GermanLook Forums

GermanLook Forums (
-   Engines (
-   -   DOHC Subaru cutting help (

Hoghead October 11th 2020 23:49

DOHC Subaru cutting help
1971 Standard Beetle and I am trying to fit a 2.0 Subaru EJ20K (DOHC, no variable valve timing, with turbo) and at the stage of trying to jam the engine into a too small body opening
It all sounded so easy when I bought the bits, and didn't catch the part about a single cam fits without cutting

Box is a 915 on a Bug@5speed mounting kit using a Kennedy adaptor plate. I am in Thailand so frame cutting to move the engine forward is not allowed. 944T aluminium arms on coil overs, 996/944 brakes, Turbo twist wheels, Imhor IFS

I have removed the rear apron for ease of access, but at this point it looks like there is no way that this engine is going to fit in there, and I am too far down the wormhole to turn back now.
Boxing in the rear firewall to clear the turbo and removing the inner fenderwell boxes in the engine compartment, is easy enough. It is amputating the tips of the inner fenders to clear the cams that is giving me cause.
Pics and comments would be greatly appreciated before I start cutting

Unfortunately a stockish look would seem to be impossible with the cutting required??

Steve C October 12th 2020 05:16

3 Attachment(s)

This how I did it but I moved my trans forward 100 mm. User jakriz may have some posts that would help you, he flipped his trans mount and fitted a quad cam motor in.


Hoghead October 12th 2020 05:33

Thanks for the pics
I have the 915 box as far forward as possible using the Bug@5speed nosecone, as frame cutting is frowned upon here.

So you also had to cut the inner fender tips off - I see no way around that, and like you, I will have to dream up some way to put it back together with a removable section once the lump is installed

Looks like you cut the rear firewall completely out. Are you mounting the intercooler in the stock Suby location on the engine front?
I was thinking of a box for turbo clearance, and a remote mounted intercooler over the gearbox, next to my air-con condenser

Steve C October 12th 2020 15:31

2 Attachment(s)

I did cut the firewall out and then boxed it in. I'm using a G50 trans.

You could mount the inter cooler inside the car and you would only need to cut a hole for the pipe work to run through. I did this on my WBX powered 1302, photo attached

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:47.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc. 2002-2017. All Rights Reserved