Ok guys, not a project that I'm actually in the planning stages of since I've got zero extra $$ but I was thinking that a pretty decent "poor man's BRZ" could be fashioned by putting some sort of Subie powerplant into an early generation RX-7 or Miata.
I would think that it would be entirely possible to use the existing tranny and drivetrain with an appropriate adapter plate. Not sure about space in the engine bay though. I do recall reading something about some maniac that was putting a small block 350 into a Miata which seems to me to be great for power, but not so great for handling/weight balance.
For an engine I'd be thinking something at or bit more than 200 hp would suffice, maybe an EJ22t or an EJ20t. I realize that exhaust piping to power the turbo would be a major design challenge. Anyone know if a Subie has ever been sucessfully supercharged? I know that would require a custom manifold.
Like I said, I'm very much in the "mentally doodling" stage of this one, never done anyting like it at all so there's probalby lots that I'm not even considering. This one is definitely in the "sometime in the future" category. First project priority is Subarizing a VW bug for my son as his daily driver.
Edited by chaz345, 15 February 2013 - 01:53 PM.