Discussion in 'Modified Shizzle' started by lowie, May 7, 2019.
I don’t know what you are gloating about grumps you’ve only got half of one
Ha ha ha
So you will grief Subaru engines as a modification, but your sort of modifications are OK?
People should be able to do what they want to their buses
People who have modified their buses are in no position to criticise the modification choices others make!
100% air coooled for me, but no problem with the Subaru crew or any choices anyone else makes
I've always said your bus your rules
With my bus it makes sense for me to Subaru it
Simply because I want more reliably and to be able to travel further without the will it wont
It get there hanging over my head
And with the cost of type 4 engines rising like they are to convert to a Subaru lump makes sense
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I only ever asked a question years ago
About using a second hand engine
And ever since then I was got at
And me being me
I went with it and then the bantering got out of control
I really and truly don’t have any beef
With anyone or their choice of engine
However I think there is still one
Who rattles my cage
That’s too bad
My opinion means jack sht that’s all
But it’s my opinion Ok
Id say your opinion is valid and wanted on most matters.
It just seems hypocritical for a (former) modified bus owner to criticise other peoples modification ideas if it includes a Subaru engine
Fixed that for you.
Well there you go
Thanks so much for that
We can let this run an run
As you wish grumps
you two should get a room to discuss your love/hate of each other/subaru
I dont think there has been a subaru thread where you haven't baited each other!
I'm keeping out of this.
I didn’t think It would be long
Before you turned up Wilf
have you ever thought
So stop bringing it up or wading in with an opinion, and having a pop @Baysearcher every time someone mentions it, be the bigger person and let it go.
Ok cool I won’t mention it again
I like classic vans, but none of these mods are irreversible , given a Scoobied red 9'd van the replacement parts and a welder you could return it to stock in a day so Im not sure what all the tearing the heart out of it stuff is about.
I once got the shell of a van that someone had cut to bits and tried to fit to a complete Porsche chasis engine and suspension, it went into their too difficult basket, got it back together in a couple of days.
The mot changes are easy to interpret. most vans will be MOT exempt as well as tax exempt under the rolling 40 year exemption. However if you have an engine change to say a subaru then the vehicle can be deemed to be "substantially changed" . That really only means that come the time of Taxing ( because you still have to tax at the zero rate ) there is a declaration which you choose to respond to IF you have modified your vehicle .. if you have done so you may have substantially changed it .. in which case you are not entitled to MOT exemption but you still get free tax.
Another thing is there is no need for proof of fitting when notifying the change of engine in a tax exempt vehicle since the proof was simply to keep the DVLA up to speed of the revenue cost for taxable vehicles .. If your into this old stuff you need to keep up to speed on the regs ... Its kinda annoying that folk think because there vans are mot exept that its a licence for them to be complete junk and used on the road , forgetting that they are still subject to construction and use regs which cover more than any MOT ..
That said, im still up for a subaru conversion on my van.. ( I mot mine regardless ) Ive got the whole kit on a pallet at the back of the garage .. had a look at the wire loom the other day .. then put it back in the box lol.. will get around to thinning it out and hooking it up to the engine before I make the leap to the physical swap..
This is my mates Scooby engine done by Fellows... This pulls so hard it's unture, it literally raises the front of the bus if he gives it some..
Raises a lot of eyebrows as he belts down the freeway
So what's the best oil to use?
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You should know better
So what's the best oil to use?
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