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Post by spegru » Tue May 21, 2019 10:19 am

In interesting idea crossed my mind
Subaru Impreza WRX STi engine, but not 4WD - so Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86 RWD gearbox
325BHP out of the box, combined with very short length that could fit easily where that Ford v6 was?

Hmmmm



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Post by spegru » Tue May 21, 2019 10:35 am

Not as cheap as I hoped though......



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Post by philhoward » Tue May 21, 2019 11:00 am

Length - fine. Width?...


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Post by spegru » Tue May 21, 2019 11:47 am

Luckily I can easily check that. I'll get my tape measure out...



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Post by spegru » Tue May 21, 2019 1:11 pm

WRX engine Max width 802cm
Essex V6 incl Exhaust manifolds 750cm but there is spare room in there I think above the chassis. Main problem likely to be steering shaft



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Post by manny » Tue May 21, 2019 1:28 pm

spegru wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 1:11 pm
WRX engine Max width 802cm
Essex V6 incl Exhaust manifolds 750cm but there is spare room in there I think above the chassis. Main problem likely to be steering shaft
go full electric for the steering :)



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Post by philhoward » Tue May 21, 2019 1:36 pm

You’d also be raising the crank centreline, hence the gearbox too?


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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue May 21, 2019 1:38 pm

If its a four pot your after B204 ? (or is it 234??)

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Post by philhoward » Tue May 21, 2019 1:48 pm

B204 - 2 litre. B234 - 2.3 litre.


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Post by spegru » Tue May 21, 2019 3:17 pm

I thought the Subaru engines were EJ20 or EJ25 etc?

Yes raising the block would raise the gearbox. Would require a test fit to find out more. Unfortunately I am not in a position to do that though



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Post by David Tew » Tue May 21, 2019 3:54 pm

philhoward wrote:
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B204 - 2 litre. B234 - 2.3 litre.
Isn't that the SAAB? :)


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Tue May 21, 2019 4:03 pm

Mikey was simply suggesting
MikeyBikey wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 1:38 pm
If its a four pot your after B204 ? (or is it 234??)

very successful according to the facebook thread
As in “if your looking for a powerful 4 pot, why don’t you have a look at the SAAB lumps”


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Post by David Tew » Tue May 21, 2019 4:23 pm

Yup, I see that now! Sorry Phil. :hand:


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Tue May 21, 2019 6:25 pm

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Post by Dcrosby13 » Tue May 21, 2019 6:26 pm

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