Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

Early 80's Subaru Head - Identification


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 alohadogg

alohadogg

    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Milton, PA 17847

Posted 02 June 2011 - 10:37 AM

I bought out a bunch of heads from an auction that cleared out the guy that owned overbore.com. A whole table of Volkswagen Cranks and Heads for one money. Not a bad deal. I'm trying to clear them out and can't figure out what this head is. I thought it was a VW head, so I posted the details and pics on a VW Forum. They told me that it was probably an early Subaru head, pre-1985. Anyone know anything about this? What's it for? Is there a demand for a head like this. It's completely rebuilt (as you can see)

It has JAPAN on one side of the exhaust port and E63 on the other side. The label on the box says CHSU-4 w/ Valve. Here are some pics... any info, I greatfully appreciate....

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Any info greatly appreciated. I don't think it's air cooled, I think this is a water cooled head.

Thank you!!!!

#2 backwoodsboy

backwoodsboy

    vintagesubaruparts

  • Members
  • 1,058 posts
  • upstate NY, in the woods

Posted 02 June 2011 - 11:10 AM

Wow... looks to be an EA71 head you have there.

Those are all water cooled blocks/heads made by FHI

Late 70s to early 80s

more diehard gen 1 folks will chime in here soon.

Nice pics

Edited by backwoodsboy, 02 June 2011 - 11:16 AM.


#3 Qman

Qman

    Happiness is... no lag!!

  • Moderator
  • 11,119 posts
  • Sumner

Posted 02 June 2011 - 11:23 AM

E63 should be a 1400 head. EA 63 motor.

#4 backwoodsboy

backwoodsboy

    vintagesubaruparts

  • Members
  • 1,058 posts
  • upstate NY, in the woods

Posted 02 June 2011 - 11:30 AM

E63 should be a 1400 head. EA 63 motor.


I was sure EA71 exhaust was out the bottom of the head and EA63 was out the front... but Ill yield my opinion to yours.

#5 Qman

Qman

    Happiness is... no lag!!

  • Moderator
  • 11,119 posts
  • Sumner

Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:51 PM

I was sure EA71 exhaust was out the bottom of the head and EA63 was out the front... but Ill yield my opinion to yours.


Early maybe. I have been wrong a couple times before ;)

I believe the casting to be so though. Maybe, one of the historic guys will see this and correct both of us.

#6 Quidam

Quidam

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,514 posts
  • USA

Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:15 PM

Do you have both of those heads? Two, for one motor?

Doug

#7 Dirk

Dirk

    Lazy Perfectionist

  • Members
  • 481 posts
  • Wanaka New Zealand

Posted 03 June 2011 - 04:44 AM

Not sure what the E63 is all about but I'm certain that is a EA71 Head.

Dirk

#8 backwoodsboy

backwoodsboy

    vintagesubaruparts

  • Members
  • 1,058 posts
  • upstate NY, in the woods

Posted 03 June 2011 - 09:17 AM

I hate to admit it... but I think Qman is right. :eek: The cast #s are correct.



I dont have an EA63 at the house, but I do have some EA71s.

All the EA71s say E71 in the cast #s at the bottom of the head.

Its an EA63 head.

#9 Qman

Qman

    Happiness is... no lag!!

  • Moderator
  • 11,119 posts
  • Sumner

Posted 03 June 2011 - 10:06 AM

I hate to admit it... but I think Qman is right. :eek: The cast #s are correct.



I dont have an EA63 at the house, but I do have some EA71s.

All the EA71s say E71 in the cast #s at the bottom of the head.

Its an EA63 head.


YAY!! What do I win???

#10 alohadogg

alohadogg

    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Milton, PA 17847

Posted 03 June 2011 - 01:49 PM

Yep, I do have two of these heads. I also think I have a set of the EA71's that you're talking about. Like I said, I bought a whole table / one lot of this stuff and I'm still going through it. I got all of the air-cooled / old school dune buggy VW heads up on eBay this week and after I get through the VW OHC heads, I'm going to push on getting these Subaru heads up. I have no idea what they're worth. I may just put them up for a couple bucks, buy it now. If anyone is interested, get a hold of me sometime next week and I'll know more than likely what I have.

