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82 Brat progress

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#1 mcbrat


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Posted 22 August 2003 - 04:36 PM

with normal stock springs, the bottom of the front lip of my 82 Brat hood is at 36.5" hopefully soon I will be installing some different springs, and see how it's affected.... :brow:

got the Brat out of the garage today, and had it running a while. a few issues have come up :)

1. heater core (or thereabouts) leak.

2. accelerator pump needs replaced in weber... was leaking gas all over the place :eek:

UPDATE: weber rebuild kit should be here Monday or tuesday.
put new centerlamp switch in, and new centerlamp. works great.
new wiring for fans coming soon.
freshly painted grill and headlight bezels in place.

#2 Svengouli7


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Posted 22 August 2003 - 11:55 PM

Mr Mick- when and if you di tear into that weber- and if you remember this- would you mind posting your jet sizes for my and everyone's reference? It would be cool to get some sorta database goin like the thread we had started ages past on webers

#3 mcbrat


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Posted 23 August 2003 - 08:41 AM

I will try. not sure how far I'm pulling this one down right now, as I'm just trying to get it running for an off-road meet in less than a month....

The weber I have came off of a 1.9 litre Opel

#4 JonOfScio



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Posted 23 August 2003 - 09:16 AM

I've heard from XT springs will drop it 2"

#5 mcbrat


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Posted 23 August 2003 - 02:34 PM

:D but that'd be the wrong way :D

asa reference, the front lip of the hood on my 84 turbo brat is at 28.5" :headbang:

#6 mcbrat


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Posted 27 August 2003 - 08:55 AM

put the new accelerator pump diaphram in last night, and solved my leaking gas problem, and put in new wiring for the cooling fans.

took it for it's first drive in maybe 14 years! rear disc brakes work well too... has a bit of an exhaust leak, and it sounds like a Harley.

the full sized pic of the one on the photos page...

took it for a quick bath last night... still lots of Arizona dirt left on it though.....

#7 calebz


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Posted 27 August 2003 - 09:12 AM

Looks Good!

tire are a little small though (just kiddin)

#8 Hodaka Rider

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 03:02 PM

That's beautiful! Makes me cry. I wanna nice rust-free car with a lift and big tires. And more power. And a girl in the passenger seat. And ... nevermind. That's beautiful.

#9 mcbrat


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Posted 27 August 2003 - 08:22 PM


talked with a buddy tonight, and I'm taking the Brat over to him Monday night or tuesday, to get the following...

custom front bumper w/D rings,
a modified brushguard I bought from SubaruBratBoy a long time ago
a modified Gen1 large skid plate to start at the front bumper
a custom rear bumper w/2" receiver
custom rollbar that will be made from 2 Gen1 Roll bars (thus saving my 2 Gen2 rollbars :brow: )

#10 Flowmastered87GL


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Posted 28 August 2003 - 02:06 AM

Since on one said anything... I belive 140's are safe jets to run in a weber... whether or not they are perfect for the car is one thing... but I do know they are safe (you wont blow up the engine or anything)

#11 mcbrat


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Posted 28 August 2003 - 11:43 AM

it would be interesting to see if this one is jetted any differently that the one on Grizz. Grizz's was bought from CarbsUnlimited brand new with the Suby Kit, and the one on the Brat was a $60 eBay model off a 1.9 litre Opel. I figured it should be jetted close enough to the same. it does run really well. a little rough on idle yet, but I think I just need to adjust the idle speed up a bit. non-functional tach, so will wing it...

felt pretty cool to take a motor, put new headgaskets on it, stripped down intake, and eBay weber. new clutch kit, add rear disc brakes, put it all together, and have it driveable right off the bat...

I'm guessing the bad accelerator pump was why the weber was removed from the opel in the first place...

I've got a top for the weber that mates to the stock Opel air filter box, and I was able to find a stock open air box at the junkyard, so now I can make my snorkel....



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Posted 29 August 2003 - 12:25 AM

Hey Mcbrat , I like your 82, mines an 85 but it looks just the same ( same color and all ). only thing is mine is still plane old stock. I'd like mine to sit like yours. can you send me an e-mail of a little more detail in what all you did. Pleaseeee?!?!:D

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