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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: 1974 VW Bus Hi top W/Subaru EJ25 swap Pics! Reply with quote

I am digging your bus! I'm doing and EJ22 swap into my '74 Riviera. I'm going to do a front mounted radiator as well. What did you use for coolant lines?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok cool will contact you guys with more questions as i come up with them. Have a couple months to research and fish and moose to get right now. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaycanode wrote:
If you have rads under frame make sure there is a LED indicator for when fans switch on..



why?



as far as the auto trans, is your a/t m/t identifier terminal hooked up? are you running a VSS? my swap was from an auto, and no real issues. the idle "creeps" down just as it should.

how is the wiring for the NPS handled?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That really makes no sense! How did you figure out the issue? Subaru uses quite a bit of ground normally so to remove your main ground means it is no grounding through the clutch cable? I've had two mechanics, well the only two who have seen my swap, both tell me they think I should run another ground cable to my swap (2.2)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Huge issues once the crazy ground strap issue was resolved. Pretty sure there was a ground loop through the starter robbing the ignition of power. Dont know how/why. Loving the bus. Upgraded to freeway flyer R&P transmission. Plenty of power to spare. I think keeping radiator out of engine bay is crucial. If you have rads under frame make sure there is a LED indicator for when fans switch on. I might recommend a manual transmission suby engine/ECM. Mine is auto and its a bit qwirky when engine is cold. (ENgine ramps down very slowly with clutch in changing gears.) Cheers. Contact me with any questions.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bump. So any new issues and or fixes? I just met with someone who wants to put a 2.5 in a 78 riviera. We will be tackling this in the fall/ winter. Will likely put the rad underneath between frame rails. Curious about the vss and removing the groundstrap. Ive put a 2.5 in my 87 syncro already using a small car setup. Thus im usually cruising the vanagon forum. Now researching the bay suby conversions. Any tips or posts that would be suggested are appreciated.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mack, I have since changed my setup. I welded return bung into filler neck. I now use stock purge valve and charcoal can from stock vents. But originally since there are 2 vents on this bus, one was always left to vent to atmosphere.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Jay-
You stated that the fuel injection return line goes to the fuel tank vent line. How is your tank venting?

Note also the Fuel Injection "return" line penetrating firewall. This line goes into the stock VW "vent" gas line.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:07 pm    Post subject: Spring 2014 UPDATE! Reply with quote

For those that care thought I'd share what bugs Ive had and their fixes.

VSS....I've tried em all and settled on the RJES inline speedometer VSS. EngineWiring stopped working after 6 month, Smallcar transaxle got obliterated by a tumbleweed. RJES interfaces with my Ultraguage quite nicely and even gives me real time MPG! The gauge enables the engine to run exactly as it should.

I also was having weird cold wx starting issues from the minute I put the new engine in. Basically it just would not start when temps were below 45 degress F. (You can look up my other posts on The Samba.) Also had hesitation starting any other time. Finally determined ignition coil was getting robbed of voltage from my starter(adapted TDI). 6 months it took me to figure this out! I ended up removing THE MAIN ground strap on the engine and the problem went away. I know this makes no sense as I now do not have any substantial ground from block to battery/chassis but it worked and has worked perfectly for another 2500 miles.

Thats about it! I still daydream about a new Freeway flier tranny but as long as I live in the mountains of Colorado the stock 3 rib is doing fine. Happy Spring everyone.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What krautski said - very cool, Strong work in vacation land!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaycanode wrote:
Dang!...can get get anything by you guys...or maybe I can! You got the displacement right but don't insult my sense of style with a Suzuki insinuation! Laughing Its a 98 KLR 650. Got an 89 " " parts bike behind it.


That blue just screams suzuki! hahaha, looks like you live in the right part of the country to be able to enjoy all those toys.

I ended up buying a whole rusty 78 bus to get the 091 transmission I have.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Husqy. Rancher 45 circa 1981 (Back when Husqys were still made in the motherland and worth a damn). I'll give you the bar length, its a 21". My wife posses well with it...but thats about it!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Inspirational! I've always been a Subie guy, and I can see one day going this route when my Type-2 is no longer serviceable. Good information.


x2. Recently got my 5th Subaru a '94 Alpine Sport Legacy with a swapped Fraken2.5L with '98 heads on an '04 block. Loving the 2.5! I work at a ski resort and it laughs at me every morning on the way to work... "that all you gonna through at me is this little mountain?" Cool Someday I'd love to put a 2.5 into my '72 bay. Thx for sharing!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it. Unpretentious, and useful.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Fau Veh wrote:
Alright, let me guess the chain saw then. I'll say it's a Stihl 084AV with a 20" bar lol! Very Happy


its actually a 20 .25" bar. so there.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright, let me guess the chain saw then. I'll say it's a Stihl 084AV with a 20" bar lol! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inspirational!
I've always been a Subie guy, and I can see one day going this route when my Type-2 is no longer serviceable. Good information.

And yeah, nice chainsaw!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang!...can get get anything by you guys...or maybe I can! You got the displacement right but don't insult my sense of style with a Suzuki insinuation! Laughing Its a 98 KLR 650. Got an 89 " " parts bike behind it.

I am running a stock 002 currently but am searching for a good 091, or maybe a 002 Freeway Flier build with 4.57 R&P. Right now I cruise 65 at near 4000 RPM! This is a bit much and it kills mileage...which is around 18-19 average. I was getting 22 or so with the Toy 3TC. I tell you though the performance difference is night and day. Even at that RPM I can barely hear the engine running! Hope to boost mileage into low 20's with tranny swap.

Same radiator setup as the Toyota although I added a pressurized burp/expansion tank as shown in pictures. Had to cuz of air bubble issues inherent in this motor/plumbing setup.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

archemitis wrote:

Did I see a blue DR650 with panniers between your back tires?!
Sheesh! A tiny blury photo showing blue with a set of black fork boots, yea that's a dr650 alright, but what year? I say 2005 Laughing Oh those are front tires though, you just were not observant enough to notice! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet!!

Few questions:

1. What trans/gearing are you using?
2. What is your cruising speed?
3. How's MPGs both now and before with the Toyota?

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