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Posted by: flmont Sep 25 2016, 09:58 PM

I hope to turn this 914 into a 300 HP sports car !!Attached Image

Posted by: brant Sep 25 2016, 10:08 PM

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Posted by: flmont Sep 25 2016, 10:23 PM

Rear trunk is in nice shape it will be getting painted guards red,Attached Image

Posted by: Mueller Sep 25 2016, 10:26 PM

Should be fun!

I hope you still plan on adding radiator exhaust holes in the front trunk, those vents won't work alone that you have for the hood.

Posted by: 76-914 Sep 26 2016, 07:27 AM

Scratch HOPE and replace with Blood, sweat & tears. av-943.gif Press on. popcorn[1].gif

Posted by: whitetwinturbo Sep 26 2016, 10:47 AM

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Posted by: flmont Sep 26 2016, 04:06 PM

Yes ,I plan to do a much larger area on the hood,or maybe a diffant style altogether Iam just sizing those up,..rad system in place already, I need to install the gas tank ( I need the line fittings yet) I need the radiator and engine cooling hoses,. the engine cradle that's (in work), and ECU finalized,.then fuel pump, ETC..

Posted by: Chris H. Sep 27 2016, 10:22 AM

Nice! Looks like Frank has mastered posting pics! Another 3.3 conversion will be cool. I'm about to go take a lap in mine in the cool air.

A "cradle" would have to be custom made because it's tough to work it around the exhaust system. Pretty much the only Subaru engine I've seen that has that issue. I can send you some pics of my engine mount setup. Bigkat made it. Mine is an early -4 mount up front with some L shaped angled pieces welded to it and trans hangers at the back. The middle is wide open. Key is you have to have a really good welder attach the additional pieces and they have to be VERY strong metal. Most of the weight of the engine is up front. Mine's been hanging in there for 3 years.

Posted by: flmont Sep 27 2016, 04:24 PM

Hi Chris,..Iam going the smallcar route I think,..get there side pieces,.then weld the cross bar to match,..

Posted by: flmont Sep 27 2016, 04:26 PM

I do need help with the fuel tank set-up I have new stainless steel lines installed but I don't have the fittings for the tank,..?? Suggestions Pls,...

Posted by: Chris H. Sep 27 2016, 04:41 PM

You have stainless lines from Tangerine Racing? You can use rubber (or whatever it's made of) fuel injection hose to connect to the tank. That looks like a later car so both lines should be the same size. 8mm, so I think that's 5/16 at the local auto parts store. Just make sure it's HIGH PRESSURE fuel hose.

Unless you bought the ones with the screw-type AN fittings on the ends? If so post pics of what you have and where you got it.

Posted by: flmont Sep 27 2016, 08:14 PM

No,..not from Tangerine,..P.O installed them ,.I will get pics for tomorrow,...Thanks

Posted by: flmont Sep 29 2016, 08:35 AM

these are the fittings I have ??


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Posted by: JustinMeier Sep 29 2016, 09:02 AM

Ooooooo... Can I come help?

Problem is that I'm gone a lot of weekends but feel free to coordinate with me if you need some help shades.gif

Posted by: Chris H. Sep 29 2016, 09:40 AM

That's it? Just the tank fittings? No tunnel lines or anything? One is stock, the other is an -AN fitting. Really should go one way or the other. Let us know and we'll go from there.

Posted by: 76-914 Sep 29 2016, 12:35 PM

Pm Bruce Stone (Bdstone) to get the correct fitting. Rotary914 has the washers. So your going to run the pump exposed? Walbro? Some of the Suby stock pumps are Walbro.

Posted by: 914forme Sep 29 2016, 04:26 PM

I'm curious about the 300HP, not sure how an EG will get you there in a stock form. Now if you do a few tricks, proper headers, cams, E85, boost happy11.gif then we get closer to 300. The last one will get you well above 300.

That being said I have tabled my power plans to blow the EG. I was going to run a blower an E85. After this weekend and not finding E85 on the roads around Okteenerfest. I really don't want to haul around a truck bed full of E85 just to be able to go driving.gif

So if you got a way of getting 300+ HP, I will be popcorn[1].gif



Even if you don't I'll be popcorn[1].gif

Another EG33 build aktion035.gif

Posted by: flmont Sep 29 2016, 06:14 PM

Well, I only say 300 HP,..because I have heard u can,..the only mods I will do is new injectors,and the ZF34 mod,.and maybe cams in the future,..

Posted by: flmont Sep 29 2016, 06:15 PM

when it comes to the gas tank fittings,.I don't know what to use,..the PO had this set up,..I need to know what to do,.??

Posted by: flmont Sep 29 2016, 06:18 PM

Sorry Chris,..yes I have tunnel lines 2 ea,installed.I belive 1 will be blocked off due to no return line right.??

Posted by: 914forme Sep 29 2016, 06:20 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ Sep 29 2016, 08:14 PM) *

Well, I only say 300 HP,..because I have heard u can,..the only mods I will do is new injectors,and the ZF34 mod,.and maybe cams in the future,..


You will need to modify the injection also, with a chip / returne to use the mods you listed. Enjoy

Posted by: flmont Sep 29 2016, 09:00 PM

Yes,..once I get it to move down the street,.I will then ( if I have the $$$) go after those mod's...

Posted by: Chris H. Sep 29 2016, 09:19 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ Sep 29 2016, 07:18 PM) *

Sorry Chris,..yes I have tunnel lines 2 ea,installed.I belive 1 will be blocked off due to no return line right.??


No you definitely need a return line with the EG33. It has fuel injection just like the stock 914, in fact it operates at a higher pressure (not much). Post pics of your tunnel lines in the fuel tank area and at the engine bay area (front and back). Very important that we see the gas tank end to see if they have AN fittings or not. Also need to see if they are steel or just the standard plastic.


Posted by: flmont Sep 30 2016, 05:07 PM

They are steel and no fittings attached at all,..either end he just ran the lines,..did the peddel cluster rebuild,.and stopped,..then I bought her,...Pic's in the AM.!!

Posted by: Chris H. Sep 30 2016, 09:36 PM

That's good. Then you probably want do what Kent said and replace that threaded fitting on your tank with another stock one. Bruce Stone or Garold Shaffer are good sources for that. Then you can use high pressure fuel injection hoses up front to connect to the fuel lines in the tunnel (both should be 5/16 from a FLAPS). The fuel pump mounts up front under the tank too if you use the Walbro like I did. Fits well in the stock location.

Post some pics anyway just so we see what you have for tunnel lines.

Posted by: 914forme Oct 1 2016, 08:52 AM

Going AN has it's place, but it gets expensive very quickly. Read lots of $$$$$ to do correctly and for a street car, it is way over kill.

http://www.tangerineracing.com/stainlessfuellines.htm

Good luck with the build, one other thing you might want to consider is engine seals. It is a lot easier to do these while out of the car. In a 914 it is easier than doing them in the SVX. I know this from experience headbang.gif

Posted by: flmont Oct 2 2016, 10:43 AM

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Posted by: flmont Oct 2 2016, 10:46 AM

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Posted by: flmont Oct 2 2016, 10:56 AM

Thanks 914forme,..I wasnt sure I needed it,..how is it installed,..??

Posted by: flmont Oct 2 2016, 11:15 AM

spoke to soon,...I ck'd website..its the fuel screen, correct,..????

Posted by: 914forme Oct 2 2016, 11:52 AM

Yes the fuel screen, they get crude up, easy enough to check if you need one. All you need is hose, like Chris suggested. And a new fitting for under the tank.

BTW, the small car mount is available as just the mounts - just have to call them. It is what I used on mine. First version as a -4 style using early -4 bar. Second version went to the firewall. Like a Patric Motorsports -6 mount. It is a -6 after all. Makes it easier to get the clearance to put the EG in with out cutting the trunk. Chris did the flipped manifold on his conversion. I had room but never do anything the easy way. :headband:

Also you might want to take a die and run it down the outside of the lines. Gives the hose a little something to grab onto. They just have to be roughed up a bit. Most people don't have beading tools to make them proper. shades.gif

Posted by: Chris H. Oct 2 2016, 12:25 PM

Yeps those ARE Tangerine Racing tunnel fuel lines. Good news there. The Walbro pump mounts up front in the stock location as I mentioned. 5/16 high pressure FI hose...get plenty so you can leave some slack if you want to pull the tank up without undoing the lines.

Got your PM, I will send some pics of my mount setup. The -6 mount setup is a great way also. Even more room.

Posted by: flmont Oct 2 2016, 12:31 PM

Ahh,..I didnt think of roughing the lines,..But I will for sure now,..I do intend to flip the intake,..the guy from the svx site is making spacers again ,..So Iam waiting for him,.. to get a set,...

Posted by: flmont Oct 2 2016, 12:39 PM

who makes the -6 mount,..I would at least look at it..??

Posted by: 76-914 Oct 2 2016, 01:03 PM

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Also you might want to take a die and run it down the outside of the lines. Gives the hose a little something to grab onto. They just have to be roughed up a bit. Most people don't have beading tools to make them proper. shades.gif

You can also barely flare the end of the tube in lieu of a bead. Barely being the operative word here. beerchug.gif

Posted by: flmont Oct 2 2016, 01:25 PM

Here is my next major issue some ends are terminated and some are not,..I really need a plug and play harness,..But, I also want to try and pin my original chassis harness to accept parts of this SVX harness is that even possible ?? Attached Image wacko.gif

Posted by: mepstein Oct 2 2016, 01:38 PM

For about $600, my guy made a plug and play harness for my svx harness and the fan on the radiator


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Posted by: flmont Oct 2 2016, 04:14 PM

I would love that info pls,...Thanks FM

Posted by: flmont Oct 7 2016, 07:56 PM

where can I get the engine and tranny mounts needed for my 3.3 conversion,..they used to be called sport mounts but I just see regular engine mounts listed on pelican,..?? TIA, FM

Posted by: flmont Oct 13 2016, 07:36 PM

Ok,..I have the fuel tank fitting's on the way Thanks BDstone...Now when I was taking off the the old fitting it was hard to turn,.so I WD-40 it for about 5 days ,.then it twisted off,.but it wasn't really threaded on all the way ,..so when I install my newer fittings do they screw on easy or are they suppose to have some resistance?? I don't want to strip those threads tank or fittings..TIA FM

Posted by: flmont Oct 13 2016, 07:40 PM

Also engine brackets will be here next week,.(small car)So I can stage the engine ,..sent harness out to be terminated,hopefully back in a month,!!!

Posted by: flmont Oct 17 2016, 08:08 PM

Ok,..the next set of questions now

A.can I use a straight shifting tube from tangerine,.as in the 914-6 shifting tube,..

B. safest way to check fuel flow once the tank and pump are set-up

C. and can I make my own intake spacers,so I can flip my intake..??

Posted by: mepstein Oct 17 2016, 08:29 PM

You really decide on the shift tube once the engine and trans are in the car and the headers are mounted on the engine. Then you can tell what shape your shift rod will need to be. Trying to guess before you have the 3D picture will be a waste of time. Same with the exhaust. Until the engine is mounted in the car, you don't really know what you need.

Posted by: mgp4591 Oct 17 2016, 10:10 PM

And you're not using a Subaru trans? confused24.gif

Posted by: flmont Oct 17 2016, 10:50 PM

correct no Suby trans..

Posted by: flmont Oct 17 2016, 10:52 PM

OK Thanks Mepstein,..hope to have it all mocked up or placed within 2 weeks..Thanks FM

Posted by: Chris H. Oct 18 2016, 06:29 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ Oct 17 2016, 09:08 PM) *

Ok,..the next set of questions now

A.can I use a straight shifting tube from tangerine,.as in the 914-6 shifting tube,..

B. safest way to check fuel flow once the tank and pump are set-up

C. and can I make my own intake spacers,so I can flip my intake..??


Frank, you don't need a shift rod with a subaru trans. It uses cables.

I wouldn't worry about checking fuel flow until the engine is installed. It's a pretty simple system. Trust me, you will hear the pump running when you turn the key. The fuel flow is regulated by the pressure regulator on the fuel rail so there's not much point in measuring the flow if it's not hooked up to the engine.

I didn't need spacers to flip my intake and neither did George. Phenolic spacers aren't super easy to make but I bet someone here could make them.

Posted by: flmont Oct 18 2016, 06:41 PM

Hi Chris,..I was curious if I could use a 914-6 straight shift rod,..don't the -6 use the 901 tranny ??,..

how many hours does it take to flip the intake,..?? TIA Frank



Posted by: 76-914 Oct 18 2016, 09:14 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ Oct 17 2016, 09:50 PM) *

correct no Suby trans..

Mistake!

Posted by: Chris H. Oct 19 2016, 08:19 AM

Frank,

It takes (at least) a few hours and a lot of patience to flip the intake. ThePaintedMan's thread shows some very good tips and tricks. I removed some of the small vacuum lines that were interfering with the flip and replaced them with soft lines to make it easier. I also rerouted the fuel lines a bit.

