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#1 Idaho_Dirtball

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 12:24 AM

I HAVE A 78 BRAT WITH A CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE TOP AND ME AND MY MOM HAD PLANS OF LIFTING IT AND DOING SOME MOTOR MODS TO IT. SHE PASSED AWAY AND AFTER MAKING THE TOP FOR ME , I WANT TO FINISH THE REST OF IT. I NEED HELP ON HOW TO BUILD A LIFT FOR THIS AND ALSO WHAT MOTOR AND FIVE SPEED TRANNY TO PUT IN HERE. ANY AND ALL HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED THANKS. I WILL POST PICS OF EVERYTHING THAT IS DONE IF I GET SOME HELP ON WHAT I AM DOING. HELP!!!!! :drunk::drunk::horse:

#2 NoahDL88

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 12:46 AM

first bit of help PLEASE DON'T WRITE IN ALL CAPS Its annoying to read and it looks like you're SHOUTING.

#3 subiemech85

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 12:55 AM

TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK

buy this lift kit http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=100368

to keep the stock ea71 and to install a 5 speed, use a newer style ea71 bellhousing or the entire engine with the FWD 5 speed that came as an option of the hatch, IIRC

#4 Idaho_Dirtball

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 01:13 PM

sorry about the caps being on. So I should stay with the stock motor? it already seems like i have no power and I imagine it will be even worse if I lift it.

#5 NoahDL88

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 01:37 PM

Bigger tires will make the engine feel even less powerful.


The lift kits, as mentioned are relatively simple to install, I'd go with one of the kits available, it will save you a lot of headache down the road.

As far as the engine, you are limited by the width of the frame rails. An EA-81 (1.8) should fit, I'm not 100% on that but someone else may be able to comment to that. It won't at much power, but you'll gain some torque, which will help with the bigger tires if you go that route.

With that engine, I'd recommend a 5 speed dual range transmission out of a EA-82 GL the DL's are not dual range, and the automatics are problematic.

There is a really good FAQ in the offroad section that covers most everything that you'll be asking, I suggest reading through that and then asking any questions you might have.

#6 subaruguru

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 04:15 PM

Hey got your pics really looks good i will put them up when they finish loading to my photobucket.




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Posted 05 June 2010 - 05:48 PM

We want pics!!!!




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