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4 speed slop shifter questions? with pics
Posted 21 June 2007 - 11:07 PM
Posted 21 June 2007 - 11:22 PM
Other than that, go to the dealer and have them order all the bushings - there's one that goes into the tranny, and the white plastic (nylon) bushing snaps onto the bottom of the shifter - there's a metal nubbins that it clips to. They are a few bucks each.
Posted 21 June 2007 - 11:27 PM
Posted 22 June 2007 - 12:22 AM
Posted 22 June 2007 - 01:32 AM
I would love to put a five speed in it but i have look/called everywere and no one has any 4 or 5 speeds...It also seems like it would be more complicated than just putting the 5 speed in, you have to modify things or send stuff to some one that can do it right?
Not really as hard as you might think. Basically you have to lower the transmission mounts for the tranny to clear the tunnel, and adapt the EA82 mounts to the EA81 cross-member. The rest is a bolt-in operation. You need the tranny, mounts, linkage, and an EA82 clutch disc. If you call a few yards out here on the west coast you can get a tranny and have it shipped no problem. We have more than we can use.
I was wondering if theres any way i can fix the shifter pivot with out getting the parts from the subaru dealer?
Probably, but it would be jinky and ghetto. Any dealer can lookup the parts and have them for you in 2 to 3 days no problem. And the parts are dirt cheap for what you need. Probably $25 or less for all of em.
I don't even need to look at the pics - I know exactly what those parts turn into. That and I don't like to dwell on 4 speed's too much. Gives me heartburn thinking about them. If Subaru had made an EA81 Hatch body (or Brat with the Hatch wheelbase) with the 5 speed D/R, and a Weber DGV carb from the factory a lot of folks would be very, very happy.
Posted 22 June 2007 - 06:59 AM
Posted 22 June 2007 - 07:15 AM
Posted 22 June 2007 - 08:45 AM
Good Luck it really isnt that bad honest
Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:54 AM
Im gonna call the subaru guys when they open, about the 5 speed, i did a search on yellow pages.com and got the numbers of all the listed junk yards/ salvage yard/ auto recyclers and called them all and none of them had anything...most i talked to eather didnt get it or didnt care that the trans i wanted didnt come in a brat... Is there a write up on putting a five speed into a brat in step by step easy to follow instructions, maybe with pics? Just built a 360 plymouth duster 3 speed and looking back it seem much easyer to work on than this... -GwyNative
Just ask for an 85 to 89 GL Wagon 5 speed 4WD transmission. Don't tell them what you *really* want it for cause they won't understand and don't need to know anyway. The 5 speed you want was *most often* found in wagons - the coupe 5 speed usually has a higher low range, and the sedans were rarely 4WD at all. Ask them for the clutch if they have it, and be specific that you want a GL transmission - the DL's were single range without the low gear.
There should be a write up on it in the online repair manual - at the top of the page click the "USRM" link.
As Bucky92 says - Subaru's are very, very easy to work on when you get used to their layout. Far easier than any other front wheel drive design because the engine isn't transverse. I find myself cursing and swearing anytime I have to work on a non-subaru. And I came from being a mechanic in the Army.
Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:19 AM
Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:22 AM
GD you sure seem to know your stuff...as for as a 5 speed, i will be looking for one and will change it over in the future but for right now i will have to work with what i have....Do you know if any subaru brat came factor with under coating? Mine has a thick almost tar like undercoating that saved everything underneath it...
No - that was left to the dealer/owner. Undercoating is ultra rare here on the left coast, and usually didn't help on the right. Glad your's is doing it's job.
Posted 23 June 2007 - 07:13 AM
see what good it typically does?
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