The cost of using a 901 trans is almost the same as a Subaru 5MT, and the 5MT shifts like a modern car. It also bolts right up to the EG33. With a 901 you have to get an adapter plate, and sometimes modify the linkage. The 901 is a fine trans and I'd use it with anything I could bolt it right up to, but not with an adapter. Too many other options these days. You do have to install a hydraulic clutch but that is well documented here.

Posted by: 914forme Oct 19 2016, 01:35 PM

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You pay for shipping I'll send you a Sub MT5 Trans, I have a few spares now. You will just need a spool and rear cover, everything is ready to go.

I even have a set of axles I will toss into the deal, cut them or have them resplined. I am not suing them because I plan on doing happy11.gif with my 914.

Do yourself a huge favor and goto the subaru transmission.

Posted by: mepstein Oct 19 2016, 02:35 PM

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You pay for shipping I'll send you a Sub MT5 Trans, I have a few spares now. You will just need a spool and rear cover, everything is ready to go.

I even have a set of axles I will toss into the deal, cut them or have them resplined. I am not suing them because I plan on doing happy11.gif with my 914.

Do yourself a huge favor and goto the subaru transmission.

Now you tell me. poke.gif

Posted by: mgp4591 Oct 19 2016, 03:11 PM

QUOTE(914forme @ Oct 19 2016, 01:35 PM) *

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You pay for shipping I'll send you a Sub MT5 Trans, I have a few spares now. You will just need a spool and rear cover, everything is ready to go.

I even have a set of axles I will toss into the deal, cut them or have them resplined. I am not suing them because I plan on doing happy11.gif with my 914.

Do yourself a huge favor and goto the subaru transmission.

Any idea what the shipping cost would be to Utah? I'll take you up on that deal... if you have some pics of the serial #s I'd like to see which would have the best ratios (if there's a difference between them) and go from there. Wow... thanks?!

Posted by: flmont Oct 19 2016, 03:46 PM

I would go for that deal if it was meant for me,..?? Thanks Frank

Posted by: mgp4591 Oct 19 2016, 03:52 PM

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I would go for that deal if it was meant for me,..?? Thanks Frank

It was meant for you but if he's got another to spare, I'd go for it also. I've driven a couple of the Subie conversions with those transmissions - it's really the best way to go!
Sorry to barge in on your deal but I'm just trying to help him clean his garage! laugh.gif

Posted by: 914forme Oct 19 2016, 05:07 PM

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I would go for that deal if it was meant for me,..?? Thanks Frank


Yes it was meant for you, and yes the 914 crowd can be cheap, but hey paying it forward. PM me with your zip, and I will see what shipping will be for it.

For every one else so quick on the draw, sorry, I have one I want to move out of the shop. The rest, all 2 of them, I will be keeping. One is going into my car the other will be going on my spare EG.

Posted by: Chris H. Oct 20 2016, 07:48 AM

Wow that's a huge donation Steve. GO FOR THAT DEAL FRANK!!!! biggrin.gif

Aldo Frank, wait until you get the stuff before you order any clutch parts. The clutch, pressure plate, flywheel all are matched to the trans, not the engine. You don't have any of that since the SVX is automatic. You just have a flex plate which you won't use. You also need longer bolts for bolting the flywheel on. We'll get to that later.

Posted by: flmont Nov 2 2016, 06:51 PM

Even tho I saved the thread,..I cant find it now,..

I need to know the company that makes the water line adapter's Jaguar something,..?? Could someone pls remind me ?? Thanks FM

Posted by: 76-914 Nov 2 2016, 06:54 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ Nov 2 2016, 05:51 PM) *

Even tho I saved the thread,..I cant find it now,..

I need to know the company that makes the water line adapter's Jaguar something,..?? Could someone pls remind me ?? Thanks FM

Jags that Run

Posted by: flmont Nov 2 2016, 06:59 PM

Ahh Yes,..Thank You Sir..!!! FM

Posted by: flmont Nov 4 2016, 05:08 PM

where can I find exhaust flanges,..I need 2 flanges ,..to fit my 911 banana style muffler,..the 2 in 1 out type,..not sure how this will sound,..should I also install,..something before the muffler,..I was just going to run straight pipes into it,.??? FM

Posted by: mgp4591 Nov 4 2016, 05:17 PM

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where can I find exhaust flanges,..I need 2 flanges ,..to fit my 911 banana style muffler,..the 2 in 1 out type,..not sure how this will sound,..should I also install,..something before the muffler,..I was just going to run straight pipes into it,.??? FM

Start with FLAPS, after that the internet will steer your search. Consider the flow capabilities of the banana muffler - if you feel it'll be restrictive, you'll want to go bigger to use all of the engines power. Also, that engine will rev to 7k which will flow LOTS of air so take that into consideration too.

Posted by: flmont Nov 4 2016, 06:49 PM

meaning I should not use anything before the 911 muffler keep straight pipes...

Posted by: mgp4591 Nov 4 2016, 08:52 PM

That will keep your backpressure to a minimum and you can judge the sound quality from there. If the seat of the pants feeling is good for you and it sounds cool, go ahead and keep it. If not, you can go in another direction depending on what the issues are. I've already got plans for my 3.3 in the exhaust dept. and I've still got some figuring to do. The banana might just be what you want and I'd love to hear it when you've got it running!

Posted by: flmont Nov 4 2016, 10:32 PM

Yes,..No problem with that,..I will certainly get to ya,...Frank

Posted by: 914forme Nov 5 2016, 03:04 PM

You will need a different muffler, as there is just no room back there for the banana, once you go Subaru trans. I guess you could highly modify the banana, anything is possible,,


Posted by: 76-914 Nov 5 2016, 07:20 PM

This will give you an idea of how much room you'll have to work with.

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Posted by: mgp4591 Nov 6 2016, 03:51 PM

A small hijack here - Kent, what axles are you using?

Posted by: 914forme Nov 6 2016, 05:23 PM

Subaru Inside and some combo of outside Porsche CVs. http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=201776&hl=Build%20%20Thread&st=220The Discussion starts at post 220.

"Inner CV = FEMALE Subie (2002-2004) which is fine for you because your trans already has stub axles so it's set up for female CVs
Axle = Ians or re-splined 914 axle on one side to accept said Subie CV
Outer = the stock 914 CV....or you could upgrade to 944 if you pop a stock CV or two."


Posted by: mgp4591 Nov 6 2016, 05:54 PM

Sometimes asking is faster than research - Thanks!

Posted by: 76-914 Nov 6 2016, 09:27 PM

QUOTE(mgp4591 @ Nov 6 2016, 02:51 PM) *

A small hijack here - Kent, what axles are you using?

The stock 914 half shafts that were cut to length and re-splined on the inboard end. IIRC, they're good to 270hp. beerchug.gif

Posted by: mgp4591 Nov 7 2016, 03:07 AM

QUOTE(76-914 @ Nov 6 2016, 08:27 PM) *

QUOTE(mgp4591 @ Nov 6 2016, 02:51 PM) *

A small hijack here - Kent, what axles are you using?

The stock 914 half shafts that were cut to length and re-splined on the inboard end. IIRC, they're good to 270hp. beerchug.gif

Nice - so do you have full travel in the tulip on the Subie side? idea.gif

Posted by: 76-914 Nov 7 2016, 08:22 AM

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QUOTE(76-914 @ Nov 6 2016, 08:27 PM) *

QUOTE(mgp4591 @ Nov 6 2016, 02:51 PM) *

A small hijack here - Kent, what axles are you using?

The stock 914 half shafts that were cut to length and re-splined on the inboard end. IIRC, they're good to 270hp. beerchug.gif

Nice - so do you have full travel in the tulip on the Subie side? idea.gif

Not sure about the question? The output flanges are centered horizontally and vertically with the wheel centers when the car is sitting on the ground. The shafts were cut so that there is about 1/16" gap to slip them on. And that is when both CV's are compressed all the way towards the wheel. It's a tight fit but I haven't ever had one pop out or jump off. There are a few conversions that experienced this dilemma. If that didn't answer the question LMK. beerchug.gif Kent

Posted by: flmont Nov 10 2016, 11:16 PM

My next quest....is setting up the water system,..I would like to know where do ya get the reducers for the hoses,..I think,. I would keep factory hose and then plumb from my 3/4 " steel line to the factory inlet and outlet hose's correct ??? Thanks, as always,..!!!! Frank

Posted by: mgp4591 Nov 11 2016, 03:41 AM

QUOTE(flmont @ Nov 10 2016, 10:16 PM) *

My next quest....is setting up the water system,..I would like to know where do ya get the reducers for the hoses,..I think,. I would keep factory hose and then plumb from my 3/4 " steel line to the factory inlet and outlet hose's correct ??? Thanks, as always,..!!!! Frank

I think that was answered in another recent post somewhere... Jags that run?? Sounds like the site.

Posted by: Chris H. Nov 11 2016, 09:10 AM

QUOTE(flmont @ Nov 10 2016, 11:16 PM) *

My next quest....is setting up the water system,..I would like to know where do ya get the reducers for the hoses,..I think,. I would keep factory hose and then plumb from my 3/4 " steel line to the factory inlet and outlet hose's correct ??? Thanks, as always,..!!!! Frank


Frank,

I would not use 3/4 line to your radiator. That's too small. Since you are planning a 300hp engine I would consider 1" hot and 1.25" cold, which is what Renegade Hybrids uses on its setup for all engines including V8s. I went to 1.25" for both sides on mine and it does take a while to warm up.

Yes, Jags That Run has the adapters. Kinda hard to find where they are. Call them, don't order online.

http://www.jagsthatrun.com/Pages/Parts_Cooling_TransHoseSplicers.html

Just remember it HAS TO BE on the list or they will have to make it. That would take forever. You'd only need two with 1" hot and 1.25" cold. You'd have to stretch the cold lines but it's not that hard.


Posted by: flmont Nov 11 2016, 05:18 PM

Great Thanks,..!!!,....Well, I had someone install steel line's under the car,..He has a chevy V8,.and his is set up the same way,.. and he said his temps are fine even in the summer,..Ill get a real measurement,..on those line's,..But I do have a large 3 row radiator .??

Posted by: 76-914 Nov 11 2016, 05:33 PM

SS or steel? If steel I would recommend using some anode plugs in your cooling system. beerchug.gif

Posted by: flmont Nov 11 2016, 06:45 PM

Steel,..he's had them on his for about 6 yrs I think,..how would I install anode plugs,....

P.S.,.Harness may be completed soon,..he started it today...!!

Posted by: Chris H. Nov 11 2016, 09:14 PM

Yeah measure those Frank. Don't think a V8 would do well at all with 3/4 lines. Probably 1" or larger.

Great news on the harness. You're skipping the hardest part. That's a good thing!

Posted by: 76-914 Nov 11 2016, 09:17 PM

Can't remember where I saw them. I lost all of my bookmarks when my laptop took a shit months back. mad.gif Maybe Jags that Run. They're ips threaded so you'd need a tee to screw them in. Does your friends car have a CI block? If so I'd think steel would be fine. You want t avoid a mix of metals that are so far apart on the Galvanic chart. Al is the more noble of the two metals and with steel tubes you've got enough mass to attract the Al. It will want to draw the Al to the steel and where will it come from? Your radiator or block. How quickly this happens depends upon the amount of energy i.e stray current. If you ran rubber hoses vs. steel I doubt you'd see any anodic reaction. beerchug.gif

Posted by: flmont Nov 12 2016, 06:25 PM

here are the Rad lines,...and they are 1" lines in and out


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Posted by: Chris H. Nov 13 2016, 08:38 AM

Yeah those should be fine. So you just need to look at the link I posted before and get the correct reducers. The engine inlets are 1.5" I think. Measure them to be sure. Don't forget to measure your radiator inlets too. They might be different than the engine since the rad is not stock.

Posted by: flmont Nov 13 2016, 10:25 AM

Thanks Chris I will,...

Posted by: flmont Nov 13 2016, 10:28 AM

But here is another issue,..Y does these lines stop right at the bracket,..are these lines short ??Attached Image

Posted by: Chris H. Nov 13 2016, 10:05 PM

They are shorter than the stock lines only because they are made of stainless steel rather than the plastic composite material the originals are made of, so of course they are not as flexible so the designer had to stop them there. Those are Tangerine Racing lines, and they either come as a 2 piece or 4 piece set. The 4 piece set has another length of stainless lines that run into the engine compartment connected with a small piece of FI hose to the tunnel lines. Mine are just like yours, just the tunnel lines, and I ran high pressure FI hose from there into the engine compartment. You can use 5/16 as a substitute for 8mm. Just make sure it's high pressure hose made for later model engines.


Here's a link to the lines you have:

http://tangerineracing.com/stainlessfuellines.htm

They are the best thing out there to replace stock lines with.

Posted by: flmont Nov 14 2016, 03:04 PM

yes, I have the 4 piece set,..Thanks,..Ill just secure them a different way,..on the fire wall

Posted by: flmont Nov 21 2016, 07:48 PM

Over the holiday weekend I will attempt to fit the engine inplace and set up fuel line's and Rad lines and hope to get the crossbar installed and measured,..So I can get it welded up for perminet install. harness should be finished soon..!!!

