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by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: HELLO ROBRIZZO here West Island Fairhaven MA. 1969 van
Replies: 13
Views: 3866

Re: HELLO ROBRIZZO here West Island Fairhaven MA. 1969 van

Rob - Welcome to The Club! I had a van for more than 40 years,
drove it every day and it never let me down! When you drive
360s every day they don't have time to sit and pout.

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: finally new to site
Replies: 6
Views: 2780

Re: finally new to site

Welcome to The Club! How long have you had your sedan?

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: NEW HERE, 360 SAMBAR RESTORATION PROJECT
Replies: 27
Views: 10627

Re: NEW HERE, 360 SAMBAR RESTORATION PROJECT

Welcome to The Club! I had a '70 van for 40 years +
Drove it every day, loved it!
At 81 I could still get out and get under -
just couldn't get up again.
So it is thriving with its new owner
who is much more agile than I am.

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 19
Views: 7738

Re: Hello all!

Wish I knew!

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 19
Views: 7738

Re: Hello all!

Probably not replaced after the canvas rotted - but it is possible
some did not have the canvas roof, I have never been able to
get an authoritative answer on this.

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello From Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 3776

Re: Hello From Canada

Great articles! I wish the author of the first one would have put in a pic of the Fastrack II. that he mentions in it. The only known street-legal Fastrack II is in Lane Motor Museum in Nashville TN. You can see a pic of it in the January 2018 issue of AUTOMOBILE magazine :D We have friends from Sar...
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello From Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 3776

Re: Hello From Canada

Welcome to The Club! We are here to help.

Since you are FROM Canada, where do you live now? :D

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Another Newbie! 1970 Sambar owner
Replies: 10
Views: 3590

Re: Another Newbie! 1970 Sambar owner

Welcome to The Club! I had a van like yours, drove it every day
for 40+ years. Hope you drive yours even longer!

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbie - 1970 Deluxe
Replies: 10
Views: 4451

Re: Newbie - 1970 Deluxe

Thanks for the VIN, it is new to the master list I have.

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: new sambar owner
Replies: 8
Views: 3798

Re: new sambar owner

Welcome to The Club! We will help you get your truck on the road
and running on BOTH cylinders :D

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the Club!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 6496

Re: New to the Club!!!

Welcome to The Club!
Check under EVENTS for the regional meet in Phoenix in April,
hope to see you there.

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Club Member with Dune Buggy 360
Replies: 36
Views: 19584

Re: New Club Member with Dune Buggy 360

Sorry, just saw the question - Dune Buggies were made in Brea CA out of 24 or 30 (depending on who you believe) 360 sedans that Uncle Mal got as part of his termination by the company he founded, SOA. Mal never paid for the work so half were GIVEN to Brea HS for the auto shop, and the other half sol...
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Club Member with Dune Buggy 360
Replies: 36
Views: 19584

Re: New Club Member with Dune Buggy 360

The orange car in the pix way up the page is a Cheesebourger, made in Tucson on a pre-68 Sambar chassis. If a dune buggy has wipers that park to the RIGHT it is on a Young chassis. If they park LEFT it's a sedan chassis. That is the one item that gives it away regardless of seats, front hood, or oth...
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Wrong hand drive in Melbourne
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

Re: Wrong hand drive in Melbourne

That's why the 450 was phased out, EK-32 had more horsepower and torque.
If you could find an EK-33 that would REALLY make it faster.
But mill 0.050" off the heads of your EK-32 and you will gain torque.

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Wrong hand drive in Melbourne
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

Re: Wrong hand drive in Melbourne

Thank you all for the warm replies. Anthony, I will contact you directly (I will be in the US in about 6 weeks time, so may even catch up with you in person if our schedules permit and my luggage space can handle it :D ). On the Wiseco pistons, I am going to ask what is probably a silly question - ...
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Wrong hand drive in Melbourne
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

Re: Wrong hand drive in Melbourne

Welcome to The Club! Enjoy ALL your Subarus!

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Member Locality Identification
Replies: 56
Views: 22046

Re: Member Locality Identification

I paid my first 2 bucks ("one for each cylinder") in 1979 :)

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 19
Views: 7738

Re: Hello all!

