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by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member - SoCal
Replies: 11
Views: 5512

Re: New Member - SoCal

Welcome to The Club! I have taken a lot of front cyls apart with a torch when grease gun method would not budge the pistons. Most cleaned up OK, those that didn't were pitted or scratched and needed to be sleeved anyway. Rear cyls. PRESS apart since they are in a line. I have all sizes of brake seal...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member In Palm Springs California
Replies: 5
Views: 5250

Re: New Member In Palm Springs California

That Zoe Zipper is really cool, I drove Larry Cox's Zoe Zipper at one of the CA SWULC events
and the reverse "gear" is really ingenious :D

I put a story about it in the Newsletter at the time, it's still in the BOR.

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings!! Saving a 360 sambar.
Replies: 9
Views: 5318

Re: Greetings!! Saving a 360 sambar.

Drew - welcome to The Club! We bought a van just like yours in Feb. 1975 and
still drive it every day. The BOOK OF REPRINTS will tell you how to fix and
maintain it so it never lets you down.

Ed Parsil, Tucson AZ
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from the great white nord! :D
Replies: 15
Views: 6827

Re: Hello from the great white nord! :D

Welcome to The Club! I've been thru Duluth several times, have a daughter in Madison WI. If you didn't get the BOOK OF REPRINTS when you joined get it asap, it's available to members online free and at cost on CD or in print, it will answer 99.44% of the questions you ever have, whether mechanical o...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hellow from north carolina!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 8594

Re: Hellow from north carolina!!!!

If you do need a chicken bar, E-MAIL me, I have a spare.

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hellow from north carolina!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 8594

Re: Hellow from north carolina!!!!

Is that the handle that adjusts the front seat forward and back, or the handle that opens the door. or the handle that cranks the window up and down Or the handle that the passenger grabs if he is afraid of your driving? (I know I have the 4th one, and may have the other 3 as well, but no sense hunt...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from eastern PA (originally from Vermont)
Replies: 15
Views: 7165

Re: New member from eastern PA (originally from Vermont)

Melanie - just saw you are in Lancaster. My daughter in Norwich NY saw a Subaru 360 at a car show there early this summer, never met the owner but he is from Lebanon PA - she said the car was in really nice shape. My daughter learned to drive in the '70s and took her driver's license test on our 360...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from eastern PA (originally from Vermont)
Replies: 15
Views: 7165

Re: New member from eastern PA (originally from Vermont)

Melanie - welcome to The Club! If you need any parts just e-mail me and I can e-mail you the lists of what I have. Subaru 360s are extremely reliable if the previous owner didn't do anything detrimental to it and you keep up with a minimum of preventive maintenance. The BOOK OF REPRINTS will be a bi...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member from Minnesota
Replies: 13
Views: 6325

Re: New Member from Minnesota

Spencer- welcome to The Club! You may be able to get a WANTED ad in (always free) the Sept. Newsletter, e-mail it to Brian, the member you sent your membership info and check to. It will get to all 450+ member families, many of them never check this message board but one or more might have a project...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 10
Views: 5202

Re: Introduce yourself

Wayne - welcome to The Club! If you did not get the BOOK OF REPRINTS when you joined, it is available in print or on CD at cost and free online. It is 600+ pages of every technical and historical article we published in the Newsletter since 1979, indexed for easy reference and answers at least 98% o...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from Snohomish, WA!
Replies: 11
Views: 5954

Re: New member from Snohomish, WA!

