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by Subtle
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: New to me--old car
Replies: 28
Views: 4034

Added another Alfa and it will be transported to Vancouver in a few weeks. 1963 Sprint, that is the coupe version of my Spider, and is almost through a restoration. Body has been done and painted white, but the engine bay is not. Has everything except a rear quarter window. Front and rear lights nee...
by Subtle
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: What was your first car/favorite car?
Replies: 46
Views: 3471

My first car carries my most mortifying experience. The story will take this thread back a generation. I finished high school in 1954, and with a summer job had saved up enough to buy a 1931 Ford Model A coupe--for $40. It had tall skinny wheels and tires, perhaps 22X3.5 wheels, which did not look c...
by Subtle
Sun May 10, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Something Different
Replies: 6
Views: 707

The nearby trails I ride with my mountain bike are good, but modest stuff. Only ten minutes drive away.

Have seen a unicyle in there twice--which does not make it a bicycle. :roll:
by Subtle
Fri May 08, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Something Different
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Some pics and video:

www.unicycleacrosscanada.ca/
by Subtle
Tue May 05, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Something Different
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Something Different

And Now For Something Completely Different. In driving up one of the mountain passes east of Vancouver there were a few cyclists--some roadies and some tourists with panniers. The rise from 700 feet to over 4000 must be a grind. :? Ahead on a straight there appeared to be the tallest bike or cyclist...
by Subtle
Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: New-To-Me-Legacy
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

Dealers now seem keen for business. New I/C arrived and I asked to book a specific time. It was 4;30 on Tuesday. Just bring it now, leave it for tomorrow and we'll have a car for your use. 09 Impreza hatch back, Service dept says it is based upon the old Leg chassis--didn't know that. They phoned at...
by Subtle
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Bumper sticker philosophy
Replies: 66
Views: 8398

My signature could be a bumper sticker. :smt101
by Subtle
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: New-To-Me-Legacy
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

5 eat

I guess I could have read the manual more thoroughly, but then I wouldn't make any "discoveries". I thought the up and down shifter would only function in the Sport" position. Anyway--while going down a long grade in "Drive" I pushed the "minus" button on the steering wheel and it shifted down to fo...
by Subtle
Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Built 4eat
Replies: 13
Views: 4478

In January, I bought an 05 Legacy 2.5 Gt Wagon. The 5eat is versatile with the normal drive programmed for economy. In "Sport" each gear shifts at around 6000. In "Manumatic" or whatever it's called the controller--either with the shifter or the buttons on the steering wheel is a good feature. For g...
by Subtle
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: New-To-Me-Legacy
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

The head service guy pointed out that the fins had been flattened in the shape that conformed to the rubber gasket that guides the air flow through the cooler. The PO had driven into a severe snow storm and it packed in. Obviously, driving too slow. Enough boost would have kept melting it. :shock: J...
by Subtle
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Why waste your money on a turbo?
Replies: 15
Views: 847

Where did my post go? I was trying to say why buy a turbo when you can buy the ebay TURBO SIMULATOR! It goes in your tailpipe and makes powerful turbo sounds. The harder you step on the gas the better your car sounds! I spent $400 on a 16G for nothing... Are you sure that is not a TURBO STIMULATOR?...
by Subtle
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: New-To-Me-Legacy
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

Weird When I bought the car in January I looked under the hood and only noticed that the battery hold-down bar was showing some corrosion. Saturday was a nice day and got to cleaning up the battery and in the good light saw that the lower row of fins on the intercooler were bent down. So, with a sma...
by Subtle
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: What was your first car/favorite car?
Replies: 46
Views: 3471

AweOfShe wrote:Subtle :shock: That car sounds amazing!!
There was one on the West Coast that had an incredible career-both in SCCA and then Vintage.

al leake sophia poster.pdf

When I Google this the one-page story comes up.
by Subtle
Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: What was your first car/favorite car?
Replies: 46
Views: 3471

My favorite is my 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider, which is a long description for a short car. :-) The model was new in 1955, and designed by one of the most successful racing teams in history. The intention was class wins in the MIlle Miglia and the other long race-The Targa Florio. So the car wa...
by Subtle
Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: New-To-Me-Legacy
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

Handling:

It's a very good compromise between comfort and performance. :-)

Been taking it through some of my favorite twisties and--- :-D

Needs some harder brake pads, though. Had Ferodo DS 2500 on the old Leg.
by Subtle
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Canadian Subaru Owners
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Vancouver, B. C. :-)
by Subtle
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: New-To-Me-Legacy
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

Ooops :shock: Learning about the 5eat. Turned right from one thoroughfare to another, but had used the manual shifter to gear down to the red light. With the old one--in any range- when floored it would shift at 5800. Not on this one. I forgot it was in first, floored it to get around an aggressive ...
by Subtle
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: EPIC job fail!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 2581

This may seem a doom-bomb, but the crash last fall was so much like the 1929 one you wouldn't believe it. And so far, the first quarter of this year is worst than the first quarter of 1930. All the so-called stimulus is not working to restore general prosperity and further applications will only mak...
by Subtle
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: wow, 9 years gone
Replies: 16
Views: 984

Prolly get fewer speeding tickets. :roll:
by Subtle
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Irish legacy owner
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Nice ride--White Looks Good

New Legacys are very civilized, but the steering seems too light, without enough feel. An Australian electronic outfit has a device that varies the duty-cycle on the steering pump, such that the load can be increased at speed.

Otherwise, very nice handling. :-) :-)
by Subtle
Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: New-To-Me-Legacy
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

Tranny 05 GT Wagon The AccessPort moves the waste gate opening from around 11.5 to 15 and manages the ignition curve such that I can run with 91 octane. :-) :-) Something I didn't know about the Sportshift is that when shifting at 6000, line pressure is increased making for a very solid thunk as it ...
by Subtle
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Ashtray
Topic: Kills/Killed by...
Replies: 322
Views: 55828

Acknowledged Kill

This happened a couple of years ago when the TWagon had the high-stall converter, which helped a nice launch. After dark with my mountain bike on the trailer hitch--so it looked slow. 8) Going down a boulevard with one lane for traffic and one for parking and stopped at a light. Dude in a Maxima 3.5...
by Subtle
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: New-To-Me-Legacy
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

Google: Cobb AccessPORT

Should work :-)
by Subtle
Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Parts Shed
Topic: High-Stall Torque Converter and Manual Shift Controller
Replies: 1
Views: 322

High-Stall Torque Converter and Manual Shift Controller

SOLD: High-Stall Torque Converter and Manual Shift Controller


For someone who wants some fun.

Will sell the two for $100 plus shipping.

From Point Roberts WA.

98281
by Subtle
Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: New-To-Me-Legacy
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

Drove the 40 miles to visit the guys at Rocket Rally yesterday. They are busy on team cars as well as customer cars. One of the latter with what seemed to be a very strong engine was being broken-in on the dyno. Even with the dyno's silencing stack to the outside it was loud :-D Bought a used Access...