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The Subaru Attic Revisited

 

1974 Subaru DL Station Wagon

 

Selected Dimensions and Specifications

Engine
Type: horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine
Valvetrain: overhead valve
Displacement: 1,361 cu cm (83.2 cu in)
Bore x stroke: 85.0 x 60.0 mm (3.35 x 2.36 in)
Induction system: 2-barrel carburetor
Horsepower: 61 @ 5,600 rpm
Torque (lb-ft): 69 @ 3,600 rpm
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Chassis
Brakes
DL: drums front/drums rear
Steering
Type: rack-and-pinion steering
Turning circle: 31.5 ft
Suspension
Front: MacPherson strut
Rear: Semi-trailing arm, torsion bar
Capacities
Fuel tank: 11.9 gallons
Dimensions
Curb weight: 2,100 lb
Wheelbase: >96.6 in
Track, front/rear: 50.2/47.8 in
Length: 165.2 in
Width: 59.2 in
Height: 55.9 in
 
 

 

STANDARD MECHANICAL FEATURES

 

Subaru put a 1.4-liter boxer engine, known then as a Quadrozontal engine, in the DL Station Wagon. It developed 61 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 69 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm. Air and fuel were fed to the engine through a two-barrel carburetor.

 

The engine powered the front wheels through a four-speed synchromesh transmission.

 

Other mechanical features included rack-and-pinion steering, front and rear drum brakes, MacPherson strut front suspension, and torsion-bar rear suspension.

 

The car’s body structure was a one-piece monocoque with reinforced side panels.

 

MOVING SUBARU INTO THE FUTURE

 

As good as the DL was with its high mileage and standard features, it prepared the way for what was to come in 1975. That’s when Subaru introduced all-wheel drive for the series.

 

Eventually, the Leone platform was used for another iconic Subaru model – the BRAT.

 

 

 

 

  

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