Jump to content
Ultimate Subaru Message Board
turbosubarubrat

1983 ea81t gl wagon build

Recommended Posts

The 84 turbo wagon I parted out years ago did not have power mirrors, but one that was in the junkyard about the same time did. Check your wiring is the best way to tell.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The 84 turbo wagon I parted out years ago did not have power mirrors, but one that was in the junkyard about the same time did. Check your wiring is the best way to tell.

that is what i thought if doesn't have them it doesn't matter me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pull one of your side view mirrors or pull the door panel, look for wires. Alternatively, you could look for the connector behind the console, should be pretty easy, considering there is no console...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

pics of manuals which im very happy about getting:headbang:

from last week

184557_228753657259780_92401607_n.jpg

735061_228754457259700_1025485880_n.jpg

74524_228754763926336_202624899_n.jpg

46076_228754043926408_1311999088_n.jpg

my treasures from the junk yard 1/4/12 grand total of $35:grin:

75332_228755187259627_1036379933_n.jpg

299019_228755277259618_1422951356_n.jpg

397601_228755430592936_1085188544_n.jpg

the head light swap:D 1/6/12

64510_228755517259594_1561932525_n.jpg

also jacked it up like this(not for long in the rear just long enough to take off the wheels and hubs to check if the break cylinders where leaking which they were not and to check the beaks they look fairly new around 80%)

9469_228755690592910_1706351621_n.jpg

150601_228755777259568_1534409438_n.jpg

734167_228755813926231_697893455_n.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my dad called the cylinder head shop and i got some great news:):D:grin:the heads checked out fine and it turns out neither heads have a leak in other words a deep crack:headbang:so they rebuilt the heads and there ready to go:Dso where going to pick them up friday cost is $240 for everything they did they completely rebuilt the heads($100 per head) and both were pressure checked($20 per head)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

got the gasket kit order on wednesday, it comes with everything from the head gaskets out and a little stuff in between. also ordered the rear main because my dad said it looks like it was leaking. so they will be in today and they will also be picked up:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

was hoping to do a pick update but my google+ account isn't working right and my facebook was hacked:mad: well anyway went to the junk yard again:grin: and got a muffler that looks like it was just put on, auto starter that had the sticker on it still saying napa premium starter:D, 4 fender emblems, 1 rear subaru gl emblem, 2 oval emblems, 3 sets of hood stoppers, cigaret lighter, gas tank door(chrome one), plastic trim pieces at the end of the rear windows, and some bolts/studs with the price of $35:headbang:so glad i didn't go to napa and buy the starter for $100 but i did get it tested there and it passed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

pic update tomarrow since i finally got my facebook unlocked:horse:i did some more engine cleaning which has got easier since i got my dads engine stand:D i've been taking off brakets and cleaning them up with a bench grinder/wire wheel also with my craftsman drill with wire wheels, then painting them with hi temp gloss black paint. i even used the bench wire wheel to clean the puch rods(i blew out the holes for better oil flow too with the air compressor). also did the tube for the dip stick, power steering resivor, and the tube and cap for pouring in oil.im getting close to putting it back together i just need to clean up and paint the valve covers, alt/ac bracket, oil pan, the alumium thing thats 4wd turbo subaru, intake, some other stuff.

Edited by turbosubarubrat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

pic update

 

the heads

74669_236416493160163_165520981_n.jpg

65224_236416616493484_990982385_n.jpg

734529_236416649826814_2140812802_n.jpg

66411_236416733160139_665709539_n.jpg

601050_236416949826784_1715891280_n.jpg

painted

74655_236417006493445_1759165165_n.jpg

379239_236417563160056_1727144107_n.jpg

have dist. that will work might look for a better one though or clean one these up.(they look different sizes in pic but there not)

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/528893_236417469826732_276496216_n.jpg

602758_236417063160106_901798792_n.jpg

64215_236417133160099_242458286_n.jpg

pic of the intake

558252_236417353160077_335459170_n.jpg

the case

312299_236417406493405_175077601_n.jpg

some more stuff painted or cleaned

734913_236417649826714_1826425950_n.jpg

537012_236417783160034_480745289_n.jpg

379632_236417886493357_127045041_n.jpg

154165_236417983160014_1093511524_n.jpg

601177_236418049826674_1394443258_n.jpg

68459_236418229826656_187068786_n.jpg

stuff from junkyard

480126_236418779826601_493258970_n.jpg

19183_236418943159918_1030793992_n.jpg

19123_236419503159862_851212826_n.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

previous post continued

cat. had the pipe thing rust off(thats why my dad took the whole exhust off one of the subaru's we had)

385233_236421089826370_1731155868_n.jpg

grounded off the rust and cut the braket off

555239_236421159826363_1076721789_n.jpg

252758_236421463159666_1261996048_n.jpg

and patched(forgot to take a pic for the second patch after this one)

