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Update on my Brumby

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:34 am
after seeing PhantomD's brumby I thought I would post an update on my old girl while she has 10 times mor KM on her clock

Im very proud of her

this how she looked just after I got her


this is with the lift kit and 13" rims, I had to go to Perth and as it is holiday time I put the 13" on so I didn't get a yellow sticker (defect notice) as my 215'/65/14r tyres are way outside the guards


and this is how she looks with the 215'/65/14r tyres on I scored the lift kit rims and tyres for 250 dollars I then bought a spare rim and 2 second hand tyres fitted for 80 dollars I also got 2 bogless and rustless guards from a mate in Perth for free hence the different colour white


one day I will get around to finishing the motor mods but for now she runs great ( when I have a money tree:) )

PJ is now running an EJ22 with a Weber 34 ADM and Power steering

As a request from GOD I decided to go through and find some relevant links

So for those of you who don't want to read the 70+ pages here are some highlights

disc brake setup

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=14597 (link to another thread)

dizzy pictures ... onversion/

manifold pictures

Franks first run

Frank in place

ADM34 AND ADAPTOR ... r_embedded

I haz a forcefield and ADM 34 in place

modified ford cable for acellerator

parking PJ

weber 32/36 to replace ADM34

rebuild escort dizzy

tin tin in Thailand ... ailand.pdf

adding bung hole for the torsion bar winder

MX5 front spring to brumby rear conversion

happy fiddling :)


Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:39 am
by phantomD
Haha I hoped this would happen! This car is obviously well loved and cared for from the pictures you have posted here.

The tray looks very clean on yours (mine is a bit agricultural), what condition is the tailgate in? What mods are you doing to the motor?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:43 am
they tray has bog in it :( as does the tailgate , I have another but Im low on funds so I can't even paint it at the moment to put it on

as for the motor eventually an EJ22 but Im in the process of modding an EJ16 to accept a holley 320 carby and a dizzy all of which I hope to bolt onto the EJ22 when the money tree grows


Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:14 am
by T'subaru
Nice ride, when the right one comes up I'll definately have one in my drive way.

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:33 pm
by AlpineRaven
looking good there mate... Your making me more jealous as I want a Brumby as well!!!
Any more plans to be done on it?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:13 pm
by GOD
Any progress on the carbed EJ? Are you modifying an EFI manifold or making a new one?


Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:01 pm
GOD wrote:Any progress on the carbed EJ? Are you modifying an EFI manifold or making a new one?

My dreams to date :)

well I would dearly love just to pull out an ally welder (don't have one) and fabricate a manifold from scratch

otherwise a downdraught webber on an adaptor plate bolted onto the efi manifold and the injector holes plugged is another option (anyone got a downdraught webber they want to give away?)

my other dream is to mount a 320 holley(was give a working one one for free :) ) on a purpose built manifold (see first option) :(

Ive found several electronic dizzys at the local wreckers with cam mounts, it is looking like a toyota based one will be the best fit with an adaptor plate, failing that Ive got a fiori dizzy that needs a rotor button and cap that I can shove a electronic dizzy kit into (have kit need time to put in the dizzy) and mate it to an adaptor and away she will go (hopefully)

I still need to balance the new tyres but Im unemployed at this point as school has finished (thank the gods) (if I go back to teaching I will need to be paid way more to put up with the rubbish kids put out these days)

so sadly paying the rent and bills are more important than the project

anyone need a T.A. or a service man in WA (Im ready to start yesterday)


Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:40 am
by cockroach
is that lift kit a 2inch or a 3inch? i wanted to put a lift in my car and leave the 13inch rims on. but after seeing ur brumby with the 13's on, it looks a little bit weird (the tyres dont fill the guards) so i might give it a miss untill i can get bigger wheels and tyres. nice score on the lift kit and wheels/tyres too. i could see why you would want more money to be a teacher. i was thinking about the hell some of my teachers went through and i would never be able to put up with it. you must have a lot of patience hahaha

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:39 am
It is a 2 inch kit and yes it does look funny with 13 inch rims on it

yesterday in my wanderings I found a ford meteor dizzy that will just about bolt directly to an EJ head so thats one less hassle to deal with on the motor

I did have alot of patience but Ive just about used it all up in the last 6 months of teaching

to the point where Im looking at working anywhere but as a teacher


Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:00 pm
by Gleno
If you want to go 13inch rims just go a bigger tyre.

i have 13inch rims and 185/80/r13 fills the gaurd nicely with a 3inch lift:)



Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:43 pm
185 r13 light truck tyres work as well and last forever

but Im sticking with my 14's :)

as she drives really well with them on I can venture down tracks without even needing the 4WD as I just float over the sand now and if she starts to sink low range takes care of that instantly

Loving it but I still need to fit my guard flares :rolleyes:


Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:25 pm
my god what is this stuff and why were my rear quarter panels half full of it


ok so I was tracking down a fuel vapour leak that fills my cab will enough fumes to make me start to spin out and I shone the torch into an inspection panel and found the guards half full

I vacuumed the right side clean and closed it all up then on a whim I decided to pull the left lights and shon the torch in there same thing vacuumed out and emptied into the garden


at least 5kg all up

so I drilled holes in all the obvious spots (arrrrgh they all scream)
behind the rear mudflap and right at the front of the bottom of the sill where the front panel bolts on the all the holes were nicely painted with white rust preventive paint once it was dry I washed the remaning mud out


hmmmm was that a good Idea ?


seems the inside sill filled to overflow because the mud wasn't draining quick enough make sure you park your car with the rear end facing down hill takes a little longer but it does come out

now Im waiting for the car to dry out abit its over 30 degrees here today

then Im going to pump the sills full of an atomised light oil mixture to prevent rust (ahahahahahaaaahaahahaahahhahaaaa)

seriously though wherever there was a big build up of mud is where these buggers rust out

mud for thought


Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:17 pm
by wrxer
i had a urine sample that was that colour, the other day. might be the red dirt finally coming out too!

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:05 pm
by El_Freddo
wrxer wrote:i had a urine sample that was that colour, the other day. might be the red dirt finally coming out too!
Too much information!

Toonga, I don't think your brumby looks that weird with a 2 inch lift and the standard 13 inch rims and tyres. Looks good if you don't want to upgrade the tyres.

Sunnie had that fine dust in the same panels too. I vacuumed it out and left it at that.

Like AP, I too want a brumby of my own. Thought I had one sorted last week but it went right outside my non existant budget :( Some day...



Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:03 am
by maxxair
i know ALLLLL about that dusty mud like substace your refering too. ive gernied my shell out 3 times already, and still it comes. from where i dunno. everywhere is my guess. my car is 82 model though, and has seen some mud as a rallycar. will be the cleanest one out when im done though.