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Old 02-07-2013, 11:48 AM   #1126
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:41 PM   #1127
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Coolest thing since toaster strudel*
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:13 AM   #1128
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So stoked, getting scheduled to meet with a mortgage representative to finally get on track to buying a house. Finally, after all these years or not dumping money into the WRX are about to pay off... Something about having a nice car sitting outside in the snow breaks my heart...
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:25 AM   #1129
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Congrats on a future house. I wanted to do that when I got based here, because I know we are coming back. But the wife insisted we wait, good call in my book. Find the one you want!
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:33 AM   #1130
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Have a slight dilemma; I just recieved my Subaru oil galley adapter, used for installing an oil pressure sender on top of the block near the crankcase vent. It is supposed to have 1/8th BSPT threads. I also bought this adapter:
Auto Meter 2269 1/8" NPT to 1/8" BSPT Oil Pressure Metric Adapter : Amazon.com : AutomotiveAuto Meter 2269 1/8" NPT to 1/8" BSPT Oil Pressure Metric Adapter : Amazon.com : Automotive
which is a BSPT to NPT adapter. However, I can't even get it to start threading into the galley plug adapter. It's like it is too big. I've checked the packaging of both products multiple times to make sure i received the correct items. Has anyone else had this problem and what can I do?
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:11 AM   #1131
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Is there anywhere to buy grill mesh material here in Anchorage or in the valley? Checked Home Depot and Lowes but they don't have what I'm looking for. The OP in the thread below says he picked up his material at Home Depot but didn't see any at ours.

Looking for something like what this guy used:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...7&postcount=14

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1807761
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:13 AM   #1132
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Congrats on a future house. I wanted to do that when I got based here, because I know we are coming back. But the wife insisted we wait, good call in my book. Find the one you want!
Thank you sir. We haven't begun to shop the market yet, but we already know the area we want to look into. Thankfully Anchorage has a few newly constructed areas in good locations, new homes, new or 1 previous owner areas, and housing loans are still low. Shoot. They'll still give a house loan to Joe Blow who buses tables at the local restaurant...

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Have a slight dilemma; I just recieved my Subaru oil galley adapter, used for installing an oil pressure sender on top of the block near the crankcase vent. It is supposed to have 1/8th BSPT threads. I also bought this adapter: Auto Meter 2269 1/8" NPT to 1/8" BSPT Oil Pressure Metric Adapter : Amazon.com : Automotive which is a BSPT to NPT adapter. However, I can't even get it to start threading into the galley plug adapter. It's like it is too big. I've checked the packaging of both products multiple times to make sure i received the correct items. Has anyone else had this problem and what can I do?
I had some issues when I first installed mine, it didn't seem to seat correctly in the adapter, but I ended up finding a direct oil gallery adapter to sensor as opposed to using the adapter. Just ended up making everything less stressful...
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:31 AM   #1133
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Meh. When I needed an adapter.. I just called FATS and got one delivered for $3.15.

Stop by and ask for Tony. If he can't help then you can go to a plumbing store and see if someone can match one up. They're called bushings though in the plumbing world >_>.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:53 AM   #1134
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Well, I got it. Decided to check our tap and die set and sure enough, we had 1/8 PT, which I'm pretty sure is the same as BSPT. Regardless, they're both tapered pipe thread. First tried the die on the male part, which helped as It was now starting to thread into the galley plug. But only about a half turn. So then I carefully ran the tap into the galley plug, essentially moving the position of the taper. And all is well now
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:59 PM   #1135
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Uhh, could someone help me identify the stock up-pipe material? What's puzzling me is that most google results show people claiming it is cast iron. Yet it is welded (or brazed?) from the factory and looks nothing like a true cast iron piece i.e. the stock wrx manifold (NOT including the crossover pipe). Spark test is inconclusive for me. Known mild steel has lots of bright white sparks, the up-pipe has less sparks that are closer to orange, but I wouldn't call them red sparks.

Picture for reference..

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Old 02-09-2013, 01:06 AM   #1136
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Uhh, could someone help me identify the stock up-pipe material? What's puzzling me is that most google results show people claiming it is cast iron. Yet it is welded (or brazed?) from the factory and looks nothing like a true cast iron piece i.e. the stock wrx manifold (NOT including the crossover pipe). Spark test is inconclusive for me. Known mild steel has lots of bright white sparks, the up-pipe has less sparks that are closer to orange, but I wouldn't call them red sparks.

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Mild steel.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:28 AM   #1137
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Thanks Taylor. I was basically coming to that conclusion myself, I just needed someone else to say it lol
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:16 PM   #1138
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Does anyone know of any tire shops open tomorrow?
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:54 PM   #1139
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To change tires? Alaska Tire in Eagle River is open Sundays.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:08 PM   #1140
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Hmm, that might work out actually.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:06 PM   #1141
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A nice video on Ice Racing in NY...

http://www.grid1.tv/videos/featured/ice-racing

F1 Ice Racing in Europe...

http://www.grid1.tv/videos/featured/ice-racing-2
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:53 AM   #1142
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Anyone have a car trailer that I could borrow next week ?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:36 PM   #1143
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i know someone who has a trailer he might rent out...

EMC has some shop time open for rent
http://www.motorsportsalaska.com/for....php?f=4&t=903
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:22 PM   #1144
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And all this time I thought Jammer had nerves of steel.


I am heart-broken over this news.

From an article on Ice Racing in the March 2013 edition of the Alaska Magazine.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:03 PM   #1145
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54-years-old?!
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:22 PM   #1146
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ah it finally came out eh about time
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:26 PM   #1147
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woot! Gonna go pick up a copy for myself after work!

Some of us also knew this was going to be in the magazine ;-) since they reached out to us for it! +1 for the car community

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:50 PM   #1148
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i hate when i have extra money to spend on parts and idk what to get!
i want a new shift knob
sways/bushings
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:51 AM   #1149
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:58 AM   #1150
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http://jalopnik.com/the-2014-mercede...-tha-168817260
I want this, or at least the engine and seats.
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