Thanks for all the info, it's grrrrr-eatly appreciated!!!

- Mike

#11 ShawnW

ShawnW

    Subaru Master Technician

  • Administrator
  • 12,914 posts
  • Denver, Colorado

Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:02 PM

Moving this to the historic forum, there is likely more interest in there.

#12 Dirk

Dirk

    Lazy Perfectionist

  • Members
  • 481 posts
  • Wanaka New Zealand

Posted 03 June 2011 - 04:36 PM

Not sure what the E63 is all about but I'm certain that is a EA71 Head.

Dirk



That will teach me to open my mouth to soon.

The casting is indeed the same as EA71 heads although I can see now that the valves and combustion chambers are smaller in accordance with the smaller bore of the EA63.

+ one for Q-man

Dirk

#13 Kostamojen

Kostamojen

    From FF-1 to BRZ!

  • Members
  • 1,691 posts
  • Roseville, CA

Posted 03 June 2011 - 05:51 PM

Yep, I do have two of these heads. I also think I have a set of the EA71's that you're talking about. Like I said, I bought a whole table / one lot of this stuff and I'm still going through it. I got all of the air-cooled / old school dune buggy VW heads up on eBay this week and after I get through the VW OHC heads, I'm going to push on getting these Subaru heads up. I have no idea what they're worth. I may just put them up for a couple bucks, buy it now. If anyone is interested, get a hold of me sometime next week and I'll know more than likely what I have.

Thanks for all the info, it's grrrrr-eatly appreciated!!!

- Mike

Any of them have the exhaust ports on front/back of the head instead of the bottom?

#14 moosens

moosens

    Psychotic Subathusiast

  • Members
  • 1,205 posts
  • Bridgeport CT

Posted 03 June 2011 - 06:57 PM

Those are fairly rare 2 port 1400 heads. (E63)

There's lots more heads floating around for 1400 and 1600's than there are cars to put them on.

#15 Datsunrides

Datsunrides

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 194 posts
  • Hollister-Nor Cal

Posted 04 June 2011 - 02:46 PM

Any of them have the exhaust ports on front/back of the head instead of the bottom?


I thought you had found a set of heads, or are you looking for spares?

Mark

#16 Kostamojen

Kostamojen

    From FF-1 to BRZ!

  • Members
  • 1,691 posts
  • Roseville, CA

Posted 04 June 2011 - 07:01 PM

I thought you had found a set of heads, or are you looking for spares?

Mark

Mine are at the motor/machine shop right now getting done...

If they fubar something though... I'd be SOL

#17 Datsunrides

Datsunrides

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 194 posts
  • Hollister-Nor Cal

Posted 04 June 2011 - 11:20 PM

Mine are at the motor/machine shop right now getting done...

If they fubar something though... I'd be SOL


Well, I hope they don't, but if something happens, I do have an extra set.

mark

#18 Kostamojen

Kostamojen

    From FF-1 to BRZ!

  • Members
  • 1,691 posts
  • Roseville, CA

Posted 05 June 2011 - 12:56 AM

Well, I hope they don't, but if something happens, I do have an extra set.

mark

OK, good to know. Thanks Mark.

#19 alohadogg

alohadogg

    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Milton, PA 17847

Posted 08 June 2011 - 03:29 PM

What would a pair of heads like this go for? Reconditioned, ready to go?

Is $300 too much to ask?

Thanks for any input...

Mike

#20 Datsunrides

Datsunrides

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 194 posts
  • Hollister-Nor Cal

Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:28 PM

Just my opinion, but $300 is a bit high. Around here you can have a basic valve job done for about $30 a cylinder + needed parts, if any.

Mark




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users