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Old Wed 13th February 2013, 10:13 PM
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Yes I am talking about that stay. Bracket. Mine moves a lot.
Doesn't new bushes also help the sloppy shifter?

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Old Fri 15th February 2013, 10:49 PM
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1. remove 4 speed and place at very bottom of mineshaft.

2. forget where mine shaft is.

3. find a 1991 or later "L" series, flywheel, clutch and dual range box and rebuild that.

4. get a single piece tailshaft made.

5 install the goodies and never remember where the mineshaft is.

as for your friend who is telling you the 5 speed is only good for highway speeds, get him to help you put the 4 speed gearbox in the mineshaft. then remove the ladder while he is at the bottom.
Very good advice here ^^^ But I'd say that to stay a free man allow said "friend" out of the mine shaft and let him walk home; he should get the message that you're a) pissed with him & b) that your no longer friends

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I'm liking this plan.
It's just whethe I can be fu(ked doing it.
Easier than a gearbox rebuild if you're doing bearings and synchros etc!!! No joke!

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And how much it will cost.
A gearbox rebuild will always cost more than an engine rebuild. And this will definitely cost more than a 5 speed gearbox swap, even if you pay a grand for the gearbox!

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He's on offroading subarus. Reckons with 27's he only uses 5th on the highway and that the 4spd is a good little torquey gearbox for the brumby.
Well, if he's running 27's I agree with him, even then the 5 speed gives you more options to use, but from what my memory tells me you have no want of 27's. Even so a 5 speed is a step up on the 4 speed!
It's really chalk and cheese here for you situation to his situation.

The 5 speed box should be dropped in with the new engine You can thank us all later for that piece of advice

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Keep putting your hand in your pocket ! *(for a gearbox build)*
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Rebuild a 4 speed is much more work than doing the five speed conversion - what , with all those detent ball bearings and springs that pop out all over the place on ya, unexpectedly. Just be ready to see where they come from, mark them, bag them - forensically
Especially if you're not willing to nut it out when things pop out everywhere. Gearboxes are not for the faint hearted! But if you're willing to take your time, learn from any mistakes and are not afraid of things going wrong then go for the rebuild - or at least pulling it apart after you do the 5 speed conversion

5 speed is the way to go. When the brumby is loaded up I find on hill climbs that there really needs to be another gear between 3rd and 4th - this is where the 5 speed comes in!

Take note of the revs you use to go from 3rd to 4th. Pretty high sounding in third and pretty low sounding once in 4th. Vice versa when going from 4th to 3rd...

Go the 5 speed, you won't look back. I'm super keen to do it to Sunnie the Brumby, facilities and time are my hold back.

As for the fly wheel - keep the EA81 unit. This keeps your timing marks where you need them for the timing of the engine. AFAIK the EA82 flywheel's timing marks do not line up for the EA81 - but I could be wrong there.

To use the EA81's fly wheel you need to have the step machined down so that it is .815 of an inch deep - this means that the outside edge of the EA81 flywheel is machined down .1 of an inch to make it the same as the EA82 flywheel step. Any machine shop should be able to do this. This machining will allow you to run the EA82 pressure plate and thus the 5 speed gearbox with it's standard clutch fork and throw out bearing.

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or if you get a machine shop that uses the metric system (40 years old in Australia this year!!) the two flys use 21 and 23mm steps, think it is 23mm for MY and 21 for L series.
Noticed the other day I slip into fith at 60kph on light cruising
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Old Sat 16th February 2013, 11:03 AM
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I am a bit confused.
I Silverbullet's write up on changing the bushes part of the job is replacing the bush on the bottom of the gearstick and it has a groove in it.
Silverbullet is saying install the bush with the groove up but when I bought my bushes from FROG he questioned the guys at his service workshop and they said install the bush down.
There has to be a right and a wrong way so which is it ?

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Silverbullet is saying install the bush with the groove up but when I bought my bushes from FROG he questioned the guys at his service workshop and they said install the bush down.
There has to be a right and a wrong way so which is it ?
Both are wrong. The L series 5 speed is the correct way to do it

Sorry, couldn't help myself on that one!

I've just been under the brumby to remove the tail shaft and have found that dreaded leak on the selector shaft of the 4 speed. I keep thinking of the 5 speed conversion, I've got all the bits but I would be keen to keep a one piece tail shaft and I'm sure this would cost some coin. I should really look into it!

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Old Sat 16th February 2013, 09:19 PM
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You can come up with some pretty good solutions with a little thinking, when funds are limited.
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Old Sun 17th February 2013, 09:12 AM
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Pending children will stop vomiting, I found my spare 4 speed linkage and cut a slit in it with 2x hacksaw blades on a frame together to give a wider cut. (couldnt be bothered getting the grinder out)
I intend to go with the groove down as this seems to be what Subaru are recommending, the book "How to keep your (72 to 84) Subaru alive actually states to put the groove down and my logic is with the groove at the bottom a sort of reservoir to keep some lubricant if the area gets dry.
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Old Tue 19th February 2013, 03:38 PM
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MY selector with slot cut using 2 x hacksaw blades on the one frame and socket head bolt

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Welded up my clutch/ pedal box problem

Welded on my WRX accelerator pedal.

My gearbox. Help please.



Now it's just to fix the sloppy shifter and get the clutch cable back on. Don't know how to hook it back up other than with great difficulty.

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Old Wed 20th February 2013, 06:22 PM
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So yours already has the bolt mod but is still sloppy, same as mine. Could be the bolt is too small for the hole and/or a little bit loose...maybe slot needs widening. Also the bushes probably worn out...I'm in a similar position with mine since I "fixed" it last week but I have a feeling reverse is about to be lost again
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