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'79 Brat, a running project


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#1 84GLPROJECT

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 10:54 PM

I am about to purchase a '79 Brat that has a few problems but I believe it is a good deal. The only current problems I can see are a cracked cv boot, the guy put a new fuel pump on it that is set at 9psi, he said the factory one is about 3-4psi, so the car dies sometimes when coming to a stop. I believe that these problems will be pretty simple to fix, but let me hear what you guys think. I also would like to know about performance parts and the jumps seats (does any one have some or know someone who does??)

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:24 AM

Any pictures? This is not a performance vehicle so don't expect to find much for it. I may be able to help with the seats. I just have to see where I am at with my new 78 Brat project on when I get it on Monday.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 03:43 PM

I will have pics up tomorrow after I purchase it (if it passes smog). And im not really looking for a race car just some parts to make it run more solid, as it will need some parts replaced.

I also have a Hanes manuel that I bought for my '84 GL and I think it will work for the '79 Brat but it says it only goes to 1980, will it work???

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:51 PM

No you will need another manual for it. The Brat has the 1600 or EA-71 engine in it with a single range 4 speed. The 84 wagon has the 1800 or EA-81 engine and either a dual range 4 speed or 3 speed auto. Don't worry if you have any questions you will almost always be able to find the answers here. Good luck.
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I will have pics up tomorrow after I purchase it (if it passes smog). And im not really looking for a race car just some parts to make it run more solid, as it will need some parts replaced.

I also have a Hanes manuel that I bought for my '84 GL and I think it will work for the '79 Brat but it says it only goes to 1980, will it work???



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Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:32 PM

http://mail.google.c...&disp=inline

here it is, it was $700, I'll post more pics of the interior and the engine, but i bought it from some meth head so there are some crazy things going on with it haha.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:29 AM

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:30 AM

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Edited by 84GLPROJECT, 01 December 2009 - 06:32 AM.


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Posted 01 December 2009 - 06:31 AM

huh i cant seem to get the pictures to work, but I was wondering if it would be fine to take the fuel pump from the 84 GL and switch it with the Brat???

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:19 AM

Not the same type of fuel pump. Not even close.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 03:24 PM

Ok thanks but do you know where I could get one fairly cheap ??

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 08:32 PM

I think im gonna rename this post " the brat from hell" haha. So I just came across a new problem, the dam starter went out, I was wondering if I could use the one From the GL?? and also I was wondering what parts I could use from the GL to go on the Brat.

thanks guys hopefully I can get this piece running haha I need a reliable car!!!!:mad::horse:

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:02 PM

The starter is different as is pretty much everything off your GL. You are going to need to find a parts car or people on the board here will be able to help you with parts.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:48 PM

But it would be fine to take the radiator out of the GL and put it in the Brat right??

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 04:55 PM

It's not the same size. You may be able to modify it to fit. I know your 84 radiator is bigger. Why don't you just give me your Brat and I will use it for my new 78 Brat:grin:
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 05:25 PM

It's not the same size. You may be able to modify it to fit. I know your 84 radiator is bigger. Why don't you just give me your Brat and I will use it for my new 78 Brat:grin:
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Haha We ended up making a bracket for it so now its all fitted up.:) adjusted the timing and the choke and now it runs pretty well:banana:

I'll try to update pics but i cant really figure out how.\

would it be possible to take the heater core out of the GL??

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 05:27 PM

You can take the heater core out of the GL but it won't fit your 79 Brat. Not even close to the same style.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 10:49 PM

ok ya i was just making sure what I can rip out. It just snowed at my house, so glad I got the car running today.

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 02:16 PM

Hey guys another problem haha,

I was wondering if I could take the exhaust manifold from the GL and use it for the Brat, with or without modifications?? Or is it just another no

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 01:17 AM

Not a manifold. Just a Y pipe and again they are different.

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 05:10 AM

Would the bolts to the manifold be the same size??:slobber:

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 10:02 AM

You can muscle those early EA81 Y pipes to work. We used to do it but its not the best solution. Heat the pipe front of the Y push the Y outer ends toward each other takes a few minutes, its a hack job but its been done and keeps a car functioning.




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