36500_236421216493024_2054895811_n.jpg

on engine stand

424566_236430179825461_389907721_n.jpg

394844_236430806492065_601818489_n.jpg

394879_236430916492054_1126364438_n.jpg

528806_236431009825378_855460503_n.jpg

734367_236431089825370_1631718921_n.jpg

424566_236431193158693_404164575_n.jpg

423976_236431309825348_56291238_n.jpg

306_236432399825239_340912479_n.jpg

 

wire wheeled on bench grinder

67434_236431473158665_776431701_n.jpg

more painted stuff

484819_236431596491986_250191153_n.jpg

312391_236431679825311_1341666451_n.jpg

208302_236432003158612_1314049885_n.jpg

269295_236432419825237_1982061522_n.jpg

gasket kit

602781_236432379825241_1404212296_n.jpg

wire wheeled

181136_236432616491884_2092913353_n.jpg

all my extra emblems

150928_236432779825201_1766004333_n.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

quick update i got the heads on today:headbang:i just need to adjust the valve clearance then i can put the valve covers on(once i do a little touch up work on the paint on the covers). i also took apart the intake monifold, cleaned it, and painted it gloss black. now i just need to put everything back on it and get some new hose.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i've got most of the engine back together today:clap:i put the intake back together and put it on which is alot of work considering i wasn't the one who took it apart:eek:. also i cleaned all the bolts up i put on the engine and torqued them to what the manual said. i put 2 solid cement bocks under each wheel which lifted it about 8 inch, man its so much easier to work under it now:headbang:the blocks are roughly 2ftx2ft and are 4 or 3 inches thick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

pics tomarrow. bought a distributor from a board member today for $45 shipped its getting shipped on tuesday so will get to me sometime this week(only coming from washington). i got most of the transmission membrain bolted back on i had to take off the rear part because it was bent. also got the drive line hooked back up. also put on some more bits and pieces to the motor and adjusted the vavle clearance. so now all i need to do is put the valve covers back on and clean up the oil pan then put on rtv for the gasket then its ready to put back in and ready for new fluids which would be oil, anti-freaze/water mix, power stearing fluid, break fluid, and transmission fluid(see what that looks like tomarrow once i drain it:-\). after that stuff im going to put the exaust on and weld it together.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

cat welded back together

69285_246517795483366_587740767_n.jpg

taped off

426068_246517988816680_1197915228_n.jpg

took alot to balance it off for painting

285332_246518258816653_1828053616_n.jpg

488110_246518365483309_2000857299_n.jpg

intake taken apart

29017_246518488816630_728718554_n.jpg

valve covers wire wheeled

5845_246518522149960_223461594_n.jpg

then painted

487946_246518588816620_2124108998_n.jpg

engine reasembly

538036_246518762149936_1252465795_n.jpg

549362_246518918816587_1008779021_n.jpg

48151_246518975483248_1075040390_n.jpg

wire wheeled

480488_246519015483244_386303487_n.jpg

then painted

555866_246519065483239_107983563_n.jpg

539654_246519118816567_1453551913_n.jpg

734823_246519152149897_2146233111_n.jpg

gasket kit minus head gaskets which i put on before pic

537874_246519185483227_178867363_n.jpg

65529_246519235483222_1766638041_n.jpg

250693_246519305483215_767743204_n.jpg

486690_246519352149877_1115530139_n.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

542694_246522145482931_1362645736_n.jpg

531749_246522202149592_1780909620_n.jpg

yep have a transmission jack

11301_246522272149585_1833199554_n.jpg

welded nuts onto the brakets for the maf because the ones that where on it were covered in plastice nd tore off.

529279_246522335482912_137270524_n.jpg

526616_246522378816241_881749356_n.jpg

put the drive line on

48163_246522448816234_212084284_n.jpg

531606_246522568816222_1811724276_n.jpg

48170_246522638816215_166233637_n.jpg

579746_246522685482877_1212045353_n.jpg

560066_246522835482862_572233995_n.jpg

538217_246522925482853_1652574544_n.jpg

250761_246523328816146_2108812087_n.jpg

maf brackets

479728_247171635417982_661782753_n.jpg

took the interior apart for cleaning

419661_247171695417976_1442390969_n.jpg

600549_247171738751305_390330851_n.jpg

404373_247171792084633_715601332_n.jpg

534949_247171858751293_193388773_n.jpg

looks like i got payed to take the car:grin:

11276_247171938751285_1139925783_n.jpg

404418_247171988751280_1830074603_n.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't know how I missed this one?

 

Great job! I always like reading your builds. Makes me wish I was 15 and had nothing more to worry about, lol.

 

Great job on everything! :headbang:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i adjusted the valve cleance yesterday a so i also put on the valve covers and gaskets on which means it is that much closer of being on the road :) plus i got the distributor in the mail today from a fellow board member. because i have a 4 day weekend this week dont be suprized to see the motor back in her :D

 

thanks for the reply guys both the comments are so true

Edited by turbosubarubrat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

went to the junkyard in portland and found a harness that will work i just need to do a little re-arranging because it was off a 86 turbo 4wd xt-6. thats all i got but there were 2 other xt's non-turbo, 81 ea81 wagon with power steering and power windows(it had a weird center console with the power controls that was the low stlyle like a brat but was factory), some loyales and gl's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×