Tim - Welcome to The Club. Sounds like you already have the factory manuals for Subaru 360. If you get the BOOK OF REPRINTS, with all the technical articles we have printed since 1979 and more, you will have the answers to 98+% of all the questions you will ever have about your 360. And if you have ...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member from Vermont
Replies: 10
Views: 5666

Re: New Member from Vermont

Welcome to The Club! Honda 600 is a 4-stroke front engine car. Subaru 360 is a 2-stroke rear engine car. So when examining a Subaru 360, if you open the front hood and find an engine, it is definitely NOT stock :D The Subaru 360 is a much simpler engine, the first time I put new pistons and cylinder...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: .
Replies: 7
Views: 3207

Re: New member in Anaheim California

Welcome to The Club! We've had our 360 van since Feb. '75 and I still drive it every day. It wasn't the previous owner's attempt at "customizing" that bothered me as much as his attitude toward other 360 people who were at the show in Upland. 95+% of all the questions you may ever have about your va...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Another new guy from Washington Re-Do
Replies: 13
Views: 7633

Re: Another new guy from Washington Re-Do

I am back. Any time I am not on the website for a week or more you can
assume I am out of town.

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Need Distributor Cap - 1969
Replies: 15
Views: 8264

Re: Need Distributor Cap - 1969

You can get Nippon-Denso caps from Steve Caudle in WA, see P. 368 in BOR for complete details.

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: AZ neewbie
Replies: 9
Views: 4734

Re: AZ neewbie

There is a big little car show in the Southwest every year since 1981, it was in Phoenix in
April this year. Lots of great cars there.

If you send me your e-mail I can forward you a short video of about half of them.

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: AZ neewbie
Replies: 9
Views: 4734

Re: AZ neewbie

Welcome to The Club!

I'm in Tucson, did I meet you at the show in Phoenix in April?

If you get down this way come see us.

Ed Parsil
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Wannabe 360 owner
Replies: 28
Views: 12570

Re: Wannabe 360 owner

With that much power going to the back wheels they will spin even on dry
pavement, forget on snow :shock:

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Wannabe 360 owner
Replies: 28
Views: 12570

Re: Wannabe 360 owner

Welcome to The Club, Alaska Guy. When I lived in NJ in the 70s I was on a volunteer First Aid and Rescue Squad, we answered calls from home and met at the HQ where the ambulances and Crash Truck were kept. Ordinarily I could make it to the HQ in about 90 seconds, and there would already be 2 or 3 ot...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from WA
Replies: 10
Views: 5748

Re: Hello from WA

If you will e-mail me I will send the info, don't like to post e-mail addresses on this site, Jim Cave is the one who has them, you can find his info in the Roster under INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS.

eD
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from WA
Replies: 10
Views: 5748

Re: Hello from WA

Chris & Kayla - welcome to The Club!

I have some parts, can e-mail you the lists if you E-MAIL me.

Also a member in southern BC (3 miles from WA) has 2 pickups for sale, both fixer-uppers, I can e-mail you the info if you want it.

Ed Parsil, Tucson AZ
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My First 360!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10973

Re: My First 360!!!

Only with written permission from Chilton. They are EXCERPTS and CONDENSED
articles from the Shop Manuals, which are already available online.

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member hello
Replies: 5
Views: 2927

Re: New member hello

Welcome to The Club! Please do e-mail me the VINs.

Also I can e-mail you my 8-pg parts lists if you e-mail me, I might have something
you can use.

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My First 360!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10973

Re: My First 360!!!

I've had one of those orange Chiltons since I first got my van 37 years ago. Then I gradually acquired all the Subaru manuals and in 1981 got permission from SOA to reprint them, at cost, for Club members only. I still have some reprints left, they are also available online (free) and on CD (at cost...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My First 360!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10973

Re: My First 360!!!

Patrick - your expertise at changing oil will go to waste, since this procedure is never needed on your 360. All you do is ADD a quart of good 2-stroke oil to the oil tank whenever the light on the dash starts blinking (about every 300 miles on average) and the engine recycles it to lubricate itself...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: My First 360!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10973

Re: My First 360!!!

