My name is Tony. If you have not already seen my thread in Meet n’ Greet here is a link to it.
The thread is called: Hello, from an old member with a new name.
My project is a 1966 Ultra Van.
When it was first made in the sixties it came with an air-cooled Corvair flat six automatic.
I want to do a clean Subaru conversion.
However, I’m not sure which power plant would be best for this project.
Should it be a 2.5 or 3.0? Which one has the best torque to weight ratio, with hp following a close second?
That is one of the many steps where I could use the help of USMB members willing to lend a helping hand and share your knowledge.
I have been out of the business of working on different cars since 2000, so I'm not up on the newer Subaru’s and their pros and cons with each power plant option.
I will be purchasing a complete Subaru, donor vheicle, for this project.
Things I want to accomplish with this project:
- A nice clean Subaru conversion, a gas pusher, in the back of the coach shown below.
- Better torque and hp than the standard Corvair air-cooled flat six. (Should it be a 2.5 or 3.0?)
- Today’s technology; making it more reliable and easier to get parts and fixed when needed.
- Doing it right the first time. (Means picking the best Subaru power plant for this project, with your help.)
- Sharing this project with the members of USMB and those who helped make it easier on me. (This old man)
This is what UV231 looks like now. It was delivered on May 9th to our farm here in Ontario Canada.
Thank you for stopping by to check out my project.
I Iook forward to sharing it with everyone.
Edited by Ultravan Owners, 20 May 2013 - 09:52 AM.