I needed a new throttle cable since I omitted the stock pedal and the solid bar that ran thru the tunnel. I wasn’t super happy about the prior custom cable because it was quit thick and seemed to have excessive friction. I sourced a custom unit from Pegasus Racing with one end terminated with threaded shaft to attach to the ball and stud for the accelerator pedal. I wanted an 8mm barrel at the other end but unfortunately they don’t have that capability so I just ordered it unterminated. I harvested the brass barrel on the previous unit but needed some way of retaining it. I found several YouTube vid explaining a method where by you drill into a piece of wood, pack the hole with flux and use a torch to heat it up the melt solder into the hole. While it’s still molten, stick the wire cable (cleaned, oil free and it’s end splayed) into the hole with the molten solder. Remove the butane torch and let it cool. After, pull it from the now charred block if wood and you have it ready to shape. Believe it or not , it actually holds! Oh, I also sourced banjo fitting and found that Pegasus had a banjo bolt that I can use for the break light. U can see in the last photo.
Alright, that at should do it. Slight mod to the stock shift rod by cutting it down 1/2″ and corrected the angle so it would enter into the shifter in a flat plane to minimize binding. Welded it back together and connected the shifter to the trans. Can’t wait to test is out. Ok, I think I’ve neglected all my chores for the weekend, better cram 2 days if stuff into 2 hours!
Not sure if the floor board is the same on later cars as it is with early SWB cars but there is a fairly large hump on the left side of the foot well. This required the substrate aluminum that the Tilton pedal is attached to to wobble. After some trimming of the aluminum and a run for mounting hardware, everything is now attached. I think I will run a short flexible hydraulic line from each brake master to the stock hard line and one long flexible line from the clutch master all the way back to the clutch slave. Bolted the seat in btw and with the shifter pedestool and the new pedals, wow…. Just wow, feels great!
Another productive day. Got up early and hit the local metal shop, Alco, not too far from the house. Picked up some remnants to build the pedal base support and the shifter pedestool. I took a tracing of the shifter base and while I was at it, disassembled to Wevo shifter and flipped the lock out for reverse since the 901 and the Subaru 5 speed are opposite. With the shifter base planned out I got to cutting, drilling and welding. Almost ran out of gas but just made it on this tank on near vapors! Got the pedal base completed too but lacked the necessary hardware to mount . Hopefully I can get to modifing the shift bar tomorrow and that should complete the major fabrication and just need to order parts for hydraulics and custom axles.
Received an order of OEM hardware to bolt the flywheel and pressure plate and clutch disc alignment tool as well as proper bolts for the transaxle to motor. Bolted everything together and slide everything back in place. Needed to trim here and there around the stock suby starter and for the stock suby clutch slave. Looks like she was born there. Made a little adapter to connect the Subaru shift rod to the Wevo shift coupler so I can use the Porsche shift rod (will likely need to be shortened slightly though). I’ll start on the pedestool for shift tower soon. Started in next project…new pedal cluster for hydraulic clutch and improved braking biasing. Need to make a run to get some material and start fabricating!
Subaru 5 speed all buttoned up with the reverse ring pinion, LSD, new seals, and modified nose cone. Subaru to 930 CV flange affixed and fabricated mount using stock Porsche support. Decided to use the stock Subaru clutch slave and just bit the bullet and will go with a Tilton 3 pedal cluster to simplify the install. Motor and trans should be reunited and installed back into the car next weekend. Axle lengths then can be determined and ordered from Sway Away (930cv to 912/914 cv).
Selling the Outfront Adapter Plate/Kennedy Adapter Flywheel/Sach Stage II pressure plate and clutch for the 901. < 1000 miles. Contact me if interested.
I want to get the trans in this winter. Not that the Bay Area gets that cold in winter but I’m a pussy. I decided to start while the gettin is good. I knew I’d be pulling the motor and trans in and out repeatedly to take care of interference and to mock up the rear support and doing this all my self would be quit a chore. Instead, I sourced a dead case that a rod had tried to escape at speed. With that and a disassembled trans case, I found the areas on the seat hump that needed massaging with a precision big fuckin hammer. After an hour or so of getting out my aggression, I was able to locate were the new hole for the shift rod would enter the cab. The original 901 shifter is in the 6 o’clock position while the suby unfortunately is in the 11 o’clock position and has to go over the torsion tube. Anyway, got it mostly mocked up but still need a few more love taps to be “perfect.”
Sorry all, wish I was posting from the Monterey Historics but no such luck. My daily driver, an F-150 with a quarter million miles blew a head gasket and I needed to replace that ASAP! I’m not one on originality so I looked to my Porsche inspiration, Bob Tilton. Being the end of the model year proved good time to pit one dealer against another for my business and with the family in tow, hit the sales floor. They must have been very motivated and in the end came away very happy and keys in hand. I’ve always heard one should own a black car at least once in your life (or was that a V12… maybe that will have to be next.). At any rate, the new ride us rollin TDI, DSG and 4 door JSW. Wife, kids and the dog are quit happy and with a crazy 250ft•lbs on boost, so am I!
ok this is getting sad, last 2 post on my site are just repost of videos….fail. Not done much to the care but hard to take her off the road when the California driving is so nice.
Yes I know, I’m a fan boy but come on, how can you not love his vids.
btw, transaxle essentially done and now just waiting to take the ole girl off the road for a month or two for the swap and some interesting additions by the name of Ohlins more on that later.