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TonyAKAVW
post Aug 22 2007, 07:14 PM
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Since I re-did the cooling system I ended up capping off the top nipple. Otherwise it wouldn't hold pressure...

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post Sep 9 2007, 12:19 PM
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hi tony i have been reading your thread with a lot of interest i want to do a suby conversion on my 73 2.0 liter i already have the engine a 2.5 from a low miles 04 imprezza i would like to know how your car drive can you drive it evererday more like a modern car . iam concern you mention that next time you would go with the motor and the transmission do you have driveability problem with the stock trans also i was a bit disapointed with the fact that you moved the rad in the front maybe i wont have the temperature problem here in canada the wheater is colder a lot of vanagon run suby engine with the rad on the back bumper without problem. keep on the good work and the post comming
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post Sep 9 2007, 01:59 PM
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Only problem I can see with hood vents on the top is you lose front trunk space. I don't know about you guys, but I like having some front trunk space. I guess there's always the option of fabbing up something that blows out the sides of the hood behind the headlights... At least then you can keep some front trunk space.
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post Sep 9 2007, 02:14 PM
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I drive my 914 every day. In the full year that I have had the conversin done, only recently did I have a problem. When I did the engine installation I had neglected to replace a missing connector housing for the crankshaft position sensor. Eventually the sockets loosened up and I had ignitino problems. Since I replaced the housing it has run perfectly. So yes, this car is super reliable, much more so than with the stock (albeit unmaintained) engine.

Keeping the radiator in the engine bay is possible, and others have done it. Maybe I just needed a better radiator, or some minor tweaks.

The onyl reason I would go with a Subaru transmission is that the gearing is probably a little better, and its a heck of a lot cheaper to replace/rebuild than a 901 transmission.

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On the reliability note... If you follow proper maintenance on a Type 4 and don't flog it like a red-headed stepchild, it will last quite a while.

Now, if you want reliability, go-fast fun and to shave a few pounds... Subie or Turbo-Subie is one of the best ways to go (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Sep 14 2007, 07:20 PM
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QUOTE(Brando @ Sep 9 2007, 12:20 PM) *

On the reliability note... If you follow proper maintenance on a Type 4 and don't flog it like a red-headed stepchild, it will last quite a while.

Now, if you want reliability, go-fast fun and to shave a few pounds... Subie or Turbo-Subie is one of the best ways to go (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

hi guys thanks for the reply tony you convince me i start collecting parts for the conversion i will keep you post on the progress martin
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QUOTE(Crazyhippy @ May 1 2007, 12:30 AM) *

I did a break down of my costs HERE!!!

NA is Naturally Asperated or non-turbo in the sooby world. As far as time, i could do another one in 2 weeks pretty easy. This one took just under 6weeks. Mostly relaxing evenings.

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If using renegades kit, how much additional fabrication did it take? Did you use the Suby trans and how did you solve the axle/cv problem?

I'm interested in using the stock ECU, a cat, an a 2.5l WRX motor with uses the DBW throttle vice a throttle cable. Do you see problems with that?
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http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=40733

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QUOTE(Crazyhippy @ May 1 2007, 12:30 AM) *

I did a break down of my costs HERE!!!

NA is Naturally Asperated or non-turbo in the sooby world. As far as time, i could do another one in 2 weeks pretty easy. This one took just under 6weeks. Mostly relaxing evenings.

BJH


If using renegades kit, how much additional fabrication did it take? Did you use the Suby trans and how did you solve the axle/cv problem?

I'm interested in using the stock ECU, a cat, an a 2.5l WRX motor with uses the DBW throttle vice a throttle cable. Do you see problems with that?

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QUOTE(toon1 @ Jun 11 2007, 03:12 PM) *

It looks like everyone is routing the air out of the fender wells. Is there a reason not to vent it out of the bottom of the trunk, under the car?



It would seem to me that dumping that air to the fender wells would have the added benefit of cooling the front brakes.

I realize the air coming out of the radiator is warmer than the ambient air, but is it cool enough to cool brakes?
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QUOTE(TonyAKAVW @ Sep 9 2007, 01:14 PM) *

I drive my 914 every day. In the full year that I have had the conversin done, only recently did I have a problem. When I did the engine installation I had neglected to replace a missing connector housing for the crankshaft position sensor. Eventually the sockets loosened up and I had ignitino problems. Since I replaced the housing it has run perfectly. So yes, this car is super reliable, much more so than with the stock (albeit unmaintained) engine.

