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Subaru engined Trike.
Posted 20 June 2006 - 03:15 AM
Posted 20 June 2006 - 03:30 PM
Posted 20 June 2006 - 03:57 PM
I take it that that the motor is bolted to a vw tranny/irs then? I like it, but the stock sube aircleaner needs to go, it doesnt look the part
I was gonna say that was the coolest part:banana:
Posted 20 June 2006 - 04:30 PM
It would have been so easy to get rid of it and yet it is
painted and highlighed!
Someone wanted to make a Subie Statement!
I think they did a good job!
Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:06 AM
One of the main reasons the stock air filter was left with the subaru badge on it, was to let people know what it is, I got fed up with people saying it was VW.
Although i am now looking at getting the weber conversion with filter, so will then look at having the subaru logo painted on each side of the tank.
Posted 22 June 2006 - 10:22 AM
Posted 03 July 2006 - 10:27 PM
Posted 04 July 2006 - 01:54 AM
I'm impressed on how good it looks with no body! Sweet!!
Looking to do one my self (When funds permit) but with the ej22/4eat set up.
What part of the UK are you in. I have relatives in Nottingham who started the 10th ISP in the UK. Stumpy
Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:31 AM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:19 PM
Just my 2bits worth. Hope it helps, Enjoy, Carl
Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:02 AM
I had a MR2 Toyota radiator mounted above the transaxle. It had 2 thermatic fans. It also had air vents carved into the body to get air in there. No matter what the fans would still come on at speed as there is a vacuum at the rear of the trike.
Recently I changed radiators to a smaller one from an Alfasud 1984-1990 model. It fitted better up the front. 32mm stainless steel tubes to carry the coolant and a larger than common thermostat 180 degrees so the coolant circulates better. A Hyundau expansion tank also. I also fitted a Husdsons instrument temperature switch in the usual temp sedner location and this has a truck reversing alarm on it so it goes off at 95 degrees C or 200F.
The large brake pedal required extensions and made them adjustable for my wife's short legs. The Subie engine performs overall better than the 1916 VW, revs easier, much more economical and remains compact and simple. Simplicity was a need of mine.
The supercharger will be a draw through set up with Dellorto or SU carb. Will plan for 6 psi boost. Should end up with 25% more power up from 75hp to 100 and up the torque by 30% at 2000 rpm instead of 2400rpm.
Smokey from Victoria Australia
more to come
Edited by tweety, 16 May 2012 - 07:17 AM.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:14 AM
Forget the radiator at the back. I moved it later.
A supercharger set up like this is planned. Might get a intake off an ea82 which is larger.
I'd like a little more power for towing
see it perform at www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXwh4z8d66o
Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:13 PM
But nice trike, tweety, I dig the inline fighter-jet style seating.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:06 PM
The radiator at the front is the best way to go especially if you live in cooler climate and like heated legs.
I have almost completed the addition of the supercharger, a SC12 in a draw through set up. Best to view that instal at :
Posted 23 August 2014 - 03:01 PM
I have to wonder, I have to know, I don't see much discussion on the performance on a Trike using a Subaru Engine Vs. a VW engine. Assuming that one used a regular\older EA81 engine without a super-charger or turbo, how much better is/would be the performance/speed/torque, etc. ??? I assume better, but how much of a difference?
I cannot disagree with putting a super charger on it, but Crimony! Just being a light-weight trike, that thing must have plenty of power! Can you actually punch it and push it to its limit safely? I mean, I would think you would have trouble keeping the front wheel on the ground! lol...
Posted 18 September 2014 - 07:23 AM
Sorry Subaruist, havent seen this thread for a while.
The supercharged engine was woeful on fuel, double normal and more like a V8. After 3 dyno tunes I called it a day and pulled it off the engine. Yes, it had huge power increase. Over 100hp it was good. Lifted the front wheel if trying hard but this trike has more front down force than normal.
I then tried a SPFI conversion imported from the states. I never did get it running right. I eventually found the reason- both head gaskets were blown and when my engine builder pulled it apart there was a broken oil ring in number one and subsequent damaged cam gear. But I'd already taken off the SPFI system.
The engine is getting a full rebore, about 9.5:1 CR, 16/56 cam and built for high torque at low revs. But the surprise is- I'm retaining the larger SPFI manifold and adding an adapter and new weber 38/38 synchronic carbie. A lot of people think the carbie will be too big- that is an old tale. With correct jetting it will be good and will also add to the torque at lower revs.
I've gone this was for simplicity. I'm 58yo and am seeking reliability. Hope to update soon.
Posted 01 October 2014 - 02:49 AM
can I get pics? I know to have the vw flie wheel re drilled th fit the subaru
Edited by apintonut, 01 October 2014 - 02:51 AM.
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