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#1 RichG

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 11:51 PM

I've lurked here for about six months, didn't join as I was just "passing through", or so I thought. :rolleyes:

Long, boring, lame, story short: Jack of all trades, my last job was as an industrial electrician/electronic repairman over in Olympia, Wa. Due to some health issues (my body tried to kill me:dead:) I'm barely walking and no longer working. A series of events led my family and I to Eastern Washington, small town (like I grew up in), and I'm happier than a bull elk in rut!

I have always loved cars, grew up logging and farming, exposed at a tender young age to tinkers, adapters, free thinkers, and other assorted nutcases. I caught the disease and have never been the same zzz. My current "concept" (my next project is actually going to be a garage, or something that resembles a garage) is a "Swedish Trike". However, as I cannot use my left leg to operate a clutch, I'm going to be looking for a 2wd Subaru automatic transmission.

I've also spent some time perusing the lifts that have been built on this board, I'm hoping to find a 4x4 wagon with an automatic to wedge my own lift into.

Anyways, thanks for the board, I hope I can contribute, or at the very least, not add to the general decline in intelligence that the internet seems to be suffering from.

Thanks, enjoy the day,
RichG

#2 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 12:13 AM

Welcome aboard!

Sorry to hear about the misfortune :(

I am intrigued at this Swedish Trike, do explain :)

You wont contribute to the downfall of intelligence unless you put a 4 inch fart can on your 2wd subaru with a spoiler of cardboard wrapped in saran wrap to keep it dry and such... lift it with plywood or something :lol:

Best of luck!

#3 RichG

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 12:20 AM

A Swedish trike is basically a standard delta trike (two rear wheels, one front wheel) that is powered by a mid engine air cooled volkswagen. The design calls for using an empty vw trans case as an adapter/spacer between the engine and the functioning vw transaxle.

Using a Subaru automatic transaxle would be a natural fit, it would already be set up for a mid engine design. I'm thinking that a Kennedy adapter plate could be used in the reverse method that it is intended for: flip the adapter and mount the vw motor to the Subaru transmission. The biggest piece of drivetrain to fabricate would be a spud shaft to mate the two.

I have been known to be overly optimistic in the past...:brow:

#4 Yo'J

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 12:21 AM

Dude! Thats what I was gonna do! I didn't think of seran wrap though, I was gonna buy foil!:lol:

Welcome to the "not just passing through" board! I like the trikes, they just look like so much fun.




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