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by El_Freddo
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Suspension - shocks, springs and upgrades
Topic: Brumby - Torsion bar mounting bolt snapped at body
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Brumby - Torsion bar mounting bolt snapped at body

I should’ve mentioned other methods as this isn’t the only way: - use some flat bar to weld a nut to while on the bench (drill a hole first!). Have 40mm or so of bar on either side of the nut. - access the captive nut area from above or side on, enough to slide this bar in with the new captive nut o...
by El_Freddo
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Suspension - shocks, springs and upgrades
Topic: Brumby - Torsion bar mounting bolt snapped at body
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Brumby - Torsion bar mounting bolt snapped at body

Hey mate, Yeah not fun! The body mounts are primarily all captive nuts inside the enclosed chassis rails/frames. These are round bits of steel with a threaded hole, not the typical hex nuts we think of when hearing “captive nut” Best bet is to either cut a hole beside the nut to pull the old bit out...
by El_Freddo
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Subaru chat
Topic: Forester with l series hi/low gearbox conversion!
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Forester with l series hi/low gearbox conversion!

Welcome Sean, Great intro and I like your thinking. It was done before in the US. The down sides - limited to 3.9 and 3.7 diff ratios. Your L series will be a 3.7 ratio. - lots of fab work - you’ll have to work out gearbox crossmember, gear shift linkages, tail shaft. - swap rear diffs - and possibl...
by El_Freddo
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Conversions, modifications and performance
Topic: Fitting a weber
Replies: 20
Views: 6281

Re: Fitting a weber

Hey ‘91, How do you know that cylinder 2’s piston comes up higher than the rest? I reckon that would typically show a much higher compression reading than the other cylinders if everything else is the same. I can’t help with the Weber stuff - never played with them. For a Weber you’re about halfway ...
by El_Freddo
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Restorations and build ups.
Topic: 1986 Subaru Leone RX TURBO STi
Replies: 166
Views: 37742

Re: 1986 Subaru Leone RX TURBO STi

Stunning work as usual Nico! Wish I had the funds to do a build to this level of quality on Ruby Scoo!! That rear toe adjustment looks neat. I’ll be keen to see how this device effects your camber as those three bolts are key to this setting. It’s not very well documented as to how to adjust it. I’v...
by El_Freddo
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: El Freddo
Topic: RS wagon...
Replies: 54
Views: 11557

Re: RS wagon...

Today I started working on the tailgate swap. I was going to do it without removing the headlining - remove the hinge bolts on the taligate, pull the RS wiring out of the old gate and slide into the replacement. But while doing this (and investigating pulling the wiring from the vehicle) I was rathe...
by El_Freddo
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: El Freddo
Topic: RS wagon...
Replies: 54
Views: 11557

Re: RS wagon...

Well this is frustrating to say the least: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/922/sTXRox.jpg :evil: :evil: :evil: Now assessing which way to go with this. I have several options, one could be a hone on that bore only, new rings and off we go. Second is to throw the matching turbo pistons ...
by El_Freddo
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: El Freddo
Topic: RS wagon...
Replies: 54
Views: 11557

Re: RS wagon...

Quick update: Pics of the instrument cluster LED conversion - I wanted new incandescent globes but they apparently aren’t available anymore - or more to the point Jaycar sell more LEDs so they don’t stock the old globes. Same pic as above: LEDs on left, incandescent on the right. No mods to LEDs: ht...
by El_Freddo
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: 1WD FOZ's FOZ
Replies: 6
Views: 2077

Re: 1WD FOZ's FOZ

Looking good mate! Can’t wait for Covid to be over so we can head bush again! I bet our natural environments will cop a flogging once restrictions are dropped again :cry:

Now to build a 4.44 gearbag and a torque monster up front :twisted:

Cheers

Bennie
by El_Freddo
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: El Freddo
Topic: RS wagon...
Replies: 54
Views: 11557

Re: RS wagon...

You have been a busy little beaver Bennie. :lol: :lol: Trying to be! Another project has stalled completely so over to the RS goes all my efforts. Great work mate Can’t wait to see her up and running Thanks mate. I definitely cannot wait to see it up and running! It’s sat for way too long! Even jus...
by El_Freddo
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: El Freddo
Topic: RS wagon...
Replies: 54
Views: 11557

Re: RS wagon...

Had a pretty big one on the RS today. Last week I was swapping the rear LHS driveshaft as it’s got a split boot. I ended up pulling the whole knuckle out with the driveshaft stuck in it. Hopefully a press does the job. Earlier in the day I got stuck into stripping down a GT series 2 foz EJ205 engine...
by El_Freddo
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Conversions, modifications and performance
Topic: Fitting a weber
Replies: 20
Views: 6281

Re: Fitting a weber

Putting an EA82 into a brumby is blasphemy! Just don’t.

EJ anything from EJ18 and up, yes. EA82, NOOOOO!

Ppl “should” be pulling their EA82s from their L series and replacing them with the ever faithful EA81.

But that’s my thinking.

5spd, go for it ;)

Cheers

Bennie
by El_Freddo
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Conversions, modifications and performance
Topic: Fitting a weber
Replies: 20
Views: 6281

Re: Fitting a weber

G’day 91Brumby, Fuel pump: you can replace it with an aftermarket fawcet pump. Only needs to be low pressure. I can’t remember the specific fuel filter number up the back is. You can use a regular filter and cable tie it in securely. Does the same job. That knocking noise certainly is a knock! It’s ...
by El_Freddo
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: 1.59:1 L series low range
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: 1.59:1 L series low range

Sorry Fujifan,

Here it is. Updated original post too.

Cheers

Bennie
by El_Freddo
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Electrical, wiring and lighting
Topic: time for a new alternator - which one?
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: time for a new alternator - which one?

Spares are good. I blew a PS pump while driving up Mt Hotham. I didn’t have the smaller belt for the EJ to run just the alternator as they share the belt for alt and PS. I was lucky I had a dual battery (not a great one) - I managed to drive to Repco in Bright and order the single belt. Long story s...