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1987 Hatchback Gl (Any body conversions?)
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:10 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:19 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:23 PM
If it's a GL, then it originally had a EA81.
Yes - put in a good used EA81, put the EA71's pistons in it, and a good cam, and get a weber for it. Then your talking 100 - 110 HP or so. The EA71 isn't without performance potential, but the cost of a used EA81 is so cheap, there's no reason no to do it.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:30 PM
I have never heard of anybody changing from quad square to round headlights, I have heard of making it a dual square lights.
you have an EA81 motor, not a 71.
there are alot of things you can do to it.
webber carb.-better carb
EA82 SPFI pistons-better compression
accel 8140 ignition coil with 8mm wires
180 or 170 degree thermostat,
check out the link at the bottom of my post, my brat has the same engine as yours, and on my 2nd page I have a list of mods I plan to do.(more than I listed here).
welcome to the board and the seceret order of the GL!
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:34 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:38 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:46 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:53 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:56 PM
No - no RWD Subaru's. You could just disconnect the front axles and make one tho. Why? 4WD and AWD are better.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:57 PM
Good luck on any parts. There are larger engines, but they don't fit without ALOT of shoe horning. The EA82 and the EJ Series (2.0, 2.2, 2.5) are all overhead cam, making them alot wider than the EA71 and the EA81.
If you want to make it fast, get a EA81. Put your EA71 pistons in it, have the heads shaved, get a weber carb and a hot cam, and you should make aprox 100 to 110hp easy.
As far as body kits, light kits or other street mod's, good luck. Better find someone that can fabricate headlights.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:57 PM
It's got 4 headlights - smells like a GL to me.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 08:02 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 08:18 PM
Look into aircraft modifications. GD, that car, being a 2WD, can most definatly have a EA71 in it. Even 4 headlights doesnt mean its a GL. 2WD DL's still have quad headlights.
The EA81 is a popular engine for the small aircraft guys. You can get modified heads, intakes, exhaust manifolds, rockers, pushrods, cams etc. through them. they arent cheap tho. A fuel injection system from the aircraft guys runs alittle over $3,000. Good luck turbocharging that engine. There is a turbo version of the EA81 that has MPFI instead of the carbbed version. good luck finding one tho.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 08:39 PM
Also - if you did by some method get 200 HP from an EA81, you would blow the tranny in now time, and the clutch couldn't handle anywhere near that. The tranny weakness cannot be overcome, and you would have to switch to an EJ tranny - which won't bolt to the EA81 anyway, so your back to the EJ22T again....
I thought that the DL's didn't have the four light setup? Maybe it's a 2WD trim thing....
Posted 16 October 2003 - 09:03 PM
Ej22T would be alot of work. it would be cheaper than pulling 160hp out of a EA81. Ive never heard of a EA81 gaining 200hp, but its not unheard of. Im sure a turbocharged, intercooled, prepped and ballanced EA81 could reach 200hp, but not reliably.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 09:15 PM
Does the door tag say its a '84?
Posted 16 October 2003 - 09:18 PM
I don't have the car anymore, but it will be here in my driveway tommarow for an axle job, so I'll take a look then.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 09:24 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 09:26 PM
And yeah, Peaco has EVERYTHING except the modified heads. Check out Sub4 engineering for the sweet heads.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 09:46 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 09:52 PM
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