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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2014, 07:46:15 PM »
You can reverse the starer but it too difficult. Fitting the scuby starter isn't difficult, all you need to do is make an adapter plate and make the access slot in the side of the bellhousing a bit larger to take the larger diameter scuby starter.
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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2014, 09:17:38 PM »
What about fitting the scooby engine, gearbox and starter? Would that be easier than making an adaptor plate for the 126 gearbox


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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2014, 07:12:21 PM »
I believe this would be the best option, but you need to reverse the rotation of the gearbox output shafts. This can be done with a crown wheel and pinion kit from scubygears in Australia, can't find an importer in Britain. I believe the kit costs around £1000+. Others have turned gearboxes upside down to reverse the output shafts, I read somewhere that this was not an option with the scuby gearbox. Therefore I have opted for the cheaper option to fabricate an adapter plate. If funds become available I would like to buy the conversion kit.
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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2014, 07:37:07 PM »
See below website for the crownwheel and pinion conversion kits

http://www.subarugears.com/Pricing/Pricing.html

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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2014, 10:08:03 PM »
Ahh, I'll probably go for the same idea as you then lol


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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2014, 09:52:23 PM »
Hi all, just received a scuby starter, second hand from ebay, and it works.  The problem now is the dog gear is the wrong pitch.  I am now trying to graft the dog126 drive clutch onto the scuby.  An alternative is to fit the scuby flywheel and try to find a friction plate with a similar diameter that fits the 126 spline or fit the scuby ring gear to the 126 flywheel.
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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2014, 10:12:35 PM »
Wouldn't you be able to use the 126 fly wheel with scooby starter?


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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2014, 10:13:13 PM »
Or, take the 'dog gear' off the 126 starter and fit that to the scooby motor some how maybe?


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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2014, 09:08:34 PM »
Dom the pitch of the ring gear on the scuby is greater than the 126.  I have looked at grafting the dog gear from the 126 to the scuby but will need to check the clutch mechanism to see if this is possible, even if it is possible I will have to reduce the diameter of the armature shaft to suit the 126. I suppose the ring gear from the scuby could be fitted to the 126 flywheel by shrinking on a steel ring to suit the scuby ring gear. So might take a bit longer to complete the first stage of the conversion.
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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2014, 11:51:01 PM »
Ahh right I understand now, doesn't anywhere produce one? Or one from another car maybe? Save you having to manufacture one yourself?


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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2014, 11:29:13 AM »
When I contacted Scars they said the kit would cost £2000 plus and they would need the car and scuby engine and part of the kit was a specially built starter. I also tried to make contact with Alistair down in OZ, he has build photos on Nigels 'Retro 500 site' but he has not divulged what started motor he eventually adopted, he also tried the 126 starter and found it not powerful enough to turn the scuby. The search goes on when I resolve the problem I will post how and what I used.
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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2014, 01:51:29 PM »
Ahh right, I understand the issue now, hope to see this thread continue though, should be doing the same with mine once I've got the engine, is yours the turbo 1.8?


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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2014, 06:21:38 PM »
It is the 1.8 out of the pickup, normally aspirated EA81.
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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2014, 09:58:24 PM »
Ahh right, I'm going to be going for the 1.8 turbo or 2.0 turbo from an Impreza or wagon hopefully :)


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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2014, 08:08:14 PM »
Just spent all morning at a starter motor specialist, very helpful guy, he went back and forth looking for starters to try against my flywheel. Found a vw starter hot of a polo that meshed OK but it would be difficult to fit, large sections of the bell housing would have to be removed and special adapter and distance pieces made.  Eventually we found a starter from an old rover 820 auto, I was told it was an anti clock starter Iwill check it all out tomorrow.
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