Manxter #168 - Sherbert Orange Subaru Powered

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Re: Manxter #168 - Sherbert Orange Subaru Powered

Postby Brad Connell » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:10 pm

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Re: Manxter #168 - Sherbert Orange Subaru Powered

Postby Brad Connell » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:15 pm

Now it is on wheels we move it into the Assembly bay where it will get its Subaru Engine, custom wiring loom, fuel tank and final assembly.

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Like all our Subaru Engines this EJ25 SOHC was fully built by SubiWorks using quality OEM Subaru Parts and many years of experience.

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One of the issues with the Subaru Engine is the low hanging factory sump and headers. All our Subaru Engines are fitted with custom Sumps and Stainless Steel Headers. With these in place we gain more than an extra 3" of ground clearance, maintain factory oil capacity and get a much better exhaust system.

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Re: Manxter #168 - Sherbert Orange Subaru Powered

Postby Brad Connell » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:14 am

With the Manxter 2+2 Running a Subaru Engine with is EFI there is a need to do either do some modifications to the stock style Subaru Fuel Tank or build a Custom fuel tank to suit. As this is a right hand drive build we will build a custom alloy fuel tank which will hold around 15 gals and allow us to use a factory in tank Subaru Fuel Pump.

We start out by measuring the hole and then drawing it up in CAD. From there we cut panels and begin the fold and fill.

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The Fuel tank has a built in surge tank and goes around the steering column.

We then make the top and do a test fit.

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Once we are happy we weld it all out and pressure test it

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Once it has passed a pressure test we fit the factory in tank pump. We have to use a Speed Hut sender for the fuel gauge as the factory Subaru one has a float arm that will not fit in the tank cavity.

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A breather and cap sit at the top so you can fill it on the angle. We center mount the cap so you never have to worry about which side the fuel filler is on.

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Re: Manxter #168 - Sherbert Orange Subaru Powered

Postby Brad Connell » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:22 am

Now the buggy has fuel it needs power. Running a Subaru Engine using the Factory Subaru ECU means it will run like a Subaru but we need to make a custom loom.

The loom uses a custom Fue block setup that tucks in just below the windscreen to allow easy access should you need to change a fuse or relay.

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The Loom is build on a table and tested with the Subaru ECU.
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Where required we use waterproof connectors to allow easy removal or stuff. One such area is the hood and head lights. We wire in a connector to make it simple to remove with a clip.

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The Factory Subaru ECU, in this case from a 2002 Forester is tested, modified and installed.

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We fit them into a custom sealed box which is fitted under the rear of the body

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Once everything is in we add fuses and relays and do a test run

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All done

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Re: Manxter #168 - Sherbert Orange Subaru Powered

Postby Brad Connell » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:29 am

The Seats a from PRP and custom colour matched to the buggy.

We use a Meyers Manx fitting kit which gives a good fit and safe bolt point complete with sliders and sandwich plates.

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The PRP Seats are a great fit and give good support

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Of course no build would be complete without a Factory Subaru 5 Speed transmission from SubaruGears :D

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And a sweet SpeedHut Dash setup to suit the Manxter

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Re: Manxter #168 - Sherbert Orange Subaru Powered

Postby Brad Connell » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:33 am

With a Subaru Power Plant we need to have a radiator. In this application we use a custom unit that fits into the rear Manxtyer 2+2 Wing.

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It fits in well and provides easy plumbing of the EJ 25 Engine.

When the engine is in place and fitted with one of our hand made tig welded stainless steel exhaust systems it all tucks in nicely with the Manxter 2+2 rear barwork.

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Of course it wouldn't be much of a build it didn't run like a Subaru so once it is all plumbed and wired we do a few test starts and runs to allow the ECU to learn about its new home.



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