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86 3door: to ER27 or not to ER27?

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#1 MilesFox


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Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:20 PM

I am already 5 lugging my 86 3door, and going with the xt6 full time trans. My original plan was to use an ej22, but i already have an er27 engine, 135,000 miles, new HG and seals.

I have any and all parts to swap, including engine crossmember

My car has an in-tact AC. I know i will have to move the rad forward, and i suppose the condensor as well. I would have to use the er27 compressor, if i can adapt the lines. otherwise, if i ditch the AC, i will need some sort of custom belt.

Power steering: I have a 91 turbo legacy rack. maybe I can cram a power steering pump on the er27? I also have the cybrid pump, lines, and rack if that is necessary.

I have the complete xt6 harness. What part(or where) is the cybrid control unit, if there is one.

I will have to make custom shifter plate or boot, or find a different shifter handle or make one.

during my build, i would like to at least drop in the er27 to see what it looks like

#2 WoodsWagon


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Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:37 PM

The condenser has no where to go forward, and the radiator needs to move up to there anyway. Just leave the compressor on the motor, unplug the clutch wire and hoses and don't worry about it.

6cyls sound cooler than 4cyls.

#3 Numbchux


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Posted 04 April 2011 - 12:50 AM

getting a belt short to run without the A/C isn't difficult. the better wrap on the pulleys without the compressor, and reduced load makes a 4-rib work just fine. I believe the one I used was for a honda of some sort. I have a thread about it on subaruxt

do it! You'll have to find somewhere to put all that wiring...but other than that it'll be fairly straightforward

#4 subaruguru



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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:00 AM

Sweet 6 cyl for the win!!! its the new EJ swap lol

Cheers R.

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