EJ20 Aussie Bay

Discussion in 'Modified Shizzle' started by Baysearcher, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Mines not maybe it's the gearing.
     
  2. It's the only thing that puts me off and it's not a big deal for most. My Type-4, as said earlier, is a reaction to the characteristics of my first effort rather than a subaru. I expect the subaru has plenty of power further down the revs for tootling about, but when there is more at higher revs it's a bit hard to resist knocking it down a gear or two isn't it? Yours certainly goes like the clappers when you boot it, faster than mine I would think... but I still prefer mine, not sure why. :)
     
  3. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    That's how scooby engines are. They red line at about 7000 rpm.
     
  4. Not disputing that fella, just saying mine has a good torquey power band from very low revs in 3rd which powers through to high revs. Feels like my old vr6 although not as powerful :)
     
  5. For £5k that couldn't have been a std rebuild...?
     
  6. No it wasn't a standard rebuild, it was for a higher than standard spec but not too much.
     
  7. Mine was about £3k starting from scratch inc powder coating stuff.
     
  8. Wasn't that mates rates :)
     
  9. It was "No idea how much to charge you" rates adjusted a wodge upwards by me.
     
  10. Well you lucked out then. :)
     
  11. Dunno really - I lucked out with a 2L engine for £500 that made a good base and provided tinware etc.
    £1200 of parts. :thinking: I better adjust up to £3500. Still, not bad in this day and age.
     
  12. Yep good price I would suggest. My quote was for engine rebuild/upgrade and fit it in the bus. As I had nothing type 4, I would of had to buy an engine, tin ware, carbs, exhaust etc. Hence why I chose scooby as that was £5250 all in.
     
  13. Yes and of course I did all the powder coating, parts sourcing, building up and fitting and it was a lot of work.
     
  14. Wish I'd known my engine was shagged. I spent a small fortune getting it tarted up to find out engine was shagged when I got it back. Engine bay painted and then a rebuilt engine has cost me a lot more that the £5,250 you paid and your now laughing.

    Should have just cut me losses and gone down this route.
     
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  15. I had a lot of bad luck with my "recon" gearbox though, that cost me a packet but all is good now. I could of probably bought a rancho with what that cost me to fix twice lol. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
     
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  16. So it is - 1955cc T1, 2025cc T1, 2413 T4.
     
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  17. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    What's up with yours @Razzyh, I thought it had recently been sorted?
     
  18. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    The earlier engines (with the finned rocker covers) are more torquey.

    Wheels size and gearing does come in to it - but by their nature, 16 valve heads tend to need revving more.
     
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  19. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    i missed that too, i thought paul had worked on it.
     
  20. What I mean is if I had known it was shagged originally. I'd have just scooby'd it. I spent quite a bit sorting leaks and getting tinware powder coated so thought I might as well carry on spending money and get engine rebuilt. It's at that point I should have cut me losses and gone scooby.
     

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