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#26 moosens

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 09:46 AM

Trudy,sorry I forgot you.I knew there were others.Of course you're in!!


Hey well,let's just keep it a nice community based here untill one or more of us has the knowledge,desire,and time to devote a website to this cause.

At least if we get everybody together,then we can feel like our own group rather than just a bunch of dinosaur owners in a stable of young phillies.


And,if we can all make it to Carlisle it'll be a blast.We can certainly hold a Northeast/New England Meet as it is.

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 12:25 AM

I prefer to think of it as owning a retired greyhound in a world of rhinoceri. Bigger is almost never better. :rolleyes:

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 05:29 PM

Whats the logo going to be? A pile of rust? :-p

Sorry. I couldn't resist. Northeast vintage subaru just seems like an oxymoron to me. I can't keep my friggin 92 from rusting off the road. My loyale isn't old enough to be cool yet. Hey, only 5 more years to go.

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 06:50 PM

Well,mine aren't rotted out.How about you Andrew?Jon?Mary?Jesse?Scott?....it's a tough club to join that's for sure.Most losers can't keep these cars going but we managed to find ours,some of which are native cars.


Come on,don't throw a wet towel on this.I know what you mean but that sort of stuff is tossed around this board all too often.We're a special group wether lucky or skilled or both.

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 06:58 PM

mine does not have a rotted panel on it:D

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 07:17 PM

Come on,don't throw a wet towel on this.I know what you mean but that sort of stuff is tossed around this board all too often.We're a special group wether lucky or skilled or both.


Well, I wasn't too lucky with the first one... took a lot of skill, blood, sweat and tears to get that running right (it still has a noise). The second one took a lot of hard work and talent.

The third one was pure luck... it was advertised as a parts car. New brake lines (included), exhaust and some rust repair underneath and she's another pretty one. No body work!

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 12:54 AM

Only rust here is on the fender tops of the '75 (no, Paul, I still haven't put the replacements on, that'll be before I get it repainted) and the parts 360s.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 12:02 AM

Only rust here is on the fender tops of the '75 (no, Paul, I still haven't put the replacements on, that'll be before I get it repainted) and the parts 360s.


Do you have my maroon Stage I fenders?Or did I give you the green '75's?
Andrew,I need to speak to you about going to John's Garage....answer your voicemail,please.;)

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 01:16 AM

Voicemail is still not working, email me.

The green '75 fenders were totally rotted and you pitched them when you took them off the car. I got a set of blue ones and the green rear quarters and doors that you gave me with the car. I also have the maroon fenders and trunk lid, I think, and also perhaps a silver sedan trunk lid...if you need 'em I'll make sure.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 01:57 PM

just a question for those who might know....what year automobiles are eligable for 'historic' status in the constitution state??? are the restrictions placed on vehicles, like emissions for example, reduced? I really just want to know if i can get a vintage CT tag...and not have to deal with shady emissions dealings that CT is infamous for.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 07:29 PM

just a question for those who might know....what year automobiles are eligable for 'historic' status in the constitution state??? are the restrictions placed on vehicles, like emissions for example, reduced? I really just want to know if i can get a vintage CT tag...and not have to deal with shady emissions dealings that CT is infamous for.

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Emissions is super easy to pass now.Take just about any running Subaru and you'll pass,trust me.I just got my '82 and '89 through with flying colors.
Unfortunately if the car is over 25 years old they give it an inspection.25 calender years and it's classic.I'm not sure if they check rust or what,but the usual signal lights,horn,eBrake,etc..

My approach has paid off.I registered my '78 and '82 before they turn vintage.That was all I had to pass was emissions.Now they walk into classic status without needing inspection,not that I couldn't pass with minimal work,but they can be pricks once in awhile.I can tell you a story about a young DOT employee taking an hour and a half to inpesct my motorcycle...

Unfortunately the '87 would not qualify,or I'd already have the plate on.:brow: That car was registered but I recently let it drop.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 12:20 AM

Umm, Paul, where've you been? Check the DMV website, Connecticut now only inspects salvage-titled vehicles and does emissions inspections for 24-to-4 year old vehicles. So unless you were trying to register your Subaru school bus...you're home free on safety. THERE IS NO INSPECTION FOR CLASSIC CARS EITHER. All they do is verify the VIN# if you're registering with an out-of-state title.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 06:17 PM

I'll take that!!!!!:)


But the '87 will have to go through emissions sometime after registering or they yank the reggy.But if he's going to drive it elsewhere who's going to catch him?Besides,the test is super easy for most Subarus.


Thank YOU corruption!!!!

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 10:50 PM

Weeellll...for new registrations without currently valid emissions, they won't give you a plate until you take the test (you get a cardboard temp plate), but you can get a permanent reg. after you give them your test results (pass or fail).

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 06:35 PM

Yup,I knew that.So he can skip town with a paper plate,but it'll be registered,just not legally for very long.


So anyways,call me and let's talk about Saturday,please.
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 01:29 AM

Yes, but then he can go through emissions without a tailpipe and 10W40 in the gas tank, fail, go back with a failure notice, <i>get permanent plates</i> and be all set for the next two years. You're given 30 days to comply with emissions regulations after a failure. After that--it's a $20 fine billed by the DMV, and they don't renew your registration until you take another test (but they don't cancel it, so that gives you two full years to drive around legally as long as you pay the fine).

