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Old Mon 8th March 2010, 11:58 PM
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Talking My Vortex Project

Hey every 1, Im new to this site and I have a 1987 Subaru Vortex AWD Turbo.

This is my new pride and joy that I bought off my uncle as a project car.
My plans for this are to bring this car back to life and slowly turn it into a show car.

If you guys have a few ideas on what I should fix or change please let me know.

Here are a few photos, I know it doesn't look too good now but I plan to rebuilt this car within 2-3 years.
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Old Tue 9th March 2010, 07:14 AM
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Welcome Johnny T.
Boy have you got your work cut out for you. I hope it was cheap.
You going for the "restore it to original" or "upgrade everything to modern gear" route?
Do you know if it's Aust. delivered or an import? Reason is, I've never seen what looks to be a charcoal Vortex. Or has it been painted?
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Old Tue 9th March 2010, 07:51 AM
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Nice ride mate and awesome find, yes keep us updated and what are your plans for it? Like what BrumbyRunner sasid - How are you gonna restore it?
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EA82T AWD - jealous already. Charcoal? Maybe dusty black?
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Old Tue 9th March 2010, 08:48 AM
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Hmmm, a black one. Not many of them around in that colour. The only problem I can see you are going to have is finding the garnish that goes around the dash near the steering wheel. They are quite rare.

Keep the pics coming as you do it up.
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Old Tue 9th March 2010, 10:49 AM
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welcome to the board nice ride

can I steal your gearbox for my brumby?

and thats a nice find by the way

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Old Tue 9th March 2010, 11:15 AM
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Hey all, thanks for the reply's, lol yer i know this is gonna be hard to rebuild to original, though it doesn't have much power but I was thinking of maybe of putting a larger turbo on it, as I know very little about these motors or turbos but I do know finding a larger turbo on it is going to be very difficult to find.

As brumbyrunner, I'm not sure if it is an import, if I look at the ID tag would that tell me if that is an import? I hope it is

The car is going to need a respray because it does have a few cracks on it, and yes this is the original paint I would like to respray this in yellow but as Outback Bloke said "Hmmm, a black one. Not many of them around in that colour" so I might as well keep it black

On regards to Alpine Raven how I am going to restore it? well not sure how to but just see if I can find parts and replace / repair the ones that are already broken. But if you have any advice please let me know cos any help would be much appreciated

Thanks steptoe, it is a great motor, consider that my uncle never drove the car for 5 years and the motor still runs great lol

To show you how much work the motor is going to need work I have attached a small photo, waring: This is one of the dirtiest motors I have ever seen. :P

Thanks all and I'll keep you posted when I can

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Old Tue 9th March 2010, 11:18 AM
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Ey Toonga, lol you may not steel my gear box, but i know a person who has a manual gearbox for a brumby, I'll ask them if they want to sell it, just send me a PM and I'll get back to you.
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Johnny thats ok I have a spare 4wd box but I want a AWD box (ahahahahahaaaahaah)

they are no easy to come by unless $$$$$$$$ are involved

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That engine looks to be in pretty good nick.

Just get a can of degreaser and polish it up a bit and it will look like new (maybe even get it steam cleaned)
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