Posted by: flmont Nov 21 2016, 10:49 PM

would there be a smaller throttle body set up to use on this 3.3 so I don't have to flip intake or cut the trunk ???

Posted by: mgp4591 Nov 22 2016, 02:23 AM

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would there be a smaller throttle body set up to use on this 3.3 so I don't have to flip intake or cut the trunk ???

The only thing I'd think you could do would be to build a custom intake. I haven't done the measurements taking advantage of moving the engine as absolutely far forward as possible but I'd bet it's been done before to see what the final measurements would be...

Posted by: Chris H. Nov 22 2016, 07:10 PM

No way to do it with the stock intake manifold. You're practically touching the rear firewall with the stock setup too. It has the iris valve and all, very unique to the SVX. Saw a custom one on the internet that was a tube design with a 70mm throttle body but it was built for a plane I think. They were more concerned with safe, reliable power than getting every last bit of performance out of it. Probably lose some horses with that setup.

Flipping the intake is not hard. Wish I'd tried a little harder the first time headbang.gif .

Posted by: 914forme Nov 23 2016, 11:35 AM

Yes it is easy to flip the stock intake.

I would disagree with the intake manifold. It helps more for the broader torque curve, but a properly tuned manifold will make more peak horsepower. It will just be across a very narrow RPM range. The advantage to IRIS is it broadens the drivability of the engine. Which helps on the street.

The manifold in question is more than likely seen on SDS' web site. The EG33 link is down. http://www.sdsefi.com/air12.html though, add a few runners. And they built the EG out of Aluminum.


Posted by: flmont Dec 19 2016, 07:19 PM

Well, The harness will be on the way soon, a day or two,..he connected to a svx,..and it started ...So I hope mine will do the same ..!! I think I will have all the parts needed to start assembley,..Iam waiting for the spacers so I can flip my intake manifold,..If that dos'nt work out, that will just slow things up a bit , not stop the process ,.Then of course the gauge package...will be next !! right ?? Thanks Frank

Posted by: flmont Dec 30 2016, 08:59 PM

Now that I have my harness back Thanks Jeff,..I would like to know how others have installed thier's its bigger that I thought it would be,..and also what is this item that has the bracket attached and where does it mount ??Attached Image Thanks Frank

Posted by: flmont Dec 31 2016, 01:00 PM

I have more Q's about this upgrade,Attached Image 1st what is this line circled in RED,..and what are the other 2 lines circled in green. TIA

Posted by: flmont Dec 31 2016, 01:04 PM

Plus It seems these are the fuel lines, but I did'nt expect 3 ,how do I find out which is inbound and return lines Attached Image

Posted by: flmont Dec 31 2016, 01:07 PM

And last Q for now, How do I hook up this water line,.just run a jumper line ?? Attached Image Thanks Very Much !! Frank

Posted by: 914forme Jan 1 2017, 09:43 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ Dec 31 2016, 02:00 PM) *

I have more Q's about this upgrade,Attached Image 1st what is this line circled in RED,..and what are the other 2 lines circled in green. TIA


Go to the charcoal canister, in green if I remember correctly.

Red Circle, I have forgotten also.

The three in the other picture.

Vent to the tank, goes over to the charcoal canister. which is mounted in he right front corner of the SVX.

Return from EFI Return routes from the pressure regulator back under the manifold, and out the side.

Fuel feed to the engine.

Subaru loved doing all these metal lines under the intake manifold.




Posted by: flmont Jan 1 2017, 10:16 PM

Ahh,...Thank You ..!! Frank

Posted by: Ncchany Jan 1 2017, 11:12 PM

How hard is this kinda swap and how costly is it?

Posted by: 914pipe Jan 4 2017, 08:59 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ Dec 30 2016, 07:59 PM) *

Now that I have my harness back Thanks Jeff,..I would like to know how others have installed thier's its bigger that I thought it would be,..and also what is this item that has the bracket attached and where does it mount ??Attached Image Thanks Frank



The bracket thingy is the coil igniters....

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Posted by: 914pipe Jan 4 2017, 09:04 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ Dec 31 2016, 12:07 PM) *

And last Q for now, How do I hook up this water line,.just run a jumper line ?? Attached Image Thanks Very Much !! Frank



I cap them, but is recommended to simulate the heater core circuit by a bypass line and is also recommended to place a vent valve (to leave no air trapped).

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Posted by: flmont Jan 12 2017, 08:52 PM

I got lucky,..car 2500.00, engine with a 100k miles,trany adapter kit,transmission,and harness = 1500.00,.shipping to me 350.00,.then,.Radiator system and lines installed 1300.00,.finally I had to send the harness out to make sure it was terminated correctly,and fan harness that totaled 650.00 ,..So ,..total so far with some Misc. items about 6650.00. over a 2 year period.And I now need a engine mount that will total 300.00,..then exhaust system yet to be fabbed ,I have a 911 banana style muffler I intend to use also,..so now total is about 7K...FM

Posted by: flmont Jan 12 2017, 08:54 PM

And Thank U,... 914pipe

Posted by: flmont Feb 14 2017, 10:17 PM

when trying to install the fuel pump for my 3.3 build,..I have only found 1 factory wire in that compartment, Do I simply use a ground wire to the lid or body from the fuel pump it self,..?? TIA Frank

Posted by: Chris H. Feb 15 2017, 07:39 AM

I'll look today Frank. Happen to have my fuel pump cover off. Long story involving me dropping my phone down the space between the tank and the body headbang.gif

Posted by: flmont Feb 15 2017, 11:00 PM

Oh...Great Thanks !!! Frank

Posted by: Chris H. Feb 19 2017, 03:31 PM

Hi Frank,

I had to take my tank out today, so here's a nice pic for you.

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As you can see there is a ground wire connected to the pump, then connected to a spade attached to the body under the tank. If your spade is missing just ground it well to the body.


Posted by: flmont Feb 21 2017, 06:58 PM

OH..Ok,..Damn that blows ya had to pull the tank,..damn phones,..!! Thanks,..

I hate to ask I will be needed how to connect fuel lines to engine advice...Soon...Thanks !!!! so much...Frank

Posted by: Chris H. Feb 22 2017, 11:21 AM

No a problem. Very easy to set up the fuel lines. I actually had to pull the tank to put my fresh air box back in. Was able to fish the phone out through the fuel pump hole but could not see the ground wire through it. beerchug.gif

Posted by: r_towle Apr 30 2017, 05:04 PM

took 5 seconds

Posted by: flmont Apr 30 2017, 06:49 PM

r towle....Thanks...Iam just not that computor literiate

Posted by: flmont Apr 30 2017, 06:52 PM

Attached Image I dont know why this oil filter wont fit..!!

Posted by: flmont Apr 30 2017, 06:53 PM

it hits the small car bracket and wont line up ??

Posted by: flmont Apr 30 2017, 06:54 PM

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Posted by: flmont Apr 30 2017, 10:27 PM

Also, this is way to far forward even tho my 901 trans lines up with the factory trans mount.???Attached Image

Posted by: flmont Apr 30 2017, 10:29 PM

I thought it would be very close to the cross member not beyond it

Posted by: flmont Apr 30 2017, 10:31 PM

these tranny mounts line up..Attached Image

Posted by: 914forme May 1 2017, 05:59 PM

Your on the right path, the idea with the small car is that you will need to cut the mount and mount it over an early style bar. I think I have detailed shots of mine in my build thread.

I made two of them headbang.gif

Posted by: flmont May 1 2017, 06:25 PM

And I suppose that's why the oil filter wont screw on either,..I will ck that out,.I thought it was to short ,..not to long but I do fell better,I would still love a cradle..lol

Posted by: 914forme May 1 2017, 06:28 PM

cradles are over rated sawzall-smiley.gif smash.gif welder.gif

Posted by: flmont May 1 2017, 06:50 PM

Well I was hoping to just bolt it in and be done,..But I can see now that's not the case ..

Posted by: flmont May 1 2017, 08:51 PM

BUT,..My oil filter will not screw on either is that the result of the brackets being to long ??

Posted by: flmont Jun 17 2017, 12:48 PM

I'am about to start my intake flip,I will be using the subie chip to eliminate the EGR system,and I will be using the spacer kit from X35 design.

1. I DON'T know how much of the EGR system to remove.( i dont have the chip yet )
2. I don't know how to do the ALT bracket
3. Is there a shorter crank pulley I can install on the 3.3..???

4. Thanks to all that can help...!!!! Frank

Posted by: flmont Jun 17 2017, 02:30 PM

Is this tiny bracket a safe lift point ,.I need to get engine on the engine stand


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Posted by: 914forme Jun 17 2017, 07:11 PM

yes it works fine.

Posted by: flmont Jun 17 2017, 08:29 PM

WOW,..I would have never thought it could handle the weight,..Thank U,..!!

Any thought on my previous post about removing the EGR system..??

Posted by: 914forme Jun 19 2017, 07:58 PM

You use the rear hook spot, and I use a bolt up front to balance it all out.

You just block the EGR, with a steel plate, and a plug in the manifold if your using the stock exhaust manifolds. Since I did not keep the stock ECU, it might kick codes. Not sure confused24.gif

Posted by: flmont Jun 19 2017, 10:23 PM

yes,.Iam using the stk manifolds,..and the stock ECU,..But I will be chipping the ECU to stop those codes,.

Posted by: jimkelly Jun 24 2017, 05:35 PM

are you using 914 trans?

Posted by: flmont Jun 24 2017, 05:50 PM

Yes,..On the trans,..jim

Posted by: flmont Jul 3 2017, 08:39 AM

Are there any companies that make original color dye's for Porsche interior color's,Plus I cant get rid of the stains on this horn pad,.any Suggestion's Attached Image Thanks Frank

Posted by: flmont Jul 4 2017, 11:54 AM

Trying to do the intake flip, not sure what stays and what goesAttached Image
I am guessing that U open the harness,.( more slack from harness)to reconnect ,connector's,..and then buy new generic hose to then refit them as needed,..Am I any where near correct ?? Thanks Frank

Posted by: BIGKAT_83 Jul 5 2017, 10:40 AM

Are there any companies that make original color dye's for Porsche interior color's,Plus I cant get rid of the stains on this horn pad,.any Suggestion's

Go to a auto paint store and get a couple of cans of SEM interior spray. They should have it in almost any color. These were black and have held up good for the last 15yrs.

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Posted by: Chris H. Jul 5 2017, 11:08 AM

QUOTE(flmont @ Jul 4 2017, 12:54 PM) *

Trying to do the intake flip, not sure what stays and what goesAttached Image
I am guessing that U open the harness,.( more slack from harness)to reconnect ,connector's,..and then buy new generic hose to then refit them as needed,..Am I any where near correct ?? Thanks Frank


You need to look at ThePaintedMans thread. He did a great job of explaining what he did.

Posted by: flmont Jul 5 2017, 12:15 PM

Yea, I could not remember his name/
write up from my home computer, Thanks !!!!

Posted by: AZ914 Jul 5 2017, 04:20 PM

Regarding the steering wheel, you can hit that with some SEM dye too (like the seats).

Posted by: flmont Jul 5 2017, 06:01 PM

Thanks for the Dye tips,..Bigkat and AZ914 I will do just that,.!!! WOW 15 yrs that's great,..

Posted by: flmont Aug 28 2017, 09:34 PM

would it be safe to mount the Subaru ECU, next the the battery just like the original ECU or should I mount inside the cabin,..I didn't really want to drill a 2 in whole in the fire wall if I didn't need to ?? Thanks ,..Frank

Posted by: Chris914n6 Aug 28 2017, 10:34 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ Aug 28 2017, 08:34 PM) *

would it be safe to mount the Subaru ECU, next the the battery just like the original ECU or should I mount inside the cabin,..I didn't really want to drill a 2 in whole in the fire wall if I didn't need to ?? Thanks ,..Frank

My ecu isn't water tight so I ran it to the trunk thru the targa latch cup and sealed that. Also provides plenty of space for a relay/fuse panel.

Posted by: flmont Aug 28 2017, 10:41 PM

yea,..I kinda wanted to hide it a little better if possible,it's better than under the seat that's for sure !!

Posted by: 914forme Aug 29 2017, 07:47 AM

Subaru ECUs are mounted inside the cabin, not water tight. Drop it in the trunk, easiest. Or extend the harness and move it to the cabin.

Posted by: Chris H. Aug 29 2017, 11:58 AM

agree.gif I'd put it in the trunk. You need a little protection but no need for it to be sealed water tight. If you extend the wires you have to use high quality stranded shielded wire for many of them. It makes for a very fat harness to pass through the firewall. The shielded wires for the cam and crank sensors are very sensitive. Any significant signal leakage will cause it to run poorly.

Posted by: mgp4591 Aug 29 2017, 01:30 PM

I'd think the harness is long enough to put in the cabin, possibly between the seats either on the floor or the back. Easy enough to cover with a shield and some sort of material or pad. That's what I'm planning...

