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Looks good ... :)

 

P.S. - Don't forget to check the fuel / vent lines to the tank, as PO may have installed them incorrectly - from memory he had problems with venting / back Pressure ... :huh:

 

Cheers, Bantum ...

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We have to check the vent/fuel lines

Need more understanding on why??? PO installed an MSD ignition and if it's operable.

Need to drain the fuel tank/check the fuel

 

Still a whole list of things to do but the engine is installed and she's mostly whole again!

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NFI what PO did for a fuel system, would have to ask him why - if as suggested may have blocked the vent altogether ... :confused:

 

I will have to search back through this thread to see if I can find a reference ... :ph34r: 

 

I think this is it + look at immediate previous posts : http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/77261-documented-the-1970-ff-1-project-car/page-42?do=findComment&comment=1003965

 

After re-reading that lot - I suspect that it may need a vent line run from tank through second 'Evap' Can onto 'Carby' somehow in order to draw off fumes / release pressure  ... :huh:

 

Who hoo ... :popcorn: ... Can't wait - you must do a video of it running with 'sound' on ... ;)

 

Cheers, Bantum ...

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She's ALIVE!!!!

 

Bit of a struggle and scratching of heads  - but it was finally concluded that the EA81 distributor that was in the car was no good.

 

We dug the OE distributor out of the parts bins, chopped off the tail end of it (OE dist was essentially too long, meant for a different block) and the rest is history!  :D

 

 

 

No exhaust yet - thus the BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP sounding FF but good news is she settled right down and idled all on her own!

 

More video to come, it was after 8pm on a Sunday evening and I'm sure the neighbors were none too pleased as it was  :rolleyes:

 

WaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHoooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

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l like the test drive ... :)

 

So what still has to be done for a 'tore' down ?

 

P.S. - a good tuned 'sport' exhaust should give it a bit more HP & smoother running + still give that 'Burble' Subie sound ... ;)


Cheers, Bantum ...

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Exhaust - I'm going to have one fully custom made.

 

 

About the issues....

Currently.... there is a leak in the brake lines. There is a leak (very very very small puncture from shipping it seems) in the radiator. There is a leak in one of the valve covers. 

Steering column tore off one of the grounds in last nights driving adventure... have to re-work that.

 

Want to drain all of the fluids, check for coolant in the oil, check for metal shavings, etc. Make any adjustments needed

Mend/inspect that one leaky valve cover 

Send the radiator off for repair. 

 

Then hopefully reassemble her for good.

Hopefully.  :)

 

Good news is there was NO SMOKE out of the exhaust and she was fully up to temp. before driving.

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Interior got re-did  :P

 

I'm getting there anyway. Still much to do.

 

rear shelf, rebuilt out of what was literally pieces.  Front door cards, totally re-done as i just could not salvage them.

Rear door cards are still OE - did manage to piece those back into place.

 

more photos soon but here's a taste!!

 

rear shelf

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There is no rear upper seat. PO tossed it. i do have the bottom portion and fully intend to get it back into the car and construct a new upper portion

For now - I've had the seat back rebuilt and re-covered!

 

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Front door panels. I tried. I had them re-installed on the door panels but they just could not be saved. Not enough material there to make it work.

I had them totally rebuilt from scratch.

 

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Craftsman: L&R Custom Upholstery - Leif Rankin

Super fast turnaround. Super reasonable pricing and... well... just LOOK!! :)

 

Another little step. but we are making progress.

 

-jamie

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Looking good Jamie!

 

It would be fairly easy to use a later 1400/1600 rear seat backrest and 'cut' it down to fit... But I suppose they are not exactly plentiful!

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Looking really good! Looks like you're really getting close to the light at the end of the long tunnel this car has been in!

 

Out of curiosity, Jamie, were you able to salvage the very fragile plastic interior door handle/pulls? 

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Looking really good! Looks like you're really getting close to the light at the end of the long tunnel this car has been in!

 

Out of curiosity, Jamie, were you able to salvage the very fragile plastic interior door handle/pulls? 

 

 

yup! I found them in a bag Steve had labeled "Interior door".....

I cleaned them gently back to new. damn these things are sketchy. (fragile)

 

uh!!! a real bitch to install!  took forever to get the passenger side door card and pull installed.

 

next up is the driver side. (I'm scared.....)

 

many curse words.

 

more than one beer.

 

but dammit one side is done!! :)

 

(installation is totally blind... and a real buggar!)    :D  :P

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Fixed the valve cover leak and let the hubby take her out for drive #2!

 

 

I guess next up is to have the radiator repaired... then off she goes for exhaust work!

 

:D

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It's great to see this project nearly there. I've followed it for years and I'm really glad to see it running down the road. Keep up the good work.  :D

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Looking good ... :)

 

P.S. - I'm wondering if you are putting the 'bumpers' back on ?

 

Cheers, Bantum ...

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Looking good ... :)

 

P.S. - I'm wondering if you are putting the 'bumpers' back on ?

 

Cheers, Bantum ...

 

 

I'd love to put the bumpers on but the mounting points were intentionally filled and removed from the car during the body work.

 

I've got to come up with something non OE and a bit different.

 

Will require some thinking.... it's on the laundry list of issues yet to be resolved  :D

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Fujiko with her buddy Boo-Boo.

 

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Small update as not much progress has been made lately. Some new issues have sprung up - won't be super simple to resolve.

 

Transmission is non OE - all bits and pieces of various models/year Subaru.

Something the previous owner was working on in order to obtain taller/different gearing.

 

Slanting of the shift throw itself has been fixed (it was so slanted to the Right that you could not shift the vehicle with the passenger seat in place)

And now that the shifter is functioning, I have learned that we have no reverse. :(

All other gears are smooth, but this car will not go into R at all. Completely locked out.

This won't be fun as I don't know much at all about the inner workings of the trans. Might be time for an expert to take a look.

Need to drop the trans from the car first (not done that yet)

 

Decided to order new re-popped vintage style 3 point seat belts for the car then realized the mounting points for the belts have been removed.

Must have been filled in when the body work was completed.

What to do? Re-tap? somehow? Could be scary if this is not done correctly.

 

Still haven't figured out what to do for front/rear bumpers as the OE mounting points and brackets have been eliminated from the car.

Hate to buy something that "might work" only to learn there's now way to mount it to the car.

 

Need to get in and get an exhaust made but I'm very picky about whom it will be that will do this work.

Good shops are always booked and that's making this part of the journey a bit difficult.

 

Nobody said this would be easy. But it sure is fun :)

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