Mid-engine Subaru Powered Elva J15 Kit Car

This was originally designed for a transversely mounted drive-train. We fit and installed a J20 Subaru and needed systems to make it all function.

Adding water pipes and mounting tabs

Adding water pipes and mounting tabs

Alternator installed on motor with turnbuckle adjuster.

Alternator installed on motor with turnbuckle adjuster.

Alternator mount doubles as engine hanger

Alternator mount doubles as engine hanger

And water pipes for the rear too.

And water pipes for the rear too.

Also needed a custom oil filter to clear the chassis.

Also needed a custom oil filter to clear the chassis.

Custom j20 thermostat housing installed

Custom j20 thermostat housing installed

Custom Subaru motor mount fabrication

Custom Subaru motor mount fabrication

Doyle brought his Elva book by after we finished the mounts, Our mounts look similar to this vintage Porsche powered Elva

Doyle brought his Elva book by after we finished the mounts, Our mounts look similar to this vintage Porsche powered Elva

Due to space and noise constraints we needed to fabricate a custom muffler.

Due to space and noise constraints we needed to fabricate a custom muffler.

Fuel Plumbing 3

Fuel Plumbing 3

Full custom J20 exhaust system

Full custom J20 exhaust system

J15 chassis back on wheels

J15 chassis back on wheels

Kit car motor and transmission mounts complete

Kit car motor and transmission mounts complete

Motor packaging leaves room for bonnet

Motor packaging leaves room for bonnet

Muffler assembly

Muffler assembly

Muffler mounts A

Muffler mounts A

Muffler mounts B

Muffler mounts B

New alternator mount base

New alternator mount base

New radiator mounts

New radiator mounts

New Subaru alternator mount

New Subaru alternator mount

Original alternator mount

Original alternator mount

Packing the muffler..

Packing the muffler..

Plumbing details

Plumbing details

Radiator mounted and water plumbing

Radiator mounted and water plumbing

Ready for electronics and start up

Ready for electronics and start up

Rear plumbing details

Rear plumbing details

Shortened Subaru oil pan and pick-up

Shortened Subaru oil pan and pick-up

Slip collector details

Slip collector details

Subaru J20 going in for a trial fit

Subaru J20 going in for a trial fit

Tailpipe mount

Tailpipe mount

Temporary bracing holds suspension pickups while rear mounts are made

Temporary bracing holds suspension pickups while rear mounts are made

Tig welded mild steel exhaust with stainless muffler

Tig welded mild steel exhaust with stainless muffler

Tight quarters required a custom thermostat housing

Tight quarters required a custom thermostat housing

Trans cradle supported with .75" Chromoly tubing

Trans cradle supported with .75" Chromoly tubing

Trans cradle with motor mounts installed

Trans cradle with motor mounts installed

Tube chassis welding nearly complete

Tube chassis welding nearly complete

Water and fuel plumbing complete.

Water and fuel plumbing complete.

Water Tank mounted to J20 with modified crossover tube

Water Tank mounted to J20 with modified crossover tube

We also fabricated aluminum water pipes for the car

We also fabricated aluminum water pipes for the car