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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

She is back and better than ever!
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I enlisted ISP for the repairs because I wanted everything done right, and they happen to have a bodywork genius under their roof. They did not disappoint.
The paint matching, attention to detail, and all the little extras, made for one of the best shop experiences I've had in a long, long time.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

Woo! Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

Perfect stance. Beautiful car. I'll bet that thing scoots!! Twisted Evil

Congrats!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

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Perfect stance. Beautiful car. I'll bet that thing scoots!! Twisted Evil

Congrats!!


Thanks! It moves pretty good.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:45 am    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

Updates; I have been on a quest to make this swap look as stock as possible. That said, I can't have the intake and alternator sticking up out of the back like this. It's time to make it so the engine lid is back where it belongs. I'll also have a fully operational oil fill/dipstick in the stock location.
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Chop, chop
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Stainless part of the intake
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Old exhaust was in the way, so getting a custom, stainless one
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

I love what you're doing with this beast and look forward to watching this all come together. Nice work!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

Oh daYum! A kuston intake? Man you have it bad for this little fasty Cool

Nice work on the clean up.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

I love it. We have a 71 fasty that we are going to swap in a turbo subbie. Yours will give us plenty of ideas. Keep it up.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:07 am    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

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I love it. We have a 71 fasty that we are going to swap in a turbo subbie. Yours will give us plenty of ideas. Keep it up.


Wait 'til you see in a few weeks! I've got some stuff coming that I have seen on no other swap. It's going to be sweet.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

DO IT!!!! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:45 am    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

Once you get to the point in a project where you have to hire someone to do the things you don't have the skills to do, you have to be patient. For me, that's mostly fabrication and bodywork. Unfortunately, those are the things that take the longest . . .
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject: Updates!!! Reply with quote

So the fasty is getting closer and closer to being "done". Andy the suby swap guy (littlebuggie) has been cleaning up the install quite a bit. Check it out:

Radiator is completely sealed and hidden now
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Intake sucking air from the stock location, with filter box. Also notice the fully functional dipstick/oil fill
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And most importantly, the engine fits under the cover now
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: Updates!!! Reply with quote

Bliss13 wrote:
So the fasty is getting closer and closer to being "done". Andy the suby swap guy (littlebuggie) has been cleaning up the install quite a bit. Check it out:

Radiator is completely sealed and hidden now
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Intake sucking air from the stock location, with filter box. Also notice the fully functional dipstick/oil fill
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And most importantly, the engine fits under the cover now
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Now that IS beautiful. It all fitting under the deck is a bonus. Love the "re-use" of the air vents into a fresh air intake. Nice job of repackaging.

Up front being sealed off like, where do you add/top off fluid at? Also, are you going to add a "real" heater? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Updates!!! Reply with quote

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Now that IS beautiful. It all fitting under the deck is a bonus. Love the "re-use" of the air vents into a fresh air intake. Nice job of repackaging.

Up front being sealed off like, where do you add/top off fluid at? Also, are you going to add a "real" heater? Wink


The fill is under the shroud. It will take loosing a few screws to get to . . .
I don't think I will be adding a heater or ac to this one. I have a subi in my vanagon, and that will get the full climate control treatment
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:44 am    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

Very nice work!! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

A little better . . .
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:45 am    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

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Radiator/cooling upgrade

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nice swap man looking killer, have a question do you know what radiator you using. im in the process doing a swap on my 66 square , just want get all the info i need so i dont run to any issues. thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

Thanks man. I was using an ebay/chinese unit, but now using dodge neon. This is the third cooling system redo, and I am probably going to change it again at some point.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

cool man , is there a reason why you switching radiator's or just the setup in the front you don't like.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: '67 Subaru Powered Fastback (It's Alive!) Reply with quote

YO MAMA wrote:
cool man , is there a reason why you switching radiator's or just the setup in the front you don't like.

Honestly, I like the last set up much better(aesthetically). But the latest setup runs a little cooler since it is sealed better.
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