My name is Tony and I have not been on this forum in years.
I had to sign up as a new member because I forgot my user name and password.
Old age setting in I guess. GGG
Now that I’m on again I can use the search to try and find my old info and post.
A little bit about me and why I signed up again:
I’m 53, a retire mechanic who forgot more than I knew and I’m a car nut.
I have a current project that I could use all the help I can get from those in the know here on USMB.
I want to put a Subaru power plant with automatic in the back of one of these.
If you have never seen one these they are known as an Ultra Van.
Most of which are powered by a Corvair air-cooled flat six automatic.
I want this coach to have today’s technology and hopefully get better mileage while being easier to find parts when needed.
I like the idea of the newer gen Subaru engine with timing chains over timing belts.
I was looking into the 3.0lt. However, I’m not sure that is the best fit.
I do not know what is truly best for this project.
Plus I’m not sure the information I found for HP and Torque readings of the different power plants was a good source.
I don’t fully trust the info.
(They showed a 2.5 having more torque and hp than the 3.0 – If true why bother with a larger 3.0 in a tight space to begin with?)
That is another reason why I’m here.
- A power plant that will stand the test of time.
- One with great torque first and good horse power second. (Not a racer – but a good pusher for this motor home)
- One that I will be able to take from a complete donor car with the entire wiring harness and install in the coach above.
Please keep in mind that I have not worked on many different care like I use to, since 2000, and I really want this first conversion to go smoothly.
One of my other goals, in the future, once available in the USA for a couple of years and at a reasonable price too; is to install the new Subaru turbo diesel in one of these.
This one will be my test bed, so to speak. Any help would be appreciated.
Many Thanks a head of time.
Edited by Ultravan Owners, 20 May 2013 - 09:10 AM.