Posted by: flmont Aug 29 2017, 07:59 PM

Yea,..I don't really want to pull the interior out,.I will be working on it this weekend,..and I hope its not to hot,if I had 40 straight hours and cooler temps I could be very close to turning the key,barring complications of course driving.gif

Posted by: flmont Aug 29 2017, 08:04 PM

Chris914n6,...why do I need the fuse panel,.Iwas expecting to wire it thru my chassis harness and use my existing fuse panel...??

Posted by: Chris914n6 Aug 29 2017, 11:19 PM

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Chris914n6,...why do I need the fuse panel,.Iwas expecting to wire it thru my chassis harness and use my existing fuse panel...??

My Nissan will be a little different, but there will still be more fuses & relays involved.

8 relays total. ecu, ign, fuel pump, starter, ac comp, cruise, fan 1 & 2.
14 new fuses: ecu hot, ecu switched, coils, injectors, fuel pump, fans, etc...
This is beyond the chassis fuses & relays. This panel replaces the stock panel in the engine bay.

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This is why I don't have a build thread, can't find a finished pic headbang.gif

Posted by: mgp4591 Aug 30 2017, 04:43 AM

40 plus yr. old wiring with those crappy fuses and no room for relays? Nope... not for me. Play with the wiring lengths that you have, see where you can go, and fit it as safely as you can. If you need to have it in an exposed area, install it in a box where it can be accessed quickly and that's fairly waterproof. Preferably up high would be best.

Posted by: 76-914 Aug 30 2017, 08:28 AM

agree.gif Listen to these 2 guys. There both mechanics. You can't have too many fuses or grounds or relays. My Dakota Fan Controller instructions were quick to point out that the relays (switched & hot) could not share the same circuit or bouncing was likely. I experienced this once when I designed my own neutral safety switch. The computer went wild and so did the idle circuit. I didn't know why then but now I understand. This is what happens when a plumber ventures into the electrical world. av-943.gif

Posted by: flmont Sep 9 2017, 07:13 PM

what is the best/easy way to pull the clutch assy. I am thinking about changing out that plastic panel that is on the back of this engine case to the metal one,.?? Thanks FrankAttached Image

Posted by: flmont Sep 9 2017, 08:18 PM

So I need a fuse system for every wire I intend to use,.,( for instance) I run a starter wire to a fuse block or panel and then to the actual starter lug,.

I thought fuses were for hi AMP draws,..?? Thanbks

Posted by: 76-914 Sep 10 2017, 08:46 AM

Your ECU needs to be protected on the positive switched side and the positive Batt side. Any appurtenance that you're adding that requires 12V needs to be fused e.g. after market gages, radiator fans, fan controller, AC, etc. Fuses are sized to the wire size and the wires are sized according to load. I did not share fuses as the OEM setup is antiquated. You'll end up with 6-12 additional fuses depending upon additional circuits required. Hopefully your running a fused 8ga wire from the engine bay to the trunk for your fans. beerchug.gif

Posted by: flmont Sep 10 2017, 10:22 AM

yes my fans are all well fused ( That I knew about),.. I better get started on all the other fused items...Thanks for the Info..!!!! Frank

Posted by: Chris914n6 Sep 11 2017, 06:26 PM

ECU wiring for a 97 Maxima. Suby likely pretty close being from the same design era & obd2. Basically any component that can short out gets it's own fuse, otherwise figuring out what failed would be a nightmare.
Fused distribution blocks cheap on ebay.
I essentially recreated the factory setup.
I also added an 8ga from battery to a distribution block next to the factory fuse panel, for the 2 fans and added electronics.
I also added about a dozen wires to the dash for VSS, water temp, fan triggers, a/c button, CEL, etc.

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red = battery hot. orange = switched. yellow = start signal.

Posted by: 76-914 Sep 11 2017, 07:00 PM

That's an excellent point Chris. I always just thought of it as "fuse anything you don't want to burn up". Never thought about it from a diagnostic stand point. beerchug.gif

Posted by: flmont Sep 11 2017, 08:56 PM

Thank You for that Diagram gives me some way to go,..

any idea on how to pull that cluch assy and adapter plate, should it be clutch first then plate or can I pull the adapter plate and the clutch should come with it .??? Thanks Frank

Posted by: Chris914n6 Sep 11 2017, 09:04 PM

Clutch is behind the Pressure Plate which is bolted to the Flywheel which is bolted to the Crank which is not attached to the Adapter. The Adapter might slide over the Flywheel though it will be a tight fit.

Posted by: flmont Sep 11 2017, 10:12 PM

Ah Yes,..ok Thank You !!

Posted by: mgp4591 Sep 12 2017, 12:10 PM

[quote name='Chris914n6' date='Sep 11 2017, 06:26 PM' post='2526733']
ECU wiring for a 97 Maxima. Suby likely pretty close being from the same design era & obd2. Basically any component that can short out gets it's own fuse, otherwise figuring out what failed would be a nightmare.
Fused distribution blocks cheap on ebay.
I essentially recreated the factory setup.
I also added an 8ga from battery to a distribution block next to the factory fuse panel, for the 2 fans and added electronics.
I also added about a dozen wires to the dash for VSS, water temp, fan triggers, a/c button, CEL, etc.

I didn't have to recreate anything, just adapt it to a few existing systems on the car. I pulled my stock wiring altogether and am using most of the harness from my SVX including the instrument cluster and the steering column similar to what Andyrew did. I intend to drive the car across the country and am basically a wimp, wanting to have as few issues as possible that I'm not familiar with. I'm not nearly as adventurous as most of the folks around here!

Posted by: flmont Sep 16 2017, 03:17 PM

whats the best fuse panel to use ,..looking at classic-technologies.com version,.runs about 250.00..

Posted by: Chris914n6 Sep 16 2017, 05:01 PM

That's not what you want. Stock fuse box works fine for chassis circuits, might need a good cleaning though.
All modern cars have a separate fuse box for drivetrain circuits. All you need is a couple distribution boxes (<$10 on ebay) and a few relays & sockets(<$5 each). I put all mine on a piece of scrap ABS to keep it neat. Other have screwed theirs straight to the sheetmetal.

Start with blueprinting the Suby engine harness, then you will know how many circuits you need to accommodate and if it's hot or ignition switch switched. There is a 911 male plug that fits into the 914 female plug at the stock engine bay fuse/relay panel that you can tap into for hot & switched & most of the gauges.

I am using a Nissan gauge cluster so I added wires for CEL and have lots of extra indicator lights so I added the fans, plus the VSS return to the ecu.


Posted by: flmont Sep 30 2017, 04:58 PM

this valve is a subaru air aux valve,.what does it do , Attached Image Thanks Frank

Posted by: mgp4591 Oct 1 2017, 05:28 AM

The Aux Air valve is the cold start fast idle valve. Powered from an 'Ignition on wire', the other wire can go to ground. A Bi-metal strip heats up to turn it off, and the idle slows to the normal 600 rpm idle. I've heard it's similar to the old Porsche CIS valve but being water cooled myself, I have no clue as to if that's true or not.

Posted by: Chris H. Oct 1 2017, 09:17 AM

You can't run without it using the stock ECU if that's what you're wondering wink.gif . It provides a lot more air (unmetered) at startup. Otherwise the engine is really hard to start when cold. You can move it somewhere else if it's causing issues with your intake flip. Just need to get different sized hoses.

Posted by: flmont Oct 1 2017, 10:32 AM

Ahh...Thanks Chris...that's exactly my issue,..but not anymore..cool... driving.gif

Posted by: flmont Oct 3 2017, 06:27 PM

Being that my 3.3 has no distributor and if all my mark's are aligned on sprockets with the case and piston is top dead center,..is there such a thing as 180 Deg.( out ) or is that only for a distributed engine. confused24.gif

Posted by: 76-914 Oct 3 2017, 08:02 PM

No.that piece will only attach one way between your crank and fly wheel. It's a round piece of aluminum about 3" diameter.

Posted by: flmont Oct 3 2017, 09:47 PM

LOL,..what Iam asking is a timing question,if all my marks are lined up on the front sprockets and case of my Subaru 3.3 and my # 1 piston is at TDC can I still be 180 Deg. out I need to change my lower cam seals and I need to be sure things are lined up correctly,

Posted by: 76-914 Oct 4 2017, 09:15 AM

No. Be sure to rotate the engine with the plugs removed to see if it spins freely and to be sure you aren't off on your marks. That is a "0" clearance engine and the valves will contact the pistons if your off. beerchug.gif

Posted by: Chris H. Oct 4 2017, 09:55 AM

To get to the lower cam seals you have to remove the timing belt pulleys. They only come off and go on one way. Just pick the old seals out and replace them. No need to disassemble the engine in any way. While you have the timing belt off do your main seal on the crank behind the pulley. That is the most common leak point. Mine leaked only when running which was a PITA.

The only way to your timing would be off would be if you reinstall the timing belt incorrectly. It's a non interference engine but still not good to run with the belt installed incorrectly. The factory manual shows how to get it aligned, or you can look in my build thread.

Posted by: flmont Oct 4 2017, 07:29 PM

Got it,..Thank You..!!

Posted by: flmont Oct 16 2017, 11:03 PM

Can I remove my 92 EGR system all together,.even if I drive in a colder winter climate ?? and have the stk ECU?? Thanks

Posted by: flmont Oct 21 2017, 03:33 PM

I think this intake flip will work so far,I just need vacume lines hooked up and water lines aswell does anyone see any issue's I may still have or a better way to do this,.?? Thanks FrankAttached Image

Posted by: Chris H. Oct 21 2017, 11:34 PM

I removed the hard vacuum lines and replaced them with soft lines, but if you got it to work with the hard lines go for it.

You may not get enough tension on the alternator belt unless you use the pulley to the left of the crank pulley. It has an adjuster on it. I used a Miata belt. 37.5 or something like that.

If you look at ThePaintedMan's thread you will see how we both had to slightly rotate the iris valve because it was hitting the coolant pipe. Just had to enlarge the hole a bit.

Posted by: jimkelly Oct 22 2017, 06:56 AM

i thought eg33 was non interference?

http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/104854-eg33-curiousany-common-problems/

jim

Posted by: mgp4591 Oct 22 2017, 09:05 AM

It's non interference from all that I've studied but I'd still not want to lose a belt at speed - I'd think you'd bend up some parts.

Posted by: flmont Oct 22 2017, 09:54 AM

Yes,..I did rotate the iris valve, my next thing is should I delete my EGR system,..Iam the reverse of you,being that Iam in Tucson, I will drive in winter and park in the summer,.

Posted by: flmont Nov 4 2017, 06:32 PM

Will this inlet / outlet system work ok it runs from my up front rad. through a 3/4 " steel line to a 2.25 " engine inlet and back to a 3/4 " return line.
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Posted by: flmont Nov 23 2017, 01:51 PM

will this fuse panel solve all my electicial requirements for the suby upgrade I still intend to use the 914 chassis panel for the usual needs..Fuel pump and starter but the other suby ECU hook ups should run thought this panel correct,..???Attached Image Thanks Frank

Posted by: 76-914 Nov 23 2017, 10:16 PM

I'd Shit can that old relay board if I were you. You'll need one for your Alternator, 1 for your radiator fans, 1 for your ECU, 1 for your starter solenoid, 1 for your fuel pump and a few extra for later add ons. Looks like you have enough relays. What are the amp ratings on those relays? beerchug.gif

Posted by: flmont Nov 24 2017, 06:30 PM

35 AMPs ea,...But Iam not sure if I could go larger

Posted by: flmont Nov 24 2017, 06:48 PM

I want to use original fuse panel so I can tie into fuel pump and starter from chassis harness,..I have no experience in wiring so for now I just want it hooked to get it running then I can change thigs as needed.

Posted by: 76-914 Nov 24 2017, 07:04 PM

First, I mistakingly said you need a relay for your alternator. You don't. Relays enable you to run smaller wires to switch or activate an item that draws a heavy amp load, i.e. fans, starters, or fuel pumps, etc. And are usually place near a larger energy source to supply those items just mentioned. You need to run a 12 or 14 ga wire up front thru the tunnel for your radiator fans. You currently have 2 large red wires that run through the tunnel from the battery. One goes to the steering column and the other to position #10 on your fuse panel. Both of these are unfused and it's a damned good idea to fuse them back at the battery. The Amp ratings on your new fuse board are plenty. What size wires are those on that panel? They may be large enough that you won't need to run an additional line through the tunnel. beerchug.gif
EDIT: Or send me a link to where you purchased the board so I can check it out.

Posted by: flmont Nov 24 2017, 07:18 PM

I found it at first on youtube,..looking for info on how to wire a panel and then I found that panel.under automotive waterproof fuse panels.

