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Title: 2.5 subaru
Post by: big dave on January 08, 2018, 10:28:53 AM
WELL I DID IT 2.5 DOHC SUBARU OUTFROUNT MOTOR HAS BEEN ORDERED.  :s :s :s :s :swig: :swig: dd: dd:
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Post by: dsrace on January 08, 2018, 10:37:49 AM
well good to hear...does this mean the vw bus sold? 

i thought you had decided on the turnkey 600 hp 3.0 6cyl from out front????










 ;) rofl
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Post by: dsrace on January 08, 2018, 10:38:53 AM
soooooo what are we talking 4 weeks installed and running?
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Post by: fabr on January 08, 2018, 11:25:15 AM
Plenty of time to hit the dunes this spring........................
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Post by: dsrace on January 08, 2018, 11:53:27 AM
yes there is!
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Post by: big dave on January 08, 2018, 01:11:59 PM
soooooo what are we talking 4 weeks installed and running?
Three week lead time on motor build.  I'm thanking, I will not be able to sleep tell it is running. so ya maybe 24 hours after it hits the house,  it will be running. to be honest it should slide right in where the 2.0 was. wire and plum it and go.   rofl rofl rofl ya right. Went with race fuel  110 over E85. on 10 psi of boost John says race fuel.  6 psi I can run pump gas. it would be the difference of 280 hp pump gas or 340 race fuel. I was very happy with the old Vw hp.  I may try pump gas at first. then If needed,  say like a trip to saint Anthony's turn it up to the 340 when it is really needed.
Title: Re: 2.5 subaru
Post by: big dave on January 08, 2018, 01:12:46 PM
Plenty of time to hit the dunes this spring........................
oh ya I will be there.
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Post by: dsrace on January 08, 2018, 01:24:36 PM
soooooo what are we talking 4 weeks installed and running?
Three week lead time on motor build.  I'm thanking, I will not be able to sleep tell it is running. so ya maybe 24 hours after it hits the house,  it will be running. to be honest it should slide right in where the 2.0 was. wire and plum it and go.   rofl rofl rofl ya right. Went with race fuel  110 over E85. on 10 psi of boost John says race fuel.  6 psi I can run pump gas. it would be the difference of 280 hp pump gas or 340 race fuel. I was very happy with the old Vw hp.  I may try pump gas at first. then If needed,  say like a trip to saint Anthony's turn it up to the 340 when it is really needed.

good plan! pump gas is the easiest and most readily available! e85 has some really good benefits but bled differs from town to town and even more so state to state. honestly there is another post with 2 calculators........there are a lot of street racers mixing pump fuel and e85 for say e40 to e55 blend for the higher octane with out the cost of 110 leaded race fuel.
Title: Re: 2.5 subaru
Post by: big dave on January 08, 2018, 01:33:20 PM
soooooo what are we talking 4 weeks installed and running?
Three week lead time on motor build.  I'm thanking, I will not be able to sleep tell it is running. so ya maybe 24 hours after it hits the house,  it will be running. to be honest it should slide right in where the 2.0 was. wire and plum it and go.   rofl rofl rofl ya right. Went with race fuel  110 over E85. on 10 psi of boost John says race fuel.  6 psi I can run pump gas. it would be the difference of 280 hp pump gas or 340 race fuel. I was very happy with the old Vw hp.  I may try pump gas at first. then If needed,  say like a trip to saint Anthony's turn it up to the 340 when it is really needed.

good plan! pump gas is the easiest and most readily available! e85 has some really good benefits but bled differs from town to town and even more so state to state. honestly there is another post with 2 calculators........there are a lot of street racers mixing pump fuel and e85 for say e40 to e55 blend for the higher octane with out the cost of 110 leaded race fuel.
I need to do the research on that. race fuel is hard to come by around here. I like to buy 50 gallon drum when I get it. but you have to put in for it with the locale vender then what tell he get enough guys buying, to go get a load. other then that its drive 3.5 hours one way to get it. we do have E85 on pump and the price of it, as you know is 3rd the price as race gas.
Title: Re: 2.5 subaru
Post by: dsrace on January 08, 2018, 02:19:10 PM
we are lucky enough to have 2 locations that i know in the city of lincoln, for 95 octane and 100 octane. both unleaded so best for 02 sensors. expensive , yes.....but the expense of 20 gals for a 3 or 4 day trip to the dunes is actually minimal compared to the entire trip expense.   now if one was to pre mix e40 to e55 for the higher octane and i say pre mix for consistant blend or by by the drum like fabbr and thin out with 87 octane, perfect everytime and cheaper.
Title: Re: 2.5 subaru
Post by: big dave on January 08, 2018, 03:23:15 PM
well good to hear...does this mean the vw bus sold? 

i thought you had decided on the turnkey 600 hp 3.0 6cyl from out front????

