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#1 krautwagen

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 04:30 PM

I am here from the Yahoo group, I like this format way better, I hope everyone comes over here, and soon.

Here is the link to my website: http://www.krautwagen.com/ just click on "My Subaru Vanagon Project".

Not a whole lot there, but I hope to add more content in the coming year. I am also wanting to do another conversion this year, but funds are low right now. I would like to do at least one conversion a year, keep it for a while, get the bugs out, then sell it for the next one.

Love these vans, and with a Subaru in back they are awesome!

Later!

Andy
1989 Vanagon Carat EJ22
1973 VW Bug

#2 Dharma_Bum

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 08:05 PM

I found the free Yahoo Groups format very limiting but the folks on the SubaruVanagon group an awesome resources. I just found this site a week ago and it is already a favorite. I hope more of the SubaruVanagon folks will migrate over.

I also really like The Samba (www.thesamba.com). Subaru Vanagon folks have the feet in both camps.

Here is a link to the engine I just picked up for my '84 Vanagon Westy:

http://www.main.expe...s/newej22_1.jpg
http://www.main.expe...s/newej22_2.jpg
http://www.main.expe...s/newej22_3.jpg
http://www.main.expe...s/newej22_4.jpg

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#3 ShawnW

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 11:34 PM

I found the free Yahoo Groups format very limiting but the folks on the SubaruVanagon group an awesome resources.


Exactly why I have created this area. Couldn't agree more on the awesome resources over there. We have a photo upload area as part of joining USMB as well if anybody is wondering about losing that functionality.

You have the same color vanagon as my new one! :)

#4 Dharma_Bum

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 08:06 PM

Hey Shawn:

How does the picture upload area work and where is it at?

I would like a tutorial on my new EJ22 engine. I am looking for a series of photos of an EJ22 (one picture per side of the engine) that give a description of where the various hoses, sensors, wiring harness connections plug in. I have the new engine out of the wagon now and on an engine stand of sorts. I am going to take some pictures of it from various angles. I am looking for some Conversion 101 basic information.

I saw an interesting thread last week on the Yahoo SubaruVanagon group about using Wikipedia for a 'true step-by-step conversion guide'. I'll share some of my thought, as a novice, on a subaru vanagon conversion site in a separate post.

#5 Dharma_Bum

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 08:09 PM

PS:

<<You have the same color vanagon as my new one!>> I am not sure what that color is called. It is kind of a burnt orange. At first I was not crazy about it but it has really grown on me!

#6 ShawnW

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 11:10 PM

Hey Shawn:

How does the picture upload area work and where is it at?


When you surf USMB theres always a grey bar that runs horizantally across the screen near the top of the page. It starts with USER CP and on the 2nd line the last one is :photo gallery". Click that, and theres an upload photos link/button that you can access.

As far as a tutorial, general subaru knowledge on the EJ22 is best found by going to the forum titled Newer Generation of Subaru's and doing a search in there.

You can also look in what we call our "Ultimate Subaru Repair Manual" which is found by clicking message board and then going near the bottom to that forum group. Thats kindof a FAQ of sorts, the summary articles written by users on topics that are Frequently needed. Currently there isnt an article that discusses the general parts of the ej22 engine but a good start may be to purchase the Haynes Subaru Legacy service manual.
Available at alot of parts stores around the country.
If you are good with a photo editor and would be so kind as to take the photos and number all the parts you want to know about I will tell you what they are.

Here is a picture of my engine in my air cooled vanagon, about to go in my newer vanagon after much struggle with making a cooling system work on the 81. If you want to use this photo let me know.
http://www.ultimates...anagon00091.JPG

#7 88westy

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:17 PM

I found the free Yahoo Groups format very limiting but the folks on the SubaruVanagon group an awesome resources. I just found this site a week ago and it is already a favorite. I hope more of the SubaruVanagon folks will migrate over.

I also really like The Samba (www.thesamba.com). Subaru Vanagon folks have the feet in both camps.

Here is a link to the engine I just picked up for my '84 Vanagon Westy:

http://www.main.expe...s/newej22_1.jpg
http://www.main.expe...s/newej22_2.jpg
http://www.main.expe...s/newej22_3.jpg
http://www.main.expe...s/newej22_4.jpg

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Mike


It looks so clean! My Subie engine was an oily pig when I brought it home... :o

http://www.imageswest.ca/subie1.jpg




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