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  1. Yeah I just have to see what kind of hurdles I have to jump now with the DMV here. My insurance company hasn’t said boo. The DMV hasn’t said boo. But the other party’s insurance who paid me off well and totaled the car on value - they sent me some letter I have to run by my attorney. I’m a little confused. It looks like I may have a simple option but then again - it’s a confusing and I have an attorney for this mess anyways. So , what they told me on the phone back when was that due to its age here in CT they were letting me run the car regardless. But told me that if I sold the car the next owner would need a full inspection. Rear ended , still coming along but I’ll be fine. Chiropratic seems to help. Therapy, keep stretching , that stuff. But more importantly the car is ok too. Doesn’t look perfect but it’s completely operational. Same as the driver. So reluctant to drive newer cars. And my wife could care less too. Old stuff we can fix. And like Rick GD says these new cars aren’t worth owning. I think we’ll put my wife in a leased car soon with the maximum insurance so you don’t get screwed three days out of the showroom etc etc. Ok you got a little rant here. Cheers
  2. Antenna complete Side mirrors Rear deflector Bumper mounting bolts Front left corner light Winch bumper/front end protector Longshot here but thanks for looking ! Cheers! Send PM or email to moosens@yahoo.com
  3. Indeed , that first version 2.2 Yes the Naugy valley , I live in beautiful Bridgeport. Seymour Auto Wrecking on Rt 67 east of 8. Found them to be a throw back. Treated kindly with respect and with just a few minutes until they closed. The others yards I remember you’d be lucky if they didn’t harass you for walking in at that time. Anyways , life in CT pushing older Subarus around. I’m that guy. Now about this car. Torn in two directions at least. Keep it , sell it , or take the engine and goodies out for my 79 wagon ?
  4. Looking pretty straight forward now. $27 used alternator from a family owned yard up in the valley. Maybe spent $10 in gas too but well worth the drive. Fusible link looked fine. Fuses also. And now the shifter seems as it should although that lock out switch can be sticky. Drive on !
  5. Thanks , yeah I sure was going to check all the fuses and fusible links etc In fact that happened when I swapped in this crapola aftermarket alternator... Now somebody direct me to the Spare Time Department so I can buy some.
  6. But I’ll mention this again. Something happened weird when I shut the car off in neutral. And it still seems reluctant get out of park easily. Yes I know about the release button but haven’t depressed it yet. I’ve been depressing the brake pedal many times to finally get it to release. That was to get it on and off the flatbed. Bad feeling about the neutral or interlock switch, maybe grounding. But I’ll have that alternator swapped soon and take it from there.
  7. Yeah I’d agree. Just that by old school standards I’d see a light or have weak enough headlights that I’d have noticed. Hot as all hell now. I’ll dig out an alternator from storage and swap it in next chance. Cheap rump roast replacement from the box store is what’s on the car now. Pretty sure I have a good original unit. I’ll find out soon. And you will too. Tune in for the exciting conclusion ..... This is why folks like us get the AAA Plus Plan.
  8. Dramatic I know but I don’t know what else to say at this time. Fresh battery, but I could tell something else was wrong. Yesterday I pulled into a Wendy’s and put the noisy car in neutral and turned it off to make my transaction. Got my salad and went to start , NO GO. Faaaahhk I thought my battery was good but nope. Jumped it, had my wife follow me to the store but the car died again just a hundred yards or so. Really went into limp mode or dying mode just a few seconds after taking off. At the same time I notice I’m out of gas too ! Yeah it was a rare one of those days kind of moment. After turning red we retrieved a gas can at my storage fairly local, got gas, and tried to jump it again but as soon as I took the cables off it went to death spasm. So I declared the battery totally spent and bought a new one for the “starting at” cost of $178 , I laughed way too loud and too long in the store when the kid said “they start at $178” . This car won’t be with us longer so I went cheapest. Installed the battery , had fresh gas , and it ran fine. Drove home , went to work later , went to storage at lunch all no issues. Then I head home from work , no problem on the parkway/highway , then almost home the car starts to crap again. And yeah now the fuel is low too but this is truly not a fuel issue. Will not start. Acting like the battery is drained out. No lights on dash but I’m guessing I’d better have that alternator checked now. But I think this is related to a faulty neutral/lock out switch or grounding. Half asleep. I’ll fill in more later. I just left the car a couple blocks away or so. Have not tested anything yet
  9. For parts at the dealer you might be able to get them to go through another distribution hub. For older parts that’s what I have had to do here on the east coast. Sounds like I would have used my ten pound sledge and a steel drift stuck into the axle end. They can be bears.
