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by Vduboy
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Buggy & Baja Building
Topic: Nate's Manxter Build
Replies: 574
Views: 68167

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Been cleaning up the motor and resealing any minor leaks it had, quite amazing how little there was actually, considering the motor has 190k on it! I did the timing belt and tensioners, waterpump, rocker gaskets and filler o'ring. One thing I did find is the whoever did the last timing belt almost k...
by Vduboy
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Buggy & Baja Building
Topic: Nate's Manxter Build
Replies: 574
Views: 68167

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

:lol: I had to move mine inside for the same reasons! :oops:
by Vduboy
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Buggy & Baja Building
Topic: Nate's Manxter Build
Replies: 574
Views: 68167

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

BBTJ wrote:Nearly there then.... :D

Not quite bud! Still a #%@# tonne of stuff to do! And I keep adding to the list... speaking of lists I should do one..!
by Vduboy
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Buggy & Baja Building
Topic: Nate's Manxter Build
Replies: 574
Views: 68167

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Bought a vintage air heater/demister to go in the buggy, had to do a little thinking to get it to work in with my designed cooling system. Subaru runs a full flow heater core as part of the thermostat loop and without it would soon overheat. And controls the heat by altering the flow of air through ...
by Vduboy
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Buggy & Baja Building
Topic: Nate's Manxter Build
Replies: 574
Views: 68167

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Had a good weekend ripping into suby, got its heart and nerves out in a box for a lot of man hours of love turning into something useful for the buggy. Pulled out everything else I needed as well, fuel pump, tank straps, interior lights, I really wanted to use the heater and blower out of the suby t...
by Vduboy
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Buggy & Baja Building
Topic: Nate's Manxter Build
Replies: 574
Views: 68167

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Suby has had a minor dummy spit at the thought of being stripped for it's heart and nerves and the alternator/handbrake light have started flickering on the way to the docs this arvo, and as it is a cheapo alternator on there which I always am sus about I think i'll be replacing it while the motor i...
by Vduboy
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Buggy & Baja Building
Topic: Nate's Manxter Build
Replies: 574
Views: 68167

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

bajabone wrote:That is the cleanest gearbox I've every seen!

That's not my work, that is how I got it from Todd. Makes the rest of the buggy look filthy! Wait till he sees the filthy motor I bolt to it!! :twisted:
by Vduboy
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Buggy & Baja Building
Topic: Nate's Manxter Build
Replies: 574
Views: 68167

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Shortened the cages lower legs to mount to the old transmission mount bracket. Got it precariously balancing on the bench while I tack it for welding.
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Cage shortening

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Frame horn brace

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Engine mount/cage mount
by Vduboy
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Buggy & Baja Building
Topic: Nate's Manxter Build
Replies: 574
Views: 68167

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Here's a pic of a couple of practice beads. The first one is way too small and the other one is maxed out, you can see where the pipe has started to flare out at the end, so somewhere in the middle is a good compromise. I took my time with getting the angles right on the plate for the rear bar/cage....
by Vduboy
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Buggy & Baja Building
Topic: Nate's Manxter Build
Replies: 574
Views: 68167

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Got the radiator sitting on the lower mount while I figure out a way to re mount the bonnet to the non existent fibreglass. Most of the radiator is out in good airflow so I think it'll cool ok. I will probably change to those thinner plates so the sail at the front doesn't block it off. I think I wi...
by Vduboy
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Buggy & Baja Building
Topic: Nate's Manxter Build
Replies: 574
Views: 68167

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Made a few bits and pieces today and yesterday, got the lower radiator mount made up, bolted a bit of flat plate to it glued down some rubber and also rubber mounted the radiator mount as well. Also took the radiator in to work to hole saw the fitting in and get my mate to tig in the outlets I had p...
by Vduboy
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Buggy Related Chat
Topic: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff
Replies: 532
Views: 80769

Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Like you need anymore crazy ideas on thing to do with your buggy! Hahaha mine has 190 on it now. It's bugger all really, infact I heard a tribeca this morning that sounded way worse! I am just paranoid...
by Vduboy
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Buggy & Baja Building
Topic: Nate's Manxter Build
Replies: 574
Views: 68167

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Hey Nate, my rear bar is 8 bolts and 5 mins by myself - I know cause I have had it on and off a fair few times :shock: The 'stock' manxter one was too, my new one will be as well, I have had it off more times than I care to remember.. That will be my goal with the subi transplant. Not pull the moto...
by Vduboy
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Buggy Related Chat
Topic: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff
Replies: 532
Views: 80769

Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Good stuff mate! Hey as you have a well used suby ej22 motor, does yours have a slight amount of piston rattle when cold? My donor does but when it is warm it is quiet as a mouse..
by Vduboy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Buggy & Baja Building
Topic: Nate's Manxter Build
Replies: 574
Views: 68167

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Got my transmission cage/frame horn support all made up on the weekend. One day I would like to make some bar work up that doesn't have odd ball angles and cuts to make my life a little easier! I think I figured out a good solution for mounting the rear cage to Todd's Subarugears engine mount. Of co...

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