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Old Fri 5th August 2016, 08:37 PM
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Hi Suby Spaner,
the thing you identified are the reason why that red 89 and I parted company, I could see a day when it was going to be terminal and as it was my first Brumby it was very dear to me and could not bare to watch it decay and did not have the welding skills to repair it... so bought another one in better condition.

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Hey Peter,
it can't have been used by a fisherman too much, as the body is pretty good. I agree about the door, that is pretty stuffed, my mate reckons repair it, but if I can find a decent door I might go that way. Passenger a pillar is the worst, but not as bad as many.
I am off this week, so would like to see if I can catch up to look at the beast.
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Old Thu 8th September 2016, 08:24 PM
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Went to you pull it:
Got another passenger door, much better than mine.
Front mudflaps.
Complete air filter box
and two different types of air con fan

Haven't had time to mess with it yet:
Oh, and found my rear muffler delete pipe off my old brumby
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Had a few hours spare so got to work.

Rear wheel cylinders look to be leaking, no surprise really. Shoes ok, drums bit hammered, but haven't found a source of new ones. Ideas???

Up for a few CV's at the front. Will replace the joints with decent brand ones, no chinese shafts for me thanks!

Gearbox mounts are stuffed. I'll probably do engine mounts also. Just hit the usual repco/sprints/bursons for them???

I wanted to get the air con going, but the interior fan had seized up, so pulled that out to free up, and the A/C evapourator was full of leaves and muck, so I pulled that out also.... Green dye everywhere... Bugger, I'm up for an evap core. I'd prefer new, anyone got a source for them? Mines a weird looking thing, very different from what's on ebay

I'll sort the shifter also, just hit subaru for a bush kit I guess.

A steering rack boot is split, no big deal, my steering guys have the original style, not those universal junky ones.

Managed to free up all the adjustable height suspension, so he's sitting nice and high

Other wise it all appears pretty sound.
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Old Sun 25th June 2017, 08:01 PM
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Sounds like some real progress, we have joined the brumby club again, another red one but a 92 with a red canopy (will come off soon). have fitted some liberty seats to mine...

Oh the green dye in the air con was probably from me, had the air con guys put some dye in to try and locate the slow leak it had, never did open up the fan box on that one. Gee sad to hear the CV's are dead, I replaced them with good quality ones sourced through my local Suby dealer.. Keep up the good work.
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So my CV guys tell me they weren't genuine shafts, so they must have been changed again at some stage. I could salvage on, but the other needed replacing.

Got new engine and gearbox mounts for him.

Since getting a new radiator and thermostat, he started putting a few drops of coolant on the ground every morning, water pumps shot. So got a new one of them to.

Does anyone know where I can get the front suspension bushes in rubber? I'd prefer not to go nolathane/plastic type of bush, but I can't find anyone doing them in rubber still.

Really would love to get a new evapourator core, but can't source anything. Any ideas gladly accepted.

Oh, and it's registered now! Yay
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Really would love to get a new evapourator core, but can't source anything. Any ideas gladly accepted.
Because of the design of the old evap core/whole A/C system you really need a genuine unit. Something about the valve in there. New original units are not available anymore, I went down the road of trying to source an aftermarket alternative - there is none! Nothing that wouldn't require redesigning the whole system. I had all but given up until I stumbled upon a mint condition Hitachi evap core at U-pull one day.
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Yeah second hand seems the go for the evap unit, I do a fair bit of A/C work, and I'd really rather new, but if they aren't available......

Another question: I can't keep up with gearbox options for the brumby's. I found a 98 liberty EJ25 dual range box (same as outback?????), is that any good in a brumby?
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Another question: I can't keep up with gearbox options for the brumby's. I found a 98 liberty EJ25 dual range box (same as outback?????), is that any good in a brumby?
Only if you're putting the EJ in with it! Or if you're going to recase it in an L series set of front cases. You'd probably have to recalibrate the speedo for the smaller brumby wheel diametre.

Mind you, anything is possible with some research and maths in the speedo/tyre size department. The rest is working out the lego side of things.

The easiest would be the tried and tested L series 5 speed swap.

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Thanks El Freddo.

Did the l series ever come in an all wheel drive box, or was it only 2wd/4wd?

Chasing my tail with the cooling system on the bazza. First the radiator, then the thermostat, then the water pump, then a hose under the intake, then the manifold gaskets....

Errr! Two bolts were corroded solid in the manifold

Several hours of swearing, levering, heating, busting, drilling and tapping... then i could start to reassemble... Not the Friday night I wanted. (I'm betting the head gaskets let go rapidly once I get driving around in it)

Cleaned up my 13 inch sunraysia's, hope to paint them over the coming days. Does anyone know if they were plain white, or did they have a red or blue stripe around them also?

What could do you think I need to paint the brakes given it's a red brumby, with the factory white wheel?

Speaking of wheels, does anyone have the plastic ring to hold the wheel centre in the wheel? I'm missing one.
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Paint your brakes a dark grey or black

Factory rims were all white, no stripes!

The L box did come out in AWD but they're hard to find and if not treated well the centre diff may be flogged out. You can build an AWD box into L casings and fit that as already mentioned - some working out of speedo etc required. Bonus there is that you'd get the factory centre LSD. While relatively weak in the grand scheme of things, it means that if you lift a wheel or unload it enough you're not going to spin it for long. The L AWD box has an open centre diff that can spin one wheel when traction is lost. The reason why the L AWD box is an advantage is in offroad applications - you can lock the centre diff just like the L PT4wd box does when engaging the rear end.

So many options, some costly, some require research all will require mods to the gearbox cross member, linkages and tail shaft.

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