Update on my Brumby

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Post by TOONGA » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:50 pm

Bennie the 14's and the guard flares are now on the car I had 2 complete flares and 2 smaller bits that I had cut down for the back from one piece, by chance I went to clark rubber in Bunbury as they were looking for staff (I still haven't heard from them:( ) and in their offcuts they had 2 pieces of flare that was pre cut it is normally 22 dollars a metre they gave me it for 10 bucks so now I have all the flares done properly

Jack you need to drink less rocket fuel and more water

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I know how the mud/ dust gets in the wheel picks it up and it is flung into a hole at the top of the inner guards :)

and when I put on my other fuel cap the vapor problem stopped imediately YAAY!!!!!!!!

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Post by Thalass » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:38 pm

The brumby looks great with the 14s and the 2 inch lift. My dad has recently done exactly that with his brumby, and I'm going to do the same with mine, too. Not too high, not too low. Any bigger and you have to start cutting the arches away like Brumbyrunner has!
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Post by TOONGA » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:50 am

ok time for another update on the brumby

firstly a big thanks to everyone who has helped me to this point you know who you are :) (I'd like to thank my goldfish, my underwear,...... the list is long)

recently my ea81 decided it would get extremely tempremental so with the help of a free donor from a friend (Pete) in Perth, Paul (owe you still) put up with me while the engine was replaced (thanks again)

In the mean time work has progressed on frank my carby and dizzy run EJ motor

a manifold is being made to take a 350 holley and another is in the wings to take an SU 2''
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an escort mark 3 dizzy was aquired (I will probably have to give up my firstborn for that one) and only slightly modified to fit (the keyway for the cam was machined a small amount)
lots of pics (lazy this morning)
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and finally frank was beheaded to reveal a nice suprise

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why you may ask did I/we take the heads off so the heads from and EJ22 with a cam/keyway could be used

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the donor engine( why Stimpy why?)

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so progress is being made still some parts needed (anyone care to donate a SOHC headgasket kit) (or a 21 spline 225 mm brumby clutch kit?)

and a big thanks to all those involved again

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Post by RSR 555 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:06 pm

Woo-Hoo :o

Looking good and another update for ya today..

Manifold is welded but was leaking in one spot so it's back for minor repairs (no pics yet sorry)

But I have this for ya.. Clean heads ( well.. a lot cleaner than they were ;) )
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Post by TOONGA » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:16 pm

thanks looking alot better

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Post by TOONGA » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:04 pm

the manifold is back from the welder Im impressed others who saw it looked scared :)

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it is sitting quite tall with the little air cleaner on it

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I think it will be a case of either modifying the original subaru air cleaner or building an air box to some type of pod


I can't wait to see it drown the engine

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Post by maxxair » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:38 pm

Lovely, truely awsome. Hang it out the bonnet, go on, you know u wanna. Looking great Toonga, well done.
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Post by RSR 555 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:16 pm

Scared?? More like trying to hold back the laughter :)
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Post by TOONGA » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:10 am

sure you were scared thats why you walked off........ away to that other room and closed the door

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Post by Alex » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:22 pm

LOL....wowwwwwwww

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Post by AndrewT » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:20 pm

lol interesting :) Why are u putting so much work into downgrading/retarding an EJ motor?

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Post by TOONGA » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:04 pm

AndrewT wrote:lol interesting :) Why are u putting so much work into downgrading/retarding an EJ motor?
in my honest opinion there is way way less work this way

and mostly to prove it can be done and because the motor was FREE so was the holley and the manifold as well and unless there is a FREE computer, harness (cut down and ready to go), fuel injection suitable fuel pump and all the other sensors and bits and pieces available this is for me a cheap and viable option.

and the way I see it and always will no ECU means no limp home mode, I don't have to hope that the computer is getting the right information from sensors that can and do send erroneous information to said computer etc. if the module in the distributor shuts down I can easily pull it out and replace it (cheaply and quickly on the side of the road, sand dune, swamp etc).

and I can adjust the fuel mixture and advance or retard the timing to suit my liking and finally if the people who put these motors in to ultralight aircraft do it the same way (for obvious reasons) why not I say

and finally sometimes old school is better for the application needed / intended

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Post by TJS » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:18 pm

stay wit efi it will work better and be more reliable i have one in a brumby that has a 6 inch lift wit a heap of other mods for sale if ur intrested it has 15 inch rims and 235 70 15 tyres

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Post by TOONGA » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:55 pm

TJS care to sponsor me then? so I can "stay with EFI?"

this brings to mind a famous saying by one of those rock climbing heroes

"because it was there..."

or ol Blue Eyes "I did it my way"

I don't have 2-3000 dollars spare to run EFI and this how I want to do it

and if i had 2-3000 dollars spare Im sure it would benefit my family more than an aftermarket EFI system

and just a quick question why are you selling your brumby if it is so reliable? :)

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Post by D3V1L » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:23 pm

go for it mate!! i think its an awesome idea and should be good once its done

i run an efi ej in my buggy, and i hate having the electronics in it....if this all works for you i will be stealing your carby idea and doing it to the sand rail


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