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by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Club Member with Dune Buggy 360
Replies: 36
Views: 16191

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: 2546

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: 2546

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: 2546

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: 18041

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: 5429

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: 5429

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: 6531

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: 1564

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: 3057

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: 5688

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: 1813

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: 10036

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
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Salt Lake City, Utah
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: Hello from Salt Lake City, Utah

Welcome to The Club!

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Shout out to Sigmaz
Replies: 4
Views: 2020

Re: Shout out to Sigmaz

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

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Germany!
Replies: 11
Views: 3853

Re: Greetings from Germany!

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

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Family Photo
Replies: 47
Views: 14619

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
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Family Photo
Replies: 47
Views: 14619

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
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 3926

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
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the 360
Replies: 6
Views: 2772

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
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: 1969 360 Van, new to forum.
Replies: 7
Views: 3006

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
2 years ago
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Site Upgrade Broke custom theme
Replies: 11
Views: 4099

Re: Site Upgrade Broke custom theme

That video is a winner!

Ed
by subaru360nut
2 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: 1969 subaru 360 T
Replies: 8
Views: 3517

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: 12162

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: 12162

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: 15173

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: 6210

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: 6240

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: 5698

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
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: We have a 360 sedan.
Replies: 19
Views: 6240

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
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from southern illinois
Replies: 10
Views: 3308

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
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from southern illinois
Replies: 10
Views: 3308

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
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New 360 van owner in OK
Replies: 16
Views: 5382

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
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Returning member with renewed quest to get my 360 running!
Replies: 10
Views: 3751

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
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Returning member with renewed quest to get my 360 running!
Replies: 10
Views: 3751

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
3 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New 360 Owner in NE PA
Replies: 10
Views: 3813

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: 3341

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
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: 3111

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: 6150

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: 6150

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: 14257

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: 14257

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: 14257

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: 3668

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
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 3218

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
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello! New Subaru 360 owner in MD
Replies: 18
Views: 5060

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
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: ittybitty360 in Minnesota. Help me with my decision please!
Replies: 24
Views: 7495

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
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Kentucky. 360 sedan owner here.
Replies: 14
Views: 4265

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
4 years ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Subaru 360 Micro Van Owner here in So-Cal; ISO Parts&Mechanic
Replies: 5
Views: 2323

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...