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Old 10-12-2004, 11:34 AM   #1
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Question '82 subaru 1800 upgrades?

My friend just aquired an '82 2-door 1800. It runs great and is becoming a fun project. Only problem is, niether of us knows a damn thing about Subarus. The engine looks alot like an old VW. (Horizontally opposed) My question is, are there any upgrades for this engine (1.8 L) like dual-port intake, larger cylinders, dual carb systems. And, if so, where the hell can I go to find them. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 10-12-2004, 02:31 PM   #2
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You can get dual carb systems but they are rare and expensive. Best bet is to get a weber carb (32/36 DGEV) www.carbsunlimited.com has parts as does www.bowwow.com

You can get a hotter cam also and pull 110-120 HP from them (rather than 70)
www.deltacam.com
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:18 PM   #3
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you can swap in an ea82 motor from a later model soob, the one with timing belts, it will fit against the tranny with the right clutch/flywheel combo, and is good for another 10-15 hp in stock form and much happier high revs!
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Old 10-13-2004, 02:36 AM   #4
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You could make a custom cat-back exhaust for cheap!
Remove all heavy items you could live without.
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Old 11-04-2004, 05:28 AM   #5
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you can swap in an ea82 motor from a later model soob, the one with timing belts, it will fit against the tranny with the right clutch/flywheel combo, and is good for another 10-15 hp in stock form and much happier high revs!
Nup,
in my experience the 'L Series' and the 'Leone' ,(or Late and Early Models), the Trans in either AT or MT have different top mounting holes/bolts for bell housing, the bottom, (I think) fit, (From Memory), but don't quote me....

Anyway......back to reading the endless entries of............whatever.....



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Old 11-04-2004, 05:38 AM   #6
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You can get dual carb systems but they are rare and expensive. Best bet is to get a weber carb (32/36 DGEV) www.carbsunlimited.com has parts as does www.bowwow.com

You can get a hotter cam also and pull 110-120 HP from them (rather than 70)
www.deltacam.com
All True,
I have bolted on, (after Re-Co), twin system carbs as OEM from Jap.
I ported the Heads, (for fun while waiting for parts), and fitted an Electronic Dizzy. STD Camshaft, STD Elec Dizzy, Bored .5mm, (20Thou), STd O/Size Pistons......
Believe it or not, on STD Unleaded Fuel, (94RON), the thing broke 4 Windscreens when taking off at lights!!! We later fitted a 6 Point cage to the rear tray, (Brumby/Utility/(Brat?)), which seemed to solve the problem.



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Old 11-04-2004, 09:57 AM   #7
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Nup,
in my experience the 'L Series' and the 'Leone' ,(or Late and Early Models), the Trans in either AT or MT have different top mounting holes/bolts for bell housing, the bottom, (I think) fit, (From Memory)



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Maybe true there, but here when going from EA81 to EA82, all mounting holes on the bellhousing line up just fine.

EA71 is another story..
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Old 11-04-2004, 10:34 PM   #8
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If you havent been working on Soobs for a while, doing a EA82 swap is not a good idea. Go with the Weber and the car will come alive.
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Maybe true there, but here when going from EA81 to EA82, all mounting holes on the bellhousing line up just fine.

EA71 is another story..
Heyah!
Yeah EA71 has starter at the top of trans? '81 at the side......
Maybe you guys got the Later model Trans throughout??,(on 81's)
Personally, I have done many EA81 "Bodied" Vehicle with EJ series Eng Conversions. The best of which was a Brumby/Brat? WRX complete D/Line including two piece t/shaft and diff etc.....
Just lopped a 'little' out of where the spare wheel retainer thread is and left the STD I/C in place, then cut the Bonnot/Hood to accept a late model WRX scoop, (side vents on hood were not fitted, just trimmed out the Panel and fitted perforated alloy mesh......Good look.....
VERY QUICK when finished..(2nd gear in Manual would drift 4 wheels!!)
Why Bother with an EA82.......

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