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#1 fostina1

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:58 AM

1985 I think. Starts right up, 152,000 miles. I love it.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:06 AM

Welcome. Nice to see a good looking east coast Brat. I like the paint job.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:51 PM

Back seats were just held down with a single lag nut each. I'm going to have to fix that. Old radio picks up all the radio stations, compared to my 02 ranger that only picks up one. Exaust/ leak, and the brush guardit came with is going to need some modifications to fit. Just spent about 3 hours cleaning it out.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:06 PM

Nice. Pretty decent body.

Looks like something used your back left tire as a bathroom :brow:

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:27 PM

Congrats on the snag. It also looks to be a DL Brat since you do not have T-tops.

I am a little over an hour from you in Crossville.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:22 PM

where can i find a dash cover?

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:03 PM

Congrats on the snag. It also looks to be a DL Brat since you do not have T-tops.

I am a little over an hour from you in Crossville.


says gl on emblem on tailgate.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:45 AM

says gl on emblem on tailgate.


Is it automatic?

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:18 AM

does not fit the criteria for a GL, the badge is not for that BRAT, someone glued it on. Oh well, still a very nice BRAT all Brat's are awesome.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:22 AM

where can i find a dash cover?

I've got a dash cover in tan; I might consider parting with it.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:03 AM

I've got a dash cover in tan; I might consider parting with it.

GL dash is different than a DL.
So many question no much answer.

A dash cover for a Gl is not same as a DL.

GL has options.

Dl is optionless, and the cluster is DIFF.\

so far pics show a DL Brat. now who has a used GL dash pad i could use that.,? and tankx

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:15 AM

Its automatic. The original owners warranty book calls it a gl. And all the registrations call it a bgl.
Here's the dash.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:40 PM

A '85 GL
with Auto Tranny
No T-Tops...
Is it Turbo???

I think you have a pretty rare find there. :eek:
Since most people opted for the Brat platforms with options, these base models are seldom found.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:48 PM

how would i tell if its turbo. its an ea81 and 1985 and according to the wiki the turbo stopped in 84.

http://en.wikipedia....ubaru_EA_engine

"EA-81T

The EA-81T is not an official engine designation from Subaru. The "T" is used informally to refer to the turbocharged version of EA-81 engines that are equipped with a turbocharger and multi port fuel injection.
Additional specifications Compression Ratio: 7.7:1
Supercharging Pressure: 7 psi
Valvetrain: OHV Pushrod
Horsepower: 95 bhp (71 kW; 96 PS) at 4,200 rpm (US)
Torque: 123 lb·ft (167 N·m) at 2,800 rpm (US)
Found on 1983-1984 Subaru Leone
1983-1984 Subaru BRAT"

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googled a little


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Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:55 PM

If the manifold looks like this: (says turbo)

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If it doesn't look like that ^^^ its probably not turbo:

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:25 PM

looks like second picture. no turbo on it anywhere.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:44 PM

I thought 84 was the only year it got gl trim with auto and no t-tops. Do you have a gold sticker on the valve covers?

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:07 PM

I thought 84 was the only year it got gl trim with auto and no t-tops. Do you have a gold sticker on the valve covers?



Its got a sticker that says don't adjust valve clearance, that looks like it might have been gold originally.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

Definitely an 85 since it has the jump seats.
You have a rare bird there man.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:43 PM

Definitely an 85 since it has the jump seats.
You have a rare bird there man.


confirmed.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 07:28 PM

so... the important question then is.... does his dash cover fit :brow:

the inner boot on both front axles is ripped all around, do i have to replace the whole axle. where would be a good place to look if i do?

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 07:32 PM

so... the important question then is.... does his dash cover fit :brow:

the inner boot on both front axles is ripped all around, do i have to replace the whole axle. where would be a good place to look if i do?


dash is a gl dash for cover> jc whitney or rock ato about 22 dollars , got mine on a sale for 19,99 shipped

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:45 PM

so... the important question then is.... does his dash cover fit :brow:

the inner boot on both front axles is ripped all around, do i have to replace the whole axle. where would be a good place to look if i do?


I have always done the whole axle since it probably has slung all the grease out and the bearings have crap in them now. 36mm socket will be needed.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:40 PM

Welcome to the Subaru world. Too bad it's an auto, you'd much more enjoy a manual trans with the hi-lo 4wd. T-tops would be awesome too. Can't beat a camo Brat though, no matter the options it lacks. That would be the perfect hunting vehicle. It can fit into some tight places.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:00 PM

Do you think this axle advise for a loyale is good for my brat.

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