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 Post subject: Greetings
PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:00 am 

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Location: New Zealand BABY!
I am new here. I see the Subaru section is a little stagnant. Maybe we can liven it up a bit.
I am a happy subscriber of the JNC mag. It is brilliant, top work guys.
I have a few elderly Subaru, these two are my favorites/pride and joys/most presentable.

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Please excuse the crappy quality picture of the Coupe. I havn't had a chance to get anything other than Cellphone pics since fitting the wheels.
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I may update this/go into detail on request.
Enjoying browsing round the site.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:08 am 
Cool cars indeed! The pickup reminds me of one I saw many years ago outside the local Subaru dealership.Old,beige,worn and torn and on the tailgate written with black magic marker: TURBO :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:01 am 
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Yes, more Fuji Heavy representation needed! Excellent cars. Is the BRAT called a Brumby there? Much cooler name, IMO, even though I'm not sure what a brumby is. :)

Welcome to JNC.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:54 am 
Here's what good ole wiki has on "brumby"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brumby
And yes,Subarus are great cars.We've had several in the family.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:09 pm 

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Yeah, mine is a fairly early model, the registration simply calls its a 'SUBARU 1800'. I think the Brumby title was more commonly used in Aussie, but is pretty much loosely used by everyone. I call it a multiple of things.
The brumby, brat, ute, uterus, brown sabbath.. Truck sometimes.

But yeah so far both are good little cars. I've had the ute maybe nearing 3 or 4 years now, it was my first car my parents helped me into. I've had a few others since then and I think I've decided to try and stop now I've got these two.
The GSR I picked up maybe 6-8 months ago at a BARGAIN BARGAIN price, And have since been working her back to road legal status. Currently the car owes me maybe around $800nzd. Good cheap motoring I say.
A slight run down. Its a 1973 Subaru 'GSR'
Originally 1400 dualcarb boxer, with 4speed 'front drive' transaxle. Claimed figures of around ~90bhp, supposedly went well according to the few people who know much about them.
Mine has been repowered with (I feel) a slightly lazy 1600 single carb boxer. Guessing maybe 70hp I am unsure. It goes fairly well, but is a little breathless. Its very low geared, 4000rpm at 100km/h (60mph). The tacho redlines at nearly 7000rpm, which I reakon is pretty good for some 70's tech. I havn't dared try the 1600 towards those limits.

I was linked over here from Oldschool.co.nz also

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:22 pm 

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I absolutely love the GSR! The front end of the brat looks exactly like my 78 wagon i recently sold. Is that a 78 also?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:27 pm 

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The ute is an '81, The last year to have that shape for the ute, and first year for the 1800 and high and low range. The ute had done an original 64000km when I got it. Shes just clicked over 100000km a few months ago.
since getting the first one.... well......

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:30 pm 

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I'm going to start flooding this with the pics I've got. I'm procrastinating studying

First pics on her maiden voyage home
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:58 pm 

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The interior of Brumby
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assorted random shots
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I had the exhaust redone a few months back, orig item was full of kinks, bends etc. Now its a wrx... Kinda. It sounds alright anyway.
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The yellow one is full of rust, but has an interesting paint scheme.
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The red one is also full of rust, and now pranged up...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:07 pm 

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Brumby in the big city
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Horrible things have been seen
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This always makes me chuckle
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:15 pm 

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And the GSR
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I had to do some rust work in the floor for a WOF.
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Its not the best work, but it'll do.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:18 pm 

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And maybe this evening Ill post up some of the previous ones I've had, there are only a few.

Whats the dealio with these prize things also?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:31 pm 

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My wagon was an 1800 with 4wd but without the high low range.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:20 pm 

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interesting. I've never heard of that option. Do you have any pictures/story etc to go with your wagon?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:47 pm 
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Whoa, great pics! Thanks for posting all of them. I think the last BRAT I saw with the bed cover had to have been 20 years ago.

And Brumble Bee. That's genius! :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:55 am 
"Like a spirited woman who yearns to be tamed" "Surround yourself with the lushness of her interior appointments" Goodness gracious! I'm surprised the moderators let that pass. Who wrote that ad,the Hugh Hefner ad agency? :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:58 pm 
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looks like a usmb'er found this site too lol

just found it myself


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:15 am 

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As the GSR stands now. It may still get lowered a little bit.
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Looks very Mad Max in that shot.

I am obsessed with those movies.

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lol you and I both, gotta love those movies

a lil off topic but there is a guy near here somewhere that has a replica Pursuit car from the original mad max movie, I have only seen it once though


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