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Subaru 1984 GL5 Leone- Mods info?
Posted 14 August 2003 - 04:01 AM
I have a 1984 older style Subaru Leone sedan. It is a GL-5 1800cc model.
I would like to know if it is possible to use a Diff, Drive shaft and gearbox from a 4WD 1982/3 wagon and put it into my sedan.
I noticed the fuel tank would be in the way of a diff so will a wagon fuel tank fit into a sedan?
Also, I have seen some messages about EA71 motors etc... what does this mean?
One more thing, is it possible to fit a turbo charger onto my current engine? What is the easiest way to do this with minimum modification. Anyone selling anything suitable?
Posted 14 August 2003 - 04:22 AM
If it's carbed, then it would be *not-so-easy* to adapt a turbo to it. Everyone advises me against doing so, and I've never planned on it.
Posted 14 August 2003 - 07:12 AM
Also, Will a newer EFI L-Series leone engine fit straight into my car?
Posted 14 August 2003 - 11:11 AM
EA82s came in the same fuel delivery types of systems.
but EA81s are pushrod and EA82s are overhead cams, get it?
Your leone should have the engine model name on the block close to the disty (distributor) It's going to be an EA81 though, because of the year. No EA82s came out in that year.
If it's another EA81 from any other subaru, it'll drop right into your car. If it's an EA82, you're going to need (I think) an EA82 tranny, and halfshafts (axles) from an EA82 car. If it's 4wd then the driveline and rear diff of another leone of later EA82 of course. confused yet?
If the engine from a newer leone series is NOT an EA81, you're going to need lots of parts from that same car in order to make it work. If it's an EJ series engine (90s style, where the EA82 and EA81 were starting to fade out) like an EJ22 or EJ20, then you're going to absolutely need the tranny, halfshafts (axles), maybe the driveline if it had one for 4wd/awd, and with that the rear diff. and rear axles.
And heck, if it's an EJ series engine, you're most likely going to need to have custom axles built, as they are a certain length, and they won't fit in an EA81 or EA82 style of car... not to mention new engine mounts. Although if you could pull it off, you'd be one of a few, and it'd be cool.
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Posted 14 August 2003 - 11:17 AM
Also - it is possible to put bigger and or newer engines in the car, but it takes a lot of work. Even to the extent of modifying the frame rails for the engine to fit (they are wider, since they have OHC's). Completely different wireing harness, ect
Posted 14 August 2003 - 11:20 AM
Posted 14 August 2003 - 11:27 AM
Posted 14 August 2003 - 05:20 PM
There is two more things i would like to ask:
-Will a wagon Drive line (4WD) fit into my '84 2WD leone sedan? There is room for a Drive shaft but no room for a diff with the current petrol tank.
-What do most people do to fit a DIN size stereo into the 1984 dash?? I have seen a dash which puts the radio on a down-angle and looks quite good. Anyone have one of these (Grey) FS?
Posted 14 August 2003 - 06:26 PM
Posted 14 August 2003 - 07:48 PM
As for your stereo - there's a kit availible for about $15 from any stereo shop:
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Posted 14 August 2003 - 08:02 PM
Although one of the best ways to get around the whole haveing to put in the mounts for the 4wd shifter is to go to a 5spd. Then all you have to do is cut out the shifter hole to accomodate the difference of the shifter. Although the lack of haveing to make a shifter mount is offset by haveing to make a mount for the venter carrier bearing. So I guess it has more or less to do with whether you want to work under, or above. Lotsa luck. Catch ya Laters.
Posted 15 August 2003 - 01:28 AM
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