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G'day folks newbie here fixing up a 1990 brumby

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Hi guys 

Have inherited a 1990 brumby from my grandfather who passed last november. I absolutely have fallen head over heals in love with it. The 'brumble beast' had done 305 000 kms and has bugger all rust in it. Engine has been tinkered with by subaru 'specialists'. Ive noticed all the hitachi carb haters out there and I must say I love them! I have no mechanical experience at all but am very mechanically minded. I am determined to keep the hitachi however doing away with all the emissions garb. You guys have great pics etc however I'm in Australia and everything is backwards lol. Anyhow I'll post some pics and your guidance would be fab!

Zeb

 

 

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G’day Zeb, welcome to the forum!

Not everything is backwards, just the steering stuff really. Everything on the engine is on the same side etc. 

Sorry to her about your grandfather. Sounds like he had good motoring taste though! 

Get onto any rust ASAP and keep her under cover if possible. I’m wishing I had a carport or enough room in the shed for mine. 

Got any pics to share? 

Cheers 

Bennie

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Hey Bennie

 

Will grab some tomorrow. Ripped out all the emission stuff including the charcoal filter she running well although a little on the rich side........

Thoughts?

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Welcome to the forum! I'm in the US we love brats!

I'll say this, from what little i have learned about Aussie subaru geeks on this forum, (mostly Bennie) i would venture to say you guys are some of the nuttiest around! You keep your brumbys clean and drive the absolute piss out of em I'll certainly give you that much! But you guys never got the jump seats? That sucks!

And I love Australian muscle cars, the 77 Holden torana is so gorgeous. Of course we get none of that! 

I understand that there are not a whole lot of camaros or firebirds in your country? Am I correct?

Always nice to meet another old school sube gearhead, and I like your style, keeping her factory down to the emissions crap! The Hitachi can't be that bad, I have only rebuilt Rochesters and holleys nobody builds carbys like the americans! 

Webers are Italian so when someone inevitably tells you to get one, tell them a fiat driver needs that carbs more than you do haha!

I have 3 Subarus

1986 gl wagon with ej22 swap

1988 gl wagon spfi ea82

1985 xt turbo.

Cheers man, I look forward to the pics!

Sounds like your grandpa was a cool dude, and drove that brumby silly. How long did he own her? He sure left you something nice.

 

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I would’ve left all that emissions gear if it wasn’t doing anything nasty. Mine’s pinging atm and I don’t know why. Very frustrating! 

So I don’t have an answer as to why it’s running rich now. 

Also you should’ve kept the charcoal canister. It’s one of the first bits of the emissions gear that came out. It stops your fuel tank from venting vapours to the atmosphere. 

@sparkyboy - you should check out the ‘71 LC Torana. I had one of those in the 4 door with a 186 red engine (the EJ22 of the straight six red engine series). Loved that car. A mate wrote it off and that’s ultimately what got me into Subaru’s... otherwise I’d still be playing with those now I reckon (check out the LJ XT6 Torana - the one to have. The LC series had the GTS prior to the XT6 and came in hot pink!).

Also check out the ‘68 HK Monaro. The V8 GTS had a 327 chev small block. Awesome looking vehicle! It was also available as a GTS with a 186 “S” pack engine that was tweaked for better performance, it had several gearbox options too. 

I digress, and now find myself wanting a bigger shed!! 

Cheers 

Bennie

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Hey Sparky

 

He bought it off the showroom floor. Extremely popular over here. I get offers for it everywhere I go lol. It's running quite the bit better without all thos vacuum hoses etc however I was hoping for some advice. 

I'm going to put a small filter on the tank vent line. Im just confused as to what the low pressure flow air port and the fast flow pressure air port do? Where shall I route them or just plug them?

 

Zeb

Pics are too big have to compress them

 

 

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