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Quattro San lives! (Updated as of 11/2/2004)


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#51 LeoneTurbo

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:26 PM

I searched for the catalogue but it is nowhere to be found, must have been lost during our two moves over the last few years :(

I'll see if I can get hold of one in Japan though.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:33 PM

Well... That's So Sad...



Back on Topic, Could Anyone Post the Missin' Pics of this Thread?
... And / or Write about what Happened with "Quattro San"?

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#53 Scoobywagon

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 10:47 AM

Quattro-san is currently in storage at Western Washington University. He is not in running condition. Further, it would take some REAL doing to get him back to running condition. His engine, an EA-81, was used by WWU as the test platform to develop the timing belt system for the EJ motors. I'm not sure as to the extent of the issues that prevent it from running, but its at STRANGE motor. It is quite likely the only one of its kind. I've got a friend up at WWU. I'll see about getting him to take some pics.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:32 PM

I still have a pic of the engine bay.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 04:44 PM

Rob, your valve breathers and battery ground aren't hooked up!:lol:

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 07:00 PM

Hey, its NOT my car :-p

Mines going to look a lot better than that.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 08:04 AM

I guess that's the engine in Jackie's CBR ride?

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 08:06 AM

Thats Quattro San's engine.
The first EA81T.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:04 AM

...
...It is quite likely the only one of its kind. I've got a friend up at WWU. I'll see about getting him to take some pics.


Great! ... Thank You!


Yes, the Quattro San's Engine is one of its Kind... an EA81 with Timin' Belts ...




I Posted this Pick here:


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(on Post Nº 46)



...and it looks Different than This:


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(Posted by Turbone on Post 54)



The WWU Designed the EJ Timing System & other Features with those EA81.


Also I Readed about their Develop of the EA81D (Diesel) Mounted on their Project "Viking V" Car... So it will be Very interesting to Obtain Pictures of that Too... :grin: ...


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Posted 11 October 2010 - 03:03 PM

Dear lord there is a lot of misinformation about this car...

Quattro San is alive and well, sleeping as it has for many years.

Its engine is NOT the first EA81T. It was a magazine project car, Road and Track or Motor Trend, IIRC. I'll see if I scanned the article and reload it.

I have pictures of the DOHC test engine that I will post in time, see above.

The car and engine are two independent sources, and I'm pretty sure they never met each other long enough to be documented for the outside world...

As for the EA81D, there was never any official diesel engine, just a very poorly running test engine using a modified EA81.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:03 PM

Ok, I was half right :rolleyes::-p

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 04:00 PM

...As for the EA81D, there was never any official diesel engine, just a very poorly running test engine using a modified EA81.


Pics Please! :)

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 09:23 PM

Current pics of Quatro-San can be found here. And, by "current", I mean taken this week.

Here's a taste...
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Edited by Scoobywagon, 12 October 2010 - 09:26 PM.


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Posted 13 October 2010 - 06:15 PM

I sure would like to check out the car. Would it be difficult to visit it at the university?

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 01:52 AM

Thanks for those pics, especially the EA81 DOHC ones :)

If you are bored please take off the valve covers and take more pics, I'm curious what valve train they used (rockers or direct followers).

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:27 AM

those heads don't look like there is room for rockers.

My question is on the engine currently in Quatrosan. What are the steel spacers between the manifold and block for?

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:39 AM

Current pics of Quatro-San can be found here. And, by "current", I mean taken this week.

Here's a taste...
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How did you find her? I didn't know you knew your way around WWU.

For those wondering, access to the car isn't restricted or anything, but you will definatly get some starange looks if you get caught wandering the Engineering building asking to see a battered old Subaru...

Those spacers? Don't worry about those, they only provide clearence for SB chevy roller-rockers, nothing to worry about...

Edited by carfreak85, 14 October 2010 - 11:49 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:43 AM

Thank you So Much for Posting those Pictures.


...you will definatly get some starange looks if you get caught wandering the Engineering building asking to see a battered old Subaru...


Definitely the Same Occurs in my Country... I Know that Feelin' ...

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:56 PM

How did you find her? I didn't know you knew your way around WWU.

For those wondering, access to the car isn't restricted or anything, but you will definatly get some starange looks if you get caught wandering the Engineering building asking to see a battered old Subaru...


Strange looks don't bother me! I wanna see it!

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:21 PM

All that talk about that engine being a test for the EJ timing belt setup.:lol:

Looks more like an EA82 2 belt arrangement to me. But the belt IS drivng the waterpump.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:53 AM

This car is now listed on the Public Surplus auction site for sale!

http://www.publicsur...view?auc=739919

Hope the link works.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:24 PM

OMG this is sooooo tempting.
I would love to own a piece of this history :-p

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:02 PM

When I first saw the car, I thought it was odd. Front spoiler and rag top...so did a little research and found this forum. Does have an interesting history.

Hope someone here ends up with it! :headbang:

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:42 PM

Really sad to see it sold, I had been told in the past that it couldn't be sold because it was university property. It looks like there are many parts missing (rear seats, etc.) but the big parts are there.

That being said, I'd be willing to help anyone who buys it with history, parts identification or contact with University staff who know its history.

I don't think I'll go after this car though, I've learned how much work goes into a car in as poor condition as this...

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:46 PM

OMG this is sooooo tempting.
I would love to own a piece of this history :-p


wrong color for you Rob :Flame:




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