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Subasaurus last won the day on September 26 2018

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About Subasaurus

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    Subaru's, Peugeot's, AMC's. Weird, Like Me..
  • Birthday 12/13/1994

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    San Antonio, Texas
  • Interests
    Subaru's Older Than 1995ish (Non-Interference Engines)
  • Occupation
    Data Analyst & Mailing for the United States Postal Service
  • Biography
    Love Subaru's, Love Dogs and Cats, Love Video Games, somehow i learned to work on cars though... probably my stubborness.
  • Vehicles
    Too Many, I think i have a disorder on Subarus....

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  1. Subasaurus

    86 Loyale fun wagon

    pretty much every EA-82 has those cracks between the valves, normal, in a sense, nothing to worry about unless it causes another issue, i've had 3 3rd gen subaru's, they've all had them.
  2. Subasaurus

    Axles, revisited.

    it's $40 where i live for them to clean an axle out, change the bearings and cage, regrease, and reboot. there's not many places remaining though, theres only 1 that i know of here in my city that dedicates to only CV Axle Rebuilds. stick to OEM, pull yours out and get that one rebuilt.
  3. Subasaurus

    Car Alarms For Old Subes?

    just use the cigarette lighter as a continuation for the starter switch, if they can figure that out, then they were going to take the car anyways, old 70's trick my dad taught me. vehicle being a Manual is probably your best anti theft system in the U.S. though.
  4. i know in 1978 they did some strange stuff, on the wagons they sometimes placed quad headlights on DL vehicles, it's possible they did the same for sedans too, as to why they did this im not too sure but right after 1978 they followed their DL=2 headlights, GL=4 headlights. could also be that someone 30 years ago swapped them out for the quads when parts were more readily available. also the vehicle looks saveable to me, how bad is the rust? what is it that isn't saveable anymore?
  5. Subasaurus

    Radiator Source?

    you can see the old existing holes from where the original 3rd gen radiator mounts, but refitting it to mount on a first gen is no biggie, new holes up ontop and a simple bracket on the bottom since this radiator isn't as tall as the first gen to keep it from rattling around down there, and there you have it. i added a reservoir because why not, where i mounted mine is the perfect place for the water table and the reservoir always being at the full mark, i literally ripped off the mount from the body of a 3rd gen. you gotta relocate the horn inorder to mount the reservoir where i placed mine at, i split my horns, one on each shock tower. and yes, that's a first gen fan and a 3rd gen fan attached to the same 3rd gen radiator, because im cheap lol. this radiator has been working fine for me for the last 2 years, one thing i will say to take note is i tried installing a radiator from a 3rd gen that was full metal(older 3rd gens), and the inlet/outlet seemed to have been smaller diameter wise than the ones that are metal/plastic radiators(newer 3rd gens), hoses fit better now, don't know if it was just that specific radiator or not, both types of radiators worked just fine, but i didn't trust the full metal type for long term due to how much i had to tighten the hose clamp onto it, so i installed the newer metal/plastic type that had the bigger inlets. im not a fan of plastic but i had no choice there.
  6. Subasaurus

    Radiator Source?

    sorry it's been raining, ill get some pictures once it stops.
  7. Subasaurus

    Radiator Source?

    ill post some up tomorrow morning.
  8. Subasaurus

    Radiator Source?

    i was unable to find one years ago, mine was leaking, rusting, flaking, it was in really bad shape, so i installed one from a 3rd gen 1984-1994 GL/DL/Loyale. if you would like to see pictures of how i did it, let me know.
  9. Subasaurus

    1988 XT6 FOR SALE

    crazy how the only way to keep a Subaru older than 1989ish alive and on the roads today is to have 1 or 2 parts cars in your own back yard to keep that one alive. i hate the beginnings of dismantling a what will become a parts car, it hurts so much at first, super careful with things promising to return the part back to the car one day when i find another... after about a month im using a hammer and prying tools to get to my part, funny.
  10. so i went and found one Brat, junkyard is just wayyy too big to be wandering around when the place was only open for 3 hours on saturday, but i found everything i needed from that one brat! the list of things i found include: 2 tail lights, 2 front corner lights, both types of grilles (2 headlights and 4 headlights type, there was an extra grille sitting inside in perfect shape for some reason) all 4 mudflaps in great shape, extra front disks and brake hardware, shift knob and 4WD shift knob, driver glass ofcourse! grabbed an extra antenna, all 4 marker lights, a whole tailgate, bed chrome trim, interior seat belts, dash clock, all dash vents, 2 interior door panels, 2 out of 4 metal center wheel caps, both mirrors, and i can't remember the rest, an extra wheel i grabbed, but didn't need it since the Peugeot i picked up while i was in Oklahoma (Not at the junkyard, just a private individual while i was up there) already had 4 Subaru wheels on it.. i still need to go through everything else in the bucket, i was pulling parts off like a madman while i was there, got a bunch of old Subaru Emblems too from other nearby old Subaru's from the 70's and 80's, i can't remember everything off the top of my head. no bed seatbelts though! sad about that, there was one in the back but someone cut the belt part off for some reason, plus it was jammed up so i abandoned it. i also got a few XT-6 parts since there were a few things there that were just too cool to not get as souvenirs. Some scary looking Spider the size of my hand that i almost didn't see, no idea what it was though. i also brought back home from oklahoma a $100 Peugeot 504, unrelated to Subaru's except for the bolt pattern on the wheel, but the same trip to make it worthwhile.
  11. Subasaurus

    Weber Backfire on Shutoff

    sometimes timing isn't where it's suppose to be, the flywheel isn't perfectly accurate, my 79 Wagon liked being at 9 1/2 degrees while my 80 Brat likes being at 7 degrees, just go by feel and sound, and keep an eye on that temperature gauge! your jets may be too large or you need to close off that fuel mixture more, check with a vacuum gauge as you're tuning it down some, you want stable 17-18 inches of Mercury (or more! if possible). you're dumping an excessive amount of fuel so it flash ignites in the exhaust and BAM! 12 gauge shotgun. check your wires that wire up to the ignition coil, you may have a wire on the wrong polarity on your ignition coil, this happened to me once and caused this shot gun like sound when shutting the car off, there's multiple ways to make the vehicle pop like this. i had so much fun doing this on purpose in my 79 GL Wagon, i would floor it as the vehicle shut off to dump more fuel to make the pop even louder when i would arrive at work back when i worked at a shop, and once in a while police would arrive due to the report of gunshots fired, which weren't. i miss that wagon. i know this because i would do it to my friends when they were following behind me at night, big flame blast comes out the rear and ofcourse a gun shot like sound, IT IS LOUD.
  12. well, change of plans, im driving tomorrow morning 7 hours one way to a junkyard that has a few of these first gen brats in Oklahoma, thanks for the help though Moosens! ill post what i find here in a few days
  13. thank you! let me know please currently the brat is just sitting in the backyard with a bag taped on the window teleporting into the future as the days go by now undriven.
  14. Horray! I was cutting the grass, a rock flew and hit the glass on the brat! Could have hit the odyssey, or the civic, or the Jetta, nope, had to hit the vehicle that’s the hardest to find parts. anyone have a drivers side window for a first gen brat? Unsure if second gen brats fit it. Thanks!
  15. correct, if there's not enough refrigerant, it wont engage, or if there's too much, but i doubt that's the case here.