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Scooby Engine

Discussion in 'Motors' started by G_D, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. G_D

    Gangster

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    Location: Northampton & Coventry

    Was just wondering about using the engine from an impreza as a donor engine for other projects. Ive never really come across it happening but on a first impressions somewhat thinking out loud basis seems like a good idea.

    You can get imprezas nice and cheap as they are so common and their must be loads of crashed ones about you can get even cheaper and take the engine out of. Its a boxer engine so its small so wont be any worries about it fitting into what ever your intending on placing it into and it produces a lot of power. Its not hard to tune it more if you want or even detune by loosing the turbo. I guess their is the noise as well but thats a love or hate affair and not necessarily an appropriate noise for your car to make depending on where the engine will end up in.

    I was wondering if the problem lied somewhere with it being 4wd meaning getting a gearbox sorted for it or running it just as RWD is hard so hence why it isn't used in other projects?
     
  2. Clarkey

    Capodecina

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    has been done lots with vw bugs I know that. The awful misfire noise can be gotten rid of easily with a good equal length manifold system.
     
  3. Lopéz

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    There was a Roveru knocking about a few years ago, might even still have the CCC article somewhere
     
  4. Mattius

    Wise Guy

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    There is an RS200 replica that uses subaru parts, it is super yummy.
     
  5. Spunkey

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  6. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

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    Far from it. It's a boxer engine so although it's not very tall, it is very wide and creates all sorts of problems fitting into engine bays designed for inline fours etc.

    If you like the engine, build yourself a Murtaya.
     
  7. G_D

    Gangster

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    Ah right fair enough, i was thinking even tho its a different shape to normal that the engine was still compact enough not to trouble most engine bays, but if that isn't the case then can guess that would not encourage it to be used.
     
  8. jon.bda

    Mobster

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    That had a Vauxhall 2 litre 16v lump with Scooby suspension, brakes and rear diff didn't it?.
    :)
     
  9. Lopéz

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    Yeah, that must be the one, a blue Rover 200 I think.
     
  10. jon.bda

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    I remember that i think, lots of talk of the 'perfect' two metre wheelbase or something?.
    :)
     
  11. Dup

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    KR Tuning have dropped one in a 206 :o
     
  12. username

    Gangster

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    I considered trying to get my dad to use one on the trike he is building but apparently the VW engine has plenty of power. Silly old sod what does he know
     
  13. Fett

    Wise Guy

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    I would get howls if I posted this at SN, not a trike but...:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. EddScott

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    Theres a Focus on PH for sale with a Subaru engine.
     
  15. Third Opinion

    Soldato

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    My sisters bloke has put one in his Escort van. God only knows why?
     
  16. penski

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    VW engine is fine and can be easily tuned for silly power.

    *n
     
  17. Zip

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    I really really really want to but the New Subaru Diesel lump into a Subaru 1800. (The EJs slot in pretty easy with an adaptor plate so if they have the engine mounts in the same place then it would be all good)

    Heres a thread of a Porsche using a Subaru engine + gear box if it helps.

    http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=40733
     
  18. Sneaky Peaky

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    SIAL !!! :D :D
     
  19. Meridian

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    Wrong forum shurely?


    M
     
  20. BigglesPiP

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    Isn't it generally better to find the vehicle/kit, before you choose the engine?

    If I ever get round to a project; I'm doing a FIAT 126 with an Alfa Boxer.