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by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello...I'm a new member, from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Owner of 1969- 360
Replies: 8
Views: 3886

Re: Hello...I'm a new member, from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Owner of 1969- 360

Welcome to The Club! Were many of these
imported to Puerto Rico? If you have the
VIN I would like to add it to the master list
of 360s still currently owned, it will be
K111L+ 4 or 5 digits, you can e-mail it
to me at your convenience.

Ed Parsil in Tucson AZ
by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New 360 Member
Replies: 21
Views: 7793

Re: New 360 Member

The truck I had from 1983-1996 was
tricked out as a fire truck, you can find
it in the member's 360s section, it did
not have decals on the doors so that
one in the photo is not it unless it was
"redecorated" by the current owner in NH.

And I have NEVER left the club :shock:

Ed
by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New 360 Member
Replies: 21
Views: 7793

Re: New 360 Member

Welcome to The Club from Tucson AZ where today
it is rainy, in the low 40s, with a hard freeze
expected for the next 4 nights!

Ed
by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Subaru 360 owner in Michigan!
Replies: 47
Views: 17715

Re: New Subaru 360 owner in Michigan!

Read P. 50-52 in BOOK OF REPRINTS
which tells how to test and adjust your
oil pump.

If it does not turn easily (ALWAYS TURN
COUNTERCLOCKWISE) by hand
see P. 350 which tells how to recondition
it. If you have any question about this
process or want me to do it please
E-MAIL ME.

Ed
by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Subaru 360 owner in Michigan!
Replies: 47
Views: 17715

Re: New Subaru 360 owner in Michigan!

Steve - see P. 360 in BOOK OF REPRINTS
for a source of new brake flex lines.

It's not just cracks on the outside that make
these risky to use but plugging inside due
to decades of contaminated brake fluid.

If you can blow thru them with compressed
air you can tell if they are restricted inside.

Ed
by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Subaru 360 owner in Michigan!
Replies: 47
Views: 17715

Re: New Subaru 360 owner in Michigan!

Welcome to The Club! The last 360s were made in early 1970 but many dealers who had them left over until 1971 licensed them as 1971s. Original radios were comparatively rare, see P. 192 in BOOK OF REPRINTS Do not argue with your DMV about this, they hate to be wrong about anything. If the shifter ha...
by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member
Replies: 11
Views: 4581

Re: New member

Mike - welcome to The Club! I used 145x10 radials on my 360s for more than 40 years, along with the 350/400x 10 tubes with 90 degree valves that you already found (Honda scooter) It is possible to convert your autoclutch to 4-speed but you will need the complete transaxle, including crankshaft and c...
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 3989

Re: New to the Forum

Welcome to The Club!

If you have the old speedo cable save the ends, everything else can
be replaced with generic parts.

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello! New Subaru 360 owner in MD
Replies: 18
Views: 6407

Re: Hello! New Subaru 360 owner in MD

Welcome to The Club! If you have an "iffy' oil pump see P. 350 in BOOK OF REPRINTS and if you are not sure about doing it yourself I still do these for members. If your oil pump is broken or totally missing I have one good unit ready to go. Please E-MAIL ME if I can help and use large (18) font. Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: ittybitty360 in Minnesota. Help me with my decision please!
Replies: 24
Views: 9363

Re: ittybitty360 in Minnesota. Help me with my decision please!

Welcome to The Club! I think Chris White has the van you want, I have known him for decades and seen pix of the van. I drove one like it for more than 40 years. It never let me down. I only sold it because I was getting too old to do the preventive maintenance that any vintage car needs to keep it r...
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Kentucky. 360 sedan owner here.
Replies: 14
Views: 5372

Re: Hello from Kentucky. 360 sedan owner here.

145X10

WELCOME TO THE CLUB JODY

We are all here to help. If your carburetor
or oil pump needs rebuilding I still do that,
or you can do it yourself, instructions in
the BOOK OF REPRINTS, available for free
download.

Ed Parsil in Tucson AZ
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Subaru 360 Micro Van Owner here in So-Cal; ISO Parts&Mechanic
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

Re: New Subaru 360 Micro Van Owner here in So-Cal; ISO Parts&Mechanic

Jeff - welcome to The Club! I drove a 360 van almost every day for 40+ years and it never let me down. You will have lots of fun when you get it on the road! 5 years ago I could still have done the work on yours, now at 81 I can still get down and get under but can't get up again! Ed Parsil in Tucso...
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: (Another) New member for Upstate NY
Replies: 7
Views: 3512

Re: (Another) New member for Upstate NY

Welcome to The Club!
If you are near Norwich there is a
great car museum there. All sizes
and if you are lucky the O-WE-GO
(made in Owego NY) will be on display,
looks like the inspiration for the Messerscmitt

Ed Parsil in Tucson AZ
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Subaru van Owner from Kentucky
Replies: 17
Views: 6705

Re: New Subaru van Owner from Kentucky

Welcome to The Club!
Hope you get to drive your van every day
for 40+ years like I did!
Get the BOOK OF REPRINTS, item on this
website tells how to download it free.
It will answer 95+% of all your Subaru 360
questions.

