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johnnyboy

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I have a complete BC/BF water to air setup spare if thats what you are going to intercool it with 

 

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Thanks for the offer, I thought I'd go custom at this stage, the Legacy air/water seem to be a really tight fit due to the center windscreen wiper motor, but they are a nice all in one solution, do you want to PM me a pic, so i can compare it to the one i test fitted?

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Back when I was a wee chap (at primary school even, like 1988-89) my best friends dad had one of these. He was so fanatical about it and I could have sworn he loved it more than both his kids combined. I think he got it as the first nz owner with something silly like 25,000km on it. Drove it on his daily commute of 300 odd km 5 days a week without fail for years. Still had it when I left college some 7 or 8 years later and was looking just as good as the day he brought it. I think it was the first turbo car I ever rode and with that body styling it was like being Marty McFly with the doc on an acid trip. I still remember how gutted he was when the fancy factory suspension gave up at somewhere around 400,000km and he had to replace it with kyb's (i think), never have I seen a grown man so gutted. Later in life when his son begun driving it we lined up for the mandatory dad's car drag race. I had my old man's company povo spec legacy wagon (he use to be a Subaru mechanic once upon a time), all 1.8 liters of it and surprisingly murdered the poor vortex. Turns out it was painfully slow after 3 trips to the moon and back.

 

Anyway, that's my story of how I viciously lived the life of a vortex owner. Cool car bro, giz! 

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Cheers for sharing That Guy, It's never to late to live your dream! like me haha

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Indeed. Definitely cool cars. Totaly wish I brought my mates old man's one when he finally parted with it. 

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Very tidy! My first Subaru was a blue XT (reg MX9138); loved it! Had issues with the suspension but the local subbie dealer did a some magic to keep it going. Was an amazing car to sit in and drive... the  electronic dash was fab and the 'joystick' transmission. Clocked up a fair few ks and fun in her. Had to sell her when circumstances changed :-( Just checked out the reg on CarJam…. deregistered in 2002 and off the road at 222,000km :-( Have a 95 SVX now 360,000km and love her too! Fingers crossed for many more years of enjoyment and pleasure out all of our cars! 

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Hey 95SVX, i think i met you at Flatnats 17? 
If you're on my twitfacepage look up this group, "New Zealand Subaru, brumby, Leone, vortex, old school group!" , join up, I'll let you in, as an honorary XT owner and all.

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Got another one added to the collection.

 

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1984 Leone GT. JDM EA82 Turbo, 3 spd Auto, Air con, Power Steer, Trip Computer, Digital Dash, Electric Windows, 4 wheel disks, had Air Suspension but removed. Just over 100 thou k's, drives like a dream, no rattles, fantastic condition and a real credit to previous owner/s.
Plans: 5 Stud Conversion, LSD rear, Air/water Intercooler, 15's and Lowered. Happy days.

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2 minutes ago, johnnyboy said:

Got another one added to the collection.

 

315zrqo.jpg

 

1984 Leone GT. JDM EA82 Turbo, 3 spd Auto, Air con, Power Steer, Trip Computer, Digital Dash, Electric Windows, 4 wheel disks, had Air Suspension but removed. Just over 100 thou k's, drives like a dream, no rattles, fantastic condition and a real credit to previous owner/s.
Plans: 5 Stud Conversion, LSD rear, Air/water Intercooler, 15's and Lowered. Happy days.

thats awesome man

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