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83 BRAT WRX with EJ20T


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#1 rguyver

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 01:59 PM

Posted ImagePosted ImageThis is my current project and the specs are in the EA to EJ roll call thred

i havent posted the progress since beacuse i know how some people are when a project like this goes wrong :brow: itRUNS and i just have to work out some small details to go for the test launch :grin: it will be getting a new paint job and 17inch rims newer racing seats and 4piont harness with a roll bar all to come this winter ,

#2 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 03:50 PM

WOW!!!!:slobber: That is so nice.Install looks very clean.I bet there was alot of cutting involved in getting the motor in there and back by the turbo for getting around the tranny crossmember.Very well done.I cant wait to see more pics.:)

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 04:59 PM

how much cutting was needed?how hard was the wiring?could most of the harness be eliminated?

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 08:22 AM

looks nice. i was actually thinking of doing that with a hatch instead.....

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 01:09 PM

It fits like it was desined to go in , no cutting involved only a little frame massage on the drivers side so the valve cover had clearence , and a custom tranny mount , it actualy has more room at the firewall then the 2002 WRX for some reason , i have the 1984 turbo engine saddle so the up pipe just needed some heat sheald hammering , the wiring was the bigest job , i only have the engine management part of the harness left lots of cutting and soddering wires :-\ and days going through the Subaru shop wiring book rechecking wires :banghead: its hard to estamate the harness because the nessary engine harness runs all through the car all the way to the back , its well intergrated in to the rest of the car not like i first hoped :confused: its not as simple as just reading the wiring diograms they dont tell you all you need to know .

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 01:53 PM

Looks great. Kudos to you

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 02:22 AM

what radiator did you use?

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 02:49 AM

Did it start life out as a turbo brat or a carby? You've gotta post some more pics, I'm dyin here!!!

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 06:31 AM

So you used the AWD tranny? What suspension, WRX stuff? Or is it just the 4speed D/R and torsion rears and stock front?
Looks sweet man. Makes me want another Brat

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 08:09 AM

I wish someone would write down something as far as the wiring goes.I would like to have something to be able to look at when doing wiring as I am sure others would appreciate that as well.Could someone come up with a helper guide so others don't have to keep checking everything that they prob don't need. I think I may want to do a swap like this some day.....Anyone got some ideas for getting a book/wiring help guide for subes besides the shop manuals....They can be very vague.Just an idea.

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 05:46 PM

its nice to see another BC BRAT!!!

especially one so awesome!!! that brings my brat count to 5 (that i've actually seen... many more through the grapevine...)

so your using the whole wrx drivetrain??? (i'm assuming because of the 5 bolt wheels...)

ohhhh this so makes me want to go get all that stuff for my car...

http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=44295

we'll both have sweet modded brats to the max if i actually do this... heh...

#12 rguyver

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 05:51 PM

well the brat was a 83 carbed that started out 7years ago when i got it had 250 000 mi on it from California with a 4speed high low , first mods were bigger carb + intake recurve the dist. that was fun for a fue years then came the campleat EA81t with wiring out of a 84 turbo wagon and an 87RX AWD 5speed that was fast , so then came the XT6 brake and hub swap to stop it now i got a hold of a wrecked 2002 wrx wagon and swaped the motor, tranny , rear diff , engine wiring +ECU, power stering rack for the quicker ratio , and fuel pump , the custom parts are the front cvaxels, rad., tranny mounts front sway bar ,air intake and down pipe exhost and back , im a welder / fab. at a big steel shop so building the rad and axels was not hard ,

MORE PICS TO COME WHEN I GET TIME :grin:

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 06:25 PM

What did you have to do to make the front axles fit?

#14 JWX

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 08:05 PM

so you made that stuff. you're my hero.

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 12:28 AM

I really want to do this to my car now!!! You're making me VERY jealous! How did you get the XT6 bits to fit?

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 05:44 PM

rguyver, your the same one that turboed the ea81, with spfi efi right? pioneer of the spfi to ea81 swap?
hope so... its funny how your title is new user =]

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 12:33 AM

that prolly cause he hasn't been on the new board much.

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 03:01 AM

ya im the one that did the EA81 SPFI swap with turbo on my hatch ( sadly the hach has gone ware all old SUBARUS go ..... sold to some one else for parts after i wore every thing out :lol: ) i was on the old message board mostly but i look in from time to time ,


i used the XT6 hubs and axel ends on the front and had to cut and shorten them to fit the narower car also built custom strut pockets to work with the 2 bolt style nuckle and socket type strut the rear is as easy as a rear disc swap , with XT6 swaybar shortened to fit , the WRX tranny axel splines are the same as all 1986 and newer turbo axels and XT6 . there is a lot of small things had to be fabed up , drilled bigger or taken from some other year or type of subaru to make all of this work well :confused: ,

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 08:56 AM

wait the xt6 sway bar had to be shortened?
so you cut and rewelded it?

i always assumed those where heat treated or something
and guessed the heat from rewelding one unless it was retreated would create weak spots or something
<----curiously confused as usuall :)

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 09:05 AM

wow, that looks very clean and like its suposed to be there. NICE WORK! cant wait to see more pics

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 12:41 PM

no welding to the sway bar you would be right , one leg of the arm has to be rebent in so the bar is narower for the older body style and a bit cut off that end , then you can use the controlarms with the stock swaybar mounts .

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 08:59 PM

How did you get the WRX fuel pump to work outside the tank?

#23 rguyver

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 12:35 PM

I built a second fuel tank for the WRX fuel pump and sender unit, im running the stock fuel pump to keep it full .
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it fits just under the box near the stock pump .

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 02:56 PM

That's one sweet engine swap. Looks real clean and tidy! I bet that brat is really fun to drive!

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 12:11 AM

I built a second fuel tank for the WRX fuel pump and sender unit, im running the stock fuel pump to keep it full .
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it fits just under the box near the stock pump .


WOW! That's creative. Why not build a whole new fuel tank to replace the stock one?




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