Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
* * * * * 4 votes

My 79 Brat build


  • Please log in to reply
263 replies to this topic

#101 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:53 PM

Posted Image
weber by Kevin Talley, on Flickr
 
Got to drive it after putting the weber in and HOLY CRAP! It felt like a new car.
 
Here is the fitting I made for the crankcase Vent hoses
 
Posted Image

Edited by 79bratpdx, 15 February 2013 - 11:12 PM.


#102 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:50 PM

I can't catch a break here. 

 

I go to start the BRAT and while its warming up it just suddenly cuts off...no warning or anything from the engine just dead. I go to start it back up and it fires but immediately dies unless I hold the accelerator down. I know I have gas because I put 8 gallons in it yesterday evening. Not really sure what is going on or where to start looking. Any suggestions with my vague description? Thanks in advanced.



#103 Legacy RallyGuy

Legacy RallyGuy

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 125 posts
  • Dublin, Ireland

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

I can't catch a break here. 

 

I go to start the BRAT and while its warming up it just suddenly cuts off...no warning or anything from the engine just dead. I go to start it back up and it fires but immediately dies unless I hold the accelerator down. I know I have gas because I put 8 gallons in it yesterday evening. Not really sure what is going on or where to start looking. Any suggestions with my vague description? Thanks in advanced.

 

I'd inspect your choke...  Did you try to hold it to the floor to set the choke before cranking?



#104 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

Now I took the air cleaner off and there is moisture all inside it. even a little pool resting on the bottom of it.....I feel like that could be bad news



#105 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

Also discovered the choke doesn't seem to be engaging



#106 cider3200

cider3200

    New User

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 31 posts
  • tigard

Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:25 AM

sounds like its time for a manual choke 



#107 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:28 AM

I actually got it solved the lead I spliced in to the old wire wasn't getting power so I re did it and now it's solid! I also got k&n crank case breathers installed, put new spark plug wires and got it all painted black(not a final paint job) yesterday was a good day.

#108 Greenley

Greenley

    EA81 Nut

  • Members
  • 572 posts
  • Gardnerville : Reno/Tahoe

Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:37 AM

I also got k&n crank case breathers installed,

 

Saw your pic on instagram, how do they look installed ?



#109 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:32 AM

Ill snap a pic tomorrow for ya.

#110 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:40 AM

8522891132_15447e60cf_z.jpg
The brat runs again! Lets see if it lasts a week ha by Kevin Talley, on Flickr

#111 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:42 AM

8522890818_9ebe6992f0_z.jpg
New breathers by Kevin Talley, on Flickr

Forgot about these.

#112 Legacy RallyGuy

Legacy RallyGuy

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 125 posts
  • Dublin, Ireland

Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:48 AM

Very cool!  Such a TINY engine and trans, look at all that room!  No wonder FHI said, "pft, we can put the spare in there too!
 

If my leone was in great shape, I'd not bother but with it in it's current state, I'm so putting an EJ20/EJ22T and a 6speed in it! *I know it'll require some fabrication, but it'll definitely fill out the engine bay.



#113 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

Yea sturdy little motor too.

#114 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:56 PM

 
 
8530453752_5b03abd8db_z.jpg
Untitled by Kevin Talley, on Flickr
 
Painted it all black

Edited by Kevint143, 04 March 2013 - 10:57 PM.


#115 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:58 PM

8530451958_2c6871b640_z.jpg
Untitled by Kevin Talley, on Flickr
 
I took the kid out for a trip around the neighbor hood.

Edited by Kevint143, 04 March 2013 - 10:59 PM.


#116 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:58 PM

8530455188_d8b49ca2fd_z.jpg
Untitled by Kevin Talley, on Flickr
 
This was before I got all the black done

Edited by Kevint143, 04 March 2013 - 10:58 PM.


#117 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:18 AM

This weekend was a busy one for me. I took the BRAT out for the longest trip to date on saturday which was roughly 60 miles North into WA to get some work done at a buddies shop. We tackled some electrical issues and pulled the oil pan to finally change the gasket. I also changed the oil pressure switch so no more Oil light on while driving! 

 

I was having some overheating issues these past few weeks and found it to be that my radiator fan was not working. So we wired it up to the ignition and now it's always on. We did it this way because since I am moving back to the central valley in CA where it is not uncommon for it to be 100+ during the summer I didn't really want to take any chances on when it would come on. I also thought about wiring it to a toggle switch but decided its easier to not have to remember to turn it on. We also cleaned up some other wires that were half assed hacked together with stereo wire. 

