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Old 01-21-2011, 07:06 PM   #16
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I've got one of these - I figured to just boost the HP of the stock engine which is really not that hard to get 90-100hp out of one.

Mine kinda stalled as more customer projects came into the shop. Need to finish up the body work and then do the Lizard Skin and paint the interior. I have already cut the bamboo for the floor and the camper cushions are done. Other mods to come include custom bumpers, elevation change up about 2in and proper sized all terrain tires to fill the holes.

Looking forward to seeing how yours comes along
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:31 PM   #17
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This is the good side, the other is barf green:


What year is the GPZ?



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Old 01-23-2011, 04:10 PM   #18
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What year is the GPZ?



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In the shots pictured you might find the following:
1983 gpz (just rebuilt the motor, not mine)
1976 rd400 (just sold this to my brother to finance the Pokey Project)
1981 tt500
1965 caprice coupe/4door (also not mine)
1967 ct90 (just put a new piston in it, but i got something goofy in the reduction box so it binds)

Update, dateline The Woods, temperature:20f wind:~20mph
The garage, as it were:

The motor is installed, sort of. It's up against the trans, the splines are meshed, but no nuts are on yet.

I had a hangup with one of the heater lines it took me a bit to find. I cut the hose off and bent the top line down about half an inch. I had to remove the EGR valve, it stuck out too much. Theres no way to rig it so the egr can stay, so i'll be making (40 dollars for a block off plate, lol) a plate to cover it.


I want to leave the throttle body as it is because i'd rather not go through the nightmare of the alternator versus the iac again. I also would like to see if i can run an a/c compressor as a regular compressor, just flip a switch and it'll start pushing air. Hmm.

Anyhow, i'll have to zip the nuts down, then go to work on making the motor mounts hook up to the frame. I'll be using the stock hangers on the frame, and the stock motor mounts on the engine. Maybe some square stock going up to the mount, to the other side, then back out to the other mount.
The motor is probably the physically hardest part. Nothing real tricky about it, line it up, push it in. I had an issue with the ramps being too high, so i had to jack up the right side, take the ramp out, and set it down on a jack stand thats about 9 inches lower. That did the trick :)

(thanks to joz on advrider for lending me his atv jack. worked perfectly just the way i hoped it would :))
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:50 PM   #19
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Glad the ATV/Bike jack did its job. Looks like a great project! I love your 'garage'! Looks a bit drafty.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:39 PM   #20
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Nice "garage" I C. Been there done that; done with that!
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:06 AM   #21
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I see you have an old Yammie U7E in the background. I have one too!
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:06 AM   #22
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Almost, it's a qt50
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:39 PM   #23
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Did some more pokeylogical related activities today:
First off, nuts are tightened now the engine is supported by the trans mounts (temporary of course). The nut for the starter bolt took 15 minutes by itself to do up. No other way to arrange that i suppose but damn.

Took the stock exhaust, stripped the heat shields (and suspiciously asbestos-but-not-actually off of it. Then i whacked the exhaust off the flanges, shortened each piece where it goes onto the flange by about an inch and a half, shortened the bottom leg. This brought the exhaust up under the transaxle, plenty of clearance, and provides a handy and well oriented flange to build the rest of the exhaust off of. I thought i had a clever idea using a zip tie as a nut :B


Finished product: One pokey exhaust manifold!
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:54 AM   #24
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That is looking like it will work out pretty good. I would put a new t-belt and w/pump on that subie motor before you button it all up.

I never really could understand how folks could drive those things around with so little power. The last one I saw around here had oregon plates, and a sticker on the back that said:

"The road is long and this bus is slow,
so if you need to pass me,
go, man, go."



I've got a customer with a vanagon converted to VW 2.0 inline 4cyl power.

I've also seen a vanagon syncro with a pontiac fiero v6 in it, man did that sound so sweet. (also the best use of a fiero I've ever seen!!!)
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:08 PM   #25
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Did astonishingly little in a long period of time today:
Made these thingies for the mustache bar


Then i made some of these plate thingies


Then i boxed them in (white with flux dust)




They go together like this (have to make another little piece to go between the mounts, it'll be a three piece deal, cant make it one piece with the way the motor mount studs are pointed


Then i found a new and exciting way to break a cheap drill


Meh, i got more than $20 worth of use out of it, i'll just exchange it tomorrow :)
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:44 PM   #26
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Lookin good, but did you actually weld your engine mount bracket to the shock?
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:47 PM   #27
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Don't forget to take the fuel tank out and have it dipped while the engine bay is empty. Maybe even throw a new fuel gauge sender in there.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:02 PM   #28
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Lookin good, but did you actually weld your engine mount bracket to the shock?
Just a trick of the eye.
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:01 AM   #29
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I really loved and miss my old Type 2 twin sliding door bus. If it had been 4x4 and had this kind of motor I would have put up with welding up the rusty front beam every two years
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:42 AM   #30
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Then i found a new and exciting way to break a cheap drill


Meh, i got more than $20 worth of use out of it, i'll just exchange it tomorrow :)[/QUOTE]

Had two of those, now I have one, save the parts from the broken one because they WILL come in handy!
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