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New here, a few Q's
Posted 02 October 2005 - 04:37 AM
And a question or two, what sorta cruising speeds can they manage? This is the 1800 4 speed dual range one(are there any others?).
And I don't plan any major modifications, maybe just a stereo etc. But was wondering as it is tricky to get a limited slip diff, is it possible to easily put individual controls on the breaks, to stop certain wheels from spinning?
Just thought it might be a cheaper, and slightly more fun alternative to the lsd.
Hope this hasn't already been covered and I make sence.
No doubt you will all be hearing from me a little more often from now on.
Brats of this era don't seem to be very common where I live so I think i've got a bargin.
Posted 02 October 2005 - 05:56 AM
if its an 1800, cruising at 70mph is no problem, you could go faster, but its kind of pushing it, for a 1600, 65-70mph is also fine.
put a weber carb on it, and make it a screamer (as people tell me).take care,
ps. please post pix, i would like to see it.
Posted 02 October 2005 - 06:37 AM
Welcome to the good ship USMB.
As for your drug problem (LSD)
The parking brake is on the front wheels, just a FYI
the rear diff may be swappable for a limited slip unit from an L series car (GL-10's ect.)
but was never offered AFAIK on the early Brats.
Great little vehicles, I do mean little by today's standards.
Tons of fun and miles of smiles to ya
Posted 02 October 2005 - 12:09 PM
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Posted 02 October 2005 - 08:15 PM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 06:21 PM
Only a few things the matter with it, this morning after the the whole trip, the clutch cable came loose by the pedals, in the middle of town, had to start in gear and turn the motor off to change direction, good lesson though i guess.
Seems to chew through gas a bit, might just need a tune up. Umm
The heater seems to be always on hot. And there is wiring for a radio, but its not there.
Any comments appretiated, and how should I put pictures on here?
Posted 06 October 2005 - 06:37 PM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 06:50 PM
Ok, thanks, I'll put the rest in there possibly, heres one anyway. Oh and the headlights are pointed a tad low, hard to see. I'm Sure I'll be able to get that right though.
Posted 06 October 2005 - 06:51 PM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:00 PM
Oh, o well! I'm having trouble finding the upload thing, might just put the rest on photobucket, save the forums some space.
nice brat! o and about the head lights, subaru head lights suck! lol
Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:11 PM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:15 PM
looks just like the one i bought.i used to have a blue one too.best of luck to you, and lets see MORE PICS!
Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:34 PM
Any ideas which colours are which?
I think this post may get a tad misshapen, I think I might take the canopy off during the summer months, looks a bit strange with it on, and visibility etc etc i guess.
Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:46 PM
it does look pretty mint.so it must be and 80 or 81 right?what are your stereo system plans?
Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:58 PM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 09:51 PM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 11:58 PM
Down your way actually, It was just out of Queenstown/Arrowtown. Got lost in Christchurch, SH1 dissappeared on us.
Very nice. Where did you manage to find that?
Oh yea and I found a wreckers with a slightly older gen 2 brat with some of those 6 spoke white wheels, Would they be wider than the ones on here already?
I also found this morning that the clutch cable hadn't come loose, the coller on the pedal end had broken off, hence no clutch. A pair of vice grips works just the same untill I can put in the cable off the wrecked gen 2.
Also, is $180nz a good deal on a set of 5 of those wheels? I might just try buy the whole thing, has a decent looking engine and gearbox, and grey leather seats.:cool:
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