You need to do a complete inspection of your brakes, The BOOK OF REPRINTS index under BRAKE SYSTEM will tell you about everything you need to know. Subaru 360s that have not been driven for years will need brake work - BUT not everything needs to be replaced. Start with the wheel cyls., they probabl...
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 19
Views: 7738

Re: Hello all!

Welcome to The Club! You have a very rare vehicle, the history is
detailed in an article in the BOOK OF REPRINTS which you can
download free if you have not already done so.

Either 24 or 30 were made, and only half of those were sold to the public!

But mechanically they are 360 sedans.

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from SoCal
Replies: 30
Views: 9271

Re: Hello from Socal

Welcome to The Club!
Until you find an original air filter, go to a Motorcycle store
and get a small air filter that goes right on the carb, 1 7/8 ID

It is not a good thing to run a 360 (or any engine) with no air filter
installed.

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 3
Views: 2121

Hi!

Hi! I'm 2018! Looking forward to seeing your Favorite Vehicles on the road all the time I am around!
Wishing you good health and happiness.
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Anyone from the Bay Area
Replies: 8
Views: 4024

Re: Anyone from the Bay Area

Welcome to The Club, I'm a long way from any bay,
we have abundant sand here in the desert, but no water to go with it :oops:

Ed in Tucson
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I’m in....yea!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7813

Re: I’m in....yea!!!

Welcome to The Club! Enjoy your van! I drove one like it for 40 years
and 2 months and if you give it preventive maintenance it will be very
reliable AND economical to drive. :D
Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to site.
Replies: 3
Views: 2439

Re: New to site.

Welcome to The Club! See this site for how to download all the factory manuals AND the Book of Reprints free! The BOR contains all the technical articles and historical info published in our Newsletter since 1979! 30 years ago members would ask me "What point gap is correct" Lately most new members ...
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New 360 Van owner, Michigan
Replies: 29
Views: 12843

Re: New 360 Van owner, Michigan

Welcome to The Club! Hope you drive your van for longer than I did.
I drove my 360 van every day for 40 years & 2 months.

Ed
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Salt Lake City, Utah
Replies: 8
Views: 4183

Re: Hello from Salt Lake City, Utah

Welcome to The Club!

Ed
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Shout out to Sigmaz
Replies: 4
Views: 2687

Re: Shout out to Sigmaz

Arthur - welcome to The Club!
Please E-MAIL me.

Ed
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Germany!
Replies: 11
Views: 5088

Re: Greetings from Germany!

Welcome to The Club! Is that your Young S with right hand drive?

Ed
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Family Photo
Replies: 47
Views: 19192

Re: Family Photo

Do not rev it up too far or drive in over 40 for 600 miles!
Read P. 140 & 261 in BOOK OF REPRINTS, break-in is
essential to long engine life.

Ed
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Family Photo
Replies: 47
Views: 19192

Re: Family Photo

Welcome to The Club! I have factory brochures of Subaru pickups from
1981, 1982,and 1986 and they all look like yours. If you want to E-MAIL
me I can scan in some of the info from the brochures and e-mail those
pages to you.

What year does the title say it is?

Ed
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 5070

Re: New to the Forum

Welcome to The Club, Sergio.
We exist to help one another keep our
Subaru 360s on the road and running on BOTH cylinders :D

Ed
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the 360
Replies: 6
Views: 3533

Re: New to the 360

Welcome to The Club! Good to see another Subaru dealer
taking an interest in its history!
I met a retired dealer from Pasadena at the show in April
in Upland CA, he has a really nice pickup tricked out as
a wrecker.
You have one of the best parts sources for 360s in NC too :D

Ed
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: 1969 360 Van, new to forum.
Replies: 7
Views: 3941

Re: 1969 360 Van, new to forum.

Some members used to cut the back off the piston and use cups instead of the original seals. To do this you MUST put a spring behind the cup to hold it against the piston. If yours is missing the spring you MAY be able to correct it - go to NAPA and get a wheel cyl kit 15/16" - if they have one for ...
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Site Upgrade Broke custom theme
Replies: 11
Views: 5270

Re: Site Upgrade Broke custom theme

That video is a winner!

