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Subaru MV284 fixing up again.


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#31 OFFLINE   Joey spud

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:52 AM

My inner ball joints (drum sticks) have had a bit of play in them for years.


Inner and outter balljoints are sometimes found on ebay so are brake pads but discs are very hard to find and are often incorrectly listed and are the smaller early pick up non vented ones.


Rockauto in the U.S have everything you need and if you try to order parts from the same warehouse (A,B,C) then the postage isn't too bad.


I use an '86 brat as my look up.



https://www.rockauto... hub,rotor,1896


https://www.rockauto...,brake pad,1684


https://www.rockauto...ie rod end,7428

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#32 ONLINE   Anglevan


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:44 PM

Another thumbs up for rock auto. I sourced all my parts from there. Only rear shoes were wrong as the US brats have smaller back brakes. I managed to source a rear disc set up so that solved that issue. In the process of fitting a new fuel tank in mine and a steering arm for the mot.
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#33 OFFLINE   Joey spud

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 11:16 PM


Finally decent weather today so i got outside and played Subaru.
I had previously cleaned the oil and crap from the front cross member and now decided to get the hoist out and swing the gearbox back in.



I then fitted the new driveshafts but left them loose in the hubs so i could raise the box up higher than normal if needed to fit the engine.


I don't have a levelling bar so again used my best b+q blue string.
I got the engines angle of attack a bit wrong but it's only a short arse thing so i was able to tilt the gearbox up enough to make them match .

With the hand brake on and the gearbox in first gear to stop the input shaft turning all it needed was a spanner turning the crank via the front pulley and a bit of vigorous shaking / cussing to get everything mated together without any drama.

I'm well happy with getting the heavy bits dropped back in this afternoon as i had only planned on refitting the gearbox.

The engine crane lives up the far end of the garden and it churns up the lawn big time whenever i drag it up and down to the front of the house so that task is now ticked off.


I do love a bit of simple,well designed Japanese engineering and as i get older my joints are now creaking so i dont have the patience / mojo for doing big jobs on fiddly ill thought out European stuff anymore.


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