Posted by: 76-914 Nov 24 2017, 11:15 PM

W/O a link to detrmine what size wires you have I'll guess yes. Based upon the assumption that there are 5 relay sockets and 10 fuse sockets and the relays are 40amp then surely 5 of those circuits would have at least 14ga or 12ga wires coming from them. You really need to know such things as the amp draw of your fans, distance from fans to power source, etc. The fans that I have on this SBC build draw 3.8 amps each so almost 8 amps. I would imagine some of the older fans off a Cadillac or similar might pull 6 amps or more. I wouldn't run anything smaller than 12 ga if your just shooting from the hip. beerchug.gif

Posted by: flmont Dec 2 2017, 02:15 PM

I spoke with the guy who built my harness,..I just need to run 8 gauge from front to the battery,My fan and Alt. is fused and relayed,just got to make the connection's

Posted by: flmont Dec 2 2017, 02:20 PM

I have the KEP,Fly wheel for my conversion,BUT the presure plate bolts that were with the kit are loose when you thread them in,.SO I called them they sent new bolts and they also wiggle a little bit, is this normal for PP bolts they sent bolts and lock washers ??? TIA Frank

Posted by: 76-914 Dec 2 2017, 03:58 PM

Lock washers are normal. They don't need to be really tight. Check the specs but probably 16-20 lbs ft. Good call on 8ga. You can never have to much available. Can you do an amp draw on those fans to check the demand?

Posted by: flmont Dec 2 2017, 05:41 PM

76-914,. the bolts wiggle when I screw them in half way, they did supply lock washers Iam just nervous about those bolts, why do they fit loose like that is my concern,Iam sure they will torque ok but still,..and I would do a test on the AMP draw if I new how,.I guess hook them up and then test,.???

Posted by: 76-914 Dec 2 2017, 08:02 PM

When I do an amp test I use an in line fuse between the +battery and in this case the + on the fan. Remove the fuse from the fuse holder then insert one lead from your test probe into each female spade fitting in the fuse holder. You need to set your multi meter to the "DC" amp setting which in my case means leaving the red lead on the common and moving the black lead to the AMP outlet on the multi meter. beerchug.gif

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Posted by: flmont Dec 6 2017, 09:05 PM

Ahh Sweet, thanks I will ck that this weekend,...FM

Posted by: timothy_nd28 Dec 6 2017, 10:35 PM

Does the ECU control the fans? If so, you may need 3 relays if that schematic posted a few pages back is correct. I'm not familiar with the Subaru electrical, but it looks like you need a relay for the ECCS, three relays for your fans, one relay for your fuel pump, and I still love the idea of using one relay for the starter solenoid. This would relieve strain from the 914 ignition switch.

Posted by: Chris H. Dec 7 2017, 09:41 AM

Yes, the ECU has fan controllers in it. Low speed and high speed. You would need 3 relays to control it, or you could just combine low and high. If I remember right, in a 2 fan scenario low speed turns one fan on, high speed kicks them both on.

Posted by: 914forme Dec 7 2017, 10:15 AM

High speed also is invoked when the AC circuit is activated. The moral is if for some reason your ECU thinks your AC is on, it will power the high speed circuit. And well you will be wondering why the fans are running.


Posted by: Chris H. Dec 7 2017, 10:33 AM

Yes, you could use the AC wire as a switched source to power the fans manually if you wanted to.

Posted by: flmont Dec 7 2017, 05:55 PM

I'll post pic's of my fan harness,But it is relayed and fused its ready to go,..I just gotta get them hooked up,..

Posted by: flmont Dec 9 2017, 10:37 PM

this is my radiator fan relay set up,I just need to make some grouns I will run 2 ea 10 or 12" fans..Attached Image

Posted by: 76-914 Dec 10 2017, 09:38 AM

I've got a set of the OEM 3 wire Subaru fans if you want them. They're too wide unless you mount them for a floor exhaust. That being said they are quite, powerful and yours for the cost of shipping. beerchug.gif

Posted by: flmont Dec 13 2017, 07:27 PM

Well,..Thank You for the offer !!! my Radiator set up measures out to be 11" tall and 25 " wide pitched to exhaust thru the hood,.??,Ill post a pic ASAP. Thanks Frank

Posted by: flmont Dec 14 2017, 10:58 AM

This is my set upAttached Image

Posted by: 914forme Dec 14 2017, 11:50 AM

Fans setup to be pushers, flip them around and you'll have much better luck. Hard to push air through objects, it works much better creating low pressure behind the object and drawing it through.

If you need a physical example try pushing a rope. You will spend an eternity trying and get anywhere besides creating a big pile on the ground. If you pull it, very easy to get it where and how you want it to go.

Posted by: BIGKAT_83 Dec 14 2017, 02:41 PM

That's a nice radiator. You should have no problems with cooling a FG33. Looks like its a front to back double pass. I would change the fans to be pullers like 914forme said.

Posted by: 76-914 Dec 15 2017, 09:58 AM

QUOTE(Chris H. @ Dec 7 2017, 08:33 AM) *

Yes, you could use the AC wire as a switched source to power the fans manually if you wanted to.

On the EZ30 you can also use it to bump up the rpm if you have low idle issues. The ground wire for the power steering pump will bump up your rpm as well.

Posted by: flmont Dec 15 2017, 09:10 PM

Thanks,..Iam hoping to flip my fans over this weekend,get my engine in place and start to wire it up,..plus ,get my rad system completed, I will mount the pressure can and the overflow bottle in the front trunk area,only problem is my bleeder valve is on the bottom of this radiator so not sure if I can burb it as I need to with that design. ??

Posted by: JRust Dec 16 2017, 12:08 AM

QUOTE(flmont @ Dec 15 2017, 07:10 PM) *

Thanks,..Iam hoping to flip my fans over this weekend,get my engine in place and start to wire it up,..plus ,get my rad system completed, I will mount the pressure can and the overflow bottle in the front trunk area,only problem is my bleeder valve is on the bottom of this radiator so not sure if I can burb it as I need to with that design. ??

To burp it right you need to add a bleeder at a high point.

Posted by: 76-914 Dec 16 2017, 09:20 AM

agree.gif Or break a hose clamp loose to bleed which is messy and dangerous to your pets health so don't leave it pooled on the ground. You could get a head start on it by pre-filling the radiator. BTW, I measured those fans and they're too wide; each 13"W. beerchug.gif

Posted by: 914forme Dec 16 2017, 12:14 PM

vacuum bleed the system is the only way to get it the first time. Used to do this with all the ricer crap that came through the shop. Even with the bleeders the Civics where horrendous for not getting all the air out. Started to vacuum bleed the systems, and problem went away.

They are pretty cheap and worth it in the long run

Posted by: flmont Dec 17 2017, 03:11 PM

Thanks 76-914,.appreciate the effort.

914forme, I found a inline radiator splice that has a presure cap on it was going to try and fill the system from the outlet side,run engine and burb with the presure cap,.Ill try and capture a picture of it dodges use them but they are made of plastic...

Posted by: Chris914n6 Dec 17 2017, 04:14 PM

I'd use this as it has space to catch air...
https://www.transtone.net/CHZ/CORP/2016NEW/02ECE/02ECE0032ARD%20(1).jpg
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with one of these from a HD/Lowes...

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Pretty much the radiator bleeding setup of my first water cooled 914.

Posted by: mgp4591 Dec 17 2017, 07:40 PM

Or install a brake bleeder valve so you can use a wrench instead of your hand to bleed off the air from the hot coolant...

Posted by: flmont Dec 17 2017, 09:50 PM

Ahh thats a good Idea Thanks

Posted by: 76-914 Dec 18 2017, 08:56 AM

I've got Schroeder valve in mine. beerchug.gif

Posted by: BIGKAT_83 Dec 19 2017, 05:34 AM

Looks to me like the radiator already has a bung in the top left corner. You might be able to add a Schroeder valve there.
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Posted by: 914forme Dec 19 2017, 09:40 AM

You can also use a VW Deathstar and make the system self bleeding.

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The larger connector goes to the inlet side of hte pump using a Tee fitting. The top taps from the pressure side of the engine with a smaller Tee. Put it high, and it will create a self bleeding system, pretty simple. And it has a fitting for coolant level monitoring so, you wire it up and you'll know when you need to add more coolant to make up for the air you sucked out of the system.

You can do the same idea in Aluminum and other materials also.


Posted by: flmont Dec 21 2017, 09:13 PM

914forme,..is that the VW beetle tank..??

and BigKat yes good catch didnt even look at that ,but yes I can now switch those 2 around and have a bleeder on top...Thanks Frank

Posted by: 914forme Dec 22 2017, 12:32 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ Dec 21 2017, 10:13 PM) *

914forme,..is that the VW beetle tank..??

and BigKat yes good catch didnt even look at that ,but yes I can now switch those 2 around and have a bleeder on top...Thanks Frank



Beatle, Jeta, Golf, EOS, maybe even crossed into the Audi lines. The Deathstars where used for lots of years over many many models. Can be sourced cheaply from pick and pulls. If overheated though they are junk, replace them. You can tell if no longer a sphere find another one.

Posted by: flmont Dec 22 2017, 07:07 PM

I would think the out bound line is the highest point to fill the system right,I intend to do it this way ???Attached Image

Posted by: flmont Dec 22 2017, 07:23 PM

914forme,..is there a bracket that goes with that ???

Posted by: 914forme Dec 23 2017, 07:24 AM

Yes Pick and pull is your best bet. Some have the mount flange in plastic just bolts to the car. Some have a metal cage to Keep it in place. Majority of 1990s to 2010 VWs have them.

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QUOTE(flmont @ Dec 22 2017, 08:07 PM) *

I would think the out bound line is the highest point to fill the system right,I intend to do it this way ???Attached Image


If using the VW death start or similar coolant tank, you make it the highest point. Then you have a smaller line tap into the highest point on the cooling system. A larger line goes to the inlet side of the pump using a Tee. bam you have a fill point, a bleeder system, and majority of your worries are over.

Of course you can still have pockets of air that might exists, so you could still need bleeders at high points. Top of Rad for example. That is why I now vacuum bleed all my systems, negative pressure helps remove all air from a system. Especially when it can only draw coolant back into the void.

Posted by: flmont Dec 25 2017, 06:59 PM

spent about 4 hrs trying to install my engine and cradel ( Ian Cradle) kinda of a disappointment,first stk exhaust does not clear like he said it would,and now the tranny ends are to wide apart,..Should have listen to ChrisH. So best course of action ,NOT sure yet really stalled my progress for sure...Attached Image

Posted by: 914forme Dec 25 2017, 07:54 PM

agree.gif That is why I built my own. And well because I wanted to do the installation at least 20 times. headbang.gif

It is so nice to see an engine in the car for the first time

Posted by: flmont Dec 25 2017, 08:07 PM

yes,..Thanks my problem is I cant weld,dont have a shop or a lift,or the tools..Oh yea a little lite on brain power too,..LOL Ill find a way to bring thos ends togather

Posted by: flmont Dec 25 2017, 08:09 PM

Now for the exhaust can I have a spacer made, it needs to drop about 3/4 of a Inch

Posted by: BIGKAT_83 Dec 25 2017, 09:38 PM

Outfront makes 2 different headers for the EG33. One set that exits to the front of the engine and another that exits to the rear. This is for rear or mid engine buggys.
If you used the front exits the header would be pointed forward to the front of the car. Then you could fab up a smaller pipe and muffler around the mount you have pictured.
You shot yourself in the foot by selling those small car mounts think you would have been way better of with them. headbang.gif



Posted by: JRust Dec 25 2017, 11:12 PM

Looking at the picture of the cradle. It is supposed to be on the topside of your tranny ears. Looks to me if it is sitting up at the mounts. It doesn't look that off to me? As will when it is up higher. Maybe I am seeing it all wrong too. Sorry to see your having trouble there. I've got his cradle as well. Haven't gotten everything mounted up yet

Posted by: 76-914 Dec 25 2017, 11:33 PM

QUOTE(914forme @ Dec 25 2017, 05:54 PM) *

agree.gif That is why I built my own. And well because I wanted to do the installation at least 20 times. headbang.gif

It is so nice to see an engine in the car for the first time

That sounds about right, Stephen. 20 times is par for the course. beerchug.gif

Posted by: 76-914 Dec 25 2017, 11:33 PM

QUOTE(914forme @ Dec 25 2017, 05:54 PM) *

agree.gif That is why I built my own. And well because I wanted to do the installation at least 20 times. headbang.gif

It is so nice to see an engine in the car for the first time

That sounds about right, Stephen. 20 times is par for the course. beerchug.gif

Posted by: mgp4591 Dec 26 2017, 12:26 AM

Isn't Ians cradle designed to be used with the Subie transmission as well? Not to mention a 4cyl or the EZ30 style 6 instead of the EG33... I know mods can be made and this is one that's gonna need some work. idea.gif confused24.gif

Posted by: flmont Dec 26 2017, 10:05 AM

Iam pretty sure Ian site said EG33 Iam sure I can get the ends pulled together,Its the damn exhaust set-up that really screws me at this point.could I use a spacer on the exhaust manifold to drop them a bit I need about 3/4 of and inch.

Posted by: Chris H. Dec 26 2017, 11:17 AM

The Coldwater is fine for every Subaru engine except the EG33. There are two problems with it that would be pretty hard to correct. That's why mine is hanging on the wall of my garage.

