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#1 Skip

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 11:21 PM

My Nu 2 me 78 Brat is home at the ranch..

Wagonsonly and his Dad drove it a total of over 11 hours
most of which without a muffler (fell off early on)

They then jumped in the GL 10 I sold him and headed back for another 9 hour stint.

These guys clank when they walk - 20 hours + in these old Roo's, gotta luv'em.

Cirque du Soleil - Wagons flies to Atlanta next weekend to bring back his gorgeous clamback wagon.

Bass solid brass

Thank you gentleman - well done and I honor

your fortitude

#2 Seahag1978

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 11:24 PM

That makes me happy! Best of luck all around!

#3 moosens

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:04 AM

THAT'S MY BOY!!!!!


:)


His dad and I are just about the same character,so I'm his second dad......or mean older brother.....or warped uncle Bubba,all depends on the situation.:lol:


Andrew and his dad indeed deserve much honor.I've got a six star medal for each of them.:drunk:

Looking to hear from the boys to make sure they made it back OK...

#4 Skip

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 10:17 AM

well had a very hard time getting fire in her hole this morn

after some investigative research under the bonnet

they were very lucky to make it.

The ignition points had closed down (rub block wear due to lube
pad not touching) to less than 0.002"!!

Did a little burnishing and reset (by eye!!) to 0.018"
(Well not quite my "eye" set them to 0.019")

Touched the key to start and she fired so fast I barely had time to release it.

"That's the way a Suby should start" I told myself.

All tune up parts appear brand new, new alternator, new rad

Finding the dip stick was a small challenge.

I luv this baby

Make date 12/77


BTW
The muffler did not fall off, stud departed the head. Gasket she be toast.
Will see what threads are left, may oversize and retap.

Gonna check NAPA for a "close enough" gasket.

#5 75subie

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 10:28 AM

advanced auto sells the correct gaskets for $2 ea.i bought a couple when i intstalled the exhaust on my brat.you can look the gaskets up on there website, or if there is a avanced auto store local to you, its worth the trip.got any pics of your brat?

#6 75subie

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 10:38 AM

heres the link to the gasket:

http://www.partsamer...type=97&ptset=A

#7 Skip

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 10:42 AM

Subie, thank you so much, great link

site even has a full size view

heck I'm printing it and headin for NAPA now
if I can't get one I'll order the real one.
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Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:25 PM

All I can say is, we made it. Thanks so much for the GL-10, I'll leave feedback shortly...

It was an interesting trip.

More details to follow if anyone's interested.




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