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    1973 Subaru GSR

    OK, so I had a better post, but my carelessness lost it!

    So a few years back I bought a GSR sight unseen off the net for a pretty sharp price.

    It was a lot shinier then, the paint is pretty poor. But, Its no biggie.







    I worked on it slowly/slightly and got it roadworthy/legal + different wheels and strolled about for a while.





    Used it off and on for a while, + new wheels again







    Then I didn't use it for a while, it was a sad time.
    Then I did + new wheels and stuff.





    Still not right.







    I gave myself a deadline to make it to http://www.oldschool.co.nz's yearly nationals a few months ago.
    So a bit of work was carried out and it happened. Have travelled a good few thousand km around most of the north island since May and am driving it to work cause its so cheap to run!







    Competed in the friendly gymkhana













    Car ownership is fun.

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    Re: 1973 Subaru GSR

    That's really cool, never seen one of these before. Details?

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    Re: 1973 Subaru GSR

    Cheers, as far as I know, the GSR was the sportier edition of the 1400 GL Coupe.

    Equipped with 1400cc pushrod EA63 boxer + twincarbs. Quoted ~93bhp @6800rpm
    4 speed.
    Front wheel drive.
    4 Wheel independent suspension, Macpherson strut front and Torsion bar trailing arm rear.
    Boosted discs front, drums rear.

    There is probably a few finer details that set them apart, but nothing too major. These days the GSR's seem to be more common round here than the basic coupes/sedans. But with that said, they're not exactly easy to find. But with that said, they're not exactly very sought after also.

    Mines been re-powered at some stage in its life with a slightly less exciting 1600cc EA71 from a later 1600 Series Leone. Unsure about its power, it has a single carb currently, but I'm working towards getting a set of factory twincarbs fitted which are suited to the 1600, and hopefully livening it up a bit more ;-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiwFQRw6Dzw&t=5m21s

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    Re: 1973 Subaru GSR

    Sweet little car, man! I've been looking for one of these on-off for many years, they have all but completely disappeared. Fond memories of a green GSR I used to try and drag in my hot Fiat 850 many moons ago...it used to belt me every time. The go like a scalded cat in original spec. Keep havin' fun! :tu: :mrgreen:

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    Re: 1973 Subaru GSR

    I've seen a few of these around but never a lowered one. It looks really sharp with a bit of a drop!

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    Thanks for the pics! I need motivation like this to get my GL done. Nice selection of wheels too!

    Mark

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    I would love to see any news or more pictures of this!

    Love it!

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    Re: 1973 Subaru GSR

    No news is good news? Kinda not really.
    I still have the coupe. Its been away in storage for a while due to not having the money/space required to maintain or use it.
    The twincarbs are on it after some hack work. They made more noise and went seemed to free up 5500-6500rpm a bit.
    Cool!

    Can't find the correct twincarb filter housing so have hacked up two lids from a standard setup.
    http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a28...411_132741.jpg


    http://s8.photobucket.com/user/waima...51538.mp4.html

    It participated in another fun trackday in 2012(?) as well.










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    Re: 1973 Subaru GSR

    Here it is with its other friend also.

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    Re: 1973 Subaru GSR

    I love your Subaru, but I really need the car behind it... :mrgreen:

    Quote Originally Posted by waimaks

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