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post Jan 12 2018, 10:19 PM
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QUOTE(914forme @ Jan 11 2018, 07:26 AM) *

The MT5 cases changed some say the latter ones are stronger than the earlier ones. My feeling is they are cheaper than a 901, and stronger. Your making them 2 wheel drive, so less stress on the trans.


I had that thought too, but then I realized that on a stock 2.5 NA (say 160 HP) the center diff sends 55% of power to the rear wheels and 45% to the fronts, so ~ 75 hp to the front diff.

When we lock the tranny into FWD we are sending 100% of power to the front diff, so in my case (EZ30), close to triple the power the transmission was designed for. That said, no problems so far (10k miles + of fairly abusive driving)... so it can't be that bad!

QUOTE(Rotary'14 @ Jan 12 2018, 06:30 AM) *

Actually that's a VW VR6 corrado? radiator. It also does great in stop and go for a rotary which runs hotter than normal piston motors (I bet it can handle a non turbo subie 4 cylinder). The car does run a bit hot on hot days,, but I think this can be resolved with better ducting from underneath as there is none right now. As far as engine access,, I have no problems changing my spark plugs,, and changing belts is still easier than on a type IV.
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How hot is a bit hot? I still hit ~210 in my EZ30 with a front mount rad on 95deg + days here in Denver. I too am sorely tempted by an engine-bay mounted radiator. Less/no cutting, much shorter coolant lines, no ground clearance issues, less weight (less coolant to fill the lines). There is a lot to like if it works!

How many miles have you put on it?
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post Jan 12 2018, 11:15 PM
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Picked up a 5mt. found a very knowledge fabricator and is going to help make cradles using my car as a mock up. Ill keep everyone posted. Looks like it will be a coldwater/ renegade style front and were going to figure out something for the trans. We're also looking into a cable shift step up. Hopefully will have something done in the next few weeks.
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post Jan 13 2018, 09:02 AM
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QUOTE(hockeymutt @ Jan 12 2018, 10:15 PM) *

Picked up a 5mt. found a very knowledge fabricator and is going to help make cradles using my car as a mock up. Ill keep everyone posted. Looks like it will be a coldwater/ renegade style front and were going to figure out something for the trans. We're also looking into a cable shift step up. Hopefully will have something done in the next few weeks.

This is exciting news!

In my opinion, A well designed cradle would re-use the soft rubber mounts that the Subaru uses for the engine and transmission, and then would hard-mount to the pickups on the body.

In the current coldwater setup, he engine soft-mounts to the cradle, but the transmission mounts hard-mount to the cradle, which im sure sets up some bad vibration/fatigue issues.

Also, using an engine mount that only picks up at the front stock mount points will have a hug cantilevered mass which will be a lot of stress on those forward mounts. I'm almost certain that the engine mount needs to to support the entire engine/transmission assembly as a single unit.
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post Jan 13 2018, 05:36 PM
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anyone have any experience with these classic bucket replicas?
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QUOTE(rnellums @ Jan 13 2018, 07:02 AM) *

QUOTE(hockeymutt @ Jan 12 2018, 10:15 PM) *

Picked up a 5mt. found a very knowledge fabricator and is going to help make cradles using my car as a mock up. Ill keep everyone posted. Looks like it will be a coldwater/ renegade style front and were going to figure out something for the trans. We're also looking into a cable shift step up. Hopefully will have something done in the next few weeks.

This is exciting news!

In my opinion, A well designed cradle would re-use the soft rubber mounts that the Subaru uses for the engine and transmission, and then would hard-mount to the pickups on the body.

In the current coldwater setup, he engine soft-mounts to the cradle, but the transmission mounts hard-mount to the cradle, which im sure sets up some bad vibration/fatigue issues.

Also, using an engine mount that only picks up at the front stock mount points will have a hug cantilevered mass which will be a lot of stress on those forward mounts. I'm almost certain that the engine mount needs to to support the entire engine/transmission assembly as a single unit.



thats what i was thinking. Going to see about getting him to do something similar to DBcoppers set up, using the subaru stock trans brace. the only issue i can see for my situation is using subaru rubber on the frame is space. Im running a wrx motor and with the stock down pipe its tight.
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QUOTE(hockeymutt @ Jan 13 2018, 04:57 PM) *

thats what i was thinking. Going to see about getting him to do something similar to DBcoppers set up, using the subaru stock trans brace. the only issue i can see for my situation is using subaru rubber on the frame is space. Im running a wrx motor and with the stock down pipe its tight.

See, thats your first mistake... everyone knows the EZ H-6's are the only way to go (IMG:style_emoticons/default/w00t.gif)
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QUOTE(rnellums @ Jan 13 2018, 07:58 PM) *

QUOTE(hockeymutt @ Jan 13 2018, 04:57 PM) *

thats what i was thinking. Going to see about getting him to do something similar to DBcoppers set up, using the subaru stock trans brace. the only issue i can see for my situation is using subaru rubber on the frame is space. Im running a wrx motor and with the stock down pipe its tight.

See, thats your first mistake... everyone knows the EZ H-6's are the only way to go (IMG:style_emoticons/default/w00t.gif)



Hahah once you have a turbo car you never want to go back! Twin turbos 6's have been my favorite so far.
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QUOTE(hockeymutt @ Jan 13 2018, 09:10 PM) *

Hahah once you have a turbo car you never want to go back! Twin turbos 6's have been my favorite so far.

I don't know... I have a 2.0 WRX and definitely still prefer the EZ 914. I need to find someone with a turbocharged conversion so I can directly compare the two!
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post Jan 14 2018, 03:21 PM
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QUOTE(rnellums @ Jan 13 2018, 08:20 PM) *

QUOTE(hockeymutt @ Jan 13 2018, 09:10 PM) *

Hahah once you have a turbo car you never want to go back! Twin turbos 6's have been my favorite so far.

I don't know... I have a 2.0 WRX and definitely still prefer the EZ 914. I need to find someone with a turbocharged conversion so I can directly compare the two!

I should have mine ready for Route 66 this year. Although that is coming quick. LOL! I need to get off my ass
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QUOTE(JRust @ Jan 14 2018, 02:21 PM) *

I should have mine ready for Route 66 this year. Although that is coming quick. LOL! I need to get off my ass

Perfect! (provided I can make it) pretty busy summer coming up! Worst case RRC?
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So starting to get back into this as its been warming up by me and starting to get all the pieces together.

think I've found 930 axles stubs for <$100? heres what I've found

http://www.racereadyproducts.com/transmiss...ission-flanges/

https://www.kustom1warehouse.net/Irs_cv_joi...riveflanges.htm

https://www.appletreeauto.com/TYPE-1-TO-930...ANGES-AC525105/

https://vwparts.aircooled.net/CV-Joint-Conv...p/16-2299-0.htm

also found these guys that will make any flange

http://www.driveshaftsuperstore.com/Drive_...tom_flanges.htm

I'm still looking at dutchman, but trying to figure something that can be pulled off the shelf if need be.

shifter: mr2 with zero decibel.
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