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Old March 21st 2014, 06:45
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'67 SO42 Subaru conversion

Krukab's ride; http://www.germanlook.net/forums/showthread.php?t=4837

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time for some upgrading !!

The engine is running on it's last legs.. It's done some 95.000km's and i'm lacking power, leaking oil, less fuell efficiened,
runnig hotter then it's used to be and so on.
My best friend build the engine and drove it some 20k with it before i bought it from him in '03 and put on an extra 75k
the downside is that my friend brian -who build the 1776 type1 engine- died in '10 in a one way car crash in belgium

there are two options in my point of view;
1) rebuilding the 1776 by a vw/porsche specialist or
2) convert it to subaru ej20 na (115hp) power...


A couple of weeks ago I took out the 1776 and started collecting the missing parts for the EJ20 conversion.

Engine and gearbox out;


Bought some EFI parts;


Testfitting the EJ20 with adaptorplate to the beetle IRS gearbox;




Measuring the height for the custommade intake manifolds;


VW Digifant (Golf2 GTi 16V) fuelpump and filter unit;


Megasquirt MS2 V3.57 ECU and wiringloom;


Lasercut plates for the intake manifolds;


Now waiting for some parts (headers, triggerwheel) and testfitting the engine in the T1

*edit 22:38.. just bought!
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Old March 23rd 2014, 15:46
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Testfitting the engine, measuring the height for the intake manifolds and cut up a new headersystem

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Old March 25th 2014, 03:37
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Hey Alain,
The EJ20 with single ohc looks nicely compact, but why didn't you use a WBX 2,1 ?

Nice pics!

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Old March 26th 2014, 03:41
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Walter,

I think/believe that the Subaru 2L 16V engine is more refined/economical/more common then the 2100 8V WBX engine.
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Old March 27th 2014, 05:12
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Nice.

Serpentine belts, service intervals and 15-20 years of development help too.

Conversion cost is the negative over the WBX for similar output
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Old March 27th 2014, 09:33
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Total cost will be in the region of 2500,- euro and that includes the engine, Jenveys, Megasquirt, radiator, clutch, adaptor plate, flywheel, etc
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