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for you die-hard ea81 lifted soob folks...


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#1 VaporTrail

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:35 AM

I've been running 2 lifted soobs side by side the last couple of months. both are weberized, but one has more "performance" mods, and they make a world of difference... I would never go back to "stock+weber only" for off-roading...

1982 GL 4WD wagon
non-original solid lifter engine
weber 32/36 carb with stock jets (140/140 mains)
custom hi-flow exhaust
larger 225mm flywheel/clutch from '84
'84 hi/lo tranny
Accel Super Stock Coil w/new wires
225/70R14 AT tires

1982 GL Brat :clap: WINNER :clap:
hydro engine with solid lifters, built with Delta torque cam
weber 32/36 with 155/155 mains
1"+ carb spacer
custom hi-flow exhaust (done at same place as wagon, though wagon may have slightly larger exhaust)
'89 5 spd D/R with XT6 clutch and spec'd set-up
Accel Super Coil with 8mm wires
MSD 6A Multi-Spark Ignition
Recurved Distributor
27x9.50x15 SSR's

I think the Brat weighs in now at about 3000 pounds trail ready, no passengers. wagon is maybe 40lb over stock....
the "seat of the pants" dyno gives the Brat the :burnout:
and for the torque, and hill climb ability while off-roading too....
:headbang:

#2 TheYeti

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 10:14 AM

If/when I get the Colonel's backfire issue sorted out, I will toss my 2 non-cents in here :)

#3 VaporTrail

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 12:43 PM

Me either. lol I love my efi. ;)


it may be a while before I get there... got some other lower priority things I need to get done first... also, depends on how long the frame rails last on the Brat. it would appear from my recent inspections while putting in the ea82 rear suspension, that I've done a number on the underbody :)

still solid though. no rust yet...

#4 Uberoo

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 12:46 PM

so how does FI react to a cam?

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:41 PM

sounds like an interesting mod mcbrat. when's that going in?

#6 VaporTrail

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:45 PM

sounds like an interesting mod mcbrat. when's that going in?

it'll be a while yet... working on getting to a spot where I can get a diff house first... and a bigger work area...

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 07:49 PM

i want a lifted soob again....but i dont like the lift kit i have,.....and i think my next one is going to be an sjr 4/4.....so anybody that is thinking about selling thier Ea81 sjr kit...i want first dibs...

you know alot of people say they dont work well but.... i got a chance to drive mike's lifted turbo brat, and i think it was the coolest soobie i ever have driven. he had the 5sp. d/r in it and a completely rebuilt Ea81T and the turbo spooled at the trial cruising speed(2500rpm) and i was loving it... i think it has quite a bit of power too it.....i LOVED IT!!!!!

i guess what i am asking is....what are everybody else's experiences with the Ea81T motor for offroad purposes?

thanks(didnt mean to hijack if i did...)

-Dalton

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:56 PM

i want a lifted soob again....but i dont like the lift kit i have,.....and i think my next one is going to be an sjr 4/4.....so anybody that is thinking about selling thier Ea81 sjr kit...i want first dibs...

-Dalton


Look in the Abandoned vehicle Auctions :lol: :lol: :lol: LOL

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:10 PM

Look in the Abandoned vehicle Auctions :lol: :lol: :lol: LOL


hey scott, my birthday is january 28th.....?

:)

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 02:32 PM

Ever had a problem with the Accel Super Stock Coils? I just got one for my 87 Hatch and i was told they are crap and i should find an original Hitachi.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 03:25 PM

Make sure you mount it vertically, it might last a little longer. But no guarentees. MSD is a better aftermarket coil, I've been running one on my RX for a while now with no problems.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 08:02 PM

Ever had a problem with the Accel Super Stock Coils? I just got one for my 87 Hatch and i was told they are crap and i should find an original Hitachi.


I'm running the SuperCoil (square block one), with a MSD 6A Ignition :)

no complaints here...

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 04:50 PM

Ever had a problem with the Accel Super Stock Coils? I just got one for my 87 Hatch and i was told they are crap and i should find an original Hitachi.


i've got one with 20k miles on it, it was chrome, but now its rusted brown, never had a problem.
i think they had a bad run a couple years ago.

Mcbrat, I used to be a ea82/er27 mpfi guy, but after trouble shooting efi problems, and having timing belts fail i have opted for the bullet proof ea81. Hopefully i can turn the spare one i have into something that wont make me angry every time i floor it. im glad i found this post, nice recipe.

Did the 5 speed make a big difference?

#14 VaporTrail

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 07:34 PM

i've got one with 20k miles on it, it was chrome, but now its rusted brown, never had a problem.
i think they had a bad run a couple years ago.

Mcbrat, I used to be a ea82/er27 mpfi guy, but after trouble shooting efi problems, and having timing belts fail i have opted for the bullet proof ea81. Hopefully i can turn the spare one i have into something that wont make me angry every time i floor it. im glad i found this post, nice recipe.

Did the 5 speed make a big difference?


yeah, I really like the 5 speed

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 09:24 PM

Ever had a problem with the Accel Super Stock Coils? I just got one for my 87 Hatch and i was told they are crap and i should find an original Hitachi.

I have one that I have had for longer than any vehicle currently in my driveway. Its on its 3rd or 4th car. I bought it years ago when I still had my Brat.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 01:43 AM

How hard is it to do the 5 Sp swap? My Brat has the 3Sp auto. My wagon has the 5 sp D/R and I really like it.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 01:45 AM

How hard is it to do the 5 Sp swap? My Brat has the 3Sp auto. My wagon has the 5 sp D/R and I really like it.


I believe there's a bit more involved because of the auto trans tunnel in your Brat...

the tunnel may need to be "adjusted" :)
you'll need the whole pedal assembly.
possibly a different anti-sway bar.
...i'm sure there's more things

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 01:33 AM

Keep in mind the manual cars and automatic cars have completely different transmission crossmembers, as well as on the ea81's, the radius rod mount brackets are different from the factory. The manual ones have the extra tabby deals for the crossmember thats more "up front". I did the swap on mine, it just takes a little creativity.

-Mike

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:28 AM

Can any of you guys running the msd 6a boxes get me a picture or get me a half assed wiring diagram? Trying to get my 6a wired in with a blaster ss coil in my 85 brat. So far no good.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:38 AM

Thanks for searching but you necroed an old thread.The post above yours is dated the 22nd of October of 2007



#21 Captin Hook

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:38 PM

Yeah I seen that after I posted.

#22 VaporTrail

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:41 PM

I think there's another thread showing the wiring I used...  if you have the installation manual, you need to use the magentic pickup wiring instructions.



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:27 PM

I got her figured out, she's running as good as she should with a stock carb. New weber showed up a few day ago and filter and choke cable showed up today, just waiting on the intake manifold gaskets to show up at work ( Subaru dealer) and I'll slap that bad boy on.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:34 AM

What?  No pics!


That's blasphemy right?!

Cheers

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#25 Captin Hook

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:32 AM

I haven't figured out how to post pictures from my phone yet.




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