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Replace EA71in GL (Brat) model with EJ20T


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#1 subzero

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 10:48 PM

Hello everyone,

I am among a few in Malaysia still keeping old Subaru in good condition. I owned a GLT '83 model, actually belong to my late father.( sentimental value - grew up in that car).

I recently found a complete front cut of first gen Legacy with EJ20T engine. I wonder if I can replace the old engine EA81 with the EJ20T. Is the space in the old body big enough to accormodate the EJ20.

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#2 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 05:02 AM

I think you are wanting to do a bolt in swap? Not gonna happen friend. Your tranny will not mount to the EJ20. Sorry. Check your other post for more info - I was thinking you meant a full on conversion to the EJ20 drivetrain. You would need a whole car - not just the front clip.

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 09:51 AM

GeneralDisorder,

Thanks for your reply,

Is it the width of the hood, coz I'm thinking to make use of the spare tyre space to accormodate the EJ20

I made some checking and found out that the width of the '84 model is 3" smaller that the '94 Legacy.

I presume the mounting are the same, correct me if I'm wrong.

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 11:15 AM

no - the mounting isn't the same - you will have to mix and match mounting hardware, as well as maybe modify the cross-member under the engine. especially if you are going to move it back into the spare tire area. another problem is what to do with the radiator. The EJ20 is long, and it may be hard to fit a radiator in front of it.

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