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SUBARU 4WD club OF QUEENSLAND inc

JUNE 2005 Vol 26 No 11

Shane and Libby Taylor’s Liberty and Leone Photo by Shane Taylor SC513

SUBA NEWS


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SUBARU 4WD CLUB OF QUEENSLAND INCORPORATED P.O. BOX 595 CARINA QLD 4152

COMMITTEE PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER SUBA NEWS EDITOR SUBA NEWS CO-EDITOR MEMBERSHIP OFFICER SOCIAL DIRECTOR PUBLIC RELATIONS PROPERTY OFFICER SERGEANT AT ARMS TRAINING OFFICER WEBMASTER (web@subaclub.com)

Cameron Neilsen Vacant Christine Barry Ray Lyons Dwayne Boyton Kathy Bryant Dave Martin Ron Penfold Vacant Bryan Neilsen Bryan Neilsen Brett Rogers Greg Bryant

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CLUB MEETINGS Monthly meetings are held on the FOURTH MONDAY of each month at 8 pm, at the Veteran Car Club, 1376 OLD CLEVELAND ROAD, CARINDALE Phone: 3843 0010 - UBD 42nd Edition Reference: Map 182 E 6

*** Visitors are Welcome! *** Club Website:

www.subaclub.com E-mail address for magazine contributions:

subanews@subaclub.com Annual Subscription

City Member New $60.00 Renewal $50.00 Country Member New $55.00 Renewal $45.00 New subscriptions include a $10.00 joining fee

If you find a mistake in the Suba News, please consider it put there on purpose. We try to publish something for everyone, and some people are always looking for mistakes. The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the Club, in whole or in part. All content is copyright. That means you need written permission to use any of it. We will be glad to share it. Just ask!

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT Hello Members, I would like to thank all the members of the committee for their time and effort during the last year especially the editor who has to deal with my late reports. If you would like to be on the committee next year you need to nominate by the committee meeting next month. Please be aware that if you intend to vote at the AGM you need to be a financial member. I am sure the membership officer would like to process your renewal at the next meeting rather than at the AGM. Don’t forget that the 26th Birthday party is coming up on the 16th of July. Please contact Ron if you are planning to come along, as we need to cater for the evening.

Cameron Neilsen SC287

PUBLISHING DEADLINE FOR

JULY

MAGAZINE Articles being submitted for inclusion in the next magazine are to reach the Editor at

PO Box 595 Carina Qld 4152 or by e-mail to: subanews@subaclub.com

11th July 2005

by the Earlier than this would be much appreciated. Thanks!!

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TRIP OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST Trip

Date

Trip Leader

3x4x4x20

June 26

Peter Gates

Lawn Bowls

September 25

Greg Bryant

Whale Watching

October 30-31

John Peterson

Elio’s Feast

November 6

Gaven McGrath

Go Karts

December 14

Dave Martin

U find the Advertisers Grub Run

February 20

Ron Penfold

Ladies Day

March 6

Christine Barry

Fraser Island

May 23

Brett Rogers

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LUCKY MEMBER DRAW A lucky member draw will be held at each general meeting, sponsored by a life member. To be eligible for the prize of a $5 scratchy, you must be at the meeting, be wearing a Subaru club shirt and have travelled to the meeting in a Subaru. Each meeting the draw is based on a different outcome, either about Subaru vehicles or club membership. The May winner “ oldest member in age at the meeting ” sponsored by Clint Lovell was Barry Beard. The June draw will be sponsored by Ron Penfold. So come to the meetings in your Subaru wearing a Subaru club shirt and you could be the next lucky member winner.

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WEBMASTER’S REPORT The club’s webpage keeps getting stronger with an average of about 110,000 hits per month over the last 6 months. Each month it is updated with the monthly magazine placed online for download, plus articles of interest and more photos than can fit into the magazine. The What’s On is also updated each month, as is the Membership List. In order to look at many of the above sections of the website in the Members Only area, you will require password access, which is changed on a monthly basis. If you are currently not receiving the password to access the Members Only area, please email me at web@subaclub.com, and I will include you on the emailing list. Finally, the club has a number of yourname@subaclub.com email addresses available. The beauty of such an email address is that it is fully transportable over all ISPs, you can use programs like Outlook, Outlook Express or Thunderbird to handle your emails, and whilst you’re away from your normal computer you can also keep up to date with your emails by going to the club website and checking your emails that way (and they will still be available for you when you get back home). So let me know if you want one of these email addresses and I’ll help you set it up. Cheers,

