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#1 ShawnW

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 09:00 PM

Sells gyrocopters with Subaru Engines in them:
http://www.americanautogyro.com/

Hovercrafts:
http://www.hovercraft.com/

Kennedy Engineering Subaru Conversion page:
http://www.kennedyeng.com/sub_van.htm

Yahoo Subaru Conversion group:
http://autos.groups....aruvanagon/join

VW parts source:
www.busdepot.com

#2 Dr. RX

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 10:43 AM

Thanks, I can use some of this info if I ever get around to installing a WRX engine into a Porsche 914.

#3 Chris W.

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 09:38 PM

Thanks, I can use some of this info if I ever get around to installing a WRX engine into a Porsche 914.


That would be sweet!!!

Way back in 1979, I got to drive a 914 with a Chevy 327 shoehorned in the middle of it :brow: That car was a dream, big wheels, fender flairs, and a wing!
Oh yeah, it scooted rith along!

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#4 coloradosubarules

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 12:03 AM

A friend of mine had an old beetle with a 350 in it. Can you say "wheelstand?"

#5 DJ_Kuehn

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 04:01 PM

A good company to work with is http://www.ramengines.com/

He primarily builds engines for aircraft, but I've used him for my hovercraft parts. He builds EA-81s with 100-160 horse.

#6 Zefy

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 01:44 PM

i like it!

just think of the options if they did those kits for the 2.2!

#7 s'ko

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:10 AM

Here's a good company that I found that supplies foam boards.

Projects like the Doran and Tri-magnum use fiberglassed foam for their bodies

http://www.fiberglasssupply.com

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#8 Hondasucks

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 02:02 AM

don't forget www.smallcar.com, home of the SVX 5 speed conversion, and the EG33 Vanagon conversion (If a Vanagon can damn near hop the front tires off the ground with a 3,000 RPM launch with 90 HP... I wonder what one could do with 230?? :brow: Damn you Jason for not selling me your vanagon! lol j/k bro :-P

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 08:38 PM

stumble upon this company while flipping through Hot VW's. looks like they deal mostly with sand rails, but the sell lots of fun engine stuff:clap: they sell turnkey motors ranging from 300-600hp. they don't list a price for the 600hp motor, but the 500hp version will run you $16 grand :eek:

http://www.outbackmotors.com/index.htm

thinkin' between 400-500hp would be fun in my bug :D

#10 moo

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 11:07 PM

http://www.bouldersp...r.com/index.htm

Porsche speedster and spyder replicas. Subaru power is an option.

#11 Frank B

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 09:17 AM

Years ago, when the USMB was young, there was an aviation website that offered subaru EA81/82 flanges to make your own intake and exhaust manifolds. Does anyone know who that was?

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 03:56 AM

A good company to work with is http://www.ramengines.com/

He primarily builds engines for aircraft, but I've used him for my hovercraft parts. He builds EA-81s with 100-160 horse.



They have a $14k Supercharged EA81 with 200hp :slobber:

#13 kiwi subbie

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 02:48 AM

They have a $14k Supercharged EA81 with 200hp :slobber:


Not any more. looked there the other week. they dont list it anymore :(

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:42 PM

Years ago, when the USMB was young, there was an aviation website that offered subaru EA81/82 flanges to make your own intake and exhaust manifolds. Does anyone know who that was?


I wish I would have known this were possible. I had to make my intake flanges by hand using a dremmel tool and hack saw. about 7-8 hours of work.

I got my exhaust flanges from coneeng.com You can get collecters and bends there as well. That's where I got all my parts.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 08:30 PM

A bit further away, a company in New Zealand called SUB4 modifies EA81s (and probably other subaru engines) for Aero use. Their modified EA81 features a high compression cylinder head with twin ports for both intake and exhaust, twin spark per cylinder and a bunch of other goodies. I'm not sure on the prices, but when the Kiwi dollar weakens (which it unfortunately inevitabley will) it could possibly be an option for you US guys.


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#16 kiwi subbie

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:06 AM

From every thing I could find SUB4 is long gone out of business.
When there website was running I tryed to email them about a set of heads they never replyed.
There site is not working and most links apart from that one above do not work any more.
Even I think backinbrat got the last of the SUB4 Heads?

Edited by kiwi subbie, 21 January 2010 - 12:19 AM.


#17 pickstock

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:16 AM

im lookign into sub4 cause they used to be big in england, possible it was another company but somone has a big supply of duel port and (i think) duel cam heads....

also a mod in NZ making EA82 duel cam, duel carb heads. wouldnt mind getting a set for my road car but you need to put water channels in them first

#18 biker921

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 06:57 PM

Great info, thanks!

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:42 PM

These guys recently changed from a honda powerplant, to a soobie powerplant. This can go places no other soobie can go, and the many owners in Alaska love it for it's durability, and it's ability to go places nothing else can get to.

The best part is the price, a new soob for under $4k, but you probablly won't be driving it to work, unless there's a HUGE flood...yes, it's a boat. Here it is, the Mokai Jet Kayak, check it out.

http://mokai.com/index.html

Here's a short video showing it's abilities to go where no other boat can go, even through the back window of your truck if your not carefull. There is a little cursing in this video, drunk redknecks tend to have colorfull language.



After searching the forum to see if these have ever been mentioned, I thought you guys might like to know you can have a subaru powered boat that can take you to the only places your current subaru can't go, to the middle of the lake. These are praised as a simple, practical, go anywhere ATV for the water by their owners. Sounds a lot like how many of you describe your soobies. Hope you like it.

Edited by upDUHcreek, 12 November 2011 - 01:54 PM.





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