1981 Aircooled Westy to Subaru EJ25 Conversion

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Re: 1981 Aircooled Westy to Subaru EJ25 Conversion

Postby pionte » 11 Aug 2015, 20:20

Lake Garda ! wow that was a serious destination for your first camping trip in the van, so spooky that you found the parking ticket ! I believe these vans have a way of finding their way home or to the people that should have them ..

My particular van, I bought with a friend 5 yeas ago, she sadly passed away and the van was sold a year later , it resurfaced on a Facebook page late last year and I bought it back, requiring a total rebuild and new engine, hence the subaru 2.5 that is now fitted, The engine pulls like a steam train ! I can just stick it in 5th and use the torque , I think it could easily pull a sixth gear !

Have you had any issues ? is there anything that you would have done differently in hindsight ?

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Re: 1981 Aircooled Westy to Subaru EJ25 Conversion

Postby Domino » 15 Jul 2016, 05:07

Very good build and lots of helpful stuff , thanks for pointing me in this direction , you may end up getting asked a few question now though lol
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Re: 1981 Aircooled Westy to Subaru EJ25 Conversion

Postby Dollytony » 15 Jul 2016, 06:21

No worries. :ok
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Re: 1981 Aircooled Westy to Subaru EJ25 Conversion

Postby eddbmxdude » 07 Jan 2018, 12:41

I know this is a bit of a thread resurrection but is there any chance of uploading these photos somewhere where they can be seen again?
My brother and I are off to pick up a donor 2.5 Legacy today and seeing photos of a conversion would be invaluable. Especially of the cooling system. Luckily we have a late watercooled van, so it's not going to be ask much work as yours but the cooling system and how the Scoob system plumbs into the van seems to be the part of the conversion I can find least about online.

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Re: 1981 Aircooled Westy to Subaru EJ25 Conversion

Postby slowcoach » 07 Jan 2018, 14:06

I'd just get the joining pieces from rjes, they fit and work :-) nenewing your rad and long water pipes is a sound addition to any new engine. Give him a call anyway, he'll give you the info you need for parts. Reverse the subaru coolant manifold for a much simplified engine bay too!
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Re: 1981 Aircooled Westy to Subaru EJ25 Conversion

Postby Dollytony » 08 Jan 2018, 09:50

Hi Edd,

I will try to fix the photos over the next few days.

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Re: 1981 Aircooled Westy to Subaru EJ25 Conversion

Postby multisi » 08 Jan 2018, 10:00

Go to RJES site click conversion details which has lots of the info you need .
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Re: 1981 Aircooled Westy to Subaru EJ25 Conversion

Postby Dollytony » 08 Jan 2018, 10:59

All my photos reinstated using the ~original fix for the photobucket links, not sure how long this fix will work for.
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Re: 1981 Aircooled Westy to Subaru EJ25 Conversion

Postby eddbmxdude » 09 Jan 2018, 07:12

I've read the RJES site back to front, upside down and inside out. It's a little dated though.

Tony, massive thank you! As they say, a picture tells a thousand words.

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