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1979 Subaru Brat Gen. 1 GL
Posted 01 June 2004 - 11:07 PM
P.S. when I say anything I mean it. even suggestions of your own thanks.
Posted 01 June 2004 - 11:29 PM
Posted 01 June 2004 - 11:55 PM
Buy a copy of How to keep your Subaru alive. Usually 1 on ebay or half.com if you look around.
Posted 02 June 2004 - 01:30 AM
Like Shawn said.....Also check the cables especially the grounds to the engine and body.Vacuum out the voltage regulator gently-it's on the passenger side near the battery/coil.Spray the alternator with some contact cleaner.
I say do the best you can with the carb and gas.Spray some ether in there,don't pump the pedal,and see how it turns.If it doesn't kick over pump the pedal twice-hold off on the ether,and turn the key again.
I haven't heard people mention Seafoam lately but some folks used to say that was THE stuff to use for cleaning the old carbs out.MMO works too.
Where are you located?
Main thing is keep the body clean underside and remove the bottom bolts of the fenders and clean out the crap that builds up in there.Gas tank filler tube area is usually a catch spot for dirt/rust too.Rear skirt-under the rear bumper-check that too.
Brakes will need some attention,Wheel cylinders are cheap on eBay or even at some stores still.Rotors also on eBay.
Might want to spray some PBblaster on the spark plugs beforehand and remove them,check the condition,clean-or replace.Remove the distributor cap and clean up the contacts with a light sandpaper-like 220-400 grit.
These are true workhorses-the 1600 Brats.I say cherish it-or let me know when you want to sell it.
Posted 02 June 2004 - 02:20 PM
and since it was sitting for a long time do what the other guys said... oil change, new gas, and clean the carb...
my carb still doesn't run right...
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