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 Post subject: 1970 Subaru 360 Van
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:28 pm 

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Location: Phoenix, Arizona USA
Here is my latest addition to the small car family. We have others in the Mazda section.
[img][img]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u251/azfast1/CIMG6298.jpg[/img]
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:06 am 

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Fantsatic! Is it LHD, and if so did they actually sell them in the USA?! :shock: Not exactly big is it......


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:24 pm 

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Subaru's were imported to the USA in the late 60's by Malcom Bricklin. They were left hand drive, mine was bought from a nice lady who used it for daily transportation for 20 years! In her later years she became afraid to drive it in traffic. Scares me too!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:49 pm 
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I hope your wife is like 6,4. Or else that is a tiny car :shock:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:21 pm 
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Nice van! I have a 360 sedan. You get used to driving it traffic after a while, I just avoid 4 lane highways etc. and don't take it on long trips.
If you haven't already, check out www.subaru360club.org

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:41 am 

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Is it me, or does it look like it runs a lot of positive camber at the back?!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:01 pm 
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Great van! I bet inside it feels a lot bigger than it looks from the outside.

They do have weird positive camber, check this brochure for the Sambar out: http://my.reset.jp/~inu/ProductsDataBas ... SAMBAR.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:12 pm 
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The 360's do have a lot of positive camber in the back. Once you get in and there is some weight in the car it gets much better. It's really noticable if you jack it up and then let it down, you have to roll it back and forth and bounce it before it settles.

They have a swing axle in the back with no outer u joint so the camber changes a lot with suspension movement.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:21 am 

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What a great little van - even cuter than Mrs Azfast!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:58 pm 

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The van with its little brothers!
[img][img]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u251/azfast1/CIMG6425.jpg[/img][/img]


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:04 pm 
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I'm afraid you can't post any more pics of your cars... the strange noises I make when I see them scare my girlfriend and she's about to call the doctor!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:10 pm 

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How about a photo of a car of one of your fellow countrymen, Arie Luyendyk, I collect Indy cars as well.
[img][img]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u251/azfast1/indy4.jpg[/img][/img]


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:21 pm 
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hmmm, pizza... nice set of cars with great Ameri-Dutch history! Do you race them as well or are there no possibilities for outdated-but-not-yet-old-enough-to-be-really-classic-Indy racecars?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:39 pm 

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azfast1 wrote:
How about a photo of a car of one of your fellow countrymen, Arie Luyendyk, I collect Indy cars as well.
[img][img]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u251/azfast1/indy4.jpg[/img][/img]


Now you're just showing off!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:30 pm 

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Ok, I'm showing off!! The Indy cars have display motors in them and the little Japanese cars at least run!


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 Post subject: Subaru 360 van
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 4:43 pm 

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Wow, my wifes 1970 Van won best Subaru at the 27th annual Unique Little Car Show in California ! I thought it would take 3rd place out of 3!


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 Post subject: Re: Subaru 360 van
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 12:51 am 

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azfast1 wrote:
Wow, my wifes 1970 Van won best Subaru at the 27th annual Unique Little Car Show in California ! I thought it would take 3rd place out of 3!


Well done! Fantastic!
I told you it was cute.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:51 am 
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Indy cars??? You suck! :) That's very cool. Color me green, even if they don't run!

The Subaru 360 family is very cool. I definitely dig the van! I'd drive it in traffic, but then again I've driven Minis for a few years now. You just gotta get a really REALLY loud horn to keep the idiots honest.


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 Post subject: Nice Van
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:29 pm 
Check this out. 69 Van hits 60+mph


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=y60LHF8NwYs


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:44 pm 
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gotta love the sambars lol there is a couple trucks running around here and the Hood River County fairgrounds has one too!

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