Patrick - welcome to The Club! It is not often I see a Young with the correct wheel covers, but your has them. If you want the hood ornament contact Burt Richmond in IL, he got some remade. I used to have a lot of Young bumper ends, last one left about 10 years ago. Last new Young bumpers went to a ...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: new member from south of ft worth... (cleburne)
Replies: 17
Views: 8488

Re: new member from south of ft worth... (cleburne)

Welcome to the Club! I have a good used front and rear wiring harness for sedan/young, if you e-mail me I can e-mail you my 8-page parts lists. Plug wires are can be bought at any parts store, or if you want to stay 100% original you can use the original bakelite plug ends which are also on my list ...
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from the chilly Northwest
Replies: 14
Views: 6732

Re: New member from the chilly Northwest

You like your vehicles rear-engined and air-cooled!

That is a really sharp motor home.

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New member from the chilly Northwest
Replies: 14
Views: 6732

Re: New member from the chilly Northwest

Welcome to The Club!
I think a 360 van would be perfect for you, paint it to match your Ultra Van and tow it like a "lifeboat" 8)
If you get one I can send you the details on the towbar I made for my van in 1980 and still use to tow it to shows (drive it locally every day)

Ed Parsil in Tucson AZ
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi! 1969 Sambar Shell - Orange County, Southern California
Replies: 29
Views: 32641

Re: Hi! 1969 Sambar Shell - Orange County, Southern Californ

Garnet - both are from the BOR, left is for a cut to order Lexan II. windshield, right is for a factory or Billy Paul Repro glass windshield.

If you would like my parts lists please E-MAIL me.

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: new member in need of parts
Replies: 5
Views: 4844

Re: new member in need of parts

Thanks Steve, I almost sent him a big long answer until I read your post and looked at when he posted his want list.

Maybe want lists should expire and be deleted after a couple of years, then if the member is still a member ans still needs stuff he can post a revised one.

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Another new guy. Bryan in Boise, Idaho. Truck in a box :).
Replies: 17
Views: 8315

Re: Another new guy. Bryan in Boise, Idaho. Truck in a box :

Bryan - I have an 8-page parts list that I will send you if you E-MAIL me.

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi! 1969 Sambar Shell - Orange County, Southern California
Replies: 29
Views: 32641

Re: Hi! 1969 Sambar Shell - Orange County, Southern Californ

Garnet - thanks for including the VIN, I put it on the master list - first time this one has shown up.
Please e-mail me your last name, this list includes, VIN, Owners name(s) and State(s)

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: New reference section
Replies: 9
Views: 6194

Re: New reference section

Yes! It works now.

Thanks,

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: New reference section
Replies: 9
Views: 6194

Re: New reference section

I did that, also entered my PIN number and 9-digit zip code, still can't get access :cry:

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: New reference section
Replies: 9
Views: 6194

New reference section

There is a yellow bell on the new reference section but it says I am not authorized to look at it.

What do I need to do to get authorized?

I might be able to help with this since I have all the original manuals.

Ed
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: 1970/360 Van Robert & Beverly from Norfolk, VA
Replies: 8
Views: 4490

Re: 1970/360 Van Robert & Beverly from Norfolk, VA

Welcome to The Club, Robert and Beverly! In a couple of weeks we will have been driving our 360 van for 37 years - hope you have yours at least that long!!

Ed Parsil, Tucson AZ
by subaru360nut
8 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Mele Kalikimaka from Portland, OR
Replies: 20
Views: 9383

Re: Mele Kalikimaka from Portland, OR

Jet Industries in Austin TX did the conversions and sold those Electavans in the late '70s - early '80s.. Several other members drive them. In 1980 we moved to Tucson and I saw one on the road, it belonged to Tucson Electric Power - in early '81 I went to TEP and found the head of the vehicle maint....
by subaru360nut
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Mele Kalikimaka from Portland, OR
Replies: 20
Views: 9383

