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Hello, from me and my Brat!
Posted 10 October 2010 - 10:38 AM
I took an auto shop class in high school, but I'm really not that good at the terminology or knowing really anything about what i'm doing, but I really really want to learn! So, if anyone has suggestions on sites or books to start me off, that would be awesome!
Here are pics of my love. Please don't mind the upside down and broken camper top, it's the wrong size and my mom bought it and never used it. (I think like that it makes the car look like mercury or something. :-p )
I'm excited to be here!
Posted 10 October 2010 - 11:56 AM
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 07:41 PM
I wish it had jump seats, and I'm planning on getting some when I get the mechanical stuff worked out. :-/ I figure I should be able to drive it as my main car before I decorate.
Posted 10 October 2010 - 08:30 PM
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 11:14 PM
Check out mine in my photo album under New Brat. You going for a stock look or are you going to modify??
Your 'New Brat' is so sleek! I like it.
One of the repairs I need to make on mine is that the engine fan is practically gone, so I pretty much need a new engine. I've been thinking about dropping a turbo somethin in there, but I'm not sure yet. That'll probably be the last thing I do since it runs pretty much great otherwise. Body-wise, I'd like to spiffy up the rims, but I do like the stock 70's/80's look to the body and the paint. I'll probably give it a better paint job, not sure what kind yet, but right now it leaves white residue on your hand when you touch it.
Really right now I'm just worrying about the stripped steering shaft and wheel. Then I'll at least feel safe driving it, and then I can think about fun stuff.
Know any good places to get a steering shaft? I found one place, but I'm not sure it's legit at all. (Link when I get home to my own computer.) I'm planning on posting a new thread just for this on the tech board, but not tonight. :-p
Posted 10 October 2010 - 11:24 PM
Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:58 AM
My best advice is to buy a Factory Service Manual off ebay. You'll want on that cover the 1600 from '79 or '80. THey can be had for about $50 or less. it will be HUGE and have some Great exploded diagrams of Everything on your car and will include wiring diagrams as well.
Like this one: 1980 Factory Service manual
Posted 11 October 2010 - 09:28 AM
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