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    Boxer Nostalgic

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    Snowboarding, Cars, Art
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    Been into Subarus since I was about 16. Proud owner of the STI's great-grandparents.
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    EA82 SPFI stumble

    Saw your post and thought I would write the symptoms of our SPFI loyale 3AT. However it happens at low RPM when the car is not warmed up yet. We had the Alternator rebuilt; Shortly after that, the car will bog down now and occasionally die in low rpm. (Backing out the driveway) Different, but seems like an electronic glitch perhaps like yours... have tried fuel additive etc... not fuel related?
  2. Make sure you get the correct size clutch. '85 EA81 should have the larger diameter clutch disk and corresponding flywheel. Have always had good experience with an Exedy stock Stage clutch kit. Comes through my local speed shop; includes the clutch disk, plate, throwout bearing, and pilot bearing. Think it even comes with the alignment tool.
  3. Two-tone paint jobs can look great when done right. All too often I see the "boy racer" (ricer) who have modified their Audi or Infiniti with the flat black hood, roof, and or trunk... it just looks bad. Same thing where people paint the bumper between the radiator grill and the under-bumper-grill on a modern Subaru. You don't have an Audi R8.... Just don't go to the dark side listed above... Plan out your paint, maybe draw it out or render it. Personally I really like the Targa style decals that came stock on the Brats.
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    EA81 & EA82 transmission Crawl Ratio's

    This thread was from 2009... However half of the people who commented are still active on USMB.
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    Silverbullets' resto

    Beauty. Nice work, always loved the 2nd gen wagons. Fond memories of our '82 wagon growing up... it had the cyclops light like yours from the factory. Many trips cycling, to the beach, camping etc...
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    EA82 Sanity Check Question

    Good to see you still have the hatch on the re-drilled Dodge Wheels. (Or chevy?) Hopefully nothing happened with the cam, if the timing gear was bent... knock on wood.
  7. That would explain a lot... Thanks for the tip Bennie. Will have to dig through the parts bin... Yup, she's no beauty queen, but she loves to do work and outdoor activities. Washing the '82 Brat is something I have NOT done to it recently, or EVER for that matter. Found her in the woods down by Tacoma, she had been sitting a good 8 years or more. All that was needed was a carburetor, as it was missing. After getting her home, installed a Weber 32/36, and flushed the fuel tank, she started right up. Couldn't bring myself to remove the patina... And the 3rd eye still works... She came with a 3" Lift Kit installed. The Trans Spacers are only 2", so the trans sits up slightly higher. No markings on any of the lift components... but the huge sticker on the back window is for Tough Country... possibly a custom order through them at the time of the build, whenever that was... 14" Pug Steels with Cooper Discoverer STT's And, she has the "Super Coil" that has the bonus techno box on top that somehow reads the position of the distributor and (recurves?) for the situation at hand. She just keeps on going... have lost track of all the things hauled and jobs done over the 5 years I've owned her. Regreasing CV's... something I should probably do to a few of the Subes...
  8. Don't mean to contradict you Jes, but the wheel you are pointing at I believe to be a 13", as seen on page 3 of the Awesome Old Gen picture thread, under "1982 & 1982 Brat". Also, Jackman wheels were only made in 13 and 14 inch in 4x140. Have seen custom 15" wheels made for 4x140 that LOOK like Jackmans, but were not the same brand.
  9. Been hard to start the '82 Brat recently. Usually takes a couple pumps of the pedal before it will cough to life. Strange, 9 times out of 10... when turning the engine over for several seconds with the ignition, it will fire AFTER releasing the ignition to the Run position. Only sometimes will it fire before letting go of the "start" position.. Cleaned the plugs, as they appeared to be fouled. Managed to start the Brat with only 3 spark plug wires connected. (D'oh) forgot to reconnect one. However cleaning the plugs did not solve the hard starting issue. Anyway, have been putting her to work hauling fire wood. The engineers made the size of the bed just right for the performance of the EA81... Loaded to the rails, conservatively, with wet firewood; the clutch is able to handle the load without strain or spinning, and the little EA81 torques right along. P.S. Added photos to my previous post.
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    poormans sxs

    Looks pretty cool. A Baja, if Subaru had released it a generation earlier.
  11. This is true afaik, however Jackman had made 14" 8 Spoke wheels when the Brat was first being developed. Promotional? Not sure the reasoning behind it... sometimes the display or prototype of new models have larger wheels that what they are sold with... However finding 14" Jackmans would be like finding hen's teeth...
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    What exhaust do you have?

    Lincoln... as in Welded? Same boat here, no sources for this old stuff. Unless you find something in a junk yard that is in better shape, ya gotta go custom with the welder.
  13. Put the little 2nd gen hatch to work the past couple days. Fitted the heavy duty rack to the roof, and hauled two sets of roll-up doors for a project my dad and us are working on. Sure, it could all fit in the van... but the little subie gets more than twice the mileage. P.S. Removed the rack once the moving was over... Shes a real whistler and howler at the right speeds.
  14. Peugeot 107 looks to be made around 2005 time period, and has a lug pattern of 4x100, which will not fit.