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#1 psq947

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:01 AM

I recently aquired from Japan,a Subaru powered race car. An FJ1600 built by Tokyo R&D in 1994. It is powered by a EA71 engine. It has a Subaru transaxle. 5 speed. It appears to have no reverse gear. I have not had the unit apart, so I don't know what is inside. Does anyone have information on the vehicle? It is very well built and appears to be not unlike a formula Ford.
I have tried the internet but most of the information is in Japanese and I am not familiar with the language. Any help would be appreciated.

#2 1whillary

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 01:25 AM

Hi there,
I am replying to a very old post about your FJ1600.Do you still have it?Let me know and we may be able to exchange info,as I have one as well.Mine is a Manatee Mk8 and I have just started racing it here in New Zealand in sprints and hillclimbs.
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#3 Logan K

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:54 AM

do either of you have pictures??

#4 LeoneTurbo

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:54 AM

I have a (Japanese) magazine with an article about the FJ1600 and the twin-carb EA71 1600cc engine. Is that helpful?

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:22 PM

come on ....have a heart! POST SOME PICS for us - it's bad enough we won't ever get a ride in one!:lol:

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:19 PM

yeah somone post some pics
i dont wanna go and have to google it hahah

we are starting to think about a new race series in the same format as formula first/formula vee. currently using volkswagon stuff but even thast getting rare and expensive cause not many poeople are bringing them in from brazil.
so we were thinking about using that sort of thing, a cross between formula ford and formula vee.

subaru ea82, single carb of free construction, single port heads, pistons free, crank free mounted to a subaru EA82, 2wd transaxle mounted the correct way etc with free suspension.

would be awesome to have a 4wd box though hahahah

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:44 AM

If I can figure out how to post photos on here I will post some of my car.Its a 1980's FJ 1600 Manatee Mk 8.EA 71 engine with twin carbs.Dont know whats inside,but mine is great to drive.Have had a few 1/4 miles some hillclimbs and competed on Teretonga race circuit in Invercargill(Lower Sth Island,NZ) last weekend.1/4 mile times were 14.2 best time.Top speed on flying 1/4 a few months ago around 200km/hr.Very simple car,probably easy to fabricate.5 speed gearbox(now have reverse,with a bit of playing with gear lever),weighs around 450kg.If anyone wants photos for possible construction,I have not had much luck with info about these cars but believe they are around 100hp.


Email me direct and I will send you plenty.Email...wayne.chris@kinect.co.nz.

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#8 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 03:52 PM

come on ....have a heart! POST SOME PICS for us - it's bad enough we won't ever get a ride in one!:lol:


Could it be one of These?

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:52 AM

I Found a couple of Cellphone Pictures of the Subaru SRX Race Car, actual Look in a Garage:



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#10 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:21 AM

The Name of those Racing Subaru Cars, is MANATEE, is Still Written and can be Partially readed on this Pic:

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Just behind the Driver's place.

#11 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:28 AM

The USMB member 1whillary (Wayne Hillary) from Dunedin, New Zealand, Kindly sent me via e-mail Pictures of his Subaru Manatee:


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Which is the Most Beautiful Subaru Manatee I've ever Seen. :headbang:

Thank you Wayne for letting me Post your Pics, You're So Kind.

Best Regards


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:38 AM

Hi Guys, I know this thread is old but very relavent for me. I recently aquired an FJ1600. The car was driving when I bought it but I plan to strip it down and rebuild it for hillclimb and sprint use. This has been on hold whilst I bulid a trailer for the car. Researching these cars has not been easy but this forum has certainly helped. Also getting parts is not as easy as it would have been years ago when there were a lot more Leone's around. I have started a parts manual for the car so that future maintenance is easier. I hope to make contact with other owners of these great little racecars so that we may compare notes. ps will try to workout how to post photos.






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