1. The exhaust. Unless you want to get some headers custom made to clear it's not going to work.

2. The engine is too far forward, nearly touching the firewall. You'll have a hell of a time plumbing it that way.

Renegade Hybrids has a cradle for a 901 setup but I agree with Bob, you should consider the smallcar mount attached to either an early engine mount bar or something like that. Take a look at the way amenson did his. You could drill a couple of holes and bolt it to the mount bar, then take it somewhere to get it professionally welded.

Don't give up Frank! This is a normal part of the process.

Posted by: flmont Dec 26 2017, 06:35 PM

Chris H. Yea Thanks,just aggravated !!
Jrust ,I honestly dont know if they are suppose to mount first and then the tranny is installed.
BigKat83 : I didnt sell the small car parts,they sent me a piece that didn NOT clear my oil filter,so they said to use a smaller( 4 Cyl subaru ) filter but it didnt work either,..

Now what if I modify the EG33 engine mounts I could possible gain 1 and a quarter inches,if I get rid of the thick black isolator part and use a smaller polyurathane bushing ,..???

I need the cradle to sit correctly before I can truely know if moding the engine mounts would work to make my exhaust clear So I gotta get that tranny mounted correctly first..

Posted by: flmont Dec 26 2017, 06:56 PM

will this approach work for pulling the ends together,...maybe slot the ends if it comes to that ??Attached Image

Posted by: jmitro Dec 26 2017, 07:20 PM

if you are trying to narrow the mounting ears of a tube framed cradle, only way to do it correctly is cut it and reweld.

if you're looking to torque or bend those 1.5" I seriously doubt it will move that much; it also won't be a symmetrical alignment.

Posted by: flmont Dec 26 2017, 07:33 PM

yea,..I thought so aswell,I was just trying anything I could do,.at home to try and resolve,.I didnt know how springie that tubing could be...Thanks..

Posted by: flmont Dec 26 2017, 07:49 PM

Jmitro,..what if I tention those tubes and then heat them up alittle do you think that (might) bring them in a little bit,.???? Thanks

Posted by: 76-914 Dec 26 2017, 09:49 PM

You can do that. I'd use heat sticks if you can get some. Otherwise heat just until it gets an ashy looking dull red in color. Do not get it cherry red or it will lose it's temper and become annealed. This is best seen in low light levels. beerchug.gif

Posted by: flmont Dec 26 2017, 10:48 PM

76-914,..I have never heard of heat sticks,.ill ck them out.. Thanks

Posted by: JRust Dec 27 2017, 12:15 AM

I am sure they are supposed to attach direct to the tranny mount. Above the tranny ears. For the suby tranny you have to get Hangars that drop down to the lower tranny mounts on the suby trans.

Hopefully there is someone who has a 901 using the cradle out there. I found a picture from Ray's with his ez30 & suby trans


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Posted by: 3d914 Dec 27 2017, 01:11 PM

Frank, perhaps I can offer my welding skills. I'm just east of you in Benson. If we can get good dimensions, i can cut and reweld for you as long as it's not stainless.

Shoot me a PM if interested.

Gerard

Posted by: Amenson Dec 27 2017, 03:02 PM

QUOTE(JRust @ Dec 27 2017, 01:15 AM) *

I am sure they are supposed to attach direct to the tranny mount. Above the tranny ears. For the suby tranny you have to get Hangars that drop down to the lower tranny mounts on the suby trans.

Hopefully there is someone who has a 901 using the cradle out there. I found a picture from Ray's with his ez30 & suby trans


JRust is correct, the proper mounting position is to have the the cradle on top of the 901 transmission ears.

Posted by: rnellums Dec 28 2017, 08:49 AM

I would caution against trying to bend the tube frame. I have Ian's first gen cradle and am beta testing his second revision and a recurring issue I see is high stresses at the welds. Forcing a bend there isn't going to help anything.

Posted by: flmont Dec 29 2017, 09:57 PM

does that mean I have to worry about his welds cracking???

Posted by: flmont Dec 31 2017, 04:08 PM

Jrust ,you were correct,I wanted to make double sure,.If I had a mounting problem I did change the cradle ears to on top of the tranny ears and it pitched enough to fit and mount Exhaust ,plus the exhaust pipes are bent just enough to run under the cross bar,..Man,What a GREAT day today was,...Thanks !!!! Sure glad I checked ..!! Attached Image Frank

Posted by: flmont Dec 31 2017, 04:13 PM

Plus, My Apologies to Ian,..!!!!!

Posted by: mepstein Dec 31 2017, 05:17 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ Dec 31 2017, 05:08 PM) *

Jrust ,you were correct,I wanted to make double sure,.If I had a mounting problem I did change the cradle ears to on top of the tranny ears and it pitched enough to fit and mount Exhaust ,plus the exhaust pipes are bent just enough to run under the cross bar,..Man,What a GREAT day today was,...Thanks !!!! Sure glad I checked ..!! Frank

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Posted by: 76-914 Dec 31 2017, 05:58 PM

Check your clearance closely. The engine will lift up when accelerating and go down when decelerating. Your cutting a Fat Hog in the Ass now. Shouldn’t be too much longer. beerchug.gif

Posted by: jimkelly Dec 31 2017, 07:13 PM

nice progress aktion035.gif

if you have a chance, can you post a few pics from directly under the exhaust manifolds so we can see what kind of clearance you have? and some from sides too?

note that it is best to use what you have initially, as you can always address individual areas later on.


Posted by: flmont Dec 31 2017, 07:29 PM

Sure Jim NP. Tomorrow

Posted by: flmont Dec 31 2017, 07:35 PM

Iam using 911 mounts should I let them drop thru or can I mount them high like this.I would use a rubber bushing and that large washer if I can install mount high like that,??Attached Image

Posted by: 914forme Dec 31 2017, 08:11 PM

Until you get it on the ground and under weight you won't really know if low works. On the EG the stock pan hangs low, as does the stock exhaust manifolds.

So my suggestion would be bolt it up loose and see what you get on the ground.

IF to low for your comfort you might have to go higher. Just remember to put the larger washer up top, just incase the mount fails the large washer will hit the top of the mount, and keep the engine cradle from dragging the ground.

Posted by: flmont Dec 31 2017, 08:34 PM

Thanks 914forme,..I actually doubled the large washer,1 top side and 1 for the bottom,..I have the car sitting on car ramps,with cradle mounted and so the suspension is being compressed now,I let that sit till next weekend,I need to run wires,finish the rad plumbing,.get Fuel hooked ETC... Thanks Frank

Posted by: 914forme Dec 31 2017, 10:58 PM

You can measure it as it sits just a bit of simple math.

Take the heights of the ramps front and back as they are different. And measure the bottom of the donuts. Then move around and start looking at what is bellow the donuts, and subtract the ramp heights and you have close to the street height for all these points.

This should give you a semi accurate guess of what will be going on once off the ramps.

And hopefully you have the clearance you are looking for. And then we could get into a discussion about stance, proper suspension geometry, and other little issues.

BTW, once you get this running ditch the KYBs - they absolutely suck. I ran them back when I was a teenager and could not afford better. But that was a long time ago sad.gif and well I since learned what a good set of shocks can do.

Keep up the great work, your making some awesome progress here.

Posted by: mgp4591 Jan 1 2018, 03:38 AM

From your pic of the rear it looks like you may have enough clearance to run your pipes up and over that last horizontal piece of the cradle. With more pics of the different angles we may see something different but congrats on the new fit - progress is always good! aktion035.gif

Posted by: 76-914 Jan 1 2018, 10:50 AM

IIRC, I used 5.5" as min ground clearance which was the distance from ground to the bottom of those plastic air flaps. beerchug.gif

Posted by: flmont Jan 1 2018, 10:56 AM

914forme...What shocks would U recommend

Posted by: rnellums Jan 1 2018, 03:48 PM

Bilsteins or Konis for shocks. Bilsteins are probably all-around better, Konis have the adjustability (which most won't use).

I use the 911 sport mounts flipped up with washers to get a bit more ground clearance on my lowered car without any issues.



Posted by: flmont Jan 1 2018, 04:00 PM

is it safe to switch cable locations thru the tunnel I want the throttle cable to come out near shift rod,.?? ThanksAttached Image

Posted by: jimkelly Jan 1 2018, 04:38 PM

i'd say sure BUT that is a parking brake cable conduit i think.

and...


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Posted by: rnellums Jan 1 2018, 04:58 PM

The other tubes with small wires coming out are for the heater boxes and I don'kt thin they'll line up very neatly with where the throttle cable should do. They also likely have too aggressive a bend radius to fit the threaded portion of the throttle cable through.

Posted by: flmont Jan 1 2018, 07:32 PM

No Jim its off a bit the rod is bent to hell,but may work .Iam really thinking of going with a cable system..

Posted by: flmont Jan 1 2018, 07:34 PM

thanks Rnellums,. I forgot about the heater boxes..

Posted by: rnellums Jan 2 2018, 04:50 AM

QUOTE(flmont @ Jan 1 2018, 06:32 PM) *

No Jim its off a bit the rod is bent to hell,but may work .Iam really thinking of going with a cable system..


I really would rethink staying with the stock transmission if that's the case.

It seems to me like staying stock is adding a lot of complexity and weakness to your drivetrain.

Also, there does exist a cable-shifter Subaru transmission. I haven't seen it installed in a 914 yet, but the newer (2010+) legacy models were available with a 6MT that is cable.shifted and is exactly the same.size as the 5mt according to my Subaru transmission guy. Unfortunately the final drive isn't much better than the 5mt, so still no cruising gear, but something to consider.

Posted by: 914forme Jan 2 2018, 07:01 AM

Okay this has been bugging me, and it is me, stuff like this bugs me. screwy.gif

In this picture where the arrow points is this due the angle of the picture or is it off? confused24.gif Not saying Ian stuff is off, as the stuff I had of his was top notch. And fit with in tolerances that I expeceted

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Also if I remember correctly the stock EG Exhaust Manifolds are that they dump very close to the tubes. On Ian's cradle there are two tubes in that area that triangulate the joint.

Can you get around that yes, but not with out a bit of welding. https://smallcar.com/vanagon/subaru-vanagon-conversion-parts/3.3l-exhaust-flange.html. Ouffront sells headers or used too for the EG in a mid engine configuration. Outfront stuff fits much better, Chris H. has them in his build thread.

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https://www.outfrontmotorsports.com/outfront-motorsports-parts-and-services/all/(714) 994-5222 very easy to deal with over the phone. http://www.outfrontmotorsports.com/primary_tubes.htm

Small car does an excellent job also, I use their stuff all the time.

Posted by: 914forme Jan 2 2018, 07:17 AM

Answer your question you asked me.

Street - minor track usage Bilsteins. If you go wild on the rear spring rate it will require the Bilsteins be revolved.

Koni - Auto-X Race and then Street.

I autocross for years on Bilsteins, they will work.

To be honest, about anything is better than the KYBs Boge, Bilstein, Koni, Fox, Penske, I would slap a set of Autozone specials onto the car before I would use the KYBs, lol

The reasoning is the way KYBs function. The valve systems is supposed to adjust to bumps and increase the dampening after repeated bumps. Interesting concept, but the test track must have been butter smooth with a couple of repeated bumps. On the street what happens is the car moves about, every turn, bump, transition, even you just moving your butt in the seat. It all causes these valves to start increasing damping as it was meant to. Issue is that they never seem to reset back to base line, so over a period of time, they actually become almost solid. Yeah they still move a bit, yet if used in the thigh master poor Susan Sommers would have had thighs bigger than Arnold in his Mister Atlas days. It just does not work in reality as it was proposed to work in concept.

Koni, and Bilsteins can be sent out for rebuilding if you find a pair very cheap.

As of now, I run Bilsteins on my 914-6 it is a street car, that could be auto-crossed or tracked if I wanted to. I run Koni's on my 914EG project which I prefer to autocross , and track, and it gets driven on the street. Mainly driven on the street to get to the events.




Posted by: 76-914 Jan 2 2018, 10:03 AM

QUOTE(rnellums @ Jan 2 2018, 02:50 AM) *

QUOTE(flmont @ Jan 1 2018, 06:32 PM) *

No Jim its off a bit the rod is bent to hell,but may work .Iam really thinking of going with a cable system..


I really would rethink staying with the stock transmission if that's the case.

It seems to me like staying stock is adding a lot of complexity and weakness to your drivetrain.

Also, there does exist a cable-shifter Subaru transmission. I haven't seen it installed in a 914 yet, but the newer (2010+) legacy models were available with a 6MT that is cable.shifted and is exactly the same.size as the 5mt according to my Subaru transmission guy. Unfortunately the final drive isn't much better than the 5mt, so still no cruising gear, but something to consider.

agree.gif IIRC, Ross tried using a 901 trans early on and finally switched over so he speaks from experience. If you want a Hi Way cruiser use a Subaru trans out of a Forester. It has 3:90's vs 4:11's. beerchug.gif

Posted by: flmont Jan 2 2018, 10:32 AM

914forme,...when I first fit the cradle nothing lined up and the tranny ears were off to the outside by 1.5 inches,So I used threaded rod to bring in the ears,...Then Jrust mentioned I was fitting it wrong,..cradle ears were suppose to be on top of the 901 ears,since I refitted the cradle, the cradle ears are now 1.5 inches to far in...So now I need to spread them open to fit,..No instruction's on how to fit the cradle caused me to guess,..Guessed wrong,as usual,..!!! Fits fine and clears the stk exhaust also, !!

