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 Post subject: 1973 Subaru GSR
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:39 am 

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Location: New Zealand BABY!
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.

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

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

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

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Still not right.

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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!

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Competed in the friendly gymkhana

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Car ownership is fun.
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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Subaru GSR
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:05 am 

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

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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Subaru GSR
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:55 am 

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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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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Subaru GSR
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:36 am 

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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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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Subaru GSR
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:15 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Subaru GSR
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:56 pm 
Thanks for the pics! I need motivation like this to get my GL done. Nice selection of wheels too!

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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Subaru GSR
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:26 am 

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

Love it!


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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Subaru GSR
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:09 am 

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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/waimaks/GSR%20coupe/IMG_20120411_132741.jpg


http://s8.photobucket.com/user/waimaks/media/GSR%20coupe/VID_20120406_151538.mp4.html

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

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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Subaru GSR
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:10 am 

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Here it is with its other friend also.
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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Subaru GSR
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:22 pm 
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I love your Subaru, but I really need the car behind it... :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Subaru GSR
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:37 pm 
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Mega-cool!!! 8)
I remember these from the mid-80's when I lived in Bahrain with my parents. From memory there were quite a few around, but I haven't seen one for ages. To the point where I'd all but forgotten they even exsisted.
Always cool to have a good selection of period alloys to swap between. Especially the Watanabe (original or look-a-likes??) look awesome on it...
Would love to own one of these here in Hong Kong - pretty sure it would be the only one in the country... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Subaru GSR
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:19 am 
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This car is a beauty!! :tu: What are your plans for it engine wise? All stock or? I'd love to see one of these give the Celica's and RX-3's a run for their money on the track!

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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Subaru GSR
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Updates!

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 Post subject: Re: 1973 Subaru GSR
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:11 am 

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Nothing happening currently sorry. I don't have any workspace at the moment. Trying to remedy that.
Most recently I've been working on/evaluating the Ute, its pretty toast.

See page 2 on this NZ forum.
http://oldschool.co.nz/2011/forum/index.php?/topic/20152-johnnyfives-1981-subaru-brumby/

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