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Hatchie fixed and needed testing

Post by RSR 555 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:23 pm

So we got the flywheel and clutch fixed in Hatchie, so we needed to test it out, so off to the beach we go :)
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Ended up having a great fishing night and cooked them up on the bbq this morning.. YUMMY
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Post by TOONGA » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:28 pm

Yeah would've loved to have been there but there is always next time :(

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Post by Gannon » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:27 pm

Where have I been hiding,... I didnt know there was a 2nd hatch, let alone bright yellow with what looks like an WRX conversion
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Post by TOONGA » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:30 pm

Gannon wrote:Where have I been hiding,... I didnt know there was a 2nd hatch, let alone bright yellow with what looks like an WRX conversion


the canary yellow WRX converted MY is a wagon. :)

But I can see how one might think it is a hatch as the rear view of the car is blocked

LOL is RSR really that portly :)

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Post by Gannon » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:37 pm

Mmmm thats embarrassing. Now that I look harder I can just see the rear door handle.
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Post by NachaLuva » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:42 pm

Gannon wrote:Where have I been hiding,... I didnt know there was a 2nd hatch, let alone bright yellow with what looks like an WRX conversion
TOONGA wrote:the canary yellow WRX converted MY is a wagon. :)

But I can see how one might think it is a hatch as the rear view of the car is blocked

LOL is RSR really that portly :)

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Post by classic jay » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:43 pm

my amazing photography, but good trip, its good fun when all these 4wds are parked up on the beach and these 2 little subis come screaming alone, they all jump up and cheer :D
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Post by RSR 555 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:46 am

TOONGA wrote:Yeah would've loved to have been there but there is always next time

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Like I haven't heard that before :rolleyes:
Gannon wrote:Where have I been hiding,... I didnt know there was a 2nd hatch, let alone bright yellow with what looks like an WRX conversion
Well you're kinda right.. there is a second hatch but it's also blue and its going anywhere in a hurry (it's pretty much a shell) but this yellow wagon (Honeycomb) is running WRX running gear. The guy that did the conversion should not be allowed to do any more :( it is something I show people how not to do a conversion.
TOONGA wrote:the canary yellow WRX converted MY is a wagon. :)

But I can see how one might think it is a hatch as the rear view of the car is blocked

LOL is RSR really that portly :)

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NachaLuva wrote:haha lol :P

2 great looking MYs, plus some nice fish :mrgreen:
Thanks Matt. Would have been good to have a ute there too but trying to get one of them these days.. guess we'll just have to wait till Jayson has his Brumby completed :)
classic jay wrote:my amazing photography, but good trip, its good fun when all these 4wds are parked up on the beach and these 2 little subis come screaming alone, they all jump up and cheer :D
hahaha.. yeah.. love how they see them coming then quickly tell their mates to look at them and you see them just about snap their necks trying to see us. I can't believe how many waves and thumbs-ups we get when we take the old girls out.
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Post by AndrewT » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:31 pm

There was even a third hatch too but unfortunately only for a very short period. I remember Jay Vidler saw one driving along, followed it home, and convinced the old guy to sell it to him. I think it was fully registered and driving but quite rusty.
The tragedy happened when Jay called a wreck removal service to come and collect a stripped wrecked wagon he had. They came and did that....but also took it upon themselves to take his Hatch too - which was right up the driveway, under a car port, with locked doors.

When he found the car missing he called them, and found out that it had been taken to their yard, and crushed under several other cars. Unsavagable, but I think he managed to take the rear bumper off it to keep as a spare for Hatchie.

Brings a tear to my eye.

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Post by RSR 555 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:33 pm

Yeah.. I've heard that story of Jay's hatch many years ago.. such a shame but really don't understand how they could remove it with going to that much trouble.

I'd love to have my hatch on the road but there's a few more projects in the line up before that happens.. plus you never know.. someone that owns one might buy it off me one day??
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Post by NachaLuva » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:07 pm

Yeah thats a horror story! :(
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Post by steptoe » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:59 am

Don't worry Paul, I saw immediately there was one hatch, one wagon - so obvious. Sounds like you need to challenge TOONGA to a BMI show and tell !

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Post by TOONGA » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:37 pm

steptoe wrote:Don't worry Paul, I saw immediately there was one hatch, one wagon - so obvious. Sounds like you need to challenge TOONGA to a BMI show and tell !
If I was to go by the BMI scale I would be 7 foot tall, I'm pretty sure Paul would be around 6'10" :)


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Post by RSR 555 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:06 pm

steptoe wrote:Don't worry Paul, I saw immediately there was one hatch, one wagon - so obvious. Sounds like you need to challenge TOONGA to a BMI show and tell !
Yeah.. it is to those that have seen the yellow beast around but I can see how you could mistake it for a hatch.

