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progress on my ea81 install *updated 9/1 pics

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#1 Ratty2Austin


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Posted 31 August 2003 - 01:11 PM

so i have been collecting most of the things I need for my ea81 + d/r conversion for my '80 GL1600 wagon... so far I have gotten the tranny, the clutch stuff, and the longblock in the car. now its time for the intake and weber, and keeping all the emissions stuff out!

one problem I have run into (besides bow-wow closing a minute before I pulled up to buy my weber, and they wont be open till tuesday!) is the metal hose things that come off teh exaust, and I cant unbolt them with the tools I have- the bolts are too rusty (i will probably strip them, or round them off) so I cant remove them that way... I was thinking about cutting the pipe, and smushing it flat, or stuffing a piece of scrap steel into it, and welding it shut!

anyways, I am going to see if I can post a pic here-
(a pic test)

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Posted 31 August 2003 - 08:36 PM


#3 MilesFox


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Posted 01 September 2003 - 01:34 AM

nice idea austin!. just shove a spark plug there and weld it on the tube. it worked for me.(ea82) i got a pic on

you could get a line wrench, its like a box end with a cut-out to let the pipe go through.

#4 Ratty2Austin


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Posted 01 September 2003 - 06:48 PM

almost done.... all I need to do now is install the weber, the distributor, and do all the fluids and tune it!

here is another pic of the progress- look! its shiny!! (he he.. i also got bored with some spreaypaint)

I plugged up the EGR valve assembly with a piece of sheet aluminum, (cut it to fit like a gasket, but it has no holes...) so there is no EGR- is that a bad thing?? I would think not seince I am going to be using the weber, and NO emissions stuff... (note the little blue caps over the vacume outlets...)

is the ea71's Y pipe narrower than the ea81's ?? I was having trouble with it lining up properly! hopefully when it heats up it will line up better, cause the pipe is being spread apart by the engine!

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 06:57 PM

Yes, the EA71 Y pipe is slightly narrower then the EA81. I just pulled mine apart when I installed an EA81 into Lewy.

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 10:29 PM

I have a y-pipe if the old one doesn't work for you.

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 09:23 AM

I just used a short piece of rubber hose, and capped it off with a bottle cap. DId it on both sides, works sweet.

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 02:43 PM

an ea82 spfi y pipe would be really nice. have to plug the 02 sendoe hole, (or just use a dead o2 sensor) it would still fit your rear half of the exhaust system, and match the exhaust mount on the tranny

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