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I seem to recall relatively recent talk of folks converting Subarus, yet
I can't find any examples in the EV Album or with Google, etc.

So... has anyone converted a "modern" Subaru (ie Forester, etc)?


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I'm no expert, but I seem to recall that Mike Brown wrote something
about the Subaru transmissions being different enough to cause
conversion issues. This info could be dated and is definitely vague,
but it may help.

john

Jim Coate wrote:
> I seem to recall relatively recent talk of folks converting Subarus, yet
> I can't find any examples in the EV Album or with Google, etc.
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> So... has anyone converted a "modern" Subaru (ie Forester, etc)?
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Here's a quote from Miek Brown's book, Convert It:

"Subarus and rotary Mazdas have a design that recesses the flywheel into
the back of the engine. This requires a very thick and expensive
adapter plate for the electric motor. For that reason, I don't
recommend them."

dated 1993. Subaru may have changed their design since then, but I'm
not privy to that info.

john

Jim Coate wrote:
> I seem to recall relatively recent talk of folks converting Subarus, yet
> I can't find any examples in the EV Album or with Google, etc.
>
> So... has anyone converted a "modern" Subaru (ie Forester, etc)?
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Have you looked at this project? http://www.proev.com/ The work history
page has a detailed diary of the work performed, the only thing, they
have bolt two motors directly to the differentials rather than using the
transmission. Which maybe not what you are after.

Cheers,

Nik

John A. Evans - N0HJ wrote:
> Here's a quote from Miek Brown's book, Convert It:
>
> "Subarus and rotary Mazdas have a design that recesses the flywheel into
> the back of the engine. This requires a very thick and expensive
> adapter plate for the electric motor. For that reason, I don't
> recommend them."
>
> dated 1993. Subaru may have changed their design since then, but I'm
> not privy to that info.
>
> john
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> Jim Coate wrote:
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>> I seem to recall relatively recent talk of folks converting Subarus, yet
>> I can't find any examples in the EV Album or with Google, etc.
>>
>> So... has anyone converted a "modern" Subaru (ie Forester, etc)?
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On 5 Sep 2007 at 9:24, Zeke Yewdall wrote:

> The Justy is pretty nice and much smaller

Back when you could actually see them on the roads, I thought a 4WD Justy
would make an interesting hybrid project - leave the ICE on the front wheels
and power the rear diff with a beefy motor. It'd be heavy, though, and
you'd lose the back seat (where else could you put the battery?). It's a
moot point now anyway since, at least where I am, all the Justys have made
their final rides to the boneyards.

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