No need to challenge.. he wins every time
TOONGA wrote:If I was to go by the BMI scale I would be 7 foot tall, I'm pretty sure Paul would be around 6'10"
With all my muscle.. I'd be around 7'6"
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Post by El_Freddo » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:04 pm

What happened to the flywheel and clutch? Did Hatchie do a Ruby Scoo?

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Post by RSR 555 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:14 pm

Kinda but not to that extreme. IMO, the flywheel bolt holes where filled out too much and this allowed for too much 'play' in them and the first time I replaced the clutch, I had the flywheel machined. When I put it all back together, I didn't use any Loctite (which I never had to before on a Subaru) but this time the flywheel became loose and the flywheel bolts broke. So out with another EA82 flywheel and this time had it machined correctly and back together without issue.
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Post by Subydoug » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:01 pm

Does hatchie still grind between reverse and first? I seem to remember it being pretty difficult to switch between the two.......or was that only in low range? cant remember.

And Paul, the other day I was messing around with my key switch. Turns out mine isnt far off of hatchie's. If I turn it too far it lose's connection and even when held correctly it has a noticeable resistance through the contacts. Old stuff wears out, who'd av thought :rolleyes:

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Post by RSR 555 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:16 am

Subydoug wrote:Does hatchie still grind between reverse and first? I seem to remember it being pretty difficult to switch between the two.......or was that only in low range? cant remember.
I think this was due to the original clutch but since the new clutch ( and the second new clutch :( ) it has been working fine. Even fixed up the sloppy shifter and rubber strap that holds the gear shifter base in place, just need to add a top engine stay rod, as hatchie still jumps into 4WD when you power on hard.
Subydoug wrote:And Paul, the other day I was messing around with my key switch. Turns out mine isnt far off of hatchie's. If I turn it too far it lose's connection and even when held correctly it has a noticeable resistance through the contacts. Old stuff wears out, who'd av thought :rolleyes:
Still don't get that switch in hatchie.. I think she needs your card swipeee doodad thingie :)

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Post by Tigger » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:04 pm

I remember Hatchie!! (if it is the same Hatchie that I am thinking of!)

I have a DVD at home of the WA crew taking their Subies for a run - Hatchie makes quite a few appearances :)

I got the DVD out of the drawer to watch a couple of weeks ago but never got around to watching it - this thread has given me inspiration to do so now :)

I think the previous owners name was Dave? (with the username dave2000 or something on here)??
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Post by El_Freddo » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:58 pm

Tigger wrote:I remember Hatchie!! (if it is the same Hatchie that I am thinking of!)

I have a DVD at home of the WA crew taking their Subies for a run - Hatchie makes quite a few appearances :)
Yeah Tigger that's Hatchie. It's creator was Dave who's still on here at times - username SuBaRiNo, that username you posted is his email ;)

Dave also created the DVD which will become obvious when you watch it - still a very good mix of hatchie and some old rides you'll remember from "back in the day". I've got a copy of that DVD too :twisted:

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Post by Subydoug » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:13 pm

Dang! That clutch is nasty! suppose you noticed when that happened :D.

Nice pic Paul, I took one two but it isnt as good. Gotta get as much of the old ones on the net while they are still around.

Ive seen hatchie in a few youtube clips, certainly had me lusting for a hatch. Shame there isnt many of them around. At least hatchie makes it out of the shed....ahhhemmm ;).

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Post by RSR 555 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:55 am

Subydoug wrote:Nice pic Paul, I took one two but it isnt as good. Gotta get as much of the old ones on the net while they are still around.
Yes we do. I would like to have Hatchie there this weekend but Tristan has to work for a living. We need to put in a AUSubaru lotto syndicate :D
Subydoug wrote:Ive seen hatchie in a few youtube clips, certainly had me lusting for a hatch. Shame there isnt many of them around. At least hatchie makes it out of the shed....ahhhemmm ;).
Got something stuck in your throat Doug?? just spit it out or put your money on the table and you too can own one ;)
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Post by RSR 555 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:15 am

Hey Tristan.. here's a pic of the wing mirrors
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Post by NachaLuva » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:16 am

Whats with the wing mirrors...is that a JDM hatch or something? Very nice btw

Thats looks like a nice shed, seems to be something shiny blue with nice gold wheels next to the hatch, it may also be a 2 door & be very desirable :twisted:
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Post by RSR 555 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:07 pm

NachaLuva wrote:Whats with the wing mirrors...is that a JDM hatch or something? Very nice btw
Yep... JDM fitted items. I've also seen them in other countries. We used to have them on old falcons and holdens.
NachaLuva wrote:Thats looks like a nice shed, seems to be something shiny blue with nice gold wheels next to the hatch, it may also be a 2 door & be very desirable :twisted:
Does look shinny but not sure who owns it
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