Subaru Conversion

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Luckyphil, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Jurgen Grossmutter

    Jurgen Grossmutter Active Member

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    I talked to Luke today about a small car sump. They are from USA. Also cruise control would be good. I've gotta roo bar on that l made. It's 75 x 50 x 3 mm rhs and air drag is an issue. But l do a lot, or did do a lot of inland driving. Its there because I've hit a few roos. I did some substantial damage to front left blinker area. I've stitched in a cut from another van. I had a 405 SRDT that got written off from a big roo.

    He does good value service. I talked to mechanic friend about it and he said ppl don't realise the stuff to be done. He supplies engine with new water pump n timing belt and proper head gaskets. Custom split exhaust n cat. Wiring, cables, engine bar. Listg goes on.

    I've got a bit of work to do yet.
     
  2. sunburntwilly

    sunburntwilly Member

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    Luke did the conversion on my syncro 5 years ago and no issues what so ever. It's cheaper to run then my 2wd doka too. So very happy with the outcome.
     
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  3. Vamper1

    Vamper1 Member

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    So did Luke do the split exhaust ?
     
  4. Jurgen Grossmutter

    Jurgen Grossmutter Active Member

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    Yes. It sounds great. That "horizontally-opposed" beat that can't be, well,.....beaten.
     
  5. Vamper1

    Vamper1 Member

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    Thats good
    mmm any chance of a few pics of the exhaust
    i want to improve ground clearance on mine and am going to an exhaust specialist to see if they can redesign the one that Luke put on
     
  6. Jurgen Grossmutter

    Jurgen Grossmutter Active Member

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    I'll do that tomorrow.
     
  7. Jurgen Grossmutter

    Jurgen Grossmutter Active Member

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    I've taken a photo but it says an error occurred. I said you're an idiot. It said too bad.

    How do l upload a pic. Like why doesn't the phone save it in compatible formats. Man landed on the Moon over 48 yrs ago!!!
     
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  8. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    There's a VW guy at Padstow that owns an exhaust business and does bespoke performance exhausts. He's in Gibson Ave.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2017
  9. Wattie

    Wattie Active Member

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    Here's my version, fabricated by our local exhaust centre.................(hope the pic upload works ?)

    Final Fitout (2) R.jpg
     
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  10. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Westside Mufflers
    Address: 9B/78 Gibson Ave, Padstow NSW 2211
    Phone: (02) 9773 7244

    Westy - does brilliant work
    Has done a heap of amazing work on Steve C's 1303 STI powered beetle
    Also built some amazing cars

    Plenty examples of his work on AVD
     
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    Barry Well-Known Member

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  12. Jurgen Grossmutter

    Jurgen Grossmutter Active Member

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    Hi Wattie, do you have a flatter sump on that. How much did he charge you for that set up? What is the lowest, in mm, clearance point with that exhaust? Is that a 2.5?
     
  13. Wattie

    Wattie Active Member

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    Jurgen, the pic (post #29) shows the first version where I shortened the original sump by 40mm.
    When Smallcar produced their magic alloy sump well, ya just gotta get one. :D
    The engine is a JDM import from a Subi SVX coupe type EG 33 6cyl, the engine is approx 60 kg heavier than wasserboxer.
    I raised my T3 by 40mm using GoWesty springs and I lowered the engine 25mm, this gave me 200mm ground clearance.
    I might add that my T3 is not a good example for comparisons as most systems have been extensively modified.
    Rework Oil System (5) R.jpg
     
  14. peter915

    peter915 Active Member

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    Wattie
    Nice set of pipes dude :)
    I see oil take off at the filter. What u got?
    What's the rear brake setup?
    Peter
     
  15. Kafermeister

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    Wow that is one tough looking rear end setup. What brand is the antiroll bar and did it make a good difference in handling?

    Thanks
    Peter
     
  16. Wattie

    Wattie Active Member

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    The original oil filter is a bit small IMO so I machined up a oil take off and fitted a remote filter using a Z9 mounted under the NS taillight, works for me, and the filters are cheap :)
     
  17. Wattie

    Wattie Active Member

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    The anti roll bar is a Whiteline unit (Sydney) not sure if they are still available ? The front bar fits and works well its 22mm dia, the original 19mm dia
    With the Subi engine the rear bar needed different body attachments and the end links needed a complete redesign.
    My T3 is higher and heavier than most 2wd T3's and the bars do help to keep it all upright :eek:
     
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  18. Wattie

    Wattie Active Member

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    Sorry Phil, looks like I hijacked your thread, since the mess of PB think my stuff has gone west, might have to think about starting another thread.:oops:
     
  19. Jurgen Grossmutter

    Jurgen Grossmutter Active Member

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    Somehow missed this reply. That looks neat. How much better does the 3.3 (?) perform; torque, power and fuel usage? Luke opines that the 2.5 is a 'best-option' fit. But your input would be welcome. Clearance is the only issue l have notwithstanding their already good clearance with the conversion. It has changed the whole dynamic. The tractability and handling have improved immensely.

    I worked att Balranald in 2013 and was sorry not to have met you.
     
  20. Wattie

    Wattie Active Member

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    We old school cu.in. junkies like "big is best":D with nearly 3 times the HP and Torque it fly's, fuel usage, who cares ! (14.5lts/100kms) however for a daily driver the 2.5 is by far the best conversion, cheap, available, good power and more likely to be passed for rego and insurance.
     
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