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New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by 90LegyJC » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:59 pm

Hi All,

New to the forum, and first time owner of Subaru.
Recently i purchased one of my dream cars .
1st Gen Subaru Legacy.
More specifically 1990 Subaru Legacy L
Granted i would have loved an RS but thats life and i only payed $700 for my L.
I will post pictures soon. She is not pretty, but she has potential.

I have been around Subaru's for a while now helping friends working on their cars. Also worked with a Subaru master mechanic helping him work on things. (learned a-lot, have much to learn).

Plans for the Legacy are lengthy, so i hope to get into the community to offer assistance to others and get advise from the great people on the forum.

Ok so i got a chance to start looking over my new car and take some pictures.
i found a rats nest of the wiring, a code 22 Knock Sensor, and a coolant leak that was not there the last couple short drives I wen on. Non the less, i am still happy with my new Legy. As I promised i got some pictures of the car.

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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by rallyak » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:40 am

Welcome, the car looks pretty clean and a nice color.
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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by 90LegyJC » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:48 pm

Thanks
i have a lot of goals for her.

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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by allnines' » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:56 am

If shipping wasn't so expensive-I'd ship you my front seats! Enjoy!
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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by Legacy777 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:15 pm

Welcome to the BBS.
Josh

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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by 90LegyJC » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:54 am

Thanks all for the welcoming.
I will keep you guys updated as i get more done.
First order of business is to fix her up to driving condition and enjoy for a bit while i collect parts and money.

Also, Im in Idaho area, so anyone know of good resources in the area please feel free to let me know.
or if anyone just wants to hang out.
thanks.

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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by jaspar21 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:24 pm

Welcome! Looking pretty slick, liking the color. Also your body is very clean looking. Jealous haha.

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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by mike-tracy » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:36 pm

What fogs are those? The look like the dealer option for 90-91, but you clearly dont have the fog light switch that came with those.
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Wait....I'm confused now.

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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by Legacy777 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:14 pm

mike-tracy wrote:What fogs are those? The look like the dealer option for 90-91, but you clearly dont have the fog light switch that came with those.
They look just like aftermarket fogs as the switch for them is where the air suspension blank is located.
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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by 90LegyJC » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:13 am

I am not sure what fogs they are (i think they are sylvania) i will check and let you all know.
and Josh is right the switch is in one of the blank plates.

I'm not too keen on the color. but since the body is clean, i picked it up.

I decided to pull the engine to replace gaskets and to do preventative maintenance. (if anyone has any suggestions, feel free to comment) or come and help. Ill provide Pizza :smt023
Also i plan to do a manual swap as well.

Oh and i just want to say thanks all that contribute to this forum. i have been scouring the forum for guides and information and its been great help.

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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by 90LegyJC » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:55 pm

Small update.
I have almost completely stripped the interior of the car. Still have the dash in place, but that will be coming out as well.
I will attache some pictures soon.
In the mean time the money for the project is coming slow, and finding the parts i want for the car is a bit frustrating.
that being said, i did my self a new Titanium key. starting small.
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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by SouperPoo » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:19 am

Nice! I like the mud flaps with white lettering

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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by allnines' » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:13 am

90LegyJC wrote:Small update.
I have almost completely stripped the interior of the car. Still have the dash in place, but that will be coming out as well.
I will attache some pictures soon.
In the mean time the money for the project is coming slow, and finding the parts i want for the car is a bit frustrating.
that being said, i did my self a new Titanium key. starting small.
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Didn't think that key would work in our cars-(getting that cut will destroy the machine-most subie dealerships won't touch them)
Legacys are like potato chips-you can't stop at one!

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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by mike-tracy » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:01 am

Those keys can be cut to fit our cars. The handle is titanium, but the blade itself is the usual key material (brass?).
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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by dankberries » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:35 am

mike-tracy wrote:Those keys can be cut to fit our cars. The handle is titanium, but the blade itself is the usual key material (brass?).
A key that was less likely to bend or break sure would be nice though. I sometimes struggle to get my cars unlocked in freezing conditions(maybe keyless entry is the answer).
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Re: New Subaru Owner 1st Gen Legacy

Post by 10wrxing » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:21 pm

dankberries wrote:maybe keyless entry is the answer.
That's what I did, for that particular reason.
Cost me a whole $14

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Remot ... Sw9mFWGzDL

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-Car-Auto-Pl ... UK&vxp=mtr

My lights flash, and I even added a remote trunk release, and a small beeper like modern Subaru's have for locking and unlocking.

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