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#1 cjzeppy

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 10:48 PM

I've been searching the forums for any source of attempts/trials but with no luck. Interested in knowing if anyone has tried or competed install of a mustang II style front suspension on their 510 for a larger engine bay? Would be very interested in build thread links or any general information.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 01:46 AM

What goal are you hoping to accomplish?

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:44 AM

Why ?



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:28 AM

http://community.rat...ary-powered-510

Closest thing I've seen to it.

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#5 cjzeppy

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:43 AM

Looking at an engine swap that won't fit width wise under the hood of a 510 using the stock strut towers. Swap won't be mentioned because it may change if original plans fail. Only clues will be 4 cylinder and hasn't been swapped into a dime yet.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:53 AM

So, boxer motor then?
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#7 cjzeppy

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:56 AM

So, boxer motor then?


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 08:49 AM

Hub to hub is probibly too wide. If you narrowed the crossmember to fit the wheels in the stock location it would probibly be too narrow.

Might be good for dohc v8 swap though

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:38 AM

Mustang 2 front ends were popular in kit built cars.  If you can get old magazine copies there are probably construction articles in there.



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 12:29 PM

Ej18 - ej22 are the narrowest Subaru engines. I suppose you could consider a truck suspension conversion, which is what the rotary car pictured has. His is modified Toyota 2wd

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:05 PM

Ej18 - ej22 are the narrowest Subaru engines. I suppose you could consider a truck suspension conversion, which is what the rotary car pictured has. His is modified Toyota 2wd


I was looking at an FA20 from a BRZ/FRS drivetrain for the swap. I will need to look into the build of that truck front end to document the parts needed. And eventually when I get my 510 home I will need to borrow a boxer engine for measurements and possible a fitment trial.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 04:09 PM

So, boxer motor then?

 

I'd rather have a built VW air cooled....

 

Just saying.



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:31 PM

Car is built by "twisted images". Tube frame car with heavily modified Toyota 2wd front suspension. His build thread is in the projects area.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:42 PM

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:57 PM

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I need more details on this! How in the world did that fit in between strut towers when a typical boxer is 32.5 inches wide?

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 08:31 PM

I need more details on this! How in the world did that fit in between strut towers when a typical boxer is 32.5 inches wide?

coilover small diameter springs will allow you to notch the strut towers for cleareance


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 08:38 PM

that was a EJ series motor (I think) ... there was no extra room for a wider motor, and he drilled holes in the towers to get at the spark plugs

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:03 PM

I need more details on this! How in the world did that fit in between strut towers when a typical boxer is 32.5 inches wide?


Which one is "typical"? Ej25 is wider than ej18, and ea82 is between them.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:29 PM

and a 510 has no structural place to attach a IFS kit that's designed for a car with a frame

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:32 PM

Couple more pics.

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Based on the valve cover/4cam design and the turbo, I'm inclined to believe it's a EJ20G from the early 90s.

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