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Old 01-15-2013, 11:46 PM   #126
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Just an FYI the wire and winding from the level sensor are very specific. The amount of winds and length of the wire determine the internal resistance and therefore the level. (not sure if that makes sense) There is a very good write up on thesamba about it. IIRC the thread is "revive your fuel sender for $3" (or something very similar)

Take a moment and read up on it. IIRC the sensor should still read good at full, but may not be so accurate as the level drops.


Edit: I'll add the link in a sec.

Here ya go!

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/vie...ve+fuel+sender
thanks man. ya, i knew it would be off but not by much since i only took a little of its vertical travel out. mine is kind a different than what was pictured / described in the link but concept similar. i usually take copious photos but just kinda forgot anyway, i found this photo on pelican that kind a depicts my unit







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"the copper wire is the one supplying power from the copper tab pin at the plug end. The two silver wires are actually one looped thru the bottom - but one bit is wired to one of the contacts at the bottom. When the float bottoms out on the pins it bridges across the two contacts and makes the circuit to your fuel light. Other than that, as the float sides up and down the resistor (silver) wires it has a couple of sprung legs each side which keep in contact to provide the circuit thru the resistor wires. "


just for thoroughness, i may just pull the sender just to take a quick photo and take ohm measurements at the top and bottom of its travel as well as see what the gauge displays if i turn it one way with the float at one end and then flip it upside down to see how it reads then.

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Right on,

The sender in the thread I linked is for the post 74 VAG products. Prior to that they used a style just like yours. I figured it would be a good resource if ya needed it
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:51 PM   #128
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Right on,

The sender in the thread I linked is for the post 74 VAG products. Prior to that they used a style just like yours. I figured it would be a good resource if ya needed it
super appreciate it, thanks
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:36 PM   #129
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Ron,
I thought I would step in and say nice build. I, like RSI am doing something a little different using similar parts (including some of his older parts!). I am doing a fully built 901 trans into an 05 usd sti into the back of a full caged bug chassis with a non-bug body. Doing so using a Kennedy kit, sti pedals and dash cluster, full harness and other misc sti parts. I am using fully converted 911/944 suspension setup and brakes.

You've done a great job with your build. Thanks for sharing it with us.
How's your trans holding up?

Also - I noticed you using your mac for logging of some kind, can you talk about your software / hardware solution?
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #130
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I thought I would step in and say nice build. I, like RSI am doing something a little different using similar parts (including some of his older parts!). I am doing a fully built 901 trans into an 05 usd sti into the back of a full caged bug chassis with a non-bug body. Doing so using a Kennedy kit, sti pedals and dash cluster, full harness and other misc sti parts. I am using fully converted 911/944 suspension setup and brakes.

You've done a great job with your build. Thanks for sharing it with us.
How's your trans holding up?

Also - I noticed you using your mac for logging of some kind, can you talk about your software / hardware solution?
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thanks man, much appreciated. your projects sounds fun! ax'ing beast?

using my macbook pro to dual boot to windows 7 via bootcamp. I have a tactrix plugged into the obd2 port and use ECU flash for d/o and flashing roms to ecu and use romraider for datalogging and manipulating the rom.

regarding the 901 5 speed holding up...im holding my breath and taking it easy of 1st. i have a 2nd 901 in the garage but a 4 speed, which should hold up better, just pop the ZD 5th into the 4sp for freeway cruising.

the 901 is fine but i just dont want to have to worry about it so i decided to go a different route cuz i wanted better gearing, LSD and smoother shifting without the cost i'd have into a 901.
Its a 2010 WRX 5 speed TY758 which only had 28k miles on it and it looks it too

912 goes into phase 2
5-speed from 2010 WRX with only 28k miles and clean as a whistle





i'll slowly modify it for reverse r/p and LSD then after the summer events, yank my 901 5 speed, adapter plate, conversion flywheel and stage 2 pressure plate and clutch and put it all up for sale. 4 speed will go up for sale asap.

i'll document the process here as well
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:11 PM   #131
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playing with some ducting from the opening in front. i think it was doing a fair bit or recirculating. never messed with dzus fasteners but thought it would be perfect for this. i'll do the same to direct the outflow as well then some testing, any excuse for testing is a good one.


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bailed on cutting down the oem tank, it just was getting too hard. found a great shape and decent volume tank from fuel safe. made a bracket and mounted with new vent and feed lines. enough room to sufficiently vent. few more things before then next ax and track day.



Put something soft on the edge there to keep a hole from rubbing through those lines.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:38 AM   #133
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good call, will do. thanks. its still in proto phase, i think i may do a hard line in and around that area to reduce the profile of the hose under that part of the car.
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Very cool build Ron! I'd keep the body the way it is and not put holes into it or cut it up. Just my .02 cents.

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Old 01-21-2013, 05:30 PM   #135
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Question for all you suby experts. I'm toying with different methods of connecting the tranny to the outer drive flange. so far all will include a trip to the machine shop for millling and/or welding.

