It never hurts to start with a little Toby. I think he sets a certain tone.

This is why we only buy leather couches for this room.

Anyway, my class went off without a hitch with one exception. There is a labor contractor I see every year who hates me. 3 or 4 years ago, he took a phone call during the class, and I stopped the class until he got off the phone. He claimed I embarassed him, and has been complaining to the college about me ever since. Each year, he interrupts my class to make a speech abour how awful I am, how I am lying to the class, and how all I am doing is selling my law firm. He did it again this year, and did not stop until the rest of the class told him to shut up so they could get the material. The rep from the college is going to ask his superiors to ban the guy. Keep in mind, this guy is in his 60s.

There are two issues with the 2007 Subaru Impreza I bought for my son. First, I have no idea when the timing belt was changed (it has 150,000 miles). Second, while it is not leaking, I want to replace the head gasket because Subaru means oil leak in Japanese. I want the kid to be squared away with a car he can take to college that is reasonably practical and affordable to own. Even if the T Bird is ready for his graduation, he does not realize the fuel costs of the 429 Thunderjet V8, nor the basic impracticality of owning such a beast as a college student. [ASIDE: He just got SAT results and got a 1330. That is good, no?]

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The estimates I have are really high. I could shop it around, or try to do it myself. I am thinking about just looking at the damn timing belt to see how old it looks.

Do you think I can do either repair myself with help from my son? Has anyone worked on these Imprezas?

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I bought OEM mudflaps for the Sunchaser, with uncertainty whether they will actually fit.

I have taken a look to size up this project. The holes line up, and the size is right, but there is one problem. The body panel does not extend behind the wheel far enough to anchor the last screw for the shorter part of the โ€œLโ€ (above left of the โ€œTโ€ in TOYOTA above)

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Will these work with the end hanging free or should I abandon this effort?

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Lastly, I have a problem with my wheels. I am getting a lot of rubbing of the tires inside the wheel wells, which I had hoped would be resolved by the suspension work. But it persists. I love these wheels, but the car needs to be a practical driver.

Do I try lower profile tires (these are pretty balloony)? Spacers? Lift? Smaller wheels? If I go smaller on wheels, I would do something like this:

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Or this

Or stock Supra wheels like these

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Or these

I do not know what to do.

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Have some cars I saw around town for your time.