1972 Fiat 500 with Subaru EA81 4 Cylinder Swap
Price: US $19,500.00 Item location: Hialeah, Florida, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Fiat
- Model: 500
- Year: 1972
- VIN: F1AT110F2975548
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1972 Fiat 5001972 Fiat 500 with Subaru EA81 4 Cylinder Swap
Yes, ou heard it right, ubaru engine swap. Forget the weak and fragile 18hp air cooled two cylinder, his has an 1800cc water cooled flat four. Forget about not being able to get on the highway, r having to get out and push when going up hill, ou'll be pulling away from everyone effortlessly at the traffic light. It's fun to see people faces as they get passed by the old tiny 500!
After breaking the stock engine multiple times, nd tired of being dangerously slow, search for a swap began. I selected the EA81 since there was already a few swaps done by Zcars of the UK, nd they made an adapter kit.The EA81 fits in perfectly, ust look at it! It is like it was meant to be.The adapter kit and shipping alone are about $2000. That's $2000 for just the adapter, o engine.
Google Zcars UK to read more about them.
Read up on the Subaru EA81, nd you will see they are bullet proof and used in light air craft and gyro-copters. They are rated 73 bhp and 94 lb. ft of torque stock. This one probably makes a bit more due to no emissions control, eber carb and a free flowing exhaust.
This car has so much torque it renders first gear useless. I always start in 2nd gear. Along with the new $1500synchronizedtransmission, had a 5 speedconversionkit $1320 and shift gate $230 installed.
There is a lot of time, oney and expertise put into this project. Don't try this at home!Many receipts included in the sale. Many parts and receipts from mrfiat.com.Here is a list of just some parts and fabrication that went into this long term and high dollar build. Runs great and has no leaks or drips.
Subaru EA81 engine swap $11,411.91 includes:Fully rebuild EA81 parts and machiningInstall engineDesign and fabricate cooling systemDesign and fabricate exhaust systemDual Dynomax mufflersSiroccoradiatorCustom radiator shroudDualelectricfans with controller
Zcars EA81 adapter kit $2000.00Weber 32/36 carb and adapter kit $366.99
Fiat 650 syncro transmission $1500.005 speed conversion kit $1320.00Shift gate $230.00Black Diamond clutch kit $500.00
Suspension and Wheels:
Fiat 500 Leafspring Conversion Kit $1185.00Fiat 500 Rear Coil Over Shocks Kit $650.00Front Disc brakes conversion kit $798.0012" cast aluminum Silver Ray wheels $740.00Falken 165/60 12" tires $520.00New tie rods $120New kingpins $35
Parts and labor $4500All new front sheet metalFully restored and paintedAll new rubbers and gaskets all around
Pioneer 510 iPod compatible $230Antennae $30
Napa 7551 Battery purchased 8/20/2015