1) bolt conversion Porsche 930 flanges (mates subaru put shaft to 930 cv). then run 930 cv, 930 axle, 930 outer cv. then had a shop cut the 912 outer flange off the drive flange and weld on 930 flange to it. I am confident I could go this route but some extra expensive i'd rather avoid if i dont have to.

2) use subary CV, subaru axle and have the end splined for the 912 CV. - not sure if the 912 cv is up to the abuse it will see

3) use subary cv, subaru axle and have splined for 930 cv and do the drive flange as in #1 above - but this had 2 items being milled/welded

4) see if the guys who make the 930 adapter flanges make one for the 912 but although the cheapest (if he'll do it) be the weakest.

ideas please?
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Also, on that vent on the fuel cell please vent it to outside the underhood anywhere. I'm worried about fumes and those relays under there.

On the tranny and axles - are you using the Subaru tranny? If so I think I may just have JUST the solution for you based upon the exo-car we have here made by Speed inc.
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Ron,


Hate to keep directing you to "the other site" But there are a few people on thesamba that have done the reverse R&P on buses and beetles, might be worth a read. Check the Bay window forum, that is where most of the swaps are done.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:14 PM   #138
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Hondaslayer
-I'll check it out thanks.

Turninconcepts,
-yes, vent under car out from trunk area.
-I am running a 901 transaxle at the moment but will be using the above TY758 5 speed from a 2010 WRX.
-I've seen a few solutions but not for the 912 yet. The bug conversion and 914 conversions have used conversion flanges (bug) or conversion axles (914 - suby inner cv and stock 914 outer cv). the issue with the 912 conversion is i think the 68 cv's are a different bolt pattern at the flange and may have a different spline count than the 914's.

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Old 01-22-2013, 09:55 AM   #139
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found some 930 coversion stub axles from the dune buggy guys that may be a good base to send to the machine shop and see if they can make it work for the 912. looks very similar. it would be too easy for it to just bolt right up so i wont even wish for it.





here is the stock 912 on the Left

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Epic, so glad I stumbled over to this side of the site, so cool!!!!
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I am using the stub at the top. I do have some 930 stubs if you need measurements or pictures...
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I am using the stub at the top. I do have some 930 stubs if you need measurements or pictures...
That would be great! need shaft diameter, spline count, overall length of shaft, length of shaft from flange to start of splines, length of shaft from flange to the end of the splines.

then once i have a set of early 911/912 stub shafts, i can compare and see if these can be the base for machining.

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Old 01-23-2013, 03:47 PM   #143
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Be sure to check these guys out if you've not already done so: http://www.subarugears.com/

My car is designed and built to be a powerful daily driver / seldom track toy / transcon rally car...

And really it's the summer car to offset my S4 DD / Winter Car...

How are you finding your speed sensor working out for you? I am trying to figure out that part of my build at the moment. In addition to adapting the STI power steering rack. hopefully I'll have that part done Monday. I just have to find someone to make custom power steering lines... anyone have any leads on something like that?

Here is what she is powered by and a sneak of what she looks like:



Also - can you tell me what you are getting up to with your Hydro-throwout bearing setup and how you liked it?
If you starting to part out your 901 related parts, would you be interested in selling that hydro-throwout setup?
Also, would you sell the front mount for the 901?

Let me know.

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Old 01-24-2013, 11:10 PM   #144
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icanfly,
projects look fun. is it front engine? are you doing a reverse ring in pinion for the 901? hard to tell from the photo. or is it mid or rear engine.

regarding my current tranny set up with the 901, the speed sensor is working flawlessly. i will be selling all my adapter plates/adapter flywheel/pp/clutch. hadnt really thought about the front mount yet, its got a Wevo semi solid bushing conversion. i am using the stock cable clutch release btw, no hydrolic.


>>>>>>>i know Todd at subarugears, talking to Todd actually at the moment about a possible group buy for r/p, 930 conversion flanges and a few other bits. if you or anyone one else is interested, let me know.<<<<<<<
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I am in the same configuration you are - rear engine, stock location for the 901. Front mounted radiator and fuel cell. I have a lower profile hood line than yours and am having to have a custom fuel cell fabbed up at the moment. Have you had any cooling related issues with your radiator setup?

I was looking at another 901 build that had done a hydro throw-out using a Saab bearing and custom slave - I thought that was you but it's not. Disregard.

Edit: Build thread for said bearing setup


thanks and keep updating the build, it's motivation for me to get my ***** together on my own project!

drive safe.

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how did you figure out the bolt hole location for the adapter plate? did you use the paint transfer method?
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Anyone think its possible to put a wrx 2.0 liter turbo motor in a 91 Toyota truck??? Or possibly the 2.5 wrx motor as well
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Wag,
Might be better to do a search about this rather than to ask this question in someone's unrelated build thread.

Have a peak here to gain some insights related to your inquiry.

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how did you figure out the bolt hole location for the adapter plate? did you use the paint transfer method?
Adapter plate was purchased from Out front motorsports .com
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Nice to see this thing running! Amazing.
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