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Dude, resize your fargin' images!

You don't seem like a lazy bruva... :D

Horizontal scrolling is bad enough-

but the load time, even w/cable internet, is ridic!

 

That being said.

Nice clean build!!!!

The $$ and time will pay dividends

in the form of many years of fun in that old bean!:grin:

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Heheh, that is on my list of things to do.

I just need to make copies to be edited with paint (its all i got :-\ ) and then reupload to my image hosting site and then edit my posts.

It kinda irritates me to scroll sideways too.

A fix is in the works :D

Thanks for the props :banana: I deffinately love this thing, even with the headaches it gives me :grin:

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Been kinda busy lately, so I haven't had much time for working on the Brat.
Some updates:
All the images in the thread are resized :D
About a week back I had some spare time so I put the door panels in.

 

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I put plastic on first to keep moisture out (seen through the speaker hole)
Have the speaker covers, just don't have any speakers to cover at the moment. :grin:

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Replaced the heater fan motor today.

Now my heater works! :banana:

No need to pack blankets for the cold and towels for the windows :lol:

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My heater/vent fan on my black '83 car I drive works, but it makes noise when its on like something hits the fan blades.

How long of a job is it to remove/re-install?

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My heater/vent fan on my black '83 car I drive works, but it makes noise when its on like something hits the fan blades.

How long of a job is it to remove/re-install?

 

It is super easy. Just need a phillips head screwdriver and a small socket set.

Takes about 10 minutes to get it out. Just have to remove the tray thing and the wall behind it under the glove box. And then remove the glove box from the dash to get to the bolts on top of the blower assembly. Reassembly is just as easy :)

And you may not even need to take it out, but since it is so easy you might as well remove it to examine it.

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When I first got this car, there were no leak issues in the cab.
Then a few weeks after getting it running and driving, I noticed a puddle on the drivers side carpet.

 

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I tested all of the windshild trim with a garden hose... no leaks. That left me with the heater core being the problem.
The liquid was slick and hard to wipe off of my hands once I touched it, so I knew it wasn't water.
I finally addressed the problem today :lol:
I took apart the bottom of the dash to see what was going on with the heater core while the car was running. I played with all the selections of the fan speed and the defrost/heat/bi-level.
The whole time the temperature selection dial was turned to hot (all the way to the right) when I turned it to cool, coolant started leaking out of this *idk what to call it* here:

 

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:eek:
So as long as I keep the temperature selector at "hot" I don't have a problem. :lol:
But I know I will need to address this problem sooner or later. :rolleyes:
Also, while I was poking around under there, I notice that these two connections were disconnected:

 

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Is this important? I'm assuming that its for a function that my car doesn't have. But if anyone knows what it is, I'm listening. :)

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that is the heater control valve. there is no fixing it, but it can be replaced. you do not need to remove the heater core to replace it. but you wil have a hard time finding a new one. they pop up every once and a while, usually a 50-60 $ part.

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2nd pic on page two here. The exhaust connection to the head. Is that the way these come from the factory? Two studs and two cap screws? I don't have any of the fasteners and can't find a good illustration in my FSM.

 

Bill

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Is this important? I'm assuming that its for a function that my car doesn't have. But if anyone knows what it is, I'm listening. :)

 

I think its for the 60,000 mile service reminder.

Your EGR light will turn on and I think if you plug them it will clear it

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that is the heater control valve. there is no fixing it, but it can be replaced. you do not need to remove the heater core to replace it. but you wil have a hard time finding a new one. they pop up every once and a while, usually a 50-60 $ part.

 

Why is it rare? I haven't looked yet but I bet Napa or Orilley's would have it.

 

2nd pic on page two here. The exhaust connection to the head. Is that the way these come from the factory? Two studs and two cap screws? I don't have any of the fasteners and can't find a good illustration in my FSM.

 

Bill

 

Yep, that is the way that the spacer setup is from the factory. I didn't have 3 of the 4 cap screws and 1 of the 4 studs was missing when I got the car. So I used all-thread to make a new stud, and trimmed the length of some other cap screws that I had to fit the exaust bolt holes.

 

 

I think its for the 60,000 mile service reminder.

Your EGR light will turn on and I think if you plug them it will clear it

 

Nice, so if I plug it in I will only succeed in turning on the EGR dummy light? :grin:

 

Haven't worked on the Brat lately except for just checking fluid levels.

Everything is holding fluid at the right level, like it should. :-p

Next up will be to retourqe the heads at 500 miles... Its getting close :)

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Thanks for the response. I ordered everything from BelMetric. https://www.belmetric.com/s10x125x62full-p-1377.html?cPath=9_72_174 Didn't feel too raped on the price 'till they added on shipping. Almost doubled the cost:eek:

 

No problem.

 

Heads are retourqed :clap:

Heheh loads of fun out in the cold windy rain. :drunk:

Now I'm off to get an oil filter and change out the break-in oil.

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I put new spark plugs and wires in. :burnout:
I'm waiting on the disty cap & rotor that are coming in from the Subaru dealer.
I also have a new Duralast (Wells) coil to put in, but I am going to look for leaks tonight in my original one to see if it even needs replacement.
Quite a bit of the hesitation is gone :brow:
And some eye-candy:

Old NGK wires:


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New Plugs vs Old:

 

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New Bosch wires:

 

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And I couldn't help but take a picture through my (dirty) window. :D


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How did it go at Napa or Oreilley's, for that heater valve?

 

Just curious.

 

To be honest, I still haven't looked. :o

After noticing that it leaked only when switched to cold, I put a heat lamp in the car with the doors open to dry out the carpet. I figured this way I could at least notice how fast it was leaking.

So far the carpet has remained completely dry since drying it.

The problem kinda slipped my mind :lol:

Is it a part that is no longer produced by Subaru or aftermarket companies?

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I put in the new cap & rotor today. Was n.o.s. from the dealer.
 

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Replaced the passenger side cv axle, ball joint, and wheel bearings today. :clap:
Didn't take too many photos, was just tring to get the task done. :Flame:

Before

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And during

 

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Kinda looks like a hearse with that canopy on, its gangster :-p

 

Wow, just realised this is my first post in like 8 months. Crazy!! :brow: Nice to see everyones doing well!!

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Kinda looks like a hearse with that canopy on, its gangster :-p

 

Wow, just realised this is my first post in like 8 months. Crazy!! :brow: Nice to see everyones doing well!!

 

Thats what one of my friends said it looked like when they first saw it. :lol:

Yes, she is very gangster. ;)

And welcome back. :drunk:

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"Kinda looks like a hearse with that canopy on, its gangster

"

 

 

yeah like nobody has hauled bodies in the back of a brat before... :drunk:

 

 

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>.> lol

(not mine)

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Well ladies and gentlemen, I have scored two parts brats. :D

I will most likely end up with a lot of extra parts, so I may be putting up a parts for sale thread later on.

First one, a '82 GL.
 

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And here is myself, in my hobo attire, checking out the second one. A 1983 DL.
 

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Got the GL home, along with a lot of the parts. Gonna go get the DL in the morning. :burnout:
What fun. :D

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My Brat is from CA and OK so has no rust, but I've lived where cars rust, and if you have titles for those, please don't destroy them. They look too solid.

 

Bill

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