Posted by: flmont Jan 2 2018, 10:35 AM

76-914,..I may change in the future I have been looking at this car since 2014 it needs to get on the ground and run, I can always upgrade later...Thanks tho, Frank

Posted by: mepstein Jan 2 2018, 11:45 AM

QUOTE(flmont @ Jan 2 2018, 11:35 AM) *

76-914,..I may change in the future I have been looking at this car since 2014 it needs to get on the ground and run, I can always upgrade later...Thanks tho, Frank

We all make mistakes. Keep moving forward. You will be driveng soon.

Posted by: jimkelly Jan 2 2018, 11:52 AM

if you decide to go with suby trans, i have these. i agree, projects can drag on sad.gif


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Posted by: flmont Jan 12 2018, 11:59 AM

I hope to get the rad system hooked up this weekend,using this Moroso canister,does the canister feed line go to the inlet side or the outlet side. ?? my Tee fitting fits the smaller return line ,not the larger inlet line. Thanks Frank[attachmentid=634754]

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Posted by: jimkelly Jan 12 2018, 12:37 PM

this site mentioned in the past may be helpful?
http://jagsthatrun.com/Pages/Parts_Cooling_TransHoseSplicers.html
jim

Posted by: 76-914 Jan 12 2018, 04:05 PM

The bottom opening goes on the suction side/inlet side.

Posted by: Chris H. Jan 12 2018, 05:30 PM

The best place to hook up the bottom line coming off of your coolant tank is at the water pump. There is a 5/8 line there that you can tee in to. You might want to put the canister in the engine bay so it's at the highest point possible.

Posted by: flmont Jan 12 2018, 05:44 PM

Ah,.ok,..Thanks Chris,..and 76-914..I didn't think about the suction factor.


Posted by: 914forme Jan 12 2018, 07:57 PM

Agree with Chris engine compartment. You can run a line back from the top of the rad, into the puck tank, and complete the system.

Posted by: flmont Jan 12 2018, 08:12 PM

sweet,..Rad system,Fuel system this weekend,run wires next weekend,clutch and throttle cables,by end of month I would hope to start trouble shooting why it doesn't run,..LOL Thanks Frank

Posted by: JRust Jan 12 2018, 08:35 PM

QUOTE(914forme @ Jan 2 2018, 05:01 AM) *

Okay this has been bugging me, and it is me, stuff like this bugs me. screwy.gif

In this picture where the arrow points is this due the angle of the picture or is it off? confused24.gif Not saying Ian stuff is off, as the stuff I had of his was top notch. And fit with in tolerances that I expeceted

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Also if I remember correctly the stock EG Exhaust Manifolds are that they dump very close to the tubes. On Ian's cradle there are two tubes in that area that triangulate the joint.

Small car does an excellent job also, I use their stuff all the time.


Holy cow yeah that cradle is off. Any chance something got bent in transit? I know Ian uses a jig so it shouldn't be that far off. Not sure what happened bud. Sorry your having such issues with it. You have any luck getting ahold of him about it?

Posted by: flmont Jan 12 2018, 09:04 PM

Jrust,...page 12 post # 233 shows me pulling these 2 ears together, with a threaded rod because I installed the cradle ears at the bottom of the tranny ears then I belive U said nope they go on the top of the tranny ears So in doing that everything fit,..

Now I must spread the cradle ears to fit the tranny ears, which I shall be doing this weekend...FM

Posted by: 914forme Jan 12 2018, 10:01 PM

Rent a portapower, and you can push it back into place.

Posted by: JRust Jan 14 2018, 10:12 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ Jan 12 2018, 07:04 PM) *

Jrust,...page 12 post # 233 shows me pulling these 2 ears together, with a threaded rod because I installed the cradle ears at the bottom of the tranny ears then I belive U said nope they go on the top of the tranny ears So in doing that everything fit,..

Now I must spread the cradle ears to fit the tranny ears, which I shall be doing this weekend...FM

Sorry thats what i get for not keeping up on the posts. Sorry bud. Sound like you are getting there though. Wouldn't be a conversion without a few wrong turns. Screwed up plenty of things on my car.. Hell I installed my 944 turbo calipers on my front struts upside down & backwards(right side on left upside down & vice versa). Still worked but Eric at PMB had a good laugh at my expense on that one rolleyes.gif . Sometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves happy11.gif

Posted by: hockeymutt Jan 15 2018, 05:59 PM

Been following this build, small car makes header that should work for your set up and I would def ditch the 901. I was on the fence like you were. But after all the research it just seems like the most practical trans for the job.

Posted by: flmont Jan 30 2018, 10:05 AM

How do you pull the connectors on this ECU Attached Image Thanks Frank

Posted by: 76-914 Jan 30 2018, 10:14 AM

Those yellow tabs or tangs are pushed down then carefully twist a wide blade screwdriver between the plug and its receptacle to separate the molex plug from the ECU. The fit is tighter than socks on a rooster, especially after several years of sitting. beerchug.gif

Posted by: flmont Jan 30 2018, 03:14 PM

it sure is,..thats why I had to ask,. I cant afford to break any plastic connectors !!! Thanks FM

Posted by: flmont Jan 30 2018, 05:37 PM

I think I'am going to run my harness from Passenger side ( under seat or on the back wall ) and drill so it comes out right on top of the engine shelf ,and below the battery tray all my main connectors are on that side anyway,..???


Posted by: flmont Feb 3 2018, 06:24 PM

Ok,..Iam considering 2 places to mount the ECU and harness, 1. near the engine bay fuse panel and then run the harness where the trunk torsion bars go which iam sure there could be a moisture issue Attached Image

and the second place is behind back pad or even under the seat passenger seat.Attached Image which is a possible overheating issue I would run the harness alond the top of the engine shelf just below battery tray ??

Posted by: 76-914 Feb 3 2018, 07:28 PM

Definitely inside, Under the seat sounds good.

Posted by: 76-914 Feb 3 2018, 07:28 PM

Definitely inside, Under the seat sounds good.

Posted by: mepstein Feb 3 2018, 07:33 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ Jan 30 2018, 06:37 PM) *

I think I'am going to run my harness from Passenger side ( under seat or on the back wall ) and drill so it comes out right on top of the engine shelf ,and below the battery tray all my main connectors are on that side anyway,..???

If you are going to go under the seat. You might want to use the dimple in the firewall, right in back of the seat, near the floor. It will exit into the engine bay, under the engine shelf. Then you can always make a hole in the engine shelf for wires that need to go on top. Whatever works best for you. beerchug.gif

Posted by: flmont Feb 3 2018, 08:48 PM

Yea,..dry is always best when it comes to electronic's,..should I wire a small computer type fan for cooling.

Posted by: 76-914 Feb 3 2018, 09:05 PM

No. It's good. In the donor car mine was between the carpet and the floorboard. Couldn't have been cool there!

Posted by: flmont Feb 11 2018, 09:50 PM

I hope I fixed the last of my NLA,parts would anyone know if this repair would still work I used 1/8 " copper tubing set with JB weld good to 550 deg F. its for a under the intake solenoid Attached Image

Posted by: flmont Mar 3 2018, 05:16 PM

Iam not sure what the black pipe thats circled in blue,is for,?? also any issue with using the engines fuel regulator,ChrisH 's build he was going to use a aftermarket regulator,But I didnt know why,..??? Attached Image Thanks Frank

Posted by: jimkelly Mar 3 2018, 05:54 PM

egr related?




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Posted by: Chris H. Mar 3 2018, 07:15 PM

You can use the stock regulator. The SVX guys recommended an aftermarket adjustable one to raise the pressure a bit (to 42 lbs) in order to keep the engine from stalling when the clutch is depressed (all SVX's were automatic) since there is no "load" on it when the clutch is engaged. I tried a couple of aftermarket ones but they leaked, then I quickly went back to stock. Turns out I didn't really need it.

The black pipe is part of the crankcase ventilation system. The top hose connects to the PCV valve on the underside of the intake manifold, you need another one on the bottom pipe end to connect to your air intake (the black plastic snorkel thing that brings air in and attaches to the throttle body). Since you flipped the intake you will probably have to get at least one straight hose and run it up from the crankcase vent to the air intake.

Posted by: flmont Mar 4 2018, 12:12 PM

Oh Thank You,.. all that I now need to do is install intake,hook up wires and fuel, and gauges

Posted by: flmont Mar 4 2018, 12:19 PM

Thanks jim,..yea, I still need to cancel EGR related connections,plug them Etc

Posted by: flmont Mar 4 2018, 12:59 PM

Oh,...Chris...How did u finally set-up your Altenator system..??? Thanks

Posted by: Chris H. Mar 6 2018, 07:04 AM

The alternator is in the spot where the A/C compressor used to be. I used a Miata drive belt if I recall correctly. I'll check the size when I get a chance.

Posted by: 914forme Mar 6 2018, 07:19 AM

Several ways to do the alternator. Easy if you do not want A/C is to put the alternator over there. It can also go where the power steering pump is. That requires a bit of fabrication. It can be as nice or as crude as you want. Nothing wrong with crude if it is of sound design.

It can also be mounted in its stock location and you just have to build spacers for the manifold. I would do this in the center section as your dealing with round ports. And it only really has air to move at that point. Fuel injectors are down in the lower section. And I would keep them there to keep them close to the intake valves. Gas does not like to stay in small droplets for very long. Of course velocity and other factors will help keep it suspended, but all the same, it will want to go back and form larger droplets. It also likes to cling to surfaces.

Enjoy the process Chris is the guy that took my ideas and made the reality beyond the mockup stage.

Posted by: flmont Mar 7 2018, 11:38 AM

Hi Chris,..Iam trying to figure out where you used the turnbuckle to help secure the Alternator Attached Image thanks

Posted by: flmont Mar 20 2018, 10:38 PM

what would be a good source for a strong axel set-up,.I want to start sizing those up soon as I can,..?? Thanks !! Frank

Posted by: Chris H. Mar 21 2018, 07:29 AM

Frank,

Sorry I did not see your post. I attached the turn buckle to the REAR bolt hole (in the picture below I circled the front one). I enlarged the hole a bit so that I could push a 12mm bolt through it. It is threaded I believe. Then I attached it to a bolt on the intake manifold. You will find one that lines up pretty well.

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Posted by: 914forme Mar 21 2018, 12:30 PM

QUOTE(flmont @ Mar 21 2018, 12:38 AM) *

what would be a good source for a strong axel set-up,.I want to start sizing those up soon as I can,..?? Thanks !! Frank


What inside and outside flanges are you using, that will determine the route you go.

Posted by: flmont Mar 21 2018, 03:30 PM

All 901 flanges I guess,..I need beefy axels,..for my beloved 3.3

Posted by: flmont Mar 21 2018, 06:07 PM

Ahh Sweet,..Chris Thank You !!

Posted by: 914forme Mar 23 2018, 08:26 PM

Not much you can do here with stock parts. You might be able to find a modified VW T-1 CV with chromemoly Cages and other "mods"

The http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=59486 is probably the easiest solution.

Next set up is 108mm, this gets you into the 930 CV joints and if you make enough HP to break one of the modified units, well then you're making serious HP and or torque.

The easiest way to the latter is flange adapters. And order new CVs and have the axles made up. You might be able to get the proper length in pre-made lengths.

Posted by: flmont Mar 29 2018, 07:54 PM

Are there any venders that I can order the parts from,..?? I know Renegade Hbyd's has a set for 600.00 but U have to order and wait 6 weeks..

Posted by: 914forme Mar 29 2018, 08:05 PM

http://www.patrickmotorsports.com/part/rear-axle-joint-flange-adapter-set-porsche-901-914-transmission/

CVs can come from all sorts of places.

Posted by: 76-914 Mar 29 2018, 08:07 PM

Cut your 901 axels to length then send them to Dutchman Axel. They can cut the 29 tooth broach for the Subaru end. Not many people offer this service because the 29 tooth broach is an oddball size. Deutchman Axel 503-257-6604. beerchug.gif

Posted by: 914forme Mar 29 2018, 08:14 PM

Also, a set of 3 flanges in the Pelican 911 Used parts forums 3 of them for $150

Finding the outside adapters or stub axles might want to check with Bruce, or post a WTB AD

Posted by: 914forme Mar 29 2018, 08:16 PM

QUOTE(76-914 @ Mar 29 2018, 10:07 PM) *

Cut your 901 axels to length then send them to Dutchman Axel. They can cut the 29 tooth broach for the Subaru end. Not many people offer this service because the 29 tooth broach is an oddball size. Deutchman Axel 503-257-6604. beerchug.gif


Kent he is using a 901 trans, be so much easier if it was an MT5. Just do a custom axle, or Subaru Gears flanges, etc....

