Finally bit the bullet and put the wiring in!
Again the loom was modified by Richard at RJES and it went straight in,
routed to be as neat as possible, then connected up the 4 wires as labelled....oil
light, alt light, ignition and fuel pump.
Then "Fire up the Quattro!"
It fired first time and settled to a tick over straight away, unbelievable!
We took the Bus to Busfest for a shake down. Richard kindly gave it the once
over and gave me a couple of tidying up jobs.
This weekend we went to Brighton Breeze. 460 miles and not a hitch.
This is the best thing I have ever done to my Bus!
It’s easier to drive, smoother and has a proper heater.
We bought all the conversion parts from Richard at RJES and everything we
had was top quality and fit perfectly. It certainly made the job a whole lot
It’s taken us most of the year to find the time to do it, but I reckon we
have less than 2 weeks work in it!
It’s not difficult to do so, if you have been holding back from doing this I
would suggest you get your finger out and DO IT!
As part of the Subaru engine install we said we would develope our own Rear Disc Brake Kit for The Bay Window.
We used the same disc and caliper as used on the Split Screen Rear Wishbone Kit. The disc is mounted to the original Drive flange from the rear hub and the caliper mounted on a new bracket attached to the original backplate bolts....run in some new cables similar to the Split Screen Kit and a pair of Braided Hoses and Bingo! Why did it take so long to get round to doing it!
How about this nifty arrangement.
While the engine was in we worked out how much the sump needed to be clearanced.
We modified the stock sump by taking the volumn from where the oil drain is and adding it to the front where there is usually a large slope. The capacity is the same as stock and the dipstick works to the standard level too. We reduced the depth of the pickup, of course!
Here's our new fuel tank. We have made one as big as possible that will go through the hole!
It holds 70 litres, pickup in the bottom and cut for the stock fuel sender as standard and a return in the front face for the fuel injection.