Subaru conversion

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by Peakynut, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. I have just had a Subaru put in mine after a 1600 that never let me down but, like Baysearcher says, I was always conscious that it could at any time. Also my kids are going to use/abuse it. Bought the Fellowspeed conversion kit which is pricy but superb quality. It will also be at techenders if you want to do some doughnuts in Eddy's field.
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  2. I would do it if my engine goes bang, if you look at some of the prices people pay for a custom air cooled engine, there's not much in it........ Apart from a modern, awesome reliable engine :)
  3. I've said it before, and I'll say it again.... Modern does not equal reliable... Subaru engines have their flaws too!! Only takes a little bit of googling to see that!! :)

    Also bigger aircooled engines does not equate to more servicing, and more problems.... I did 15k of hard driving on my 2270 type 4, and I pulled it down to see what wear and tear had occurred to the bearings, and they looked brand new!! :)

    I also only broke down once in that time, and that was due to a rubbish facet fuel pump!! o_O
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  4. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    I told you they'd be along soon.....
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  5. :lol:

    I'd still do a scooby conversion if someone asked me to!! :)

    My point was to go into it open eyed, as both routes have their pros and cons :thumbsup:
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  6. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    One has a few more pros than the other though
  7. :thinking:

  8. You're right... I don't have to top mine up with water ;)
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  9. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Funny you should say that because I haven't had to re-fill mine with oil recently!
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  10. kev


    Or fuel every ten miles
  11. If you offered to fit me a scoobie mate I wouldnt argue! Still love me type 4 lump though!
  12. :thinking: I've never had to do that :p

    If it's built properly it won't be dumping it's oil everywhere either ;)
  13. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    I know; the majority aren't built properly though!

    I'm not anti air-cooled by any means, I had mine for 8 years or so. I just love my new one more!
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  14. kev


    Have we had a pole before ( i dont know how to do one)
    Subarue /standard 1600/2000 / souped up etc etc
  15. I had a good chat with the guys at fellows speed shop at the weekend .
    still not for me .but I can see why people do it ,late bay 2 kids and nagging wife
  16. what about v6?
  17. kev


    I dont think theres enough room For.a v6
  18. I'm thinking of going the other way tbh.... my WRX Impreza's a bit cramped, and I'd like to fit a cooker and bed in there for week ends away...any suggestions?
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  19. kev


    Not sure.if the gearbox will fit thou is the engine the wrong way round plus cooling could be a problem

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