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posted on July 25th, 2005 at 09:43 AM


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can you tell me the brand & part number for the fuel filter between the tank and pump and what size in/outlets?
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posted on July 25th, 2005 at 12:00 PM


I changed the barb outlet on the tank to 10mm. The inlet on the VL fuel pump is about 10mm. The pre filter is a standard Ryco wit 10mm in and out.

The high pressure filter after the pump is a Ryco Z 200 with 8mm in and out




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posted on July 25th, 2005 at 03:57 PM


The EH Limo had a 12mm inlet on the Bosch fuel injection pump. We had to run a surge tank on it and it had a 12mm outlet to go to the pump. It was a simple matter of getting a pre filter with that size dia in and out. It was not hard to get from memory, we got the hose, pump and filter all from a fuel injection friend of a friend of a friend. I don't have the detals though.

The Limo had to run a surge tank as the EFI pump was not lower than the bottom of the fuel tank.




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posted on July 25th, 2005 at 08:38 PM


Way cool ....

With the feedback we are getting the D.I.Y kit will include everything you need to do the conversion in your shed.

Good to see yours is going Hellbus .... I have some updates to send down in the next few weeks. Like the new stainless pipes that will remove all that unsightly rubber stuff from the tappet covers and pcv and breather. makes it much neater.

Will also be keen to see what Accel setup you nut out. If you still haven't solved it by the end of next week when I get home I will send you one of our adapters.

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posted on July 25th, 2005 at 11:10 PM


For crying out loud send me a bloody adapter for the throttle. I am nearly having a berko trying to figure that one out. :(

My mechanic friend who hates doing modified stuff because it scares him is going to put the stock driveshafts and stock clutch cable back in for me this week. He is also going to change the stock Suby spark plugs. Along with the accel cable hooked up, we should be driving.

My mechanic will do VW stuff and he will do Subaru stuff, but for some reason wont touch any components that are considered Kombaru :duh:




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posted on July 27th, 2005 at 06:19 PM


the VSS is a VDO unit .. Part no 412.009 ( I think ) works fine.

If you wait a week I will send you an adapter. I am in Melbourne again so can't help till next week :>




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posted on July 28th, 2005 at 09:30 AM


I am getting a good feeling about this conversion. I know a lot of Holden heads and a lot of Ford heads. They all appreciate old VW's and have no negative thoughts about a Suby motor in the bus. They reckon it is retro and cool. Plus the fact we still have a stocky oldskool 70 beetle means we have the best of both worlds.

I don't want to put the cars in any genre. We just wanna enjoy them :)




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posted on July 28th, 2005 at 09:32 AM


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I am getting a good feeling about this conversion. I know a lot of Holden heads and a lot of Ford heads. They all appreciate old VW's and have no negative thoughts about a Suby motor in the bus. They reckon it is retro and cool. Plus the fact we still have a stocky oldskool 70 beetle means we have the best of both worlds.

I don't want to put the cars in any genre. We just wanna enjoy them :)
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posted on July 31st, 2005 at 07:23 PM


The hoses now on to the radiator.

The total length of hose used was 4030mm for all of the bits

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posted on July 31st, 2005 at 07:25 PM


A blury pic showing the 90 degree bend used to change direction of the hose and keep away from exhaust and other stuff. I have cable tied the hose just for the minute and will put a few clamps on soon.

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posted on July 31st, 2005 at 07:27 PM


I will make a brcaket to hang the header tank from above.

It pretty much just sits there just with the hoses.

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posted on August 2nd, 2005 at 12:29 AM


I didn't get a chance to bleed the cooling system on the weekend, so my mechanic friend who is letting me use his workshop had a look today to see if the water went down after running hot, and he said it took another three litres of water. He ran it again and it started getting to boil? The thermo came on, as the switch sensor is working on the motor, but there was no water flow.

Checked the thermostat and it was jammed shut. Simple things like a $10 thermostat can bring you unstuck very quickly.




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posted on August 2nd, 2005 at 07:38 AM


good to hear it was only the thermostat, funky looking air filter ;) its almost matches the flames :yes:



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posted on August 2nd, 2005 at 08:32 AM


Fleur chose the air filter. I suppose I'm doing a lot of the nuts and bolts stuff, the least she could do was go out and get the air pod. I told her to get a one that she liked, and that is what she come up with.



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posted on August 2nd, 2005 at 08:50 AM


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Fleur chose the air filter. I suppose I'm doing a lot of the nuts and bolts stuff, the least she could do was go out and get the air pod. I told her to get a one that she liked, and that is what she come up with.
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posted on August 13th, 2005 at 03:46 AM


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The hoses now on to the radiator.

