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el_freddo last won the day on October 17

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About el_freddo

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    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru
  • Birthday 07/16/1982

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    Bendigo, Vic, Aust.
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    Subaru's, tinkering/fixing things - especially love pulling things to bits then trying to put them back together :D
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    Two eyes, nose, mouth... The usual...
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    '88 L wagon '91 brumby, 93 RS wag

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  1. el_freddo

    New member, old subi

    Thanks Gouda, I’ve got a 3 inch lift. Square tubing with crush tubing that the bolts pass through. Other than ripping a captive nut after an unintended jump at speed, I’ve not had any issues with the lift The snorkel is from a Mitsubishi Pajero NG NH NK model. It was filled with sand and the two elbows heated gently to allow it to be pushed into to position to match the angle of the A pillar. The top elbow was given the same treatment to make the snorkel head sit on a more natural angle. Then all the plumbing into the mpfi airbox was sorted. The roof rack is ancient. I’m looking at upgrading to a newer unit and selling the old one to a rat rod enthusiast. Loads of things you can do with these vehicles! You just have to use your imagination Cheers Bennie
  2. el_freddo

    My lifted Impreza puts all yours to shame

    What lift and how do you go off-road without low range - or are you running an auto? Looks mean mate! Cheers Bennie
  3. el_freddo

    1982 Brat Wheeler Build

    Epic build! Do you have a tube bender for the sliders and tube chassis? Fromthe rust in those pics I can see why you need a tube chassis! I’m looking forward to the next instalment Cheers Bennie
  4. el_freddo

    Loyale Gambler 500 build

    Looks good mate. I love your shopping trolley roof basket! You’ll love the EJ and dual range. It’ll actually be able to go off-road Cheers Bennie
  5. el_freddo

    New member, old subi

    Mine’s on 528k km at the moment, it’s done some pretty serious off-roading and doesn’t have many original parts on her anymore except the doors, glass and back seat... She’s a beast though Cheers Bennie
  6. I’ve done this prior to our last trip: Worked a treat and made packing/retrieving gear soooo much easier compared to the old setup. It’s also lighter There’s a kitchen cabinet that slides in under the left shelf - it will end up on a set of slides so you can use it from the back of the vehicle or remove it and use it on a bench/table etc. Our setup is pretty much sorted now. I’m very happy with it. Cheers Bennie
  7. No, I think it’s been modified for aviation use. The EA81 bell housing looks very similar to the EA82 bell housing Cheers Bennie
  8. el_freddo

    SVX Struts

    Try your vin at partsouq.com You might manage to find the part numbers you’re after through this website. Cheers Bennie
  9. el_freddo

    New member, old subi

    Welcome to the forum! Nice L I love mine!! Keep the rust out of it and she’ll be apples for a long time to come Cheers Bennie
  10. You guys are such downers! Looking more closely at the lhs head near the intake mounting area I’m reckoning this is an EA81S engine. Cheers Bennie
  11. I think you need to identify what the noise from the engine is - if it’s a shot tensioner then replace it! The valve knock is really valve knock? It doesn’t sound like the engine is as dead as others seem to make out. If you’re going to do suspension work replace the struts with forester units as these will provide some lift. Someone will know what springs to run. Lift blocks can be added later. There are a few mobs that do lift over your way to choose from. Otherwise Subi Lift Oz over here can ship internationally All the best with it! Cheers Bennie
  12. Why would you want to drop to a smaller engine? You could put the ej22 block between the ej25 heads. No need for wiring stuff then. Cheers Bennie
  13. el_freddo

    RX to BRAT Compatibility

    With an EJ swap the L's AWD box is worth the effort, especially since they came with the dual range that can easily be swapped to the better L's low of 1.59:1. the AWD with the EJ makes a huge difference in traction in the wet! Even in general for that matter. if dual range isn't needed, shove an EJ AWD box in. The conversion is same same but different to the EA 5spd box. The rear discs are a neat upgrade over the drums. That said if your rear drums are serviced and working well, you may not notice much of a difference in performance. Discs seem to require less maintenance. Cheers Bennie
  14. Welcome Rich. Bugger about the rod knock. Insure you'll find some answers here as to options to get this sorted Cheers Bennie
  15. el_freddo

    My First Subie

    Nice L mate! Carb or efi? That'll help with diagnostics etc. I love my L - but I'm partial to the wagons And geez, going from looking at an '04 sti to the ol' L is a HUGE change in direction to say the least! Cheers Bennie