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#1 Nug

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Posted 08 January 2004 - 05:27 PM

I got my Bug running! Holy Crap! Sweet!

VGR3 over at legacycentral put his thumb on it...no ecu power while cranking. Of course, these are the bullsh_t obvious problems that always kick me in the nuts. Anyway, I had my mom in there holding a rigged power wire, in case it burst into flames or something. It started almost immediately and idled, a little crappy, but hey, not bad for something with all its vacuum lines off, no coolant, and no alternator.

This thing is going to be so sick, man, sh_t, I'm getting lightheaded.

Thanks for your help, Legacy777, and thanks everyone I've hassled as far as getting parts and stuff. I appreciate it.
P.S. maybe this car will make it to some future events.

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Posted 08 January 2004 - 05:36 PM

Cool!!

Glad you got it working. Yeah acc. power and true switched are definitely two different things that can throw ya for a loop.

I had a similar issue with my alarm. The "professionals" wired the starter kill up to the acc power lead rather then the switched lead. So guess what, acc. power got cut when you tried to start the car, so the relay was no longer energized, and the car started fine. Needless to say I corrected it :)

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 02:06 AM

Oh dear, Josh! What a dumb mistake, didn't they test it?

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 05:55 AM

Snot, that has to be the biggest sleeper of all time! What an original idea! What did you use for an engine to trans adapter assuming you used the german trans? How did you reverse rotation assuming you used a subie trans? Answer only when you got the time, man. When do we get pictures?

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 07:23 AM

Good for you. Isn't it a great feeling to hear it fire for the first time.



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Posted 09 January 2004 - 08:15 AM

Damn, it feels good.

I can't take credit for the idea, cuz kennedy engineering makes adapters for about 100 different enngines to go on vw transmissions. The rest is up to you. They market this adapter to go on a vanagon, but it will work in a type one with a different flywheel.

I haven't seen any other sube-powered vw's (except for an ea-82 me and my roomate did), so it is at least uncommon. And my idea from the start was to make it a cal-look sleeper. I even have a vw-derived "dual quiet-pack" exhaust grafted to the ej22. And I expected it to be a lot louder, but the thing is QUIET! Man, I'm gonna tear up the honda boys with this sh_t!

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 08:59 AM

I always find it interesting the combinations of car/powerplants that are out there. I have minor automechanical knowledge, and no garage, and no money, so those endeavours are far off for me at this time, but kudos to snotrocket!

There was a guy that went to my high school (I don't want to remeber how long ago that was) who put a chevy small block 305 into his Chevette! Needless to say, it was a unorthodox combination that turned heads.

Good luck with your project man!

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 10:29 AM

Ha ha , you said chevette!

My friend Mike has a chevette that is lowered waaay down, little 13 in wheels, and a datsun/nissan ka24 engine. Little bastard holds it's own at the local 1/8th mile strip.

I'm getting off topic on a thread I started.:rolleyes:

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 06:19 PM

Good work!

What is the lb/HP going to be?

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 07:13 PM

There is a bug that lives down the road from me with an ej20t power plant, and huge lift etc etc. Absolute rocket ship and a great little sleeper.

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 10:49 PM

I've read about a kit car company that makes Porsche 356 Speedsters set up for EJ powertrains. That would be sweet! I've never been a big Bug fan, but I'd probably like yours...alot!

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 11:16 AM

This is the site you speak of Hogsubie.
www.specialtyauto.com

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 12:10 PM

Originally posted by snotrocket
I got my Bug running! Holy Crap! Sweet!

VGR3 over at legacycentral put his thumb on it...no ecu power while cranking. Of course, these are the bullsh_t obvious problems that always kick me in the nuts. Anyway, I had my mom in there holding a rigged power wire, in case it burst into flames or something. It started almost immediately and idled, a little crappy, but hey, not bad for something with all its vacuum lines off, no coolant, and no alternator.

This thing is going to be so sick, man, sh_t, I'm getting lightheaded.

Thanks for your help, Legacy777, and thanks everyone I've hassled as far as getting parts and stuff. I appreciate it.
P.S. maybe this car will make it to some future events.



Can we get a picture of this monster (especially one of the engine compartment)?

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 12:54 PM

Originally posted by snotrocket


I haven't seen any other sube-powered vw's (except for an ea-82 me and my roomate did), so it is at least uncommon... Man, I'm gonna tear up the honda boys with this sh_t!



I saw a EJ22 powered Bug racer on Ebay a few months ago. It was sweet as hell, but the guy wanted about 7 grand or higher for it, I can't remember. All I can remember is that it definately looked the part of a sleeper! It had some 8 spoked mags on it, and was a bright red. The only thing that gave it away was the louvered hood for the radiator :-p Good luck in smoking those FWD Mexican Ferrari's :D

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 09:57 PM

I know of no better way to do this, since Yahoo! pictures is down.

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 09:58 PM

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 10:01 PM

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 10:03 PM

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 11:02 PM

Behold my homemade exhaust system! Marvel in its cheapness!

Everything, except getting some ball joints put in, and the paint, was done by me.

I'm gonna put these on later, I'll have to have the drums and rotors redrilled, but I've already finished a narrowed front beam suspension.

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 01:47 AM

DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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That is totally absurd!(In a good way)

I know nothing about VWs, so can you tell me how the specs of that engine (displacement, hp, torque) compare to the stock one?

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 07:41 AM

Um, lets see...
Subaru: 2.2 liters, 130? hp, don't know torque.
1974 vw: 1.6l, 60 (that's generous)hp, maybe 85 on last engine.
Torque unknown. Last motor ran out of steam at 5,500rpm.

This is gonna be SO less crappy.

Engines weight's are fairly similar. Sube accessories (cooling system, especially) adds a significant amount of weight. Not that it matters.

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 08:25 AM

Man, you have GOT to post pics when you get those sweet rims on! :D

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 08:54 AM

the early ej22's made 130hp & 135 ft/lbs of torque. I could get you exact rpms if really interested....

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 09:54 AM

How much is it going to weigh? lb/HP?

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 10:27 AM

The sticker on the door says 1835lbs. I guess figure in 200 lbs for all the extra schizz and um...15.65 lbs per hp. Then add 200 more for me and it's 17.19 lbs per hp.

I guess that's good. I don't really know.




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