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el_freddo last won the day on May 10

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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...
  • Vehicles
    '88 L wagon '91 brumby, 93 RS wag

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  1. el_freddo

    Brat LHD to RHD conversion?

    Thanks for the update Ritchie! Glad it all went well! My brumby is currently dash-less and is RHD so I could’ve got the required pics for you. But I’m a little late to the party for that! Cheers Bennie
  2. Get on it Jono! Now is the time to be collecting bits for the Gen1 Liberty in my opinion. They’re still available in the yards, can be had for cheap on gumtree too atm. But like the L series, this is the death-nell for these vehicles being common and real easy to get parts for! I ran the engine today to show my dad. It’s sat for a week - and started no worries AND without any lifter tick. I’m pretty happy with it. The oil is milky so there’s a head gasket to be sorted but I was going to do that as a matter of preventative maintenance anyway. It didn’t take a lot of water, the sort of amount you’d expect for a cooling system that’s just been filled and run for the first time. Cheers Bennie
  3. Oil residue on the exhaust will hang around long after the oil leak is fixed. Your second post, is this the solution or are you showing how clean your engine is before you take it for a drive? Cheers Bennie
  4. Are you hinting at bookface there?? That’s one of the reasons why I’m on it anymore. Cheers Bennie
  5. el_freddo

    Brat jump seats for sale

    Hey Tod, are you willing to post international? I know a guy that’s after a set, somewhere in Europe. Cheers Bennie
  6. Series 1 or 2? I didn’t think there was any difference between the NA and the turbo grille. At least I’m sure this is the case in Oz. All the best with the sale. Cheers Bennie
  7. Lastest video of a bit of fun out bush earlier this year: Need more trips! Cheers Bennie
  8. That’s what I’ve always done. No issue. GD might have something to say about my method though. I’m keen to know more about this white bristle disc use... Cheers Bennie
  9. Cool video @Numbchux - how'd you get it to embed like that? Cheers Bennie
  10. The difference is mainly in wiring and compression ratio. You’ll find this EJ22 is a lower compression ratio than that of your ‘96 unit. So you might expect a small drop in performance. If you snap cam belt with this EJ22 it’s happy days for the valves - this engine is the last non interference engine that Subaru produced. Cheers Bennie
  11. You won’t get that off without machining. Block deck needs to be cleaned so there’s no old head gasket material left. I use a flat blade to do this. Once you’ve done the blade work and are satisfied that you’ve got all the gasket off, I then wipe down with a white spirit like metho. Then assemble. Cheers Bennie
  12. el_freddo

    88 GL charging issues

    "Bugger!" At least there was a positive in it! Upgrades are always good! Cheers Bennie
  13. For all of those out there contemplating an EJ conversion, this is one of the reasons why buying a donor vehicle can be easier - especially for the first timer. But with that said, this is how I've gone about it twice now - building a conversion from parts of several cars - why? Mainly because I've been given parts from some good mates which only require me to get the main bits like the engine and some supporting pieces that are needed for all conversions. Space constraints of renting can be prohibitive to having a donor vehicle on the property too. So this is how I "bench" test my engine and cutdown loom (plus it's good fun). Loom was cut down last week and the test done this weekend gone. Everything wiring wise checks out. Engine wise I have a code 35 (purge control solenoid valve) and no knocking on start up Now it'll get some preventative maintenance such as head gaskets while it remains out of the vehicle. https://youtu.be/vBXrmIzWiZY I reckon @sparkyboy will wet his pants at this and I kind of hope a few more of you will too (and be inspired to do your own conversions!). I've since fitted a radiator and run it for a longer period of time. I'm hoping to do this again later in the week, not that I have to, but I would like to see the light for the fan trigger to come on... This will end up in my Brumby once both engine and vehicle are ready. Cheers Bennie
  14. When I do my brumby valve clearances I have that cylinder at top dead centre. Since your headsare off the vehicle, when there is no load on the valves, this would be the best spot to do them in. Cheers Bennie