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About baccaruda

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  1. I found this listing for a 1979 DL wagon and it has a larger plaid pattern than I've ever seen before - anyone know if this was factory or a reupholster job? http://davidsclassiccars.com/subaru/418025-1979-subaru-dl.html
  2. OOOOH I needed the tan one, thanks a lot!
  3. 81EA81 that is amazing thank you very much. All, I should have had email notifications active for this post and I apologize for failing to acknowledge your replies. Thanks for taking the time to reply. PigEqualsBakon - thanks for the offer but I'm looking for the older plaids with one foot in the late 70s. i appreciate your offer though. Same thanks-anyway to Whitestorm and jdkneppy. If anyone else can contribute plaid interior photos of the same style as 81EA81's I'd appreciate it. Thanks very much.
  4. I've not ever made that exact decal, sorry. It might have come from Earl / Pooparu, ShawnW, or McBrat? Mine were solely black under red/white. I'm planning to offer more variants and such soon though. Looking like a couple of months probably.
  5. I want to incorporate authentic plaid patterns used in the late 70s / early 80s Subarus into some of the graphic design / merch projects I have planned as I resurrect my hobby this year. I'm finding that they are not well-represented in search results here or elsewhere due to expired links, poor resolution / camera angle, etc. I've checked USMB, Google, Pinterest, Flickr, eBay, BringATrailer, McBrat's brochure database, etc. Ideally I'd like to see us end up with an index of all these patterns; I'm not asking for exclusivity because I would also like to see what other people do with this resource but if any of you own Subarus with their original plaid upholstery and would please consider contributing, here's what I'd like to ask for in your photo: Take photo from dead-straight angle so the pattern is as square as possible Span a tape measure or yardstick, etc across part of the pattern for scale Best possible lighting is daylight - flash photos would provide the least accurate color Include a little bit of white paper in the photo for easy correction of white balance Include some of the surrounding vinyl Include year and trim level of your car Thanks very much!
  6. Nah, I'm good; thanks anyway. Thanks for your money, too; I look forward to receiving more of it in the near future
  7. aaaaaand I'm good. Found a vintage review of an '83 Ski Team wagon on Youtube that kind of showed me what I wanted; then I found this video that put my mind at ease: https://youtu.be/uKveH1b156k?t=23
  8. Hi all, I'm resuming production of the stickers I used to sell on eBay and I'm basically re-doing all of the designs from scratch, for best accuracy when scaled up on other products I have in mind. One of the stickers that sold best was the "Wagon 4WD" badge - pictured in this post. Many of the original EA81 wagon badges I've seen have remnants of white paint outlining the "4WD" but I've never seen an original badge still with its paint. I'm finding that it's a little too specific to be able to search for easily online, including here I'd be grateful if someone can share a photo of an EA81 wagon - the older the photo the better - showing one of these badges in like-new condition. I'd find it reassuring for authenticity's sake, and if it's a photo to which you have the rights, maybe we can work something out for me to use it for promotional purposes? In the photo I've got here is a badge in modern-day condition, showing faded red paint and traces of white paint after countless hours of UV exposures and at least 4 carwashes in its lifetime, along with the re-worked version of the sticker I previously produced (white insets above & below 4WD), and a more authentic version I plan to produce (insets lacking white paint). I just want to see it to believe it. Thanks! Andy
  9. Did someone rent their hatch to the production company? Spotted at 0:52 -
  10. baccaruda

    EA81 turbo to EA81 spfi w/ ea81t cam

    Hey, maybe this can yield you a gas tank for "my" old turbo coupe!
  11. baccaruda

    Prevent theft

    Kill switch for the fuel pump AND the ECU. Powered by the same relay in some cars... or a kill switch for the main fusible link (better know what you're doing, though)
  12. baccaruda

    What to do with my '92 Loyale...

    Ronjon, if you're planning to lift the car, you might consider doing that before or during the engine swap - otherwise you'll have to reconfigure the radiator hoses, wiring clearance, heater hoses, pitch stopper, and exhaust ... all twice. PS I'm selling a lift kit
  13. If the car came with A/C which was simply not carried over during the engine swap: You should be able to do this with the EJ22 compressor; you'll need both sets of lines. Have a hydraulic supply shop make you a set of hybrid lines using your original fittings, or by using them to match the threads, etc for new fittings. You'll probably use most of the original EA82 lines and just change the engine-side ends to meet the compressor at the right angles. You should be able to adapt the wiring to activate the EJ A/C compressor clutch with the original EA controls. If the car didn't come with A/C then you'd have to swap in A LOT of stuff from an A/C car to do this. More than it's worth IMO.
  14. baccaruda

    Sad news to report

    I most recently saw Ed when I sold a piece of furniture via Craigslist to a woman.. who showed up being driven by Ed! I noticed it was him while he was finishing something said to her, so I walked up and pretended to introduce myself as he saw me, and then we had a little laugh. I'll miss his good humor, expertise, and generosity.