Greg Bryant SC480

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RALLY QUEENSLAND THANK YOU On behalf of Dave and I, I just wanted to express a big Thank You to everyone who assisted in the running of the Western and Araucaria stages of this year’s Rally Queensland. You all performed your allotted tasks with a high level of competency and congeniality. Both stages generally ran smoothly on both days, and I’m sure that the organisers were pleased with how both stages were controlled. I’d especially like to thank the personnel who had to do twice the work of most of us - those at the stop control, flying finish and final road block. I’d also especially like to thank those of you who joined us at Rally Queensland for the first time - I hope that you enjoyed your experience and wouldn’t mind helping us out again in the future. I’m sorry that I didn’t get to spend much time with many of you this time around, but the role of Stage Commander involves quite a bit more time and organisation than I have been used to in previous years. Finally, a big thank you to the people who took time off from their normal duties on Thursday and Friday to assist us in setting up the stages and in being recce control officials - we couldn’t have done the job without you. If you managed to take any worthwhile pictures or video footage make sure that you email them to me (I have broadband access with a reasonable sized download limit) so that they can be placed on the club’s website at www.subaclub.com and in the club’s magazine. Make sure that you keep Saturday August 27 free for the next QRC event the Cooloola Classic Rally. I’ll be in touch further down the track for this one. Once again, thanks very much for all your help. Cheers,

Greg Bryant SC480

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SOCIAL DIRECTOR’S REPORT In this issue of Suba News you will find a list of nominations for “Best Club Trip”. This year it was limited to one trip per trip leader and trips that were different and or new. At the next General Meeting a vote will be taken to find the winner. You don’t have to have attended the trip to vote for that trip; you could base your vote on the amount of effort the trip leader had to put into organising the trip or did the participants enjoy the trip or did the write up in Suba News make the trip sound like it was a good one or for any other reason that you think makes that trip the best.

Ron Penfold SC002

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Trip Report “U-find Grub Run” 20.02.05 Every body found all the advertisers and the food, which was the main aim of the day. During the day a wooden door key, an Echidna, a rock of 500g in weight and a stick 385mm long had to be found and presented at the finish. The rocks varied from 350g up to 1050g and the stick from 390mm up to 510mm. Also a song, poem or ditty using the first letters of the word FORESTER had to be written. Below are the results. Fun loving Subaru club members On a magazine advertisers fun run Relying on magazine, refedex and grey matter Echidna? Still haven’t a clue! T ime for tucker Everyone head for Redcliffe Relax, revive and reminisce

Foresters are the best Others are just the rest Rx’s would be nice Evo’s would add spice Subaru’s rule the pack, while T oyotas are found at the back Every body should know that by now Rob!! you idiot

Fast as a Forester Organised as a Forester Responsive as a Forester Energy efficient as a Forester Safe and sure as a Forester T rustworthy as a Forester Ease of use Reliable as a Forester

Faster than a Hilux On Race day or club trip Everyone is a Superb all T errain vehicle with no Exceptions to the Rule

F ix Or Repair Every Subaru To Enjoy Recreation

For a little bit of fun Out on a club run Real fun can be had for Every young lad Subarus can join in T oyotas will win Each to their own Ride easy for home


Trip Report “U-find Grub Run” 20.02.05 For a good day out Or a weekend away Remember to check the date Everyone’s really friendly at the Subaru 4WD club for Trips Expeditions and Recces

For a fun time, go On a club trip Rest assured Everyone has a good time Sure some vehicles need to be T owed home Everyone cheers, but be Reassured fun will be had by all

Ron Penfold SC02 When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bike. Then I realised that The Lord doesn’t work that way, so I stole one and asked him to forgive me. My mom was a ventriloquist and she always was throwing her voice. For ten years I thought the dog was telling me to kill my father. I’ve often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can’t get my wife to go swimming. I was doing some decorating, so I got out my step-ladder. I don’t get on with my real ladder. I went to a restaurant that serves ‘breakfast at any time’. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance. Well I was bullied at school, called all kinds of different names. But one day I turned to my bullies and said - ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me’, and it worked! From there on it was sticks and stones all the way. My Dad used to say ‘always fight fire with fire’, which is probably why he got thrown out of the fire brigade.

