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ea81 Brakes and Tranny.


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#1 Mr. Carb

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 04:36 AM

So, I've descovered the brakes on the 84 brat are nearly metal to metal on the fronts, and that I can't bleed the rear drumbs cause someone decided to cross thread one bleeder valve, and clip off the other. And the pedal nearly hits the floor before it gets pressure. So I'm redoing the brakes... anything special I should check while doing this? anything that goes bad commonly on these cars at all with the break system? Also, I'm swaping out tranny's, though nothing is really wrong with the one thats in there, it does have shifting linkage slack severly. The one I got for it to replace it with has really tight shifting linkage, and I'm refering to the linkage inside the tranny, or on the bar going into it... the bolt on part that bolts to the shift stick is no longer well attached to the shaft that goes into the tranny. Anything I should do while I'm at it with the tranny? Thanks for any info. :D

#2 TomRhere

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 07:05 AM

clutch?, and maybe rear seal on engine.

There's a fix for the sloppy shifter on here somewhere, but can't remember who did it. They have a pic of it.
Basically, you saw-cut the part of the linkage, (the piece that goes over the shaft coming out of the tranny). Make the cut, 90* to the pin hole, and a bit past the pin hole. Then drill the pin hole out to fit a bolt, in both the shaft and the shifter linkage. Install with bolt/nut and tighten. No more sloppy shifter.

#3 SkankinPickle

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 09:35 AM

hey carb,
i have a set of essentially new rear drums that i took off my hatch when i bought it (put disks on). if you haven't already bought new or used ones hit me up and we can meet somewhere. they're all yours yo! just sitting under my bug collecting dust.
-justin

#4 Ratty2Austin

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 11:06 AM

hey, Carl and I could both make a trip out to Sammish together... I have been meaning to pay a visit to Corky as well- and it appears that there is another member to meet out there too!

#5 Mr. Carb

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 05:36 AM

how much are ya tryin to get from me for the drums? , And the moter was just put in with a pretty meaty clutch, so I'm not worried about that.

#6 edrach

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 07:23 AM

You should hit PAP and pull the rear disks off one of the Turbos out there and install those instead of replacing the drum. You won't be sorry; it's one of the better upgrades. Also, get a set of the vented disks for the front off an EA81 wagon if you don't already have them.

#7 Ratty2Austin

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 02:38 PM

that sounds good to me too lol, you would be so much better off with using the rear discs anyways, and they are soo much easier to work on than the drums!

btw, it will be around 30 bucks or so for what you need at pap for rear discs :D

I have my discs, but I havent been able to get around to putting them on....

howabout we have a brake day? ;)

#8 Mr. Carb

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Posted 08 March 2004 - 03:27 AM

30 bucks is something I don't have spare at the moment...I still have to license and emission the car. I just want it to stop for a month before I have to replace em really. Austin, how bout I take yer rear discs and in a month I'll buy ya a new set from pap?




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