 

After we got that all sorted out we pulled the engine up enough to get the oil pan out and I cleaned that up and got installed a new gasket because it was dripping quite a bit. I also put in a new oil pressure switch and happy day the OIL light turned off. With doing this I obviously did an oil change and threw on a K&N oil filter and filled it up. 

 

Now that all of this is done the BRAT seems to be pretty happy. On the way home I was having no problem keeping the speed around 70-75 on the freeway which is remarkable considering when I first got the car it was a challenge to get it up to 60. 

 

Then sunday I decided to drive down to salem and back to meet a friend for lunch. So all in all I did a little over 200 miles in the weekend with no issues other than wanting to go further.

 

8574193074_c98fe21e3b.jpg

 

8574192650_7eaae5e906.jpg

 

8573099663_a234ccbe38.jpg

wish I got a before. It was so disgusting.

 

8573101089_d0336c06de.jpg

The best view is from the drivers seat of an old soob



#118 stewartkb

stewartkb

    New User

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 52 posts
  • Bend, Oregon

Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:59 AM

Nice progress! I need to find a weber, how was it swapping? Any suggestion on where to buy?

I just did the oil pressure switch on mine as well, but have a lot of work to go before its roadworthy.

I have a manual fan switch, amongst other jerry-rigged things that need to be sorted out and fixed.

#119 bendecker

bendecker

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 285 posts
  • Lakeside, CA

Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:14 AM

Great thread!  :popcorn:

 

BTW, if you ever decide you don't want the fan to run all the time, but want it to come on a bit earlier, check out the part in JesZek's guide where it talks about a "Cooler Temp Thermoswitch"

 

http://www.ultimates...tric-fans-swap/

 

The one he researched fits into an ea82 radiator for sure. I don't know about a Gen1, but it's on my list of stuff to try someday. In a different thread, I found "hayden 3647 fan controller costs $20-25 USD at O'rielly's and can be set anywhere between 160-210 degrees F":

 

http://www.ultimates...p-thermoswitch/

 

 

Keep the pics coming. The one of your kid in the back is awesome!


Edited by bendecker, 20 March 2013 - 10:18 AM.


#120 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:23 AM

Nice progress! I need to find a weber, how was it swapping? Any suggestion on where to buy?
I just did the oil pressure switch on mine as well, but have a lot of work to go before its roadworthy.
I have a manual fan switch, amongst other jerry-rigged things that need to be sorted out and fixed.


Contact ShawnW for your weber needs. It seems like Jerry rigging is standard in these cars.



Great thread!  :popcorn:
 
BTW, if you ever decide you don't want the fan to run all the time, but want it to come on a bit earlier, check out the part in JesZek's guide where it talks about a "Cooler Temp Thermoswitch"
 
http://www.ultimates...tric-fans-swap/
 
The one he researched fits into an ea82 radiator for sure. I don't know about a Gen1, but it's on my list of stuff to try someday. In a different thread, I found "hayden 3647 fan controller costs $20-25 USD at O'rielly's and can be set anywhere between 160-210 degrees F":
 
http://www.ultimates...p-thermoswitch/
 
 
Keep the pics coming. The one of your kid in the back is awesome!


Thanks the main reason we went with the fan running all the time is since where I'm moving its easily 100+ multiple days in summer having it on constantly seemed like a better idea than trusting the temp switch. We did however wire it so if I choose to trust the temp switch all I have to do is disconnect two wires and connect them to the two coming out of the fan. But I will be taking a look at that thread. And my kid loves those back seats!

#121 scrapperking

scrapperking

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 63 posts
  • Elkhorn California

Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:18 PM

Yo Kevin Nice write up ! and BRATS looking good ! i gotta make the 3 hour drive down in my 2nd Gen Sometime!!



#122 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:20 PM

Thanks man. get it ready for subiefest. We have been getting adjusted back in Central California and the BRAT loves the warm weather. 

 

8646024237_af2d7c6bd1.jpg

 

I just need to figure out a way to get past smog =/



#123 Reza

Reza

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 137 posts
  • Portland, OR

Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:46 PM

can you post a part number for the K&N crankcase breathers?



#124 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:59 PM

http://www.summitrac...-1340/overview/



#125 Kevint143

Kevint143

    USMB Regular

  • Silver Subscribers
  • 357 posts
  • Bakersfield, CA

Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

Yesterday I went out with a buddy to mess around in the foot hills by my place and we learned a few things about my rig. there doesn't seem to be a hill I can't get up....well as long as the transition is doable for the BRAT.

 

 

 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users