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bay windows subi conversion

Post by navarido » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:50 pm

HALLO friends!

my name is Donato.. i'm from italy!

i have found a subaru legacy in Deutschland :mrgreen:
my friend foun it and buy for me

he work in nurmberg .. last week i go in nurmberg

and i return in italy with the car... 900 km! zero problem!

this is the car

subaru legacy 2.2 from 1995 automatic trasmission

I hope in your help for the "conversion perversion"

my bay "CARMELO" will be greateful!!
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Post by 883 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:49 am

Ciao Danato ed benvenuto a STF!

Plenty of help here, but you must post many pictures. We like to watch. :wink:

Good luck with CARMELO.
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Post by navarido » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:35 am

you fill it with pictures!

if there is the PIG!!

the donor car...

he is CARMELO!

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after years of honored work, everlasting friend, he deserves a new heart! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:

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Post by navarido » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:18 pm

hi friend.. i have read more more more post on this forum!

i have 2 question.. before starting work!

its better change the bell house of the vw transmission and use the starter of the subaru

or its better using the adapter.. change the clutch and the flywheel ?

my donor car is automatic trasmission there is problem whith the flywheel?

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Post by navarido » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:54 am

:( anyone?

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Post by ajdenette » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:35 am

My opinion is the best option is the RJES Bellhousing http://www.rjes.com/ it allows you to use all stock Subaru clutch and starter as the VW Starters do not always like turning over the higher compression Subaru engines. as far as getting a flywheel and clutch here in the US they are available new from Subaru as a full clutch kit I decided to go that root rather than trying to get my flywheel resurfaced on my Subaru. this also means you are using the Subaru full clutch kit to hold up to the power and have a nice feel. Just to not I do not own any conversions YET but this is what I hope to use when I build up my Syncro.
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Post by 883 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:55 pm

Since your donor was an auto, you will need a manual flywheel either way you go.

As far as I know, the Kennedy adapters come with a flywheel. I think it's set up for a VW type clutch.

The bellhousing adapters seem to be more popular in Europe, maybe because of availability?

Both ways work, it's up to you!

Third option is to use a Subaru manual trans with reversed gears.
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Post by navarido » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:47 pm

i like rjes sistem...
but change the bell housing is difficult or easy?

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Post by ajdenette » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:57 pm

changing the bell housing is rather easy the most complicated part is dealing with the bearing adjusters you should loosen one side before pulling the VW bell housing and installing the RJES unit and then put it back to where it was when you started as it sets the bearing preload and the pinion to ring gear engagement. other than that it is just a few bolts and the input shaft.
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Post by navarido » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:09 pm

i have sent an email at rjes but not responce :(

kennedy send me the catalog of they product.... i think to order the kennedy adapter whit 200 mm flyweel,

now on my bay there is the 215 mm flyweel and i do fit the adapter for the starting motor or change it :(

the 9" flyweel can fit on the bellhouse of the bay?!

the 9" flyweel i prefer at the 200

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Post by navarido » Mon May 27, 2013 11:08 am

i will start to order at the kennedy ,

i think order the kit whith the 9" (228 mm) flywhhel

hoping it fit on my transaxle

I think I will have to also change the starter

anything lights my way? :shock:

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Post by ajdenette » Tue May 28, 2013 6:39 pm

The clutch and flywheel depend on the bell-housing, what transmission do you have and what engine was hooked to it origonally? you may want to look at a different starter one of the other threads is talking about that right now.
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Post by ttriebler » Tue May 28, 2013 7:12 pm

Hello Donato, did you also consider the kit from www.subarugears.com ?
You might like to use the 5 speed Subaru gearbox that is matched to your engine so you can have relaxed cruising.
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Post by ttriebler » Tue May 28, 2013 7:12 pm

Hello Donato, did you also consider the kit from www.subarugears.com ?
You might like to use the 5 speed Subaru gearbox that is matched to your engine so you can have relaxed cruising.
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Post by navarido » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:24 pm

now i have CU trasmission on my bay bus,

i think 002 transmission, but i'm not sure

i have munt on a 1600 cc engine whith 215 mm flyweel

for the subarugear, i know very well and this is a great solution but in italy not easy to find a subaru transmission and the conversion is not more easy :(

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