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 05:36 PM

Umm, Paul, where've you been? Check the DMV website, Connecticut now only inspects salvage-titled vehicles and does emissions inspections for 24-to-4 year old vehicles. So unless you were trying to register your Subaru school bus...you're home free on safety. THERE IS NO INSPECTION FOR CLASSIC CARS EITHER. All they do is verify the VIN# if you're registering with an out-of-state title.


so i could theoretically register my de-emissioned 85 gl in ct under vintage status once it turned 25 years old, with out having to go through the pains of passing emissions in order to get a vintage tag?

sweet!!!

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 09:08 PM

so i could theoretically register my de-emissioned 85 gl in ct under vintage status once it turned 25 years old, with out having to go through the pains of passing emissions in order to get a vintage tag?

sweet!!!


I think... well, pretty sure... the car has to have a regular plate first before you can convert it to an historic plate.

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 10:28 PM

I think... well, pretty sure... the car has to have a regular plate first before you can convert it to an historic plate.


so i couldn't apply for a vintage tag w/ and out-of-state tag on my car? i would have to get regular ct tags first, then try for the vintage plates?

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 10:59 PM

Best to just call the DMV.Have the folks check it out.

See you soon.

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 09:21 PM

so i couldn't apply for a vintage tag w/ and out-of-state tag on my car? i would have to get regular ct tags first, then try for the vintage plates?

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That's what the rules on the DMV website states. It's not bad at all...

In Mass. if you have Antique plates, you can ony drive the vehicle to and from exhibitions, car club meets, parades and repair facilities.

The car also has to pass a safety inspection. They do allow the use of year-of-manufacture plates which carry no restriction on driving time.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 12:36 PM

Mary: No, you're not supposed to get antique plates "off the shelf" but I have seen it done, and had it done for me, several times at the CT DMV branch in Enfield. The same goes for the "Greenways" plate (like the Cape Cod and Islands and Right Whale plates, only for CT drivers)--not to be issued except by transfer of a permanent plate, but I asked nicely and got one off the shelf.

As for the emissions issue: NO vehicle is required to undergo an emissions inspection in CT if it is more than 25 years old, whether it has a permanent passenger (PAN in Mass-speak), antique (MA=limited operation/exhibition), year-of-manufacture (YOM) or temporary registration and plates. Vehicles entering from out-of-state are required to go to a DMV or Emissions test station location so that a gopher can match the VIN on the title to the number plates on the door post and windshield. This goes for ALL new registrations with out-of-state titles unless the car was purchased from a Connecticut licensed dealer or was supplied with a manufacturer's certificate of origin (new cars only).

Antique plates can be used on commuter cars or special-interest exhibition-only vehicles. Mileage caps depend on your insurance company, not the plate/registration. Antique plates are again supposed to be issued as a transfer from a regular passenger plate, not off-the-shelf, but I again have gotten them and seen them gotten by people who have had temporary registrations.

In case you're not familiar with them, temp plates are issued (10 days for $20 or 20 days for $40) for vehicles with out of state titles or that require emissions inspections, or both, before they are permanently registered. The CT DMV will not give you permanent plates until you have satisfied their requirement of VIN verification and/or an emissions test. Permanent plates can be acquired direct off the shelf only for cars that are new, CT titled and less than four years old, or previously CT titled and 25 years old or more.

To use year of manufacture plates in CT, you have to:
-Make sure the car is registered and has more than 6 months left on its current 2-year registration.
-Find the YOM plates.
-Bring them to the DMV, request the YOM plate form, and fill out an application for a vanity plate using the same numbers as the YOM plate.
-If the plate is 5 characters or less, you can request antique plates or regular. Regular vanity plates must be ordered if, like me, you have a 6-character YOM plate (I have PR-2060, the original plate issued to my 1975 wagon, so I'd have to get a regular vanity plate).
-Wait up to 6 weeks for your new plates and registration bearing the new (old) plate number.
-You may then attach the YOM plate, but must stow the new vanity plates bearing the same registration number somewhere in the car. If your YOM plate was issued in a year that did not require a front plate and you only have one plate, you are not required to display a front plate, but must still keep both marker plates in the car with you and affix the registration validation stickers to the NEW plates, NOT the ones on the car, in the normal fashion (upper right hand corner of what would be the rear plate).

That's why very few people go to the bother of year of manufacture plates in Connecticut.

Finally, Connecticut currently has NO safety inspections for ANY passenger vehicles not normally available for hire. Trucks, livery fleets, school buses, etc. do have regular safety inspections, but not passenger cars.

Bored yet? :)

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 10:23 PM

Wow... CT is pretty lenient with the inspections and registration. MA is awful... they get us coming and going.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 08:40 PM

Don't I know it...even a registration with a reassignment form (when the back of the title has been filled in but the car's been sold again without being registered) is difficult if not impossible. And 1983? '84? is the cutoff year for emissions, no ifs, ands or buts--there's no 20- or 25- year wait period...

The only reason CT is easier is because we're more corrupt. We just jack up the fees and don't provide the inspection services at all--keeps the crooks happy and the little guy feeling less taken for a ride ;)

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 11:02 PM

All this time I thought WE were the more corrupt state... saying we would not legalize casinos if you gave us a cut... FOR SHAME on MA.

After paying $29.00, we have to pass a safety inspection every year, regardless of age... lights, wipers, horn, glass, body rust, brakes, tire tread depth, e-brake, front suspension (ball joints, control arms, etc.) and then emissions on even/odd years. Apparently this was an even year and my '86 was subjected to emissions at age 19. It passed by the grace of God!

We have 60 or 90 days (I forget) to repair the vehicle and return to the same station to re-inspect for free. If the repairs aren't completed within that time, or we choose to go to a different station, then we have to pay all over for a re-inspection.




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