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DavidLaver
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« on: 21 March, 2018, 10:40:43 AM »

http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/boxing-day-50-years-of-the-subaru-boxer-engine/



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« Reply #1 on: 21 March, 2018, 07:45:12 PM »

A mechanic friend commented to me that when he first had to work on a Subaru boxer he wondered why it seemed so familiar when he had never worked on one before. He had worked on Flavias though. When some years later a Subaru enthusiast confided that his engine was a spiritual derivative of the great Alfa boxer engines I though I should check up. I found that the Alfa engine has both sided of the crank case cast in a single block with a removable panel in the top through which to insert the crank. We know the truth.

The Gamma engine also compares well with later Subaru offerings.


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« Reply #2 on: 22 March, 2018, 09:35:17 PM »

I know this will bring others out in hives but.... I have always wondered what a Flavia fitted with a modern, efficient, powerful, fuel injected Subaru engine would be like.

I know it would no longer be a Flavia, but imagine the power, reliability and refinement.

I wonder if anyone has ever tried this ?

Bob
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« Reply #3 on: 22 March, 2018, 11:30:33 PM »

Bobhenry you are not alone on the dark side. What if somebody turned up at Thonley Kelham with a Flavia, that engine and a pocket full of cash.......The Outlaw Flavia.
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« Reply #4 on: 23 March, 2018, 09:19:45 AM »

Bobhenry is spot on! I had an Impreza Turbo as my everyday car for several years and it was a fabulous drive - as well as doing great things for my street cred with the under 30s. I too had thought about putting the Impreza engine in a Flavia and reckoned even the un-turbo'd version would be fine. Presumably the gearbox would have to go too. I am sorely tempted....
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« Reply #5 on: 23 March, 2018, 05:58:44 PM »

4WD Flavia.....
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« Reply #6 on: 23 March, 2018, 10:35:08 PM »

Flintegrale?
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