Keeping the radiator in the engine bay is possible, and others have done it. Maybe I just needed a better radiator, or some minor tweaks.

The onyl reason I would go with a Subaru transmission is that the gearing is probably a little better, and its a heck of a lot cheaper to replace/rebuild than a 901 transmission.

Tony


Tony,

Wat sup? did those lenses get finished? No hurry, they are sooo down on my list... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)
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post Dec 17 2008, 11:35 AM
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Well, there is some news to report. I think my starter motor finally gave up the ghost today. I had been using a normal old 914 starter for my motor and it has always had a hard time starting. The EJ25 has a 10:1 compression ratio to it takes a fair amount of torque to turn it over compared to the stock 1.7 motor. SO this weekend it looks like I'll be underneath the car for the first time in quite a while. I'm probably going to put in a high torque geared starter this time.

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post Dec 17 2008, 12:25 PM
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Tony, my EG33 engine conversion, out of an SVX, is also 10:1 compression and I've found the high-torque starters to be necessarry. The $115 Evilbay ones work fine, just don't last very long. I had to shim my Evilbay ones, but some have reported they haven't needed to. Quality control? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
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post Apr 3 2009, 05:46 PM
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I finally got exhaust pipes installed! Until now, exhaust had been exiting underneath the trunk. Now it exits near the license plate. I haven't seen an exhaut like this on a 914. It almost remind me of the exhaust on a VW bug!

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post Apr 5 2009, 08:37 PM
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NICE!

I think it's great that you have followed this through from begining to end (never finished)

I looked acouple of times through the posts, I have not seen a current sound bite (U tube) to hear the exhaust with mufflers. What kind of mufflers did you go with.

a sound bite of inside the car driving around, top on and off would be great.

I have accumulated all parts during winter and I am now ready to do my 04' 2.5L Subi swap into a 74' 914 with side shifter trans.

Thanks

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I will definitely do some videos shortly! The mufflers are whatever generic thing the muffler shop had, probably some kind of flowmaster or equivalent.

Good luck with your conversion!
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post Feb 18 2010, 04:14 PM
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Hey Tony!!! I just got my car started last weekend!

Anyways, I just wanted to see how your car was doing, and if you had changed anything or had any problems. Also thought I would bump your thread up to the top in case there is anyone who hasn't read your insanely in-depth project thread. Let us know how she is running.

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QUOTE(TonyAKAVW @ Dec 17 2008, 09:35 AM) *

Well, there is some news to report. I think my starter motor finally gave up the ghost today. I had been using a normal old 914 starter for my motor and it has always had a hard time starting. The EJ25 has a 10:1 compression ratio to it takes a fair amount of torque to turn it over compared to the stock 1.7 motor. SO this weekend it looks like I'll be underneath the car for the first time in quite a while. I'm probably going to put in a high torque geared starter this time.

-Tony



Tony,

What did you end up using for the starter? You left us hanging. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Hope it's running well.

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QUOTE(TonyAKAVW @ Apr 5 2009, 08:38 PM) *

I will definitely do some videos shortly! The mufflers are whatever generic thing the muffler shop had, probably some kind of flowmaster or equivalent.

Good luck with your conversion!



have some videos you would like to share?


car looks great.
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QUOTE(hwyix @ Feb 14 2018, 04:03 PM) *

QUOTE(TonyAKAVW @ Apr 5 2009, 08:38 PM) *

I will definitely do some videos shortly! The mufflers are whatever generic thing the muffler shop had, probably some kind of flowmaster or equivalent.

Good luck with your conversion!



have some videos you would like to share?


car looks great.

You did notice the last previous post was 8 years ago right?
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QUOTE(JRust @ Feb 14 2018, 05:15 PM) *

QUOTE(hwyix @ Feb 14 2018, 04:03 PM) *

QUOTE(TonyAKAVW @ Apr 5 2009, 08:38 PM) *

I will definitely do some videos shortly! The mufflers are whatever generic thing the muffler shop had, probably some kind of flowmaster or equivalent.

Good luck with your conversion!



have some videos you would like to share?


car looks great.

You did notice the last previous post was 8 years ago right?

Wasn't this covered in a Sandbox thread?! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif)
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