Nate's Manxter Build

If you are building a buggy or Baja then please post in here and share your experinces with us

Moderator: manxiberty

BBTJ
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:02 am
Location: Port Macquarie

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby BBTJ » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:58 am

:D :D :D :D :D 8) 8) 8) :twisted: :twisted:
Nuff said....
Vduboy
Manx Club Member
Manx Club Member
Posts: 797
Joined: Sun May 13, 2012 6:15 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Wed May 24, 2017 8:41 pm

Sorry guys I forgot to throw up more pics... and I can't sort out putting a video up of the sound because I am retarded..
But here are a few pics of things I got done before..
Here are a few of the heater I got from summit, It works pretty well, it would be better if I didn't have such a big run of heat shedding aluminium pipe to the heater. I was thinking of wrapping it in some of that air-con foam insulating stuff.. I'm sure the heater loop could be bypassed with another electronic heater tap working opposite to the main tap, but couldn't be bothered re-inventing the wheel at this point..!
Got another pic of the alloy tank all plumbed up and strapped down as well, I have since had to make a fuel vapour separator as the charcoal canister was filling up with raw fuel...!
Attachments
IMG_4063manxclub.jpg
IMG_4063manxclub.jpg (30.38 KiB) Viewed 942 times
IMG_4050manxclub.jpg
IMG_4050manxclub.jpg (41.34 KiB) Viewed 942 times
IMG_4049manxclub.jpg
IMG_4049manxclub.jpg (24.53 KiB) Viewed 942 times
It will all be ok in the end.. if is not ok its not the end!
Vduboy
Manx Club Member
Manx Club Member
Posts: 797
Joined: Sun May 13, 2012 6:15 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Wed May 24, 2017 8:46 pm

I had to basically remake the headers, I should have done that from the start as they were appallingly bad. If a gumby like me can do nicer welds then you should re think your business model... :evil:
Pretty pleased with how they turned out, would have been nicer if they were purged on the inside but not 100% necessary.
I am f@#king stoked with the exhaust note though!! Which is really what I was going for with the uneven primary lengths.
Attachments
IMG_4090manxclub.jpg
IMG_4090manxclub.jpg (51.58 KiB) Viewed 941 times
IMG_4074manxclub.jpg
IMG_4074manxclub.jpg (36.28 KiB) Viewed 941 times
IMG_4066manxclub.jpg
IMG_4066manxclub.jpg (44.29 KiB) Viewed 941 times
It will all be ok in the end.. if is not ok its not the end!
Vduboy
Manx Club Member
Manx Club Member
Posts: 797
Joined: Sun May 13, 2012 6:15 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Wed May 24, 2017 8:56 pm

And I also had to make a heat shield/cage thingy for the special people that are too dumb to realize that exhausts are hot...
I ended up making a new v.s.s wheel to try and keep the ECU happy on deceleration but I ended up just having to earth the neutral switch and now it is happy and doesn't stall.
After all that work though I didn't get my wish and had to pull the entire driveline to fix a oil leak in the box, Todd the gentlemen he is got it sorted as quick as possible though so now it is happy days! If I figure out how to put up a video I will though because I love the sounds this thing makes now! 8)
I had another small issue too, the steering uni joint had seized up while I was doing the conversion and now with the Torsen differential wanting to just go straight I need all the steering I can get!
I got another uni joint and had a close look at it to see if I could improve it.
The uni's were not clocked correctly from the subaru factory on either of my uni's and each one had tight spots in various points in rotation.
I cut, removed and re pressed and welded the uni's in phase like drive shafts are and now I have smooth steering all the way through the range. It drives and steers so much nicer now.
One thing I will give the old Vw motor is that it had a heap more punch off idle which I contribute to the big webers, but once over about 2500 the EJ22 would leave it for dead.. It is heaps better on fuel too and stays in the one gear up big long hills but to be fair it now has 5 nicely spaced gear ratios to choose from.
(when I remember I now have 5 gears) :oops:
Attachments
IMG_4117manxclub.jpg
IMG_4117manxclub.jpg (25.62 KiB) Viewed 941 times
IMG_4111manxclub.jpg
IMG_4111manxclub.jpg (38.06 KiB) Viewed 941 times
It will all be ok in the end.. if is not ok its not the end!
User avatar
bajabone
Manx Jnr
Posts: 452
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 1999 10:00 am
Location: Sunshine coast

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby bajabone » Thu May 25, 2017 6:24 am

Your welding looks fantastic to me! I want to hear it now!
Great work.
BBTJ
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:02 am
Location: Port Macquarie

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby BBTJ » Thu May 25, 2017 7:48 am

Always a fun read :lol: :lol: :lol:
Looks sick as, and now I want to hear it to compare to mine.
User avatar
BlueV2
Buggy Addict
Posts: 841
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 1999 10:00 am
Location: Burpengary, Brisbane

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby BlueV2 » Fri May 26, 2017 6:20 pm

Great update. Looks great. Now we need to hear it !!
Sharpbuilt - V2 -http://www.sharpbuilt.com.au
  • Engine - EJ25
  • Gearbox - 5 Speed Subaru - http://www.subarugears.com
  • 4 wheel discs
  • Heated and Air conditioned
  • Cruise Control
  • Rack & Pinion Steering
PUD
Manx Club Member
Manx Club Member
Posts: 863
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:11 pm
Location: Southern Tasmania

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby PUD » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:00 am

Every part of its looking good dude, well done! :D
PUD
Manx Club Member
Manx Club Member
Posts: 863
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:11 pm
Location: Southern Tasmania

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby PUD » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:52 am

Hey Nate, do you have any pics to share of your buggy trailering it jagged up with bikes etc? Would be keen to catch a glimpse :) Pud
Vduboy
Manx Club Member
Manx Club Member
Posts: 797
Joined: Sun May 13, 2012 6:15 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:45 pm

Yeah I should have mate, actually going to the hunter valley this weekend for my sisters birthday. Not taking the bike though as I dropped it two weeks ago and busted three ribs. Not something I want to do again in a hurry. F#%k me it hurts to sneeze...! Sleeping isn't great either!
I'll try to find some pics for you mate.
It will all be ok in the end.. if is not ok its not the end!
PUD
Manx Club Member
Manx Club Member
Posts: 863
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:11 pm
Location: Southern Tasmania

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby PUD » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:23 am

Oh man, that's no good.....I've only ever popped 1 at a time & that was bad enough, imagine 3'd be shocking! Hope you have a quick recovery :)
BBTJ
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:02 am
Location: Port Macquarie

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby BBTJ » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:34 am

Bugger. Get well soon buddy. :)
Vduboy
Manx Club Member
Manx Club Member
Posts: 797
Joined: Sun May 13, 2012 6:15 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby Vduboy » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:23 pm

PUD wrote:Hey Nate, do you have any pics to share of your buggy trailering it jagged up with bikes etc? Would be keen to catch a glimpse :) Pud

Here you go Pud, only a few months late... sorry!
Attachments
IMG_3340manxclub.jpg
It will all be ok in the end.. if is not ok its not the end!
BBTJ
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:02 am
Location: Port Macquarie

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby BBTJ » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:33 pm

Bet there are lots of envious looks at the track when you pull up :D
PUD
Manx Club Member
Manx Club Member
Posts: 863
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:11 pm
Location: Southern Tasmania

Re: Nate's Manxter Build

Postby PUD » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:02 am

That's looks like a bloody nice way to get around! Thanks for posting.

Hows the ribs healing, all mended & back riding? Pud

Return to “Buggy & Baja Building”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests