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#1501 Subruise

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:13 PM

.....and it only took 1500 posts lol:clap:

#1502 987687

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:04 AM

Yea, I was surprised how not loud the ea81 is without a header.
I took a rip in an ej25 franken motor once without the header. THAT was loud.

#1503 el_freddo

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:37 PM

Again good stuff mate!

I can't wait to see this thing once it's done. Going to replace the original graphics too? I'm guessing you will otherwise what's the point of buying one of these specifically?

Keep the pics rolling!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

Yeah I would like to get the graphics remade after the body work if finished and the car is painted. :brow:

Here is the NOS fenders and hood I picked up from Neil in Minnesota friday, thanks again bud!

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Original hood after welding holes shut and repainting with $0.97 paint haha!
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#1505 TheLoyale

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:57 PM

So I'm looking at Grant wheels. Anybody have pictures of aftermarket steering wheels installed on their EA81?

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This is a Spec-D wheel, I like this one a lot, but not with the red stitching. If it were black or blue it would be better.
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http://www.ebay.com/...8c6dae8&vxp=mtr

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:42 AM

I'm with you on the red stitching, I don't think it would go ver well with the rest of the interior. I think the three spokes (or split three spokes) look great in ea81's. I love the wheel I picked up for mine, it really made a difference in driving feel. Plus it looks cool :cool:

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:53 AM

Go with the vintage Grant look. That other wheel is too modern anyway. My $.02.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:50 AM

http://www.indysworl...hole-pugs-1.jpg

http://www.indysworl...i/2012/dust.jpg

http://www.ultimates...&highlight=momo

I'll have to upload another I have of a momo one I had in my ski-wagon

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

Good links Mick, the last link to the thread includes the info for the SAAS wheel adaptor.

So, I've been looking at ebay (Yeah I know) I actually want a deep dish style wheel, deep dish wheels look nice, kinda old school muscle car.

I like the steering wheel from the Falcon (Mad Max)

Looks something like this.
http://www.ebay.com/...84bb36e&vxp=mtr

I think I am gonna buy this one. Do you think the SAAS adapter will work on this?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:54 PM

here's the one I had in my skiwagon...

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:11 PM

here's the one i had in my skiwagon...


Slant Console!! ;)

I love that you can stick an aftermarket radio in them, but I hate that the radio is at a flippin' slant. I like things flat (Which is why I drive Subaru)

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:42 PM

Just did it. Ordered the wheel. Now, since this is a 6-hole mount, the Boss/SAAS adaptor should work right? I think this will be the same pattern at Nardi ect.

Now, where can I get the

13-BK121L adaptor? AU seller has them, but does not ship to the U.S (Plus I don't have $80 yet)

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:54 PM

Just did it. Ordered the wheel. Now, since this is a 6-hole mount, the Boss/SAAS adaptor should work right? I think this will be the same pattern at Nardi ect.

Now, where can I get the

13-BK121L adaptor? AU seller has them, but does not ship to the U.S (Plus I don't have $80 yet)


6 gole mount. what's the diameter. 6 hole is also Momo

#1514 TheLoyale

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:02 PM

From what I read in that thread you posted, MOMO/Nardi (Other manufactures) share the same 6 hole diameter for their hub adaptors.

The steering wheel I bought doesn't list any specs, other than steering wheel diameter which is 13.8" or something. I am betting the MOMO/Nardi adaptor offered by Boss/SAAS will work for this cheap wheel, or could be fab'ed to do so.

Bennie, once I have enough money. Would you be willing to order the adaptor in which we're talking about (Will send you link) I can paypal you the full amount plus shipping to the U.S for it.

Let me know whenever.

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In other news, I need to find some local CNC'est so I can have the header flanges made, so I can get some headway on making this header. Can't drive the car until I make one!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:06 PM

Momo 7301 adapter

http://www.ebay.com/...fa15edc&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/...8de1378&vxp=mtr

both are from Crowder Customs, which is where I got my adapter from 2 months ago... (my dusty pic above)

#1516 TheLoyale

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:24 PM

WOW! Awesome, SOLD!

Which one should I get? I think the MOMO one looks good, the spline section looks good. Which one would you get?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:32 PM

this is my momo on my brumby

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I used a SAAS kit ( PART# BK121L ) from the guy who won't ship to the USA currently AU $66.28 + AU $10.00 shipping

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:37 PM

Looks spot on!

Is that a 5spd and a Legacy centre console in there!? :brow:

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:51 PM

It sure is, my brumby has an EJ22 with a weber carby, a single range 5 speed liberty box, rear discs, a 2 inch lift, borla copy headers and a customised factory 2.25 inch exhaust from a wrx. :)

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:53 PM

this is the exact one I got.

http://www.ebay.com/...fa15edc&vxp=mtr

the 7301 is supposed to be for the early ones, but it worked fine on mine. it's taller than the 7302 by a little. not sure how much, but in a Brat it doesn't matter much... in a wagon, it could conceivably make it tighter...

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:56 PM

I knew the Brat was roomier inside! I am probably gonna by the other adaptor you posted anyhow. I may just buy both if I feel lucky. :cool:

AHHH, I need to build a damn header pronto. I need flanges made.

Gonna check out what I have for local CNC shops, if I can't find anything, Jon, I will be knocking on your door!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:05 PM

why dont you use the flanges off of the old one?

#1523 TheLoyale

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:26 PM

why dont you use the flanges off of the old one?


They are rusted and garbage. I'm building a new header, why bother use the old crap? Its a resto! :-p

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:22 PM

I guess so, I think Id use them anyways. Thick enough to grind down to clean steel, and they wont be seen anyways :burnout:

Great progress on this project BTW. You have more gusto than I. Id never tackle such a large job that required so much russssttt repair. zzz

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:54 PM

I made a step in the right direction tonight while at O'reillys. I bought my self some new exhaust studs (M10x1.25) with my employee discount it was like $6 for two packs or "Help!" brand studs.

I also bought stainless bolts for my PS pump pulley today, looks better.

I still need Stainless nuts/washers for the motor mounts.

Kenny, I put a lot of gusto into this car, because they don't fall out of the sky around these parts. These dried up in the junkyards probably 10yrs ago, and most were junked because of rust more or less.

When you find one that is somewhat intact, you have to go all out to keep it.




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