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1987 Hatchback Gl (Any body conversions?)
Posted 16 October 2003 - 10:10 PM
Things are not the way they should be. Black is now white, up is now down. Left has turned into right! Could this be? Is there a god? WHY!!!!! WHY LORD WHY!!!??!?!?!!!
Okay. im done. Thanks GD
Posted 16 October 2003 - 10:25 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 10:49 PM
Regardless.... dude-man here will definatly want to get rid of that 1600 if he wants some power.
Posted 17 October 2003 - 05:22 AM
If you want to "rice" it, put an EJ22T in there. Course - you wouldn't have to do any mods to that engine really, as it's got all the power you need for that little hatch. Would get you in a lot of trouble man.
Posted 17 October 2003 - 07:59 AM
so just remember if ya go to Advance for headlights for youtr hatch. tell'em to look up a brat :eh:
Posted 17 October 2003 - 08:49 AM
Peformance everything of course. Look at finding an EA81T out of a Turbo Sedan, and then buying about $1250 to $1500 in stuff, (already priced the parts) and you could get 200HP like they did. Only retained thing in that engine was the heads and the block...
Posted 17 October 2003 - 01:41 PM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 02:32 PM
4WD gas tank
4WD rear torsion bar and trailing arms.
Rear diff / diff hanger / diff hanger brackets
Rear drum brake assembly, and axle ends
4WD Rear exhaust heat shield (there's a cutout for the diff hanger bracket)
Complete exhaust (at least from the Y pipe back)
4WD front struts
4WD front sway bar
4WD shifter, and shifter mount (welded in, but the welds can be drilled out)
4WD interior console's and boots (and their mounting brackets on the floorpan)
All the nuts and bolts for all these parts
It's best to buy a beat up parts car, and then sell that car as a 2WD using your old parts (that's what I did anyway). I sold the car I bought for this for the same price I paid for it, so I got all my parts for free.
If I had to do it over, I would have just bought a 4WD to begin with. It's too much work to do this conversion, only to have the tranny not really fit. I lifted my wagon tho, so I don't have that problem, but it was still too much work. I know that now - hell, I could have bought a nice 4WD hatch for what I paid for my 2WD. You just have to know the right people.
Posted 17 October 2003 - 07:36 PM
Originally posted by GeneralDisorder
and without a lift, the tranny will be VERY tight, and you will have to beat the tunnel back with a sledge to get it not to rub.
if you use an ea81 tranny, it should fit fine w/out any banging of the tunnel.
Posted 17 October 2003 - 07:55 PM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 08:51 PM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 09:42 PM
That hatch that demonkid showed a pic of is definately a GL, you are probably confusing the quad lights with the EA82 DL, which did in fact have quad lights. EVERY EA81 DL I've seen has had dual lights, not quad.
And I have also successfully done a 2WD to 4WD swap, the car was originally an automatic though, not manual.
And as for the EA81 being a performance upgrade over the EA81, the EA71 is 69 HP, the EA81 is 73, go through all that work for a measly 4 HP?
Posted 17 October 2003 - 09:52 PM
Posted 18 October 2003 - 03:58 AM
You had a 4 spd 2WD? Never heard of that before - was that a typo?
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