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from Irving, TX
Replies: 4
Views: 2354

Re: New member from Irving, TX

Welcome to The Club!
We are here to help, that's why we formed the Club.
First, if you don't have the Book of Reprints, this
Website will tell you how to download it free and it
will answer 95+% of all your restoration questions.

Get in touch with some of the other members near
you also,

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member from Fargo, ND
Replies: 16
Views: 5977

Re: New Member from Fargo, ND

Bob - welcome to The Club!
If you haven't got the Book of Reprints yet
this Website tells how to get it free and it
will answer 95+% of all your questions about
your Favorite Vehicle :D

We are all here to help get - and .keep each others'
360s on the road

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from Woodinville Wa Looking for Stanley
Replies: 8
Views: 3718

Re: New member from Woodinville Wa Looking for Stanley

Cyrus - Welcome to The Club.

Last I heard a member in MA had one for
sale, E-MAIL me and use large (18) font
please, if you would like more on this one
and want to ship one that far.

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Joe from Florida
Replies: 10
Views: 4347

Re: Joe from Florida

Joe - welcome to The Club! We are all in it
to keep 360s on the road and running on
BOTH cylinders. :D

Get to know the members who are near you,
check the ROSTER

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member From the Chicago Burbs
Replies: 34
Views: 11494

Re: New Member From the Chicago Burbs

I have the '65 parts book (in Japanese)
that shows the convertible top assy

It's on P. 49 of BOR or I can probably make
a scan with higher resolution and e-mail it
if someone wants it - also 2 pix of convertible
on P. 71 BOR

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member From the Chicago Burbs
Replies: 34
Views: 11494

Re: New Member From the Chicago Burbs

The ragtop assembly (frame, linkage, latches, mounts, hardware, top and rubber extrusion) look to be good simple design, all we need is a car to take a few measurements. So far I can't find a car with the top up to see how much they down sized the rear window. Bottom line this a very doable project...
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member From the Chicago Burbs
Replies: 34
Views: 11494

Re: New Member From the Chicago Burbs

Tom - welcome to The Club!
We exist to help one another
keep our 360s on the road and
running on BOTH cylinders.

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Fraternal Subaru 360 Twins in Texas
Replies: 13
Views: 5590

Re: Fraternal Subaru 360 Twins in Texas

Welcome to The Club!

You have the ideal setup -
when you wonder if a part is misbehaving on
one car you can borrow the good part from the
other car and see if that is what you need to
replace on the first one 8)

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member Shelton Wa
Replies: 28
Views: 9714

Re: New member Shelton Wa

straps over the front trailing arms and rear axles or rear trailing arms do not tie down the rear crossmember as too much stress can bend it! The trailer I built to haul 360s had 2 9" channels spaced to fit the wheels and angle irons bolted in the channels in front of the front tires and behind the ...
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member Shelton Wa
Replies: 28
Views: 9714

Re: New member Shelton Wa

I read your other thread first, the PEANUT is
one of the 2 Mort Smit created.

Puller is only needed for rear drums.
Several alternatives in BOOK OF REPRINTS
indexed BRAKE SYSTEM/DRUM REMOVAL (rear)

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Photo of my 360 modified
Replies: 7
Views: 3514

Re: Photo of my 360 modified

Very cool and unique!
Mort Smit used sedan front
and pickup rear to make 360s
about that length that would go in
the luggage compartment of a
Greyhound Bus or similar motor home.
I drove one in Las Vegas back in 1986
and it was loads of fun!

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: West Texas 360
Replies: 7
Views: 3525

Re: West Texas 360

Welcome to The Club!
You definitely need the BOOK OF REPRINTS,
keep trying.
Once you get it on the road and out in the
West Texas wind, the dust will not collect as
fast :D

Ed Parsil in dusty Tucson AZ
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Upstate NY
Replies: 15
Views: 6495

Re: Greetings from Upstate NY

Welcome to The Club! Your 360 looks good considering what it has been through! Since the engine turns over you are well on the way to getting it on the road. Remove both spark plugs, put about a teaspoon full of 2-stroke oil down each hole, and turn the engine over by hand several times. Then replac...
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Silicon Valley 1970 Sambar owner!
Replies: 19
Views: 7231

Re: Silicon Valley 1970 Sambar owner!

Quite a fleet there!

Welcome, all of you!

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi From The UK !
Replies: 16
Views: 6403

Re: Hi From The UK !

Welcome!

A member here in Tucson has a RHD 360 sedan
that he brought home from Okinawa at
least 35 years ago.

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member and owner or 69 Sambar
Replies: 16
Views: 5084

Re: New member and owner or 69 Sambar

In Tucson 2nd weekend this April, see
MEETS AND EVENTS category for full details.

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member and owner or 69 Sambar
Replies: 16
Views: 5084

Re: New member and owner or 69 Sambar

Were you at the Unique Little Car Show in Pomona
last spring?

