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Can a EA82 be put into a gen1 Brat


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#1 SubaruRichie

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 09:46 PM

I have a 78 Brat that I was thinking of trying to put a EA82T from a 87 GL10 Turbo wagon. Is it possible? If so what all would I need to take off the wagon to make the change. Also, will the disk brakes fit on the back? I know they will fit on a gen two brat but will they fit on a gen 1 Brat? Any help would be appeciated.

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 09:50 PM

That engine has been put into the Gen1 BRAT, it was not too long ago maybe a year or so that a fellow here on the board posted his.

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 09:52 PM

garner has dropped an EA82T into a gen 1 Brat. Ask him, he'll be able to tell you everything he did to get it to fit right....

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 12:59 AM

Theres a 78 brat around here with an EA82T in it as well. It can be done.

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 01:40 PM

No Way! Absolutely impossible.....

Actually, it is a lot of fab work and wiring harness hell but it's possible. There where a lot of difficulties in the swap some of which I don't remeber at the moment....

As calebz pointed out to me when I was contemplating a motor swap into my gen 1 brat

and I quote "anything will fit if you want it bad enough.."

in fact, check this out if you haven't already: http://members.optus...com.au/~kerrtw/

You can take a look around my photo album to get soem idea of the fabrication needed to shoe horn the EA82 in a gen 1.

http://usmb.net/gall...ners-sub-a-rama

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#6 SubaruRichie

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 03:11 PM

I'm glad to see it can be done! I am in no major hurry. I just need to strip the wagon of everything I will need to make this work. Then I will just have to find a transmission for this. I sure am not going to use the burnt up auto that is in the GL 10 wagon.Again, will the disc brakes off the back of the GL 10 wagon fit on to the gen1 Brat?

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 04:11 PM

Getting it to fit wont be as easy as getting it to RUN! :lol:

Forget the auto crap box tranny; get a manual in there.

I'd ask Qman about the disc swap onto a gen 1 Brat.

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 12:03 AM

Wow! Now that I have really taken a good look at the work Garner did on his gen 1 Brat I am really impressed. Lots of work but I think it would be worth it. Still lookinbg to see if anybody has a answer to my rear disc brake conversion question. Come on, Somebody has got to know if it can be done on a gen 1 Brat or not!

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 12:17 AM

yes it can be done. I haven't done it myself yet but I plan on doing it to my gen 1 wagon. I've heard that all you need are the rear hubs, backing plates, calipers and the bolts. Its ALMOST a direct bolt on but you have to grind a little bit off of the trailing arm to get one of the bolts to fit. Try it and find out:D

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 12:41 AM

Thank you! I think I will start tearing my donor 87 GL 10 turbo wagon apart tomorrow.




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