Ed
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: 1969 subaru 360 T
Replies: 8
Views: 4498

Re: 1969 subaru 360 T

I just tried to answer but something went wrong. The VIN will be K153L + 4 digits. You can download all the manuals free, see section of this message board labeled PUBLICATIONS. I have a CD with all the manuals + sales brochure etc., $10. including postage - or if you are looking for printed manuals...
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi my name is Ted in So Cal
Replies: 41
Views: 16016

Re: Hi my name is Ted in So Cal

It was a really flat road. Couldn't do that on hills :D

Ed
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi my name is Ted in So Cal
Replies: 41
Views: 16016

Re: Hi my name is Ted in So Cal

Welcome to The Club! I had a 360 van for 40+ years, drove it every day. It never let me down. I also had a '59 Microbus back in the '60s. 1200 CC, 36 hp. Twelve of us, all adults, were riding in it on the Garden State Pkwy at 60 mph. I thought to myself - 12 people, 36 hp. That's 3 hp apiece. If we ...
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to Subaru 360 forum and have been offered a truck
Replies: 58
Views: 22199

Re: New to Subaru 360 forum and have been offered a truck

If you are over about 5' 10" hold out for a van.
You can tip the front seat back with longer
extensions on the sides for more headroom if
you are tall. Pickup cannot be altered in this
way as the seat already contacts the back
wall of the cab :(

Ed
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greeley Subaru in the house!
Replies: 18
Views: 7997

Re: Greeley Subaru in the house!

Welcome to The Club! In 1993 we tried to start an "Honor Roll" of Subaru dealers who still had Subaru 360s, 360 parts, and especially those who had a 360 in the showroom for historical purposes on the 25th anniversary of the first 360s being imported by SOA. We found none at the time! But since then...
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: We have a 360 sedan.
Replies: 19
Views: 7792

Re: We have a 360 sedan.

I sent you an e-mail :D

Ed
by subaru360nut
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Sedan
Replies: 17
Views: 7091

Re: Sedan

Welcome to The Club! 95% of your questions are
already answered in the BOOK OF REPRINTS which
you can download free online - 600+ pages, indexed!

Ed
by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: We have a 360 sedan.
Replies: 19
Views: 7792

Re: We have a 360 sedan.

Hi, welcome to The Club.

Yes, I still recondition oil pumps and carbs for members.

PM me for my e-mail address, I would PM you but still
have to figure out how to initiate one. I am REALLY
bad at computers.

clue - it's my handle (old CBers term) on this site
followed by @aol.com

Ed
by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from southern illinois
Replies: 10
Views: 4177

Re: Hello from southern illinois

Scott - I think you can still get the BOR on a CD
at cost from Brian if that would work better for you.

I use my printed version all the time and I printed
hundreds of them for members before 2009, but I
don't have any spares left and the copier I had died
a few years ago.

Ed
by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from southern illinois
Replies: 10
Views: 4177

Re: Hello from southern illinois

Scott - welcome to The Club! If you can get one back on the road you will have a lot of fun driving it! Get the BOOK OF REPRINTS free online, it will answer 95% of your questions on repair and maintenance among other things. See the Roster for names with *PARTS* in their listings, there are a lot of...
by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New 360 van owner in OK
Replies: 16
Views: 6622

Re: New 360 van owner in OK



Welcome to The Club!
Other than Southern Cal. and Pacific NW
you are in one of the best parts of the
country for being able to interact with other
very active and knowledgeable members.

Ed
by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Returning member with renewed quest to get my 360 running!
Replies: 10
Views: 4657

Re: Returning member with renewed quest to get my 360 running!

Thanks! I have no spares of this item and
could definitely use it!

Ed
by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Returning member with renewed quest to get my 360 running!
Replies: 10
Views: 4657

Re: Returning member with renewed quest to get my 360 running!

Phil - the mistake was taking the oil pump apart. If you took out the "guide" bolt from the bottom do not try to reinstall it unless you are sure it is aligned (no ridge showing in the hole) or you can strip it and I have no spares of this part. But I still rebuild oil pumps and carbs so if you want...
by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New 360 Owner in NE PA
Replies: 10
Views: 4770

Re: New 360 Owner in NE PA

What all those guys said :D

Ed
by subaru360nut
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: 13 year old from Kansas with a yellow subaru 360
Replies: 8
Views: 4059

Re: 13 year old from Kansas with a yellow subaru 360

Welcome to The Club, Max!
I hope you have your 360 longer than I did.
I bought my first one in Feb. 1975 and sold it
40 years and 2 months later, drove it every day
in between. It never failed me!

Ed