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Old 04-21-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

First of all I'd like to blame RonW for all of this

Anyway,

This is my first Subaru project. I have never had one and I saw how well Ron's went and asked him enough questions ..........and vwalla! Here I am.

Motor is from a 2000 Forester EJ20T.

The adapter plate/flywheel is from Hecker Machine in Oregon and the stub pipes are from Outfront.

Here's the mill that's going into my 1965 VW panel Van:







The plan is to run a rad similar to this set-up.

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Old 04-21-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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Here's the flywheel and adapter from Hecker:





And stubby pipes:



Here's a tried tested and proven rad setup:

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Old 04-21-2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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And the latest ...........a bellmouth that my Dad did:





I will have lots a questions along the way
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:37 PM   #4
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:08 AM   #5
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A wasserboxer in a splitty?


Oh man, the guys on thesamba will have your head for this atrocity!



Can't wait to see it! Post some pics of the bus!
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:17 AM   #6
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hey Panel, i'm assuming you've seen the ads on usedvictoria offering vw subaru conversions. That's not you i take it... i'm sure those guys'd be willing to offer some advice in person for someone doing this on their own
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #7
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Just noticed, you plan on running the stock trans on it? Yikes. Might want to look into a Subarugears reverse R&P setup.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:25 PM   #8
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:31 PM   #9
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Subscribed as well. Can't wait to see the bus!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:49 PM   #10
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Subscribed. I own a 78 Westy I've seriously considered doing this on.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:50 PM   #11
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Cool! This should make the bus way faster, way more reliable, less noisy, have better heat and it might make it less prone to rollover due to a bit more weight down low. I was a rear passenger and got ejected through the sunroof of one of these in a rollover...
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:41 AM   #12
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Hi guys, thanks for following along.

Trans is a Rancho Pro Street with a welded third and for + beef a diff.

There is one guy here in Victoria that is going to help on the wiring part and has been a source of what to keep and not to keep on the motor.

That's exactly what I'm looking for in this conversion.

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This should make the bus way faster, way more reliable, less noisy, have better heat


The old motor was a 2275CC turbo intercooled crank fired Megasquirt powerhouse.

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Nice panel!


Question, are your windshields missing?
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:51 PM   #14
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Nice panel!


Question, are your windshields missing?
Yup they were out getting painted.
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Is that 2275cc aircooled with a turbo? What EM?
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I believe he was running megasquirt 2 ms-extra. Panel, is the motor out and sold already or are you waiting til you have everthing squared away then pull it?
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The old motor was a 2275CC turbo intercooled crank fired Megasquirt powerhouse.
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Is that 2275cc aircooled with a turbo? What EM?
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Sweet van!
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:21 PM   #18
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Sweet van!


You watch your whore mouth! That's a bus, son!
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:49 PM   #19
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I believe he was running megasquirt 2 ms-extra. Panel, is the motor out and sold already or are you waiting til you have everthing squared away then pull it?
Ok, so megasquirt is a type of engine management. I didn't know that. I'm assuming this is aircooled then as well.
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Sweet van!
The word VAN makes my skin crawl! It's a BUS!
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #21
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Drove my Westy to work today. I figure it's a beautiful day so I don't mind walking home........



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I've had my 78 Westy since 2000. Only broke down once. It was on the way to a wedding, so it broke down in style
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:31 AM   #23
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I bought into a basket case. It has been a "good" learning experience, but this is the last time I do anything with the word Bosch attached to it
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:29 AM   #24
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It's not the biggest update like you pro's but....



Got a couple more bits back from my miracle worker

Oil feed from block to turbo:



Coolant on block cut down and re-positioned for heater core delete(for now)



And another coolant mod on the back of the block (cut/shortened re-positioned etc)



And oil drain from the turbo:

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Old 05-13-2013, 03:00 PM   #25
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Not sure if you already mentioned this, but are you having a custom gas tank built or will the 2.0l engine fit ok in there? Any other cutting required to get it to fit? Are you going to go with air to water intercooler? Are you having the oil pan trimmed?
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