Sites/ groups for Scooby conversion ?

Discussion in 'Modified Shizzle' started by volkswombat, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. As above, to read up, get info etc.
    Searched on face arse but didn't really come up with what I thought might be there
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  2. Apart from here of course !
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  8. Are there any other places doing conversions apart from fellows and the one in Aberystwyth?

    Anybody with a Scooby had problems? @Baysearcher @chrisgooner (apart from gearbox) @Sick Boy sounds like yours has been trouble free ?
    Anyone else?
  9. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    The only problem I've had is the starter solenoid sticking, but this is the original VW one.
    The other problem is it only did 34mpg last weekend over a mix of motorway, A roads and country lanes: nightmare!
  10. Mine is a very old conversion from TSR with a few improvements/fixes (lot actually) from the fellows.
    It's been in the van for more than 10 years now and it's still pulling strong (even though I'm just at 31 mpg on average :eek:). Just done a 1800 miles road trip and it didn't miss a beat.
    The fuel pump is the only thing starting to show small signs of weakness.
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  11. davidoft

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    I'm sure I can convert it, only nuts and bolts and a few wires
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    dont think you are far wrong mate. It looks a lot more simple than i thought. Especially the 2.0/2.2 N.A.. I definitely want to do this. There is a hell of a lot of info online once you get looking. All of the FB subaru vw pages are really good and helpful. There are a few cheap suppliers on there. The only real expense i would probably say was worth it would be the Subrugears reverse ring and pinion from what i have heard. Although ive not read and 'understood' how to get the 5 speed trans to the stick conversion.
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  13. Looking at the tsr site, it says £500 for a full diy kit. Would that be without engine ?

    Maybe a silly question but I've no idea how much an engine is !
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  14. Baysearcher

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    At £500 it ain't gonna include an engine.
    If you can be arsed to break a whole car you'd get a free one. You can buy just the engine with ECU and modified loom for £700 ish.
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  15. Might be worth buying a whole car to break at least that way you will know a bit of the engine's history
  16. You won't get much..for £500

    Their cooling system is £450
    Loom £325
    Engine.. £650...
    Adaptor plate, flywheel clutch etc etc..
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  17. Anyone had a complete job done by them?
  18. Baysearcher

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    There's one up there ^^^
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  19. Thanks, rather a long time ago as well. I wonder what they are like nowadays.

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