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Introducing the Subercoupe Now with 50% more cyl’s and 100% more RWD!


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#51 987687

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:22 PM

I want to see the video of the officer asking why there's an engine in your back seat.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:08 PM

Took the Subercoupe for its maiden voyage today...

went about 15 miles. car ran awesome. needs an alignment very bad. ill take it to work tomorrow and do that.

currently working on the trans and clutch issue. hope to have that done before WCSS...

ill try to get some more pics tomorrow when i have it on a lift.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:05 PM

Awesome! ... I really love to see Pics of that wonderful Subie. Posted Image

Very kindly let me ask you this questions about the engine inside the Cabin:

► How hot will become the Cabin during Normal Driving?

► Does it blows odors / fumes to the Cabin?

► Do you plan to isolate the Engine's heat & gasses?


I ask because it Could be Dangerous to Drive with the Windows up
(in example during Rainstorms).

All those issues could be solved, also I know it is not built to be a daily driver; but I am curious about the Overall car Behaviour and I have some ideas that could Help you to solve the above listed situations. :D

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

Yeah Jezsek, I think he mentioned he'll be working on a firewall in the back. But for now, just run without the hatch. :D

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:10 PM

it has a firewall between the cabin and the engine. it has a plexie glass window in the top half so i can see out the back.

in the back on each side of the licence plate i have a 175CFM fan. they both turn on when the engine temp gets to 80*C or if the engine room temp gets to 40*C...

i am currently installing a 2005 WRX transmission and a stage II Exedy clutch.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:19 PM

i am currently installing a 2005 WRX transmission and a stage II Exedy clutch.

-=Suberdave=-


Nice! How are you handling the transfer case? Just weld the center diff?

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:28 PM

it has a firewall between the cabin and the engine. it has a plexie glass window in the top half so i can see out the back.

in the back on each side of the licence plate i have a 175CFM fan. they both turn on when the engine temp gets to 80*C or if the engine room temp gets to 40*C ...


Thank you for the Kind Answer! :)

I Believe it is a Really Good Idea to have automatic electric fans there, also the Plexi Glass... so you already controled the situation.


I was thinking about to install there some heat & Noise isolating barrier,

Like this ~► http://www.soundproo...SS-ROLL-MAT.pdf

Because I used a very similar product in a VolksWagen Bus, long years ago, with great results.


I Really Like your Nice & Powerful coupe, almost can't wait to see it on a Video. :burnout:

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:14 AM

got the new trans and clutch in tonight.

still have to put the suspension back together and a few bolts up top.

but its after midnight and i have to get up at 5:30am so id better get to bed...

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P.S. ill get some more photos and even a video this Saturday or Sunday.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:47 PM

well here it is...

a short video. sorry the sound sucks. but what do you expect for a digital camera.

Subercoupe video on YouTube


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#60 Cyfun

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:56 PM

Nice! Very short vid, but plenty effin loud! It's weird to hear a sooby boxer motor with forced induction, and hear it rev and let off WITHOUT hearing a massive woosh from the BOV. :D

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:18 PM

That thing is Killer Dave!
While watching the video all I could do was smile and think to myself holy crap!

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:27 PM

Love the SC whine too. Not something you usually hear from a Subaru.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:29 PM

I agree, awesome, more finished than I was guessing
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

your back up lights are out:D

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:09 AM

Awesome!

I Watched your video on a large widescreen via a game console XBox 360, and I was stunned, your Subercoupe is truly impressive, very well done and the rear engine is a very clean installation. Posted Image

I Believe that this Thread should be Moved to the "Members Rides" Section.

Best regards and congratulations.


#66 Mechanical_misfit

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:14 PM

That thing is way cool! It reminds me of something from the Mad Max films.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:10 PM

Thanks for this dave,it proves that what I am thinking of doing is actually doable,it will be very very similair EXCEPT the shell will be my brumby and the engine maybe a EZ30r :) oh and maybe no super charger for starters :)

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:16 AM

So happy I got to see this thing in person, absolutely amazing! So well done.

Wish I could have seen it in action!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:06 PM

well took the Subercoupe to the WCSS this last weekend.

220 miles round trip.
Overall about 6 hours of run time on the engine.
Used 11.25 gallons of gas.
That's 19.5 MPG... not bad, since it has not been totally tuned yet.
Took home plaque for best Old School Engine Swap. witch i have won 3 out of the last 4 years with my wagon.

Did the whole trip without any issues, other than my but was kinds sore. i guess race seats are not meant to be sat in for hours on end...

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:34 PM

Congrats! Pretty damn cool.

Whats next?

#71 Cyfun

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:37 PM

Good to hear it made such a trip without incident. Got any more videos? Preferably a burnout or launch? :D

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:57 PM

Great to hear it's holding up well. It would still be awesome if we could get a more detailed mod list! If you don't mind....

#73 suberdave

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:33 PM

not much for mods...


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Engine: 1994 SVX EG33 (from junk yard, 100% stock)
Custom Made Intake Manifold
Supercharger: Eaton M90
Soon to be 2.7" pulley
ECU: Link G4 Extreme
Wheels: 2002 WRX
Front brakes: 2005 WRX front brakes
Rear brakes: 2002 WRX front brakes
Brake Lines: SS from Ebay
AWIC: Just-Intercoolers kit
Exhaust: DynoMax muffler and a lot of 2.5" mandrel bent pipe

Radiator: WRX (front mounted)
Radiator Hoses: 1.5" .062" thick aluminium pipe and lots of old Subaru hoses
Fuel System: STi Sidefeed 550cc
Pro Fuel Delivery 15G fuel cell
Mallory 110 GPH fuel pump
40 micron pre pump filter
100 micron post pump filter
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Transmission: 2005 WRX
Clutch: Exedy Stage II
(good to 400WTQ)
Custom 14 foot hydro clutch line
WRX pedal box
Axles: 2002 WRX front Axles in the rear
Center diff was pulled, cut and welded to run in FWD only
Custom built tail shaft block off plate

Seats: Ebay race buckets
Belts: are 5pt Gforce
Cage: BD Racing ( pre-bent for a 93-99 Impreza)
Firewall: Sheet metal and plexi-glass
Steering wheel and hub: Cheep Ebay
Tach: Autoguage 5"
Body kit: 1988 Subaru RX
Rear Wing: 1988 Subaru RX
Vent Fans: 120mm waterproof 175cfm fans (come on when engine bay gets to 105*F)

Engine is running full sequential fuel and spark. GM IAC and TPS, and AEM MAP but everything else is Subaru.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:43 AM

Front mounted radiator huh? The stock water pump doesn't have trouble pushing the water that far?

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:25 AM

nope. i talked to some VW guys that put the EG into buses, they said they never use an extra pump.

the hottest it has gotten is 201*F and that was in stop and go traffic on a 85*F day. normally runs right at 194*F.

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Front mounted radiator huh? The stock water pump doesn't have trouble pushing the water that far?






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