Author Topic: Strange looking Subaru in Arabba, Italy  (Read 1606 times)

January 28, 2014, 07:04:45 PM
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Boesman

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Well, I never knew 'our' Company made something like this !

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January 28, 2014, 07:35:47 PM
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PieterT

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Have you seen the lawnmower motors Subaru makes?
Basically the Robin EC10 motor made by Fuji Heavy Industries, now branded as a Subaru.

I wonder if that van also has a boxer motor? And awd?
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January 28, 2014, 08:06:47 PM
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Strange little bus. Looks a bit like the Suzuki half-loaf from the 80's.

But there are a couple strange Subaru's out there. This was my daily drive when I worked in Israel and the Middle East in the early 90's. Just pull the leaver for low range, and it went almost anywhere in the desert.


January 28, 2014, 08:10:55 PM
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And it was also a boxer engine. Or H4 engine. Mine was a 1800cc.

January 28, 2014, 08:16:46 PM
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The old Subaru Brumby.

[EDIT: Woops, did not see Boesman's post. Commented on Toffie's picture]
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January 29, 2014, 04:29:55 PM
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Perhaps not the most beautiful looking vehicles on the road. Especially the half loaf, but you can bet it is as tough as nails.

January 29, 2014, 10:19:40 PM
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The Subaru in Boesmans post is the kombi version of the Subaru Sambar, one of the Japanese Kei Cars.  (Very compact and less than 660 cc.)
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January 29, 2014, 10:38:11 PM
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Quote from: Dries48;16345
The Subaru in Boesmans post is the kombi version of the Subaru Sambar, one of the Japanese Kei Cars.  (Very compact and less than 660 cc.)


From what I gather on google:  it seems to be the 'van'- version of the 360'---- a rear engine,air-cooled (?? boxer) 2-stroke, 356cc --- super light!  (in the Citroen 2CV league !)

January 30, 2014, 10:41:32 AM
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Boesman, I got my info from Wikipedia (Subaru Sambar) they have comprehensive write-ups on most cars.
 
A few years ago on my way back from work I noticed a Chana-like bakkie in Pretoria with a Subaru badge and that is how I discovered the range of vehicles that Subaru makes.
 
The one in your picture looks like the later version when the engine size was increased to 660 cc and the engine was moved to the front.
 
Interesting that the Subaru 360 was for Japanese what the 2CV and Beetle was for France and Germany, it helped to put a lot of low-income people on the road.
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January 30, 2014, 11:24:37 PM
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Quote from: Dries48;16357
Boesman, I got my info from Wikipedia (Subaru Sambar) they have comprehensive write-ups on most cars.
 
A few years ago on my way back from work I noticed a Chana-like bakkie in Pretoria with a Subaru badge and that is how I discovered the range of vehicles that Subaru makes.
 
The one in your picture looks like the later version when the engine size was increased to 660 cc and the engine was moved to the front.
 
Interesting that the Subaru 360 was for Japanese what the 2CV and Beetle was for France and Germany, it helped to put a lot of low-income people on the road.


Interesting, thank you !

February 28, 2016, 09:44:49 PM
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Have you seen the lawnmower motors Subaru makes?
Basically the Robin EC10 motor made by Fuji Heavy Industries, now branded as a Subaru.

I wonder if that van also has a boxer motor? And awd?

I was given a Robin Professional lawnmower which had not been run for over 10 years. It had the Subaru EC10 motor on it. I stripped it down and rebuilt it and it fired up on the second pull on the starter cord!

Funny thing was, it was a 2-stroke and more powerfull than my 4-stroke Honda and quieter!

February 29, 2016, 06:47:15 AM
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That is the brilliance of the EC10 - no wonder it was the favourite of lawnservice companies.

My EC10 was parked for 8 years - I cleaned out the carb and dirty fuel tank - worked perfectly for 2 seasons before I took it for a service!


Have you seen episode 2 of Engine Addict with Jimmy de Ville - Polish 2 stroke motor started and drove after 30 years with just fuel and a new battery!
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April 17, 2016, 12:12:24 PM
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I'm definitely going to look that one up!