I own a vortex :)

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Post by steptoe » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:45 pm

Howdja make the leads reach #1 and #3 ? I have just measured mine up to be longer than std EA82T as in 1075mm total length for #1 and 1215mm for #3 and they need straight terminals for the dizzy end. Working on eagleproducts to come up with a new listing based on my measures as current listing for 4WD Turbo Vortex is wrong for AWD 4WD Vorts or EA82TS (S is for spider)

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Post by TOONGA » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:39 pm

the leads were on a multipoint EFI EA82 at the wreckers, all I did was take them of the motor and put them on mine.

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Post by RSR 555 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:11 am

woody.t wrote:donating the 22b's power-plant??? :mrgreen: ahah
TOONGA wrote:Sacrilege! Sacrilege! Sacrilege! Sacrilege! Sacrilege! Sacrilege!
Damn.. I never thought about the 22Bs engine as an EJ22T but I guess it's kinda the same :???: The EJ22T (2 off them) are the US market SOHC engines.. not the DOHC ones like the 22B has. I can sell the 22B engine to Tristan but I feel the price may be a little to high for him :)
TOONGA wrote:On a less spammy note:) I changed the HT leads for a set off an EA82 at the wreckers and while my engine is unwell, it is amazing the difference a newer (they are still bright blue) set of leads have made.

Now I just have to treat it kindly until Im ready to make some changes in the engine bay

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I would think that the low compression in #1 & #3 would not be fixed with a set of leads... I feel only an EJ will fix this :p
steptoe wrote:Howdja make the leads reach #1 and #3 ? I have just measured mine up to be longer than std EA82T as in 1075mm total length for #1 and 1215mm for #3 and they need straight terminals for the dizzy end. Working on eagleproducts to come up with a new listing based on my measures as current listing for 4WD Turbo Vortex is wrong for AWD 4WD Vorts or EA82TS (S is for spider)
Yeah.. sounds like someone (EP) has not really done their homework??
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Post by steptoe » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:17 am

must have taken a short cut and not followed the originals secure path? May be a good candidate to try a tin of Restore in the oil and see if it fixes up compression

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Post by TOONGA » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:45 am

RSR 555 wrote: I would think that the low compression in #1 & #3 would not be fixed with a set of leads... I feel only an EJ will fix this :p
It idles way better and has more power but yes not a fix.

Im gearing up for the EJ swap :)

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Post by TOONGA » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:37 pm

I picked these up yesterday while I was out looking for a fuel tank for Dann

5 rims and tyres (80% tread) 185/70/14

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There is another set of 4 available at the wrecker (tyres are 50% tread) PM me if you are keen

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Post by coupe » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:22 am

Looking good Jules. The 14 fills the guards much better. How was the first day of taking the kids to school. Did people give you the look.
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Post by guyph_01 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:19 am

TOONGA wrote:thanks peoples Ive been reading the 88 fsm which can be downloaded from the board ... that constant 4wd box is interesting. Im going to keep it and put it too good use :)

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Whats so interesting? Anyway congrats on the vortex, it took you some time but yes ur one of the cool guys now:D hahahah lol.

Wish i had a awd turbo tho:(
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Post by El_Freddo » Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:32 am

guyph_01 wrote:Whats so interesting?
The AWD setup is the reverse of the EJ's - that's why the pinion shaft is not interchangeable between the two, the L AWD pinion shaft is longer than the EJs...

Jules, personally not a fan of the desert rats on a vortex, I don't know why, I'm struggling to work it out, but I think it could be due to their simple "agricultural" design/ruggedness on the "refined" vortex...

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Post by steptoe » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:16 am

might just suit the intended use of this Vortex, some ag work, circle work in the paddock.....

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Post by TOONGA » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:05 am

El_Freddo wrote:The AWD setup is the reverse of the EJ's - that's why the pinion shaft is not interchangeable between the two, the L AWD pinion shaft is longer than the EJs...

Jules, personally not a fan of the desert rats on a vortex, I don't know why, I'm struggling to work it out, but I think it could be due to their simple "agricultural" design/ruggedness on the "refined" vortex...

Cheers

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Yeah it was either these or a custom set of those 17inch alloy rims that got that poor young brumby owner bagged off the board :)
steptoe wrote:might just suit the intended use of this Vortex, some ag work, circle work in the paddock.....
Still deciding on the final outcome ... 2 inch liftkit? for those runs down the beach with people trying to work out what it is :)

Edit: anyone caring to donate to this build... please PM me as I'm doing this on a frayed shoestring budget

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Post by guyph_01 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:30 pm

I've got a pair of 3inch from strut tops and some 2inch blocks and bolts. was going to make a set and sell them off. Can't donate but open to offers:)
Pm me your email and i'll send you pics.
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Post by TOONGA » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:41 pm

PM sent Guy, I will make an offer once Ive seen pictures :)

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Post by RSR 555 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:45 pm

I can offer free moral support :) and lots of free advice :mrgreen:
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Post by steptoe » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:34 am

OK, I'll make an offer of free encouragement and remote diagnostics :D

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