So a buddy of mine and myself picked up a 1980 brat with a 5spd before it was too late. If you remember me posting about two in the So.ca for 700 each a while back this is one of them. The kid that bought it broke some things and now it is up to us to fix it and bring it back to life. When we rolled up to check it out it was sitting on a flat tire and wouldn't start. We swapped a spare onto the flat tire and After tinkering with it we realized it was just running too lean so we adjusted the carb and got it started. We tried to limp it home and it died a few times. After checking under the hood to see what was going on we realized that the idle is all wonky and the accelerator cable is so stretched out that it wasn't moving the throttle when you stepped on the pedal. after rigging it up we were able to drive it home. Last night we were tinkering again and we are pretty sure a head gasket blew because now the oil is all milky and it spit up oil through the air cleaner....so now the fun begins. Our plan is to get the motor out pull the heads and check to see if they are warped at all. We will do all the necessary labor to get it going and while we have the motor out we will be changing every gasket we can think of and probably do a full motor rebuild. So keep checking back for updates.
We ended up paying $300 for this one and keep checking back for updates!