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

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  1. Subasaurus

    1979 DL wagon

    i would agree on the newer models, but you literally need a $30 tool set from walmart to take this whole vehicle apart. get a Factory Service manual.
  2. Subasaurus

    1979 DL wagon

    first impressions, it looks pretty solid, not much cracking on the top of the shock tower rubbers. no rust at all where the spare tire goes, whats up with that?!?! looks like the vehicle may have fuel delivery issues, the pump isn't where it's suppose to be, could be dangling underneath? and it has the not so awesome Hitachi Carb that all these originally came with, i remember the pain to work on that original carb even after rebuilding it. that's all the input i have about it based on this one picture, maybe someone else can see something i don't.
  3. Subasaurus

    Howdy Folks!

    ah, thanks for that info! haven't seen enough examples to know this.
  4. Subasaurus

    Howdy Folks!

    look for rust where the front doors hinge from! don't want structural damage now. it's normal for some rust to be under the spare tire area, same goes for battery location, and rear mudflap location. is the windshield cracked? because you're not finding another one! and if you do, they go for $300+ just for the glass, plus shipping, plus installation. these engines are very bullet proof, just make sure the crank turns over to make sure it's not seized up and you should be fine. post pictures! i would love to see another survivor. the plastic in the cargo area is usually gone or falling apart, same goes for the dash, there's probably less than 10 that don't have cracks across the country lol. if it's a manual, look at the pedal box for any cracks or separation. not sure what else to really say without pictures, alot of these first gens leak water in, either through pin holes in the cowl that let water fall through into the passenger side floor, or in the top corners of the windshield seam.
  5. if there's no spark, it may be the ignition control module (small cube computer attached to the ignition coil), seems to be sort of common to not have spark because the computer decides to liquify itself internally. the rust you want to look out for is where the front door hinges are, where the hood hinges from, and underneath where the driver seat sits all it's weight at, if those have holes through, that's structural, and if you seem to not be able to find another one to make the best of two, perhaps start chopping it and make it into some sort of dune buggy? it's okay to have alittle rust and some holes where the spare tire is since 90% of all first gens suffer from this, same underneath where the batterymounts, and same where mudflaps attach to underneath. if the vehicle leaks water when it rains, you have pin holes in the cowl. post pictures when you get a chance, ill be able to tell you more about it, and im sure others here will too.
  6. Subasaurus


    as long as the vehicle wasn't last registered in the late 80's when everything was only on paperwork and nothing to do with computers. you may have a chance to look at previous records of mileage during state inspections
  7. Subasaurus

    78-79 Brat find

    that's a no brainer.
  8. very impressive that the cargo area on that wagon still has all it's plastic intact, not a crack. same goes for the dash, that vehicle has never been out in the sun for longer than 24hours.
  9. so it's an EA71 on an EA82 body, would this 3rd gen have a choke for the carb? or is this EA71 heavily modified to accept injection of some sort?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. Subasaurus

    Radiator Source?

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