VW aircooled engine of Subarugears 5 speed

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VW aircooled engine of Subarugears 5 speed

Postby ttriebler » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:32 pm

Here's something different - the world's first air cooled VW motor mounted to a Subarugears 5 speed transmission.
This one is in a Manxter in California, some of you know the builder.....

The trans is a 5 speed turbo pull-style clutch transmission, fitted with a 4.86:1 final drive ring and pinion.
Subarugears supplied their billet aluminium adaptor plate, bolt kit, input shaft bearing and matched billet steel one piece flywheel.
This then bolts to the VW crank, fitting over the dowel pins and retained by the stock VW large crank bolt.
A 12mm I.D. input shaft bearing is supplied to fit to the VW crank bolt.

This setup runs a standard Subaru pull-type clutch and standard Subaru starter motor, ensuring standard replacement parts are easy and affordable to procure.

Some pix of the VW/5 speed car for your viewing pleasure :

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After this gets a thrashing over the next week we'll see how well it fits into other vehicles. The adaptor plate is 27mm thick and the engine is raised between 32 and 55mm compared to a VW trans. It's certainly got some ground clearance!
Reversed gears for Subaru Transmissions
Fit a 5 apeed to your rear engined car
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Re: VW aircooled engine of Subarugears 5 speed

Postby Lovebuggy » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:06 pm

Looks cool.

Definitely a chunky adapter.

Will you have a Gearbox rear mount available?
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Re: VW aircooled engine of Subarugears 5 speed

Postby Vduboy » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:43 pm

Very nice work mate! I like it a lot! Those ratio's sound good too, where did the extra gold bits of tin come from for the lower part of the cylinders? And where did the rest of the Manxter bar work go?
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Re: VW aircooled engine of Subarugears 5 speed

Postby ttriebler » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:04 pm

Lovebuggy wrote:Looks cool.

Definitely a chunky adapter.

Will you have a Gearbox rear mount available?


Yep. Here's the prototype. Uses the VW banana mount and has a couple of bolts and washers to restrain everything from breaking when you bounce your buggy/baja over big rocks:

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Reversed gears for Subaru Transmissions

Fit a 5 apeed to your rear engined car

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Re: VW aircooled engine of Subarugears 5 speed

Postby finchy » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:23 am

Cant just insert another rubber mount in between the 2 stock mounts.
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Re: VW aircooled engine of Subarugears 5 speed

Postby ttriebler » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:17 am

Sure but how does that stop all the mounts from tearing apart when the driveline goes upwards?
The VW rubber mounts tear when not in compression.
The final version will probably use the same suspension rubbers we use for the nose mount, but sandwiching the flat bar from above and below.
Reversed gears for Subaru Transmissions

Fit a 5 apeed to your rear engined car

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Re: VW aircooled engine of Subarugears 5 speed

Postby finchy » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:37 am

cool me understand
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Re: VW aircooled engine of Subarugears 5 speed

Postby Brad » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:04 pm

Vduboy wrote:Very nice work mate! I like it a lot! Those ratio's sound good too, where did the extra gold bits of tin come from for the lower part of the cylinders? And where did the rest of the Manxter bar work go?


The gold things are adjustable push rod tubes and then cool tins above that.

Rear barwork is not required in CA or most of the USA of put on when you run out of time but it will be there for Big Bear ....
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Re: VW aircooled engine of Subarugears 5 speed

Postby Vduboy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:27 pm

Brad wrote:
Vduboy wrote:Very nice work mate! I like it a lot! Those ratio's sound good too, where did the extra gold bits of tin come from for the lower part of the cylinders? And where did the rest of the Manxter bar work go?


The gold things are adjustable push rod tubes and then cool tins above that.

Rear barwork is not required in CA or most of the USA of put on when you run out of time but it will be there for Big Bear ....

Cheers thanks for that Brad, cool tins needed on a open buggy?
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Re: VW aircooled engine of Subarugears 5 speed

Postby DDWR450F » Sun May 25, 2014 8:36 pm

I love that buggy Brad, what motor does it have
in it?
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Re: VW aircooled engine of Subarugears 5 speed

Postby Brad » Mon May 26, 2014 4:05 am

DDWR450F wrote:I love that buggy Brad, what motor does it have
in it?



Then it has a 1776cc Type 1 with single dual throat carbie. It was put in for testing only as it was on its way to Water Cooled .....

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Re: VW aircooled engine of Subarugears 5 speed

Postby DDWR450F » Tue May 27, 2014 12:16 am

Ahhh those bloody water cooled things lol

I just read his build thread and it looked so easy lol
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