. Also a H&R incident but no witnesses.
  6. https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Club-Pedal-To-Steering-Wheel-Lock-Vehicle-Anti-Theft-Device-Fits-Most-Cars/352756509344?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 And/or this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Club-3000-Twin-Hooks-Steering-Wheel-Lock-Yellow/153791200705?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Some thieves find spare keys at PNP yards. I've overheard some hunting for keys at a So Cal PNP, shouting to each other when they found keys. Remarkable....pun intended.
  7. Same here. Owned one made in USA for yrs. & that one is smaller OD at the grip end + all steel. General Tool makes a nifty LED lighted one for about $20, but that one definitely has too large a grip head for the lower tube.
  8. Or save some time fabbing the tool & buy one of these instead: https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMAN-Automotive-Pickup-Tool/1000594933?cm_mmc=shp-_-c-_-prd-_-tol-_-google-_-lia-_-218-_-mechanicstools-_-1000594933-_-0&store_code=1170&placeholder=null&gclid=Cj0KCQiAxfzvBRCZARIsAGA7YMzbI005sCzA9gg6PLtVtD81hwwD4pCsFHjBM6vpuE5ASvF3fhdF2EsaAhVQEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds Useful around the home too!
  9. Made in Japan Nachi 7207 brgs: https://www.ebay.com/itm/7207-Nachi-Angular-Contact-Bearing-Made-in-Japan/360246769483?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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    EA81 rear sway bar

    Wasn't certain they'd fit your EA81 & if no one wants them, I'll strip them of brgs & hardware then scrap them. Here's another pic to help your bracket fab before they go.
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    EA81 rear sway bar

    At least imageshack isn't doing that crap. Too bad you're so far away Steptoe, other wise I'd sell you these for really cheap. '85-86 EA GL-10 arms. Wonder if ParcelMonkey delivers to your area? Edit: EMS Parcel Post is $175 for 30 lbs Nevermind...
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    '87 GL 4WD wagon-czny

    Also did the green LED illumination in the cluster thing. Much better at night. Some light bleeding into RH turn signal arrow - I'll get to that later when I have the dash apart again.
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    '87 GL 4WD wagon-czny

    Been a long time. Had to replace speedo head in the cluster as oil from the trans moved up the speedo cable & into the drive & driven speedo cups. Erratic speed reading & always when most inconvenient, of course. It's talked about here: https://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/93332-speedometer-intermittantly-goes-crazy/ Pulled speedo cable, flushed out inside & cable with brake cleaner then blew out with air. Ordered a new cable, Pioneer # CA-3108 & they're available from Summit, 48.75 " length so that will accommodate higher lifts . My original cable worked just fine with 4 inch lift. Brother P-Touch mileage labels to satisfy my insurance Co when comes time to renew. Cleaned the heater fan switch contacts & greased them with electronics anti-oxidizer grease. Inside stationary contacts were green with oxides. No fan action at all. Also deleted the 60k mile EGR switch while I had the cluster apart. Frankenmotor to be installed has no EGR. Why have another light to worry about? Right turn arrow in cluster points at EGR trip switch. 2 screws & its gone. EGR trip switch below...another Cacafornia smog relic, https://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/79307-egr-light/ Decision to replace the whole speedo head was because of cracked drive gear in head input. Might affect odometer readings if it shattered, eh? Use electronics contact cleaner only - white body is styrene plastic & melts if you use anything else.
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    03 outback rear suspension on EA81 - T-bone 2.0

    This came back to bite you eh? " #1) upon test assembly of the trans, it seems there is something amiss in the way either 1st or 2nd gear sets mesh. Something in the profile of the teeth, not any visible diffeerence though. It's a mismatch set. This is why you should never mismatch gearsets. There is a rythmic roughness felt when input shaft is turned. I disassembled, counted teeth, measured gear diameters, all seems to match up. Donor shaft came from an identical D/R 3.9 4wd 5-spd. IDK, It's my on;y option for now. I went ahead and put it together, and I will run it for a bit to test the suspension, and I'll prepared another good D/R for when this one inevitablely craps out. " Was going to build a D/R trans for myself so now I know not to mix gearsets. Although not a happy outcome, thanks for sharing this.