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Converting '82 GL-10 wagon from FWD-->4WD?
Posted 02 September 2006 - 08:06 AM
I know at the very least I need EA81 rear 4wd swingarms/hubs, a rear transaxle and 4wd tranny with a final drive that matches and the diff support (moustache bar) and a driveshaft.... but can some of it come from a Loyale (driveshaft, tranny, etc.)?
Posted 02 September 2006 - 08:20 AM
This would be a great time to put in a 5 speed though... the Loyales didn't come with dual range transmissions though, and those are generally favored over single range 5-speeds.
You will also need to swap in the pedal rack from an EA81 manual, and you will need to drill/cut the appropriately sized hole for the clutch cable.
Some years of EA81s had a simpler style of clutch cable which is easier to change (and will be easier to install).. I don't know which years are which but my 1983 (brat) has the simple style...
Posted 02 September 2006 - 11:36 AM
Posted 02 September 2006 - 12:02 PM
Thanks. Is there an EA81 D/R 5sp? I thought I had heard of it, but I wasn't sure. If so, would it be a direct swap?
Nope. EA81 used the 4 speed
EA82 used the 5 speed, which can be swapped in.
Dunno if Andy covered it above, but remember to get a new gas tank with the diff dent in it.
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