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Post by TOONGA » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:11 pm

coupe wrote:geeze Jules lol im wider and heavier than you and it didnt bottom out on me,,,,,, ( Pete ducks and runs from the thown shoes and black board dusters .) ....lol

remember that was with 13s not the 14s i have on it now :)

and what is this blackboard duster you speak of we use interactive white boards now.

No pens, no erasers... just a computer and some really annoying technology hung on a wall

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Post by El_Freddo » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:56 am

Keen to hear what you're up to with this mod for the rear.

In the mean time, thought of nabbing a set of front springs from a parked honda accord/prelude/civic/accord? Leave a block of wood cut to the right length in the strut to make it all look factory :rolleyes: This should keep the cost of the springs down ;)

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Post by TOONGA » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:34 am

so this is what the vortex looked like when I put the 14's on

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with this suspension setting

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and this is what it looks like now

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with the suspension back where it should be

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I know it doesn't look like much but with the shock set on the first setting the spring did nothing and spun in its seat.

Now I can actually drive jetcar and not dodge potholes and lumpy bits of truck corrugation

Plan B is still up for the taking but it will need a 2 inch lift kit for it to work :)

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Post by RSR 555 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:23 pm

Why stop at 2"? :)

Looks good though Jules.. Love to see it EJ'd and on the beach :mrgreen:
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Post by TOONGA » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:08 pm

Well the EJ is coming soon :)

as for the lift kit...

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Post by RSR 555 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:35 am

Start of conversion...

Engine and box are in but will need to get more pics today, as we are trying to decide if he needs a 1, 2, or 3 inch lift. In the meantime here's some teasers

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G'box converted
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Post by steptoe » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:52 pm

When you say gearbox converted, is that EJ front casings on the Vort AWD box ?

Quick work!

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Post by guyph_01 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:30 pm

Yeah its the EJ front casing with the rear vortex gears and awd diff lock, its still single range. What an interesting build its been, Lots of RSR and KPM sponsored parts were involved to build this beast. It gave me a few ideas to think about for my build:)
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Post by RSR 555 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:30 am

Yeah Jonno.. Just a straight swap of the Vortex's internals over into the EJ single rangle front casings :)
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Post by RSR 555 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:38 am

Yesterday's efforts were a bit slow due to other work booked in but Jules did his best to get things done.

Filling up the fluids and checking for leaks
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Starting the painfull wiring part
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And this is how the Vortex should have been sold new
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Post by mud_king91 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:43 am

thats how every pre 90 subaru should,ve come
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Post by H-top » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:38 am

Still missing a turbo!

Good form though mate!
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Post by guyph_01 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:05 pm

I love that air box look, where did you find it:p

Also whats up with the accelerator cable?

Can't wait to see it lifted and in action on the beach, will definitely attract some attention:D
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Post by mud_king91 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:08 pm

you know if you fitted a turbo it may finish the spacey look it could possible fly like subaru were dreaming of when they made it HAHAHA
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Post by TOONGA » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:51 pm

I"m home again and the car is running great (even better once I tightened the leaking power steering line :))

A big thanks To RSR555 for going above and beyond once again, Subarino, not just for cutting the loom down but then for wiring the computer side into the not cavernous vortex under dash. Guyph as well for all the stuff he donated. (I think I will need to put one of those shopping lists on the rear quarter glass with sponsor names :) )

To everyone that was there and helped over the 4 days it took to get this done thanks as well.

as for the turbo I don't need it for what Jetcar will be doing :)

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Post by coupe » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:34 pm

Congrats Jules.
Thats one fine piece of work that was done. Paul and all concerned really did a great job.
It looks like it was factory fitted. I bet your glad to be home lol.
It was great to have a look and learn session while it was being built.
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Post by steptoe » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:40 am

Massive looking project - creamed in a few days WOW !

A little inspiration there too :)

TOONGA, we need a comparo write up, you know, the typical my refreshed EJ is heaps better than my tired old EA82T :p

What sort of torque is new donk rated at? I recall EJ22 and EA82T was about same.

How much extra weight at the front, sink a bit ?

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Post by RSR 555 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:26 am

TOONGA wrote:I"m home again and the car is running great (even better once I tightened the leaking power steering line :))
Opps.. can't have been too loose tho.. I did do it up with my massively strong fingers :p
TOONGA wrote:A big thanks To RSR555 for going above and beyond once again, Subarino, not just for cutting the loom down but then for wiring the computer side into the not cavernous vortex under dash. Guyph as well for all the stuff he donated. (I think I will need to put one of those shopping lists on the rear quarter glass with sponsor names :) )
No probs at all Jules.. Love to play :mrgreen:

But I must also say a HUGE !! THANKS to Davarino (aka Subarino) for giving us his time. It was an awesome help and I'd wished he lived closer cause without you bro I'd be lost. Can't praise you enough Dave, you are a bloody legend mate.
TOONGA wrote:as for the turbo I don't need it for what Jetcar will be doing :)

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Yep.. and I don't need the headaches !! lol
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Post by TOONGA » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:02 am

steptoe wrote:Massive looking project - creamed in a few days WOW !

A little inspiration there too :)
I wouldn't suggest it be done so quickly as I think everybody is still hobbling around :)
steptoe wrote:TOONGA, we need a comparo write up, you know, the typical my refreshed EJ is heaps better than my tired old EA82T :p
It is 200% better than the motor that came out, the EA82T was literally running as a 2 stroke due to blow by
steptoe wrote:What sort of torque is new donk rated at? I recall EJ22 and EA82T was about same.
EJ22 AU delivered is rated at 130BHP, EA82T AU delivered is rated at 115BHP
steptoe wrote:How much extra weight at the front, sink a bit ?
the front end is in the same spot the motor how ever had to be put on 2 inch lift blocks so the alternator aircon pump and PS pump clear the bonnet.


once again a big thank you to everyone I'm really enjoying the way jetcar is driving now

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Post by steptoe » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:48 am

TOONGA wrote: the front end is in the same spot the motor how ever had to be put on 2 inch lift blocks so the alternator aircon pump and PS pump clear the bonnet.




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Ah ha, the whole front crossmember is two inches lower than the body than before then? Doesn't that then change things ground to wheel arch looks etc?
Guess that can be fixed - doesn't slow you down like an old EA82T

200% better than a 2 stroke :D

I did think I read it was EJ25, now confirms EJ22.

Th old HP V's torque thing, HP is measured flat stick, torque is where (most) do their driving - 2800 in the EA82T I think

All this has reminded me of a broken Foz box on the floor of a guy who owes me (and thinks I have forgot) - those casings could come in handy.

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