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Annual Membership Fees are now due. Full Member Associate Member Country Member

$50.00 $50.00 $45.00

Help your club, and the overworked Membership Officer, by paying ASAP. Return your completed membership form (enclosed in this month’s magazine, or download a copy from the website) to ensure that the club’s records are up to date.

Club Merchandise For Sale Polo Shirt with embroidered logo $25.00 Baseball cap with embroidered logo $15.00 Embroidered cloth badge $ 8.00 Name tag $ 3.00 Windscreen Sticker - Made to Order $10.00 Window sticker $ 2.00 Gear bag $ 6.00 Tow hooks (assorted styles, each) $ 6.00 Snatch strap $50.00 Bow shackles, large $12.00 Bow shackles, small $10.00 Bow Saw $14.00 See the club’s Property Officer, Bryan Neilsen if you wish to purchase any of the merchandise on offer.

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What’s On... Mon Jun 27

General Meeting

Sun Jul 10 Trip Leader Meeting Place Directions to Meeting Place

Spicers Gap Ron Penfold, ph 3353 2218, mob 0412 118 652 Park LHS at Aratula Aratula is 80 km west of Brisbane on the Cunningham Hwy 9am Medium 100 kms Full tank and available at Artulia For trip Penfold Packs required No

Time Rating Distance Fuel Water Recovery Gear Domestic Animals Maximum Number of Vehicles Personal permit required Details

Sat Jul 16 Trip Leader Meeting Place Directions to Meeting Place Time Details

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Unlimited No Drive up eastern side and have lunch at the Subaru picnic table, after lunch drive up the harder western side. 26th Birthday Party Ron Penfold, ph 3353 2218, mob 0412 118 652 VHCC club rooms 1376 Old Cleveland Rd Carindale 4pm onwards Remote control cars from 4pm, BBQ dinner from 6pm. Club will supply soft drinks. Bring cake for decorated cake competition or other dessert, photos and videos of club activities. Camping gear if planning to stay overnight at club room, (detailing day next day). PLEASE RSVP ON TRIP SHEET OR CONTACT RON PENFOLD BY MONDAY 11 JULY.

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What’s On (continued) Sun Jul 17 Trip Leader Meeting Place Directions to Meeting Place Time Details

Detailing Day Greg Bryant, ph 3402 0396, mob 0416 073 951 VHCC club rooms 1376 Old Cleveland Rd Carindale 9am onwards Work up a sweat with some hard labor converting your shabby looking vehicle into one that’s normally only found at “Show and Shine” meets. Find out how to professionally cleanand shine the exterior and interior. Bring hose, bucket, sponge, chamois, towelling rags, vacuum cleaner and extension lead. Cleaning and detailing chemicals provided.

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Phone: 3391 6055 Service: Sergio La Monaca Parts: Jim Lavery

“Big enough to cope, Small enough to care.”

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Futur e Events Future Mon Jul 25

Annual General Meeting

Mon Aug 22

General Meeting

Sat Aug 27

Cooloola Rally

Mon Sep 26

General Meeting

Mon Oct 28

General Meeting

MEMBERSHIP OFFICER’S REPORT Your membership lapses at the end of this month, and so your fees for the next year are now due. Fees for the upcoming year have been kept at the same structure as for the last four years so the club is definitely doing its bit at curbing inflation. You will find inside the magazine a Membership Renewal Form. This year, the form is a bit different in that on one side it contains your information as recorded on the club’s computer data. So if no changes need to be made, simply return this form with the fees by the due date. If you need to make any changes, please indicate these preferably by using a marking pen saying “see over” and recording only the revised details on the reverse side of the form. Note that for a number of members the club doesn’t appear to have information on vehicle details including rego number and vehicle colour, or on accessories.

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WANTED YOUR Stories & Trip Repor ts Reports Photos Favourite 4x4 tracks Tips ‘n Tricks Cheap rep airs repairs Modifica tions Modifications Juic y Gossip Juicy Camping Recipes Sugges tions Suggestions Share ‘em with the rest of us. All contributions are most welcome.

