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About moosens

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    Vintage Subathusiast
  • Birthday 03/14/1963

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    Bridgeport CT
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    pc 11671 when post count set to zero
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    1998 there were a few Subaru dedicated message boards and this one was the best.
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    If you read this far your biography needs someone else's life inserted.
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    70's for fun , 2.2 daily

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  1. Welcome ! Sounds like it’ll be a truly refreshed vehicle ready for a long second life. I make composite blades at Sikorsky. Currently in tail rotors for Blackhawks. Enjoy !
  2. moosens

    FNG Socal

    Front wheel drive is fine for 99% if driving especially where you are. You did the right thing. It’s a commuter that you’ll likely get another 200k out of. Just be aware that parts are already becoming a little hard to find at times. If you’re like me and prefer to have some shelf stock I’d look into snagging a water pump , oil pump , and timing bits. For timing pulleys be sure to get quality and going cheap always results in problems down the line. Good luck with it!
  3. Heli coils obviously worked fine , and there’s options too. In certain situations you may prefer something like I use - Timeserts. They are a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. That said you can also find simple heli coils on multi million dollar machinery. An insert allows you to bolt up and be able to remove that bold as well without any coil coming out with it. There are others but I found Timeserts to be great. Covers on , covers off - the great debate ! Lol I prefer they be on. Just spent good money on a couple New covers and seals because I expext longevity on our cars.
  4. moosens

    1st Gen Wishlist

    All door handles from Stage two 1977 thru 1979 cars work on the tailgate. They are the same. 1980 ??? That’s a new on on me.
  5. moosens

    hello from Central NY state

    Sounds good as long as you can. Board here isn’t what it used to be because people are retardedly giving up on message boards for face dook groups. FYI , my uncle still has his 1969 Ford Pickup here in CT - major salt/corrosive crap - due to spraying light oil underside. The big problem with our Subarus is the wheel apron has a horizontal seam which holds dirt , developed pinholes , and the water travels inside the rear quarters and settles over the wheel arch and down at the sill. With he rear wheels off , and if possible during a suspension swap , you want to treat that area if the wheel apron and tar it up or use whatever you choose. My friend just did a POR15 treatment after a good wire brushing etc. Good luck with it and enjoy your time here. Keep messageboards alive !! Cheers!
  6. Have often driven in FWD in 80% of the year. Put the fuse in. Plenty of reading on Torque Bind out there.
  7. moosens


    Welcome , enjoy your time here. Looks like you already know about the headgaskets. Best of luck.
  8. Front or rear ? Fwd or 4WD ?
  9. I have several of those parts I’m sure. Just have to be patient as I’m all alone and storage is not at home. What color interior ?
  10. Be sure to post in Historic Forum and in the Historic Marketplace. Maybe also add the same to the “Wish List” thread , which was created for when folks come across parts vehicles or a lot of old stock/hoarders.
  11. I agree , but if times are tough or you just want to try a little DIY you can either get a carb kit , or even without one probably have no issue taking the float chamber top plate off and getting to know the float and needle. If you care to try you can get some 0000 steel wool and gently clean up the needle. It’s kind of touchy so no agressive action. At this time to can spray the area and blow it out. If you can score a fresh float and needle then go for it. Don’t forget the new gas eats old carb rubber parts and leaves more residue than old school gas it was made for. See if you can get a kit or at least the accelerator pump and it’s boot - which turns to crap at the blink of an eye. Good luck.
  12. Easy enough to start with gently tightening the carb mounting nuts for kicks. Then remove the float chamber top. Shouldn’t have to worry about the gasket but be careful of course. Is your sight glass ok or kind of hard to see thru ?
  13. moosens

    Hill holder- help!

    Don’t neglect the wire clips that hold he throw out bearing in place. And that adjustment you want to start with 1/8” gap. Some might say 1/4” but to me it’s 1/8” and life begins there for hill holder balance. It sure can be a pain. And that tiny nut as well. Look for a diagram from an online manual if you can search one out.
  14. I do have one , but if someone else can hook you up sooner go for it. What cowls I have are tucked away. I estimate I’d need at least thru this weekend before I rediscover mine.
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    EA71 head gasket??

    I’ve never heard of doubling a headgasket. Most likely intake gaskets as mentioned. Cheaper to try those first. Heads shouldn’t be warped but can’t tell from here. There’s an archive of a backyard way to get slight warpage out if it comes to that and if you want to try the DIY method. To me , the vacuum of the intake is why it drank so much from the radiator. I’ve had intake gaskets go on an 1800 ohc and same thing - lost lots of coolant and sent me into a panic thinking h/g’s .