Re: Mele Kalikimaka from Portland, OR

Welcome to The Club! There are several other members with Electravans, see the new Roster and look for EV in the vehicle column. Last time our SW meet was in Phoenix Mike Radtke's son brought his EV. There is also a nice one in LANE MOTOR MUSEUM in Nashville TN - a place you should see if you are ev...
by subaru360nut
9 years ago
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Site Suggestion for Ed or anyone else who has sight problems
Replies: 7
Views: 4634

Re: Site Suggestion for Ed or anyone else who has sight prob

I was having trouble getting the website on Google Chrome, so I downloaded Mozilla Firefox and use it only for the Website. I tried the Ctrl + thing and each time I did it the font got larger. I got it big enough on my computer that I can read the website now without a magnifying glass. It makes the...
by subaru360nut
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: From Indianapolis,In. Hello everybody
Replies: 16
Views: 8659

Re: From Indianapolis,In. Hello everybody

Welcome to The Club!

The Book of Reprints answers 95+% of all the questions I get.

If you have a problem that isn't answered there (use the Index) e-mail me.

Still driving our 360 van every day after nearly 37 years and over 350,000 miles on it and other 360s we have owned.

Ed Parsil, Tucson AZ
by subaru360nut
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Van Member from Kansas City
Replies: 15
Views: 8167

Re: New Van Member from Kansas City

That's the ROUND trip.

Ed
by subaru360nut
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Van Member from Kansas City
Replies: 15
Views: 8167

Re: New Van Member from Kansas City

Welcome to The Club! I may have a few of the parts you are looking for, will check and let you know by e-mail. We are still driving the same van - every day - that we bought in Feb. '75. Still have lots of fun, lots of comments, great gas mileage.

Ed Parsil, Tucson AZ (see Roster for my e-mail)
by subaru360nut
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Spokane WA!
Replies: 15
Views: 8148

Re: Hello from Spokane WA!

Scooby - welcome to The Club. We've been driving the same '70 van since Feb. '75, still drive it every day. You will have a lot of fun, pass a lot of gas stations, and attract a lot of attention driving yours. In the December 2010 issue of the Newsletter there is a Roster and if you look under WASHI...
by subaru360nut
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Another Minnesota New Member
Replies: 14
Views: 7509

Re: Another Minnesota New Member

Welcome to The Club! The emblem on the "air conditioner" flap is from the engine door of a 360 sedan. Probably the only van in existence that has this, I would keep it there! The little light on the front door is also not original. But keep it too. The jack handle goes under the front seat, along wi...
by subaru360nut
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello, I am a new member
Replies: 27
Views: 13605

Re: Hello, I am a new member

Garm - great video, thanks for showing how to do the air filter!

For members not near a NAPA there are a couple of other numbers in the BOR, the procedure is the same, and it's a lot easier to understand when you can see the video than reading the article!

Ed
by subaru360nut
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: NEW GUY
Replies: 15
Views: 8105

Re: NEW GUY

Welcome to the Club! I have new wheel cyl seals $2. each + postage, fronts you need are 15/16" but rers coudl be 11/16 or 5/8 - please E-MAIL ME and I will e-mail you back my 8-page list.

Ed Parsil, Tucson AZ
by subaru360nut
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member Minnesota
Replies: 25
Views: 11436

Re: New Member Minnesota

Troy - I have wheel cyl seals, new special order from Raybestos (not NOS) for $2. each, all sizes, in case the kits you are looking at are a lot more expensive. E-mail me if you are interested, I can also e-mail you my 8-page parts list.

Ed
by subaru360nut
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member Minnesota
Replies: 25
Views: 11436

Re: New Member Minnesota

You are doing things in the right order. :D

Ed
by subaru360nut
9 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Member Minnesota
Replies: 25
Views: 11436

Re: New Member Minnesota

Thanks everyone; I will try and post alot of photos and let you know of progress. As of right now I just ordered a master cylinder kit and need to get brakes working. It turns over but no spark. First check the fuse/fuse block near the battery. Next check themiddle fuse & connecting wires under the...