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ETHANOL IN FUEL At the moment there is a lot of debate about the pros and cons of ethanol being mixed into our petrol, especially now that the Federal Government has finally legislated that only a maximum of 10% ethanol can be blended into petrol. Ethanol is a by-product of sugar cane refining, and it can also be produced from other grain crops and vegetables such as potatoes. Pure ethanol looks like vodka and smells like sweet corn. It has a higher octane rating of 115 RON and a greater density than petrol, but its energy content is a lot less. This means that burning ethanol is not as efficient as burning straight petrol. Fuel consumption increases by about 3%, and engines require a different fuel to air ratio and an increased compression ratio. It has also been stated that metallic components of the engine and fuel lines may corrode prematurely and that plastics and rubber may degrade prematurely. Cold starts may also be a problem because of the leaner mixture. The automotive industry believes that 90/10 (E10) petrol/ethanol blends are safe for our current engines. BP earlier this year sold 7 million litres of the E10 blend through six Brisbane service stations and claimed to have no reported technical problems from customers. The trial was, however, stopped early because of bad media coverage. Caltex is currently performing a similar trial in north Queensland. E10 blends have also been trialled overseas since 1980 with no operability or driveability issues. From most reports it appears that some fuel line and engine modifications are needed if blends over the 10% mark are used. Some reports claim ethanol burns cleaner than petrol, up to 30% for every 10% of ethanol. From CSIRO studies the debate is still out on whether there is any great improvement in tailpipe hydrocarbon emissions between the E10 blend and straight petrol, although carbon monoxide exhaust emissions are reduced. Another question mark that arises is whether or not the use of ethanol in fuel is greenhouse friendly; considering the production and use of fertilisers, chemicals and fossil fuels that are used in the production of ethanol compared with the benefit of replacing 10% of the fossil fuel with renewable

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ETHANOL IN FUEL resource fuel. However there are some positives; it is a renewable resource fuel, its use would certainly help our struggling sugar cane farmers and associated industries, and Australia is likely to deplete its current oil reserves within the next ten years or so. The government has set up a taskforce to start an education program about the benefits and dangers of ethanol blends. There will a booklet available at service stations and information will be placed on the bowsers. The government has also introduced a range of tax breaks and other incentives that will help promote the new fuel. It is not recommended for use in engines made before the late 1980’s, in some 2-stroke engines, in power boats, and in motor bikes fitted with non-metallic fuel tanks. Interestingly, Holden export a small number of Commodores badged as Chevrolet Omegas to Brazil where they are designed to run on Brazil’s E22 blend which contains 22% ethanol. Many of the fuel system components are upgraded to handle the extra ethanol. Revisions include nickel-plated fuel lines, stainless steel fuel line connectors, special materials used in the fuel pump, hoses, seals, o-rings and pressure regulator, and a different type of paint used on the fuel filler flap to prevent damage to the paint. Information from: www.ethanol.org, CSIRO, Wheels Magazine, Earthbeat.

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RALLY NEWS AR C – Rally Queensland – Rd 2 – This Rally is our premier event held around ARC the Imbil forests. Team Subaru had a strong finish with Cody Crocker winning both heats. The team recovered well after their transporter overturned near Cobar in western NSW, on its way back from the WA round. The truck drivers were not hurt but the transporter was badly damaged. The rally cars only suffered minor panel and glass damage. During the rally both cars had an intermittent clutch-slipping problem due, they think, to the high grip conditions. The Toyota Team Corollas overcame some cam timing belt problems, with Simon Evans recovering well, setting fast times to finish in 2nd place. The Mitsubishi team of Scott Pedder were setting competitive times but were set back by offs on both days. Also Subaru claimed the privateer’s cup with Brad Goldsbrough’s WRX finishing in 4th place. Simon Evans brother Eli driving his Impreza RS won the close fought Subaru RS Challenge. On the local front Steve Shepheard driving his Mitsubishi EVO 6 won both heats in the QRC. Positions — 1 Crocker Subaru, 2 Evans Toyota, 3 Herridge Subaru, 4 Goldsbrough Subaru, 5 Bates Toyota. Points – Crocker 82, Herridge 54, Evans 52, Goldsbrough 36, Pedder 34. WR C – Cyprus Rally — Rd 6 — This rally is held on the holiday Island of WRC Cyprus. It is known for its hot weather and rough, tight and twisty roads, making it the slowest of the championship. It was not a good event for the Subaru team with Petter Solberg running in 2nd place, until he encounted many problems with engine overheating, slipping clutch, and a blown turbo. He was unable to finish. His Aussie team mate Chris Atkinson also had problems with the clutch and a gear change fault, he went on to finish in 10th place. On a positive note the team were happy with the small improvement in the latest spec Pirelli tyres. Most of the other leading teams had problems in the rough conditions. Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb driving his reliable Xsara masted the conditions to win by 4 minutes, from another privately entered Citroen driven by Manfred Stohl.

