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Old February 7th 2008, 10:03
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Wink Bugaru Project

I thought the time has come to share with you my little suby project..

Some infos:

Super Beetle 1303 '73
EJ20NA JDM 125hp with stock ECU and stock for now tranny
Two fans ventilated system with custom air box
Custom exchaust with sport catalytic converter
New intake air system
Kafer cup brace (lightweight)
Kerscher wings 4cm front and 6cm rear
Versa struts with sport springs & Koni suspension inserts
Sway bar 7/8 front and 3/4 rear
Porsche cup3 Twist wheels
Ventilated front & rear porsche disks 282 & 289mm
Rear 3.5cm spacers
Vdo speedometer & tachometer
Smoked rear lights
Quick shift from Empi
Sortened oil sump(from Martins Bott)
Custom interior trimming
Imperial Blue color
Strut bar

Future plans are to plug a new stand alone ECU with new program and also a Rancho transaxle and maybe a NOS...

Here are the pics..

(EJ20NA)

(sortened oil sump)

(porsche 944 single pot calipers)

(his lungs)

(still on project)

Next week i have planned to create a brand new stainless exhaust system and drop the suspension at the front.
Another thing is to buy a pair of spacers for the rear wheels.

Stay tuned...

Rgrds,
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Old February 7th 2008, 10:25
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Old February 7th 2008, 10:26
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Old February 7th 2008, 12:04
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How is that power with the EJ20 NA? I have the same motor in my standard, but I'm just getting the car together and haven't had a chance to unleash the ponies. Did you use the stock ECU or an aftermarket? I'm using Megasquirt. I'm interested in how your progress is going, good work!

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Old February 7th 2008, 18:11
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I can chime in on the power..

I drove Martin's (Bugat5speed) car, with a 1.8 lt and a 5 speed, and was very impressed on the roads we drove. Very easy drive on public roads, with power to pass.

Not sure what your plans are, but I would think the 2 lt would be a little more torque than the 1.8. If its a DD, and part time fun car, definitely enjoyable and powerful.

If full out track, then you may need something more powerful than 140-150 Hp.
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Old February 9th 2008, 20:57
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For some reason I can only see half of the pics when I click on them.

Did you move the transmission forward to make the motor fit ?

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Old February 10th 2008, 08:43
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Nice work, is your motor DOHC or SOHC?

Rob,You need to scroll across on photos, I did the same thing.

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Old February 10th 2008, 16:12
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Thanks guys for your kind words,this gives me the motive to keep the hard work!!

cfordyce05 ..I can't tell you how is the feeling of driving the car because i've to wait in order to install the exhaust system.
At the moment i use the stock ECU but I'm planning to install a paraller ECU (called Dastek).

Rob..when you load the picture, hit a click on it and then you will be able to see the picture fit on screen.
No,I didn't have to move the transmission forward(everything remain on stock location).

Steve..The motor is the SOHC one and it is perfectly fitted on stock engine area.


Before & after the front drop




EJ20 SOHC(fits perfect!!!)


Stock vs Widened!!


Watercooled


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Old April 21st 2008, 16:02
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Hey Jim, hows your project going? I finally got my car with the EJ20 NA on the road. It's turning into a pretty fun car to drive as I get "bugs", no pun intended, worked out. So far my main concern is airflow to my radiator. I have mine mounted on the firewall drawing air from the louvers under the rear window. At highway speeds, I think the airflow over the car is creating too much of a low pressure zone and not allowing the fans to suck as they should. I was thinking about trying a small spoiler over the rear window to break up airflow over the car and create a high pressure area to help the fans out. As soon as I slow down, it starts to cool off. So far it has gotten up to 214 degrees, and that was with 45 degree weather! With the deck lid off I have never had it that high while driving. I plan on starting a car profile to document my conversion, but haven't had time with school and marriage. Good luck with your conversion! Once I get my fuel tuned up pretty good, I'm going to take the car to a dyno and tune my spark. I'll let you know what kind of numbers I get.

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Old April 22nd 2008, 10:04
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Hi Casey,

Keep going with your project I think it deserves the money and time we have spend!

You can see in the following link were is the last update in my project.
I have had some troubles with the VSS sensor but this already belongs in the past!!! http://forums.aussieveedubbers.com/v....php?tid=67945

Now from what i have heard from other forums the best way to manage the airflow in the radiator is to place it at the front of your car(if it is a super,you have more space to use).
Mine is placed at the front with an extra fabricated sheet of metal between the front halls and the radiator and after many hours of driving the water temp was never pass the 80 degrees .
If you want more advice in your current setup then why you shouldnt try to search in the above forum such also in Germanlook...i think both sites have the knowledge & answers in your concerns.

Do not forget me with the Dyno results

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Nice project car, man.

Keep us posted,

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Hey, Your car is looking good from what I saw on the other thread. I have taken a big step towards my cooling issue. Just by adding a scoop over the rear window vents, I am now down to about 182-186 cruising and 189-191 under load going up hills and hard driving. This was at 60 degrees out instead of 45 degrees. That is a great improvement over 214! My dyno run should be fairly soon because I have my fuel pretty much sorted out.


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update...

after a lot of work be done in the car by my self and long time since my last post,finally (after a big and unexpected surprise gift from my lovely wife!!!!)the car painted in this beautiful imperial blue perl color!

Next to come is to finish the interior upholestry by the end of the month and soon it will be back to roads again!!!

here is the result until now..





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Very nice!!! I had a 74 super painted a similar color. Royal Saphire Blue Metallic, but two tone with white on the side. Looks nice.
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