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so how hot does your exhaust get?I wouldn't like to try to attach a tow strap to the clevis only to get my hand burned.

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so how hot does your exhaust get?I wouldn't like to try to attach a tow strap to the clevis only to get my hand burned.

 

Not that hot at all ..makes a good hand warmer though :Flame:. The muffler is so big and aluminized with dual outlets it dissapates well...

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Hey Greg, I'm pretty much a neighbor to you (I'm in Sherwood).

 

I would love to see the hatch sometime and check out some of your wheelin' places! My Forester is wanting some mud really bad.

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Hey Greg, I'm pretty much a neighbor to you (I'm in Sherwood).

 

I would love to see the hatch sometime and check out some of your wheelin' places! My Forester is wanting some mud really bad.

 

Were headin' out sat round 11am at newberg fred meyers(fuel station)

Mt.Hebo camp / sand lake on sun...

 

call me 503-314-7535

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I'm going out to the gorge on Sunday for some light wheelin before we go to Browns Camp on march 18th. But I'll talk to the guy I'm going with to see if he would be interested.

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I got some cheap ebay projector headlamps (h4) for $28

plus they have a blue 194 marker which is kewl..

Team cf gave me the hella wiring conversion connectors..

 

 

 

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Little update to continue this thread being the new owner of legendary Scooby Climbs 84' Subaru GL...

 

I went with the:

K&N Apollo Cold Air Intake Systems Universal

 

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Stone For 96-03 Toyota 90 series Landcruiser Prado Snorkel Air Intake Snorkeling

 

 

Most challenging part was getting everything to fit and find the proper adapters, but I found some at the local hardware store and in my tool box.

 

 

Also had to reroute one of the hoses from the idle control valve and had to relocate one of the plastic fittings on the intake piping.

 

They say that the intake head is designed to be in forward position with escape channels that the ram air forces the dissipated water particles to drain from, but I don't trust it and drive with it faced aft just in case. Other wise, I have not integrated a drain hole yet. As long as I periodically clean the air filter it should be fine.

 

 

Anyways enjoy the pictures!:banana:

 

 

Bryan

 

 

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Whoa! Had no idea you were selling it G!! Thanks for keeping the thread alive and sweet additions subaruman5!

 

That's a good rig. I have old footage from the hatch's first 'clean' run of firebreak 5!

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For those wondering why I sold my beloved hatchie..

It came down to safety with my son riding in the back.

As well as needing space for multi day wheel in trips.

 

Bryan is a good friend and was the perfect candidate for sharing the love of the hatchie.

In fact he got his first taste of wheelin in it.

 

Ride on...

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Update 14 January 2015:

 

The 1984 Subaru GL is still alive and well. Here is the current modification list and some updated photos. I recently also launched a website www.subaru-adventures.com to share the trips with the GL hatch and also Cmiller's 1992 Subaru Loyale which went through a major transformation from when I purchased it in 2013.

 

Enjoy,

 

Bryan

 

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Engine:


  • 90’ Subaru Legacy 2.2L Engine (Automatic Transmission) (180,000 December 2012)
  • New Timing Belt
  • 90′ Subaru Legacy Lower Radiator Hoses on Upper/Lower Positions
  • 90’ Subaru Legacy Dual Washer Squirters in Hood
  • 92’ Subaru Loyale 1.8L MPFI Fuel Pump
  • Fuel Pump from 92’ Subaru Loyale multiport Fuel Injected. Only
    external fuel pump Subaru made for multi port engines that will work
    with the ej swap. Custom bolted in.
  • 03’ Subaru Outback H6 100amp Alternator
  • Starter 5sp ea82 1.8 liter
  • Exhaust 2” straight pipe with minicooper muffler. Alta R56 Muffler

Suspension/Steering:


  • 84’ Subaru Wagon Front Springs (GL)
  • 86’ Subaru RX – Rear Disc Brakes
  • 89’ Isuzu Trooper II Wheels 6 Lug Conversion
  • 89’ Isuzu Trooper II Wheel studs/lugnuts torque 75 ft/lbs
  • Tyre pressure 32 psi on street – offroad 22psi
  • Front axles and drive train 84’ Subaru GL 1.8L 4×4
  • CV axle nut torques 145 ft/lbs

Transmission:


  • 89’ Subaru GL Touring Wagon 5spd Dual Range Transmission (199,000 miles)
  • 89’ Subaru XT6 Pressure Plate (Pull Style) / Release Bearing 5spd
  • 95’ Subaru Legacy Clutch. You can use xt6 clutch or GL duel range 5spd
  • SJR EJ to EA Adapter Plate
  • Flywheel 5sp ea82
  • 89’ Subaru GL 2pc. Driveline (Rear Custom Cut)
  • Rear Differential from Subaru 86’ RX converted to a 3.9. Originally was 3.7 lsd.
  • Hybrid axles ea81 shafts and ea82 DOJ Duel offset Joint cups from early Legacy

Interior:


  • 83’ Subaru GL Coupe Power Windows/Mirrors
  • 98’ Subaru Outback Front Seats
  • Defrost in back window
  • Door panels stock, but repainted. Top portion passenger came from 83’ Coupe Subaru

