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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:50 PM
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:03 PM
At first it is a bit overwhelming with the whole harness in front of you. But you just start cutting things down that you don't need. Wipers, lights, radio, door wiring, the list goes on. Basically you end up with the connectors to the engine, fuel pump relay, ignition relay, and power and grounds for the ecu, power for the fuel pump, and the test connectors if you have an obd1 harness, or in my case the data link connector as I have an obd2 harness. I also started with a specific harness that I have been looking for. It's out of a brighton so there weren't many options to begin with, making the trimming much easier.
Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:51 PM
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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:28 PM
Any updates this month?
This is an awesome build and gets me fired up for my "road" hatch project I've had in the works for way too long.
I'm psyched there's another crazy EA81 builder in VT!
Posted 28 October 2013 - 05:41 AM
Thanks! I was psyched to see your build as well. I'm going to be working on it this week/next weekend hopefully. I haven't done much as I purchased another project car (something non Subaru for once) so purchasing that and bringing home as taken up the last few weeks, plus I went to north carolina in there as well, so it's been a busy month. But now that things have settled down and the other car is home it's time to get back working on this.
Posted 19 January 2014 - 08:02 PM
Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:31 PM
Did some more welding on this today. most of it on the drivers side of the bay is finished at this point. Up next I need to figure out a way to hide a washer jug like I did on my wagon, than I can finish up the passenger's side, and spend hours grinding all the welds down. Progress is being made!
Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:08 PM
Rust that needs to be fixed
Edited by 1982gl4, 22 June 2014 - 06:15 PM.
Posted 29 June 2014 - 07:26 PM
Posted 19 July 2014 - 04:07 PM
Edited by 1982gl4, 19 July 2014 - 04:08 PM.
Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:41 PM
Wrapped some stuff up this weekend. I installed the factory brat dash harness, and finished installing the cut down factory engine bay harness. Relocated my fuel filter, lengthened the wiper wiring, fixed a couple bad spots in the harness where it had been cut/ some connectors were missing. I also cut some more out of the EJ harness, right now I'm trying to decide what i need from the EJ dash harness. I don't think anything except the CEL. I plan on using a pressure sensor for the gauge in the EA dash, and already made an adaptor for the dash coolant temp sensor. After I cut some more out I should be getting close to starting it.
Posted 28 September 2014 - 06:35 PM
Posted 12 October 2014 - 06:00 PM
Its moving under its own power again! Took it for a short drive up and down the driveway. Its not running great, but there are a few things left to hook up, and i'm sure I'll have some sorting to do with the wiring.
Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:22 PM
I have been working on this a ton the last few days, finishing up the wring so far. Tonight I hooked up the alternator, cooling fans, and I have the tach working now. Checked the obdII codes, I have the typical evap, and fuel temp ones. I also have some I excepted as the cooling fans and rear 02 sensor are not hooked up. Purchased new tires for this to put on the enkies, this weekend i'm hoping to swap legacy rear brakes on so I can have an e-brake, and parts to make rear coilovers have been purchased until I suck it up and buy a full set, but this will do for now. It should be back on the road soon!
Posted 18 July 2015 - 10:17 PM
Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:40 AM
Posted 21 July 2015 - 05:34 PM
Glad to see you getting back to the BRAT.
Like the other vehicle threads you have, But, it's a BRAT.....
Posted 23 July 2015 - 09:37 AM
Thanks man! I have been working hard on it every night after work. Last night I got the rear brakes finished, I had to machine the back of the rotors some to fit well, but they are good now. Got to see it on the ground for the first time, but the rear sits way too high for my liking even on the lowest setting. I'm going to see about adjusting the torsion bars if they come apart... The rear sway bar is now in, I had to mod the lower shock mounts as they were supposed to bolt to those, but they have been moved because of the coilovers. Put all stainless brake hoses in last night, finished up the rear lines, and bled the brakes. Because all of the parts are new, I'm using dot 5 fluid so I don't have to worry about the system for a long time. For the first time in a long time it stops! Tonight i'm picking up a z parts car, but I'm hoping I can get the steering shaft, shift linkage, and work on torsion bar stuff.
Posted 24 July 2015 - 10:32 PM
Edited by 1982gl4, 26 July 2015 - 07:46 AM.
Posted 25 July 2015 - 03:47 PM
Learned a lot from my Dad, he schooled me on doing things I needed his knowledge on. He would come over to assist me, but really just told me how to do certain things I was unsure on. "You have to do it yourself, I can do it, but "You", won't learn anything by me doing it".
I so miss that Man.........
Slow and steady gets the job done. But I'm thinking that you got a tad bit slow on this one for a bit. JK!
I have no room to talk in the attempt to get my Wagon back on the road. Let alone the '82 BRAT that's been sitting in pieces out in the garage for some 12 years.
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