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thegasmen

posted on 25/3/07 at 08:13 PM Reply With Quote
subaru turbo locust

Has anyone tried to build a locost using a impreza turbo engine they seem rather reasonably priced now a days.


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speedyxjs

posted on 25/3/07 at 08:16 PM Reply With Quote
i think some people have dreamed about it.





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Danozeman

posted on 25/3/07 at 08:26 PM Reply With Quote
As speedy said, alot of people have dreamed about it,

I think theyr too wide being flat 4.





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thegasmen

posted on 25/3/07 at 08:32 PM Reply With Quote
subaru turbo locust

Damn shame
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ned

posted on 25/3/07 at 08:37 PM Reply With Quote
there is a kit out there that utilises this engine, forget which one it is..

Ned.





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tegwin

posted on 25/3/07 at 08:42 PM Reply With Quote
That would be this company:


Linky

[Edited on 25/3/07 by tegwin]

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MikeRJ

posted on 25/3/07 at 08:43 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ned
there is a kit out there that utilises this engine, forget which one it is..

Ned.


Adrenaline Motorsports Murtaya. Nice looking car but nothing like a 7.

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nludkin

posted on 25/3/07 at 08:43 PM Reply With Quote
The Murtaya from Adrenaline Motorsport uses a scooby as a donor. It's in the latest copy of totalkitcar, along with a review of the new Haynes roadster.
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nludkin

posted on 25/3/07 at 08:44 PM Reply With Quote
Doh.. Just beat me to it ;-)
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speedyxjs

posted on 25/3/07 at 08:46 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MikeRJ
quote:
Originally posted by ned
there is a kit out there that utilises this engine, forget which one it is..

Ned.


Adrenaline Motorsports Murtaya. Nice looking car but nothing like a 7.


Looks abit like a mini s2000





How long can i resist the temptation to drop a V8 in?

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omega0684

posted on 25/3/07 at 08:55 PM Reply With Quote
that car looks more like the audi tt





I love Pinto's, even if i did get mine from P&O!

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meany

posted on 25/3/07 at 09:49 PM Reply With Quote
i just did a lenghty reply...clicke to post.
i wasnt logged in...aaargh.

so do a search on here.....you find it has been asked a few times.

gearbox is the prob.

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jlparsons

posted on 25/3/07 at 09:51 PM Reply With Quote
looks nice but just a little bit batman...

Here's a thought - could you fit the scooby engine in something sevenesue but fully faired, like maybe the fury?





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caber

posted on 25/3/07 at 11:05 PM Reply With Quote
Much better for a midi, take the whole front end to the back and get rid of the rear facing shaft output. fix the geometry of the suspension with solid links and stick a frame with a conventional double wishbones at the front, job done sub 3 seconds to 60 !

Caber

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locost_bryan

posted on 26/3/07 at 03:59 AM Reply With Quote
Check out the Saker RSC http://www.sakerextreme.com/index.html

Takes the turbo 4 or the flat 6





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jack trolley

posted on 26/3/07 at 04:50 PM Reply With Quote
I seem to recall a (non-turbo) Subaru-powered RWD Locost from New Zealand
on the YahooGroups Locost List.
The engine stuck out over the chassis rails.

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locost_bryan

posted on 28/3/07 at 04:14 AM Reply With Quote
Used an older pushrod Subie - just fits in a +4 frame iirc.

A WRX with the heads sticking out could have a bit of bling





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