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New Carb for my 85 Soobie Brat

brat gl 1985 carb bogging

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#1 millhouse

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:00 PM

Hi All, 

    This is Andrew here again. I am still trying to tackle this bogging out issue. My Brat runs really well when its not warmed up, but once it is warm it losses power when moving from a stopped position. I have completely rebuilt the carb and at this point I am pretty much done dealing with it. Its the stock carb and I am thinking its time to replace it with one of those webber carbs.

 

Does anyone have a link to the carb that will work with my 1985 Brat 1.8L?

 

As always, thanks in advance for your support and help. 

 

Cheers, 

Andrew

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#2 BratRod

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:16 PM

http://m.ebay.com/it...Id=281221126808

This is through the admin of the site (ShawnW). He owns a Subaru specialty shop, so rest assured that this is the correct kit.

There are multiple writeups on how to do this swap. It is very simple with some patience.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:40 PM

http://m.ebay.com/it...Id=281221126808

This is through the admin of the site (ShawnW). He owns a Subaru specialty shop, so rest assured that this is the correct kit.

There are multiple writeups on how to do this swap. It is very simple with some patience.

Looks like that one ended. :(

Also, do you have a link to how to do this swap? Thanks BratRod!



#4 BratRod

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 07:40 PM

My apologies, I did that from my phone and hadn't noticed. You can still message him through Ebay, or PM on here. Im sure you could call his shop, too (RetroRoo). 

 

http://www.ultimates...carb-on-ea82´s/

 

I would save those pics, as Jezek reaches his bandwidth limit on Photobucket pretty quick. Or take screenshots. 

 

Note: That write-up is for an EA82 engine. It is similar enough to you EA81 to get you through the swap, though. 

 

There are other, more complicated, options rather than the Weber. There is the Fuel injection conversion, (http://www.leoneturb...1_SPI_guide.pdf) and then the almighty EJ conversion. The Weber is BY FAR the easiest. 

 

Edit: http://www.indysworl...eber/weber.html There is another one. I can't find the one I'm looking for. It's on here somewhere. Hopefully another member will post it. That should give you an idea.


Edited by BratRod, 11 December 2013 - 07:44 PM.


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:44 PM

Andrew, I went through a terrible drivability issue with my 87 Brat many years ago. Like you I felt it was the carburetor and replaced mine with a Webber! It fixed the problem even though I don't think the carb was the problem. I might get the name wrong but there are exhaust recirculating valves (I think that is what they are) on the bottom of your exhaust manifolds. They can hang up and cause all kinds of problems. Mine were capped for the Webber install and why I think that is what really fixed my Brat.   My problems if memory serves me was similar to yours. When cold it seemed to do okay, as it got warm it would lose power to the point you would have to down shift to maintain speed. Sometime it would backfire when shifting also. Might want to try blocking those off first! A Webber will give a little better performance just the same but if your carburetor was properly rebuilt it would be a shame to can it!!







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