Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

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Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby Brad » Sat May 26, 2012 10:59 pm

Well I walked into my shed after spending yet another day cleaning the castle and getting ready for some moving and what did I find but Manxter 116 well under way. It even had one of them there silly looking Subaru Engines and a SubaruGears Box hanging out the back out it .....

Guess someone has been busy, I really should keep better track of who is in my shed .... oh well if they are building Manxter I am happy for them to be there :D

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Re: Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby Matt » Sat May 26, 2012 11:23 pm

Is that another one next to your manxster as well Brad ? 116 locally ? how many are hitting the street or the sand ?
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Re: Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby Brad » Sat May 26, 2012 11:52 pm

Matt wrote:Is that another one next to your manxster as well Brad ? 116 locally ? how many are hitting the street or the sand ?



116 will be an EJ20T powered 5 speed equipt street car with some pretty cool stuff going on. If it was going to be a stocker it wouldn't be in my shed :twisted:
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Re: Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby Matt » Sun May 27, 2012 12:53 am

hahaha. fair enough. Sounds like an interesting buld for sure. We going to see it around QLD or it going to be heading interstate once completed ?.
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Re: Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby VWNuts » Sun May 27, 2012 8:02 am

Wouldn't be going in a shed next to a maroon offroad buggy by any chance would it?
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Re: Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby Brad » Sun May 27, 2012 5:56 pm

VWNuts wrote:Wouldn't be going in a shed next to a maroon offroad buggy by any chance would it?


hmmm offroad bugg... maybe you all know you need a pair :D

Manxter 116 will be the Manx Australia Turbo Street Car R&D Buggy and should give birth to more than a few bolt on options to make putting an EJ20G ( 2L Quad Cam Turbo) and a 5 Speed Subaru Transmission ( subarugears.com) into a street Manxter with stock beetle floor pan and at this tage Porsche stubs, hubs and disc brakes.

To date we are still at mock up and Dave is working hard to make it as easy an install as possible.

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Re: Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby Matt » Sun May 27, 2012 7:27 pm

Nice look fwd to watching the progress.
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Re: Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby jacko » Mon May 28, 2012 11:51 am

That is very exciting to see, keep us updated on how everthing is progessing.

After going for a ride in Pauls EJ22 buggy on Straddie yesterday, I am keen to look at a 4 seater build sooner than later.

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Re: Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby Brad » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:22 pm

With a long weekend upon us I managed to sneak a peak at what was going on in the shed on my way past from cleaning the driveway and mowing the lawn.

Dave has been hard at it and it won't be long before this baby is done enough to roll on out of the shed and turn some heads, if only there were more days in the week.

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Re: Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby VWNuts » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:17 pm

Looking good :)
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Re: Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby Brad » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:53 pm

One of the issues that Dave has faced is that he is building a street car with a Subaru Gears 5 Speed box and an EJ20G ( 2L Quad Cam turbo Subaru) and the Manxter body is designed to sit tight on the pan. With the increased height of the bell housing and the placement of the turbo and WAIC space was always going to be an issue.

After a few discussions the decision was made to stick with the usual principle of modify what is needed to run as much stock as possible. Based on this the rear section behind the seats was cut out to allow the stock turbo position and WAIC to be maintained. This would also allow the SubaruGears transmission to be put as far forward as possible and hug the torsion tube. This in turn means our weight is fwd to even up balance a bit and give her a nice tight bum.

After taking some measurements the cutting was done.

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As the Manxter will be running a fully hydraulic clutch an access hole kit which ships with the in tunnel clutch master cylinder was fitted along with a set of the Meyers Manx Australia Heavy Dut floor pan halves.

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Re: Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby Matt » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:38 pm

Thats coming along nicely. Liking this build thread.
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Re: Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby ttriebler » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:30 am

Me likey. Me likey very much. I see wheelspin in your future.
Reversed gears for Subaru Transmissions
Fit a 5 apeed to your rear engined car
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Re: Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby Brad » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:29 pm

So the build continues and with the Roll Cage in and bonnet and screen fitted for mock up you can really appreciate the style the Manxter has.

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With the workshop clossing in its current form shortly the rush is on to get this baby on wheels and ready to move.

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The sweet two piece dash assembly and opening front bonnet mean the days of the old Manx Acrobatics required to get to the wiring loom are a thing of the past which is a good thing as I for one and way to fat to get my big ass under the bonnet like I use to. Luckily for me I usually keep guys like Paul around who could fit in a Manxter Glove box if the job called for it.
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Re: Manxter 116 - Yeah they are breading ..

Postby Matt » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:32 am

Looking good.
Maybe I should be thinking of upgrading from my couple of SWB to a nice new LWB ! umm.

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