1958 Ragtop Bug, with turbo EJ22 Subaru power.

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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by 55superbeetle » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:52 pm

Humble wrote: Are you going to have the swap done by dual at de anza in may?
Maybe I'm just reading it wrong but that almost sounds like a challenge...............probably just me :lol:

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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by Humble » Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:09 pm

It's not a challenge unless you need that extra kick in the pants :D But honestly I'd love to see it out this summer.

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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by roachghia70 » Thu May 26, 2011 7:39 pm

Crap, I forgot all about this thread!

I have a ton of backlogged updates. I'll just post some of the better pictures here so that it's not redundant, but if you want to read the descriptions and stuff, please check the Samba thread:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewto ... &start=180



Intake manifold:
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Radiator:
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Gas Tank/Fuel lines:
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Coolant Lines:
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Clutch:
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Exhaust:
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Fuel Pump/ Lines:
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Jeff (55Superbeetle) has done a ton of awesome TIG welding for me. I can't thank him enough, because without that help, the conversion wouldn't be going nearly as smoothly or as nicely as it's going. The dude does amazing custom work, so if you ever need something made up, be sure and shoot him a PM to see if he has a tiny window of spare time to help you out. You won't regret it!
Autocross 58 Bug Build: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=134433

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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by roachghia70 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:49 am

It runs!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlVHKImH ... ture=feedu

Still needs tuning, and a bunch of little things wrapped up, but at least it's making noise now!
Autocross 58 Bug Build: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=134433

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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by 55superbeetle » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:50 am

Got to take it for a spin tonight, its going to be a fun car. It had a small sync loss issue with the Megasquirt after getting it running. After messing around with it for 5 hours last night I started fresh today and figured it out. I tried just about everything but the simple fix, the spark plug wires were running almost parallel and touching to the crank sensor harness. Moved them and bingo, all fixed! This weekend we will let autotune do its thing and hopefully I can convince him to turbo it by Sunday!

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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by Mooosman » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:32 pm

I'm following his thread over on The Samba. Very cool.

How well does the auto-tune setup work in Megasquirt? You just plug in a target A/F ratio, and it does its thing? You still have to set the timing curve, right?

It would be cool with a small turbo on it 8)


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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by 55superbeetle » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:59 pm

Yeah you have it correct. The VE live (autotune) is awesome. As long as you have an accurate wideband reading being fed to megasquirt (your wideband matches what MS is seeing)you can dial in the VE table in less than an hour of driving. There is still a bunch of other stuff that needs to be tuned before it will run like factory but it really helps get the ball rolling.

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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by Mooosman » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:27 pm

55superbeetle wrote: There is still a bunch of other stuff that needs to be tuned before it will run like factory but it really helps get the ball rolling.

I imagine cold start settings take some time to get right, as you only get one shot at it at a time. Are you able to use the regular Subaru coolant temp sensor, or do you use a generic GM sensor?

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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by 55superbeetle » Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:31 am

You can use either one but we opted for gm stuff in this on because he moved them from the stock location. For your car you could just make a jumper harness so it could be plug and play with your stock harness.

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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by nunit » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:55 pm

hey do you have the pin out for tps for the megasquirt i have the 4 wire tps and was wondering how to correctly wire it into the ms harness

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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by nunit » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:56 pm

great work btw cant wait to get mine running

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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by 55superbeetle » Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:26 pm

Pin 2 ground (black)
Pin 3 5v+ (red)
Pin 4 Signal (white)

Pin 1 is not needed

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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by nunit » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:58 pm

thanks 55superbeetle

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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by itawolf » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:05 am

looking Good Roach!!!

$10 on the gas tank?? wow i need one for my 60!! good ole tornadoes got my shop back in 4/27 (alabama) so i lost a few things ----car got tossed but I will refix al the body damage

where did u get the sump???
RET Marine 0317 --with VW on the lobe!!
Lots of iron in the fire

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Re: Autocross 58 ragtop, soon with EJ22 Subaru power.

Post by mrblyoung » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:36 pm

by far my favorite subaru swap to date. usually you see all the wires and unneeded stuff in the engine compartments. this one looks extremely minimalistic. almost like it was made to fit there. I dig it.

plan to turbo it? if you ever have a free afternoon I would make the 30 minute drive to modesto if you would be interested in giving me a ride in it. it just looks plain awesome.

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