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#51 ahole

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:48 PM

About the top 1/3 of the engine case is just a cover with the starter and air filter/box inside. The engine itself is actually very compact like a subaru.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:35 PM

Hey Bill,

If you read this could you post a pic of your extended radius rods? Its time to get those 32's on the Sedamn.:banana:

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:12 AM

I'll get some pics today and post them up tonight for ya!
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 09:31 PM

Wahoo!!!!!!:banana::burnout:



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Posted 06 July 2009 - 12:09 AM

Ok. . . I'm stoked to see what happens.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 02:42 PM

That is going to be pretty sweet, 120hp, it has more power than the stock motor! Should have plenty of torque with the extra trans, enough to turn those 32" tires eh?

Here's those pics of the extended radius rods I forgot to post :-\ sorry bout that

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Those are extended 1 1/2", which was too much, I had to move the motor crossmember forward 1/2" to make them work. I cut the rods, cut a piece of stock 1 1/2" long, slid it into the pipe, then plug welded both sides of the pipe to the radius rods. Should be plenty strong, but I have yet to test it, gotta finish the wiring and get an EJ22 in it. This car aslo has a 4" lift and 31" tires on it :banana:

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 04:32 PM

How much should I extend mine? 1", .75"?

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 06:53 PM

It appears 1" is the way to go, its less stress on the CV joints, and you wont have to move the engine crossmember. There will be extra stress on the pivot bushings on the lower arms though unless you modify the control arms or slot the mounting holes on the crossmember. You will still need some gracious bashing/ fender cutting to clear those big meats, and they still might rub a bit...
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 08:01 AM

Well the in next month I need to extend radius arms, fix all broken parts from my Bachelor Party, get the 32" tires on the car, I picked up some 220 lb springs for the rear of the car, 40 bucks a pair, brand new, so i need to replace those also. Rear disc swap. Ill get some pics up when the fun starts........And then.....Motor swap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 10:57 AM

Well the in next month I need to extend radius arms, fix all broken parts from my Bachelor Party, get the 32" tires on the car, I picked up some 220 lb springs for the rear of the car, 40 bucks a pair, brand new, so i need to replace those also. Rear disc swap. Ill get some pics up when the fun starts........And then.....Motor swap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



got that bike engine in there yet?? lets see it

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 11:02 AM

Not yet, but soon. Very soon. I cant wait. I want to do it now, a few weeks at the most.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:08 PM

New to me Shoes. I still need to bash and cut more steel.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:46 PM

looks good what size are those shoes?

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 08:09 AM

They measure right now 31.5x8. The actual size is the metric bs 265/85R16 maybe? . I extended the front radius rods by 1", the way Bill did his and helped a TON. I still need to cut more out of the rear. When the tire get tucked like in the pic above the car does not want to move at all.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 08:35 AM

They measure right now 31.5x8. The actual size is the metric bs 265/85R16 maybe? . I extended the front radius rods by 1", the way Bill did his and helped a TON. I still need to cut more out of the rear. When the tire get tucked like in the pic above the car does not want to move at all.


If you lift the rear up to 6" you wont have to cut anymore to clear...

But I figure you want to keep a good approach angle, so I would massage it with the BFH before you whip out the grinder ;)

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 07:27 AM

Ive finally started the motor swap. Lastnight i took the output driveshaft and the clutch to a friends house with a lathe. Turned down a few parts and welding fixtures. As soon as i get the pics from him i will upload them. I also went to K&K and picked up a 1/4" plate to secure to the front of the subaru tranny to provide a good solid mount for supports.

Notice the car sitting a little higher at the moment....Missing something.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:46 PM

Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, news.

THE OUTPUT OF THE V65 MOTORCYCLE ENGINE ROTATES THE WRONG WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I SHOULD HAVE NOTICED THIS MONTHS AGO. AND OF COURSE I ALREADY PULLED THE SUBARU ENGINE, LOOKS LIKE ILL BE PUTTING IT BACK IN THE CAR. SO BUMMED:( SO VERY VERY BUMMED.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 01:01 PM

Put the engine and tranny in the trunk, and run the whole drivetrain backward...

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 03:05 PM

Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, news.

THE OUTPUT OF THE V65 MOTORCYCLE ENGINE ROTATES THE WRONG WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I SHOULD HAVE NOTICED THIS MONTHS AGO. AND OF COURSE I ALREADY PULLED THE SUBARU ENGINE, LOOKS LIKE ILL BE PUTTING IT BACK IN THE CAR. SO BUMMED:( SO VERY VERY BUMMED.


Use a pair of gears to change the rotation.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:57 PM

Well looks like im going to go with plan B.

Mount stock motor in trunk.
Hydraulically couple engine to trans.


Im being serious. Who here are my resident Hydraulic experts?

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:45 PM

My dad's been doing hydraulics for the better part of 40 years....

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:40 AM

Ask him what he thinks about the idea. I think I would be in way over my head. After some reading might be a little too much work.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 02:21 PM

Really it should not be that hard... But there will be few parts you will need to make it work.
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:43 PM

OK......Ive got it. I cant bail on the motorcycle powered subaru yet. I have to find a right hand side shaft driven motor. That will turn the correct way. Wahoo, im back in the game. Goldwing, CB900, ST1100, etc.:banana:

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:20 PM

Right on man, I am really interested in seeing that thing run with the motorcycle engine/trans in it :headbang:

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