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    No prizes for guessing what was in the first parcel...



    My very own Subarugears 5 speed reversed gearbox kit.

    It didn't arrive safely however. The box was wet and falling apart. A note from parcelforce said that they reboxed it, put in in a bag and it was not their fault cause that is how they received it.

    Only 1 part was broken, the plastic gauge to set the pinion depth. I could glue it together again or ask someone if I could borrow theirs once I get that far.

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    Very nice, I had not seen these before I have just had a brief look at their web site and it dose not mention wheel size that it will fit. When I fitted the Citroen calipers to my fronts the split pin caught the wheel weights so had to be cut down but shows how close they where to the inner wall of the wheel on my 14 inch wheels. Looking forward to seeing how this works out, how much more have you got to do to Dave's car?

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    The second parcel is much better :-) and that will improve the car soooooo much. I have the plastic bits and spanner so just let me know when you want them.

    Dirk

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    Are you changing the engine or making an adapter plate?

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    Thanks Dirk,
    I have the special spanner, marking grease, back lash jig etc. and I'll give you a nod when I get closer to needing the depth gauge, thanks

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    Dirk,

    According to Todd at Subarugears, my 14 inch alloys can still be used with the Subabrakes. Rear track is increased by 20mm per side, if memory serves correct.

    Subarugears do several adapter plates & fly wheels to fit various engines to the Subaru trans-axle. but at present they do not have one for the Mazda V6. However, they will have soon as Todd has said he will make one for me. Design is free, just the normal cost of one they do stock. He gets to add it to his catalog. I don't fancy trying to make a flywheel & adapter and have already taken advantage of the exchange rate to get the job started.

    Still a few big jobs to do on the GolfKart, fit sunroof, fit canopy, fit actuators, fit side windows, remove engine, fit new pushrod tubes, fit engine cover, louver, side skirts, brake pads & that is about it.

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    Wow! Some nice kit there, you like those V6s, is it the same weight as your current lump?
    Look forward to seeing the rear brakes go together as well - keep the updates coming.

    What final drive (ratio) did you go for on the reverse drive kit? I have the 4.444, I also have a pinion gauge in a box somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushboy View Post
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    Subarugears do several adapter plates & fly wheels to fit various engines to the Subaru trans-axle. but at present they do not have one for the Mazda V6. However, they will have soon as Todd has said he will make one for me. Design is free, just the normal cost of one they do stock. He gets to add it to his catalog. I don't fancy trying to make a flywheel & adapter and have already taken advantage of the exchange rate to get the job started [...]
    Tread carefully man. Subarugears were going to supply me with a engine mount bracket (not an adapter) for a VW Type 4 lump; It was 4 weeks away ... then 6 weeks away ... then after Xmas...

    It never happened. And in the end it was holding up the build I went down a different route (Flatlands made one for me). There were other issues as well with that organisation that I won't bore you with.
    You speak the same language, so I hope you fare a bit better :-(

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    G'day Steve,
    I'm still running the same Mazda V6 that I have been running for the last 10 years. The final drive is 3.9:1

    The depth gauge may be able to be glued together but I knew there were a couple laying disued in Nova/Avante garages around the country that I may ask to borrow.

    I have been looking for an alternative rear disc setup for some time. I like to be a little different to main stream (EMPI) and the Subaru setup uses a drum brake for the parking brake that sits inside the disc. Advantage as I see it is the rear caliper then only has 1 job to do & is not compromised by having to seal a push shaft of some description.

    I will document the conversion, just need to find a donor rear end of a Subaru. Any one know a decent Subaru salvage yard?

    Bushboy
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushboy View Post
    No prizes for guessing what was in the first parcel...

    My very own Subarugears 5 speed reversed gearbox kit.

    Bushboy
    Ooh, love boxes of shiny bits turning up, hopefully all these projects will keep your mind off what the future holds.

    Best of luck with your clutch too.

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    MicksRedNova2 may take as long as the original!!

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