No bus has not sold. I sold the 2.0  out of my car.  I'm thanking you my need that 6cyl. it's to much for my bank.  :m :m










 ;) rofl
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Post by: dsrace on January 08, 2018, 03:49:24 PM
well good to hear...does this mean the vw bus sold? 

i thought you had decided on the turnkey 600 hp 3.0 6cyl from out front????

No bus has not sold. I sold the 2.0  out of my car.  I'm thanking you my need that 6cyl. it's to much for my bank.  :m :m










 ;) rofl



 ;D bs1  your pockets are far deeper than mine! new diesel and new rail powerplant  rofl rofl  ;) ;) :D
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Post by: Punkur67 on January 09, 2018, 04:57:58 AM
Nice. You will be happy with the new motor. I have a 400hp 2.5 from out front on race fuel and love it
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Post by: big dave on January 09, 2018, 05:50:49 AM
Nice. You will be happy with the new motor. I have a 400hp 2.5 from out front on race fuel and love it
ya I'm sure it will make me happy for a long time.
Title: Re: 2.5 subaru
Post by: big dave on January 09, 2018, 06:16:58 AM
well good to hear...does this mean the vw bus sold? 

i thought you had decided on the turnkey 600 hp 3.0 6cyl from out front????

No bus has not sold. I sold the 2.0  out of my car.  I'm thanking you my need that 6cyl. it's to much for my bank.  :m :m










