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Post by AndrewT » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:40 pm

I didn't take a trace, and to be honest my plate hardly followed the pre-marked texta lines at all. It's easy to make one with no template at all, all you need is the EJ engine, EA gearbox with flywheel and use them as a template. Best to do it that way for maximum accuracy.

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Post by SuBaRiNo » Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:01 pm

Wiring harness is 85% complete.

I know u said u wanted buttons and switches on the dash for the ignition but there may be a problem beacause they would all have to be water proof. Wacky doesn't really offer much moisture protection.

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Post by AndrewT » Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:22 pm

Cool thanks Dave.
Yeah I will most likely buy some nice waterproof toggle switches from d1cky Smith or something. (Altho Devil Dave apparently already bought all these ages ago, I'll have to find out).

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Post by Bumpty » Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:46 am

Please post up how you go and what you do with the button/s for ignition!
I'd love to do it one day to my car :)

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Post by Subafury » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:12 pm

why dont u just put them all into a waterproof box thing like you said before. and any way i dont think buggy will be doing too many water related activities- u get wet!! maybe some mud spray protection tho
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Post by AndrewT » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:40 pm

Quick update;

WackyBug now has the beginnings of a rollcage. I took her over to Vidler's place today for some quick welding action. Basically two rather long lengths of box section run from front to back now with another piece between to brace them. These are welded to the inside of the body.
I can jump up and down on the rear and she doesn't flex at all anymore.

I also removed all of the original MY wiring and fitted the EJ22 exhaust headers today.

Now she just needs a fuel pump, a fuel return line, the EJ wiring harness installed and the guages / switches.
I'll have do something about a rear section of exhaust at some point too I spose.



I was just looking up some figures on the old engine vs the new engine. This is scary.
Some of the WA boys will remember how fast WackyBug was with just the original EA81...
EA81 - 73hp
EJ22 - 135hp
Do the maths!!

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Post by mattims » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:11 pm

1.849 ?? or did i miss something
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Post by SuBaRiNo » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:33 pm

I think you forgot to carry the 6 Mattims.

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Post by AndrewT » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:06 pm

haha well anyways the point is its only 11 horsepower shy of double the power.

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Post by mattims » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:21 pm

oooh now i get it .. your a lunatic .. is that the point your trying to make?
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Post by Subafury » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:52 pm

heheh. cant wait to see her get up and boogey.

on a side note- has the wagon got any more progress yet?
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Post by AndrewT » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:09 pm

Yeah a little on the wagon, I've cut the flatbar I need for repairing the captive nuts. Havn't found a place with 50mm box section for the Lib control arm adaptors yet tho.

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Post by mattims » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:13 pm

50mm RHS (square) what wall thickness did you need .. i will almost definitely have some at work.
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Post by AndrewT » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:49 pm

box section probably 50 x 40. 4mm wall thickness.
would only need about 1m length wise.

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Post by SuBaRiNo » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:07 pm

Andrew there is a metal shop across the road of the bunnings on Balcatta Rd up our way.

They would do the metal you need. and they seam more than happy to cut it off into the size bits you want. I bought a bit of metal there for $1.20.

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