Ed
by subaru360nut
5 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member from Tri-Cities, WA
Replies: 20
Views: 8644

Re: New Member from Tri-Cities, WA

Welcome to The Club! When we lived in NJ I would go to the NY Auto Show every year, that's where I saw my first Subaru 360 and also first Tempo Matador (a van) and also a Commer van, of the 3 it seems more Subaru 360s actually were sold here and I have had my 360 van since Feb. 1975 and drive it eve...
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Dallas!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 9043

Re: Greetings from Dallas!!!

Welcome to The Club, we are here to help

Ed Parsil in Tucson AZ
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from San Diego California!
Replies: 13
Views: 5839

Re: Hello from San Diego California!

Welcome to The Club. James Bond!

It's about time you got something more ecomomiacal
than the Aston Martin.

Our reason for being is to help one another keep out
360s on the road and running on BOTH cylinders.

Ed Parsil in Tucson AZ
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Expired listings
Replies: 5
Views: 3371

Expired listings

Just catching up on what I missed since we went to Tacoma.
Last category I went to was e-bay/craigslist and there were
about 30 I had not seen yet. About 25 of those the listings
had expired.

Would it save space on the website to delete any posting
that has expired?

Ed
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello from ca may be in over my head!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2897

Re: hello from ca may be in over my head!!

Welcome to The Club! Get the Book of Reprints if you don't already have it. Free download for Club members. Before you work on ANYTHING mechanical, brakes, power unit, etc, look in the INDEX for that system and read the articles about it. Avoid making mistakes that others have already made with thei...
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello From Michigan
Replies: 24
Views: 10670

Re: Hello From Michigan

Outside or inside door handles????

E-mail me.

Ed Parsil, Tucson AZ, see Roster for e-mail address.
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Miami FL
Replies: 11
Views: 4900

Re: Hello from Miami FL

Welcome to The Club!
It wasn't my van since mine is still in Tucson
where I drive it every day :D

Do not take much camber out of the rear wheels!

Center of the rear torsion bars must be 10 - 10 3/16"
from the floor (pavement) for proper wheel
alignment, front 10 5/8" - 11"

Ed Parsil
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the Club and new project!
Replies: 11
Views: 4657

Re: New to the Club and new project!

Welcome to The Club!

If you will e-mail me the VIN from your Young
I will get it on the master list and if it is
already there I can tell you who and where
the previous owner(s) were.

Ed Parsil in Tucson AZ
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from Palm Springs California.
Replies: 35
Views: 13754

Re: New member from Palm Springs California.

PS - I have good front wheel bearings if yours do not
clean up.

Ed
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from Palm Springs California.
Replies: 35
Views: 13754

Re: New member from Palm Springs California.

We use a local company to reline the shoes. You have to specify thickness, IF your drums have been turned it's thicker. 5/32" and 3/16" maybe? Ed knows the two numbers; I can never remember and have to look it up every darn time. Welcome to the Club! These numbers are right, 5/32" for uncut drums, ...
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member with a new truck Project
Replies: 12
Views: 6611

Re: New Member with a new truck Project

Welcome to The Club, Jerry!
Get to know the other members in your
area, especially Mark Hatten in Portland
(see roster for all contacts)
Hope to meet you at the big show in
Tacoma in July.

Ed Parsil in Tucson AZ
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member in MS
Replies: 12
Views: 5155

Re: New Member in MS

Welcome to The Club!

Great looking 360 sedan!

Ed
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Member Locality Identification
Replies: 56
Views: 22045

Re: Member Locality Identification

That's what my Globe shows :lol:

Ed
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Member Locality Identification
Replies: 56
Views: 22045

Re: Member Locality Identification

Directly under it :D

Ed
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: How to locate Vin Number on 360 sedan
Replies: 22
Views: 10489

Re: How to locate Vin Number on 360 sedan

My reply on this disappeared too.
Remove the spare tire, look at the metal
"crossmember" below where the tire was,
wash it if necessary
THERE IS THE VIN, STAMPED IN THE METAL;


Ed
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member in NC
Replies: 8
Views: 3614

Re: New member in NC

Looks like my reply disappeared during the outage,
welcome to the Club, E-MAIL me when you have time.

Ed Parsil, see Roster under AZ for my e-mail
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My 360 story....so far.
Replies: 14
Views: 6098

Re: My 360 story....so far.

Welcome to The Club, see you in Tacoma in July

Ed
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member in Ventura, California
Replies: 42
Views: 16966

Re: New Member in Ventura, California

Kyle - Welcome to The Club! Saw a lot of Club people at Pomona, hope you were one of them! If not come to Tucson next Apriol 10-12 for the 35th event in the longest-running series of Little Car meets in the US! Just come anyway, at my age every time I meet somebody it is like the first time :shock: Ed
by subaru360nut
6 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New 360 pick-up owner in OC
Replies: 15
Views: 6659

Re: New 360 pick-up owner in OC

Solomon - welcome to The Club!

Did you go to UofA?

If you ever get to Tucson let me know and I'll
make sure we can get together.

If not before next April 10-12, the SW Unique
Little Car Meet will be here, 35th year. You
will enjoy it, bring your piokup if you can.

Ed