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#26 belacane

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:52 PM

Been following this..and so glad to see you're still going! Brats forever!

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:05 AM

Hell yeah man, It was your comment saying that my brat was "one bad rump roast" that kept me going.



#28 belacane

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:06 PM

Hell yeah man, It was your comment saying that my brat was "one bad rump roast" that kept me going.



That might have been auto corrects way of saying YOUR BRAT IS AWESOME!!! :). sadly, I don't remember what I meant to say instead, but what came out had prett good results ;)

#29 86BRATMAN

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

rump roast is a.s.s.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:41 PM

Updates and Issues

I picked up the new engine:

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I put the engine in the brat and after 3 nights in the shop I was able to take the brat for the first drive in quite some time. 

Here is a picture of the Brat up on the lift

 

 

He was running fine for around a month before I started having battery issues and fuel delivery issues. I took in the battery and the test said it was not good, so I traded it in for a new one. That did not solve the issue so i had autozone run a charging system check and the GM of the store (Kyle) was really happy to see my brat and said that his first three cars were Gen 1's. We decided that I needed a new voltage regulator, so i ordered it and put it in. Shortly after installing the new voltage regulator my fuel pump quit and my battery was still not holding a charge. I made an impulsive decision and bought a new fuel pump before testing the old one, the new one did not run when hooked up either, so I tested the wire that was supplying charge to it and it was only getting 5 Volts from the 12 Volt Battery. I did not want to trace the wire back through the nest so I wired the fuel pump up to the ignition coil through a fused connector and the pump was back in action! I also replaced the fuel line and filter while I was tinkering around. So now that I have everything hooked back up and working, I still have a fast drain on my battery. 

 

Here is a picture of my battery hooked up like normal:

 


A closer look at what is hooked up to the positive terminal:

 

 

I researched how to do a parasitic draw test and am doing my best to determine where the draw is coming from. Here is a picture to show that my batter is fully charged with 12.15 Volts

 

 

I pulled apart the positive terminal to test for draw and I found that there was 0.00 draw from the positive terminal connector, but from the electrical connector that came off of the positive terminal there was a draw of 2.27 on my meter. 

 

 

 

Is the meter set up the right way? I am doing my best but need some opinions.

 

I started to trace down the wires and got to the main two wires running to all of the electrical, there is a black one and a white one. The White cord has a reading of 2.10 and the black has a reading of .17. I am guessing that the black cord is not an issue with such a low reading, but the white one seems to be the culprit. Below is a picture of what I am describing. 

 


If anyone has any problem solving tips related to this please let me know! 


Edited by rippin, 01 April 2014 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 11:15 AM

Look at us go!  

 

click here to see us zoomin' through a puddle :brat: 


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#32 belacane

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 03:21 PM

I love it! There's something about those little cars doing their thing that just makes my heart soar!






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