 ;) rofl



 ;D bs1  your pockets are far deeper than mine! new diesel and new rail powerplant  rofl rofl  ;) ;) :D
to be honest if Mother nature had not drop some hail stone on my race trailer. I would still be running the 2.0. God himself made this one happen. That and the insurance company. I finally got a pay back from all the years of paying them.
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Post by: budlight69 on January 09, 2018, 02:41:19 PM
Awesome, it sounds like the same motor I have, and I love it!  There be lots of new toys at the dunes this spring
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Post by: big dave on January 09, 2018, 03:29:01 PM
Awesome, it sounds like the same motor I have, and I love it!  There be lots of new toys at the dunes this spring
I just was not happy with the 2.0 at the dunes. so I sold it.. it ran great. It just did not have the hp that the car had with the 2332 VW engine. I have the VW motor back together. I would like to but it back in my first baja . I'm thanking ahead to next winter. thanking 3x3. full tube frame, maybe one of dsrace front ends. time will tell. I'm still trying to sale the old bus. that will get a 091 built box for the build.
(https://s9.postimg.org/71zxlc4yj/IMG_0830.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/71zxlc4yj/)
Title: Re: 2.5 subaru
Post by: dsrace on January 09, 2018, 05:07:03 PM
oh you will be with the 2.5! i was going to ask for a ride at st a in that 2332 aircooled but never got around to it. transman has a 2187 or something ...his is n\a so i wanted to feel the diff. would`ve been a good comparison from pass seat to pass seat. that baja will be a blast with that turbo aircooled for sure! if you do go 3x3 and another one of my front ends, i`ll see about 2 changes to tailor it to your specific fit.
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Post by: dsrace on January 09, 2018, 05:10:12 PM
btw i know what it`s like to not be happy with a motor! for what ever reasons it always goes back to that. i am happy now and it just keeps getting better! lol
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Post by: Punkur67 on January 09, 2018, 09:38:44 PM
What turbo are you going to run?
Title: Re: 2.5 subaru
Post by: big dave on January 10, 2018, 05:53:03 AM
What turbo are you going to run?
t3/t4..
 not sure other then that. it will be a turn key motor from john built for 340hp.
Title: Re: 2.5 subaru
Post by: big dave on January 10, 2018, 05:59:17 AM
btw i know what it`s like to not be happy with a motor! for what ever reasons it always goes back to that. i am happy now and it just keeps getting better! lol
it was hard not having a strong 4 gear pull. just took the fun out of it. it would pull 4th put would not come up. I always knew I was going 2.5.  I just could not pass up the 2.0 for the price. I sold it for more then I paid for it.  and got to hold on to all the outfront parts I had put on it. 
Title: Re: 2.5 subaru
Post by: big dave on January 23, 2018, 11:46:59 AM
just a UPDATE. talked with john at outfront last week. long block is to together. or should I say was together. john put the wrong water pump on for my application. most of them shot under the car/motor. mine can not run that way. the frame is in the way. so he is changing it to the style that comes straight out back to the timing cover then up.   It's not as clean. but this why I have more ground clearance. I Don't thank this will slow him down much. I have also ask him to put the metal timing chain shields on. I'v  seen some of the guard melted on the Subaru timing covers .  I will still have the plastic one these will just be a heat shield.  I hope to hear from John this week telling me its ready to ship. last weekend, I got the frame cleaned up and repainted. good old rattle can paint. fuel had leaked onto the paint and then sand got on the soft paint made it look like sand paper. some day...... I will stop welding on it.......... and have it powder coated.  LMAO LMAO 
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Post by: dsrace on January 23, 2018, 12:26:54 PM
i don't know a single person that can tell me there sand rail is finished!  ;) LMAO
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Post by: big dave on January 23, 2018, 01:21:55 PM
THERE'S SUCH A THING AS A FINSHED SAND RAIL.? ????????? 2: 2: 2: 2: 2: bounce
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Post by: dsrace on January 23, 2018, 03:21:53 PM
ya know there actually is.....i've had 5 myself that were finished.  the minute they started down the road on someone else's trailer they were officially finished to me!   ;D ;) ;)
Title: Re: 2.5 subaru
Post by: big dave on February 01, 2018, 03:11:17 PM
 I'M PICKING UP THE NEW ENGINE IN THE MORNING. I'M SURE THERE WILL BE NO SLEEP TONIGHT. dd: hh: hh: hh: hh: hh: :swig: :swig: :swig: :swig: :swig: bb: bb: ii: ii: ii: ii: ii:
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Post by: dsrace on February 01, 2018, 06:50:17 PM
congrats! so did you take the day off too? you know to play with your new toy?! lol your going to love that power!
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Post by: fabr on February 01, 2018, 08:17:28 PM
 :swig:
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Post by: dsrace on February 02, 2018, 07:53:11 AM
its morning wheres the pics!!!!!! lol
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Post by: fabr on February 02, 2018, 08:00:27 AM
I SWEAR I HEARD IT START UP.............................. ;) ;)
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Post by: dsrace on February 02, 2018, 08:20:31 AM
i thought i did too!  ;D LMAO
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Post by: Punkur67 on February 02, 2018, 01:20:59 PM
Well.......
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Post by: Carlriddle on February 05, 2018, 06:10:44 AM
Prob been in shop nonstop, wide eyed on red bull! LOL
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Post by: big dave on February 05, 2018, 06:48:30 AM
have You guys figured out, the only time I'm on DTS is when I'm goofing off at work. :m  put yes I have been in the shop all week end. had the engine in and out a few times. John used a newer style intake so I will have to relocate/remove one of my fans. I puller one of the studs on the adapter plate. have that fixed. I have had the vw bus for sale on eBay. that eat up some of Saturday. had to  get it ready for shipment to California next Friday.   hoping next weekend will get it back in the car and start to plum it. 
(https://s9.postimg.org/rpqhxnnbv/IMG_3718.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/rpqhxnnbv/)
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Post by: fabr on February 05, 2018, 07:08:33 AM
There always seems to be something needing changed. You'll get 'er done though!l
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Post by: dsrace on February 05, 2018, 07:17:26 AM
so you sold the bus? you`ll get it done and be riding wheelies at 70 mph in no time lol
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Post by: big dave on February 05, 2018, 07:50:42 AM
There always seems to be something needing changed. You'll get 'er done though!l
oh ya I will get it in the car. hell or high water.
Title: Re: 2.5 subaru
Post by: big dave on February 05, 2018, 07:55:18 AM
so you sold the bus? you`ll get it done and be riding wheelies at 70 mph in no time lol
for the money it should be 4th gear at 70 on a wheelie.  :m
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Post by: dsrace on February 05, 2018, 10:17:11 AM
ya i can agree with that lol but 4th gear....maaaabey never know!
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Post by: big dave on February 05, 2018, 10:40:03 AM
ya i can agree with that lol but 4th gear....maaaabey never know!
A guy can dream.  LMAO
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Post by: dsrace on February 05, 2018, 01:54:08 PM
i should re phrase that ......on flat ground maaaaybe, never know. off a roller and rear engine, be careful! and for goodness sake don't do any reverse wheelies like another memeber!!!! lol
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Post by: big dave on February 12, 2018, 05:56:19 AM
not much to report. Worked most of the weekend installing the new engine. just some pic.
(https://s9.postimg.org/3k7x465l7/IMG_3718.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/3k7x465l7/)

(https://s9.postimg.org/otvjf0tln/IMG_3738.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/otvjf0tln/)
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Post by: Carlriddle on February 12, 2018, 06:39:39 AM
Yummm, looks purdy in there.  Glad I'm not the only one going crazy with updates to car. Drowning
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Post by: big dave on February 12, 2018, 07:13:28 AM
Yummm, looks purdy in there.  Glad I'm not the only one going crazy with updates to car. Drowning
I'm getting real close to firing it up . I hope to hear it run next weekend. 
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Post by: dsrace on February 12, 2018, 08:47:54 AM
looking good
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Post by: Punkur67 on February 12, 2018, 09:06:34 AM
Nice!