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By Paul Moran (DBA Architect) Date 2007-12-13 22:25
Anyone interested in purchasing a Bremar adapter kit to convert a 4wd Subaru tranxaxle into 2wd?  I'm considering placing a bulk order for them and if I had people ready to take a couple off my hands, the decision would be a lot easier to make.

You can take a look at the details here: http://www.bremarauto.com

Paul...
Chicago, IL
EMPI Imp 1002 ('69)/Subaru EJ20 Turbo/LinkPlus ECU
By @Jeff GS Date 2007-12-13 22:37
Hey Paul,

Seems like a pretty limited market in the buggy world?  Given the only real application is a mid-engine buggy?
You might want to poll one of the Porsche 914 websites, the Subaru engine conversion is fairly popular there and fitting the Subaru transaxle is a natural "extension" for the process (and frees up more 914 trannys for VW conversions!).

Another note, a guy on the 914 World website has posted about some "just out" conversion flanges that adapt a WRX trans to T2 CV joints.  That's the other major hitch in the conversion, be it 914 or buggy application.  Expensive though!

Jeff
By Paul Moran (DBA Architect) Date 2007-12-14 00:33
Albert was talking about running the full "front gear" - Subaru axles, bearing holders and disk brakes.  Now hooking a set of swing plates up to the hubs might be a challenge...

I was also thinking of the kit car world - like the Breman Spyders - mid engined where they are putting Subies in for power.  I'm "supposed to" go and visit the factory but the plans have fallen through a couple months in a row.

At Silver Lake, there are always a number of mid-engined rails.  These are usually smaller 2 seaters.  I think that might another market. 

Paul..
Chicago, IL
EMPI Imp 1002 ('69)/Subaru EJ20 Turbo/LinkPlus ECU
By Mel Adjusted Date 2007-12-15 21:05 Edited 2007-12-16 02:07
I had 2 mid engine rails and using the Subaru bearing carriers and axles would be very simple. The reason I said HAD is I was gone for a couple days with my son and was robbed. I lost two of my rails. One wasn't a big loss but the other really hurt. It was being built to be the first turbo'd car in the SCORE off road racing program and was a long travel Subaru mid-engine rail. It weighed 1000 lbs and had 500 HP. I was almost in tears when I seen it was gone. So now because of $$$$ and I was doing it without sponsers I'll be set back for a year. I have another mid-engine frame setup I could use for a pre-runner but the one was a real lost... Damn, I hate thiefs. I hope they enjoy it.

Paul: If you plan on ordering the kits I'll take a adaptor sleeve. I have a extra block off plate.
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By Paul Moran (DBA Architect) Date 2007-12-15 21:25
I'll put you down for one adapter sleeve. That's frustrating to come home and find that thieves have been there.  How cooperative are the local authorities in Mexico?  I wonder if you could set up some kind of a sting - seems like they will keep coming back until they get caught.

Paul...
Chicago, IL
EMPI Imp 1002 ('69)/Subaru EJ20 Turbo/LinkPlus ECU
By Mel Adjusted Date 2007-12-16 02:16
The local Federalies are next to useless except to take money under the table to not see anything. My friends and I are working on a plan on trying to recover the cars at least. I lost alot. Cameras, computers, tools and even my toothpaste.
It appears they wanted more but run out of room to haul it all.. I'm sure the'll try to get more, well see.
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By Dennis D 703 Date 2007-12-16 06:08
Paul,

You can put me down for one kit (both parts).  Please shoot me an email and just let me know how much it will be.

Thanks,
Dennis
By charliew Date 2007-12-24 05:47 Edited 2007-12-24 05:50
Hi Paul, you could probably start a thread on club narp at 914 world and get others interested in the bremar to subscribe to get a group buy. It's been just recently done by I think D914. Porscharu is the one that spent a year getting some subie tranny stub adapters to hold type 2 cv's. He has said a price but hasn't taken any orders yet, they'll probably be about 500.00 with the price going down some as the quantity goes up. The adapter flanges really look nice in the pictures. They are the right length when used with stock bus axles that get a little machine work to fit a 914 with the tranny set to where the axles are straight with the flanges. The machine work is to make the axle fit the different width cv's. There's a good explanation at club narp.

I have started a 914 subie and put the fiberjet subie on hold. I decided the 914 would be a easier to complete project. It's all already been done. I'm still planning on the buggy but the radiator in the front is a real challenge. The motor with a short pan and headers will also work in the 914 except I can also use the subie tranny.

On the subie trannys, The stuff I have read is the wrx tranny was improved in 03 to be stronger. I'm using a 96 twin turbo tranny because they came with more hp and are supposed to have hardened gears to be more durable than the na cars and the first wrx's.

The Bremar stuff is nice stuff. When you get a sleeve and the plate you will see how you could weld up the center dif. and make a plate and do it cheaper but not prettier.

Charliew
By surfbeetle Date 2008-01-23 21:49
I read on another forum which I can't remember, that a guy was taking the subie trans and clearancing the inside of the trans and then having a new diff made with the angle of the teeth changed so that the trans could be installed in a rear engine car and have 5 forward gears.  This may be the ticket to allow it to be used in a rear wheel drive , rear engine car
By Mel Adjusted Date 2008-01-24 06:24
My first one was a welded center differantial with a homemade backing plate. The engine had too much power and blew the welds in a heart beat. My next one was a sleeve like Bremars and it cost more than gold, but it still a working. My third one was a Bremae kit and thats the way to go. Cost me $410 AU including shiping and its a work of art.
At my age.. Everything I buy comes with a lifetime guarantee..
http://mel-adjusted.zoints.com/
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