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Not what I was alluding to.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:51 PM
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The measurements of my setup are as follows:
1) Centerline of axle to the outside of crankshaft pulley is 24". There is at least another 1" of clearance needed for protrusion of plastic covers and exhaust manifold.
2) Centerline of axle to the back of modified Subaru transmission case is 15".

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Therefore in mid engine configuration, subaru engine would be located where shown by the red line, about 6" into the cabin. This would require rear firewall to be moved into the cabinet by about 8".

So how does that compare to your setup?
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Old 03-31-2017, 01:27 PM
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FFR 818 has the following dimensions:

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Note that reversed subaru transmission used in my setup has trimed case (at 15") whereas 818 uses unmodified case with black of plate (at 21").

Engine location in 818 and as in most mid engine cars limits driver's seat adjustability. For this reason most mid-engine cars utilize either long wheelbase, forward locating cockpit or pushed back rear axle to improve weight distribution and ergonomics of the cockpit.
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Old 04-01-2017, 09:46 AM
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Thanks sector. Have not pulled the body yet, but my CTR axle to motor assy FT dimension is about the same or slightly less...just roughing it.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:39 AM
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For Cimbria SS owners...this should give an approximation of how far forward the aft bulkhead was moved to clear my Toronado 455ci/THM425 pkg. The rear ducting used to supply the aft cabin, now it's in the engine compartment...and there's still room behind the seats. I'm inclined to believe a mid engine-ed EJ20/EJ25 and it's transmission would fit just fine using a similar bulkhead mod for either the Sterling or Cimbria on a real frame with the same 94.5" wheel base. YMMV.

PS - I have a panel on this bulkhead to access the front of the motor from the cabin for belt changes, alternator changes, ect....

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Old 04-16-2017, 06:58 AM
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Thank you also Peter.

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Old 04-16-2017, 07:38 AM
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Shifter/linkage for mid-Suby.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7Y1u8pJwjM

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