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#151 spicypeanut

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:59 PM

Do you have a Webber on it?  If so, what jets are you running?

It does have a Weber Carb on it. Although I'm not sure what jets it has. I had the entire thing rebuilt through my mechanic so I assume whatever came with the carb itself. Factory Weber jetting? Would a close up picture help?



#152 bulletproof

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:26 PM

i like this build..



#153 spicypeanut

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 06:59 PM

Okay, so I finally had a chance to tackle this today. In order to take the steering wheel off, you have to do the following:

1. Unscrew the set screw that holds the horn button onto the steering wheel. This is behind the wheel on the left hand side of it.

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2. Press the horn button down, and turn counter-clock wise. Horn wheel pops off EASILY.

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3. 17mm Socket to remove the nut holding the steering wheel.

4. Wheel slides off with ease.

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From the FSM:

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http://www.ultimates...-wheel-removal/

 

In addition to removing and repairing / cleaning the steering wheel, I also removed and replaced the broken turn signal assembly with another one (the other one I used was in a bit better shape and in Black plastic rather than Brown).  The 3 screws that are normally supposed to hold the entire turn signal assembly securely on the steering, were gone. I've since found screws and installed it properly into the new/replacement assembly and now the entire thing is SOLID. 


Edited by spicypeanut, 24 January 2015 - 07:01 PM.


#154 spicypeanut

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 01:03 AM

I just helped my buddy take his LS3 motor with 1 ton hoist from 1 location to another. We took out the seats, loaded it all up and she did great!

 

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#155 Bantum

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 07:24 AM

There is a fix that can be done for the return strike :

http://www.ausubaru....t=return strike

Cheers, Bantum ...



#156 spicypeanut

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 02:03 PM

There is a fix that can be done for the return strike :

http://www.ausubaru....t=return strike

Cheers, Bantum ...

Thanks Bantum! I'll get my original assembly taken apart and see if I can fix it.



#157 djcommie

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 05:22 PM

I have a spare stalk if you want that part that is still good. 



#158 spicypeanut

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 12:33 AM

Stay tuned for my next update. Very special mod...



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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:41 PM

Great build man!



#160 spicypeanut

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 02:23 AM

Had to redo the video. New link:

 


Edited by spicypeanut, 31 March 2015 - 02:25 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 06:43 PM

Okay, so here is my big surprise update.

 

 

I recently picked up a factory ea71 air cleaner assembly (two actually) from 2 fellow members. The better one I left un-touched and pristine. The air cleaner that needed some TLC, I took that one over to my machine shop friend. The machine shop guy "Larry" has been working with metal basically his entire life. He is a plethora of information and wisdom. During this project I even got to use some tools that were owned by his father (which were used while building prototype B-29 Bombers back in the day. 

 

Anyways, we get to work and the end product is a factory EA71 air cleaner that bolts right up to the aftermarket Weber carburetor. 

 

I've never actually seen this done before. Who knows, maybe its the first time someone has wanted the engine bay to look stock while using a Weber? What do you guys think?

 

Before:

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After:

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You can see sort of what we did here:

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Here's what we basically did.

1. Cut large circular hole in original air cleaner bottom

2. Cut equally large sized circle out of Aluminum

3. Cut Aluminum to fit around funky Weber carb opening

4. Drill and bevel holes for all factory lines

5. Rivet new base plate to factory air cleaner bottom


Edited by spicypeanut, 03 April 2015 - 07:39 PM.


#162 Scooner

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 08:23 PM

That is so awesome, I'm really glad I was able to help with this project! I like it so much that I might want to do the same thing...if only I had a nice air cleaner assembly haha just kidding.

#163 jonas

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 08:43 PM

Nice! I've seen it done with the stock EA81 air cleaner but not the 71. Been thinking about it myself. Wish I hadn't tossed the cleaner when I went weber.



#164 RustyBrat

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 12:56 AM

thats awesome :) but not the first, ive seen it a couple of times, but that doesnt diminish its awesomeness! :D



#165 Leeroy

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 02:30 AM

The sound is much better with a stock retro-fitted air cleaner assembly, the Weber is OK for a while but far too much induction noise (and fumes!).



#166 spicypeanut

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 10:32 PM

Did some more work on it this weekend. The car is pretty much rust free. And I would like to keep it that way. I actually had some time to myself on Saturday so I jacked the Brat up, removed the wheels, cleaned the inside wheel wells, and spayed them with an anti-rust coating. Nothing like a few hours sliding around on the garage floor, with little particles all over my hands and arms....I didn't take too many pictures because I had some place to be and was running late. It took me a solid 3 hours or so. But I think you get the idea. I sprayed a WHOLE bunch in the front fenders, as far up and forward as I could go. Just to make sure. 

 

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