HI FOLKS New to site ,sure glad i found it' The problem i got is during one of my back road junk hunting trips i came across a cute little subura motor a ea62 .I dont know anything about these motors. so i was hoping some one here could help. the motor looks real good. seems to have good compression. Its just the motor ,no trans,no car,and no carb. my thoughts were to install in bug .Can some of you subaru guys maybe supply info on carbs, trans , where to get parts. or suggestions. cant find alot on web or dont know where to look thanks for your help if you can.
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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:10 PM
Do you have Photos of such Motor?
If it Really is an EA62, it is a very Old motor of only 1.3L displacement and In my own humble opinion, it does not worth the effort to do a Swap onto a Bug, due to the Lack of Spare parts around.
Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:29 PM
thanks for reply bumblebeast . I could take photos but not sure i can post motor has ea62 on it. will any other models carb fit ,trans like ea71 or82 . when i was looking around web these motors seem to be used alot for air craft .it has exhaust on both side of heads i think this is only model like this may be wrong thought i seen that some where. maybe some one restoring a ff-1 or whatever its called could use they are supposed to be rare in us any other thoughts or information would be grateful thanks
Edited by 3sub, 07 October 2013 - 09:37 PM.
Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:12 PM
The Subaru FF1 (star) Uses similar engine, there is a Difference on Dry Sleeve and Wet Sleeve design, more info:
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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:17 PM
The engines more often used on VW Bugs are the Subaru EA81 (1.8L without timing Belts and Carb.) the EA82 (Same displacement but with Timing Belts, Carb or EFi) and the Newer Subaru EJ engines... you'll need an Adapter plate to bolt it to the VW's transmission... More info:
Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:23 PM
I already posted a Link to this Thread on the FF1's restoration Thread,
maybe the New Owner of the Subaru FF1 can find that EA62, useful.
Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:19 AM
What do you want to do with it if you can find parts? If you would actually use it the engine is very efficient and you can easily find the intake and carb from a few old school folks.
ctsuba has used parts for 1300's including the 4 spd the mates up to it.
dannybreadman on eBay has new old stock. He's here too as drivesubies .
I also have some new engine internals buried away.
Good luck. I know I want one for a future project.
Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:02 PM
... What do you want to do with it...
I Believe he want to install it on a VolksWagen Bug:
... my thoughts were to install in bug...
Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:20 AM
"maybe some one restoring a ff-1 or whatever its called could use "
Yeah I saw that but then he seems to have second thoughts ......
Edited by moosens, 09 October 2013 - 09:20 AM.
Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:07 AM
vw 1600 motors are plentiful, the work and money needed to put in a smaller 1200 ea62 is not the best choice. If I Iived closer I would trade you a vw motor for your subaru motor. I'm sure you can find a local vw/subie guy in your neck of the woods that would do the same.
Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:30 PM
Rust i have 3 single ports 4 dual ports,and a couple of pancakes. the problem is i have this cute little ea 62 with nothing to do with it .I told bumble beast i wanted to put it in a bug but should have been clearer, vw trans axle. or build a trike not looking for flat out power but gas sipping durability. kennedysaid they didnt make an adapter .or should i say they havent heard of a ae62. Is this motor the same size (transmission wise) as a ea81.Maybe i could find a trans for this motor and build the trike around them.Can the bell housing be swapped on different engines ea62,ea71.ea81.just dont know the swap ability of the subaru .pm ed a couple guys moosens suggested about parts but no reply yet.If all the parts are going to go over my thinning wallet then i will keep it or sale it. just trying to weigh out my options
Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:20 AM
your ea62 is far more valuable than any vw aircooled motor (except for 25hp split bug engines) Yes you can make the ea62 fit into a bug, but in my opinion if I was going to go through all the effort I would put an ej series subaru motor. Go to the samba.com there are plenty of info on this conversion. I am sure you could trade yor ea62 for an ej, ea, or any other more sutable donar engines for the swap.
I have multiple subarus and vw's, I still run air cooled engines in my bugs and busses because they are so cheap. the cost and effort of converting to subaru power is not worth it in my opinion. . I feel subaru engines are mechanically superior to vw engines, but until the day it is less expensive than simply bolting in an air cooled motor I will keep running them.
Hold on to the motor, or trade/sell it for some thing you want. Moosens is a good guy and very connected in the subaru scene. He could probably help broker a deal to get that motor where it belongs......in a vintage subaru.
Posted 13 October 2013 - 02:48 AM
Amen to that!
Regarding cost and effort... Overhere the number of VW bugs and transporters converting to mainly EJ engines are increasing by the month... I supply the engine and converted wiring looms and it transforms those cars. Once you've run an EJ22 in a T2 or T3 you never want to go back to an anemic VW engine.
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