Exterior:


  • 90’ Subaru Legacy Mirror Switch
  • 98’ Subaru 2.5RS Hood Vents
  • LED Lights in Corner
  • Washer pump from 90’ Legacy

Electronics:


  • Fuseable links for electrical system on r/h side
  • Terminal strip for battery on r/h side
  • Main Fuse panel under drive column
  • Secure rocker switch under drive column
  • Right hand window relay under passenger glove box
  • ECU Test Plugs
  • Main ignition relay Top
  • Fuel ignition relay Bottom
  • Relays are for overhead and fog lights on fire wall passenger side

Modification Photos:

http://subaru-adventures.com/current-mod-list-of-84-subaru-gl-hatch/

 

Photo Gallery Here:

http://subaru-adventures.com/subaru-builds/84-gl-gallery/

 

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Update 14 January 2015:

 

The 1984 Subaru GL is still alive and well. Here is the current modification list and some updated photos. I recently also launched a website www.subaru-adventures.com to share the trips with the GL hatch and also Cmiller's 1992 Subaru Loyale which went through a major transformation from when I purchased it in 2013.

 

Enjoy,

 

Bryan

 

192561_10151182948013124_1383535449_o.jp

 

Engine:

  • 90’ Subaru Legacy 2.2L Engine (Automatic Transmission) (180,000 December 2012)
  • New Timing Belt
  • 90′ Subaru Legacy Lower Radiator Hoses on Upper/Lower Positions
  • 90’ Subaru Legacy Dual Washer Squirters in Hood
  • 92’ Subaru Loyale 1.8L MPFI Fuel Pump
  • Fuel Pump from 92’ Subaru Loyale multiport Fuel Injected. Only

    external fuel pump Subaru made for multi port engines that will work

    with the ej swap. Custom bolted in.

  • 03’ Subaru Outback H6 100amp Alternator
  • Starter 5sp ea82 1.8 liter
  • Exhaust 2” straight pipe with minicooper muffler. Alta R56 Muffler

Suspension/Steering:

  • 84’ Subaru Wagon Front Springs (GL)
  • 86’ Subaru RX – Rear Disc Brakes
  • 89’ Isuzu Trooper II Wheels 6 Lug Conversion
  • 89’ Isuzu Trooper II Wheel studs/lugnuts torque 75 ft/lbs
  • Tyre pressure 32 psi on street – offroad 22psi
  • Front axles and drive train 84’ Subaru GL 1.8L 4×4
  • CV axle nut torques 145 ft/lbs

Transmission:

  • 89’ Subaru GL Touring Wagon 5spd Dual Range Transmission (199,000 miles)
  • 89’ Subaru XT6 Pressure Plate (Pull Style) / Release Bearing 5spd
  • 95’ Subaru Legacy Clutch. You can use xt6 clutch or GL duel range 5spd
  • SJR EJ to EA Adapter Plate
  • Flywheel 5sp ea82
  • 89’ Subaru GL 2pc. Driveline (Rear Custom Cut)
  • Rear Differential from Subaru 86’ RX converted to a 3.9. Originally was 3.7 lsd.
  • Hybrid axles ea81 shafts and ea82 DOJ Duel offset Joint cups from early Legacy

Interior:

  • 83’ Subaru GL Coupe Power Windows/Mirrors
  • 98’ Subaru Outback Front Seats
  • Defrost in back window
  • Door panels stock, but repainted. Top portion passenger came from 83’ Coupe Subaru

Exterior:

  • 90’ Subaru Legacy Mirror Switch
  • 98’ Subaru 2.5RS Hood Vents
  • LED Lights in Corner
  • Washer pump from 90’ Legacy

Electronics:

  • Fuseable links for electrical system on r/h side
  • Terminal strip for battery on r/h side
  • Main Fuse panel under drive column
  • Secure rocker switch under drive column
  • Right hand window relay under passenger glove box
  • ECU Test Plugs
  • Main ignition relay Top
  • Fuel ignition relay Bottom
  • Relays are for overhead and fog lights on fire wall passenger side

NOTES/HISTORY:

  • Purchase of Engine: $250.00.
  • EA81 engines were the worst Subaru engine ever built. Subaru fired all engineers who built the EA81.
  • EJ22 engines are non interference.
  • EJ18 reliable engine too for good mileage
  • 100 Subaru EA81 style blank keys – Mountain Tech

    Subaru Shop bought it in Oregon City. One of mechanics working for Richy

    (short guy) in Portland. 30 year old key brand new never cut.

Modification Photos:

http://subaru-adventures.com/current-mod-list-of-84-subaru-gl-hatch/

 

Photo Gallery Here:

http://subaru-adventures.com/subaru-builds/84-gl-gallery/

 

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Nice ride, but the only thing that rivals an ej22s reliability IS the ea81. perhaps this is a typo?

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Oops EA82 I meant. Yes EA81s were actually reliable as I hear than the EA82s. Sorry for the confusion.

no sweat. the EA82 is a great engine for what it is meant for. but this thread I shall hijack no more.

 

I think Subaru Adventures is awesome, keep it up

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