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RALLY NEWS Positions – 1 Loeb Citroen, 2 Stohl Citroen, 3 Martin Peugeot, 4 H. Solberg Ford, 5 Gardemeister Ford. Points – Loeb 45, Solberg 34, Martin 34, Gardemeister 28, Gronholm 28. Manufacturers – Peugeot 64, Citroen 58, Ford 45, Subaru 34, Mitsubishi 29. WR C – Rally of TTur ur key – Rd 7 – The wet weather during the event played a WRC urk big part in the results. Again the Subaru team and the other teams, Peugeot and Mitsubishi who use Pirelli tyres struggled with the right tyres for the conditions. Still Petter Solberg managed to finish well in 2nd place. Chris Atkinson his Aussie team mate misjudged a corner and damaged the rear suspension. After repairs and restarting the next day the rest of the rally was treated as testing, he finished in 24th place. Citroen driver Sebastien Loeb continued his winning ways with another victory, making it 4 wins in a row and his 5th of the season. His young team mate Francois Duval was replaced because of his previous 3 major crashes in the last 6 rallies. The very experienced Carlos Sainz, who came out of retirement to be his replacement, finished well in 4th place. Positions – 1 Loeb Citroen, 2 Solberg Subaru, 3 Gronholm Peugoet, 4 Sainz Citroen, 5 Martin Peugeot. Points – Loeb 55, Solberg 42, Martin 38, Gronholm 32, Gardemeister 31. Manufacturers – Peugeot 72, Citroen 68, Ford 49, Subaru 46, Mitsubishi 30.

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HEARD THE NEWS Sales miles milesttones – The Forester range, since its release in the last half of 1997 has recently reached a sales figure total of 70,000 sold. Also around the same time the Impreza range, which was released in 1994, reached the 70,000 sales mark. traps — Club property has a new supply of snatch-um straps Ne w ssttoc k of sstraps New ock and bow shackles. The straps are even better value than the last batch at $50 each and the shackles are at the same price of $10 each. See or contact the Club property Officer Bryan Neilsen. wner — Dedicated Toyota driver Rob Peters has bought a Subaru. In Subaru owner ubaru o fact it was an 89 auto Liberty GL sedan that he picked up and paid for. It was a replacement car for his niece Lee whose previous 89 Liberty was recently written off. After only 3 days, everything was back to normal, when he delivered the car to Lee at Gatton College and was repaid. Dealer ship cchanges hanges – In the near future our back page advertiser Highway Dealership Subaru will be handing over their Subaru franchise to Zupps at Mt Gravatt. Meanwhile the Breakfast Creek based City Subaru has recently taken over the West Point Subaru Dealerships at Indooroopilly and Moorooka. Their expansion plan happened after the City group was bought recently by the AP Eagers group. Coming home – Club members Shane and Libby Taylor who have been living and working in the UK since January have decided to return home in August after Libby’s teaching contract finishes. Before they set off they plan to visit Libby’s relatives in northern England. Also on the flight home they will be stopping off in New Zealand to catch up with Shane’s relatives. Currently in their spare time they been tripping about to see the sites in an old 2nd hand FWD Ford Escort they have bought.

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HEARD THE NEWS Ne wF ores New Fores orestter spec specs – The new updated 2006 Forester will be released in early July. Revisions include the restyled front end, tail lights, upgraded front suspension, new alloy rims and some other small changes. The engines have also been upgraded by fitting the latest spec 2.5 litre as fitted to the current Outback and Liberty, now producing 121kw, and for the XT 169kw. Later in the year the new restyled Impreza will be released, featuring the new corporate grill similar to the Tribeca. It acknowledges Subaru’s early aeroplane manufacturing heritage. The centre section represents a cross section of a plane’s fuselage, with the horizontal sections spreading left and right representing the wings. Long dis hase – Keith Peters has been on the look out for months disttance purc purchase for a spare 5th 16 inch alloy rim for his H6 Suba Exteme mounted rear tyre carrier. His has finally found a well priced one on E Bay in America, it is on its way now.