  10. That’s one good thing about the newer steering column set up on later models. Old school , yes it would double the blink frequency and your bulb would be shot. Good luck but please post your results. I’m always pushing around older Subarus and we are currently running 2 third gen Legacys and 1 fourth gen Leg. Outback
  11. Don’t forget the age of the ECU. Tough call from here but as mentioned age and electronics are not a happy couple.
  12. Generally referred to as the Hub. And yes you should gather a good set for going forward. As you may have found out those splines sure will strip out. Good luck.
  13. Both EA81 4WD It’ll certainly help. http://jdmfsm.info/Auto/Japan/Subaru/ maybe that helps too ?
  14. Yeah about 35 years ago my buddy gave me big balls because those halogens were new and first thing I did was grab the bulb not the plate. That bulb did work and lasted plenty long. But I can still hear him .... Agreed , too many spikes. And too many morons driving past twilight with only their DRL’s on.
  15. So this is just an industry screwing once again ? We know bulbs blow too soon , and have to buy LL type ? So the rest of them , and there are many and several levels of so called integrity for lack of a better word , those all blow fast ? Im not a movie fan at all but this harkens back the that one from the 80’s I think “Blade Runner” where the android dude just wants to know “how long have I got to live ??? “ to Harrison Ford if I’m correct.
  16. For the record , to my eyes the factory installed fuses have a solid colored plastic and not so translucent as shown. Maybe not to your eyes. TBD
  17. Bulbs. I’m going to find that receipt and you know the rest. This current set I went one or two notches up from the bottom. Something like $34 for the set. But I’ll be raising cane over the $fiftysomethin’ $et that just blew.
  18. Yes , I did switch fuses now that you mention that. So I’m guessing it’s the bulbs. How wonderful !! You have to know I just recently , like days or weeks not months ago replaced those bulbs with fairly high end bulbs. Typically I’ll buy a less expensive set but no , not this time. Ok I’ll devote some time and check the bulbs and avoid the world news. I mean yes I can’t help myself lately looking in but I’m a total skimmer these days. I used to be that guy that never ever bothered with world news. Add a strained back to the equation. Thanks Larry for the side by side. That pic looks more clear than what my eyes saw.
  19. Having an issue with our low beams and apparently the daytime driving lights not working. High beams work. Looked at the fuse but to my eyes it looks good. I did not test it in any manner. I also did not try a replacement because suddenly I can’t find mine and no way am I buying more when I have them. So , these new fangled fuses , do they not show a blow as easily as older style ? I’m assuming I’d see a burn or separation somehow in the head of the fuse. Pardon my old man-ness.
  20. Good to see you’re still around and haven’t just scrapped the lot. Very soon I’ll be taking in a 78 4WD wagon. Replacing my former same. Here I sit on the east coast but I’ll see what if anything I’ll need in the next month or so. Right now I could use a running EA71 first edition. Even just the short block as I have heads here. You willing to throw a good short block on a small skid or whip together a crate of sorts? Two guys in NC each drove up and put a major dent in my stock which I was paring down as you are. I hope you find that same guy or guys. Will send a PM too.
  21. Cool thanks Dave. Hope they’re open for lunch. Hotel breakfast mmmmm but they’re getting better. Real Greek yogurt!
  22. Taking some time to see Cali. Up in the hills tonight. Heading to the shore around SD and then back to the desert.
  23. Why the hell haven’t , or DIDN’T , we (the almighty USMB) have a centralized national show/meet in Colorado? They got me out to the PNW for the West Coast Subaru Show #20 and that was very very cool. I have also been to a few east coast meets including when we would club up at the Carlisle Import show and also have attended the Wicked Big Meet which is mostly newer Subarus. But holy cow Colorado is Subaru country. That’s all I’ll say. Nobody needs to try to make this happen. It’s just a thought. This board used to be one happening place. I can think of three main guys in CO that have helped me and we have Larry still helping people with parts, all great folks. Take your Subaru to Colorado. It’s kind of a religious experience.
  24. Feeling way better now. That sun kicked the crap out of whatever was in me. I saw 117deg. today , nothing new to me. Happens most of the time I show up in this state. Couple more days here and I’ll be growing horns and a pointy tail.
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