Posted by: mepstein Mar 29 2018, 08:19 PM

sway away might have the axles in stock.

Posted by: 76-914 Mar 29 2018, 08:38 PM

QUOTE(914forme @ Mar 29 2018, 07:16 PM) *

QUOTE(76-914 @ Mar 29 2018, 10:07 PM) *

Cut your 901 axels to length then send them to Dutchman Axel. They can cut the 29 tooth broach for the Subaru end. Not many people offer this service because the 29 tooth broach is an oddball size. Deutchman Axel 503-257-6604. beerchug.gif


Kent he is using a 901 trans, be so much easier if it was an MT5. Just do a custom axle, or Subaru Gears flanges, etc....

Oh duh! Missed that. Quickly, someone talk him out of that. av-943.gif

Posted by: Chris H. Mar 29 2018, 10:46 PM

A lot of people have done fine with stock 914 axles and CVs @ 230 hp. It's the CVs you have to worry about. Mine were original equipment so the CV cages broke quickly. I would buy new CVs if you stick with stock. Renegade Hybrids has a full setup with adapters and axles with larger CVs. Looks like it's $699. Similar to the Patrick Motorsports setup but it comes with the axles and CVs.

http://renegadehybrids.com/914/SBC/Pictures/Pic04.jpg


Posted by: flmont Mar 30 2018, 10:47 AM

Oh,..Ok..thats very helpful Thanks to all,..!! Iam sure I will go Subaru trans eventually for now I just want it on the ground and moving,.

Posted by: 914forme Mar 30 2018, 10:57 AM

Kent, we have tried so many times we have tried.

I get it though. But the swap now is so well documented it is hard to pass up.

For cost comparison:
Hangers for the rear, get a local welding shop to build a set, around here that might be $75.

Trans, from a U-Pull yard it is $100 off Ebay it is $400 and up

Cable shifter, build your own - welding might be required. $110 most of that is good quality push and pull cables. For a built setup, your looking at $400-$600

Hydraulic clutch ~$100 in parts.

Spool to convert to 2 wheel drive free - welding again, to $200

Back Cover Free - $200

Set of resplined access to run the inner Subaru CV and the stock 914 outer. $200

That is between $885 and $2285 this does not include the extras if you decided to start doing the build to handle 400+ HP. Things like LSD and not the drug, 930 CV joints, bigger badder axles, and then other items from the Subaru Gears catalog of drooley.gif bits. I don't want to add up that number. unsure.gif


the 901
Adapter from the engine to trans $$$?
Flywheel ???
clutch ???

All adds up to ???

Run stock CVs you may pop them now and again.

The pros to the 901 costs, he has it, it is free until you start spilling the guts, which makes for a poor unusable 901.

The Pros to the MT5, enjoyment, lack of destruction, and well the proper gearing for the engine.

The cons for the 901, poor gear spacing unless you custom gear it. That adds up quickly wacko.gif in cost. I have one sitting in the shop right now if you wish to discuss the costs of such work. It has about 4K worth of parts without labor to get it set up. And the shifting, oh the shifting to fix that you can have several grand unsure.gif in parts from Tangerine Racing, and JWest engineering. And it still will not be as good as the cobbled together cable shifter and a transmission that is 20+ years of evolution.

Oh man the cost of a built 901 setup is in the $6000 range, headbang.gif why did I add that up headbang.gif

The Cons of the MTS, you need someone with a welder to build the trans hangers or find a set of Ian's since your using his cradle. Having to get the axles splined. Ian used to sell these also. Only real con I see to the MT5 is perceived initial cost and the conversion to a hydraulic clutch. Both are pretty much just a hurdle to get you to 914 conversion paradise.

Ultimately like everything else it is his choice.

Now, look at it this way.
Since I have both of these transmissions sitting in the shop.
Ultimateish 901 vs the Nice MT5
901 has custom gearing a 904 main shaft, an Al Intermediate plate, custom gears all the way out to an H 5 gear set, and a Quaiffe TB LSD in it. I would have preferred a Guard, should have never sold that one. headbang.gif With the Jwest bits, the Tangerine Bits, and still had to do milling for the 914-6 hand throttle. I am looking at over $6K invested in making a 914-6 go. BTW I will be changing out the gearing to make it match better the 914-6 needs. That H 5th and Z 4th are a bit tall for the 914-6. This trans was built originally for a WRX build. Still htings that could be done to make this 901 even better.

The MT5 again my build I have Oh I do not want to know, let's say 6K in it. lol-2.gif It might be more it might be less. F'it for the comparison you need to know. Subaru Gears Parts, MT5 from a Legacy GT 3.?? confused24.gif Ring and pinion. An OBX Limited slip, modified with better bolts and washers and completely blueprinted. the Shifter setup, and still need to purchase the push-pull cables. It is popcorn[1].gif $2800 huh.gif Wow that is not as bad as I thought. confused24.gif poke.gif F' that crap go MT5! confused24.gif For that number, I went with what is purchasable. So I substituted the OBX for the Subaru Gears TB LSD. I also added the Subaru Gears oil Site glass I forgot about in the above specs. That is presuming you can find an MT5 for $400, but now easy to change the number for comparison. Without the LSD you drop to $1900! Most people would never use the LSD 99.9% of the time. I do not drive like most people happy11.gif

So my plan would be sell your 901 bits and conversion pieces and go MT5.




Posted by: 76-914 Mar 30 2018, 03:15 PM

Stephan, spring for the brass shifter bushings. You won't regret it. The engineer in you will appreciate the close tolerances. I replaced the new plastic ones on the V8 car with these and it made a big difference. https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/0976/POR_0976_TSHIFT_pg2.htm#item4
Hi-Jack over. happy11.gif

Posted by: flmont Apr 1 2018, 02:22 PM

LOL,..914forme,..Its not all lost,..I bought the whole set-up for the 914 with the 901 trans,..adapter plate and the 3.3 engine with complete clutch set-up...Etc..this is the quickest way for me and Its still taken over a year to get this far,..!!!

Posted by: flmont Apr 1 2018, 02:33 PM

So trying to install this combo gauge to my 3.3 ECU,..But Iam not sure what the Fan symbol means in the gauge,.???


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Posted by: theer Apr 1 2018, 04:54 PM

Isn’t it obvious... turbo afterburner!

Posted by: 914forme Apr 1 2018, 05:10 PM

924 / 944 combo gauge, nice.

it is a hamster wheel to let you know when they die.

Posted by: 914forme Apr 1 2018, 05:15 PM

In reality I do believe it is the brake warning light?

Posted by: flmont Apr 1 2018, 06:41 PM

makes sense,..car's a little to heavy for Hamster power..and that wheel is not big enough !!! Lol Thanks

Posted by: Chris H. Apr 2 2018, 09:07 AM

QUOTE(914forme @ Apr 1 2018, 06:15 PM) *

In reality I do believe it is the brake warning light?


Correct sir.

Posted by: flmont Apr 2 2018, 04:46 PM

Great,.. I shall carry on with the wiring,..Whats the worst that can happen burn up my ECU if I wire something wrong, correct.

Posted by: 914forme Apr 2 2018, 07:02 PM

Yes, that is the worst thing that can happen. Used to tell the electronic students that we will teach them how to put the smoke back into the fried components next year. lol-2.gif

Posted by: 914forme Apr 2 2018, 07:03 PM

And somewhere I have the wiring diagram for the 3.3 ECU, Chris might have one also I'll PM you if I find it.

Posted by: mepstein Apr 3 2018, 05:55 AM

I have a wire diagram and the smallcar conversion instructions. PM me with your email if you want them.


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Posted by: 914forme Apr 3 2018, 07:24 AM

agree.gif Yep that is the one I have somewhere confused24.gif

If you purchase the info from Small Car it comes with labels Easy enough to recreate.

Posted by: mepstein Apr 3 2018, 07:39 AM

I have the smallcar diagram but it’s too big to post.

Posted by: Dr Evil Apr 3 2018, 01:36 PM

QUOTE(914forme @ Mar 30 2018, 12:57 PM) *

Kent, we have tried so many times we have tried.

I get it though. But the swap now is so well documented it is hard to pass up.

For cost comparison:
Hangers for the rear, get a local welding shop to build a set, around here that might be $75.

Trans, from a U-Pull yard it is $100 off Ebay it is $400 and up

Cable shifter, build your own - welding might be required. $110 most of that is good quality push and pull cables. For a built setup, your looking at $400-$600

Hydraulic clutch ~$100 in parts.

Spool to convert to 2 wheel drive free - welding again, to $200

Back Cover Free - $200

Set of resplined access to run the inner Subaru CV and the stock 914 outer. $200

That is between $885 and $2285 this does not include the extras if you decided to start doing the build to handle 400+ HP. Things like LSD and not the drug, 930 CV joints, bigger badder axles, and then other items from the Subaru Gears catalog of drooley.gif bits. I don't want to add up that number. unsure.gif


the 901
Adapter from the engine to trans $$$?
Flywheel ???
clutch ???

All adds up to ???

Run stock CVs you may pop them now and again.

The pros to the 901 costs, he has it, it is free until you start spilling the guts, which makes for a poor unusable 901.

The Pros to the MT5, enjoyment, lack of destruction, and well the proper gearing for the engine.

The cons for the 901, poor gear spacing unless you custom gear it. That adds up quickly wacko.gif in cost. I have one sitting in the shop right now if you wish to discuss the costs of such work. It has about 4K worth of parts without labor to get it set up. And the shifting, oh the shifting to fix that you can have several grand unsure.gif in parts from Tangerine Racing, and JWest engineering. And it still will not be as good as the cobbled together cable shifter and a transmission that is 20+ years of evolution.

Oh man the cost of a built 901 setup is in the $6000 range, headbang.gif why did I add that up headbang.gif

The Cons of the MTS, you need someone with a welder to build the trans hangers or find a set of Ian's since your using his cradle. Having to get the axles splined. Ian used to sell these also. Only real con I see to the MT5 is perceived initial cost and the conversion to a hydraulic clutch. Both are pretty much just a hurdle to get you to 914 conversion paradise.

Ultimately like everything else it is his choice.

Now, look at it this way.
Since I have both of these transmissions sitting in the shop.
Ultimateish 901 vs the Nice MT5
901 has custom gearing a 904 main shaft, an Al Intermediate plate, custom gears all the way out to an H 5 gear set, and a Quaiffe TB LSD in it. I would have preferred a Guard, should have never sold that one. headbang.gif With the Jwest bits, the Tangerine Bits, and still had to do milling for the 914-6 hand throttle. I am looking at over $6K invested in making a 914-6 go. BTW I will be changing out the gearing to make it match better the 914-6 needs. That H 5th and Z 4th are a bit tall for the 914-6. This trans was built originally for a WRX build. Still htings that could be done to make this 901 even better.

The MT5 again my build I have Oh I do not want to know, let's say 6K in it. lol-2.gif It might be more it might be less. F'it for the comparison you need to know. Subaru Gears Parts, MT5 from a Legacy GT 3.?? confused24.gif Ring and pinion. An OBX Limited slip, modified with better bolts and washers and completely blueprinted. the Shifter setup, and still need to purchase the push-pull cables. It is popcorn[1].gif $2800 huh.gif Wow that is not as bad as I thought. confused24.gif poke.gif F' that crap go MT5! confused24.gif For that number, I went with what is purchasable. So I substituted the OBX for the Subaru Gears TB LSD. I also added the Subaru Gears oil Site glass I forgot about in the above specs. That is presuming you can find an MT5 for $400, but now easy to change the number for comparison. Without the LSD you drop to $1900! Most people would never use the LSD 99.9% of the time. I do not drive like most people happy11.gif

So my plan would be sell your 901 bits and conversion pieces and go MT5.

Finally, something in this cool thread that I can comment on. If you do continue down the 901 route, please, please, please let me help. That $6k price is for lots of goodies I bet you don't need. The CVs, as mentioned, will be a big weak point. The V8 guys break them often enough with the 901. Gearing can be $$$ or not, depending on which gears. You may have the difference of one tooth between say a S and a T gear, and an S is way less expensive and more common than a T ( I haven't actually seen a T, I know they exist). A 904 shaft adds money, as does the gear on it. There may be alternatives in using an F or GA, different R/P. Lots of options and it will depend on what you want in the end. Now, when you want to go to 300HP and the best possible combo, I cannot argue that the M5 is way better and completely suited. For the 901, check on adapters as that is your main cost "just to get it running" and then you can figure out your gears from how you love/hate the stock gears. Saves money, and is like a science experiment. I have some parts I can donate to the cause smile.gif

Posted by: flmont Apr 3 2018, 06:13 PM

WOW,..that is a lot of info,..I will go MT5 somday,.but as I have said,..Iam trying to get it off the jack stands and driving before summer hits Tucson,.I don't work on cars outside once it starts hitting 100 plus,..and that day is coming on fast !!!

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