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posted on August 1st, 2016 at 05:32 PM



Does anybody on here have any contact with John at Volks Conversions? I received an email from him early last week about buying a Suby adaptor from him- but haven't had any further response to any emails or phone calls since. Is he OK?
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posted on August 1st, 2016 at 05:51 PM



I have worked out if I lift the bell housing to give the top of it 10mm gap from the vertical, lifts the front of the Suby motor 25mm. I believe the modified sumps available are 50mm shorter- so would be a good result.
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posted on August 1st, 2016 at 08:37 PM



He was at Valla - that may be why you couldn't get hold of him



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posted on August 1st, 2016 at 09:14 PM



OK - that would be it. Thanks.
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posted on August 3rd, 2016 at 02:57 PM



He phoned me this morning.He reckons the weekend was awesome.I have finally nailed the front trans mount.I machined a steel sleeve to take 2 red spring shackle bushes I got from Ebay to fit a Courier 4wd.I welded it with some strengthening ribs to the pan.Then fabbed up a plate with lugs that bolts to the trans.I think it will be strong enough.

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posted on August 3rd, 2016 at 02:59 PM



I had to cut a relief into the bottom of the torsion bar tube for the shift cable bracket to clear everything.The -6 elbow on the front of the trans is a modification that Aarron has done to be able to run an oil cooler system.

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posted on August 3rd, 2016 at 07:52 PM



Looks sturdy!
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posted on August 18th, 2016 at 07:03 PM



Yeah man.. Cool!
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posted on August 18th, 2016 at 10:26 PM



Got some more done-mounted the fuel pump up front and made up all the front brake lines.Made a new steel auto pedal pad and welded it on.I ordered an adaptor plate from Sherman and had to do some work to make it fit-all good now.I have gone back to using the 2.0 quad cam motor I previously bought, but hoping all the accessories swap over.Will pick it up this weekend.It's a bare motor,so will be really good for doing all the fabrication stuff around it.I bought an original Suby fuel filter and took the mounting bracket from my donor-fits neatly at the back between the 2 torsion bar tubes.The Rabbit tailgate Rod got for me in LA has arrived and will have to do some thinking about the best way to make it work-a long way off yet.I am held up with all the stuff I ordered from the US and is on the water right now-about 3 weeks away.I need all the rear air bag stuff so I can build the engine/trans support chassis around it.

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posted on August 18th, 2016 at 10:27 PM



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posted on August 21st, 2016 at 07:09 PM



Picked up the Quad cam engine I bought about 12 months ago for this.It was in a Gyrocoptor,but came with no accessories.

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posted on August 28th, 2016 at 04:06 PM



finished my first air ride conversion-RH front was first.Had to do a bit of grinding to make the lower arm shock extender fit squarely.The bolt they supplied was way too short,so found a better one to use.

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posted on August 28th, 2016 at 09:07 PM



Cool,
I see the floor pan is progressing well also, looks familiar :)
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posted on August 29th, 2016 at 06:45 PM



Wasn't happy with the arc of travel of the front control arm.Did some measuring and trial movement and decided that the top mount needed to be shifted.I lifted it 40mm and got a better angle for the bag to lift after it has been fully deflated.Machined some 25mm round bar and threaded 12x1.5 holes for the new top mounts.When it's fully deflated,it will sit 140mm lower than my Oval as it is now-should have the tyres sitting on the headlight buckets.

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posted on August 30th, 2016 at 06:29 PM



Assembled the front brake rotors and fitted them today.I want to get it ready to put wheels on it so I can check the range of suspension movement.Got one rear bag almost done.Took a lot of tack welding,check movement,cut weld and reposition.I have set it up with the 2 plates to locate the bag,parallel with each other where I reckon the suspension will sit while travelling.

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posted on August 30th, 2016 at 06:30 PM



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posted on August 31st, 2016 at 06:19 PM



Finished the LH rear air bag and built the rear cage to support it all.Cage is only tacked in place now-but will wait until everything is made before I do a full weld.

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posted on September 1st, 2016 at 06:07 PM



Made the engine mount today.I have some old EH Holden front engine mounts,which I have adapted to fit this.Using the OG Bus top trans mount holes.Put some wheels on the front and chocked the rear the same height as the wheels I will be using,then let it down.It just clears a Pepsi can on it's side.

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posted on September 1st, 2016 at 06:08 PM



The engine and trans are now self supporting.

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posted on September 2nd, 2016 at 10:35 AM



For the Subaru experts please.There is an arm and pivots on the intake manifold on the front, which I assume controls a flap inside the manifold.What does it do and is it needed to make it run??

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posted on September 2nd, 2016 at 11:37 AM



You have a dual intake runner manifold, small runner for idle- low rpm- large runners for high rpm. Should be vacuum actuated at a set rpm to change over.

http://forums.aussieveedubbers.com/viewtopic.php?tid=90207&page=1 

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I my still have the ECU to suit that engine.




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posted on September 2nd, 2016 at 11:46 AM



I've found the ECU and the four channel igniter to suit. I'll look from the loom if you are interested.



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posted on September 2nd, 2016 at 01:37 PM



Thanks Brent-just read your complete story about the conversion-well done.Looks like I have a lot of work still in front of me to just get the motor running.I had contact with a Bloke who does the wiring looms to suit a VW.He thinks the ECU and loom from the dual cam motor will run this-provided it hasn't variable cam timing.The cam sensor looks the same as the dual cam one.I can get rid of the coil on plug set up and use the earlier 4 post coil and normal plug leads.If you have that stuff-would be easier than having to strip out my donor car.I found this laying on top of the motor-I assume its a knock sensor-where is it's normal home on the motor?

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posted on September 2nd, 2016 at 02:36 PM



Go to the pictures of the coolant manifold reversal and you will see the knock sensor in the background.

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posted on September 2nd, 2016 at 03:29 PM



Found it-this one hasn't had a bolt in that hole for a very long time.
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posted on September 2nd, 2016 at 04:18 PM



This should be the loom/ECU to run that motor correctly, will need some TLC and repair. Only kept this as the ecu plugs are the same as the Link G3+ I have.

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posted on September 2nd, 2016 at 05:56 PM



Can you send me a PM please- I can't send any, but can answer any that come to me. Thanks.
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posted on September 2nd, 2016 at 10:45 PM



Welded in the last 2 bars tonight to finish the cage to hold it all together.Mounting the radiator and air con condenser next.I had the gas taken from the aircon today and should be able to use most of the OG pipes and hoses as well as the dryer location.

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posted on September 6th, 2016 at 03:27 PM



Radiator and air con condenser are in and used all the OG hardware.Had to slightly modify some bits,but if replacements are ever needed EBay.

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posted on September 7th, 2016 at 12:14 PM



made a bracket to fit the OG Suby air con drier-just twisted the pipe and put it on the other side or the radiator.The air con compressor and alternator all swapped over from the single cam motor.

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