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MARKET PLACE Genuine RX Turbo Ist month 86, very original, red, 237,000 km, new cam belts and heads, air con, factory alloys, turbo timer, seat covers, new 2 inch lift kit still in box, reconditioned power steering not fitted, $6000, or $5000 Club Member price. Contact Keith Peters on 07 4122 3032 or mob. 0408 184 145. Wanted: One only factory H6 alloy 16 inch rim, Contact Keith Peters on 07 4122 303 or mob. 0408 284145. Wanted: 2 service manuals, Gregory’s or similar, to suit: 1991 Liberty 1992 L series. Contact Dane Allison 0438870184 Due to selling my Forester I have the following items to sell. Magnatec 10w-40 1 litre bottles x 2 $5 each. Subaru coolant 3 litres $15. Christine Barry SC558 Subaru Touring Wagon L Series, 1987, silver, 5 speed manual, 2 inch lift, 14 inch Peugeot mags, bull bar, tow bar, racks, CD, electric windows and mirrors, central locking, power steering, reconditioned engine, very reliable, currently reg but sell unreg. GC $2500 ONO. Phone Monique (07) 3862 1535 or 0402 126 585. My name is Nick Wells and I was just seeing if you know of anyone or anywhere I could source 1 x Alloy wheel for a 2004 Subaru Forester XT Luxury. I only need one Alloy wheel as I had an accident in mine and it is ruined. I have called many wreckers in QLD and other states but can only find 1 set of 4 wheels which they want $1000 for and will not sell one of them. (understandable). Anyway if you could help it would appreciated. Contact me on 0403 324 765 or at nick7200@optusnet.com.au. Cheers, Nick Wells.

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MARKET PLACE Regretful Sale. Subaru Sportswagon L Series 1994 model. $9000. Excellent condition. 153 000 km. Automatic, bull bar, air conditioning. Contact Carla on 0419 790 841 I have 2 only 16 x 7 1998 WRX wheels that I need sell. They do fit on the 2000 forester, but I only have 2... unless someone has 2 they want to sell !!!!!!!!!! Also approx 4 foot square all aluminium roof rack, fits on Forester roof rails with 4 x bolted clamps, only weighs about 15 kg but will easily carry 150 kg. Very strong. Contact my email if you want a photo or call me on 0415 535 718 Robin Laban SC532 robinlaban@hotmail.com Current model Forester factory cargo mat and rubber floor mat set $175.00 the lot. Set of 4 steel Liberty rims and tyres 25% tread $150.00 ono. Contact Dave Martin on 3262 5665 or mob. 0429 121 996 2001 Model Outback H6, 66,000 km. Pearl White with towbar, mats and roofbars. Has a paint treatment and interior treatment. Car is located in Noosaville. Contact Graham Mutch on 5475 2475, or mob. 0409 078 087. 5 x 14� 5 stud Liberty wheels with 4 tyres at 60% tread and spare. 4 x Liberty wheel trims ex 1990 Liberty GX. $100 ONO for the lot. Contact Jeff Benson on 0438 451 113 or by email at bunjy@aol.com. Address is 12 Melinda Street Burpengary. 988 Subaru Brumby ute, new paint job, EA82Turbo motor with WRX topmount intercooler, Blow off valve, Stinger Computer,5 speed hi / low range g/box, LSD, Power Windows, Air cond, Full Alarm system with keyless entry, turbo timer, VDO MP3 player, Hertz speakers + subwoofer, 14" wheels (Powdercoated), Lift Kit, Mod Plated and registered, Remote Control Chequerplate Utelid, Spotlights, New Clutch. This vehicle is in VGC. Regretful sale as for family reasons I need to buy a car that will hold at 5 people. $9900 ONO Brisbane Rob Brunetti ph 0408 984 000

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MARKET PLACE Wanted: Motor and Carburettor for 90 model Brumby. Condition not important. Contact Roger Widdowson SC541 on 07 4958 1255.

Rola roof bars ( 2 off ) to suit L Series wagon, plus 1 wire basket about 1m x 1m $100.00. Contact John Leach ph 3822 1334.

To advertise in Market Place Phone your advert to the Editor on (07) 3299 1061 or E-mail to: subanews@subaclub.com

Please advise when Sold or WithdrawN From Sale Advertisements in Market Place are available to members at a cost of $2 per issue or $5 for non-members - tell your friends.

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