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1974 Bus Subaru conversion.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree air bags would be awesome, might be outside of my skill level to tackle.

I purchased the RMW throttle body reverser but unfortunately it will not work with my 2002 Subaru 2.5L. From 2000 - 2002 all Subaruís had the idle speed control valve relocated to on top of the throttle body. This relocation of the valve means that when the throttle body is installed with the reverser in the engine, there is not enough room for the throttle body, it hits the manifold. if the reverser angle was to be less it would prevent the throttle body from hitting the manifold. I will be ordering one from Busaru.com there throttle body reverser is closer to a 45 +-deg angle apposed to RMW 80 +-deg. The throttle body was also modified to allow the idle speed control valve to vent thru the reverser.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shouldn't the throttle body be rotated 180?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The TB can go either direction I was hopping to keep the linkage and the wiring ports on the same side as original otherwise they won't reach. either direction it interferes with the manifold. thout about cutting off the heater pipes that connect to the manifold to gain clearance but i might experience freezing in colder days. plus when reversed 180 the RMW manifold doesn't cover the air inlet for the TB.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember that bus well. Did it still have the cinder brick cup holder between the seats when you bought it?

Good luck with the build!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes cup holder still there, and thanks for the encouragement, got some detailing done while I wait for my new throttle body reverser. painted the intake manifold and modified the alternator belt pulley guard so it no longer requires the power steering pump to bolt to.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good. Glad you kept the brick. It's a surprisingly good idea.

Man that engine is looking sick! That high top is going to be leaning while you fly around corners in your Subaru rally bus.

Thanks for posting!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, my new reverser arrived today from the good people from Busaru. much better design for my application, the inside diameter is much closer to the throttle body diameter. and the bolt holes match, I built a block off plate from a piece of scrap 1/2" aluminium to cover the air inlet, this way I can keep the throttle body right side up. will need to extend some wires to the TB.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manufactured a new throttle cable mount thanks to left over parts rom IKEA, works perfect. I plan on connecting the Subaru cable to the one from the bus.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought a new starter from CIP apparently the stock bus starter lacks the ponies to start the new engine, not sure if the starter I chose is the best choice. seems most people go to the Bosch starter from the Diesel TDI. I guess I will find out the hard way. the starter needs a minor modification to fit.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man this is starting to look good, I would love to throw this in a go-kart, the RMW adapter plate was strait forward to install. all thats left to do is install the thermostat bypass from Tom Shiels. and of course the dreaded wiring harness.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrapperDog wrote:
Man this is starting to look good, I would love to throw this in a go-kart


As one with a karting background, that's ridiculous. Laughing

But my God! That's a fun looking little package.
Keep going!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

man - that is looking GREAT! have you fired it up on the bench yet?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet, I think I recognize that high top. It was at "Bondo Bob's" when he was still in business. I remember looking it over years ago, is this the same one?
(Only photo I had, but certainly would ID it correctly)



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, small world, looks like it, wish you had more pictures, love to see the history of the van, I do know it was purchased locally at Victoria Volkswagen on Douglas. thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zinkengruven wrote:
"Bondo Bob's"


LOL!
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