The total length of hose used was 4030mm for all of the bits


Hi all,
i'm planning my engine conversion at the moment looking into all different radiator ideas
my question is, if i went this route would i be able to tap into the water hoses by the radiator to run a heater
i was thinking of making a box by the front beam and having the heater matrix and fan there and using the stock bus front pipe to get the heat to the dash

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posted on August 17th, 2005 at 07:14 AM


:starhit: gunna have to keep an eye on ya, might end up following u , into my 73 westy.
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posted on August 29th, 2005 at 08:41 AM


Had a few minutes spare on Saturday, so I had a play with the throttle cable setup. got a temporary thing happening that gives half throttle.

Took it for a drive around the block on and Fleur was more than impressed with the power. "Wicked" was a word she used. I now have to take most of the stuff out, except the motor and tidy it all up. Wrap wires etc

Definitley has got some balls now. :) :) :)




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posted on September 12th, 2005 at 11:44 PM


for the heater you are best off just running it out of the original tubes

then brad modified a a cruiser heater box that sits near the steering box and uses the orig ducting
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posted on October 10th, 2005 at 07:45 PM


wow am I glad I found this site. I have been looking into a type IV swap for my bus an came across some subie stuff that opened my eyes :lol: More power and less money sounds like a much better way to go. Buggy Brad, does the radiator kit you guys have fit a split window bus? or will you be making a kit for splits? I have a 1964 Panel. $1500AUS = about $1100 US right? That doesnt seem too bad considering what all is in the kit.
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posted on October 14th, 2005 at 10:56 AM


Finally found the time to finish the accelerator cable last night. I have designed it so it uses the original cable with no modifications. The setup has turned out really well with a couple of custom bits at the back end that had to meet my very strict guidlines.

- cheap and able to be made from scrap metal/ parts
- strong and not able to wear out
- work efficiently and not put stress on the original cable.
- retain adjustment capabilities
- neat and look like it is meant to be there

I acheived all, and if the cable ever has to be replaced it is a standard $25 item from any VW shop. I have a spare anyway so all is good.

My mechanic friend took it out for a drive this morning and he was veeeery impressed. From a driving point of view it is finished, and it is just the tidying of wiring and hanging everything in place that is required.

I will get pics up in the near future and the bus will be at DOTVW




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posted on October 20th, 2005 at 11:48 AM


Ok latest update.

Put together and fitted Custom Off Road lower crossmember
mounted the radiator expansion tank/ filler properly
mounted charcoal cannister
mounted air cleaner properly
connected VSS
connected Speco 2 & 5/8" tacho part no 52001 fits perfectly in blank guage hole in dash
connected engine check light
connected Speco 2" temp guage part no 52323

Just have to get all of the junk out of it now and clean everything up and it is all done. I will be getting the brakes serviced and new brake hoses fitted to ensure the brake system is in the best condition also.

Can't wait for DOVW




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posted on October 24th, 2005 at 08:41 AM
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Yep, all finished. Went for a bit of driving on the weekend, and runs sweet. Spins both back wheels in first quite easily. Nice loud exhaust. The Commodore kids next door love the sound of it, they reckon it's hot.

The thermo fan comes on at 90 degrees and the guage does not get any higher than that. It cools beautiful, whether you labour it, idle it, whatever.

The rebuilt gearbox was pretty tight at first, but I loosened it up. The torque is great, you can drive from 20kph in third and it will slowly accelerate smoothly until it is doing 100kph.

More pictures will have to come once I get internet back on at home.




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posted on October 24th, 2005 at 06:35 PM


Well done Helbus.
It's a great feeling isn't it. :)
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posted on October 26th, 2005 at 09:21 AM


There will be the pictures, and also it will be at the Day of The Volkswagen show in November down here in Victoria.

Now all I have to do is build a garage to put it in.




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Yep, all finished. Went for a bit of driving on the weekend, and runs sweet. Spins both back wheels in first quite easily. Nice loud exhaust. The Commodore kids next door love the sound of it, they reckon it's hot.

The thermo fan comes on at 90 degrees and the guage does not get any higher than that. It cools beautiful, whether you labour it, idle it, whatever.

The rebuilt gearbox was pretty tight at first, but I loosened it up. The torque is great, you can drive from 20kph in third and it will slowly accelerate smoothly until it is doing 100kph.

More pictures will have to come once I get internet back on at home.


Execellent! congrats. :thumb:beer

BTW, I totally know what you are saying about the torque thing. Smooth as silk and no flat spot. I loved my 1640 in my old bug, but it does not compare to big properly tuned EFI cubes of the Subaru motor. Wait till you see the difference in the fuel bill!:P




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posted on November 13th, 2005 at 09:31 PM


Well I'll make sure it's clean at least! ;)



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