overhead cam engine to Brat swap

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by ThaDriver, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. ThaDriver

    ThaDriver Guest

    Will an overhead cam engine from a station wagon fit in an '83 Brat? Will
    it bolt up to the Brat transaxle & will the Brat flywheel fit?
    ~ Paul
    aka "Tha Driver"

    Giggle Cream - it makes dessert *funny*!
    ThaDriver, Aug 29, 2004
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    Rat Guest

    Try there - I think you could make it fit but those guys are the experts.
    Rat, Sep 3, 2004
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    ThaDriver Guest

    Try there - I think you could make it fit but those guys are the experts.
    Thanks Rat, I'll give them a try.
    ~ Paul
    aka "Tha Driver"

    Giggle Cream - it makes dessert *funny*!
    ThaDriver, Sep 3, 2004
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    Hallraker Guest

    From what I've seen and read, Subaru engines are pretty compatible across
    the model lines and decades, I've even seen pictures of a BRAT with a WRX
    engine. (Although I don't know what modifications were needed to make it

    Hallraker, Sep 3, 2004
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    Ignignokt Guest

    Hmmm... Any ideas on whether one of the new 6-speed trannies (such as can
    be found in the STi or the new Legacy / Liberty -- and I don't even know
    whether this is the same transmission or not) can be transplanted to my
    Forester? I'll probably never actually fork over the cash for such a
    transplant, but I like to know what my options are. You never know when a
    great deal on a roll-over STi or 6-speed Legacy with an intact drivetrain
    might come along...

    And why did Subaru decide to use "Liberty" in Oz to describe the car that is
    "Legacy" in the entire rest of the world (AFAIK)? Is there some other car
    wearing the name "Legacy" down there, necessitating a name change to avoid
    stepping on another automaker's toes? Does the word "Legacy" connote
    something distasteful to Aussie culture? Or was it just to confound us all?

    - Greg Reed
    Ignignokt, Sep 4, 2004
  6. ThaDriver

    Hallraker Guest

    I'm not entirely sure about the whole Legacy/Liberty thing. I think there
    may be a few other places in the world that use the Liberty name though. It
    isn't uncommon for automakers to use different names in different parts of
    the world however.


    P.S. Torch the dresser, Meatwad. :)
    Hallraker, Sep 5, 2004
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    Spinifex Guest


    Here in Oz, the name Legacy refers to a volunteer organisation set up to
    assist War Widows & their families. I'm not sure which war, WWI or
    WWII, but the name Liberty was used to differentiate between the
    organisation and the car. I don't know if it was assumed War Widows /
    families would take offence.

    Hope this clears up the confusion

    Spinifex, Sep 8, 2004
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    Spinifex Guest


    As an aside to that question Greg, it might interest you to know that in
    Oz (not sure about the rest of the world), Mitsubishi had a 4x4 vehicle
    named the Pajero.

    This name was changed for the Spanish speaking markets, as apparently
    (correct me if I am wrong) the word "pajero" in Spanish means "wanker" !!!

    Spinifex, Sep 8, 2004
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    Hallraker Guest

    I think that was the vehicle known as the Montero here in the US.

    Hallraker, Sep 8, 2004
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