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#1 Zefy

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 09:00 PM

alrighty! now for now i'm going to keep this "theoretical"...

but lets just say, for instance, that perhaps i could get a complete RX drivetrain for free if all i did was get it...

as of for now in my theory the drivetrain is the only parts left... so engine, trans, rear end... (although there is most likely brakes, ect. perhaps the car was rolled and say most of it was destroyed...)

now perhaps i just so happen to have a brat...

now i know it would be uber hard to do... but what might i have to do to make everything smoosh together to make a RX Brat? this would be in my 79... so that makes it even harder...

input? cool idea? to much work to make it cool? i've been told that the engine is to wide to fit in between my frame rails... options?

mounting the trans? crossmember issues?

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 09:44 PM

Talk to Garner about his EA82T brat conversion. I'm not sure what drivetrain he used, but I think his was RWD. You'd probably have to make some custom axles to mate up with the RX tranny in front.

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 08:41 PM

no problem with the axles......cv of olalla, in florida will do it.you just call and have them set it up how you want it set up.turbo inside and non outside or something like that....anyways you get my point.i would think that the suspension would be the hardest.oh, and i hate you.....i've wanted to find an rx complete drivetrain for a long time....:grin:

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 11:50 PM

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no problem with the axles......cv of olalla, in florida will do it.you just call and have them set it up how you want it set up.turbo inside and non outside or something like that....anyways you get my point.i would think that the suspension would be the hardest.oh, and i hate you.....i've wanted to find an rx complete drivetrain for a long time....:grin:



i don't know if i am going to use the RX suspension... i don't know if its still intact... the guy used the car as a rally car (this was pro rally) and ran into a rock and rolled the car multiple times...

and i shouldn't have to modify the rear end any right? to accept the LSD... but perhaps the sway bar might be good...? i dunno... still working out the details in my mind...

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 01:24 AM

So now an update...

i've been talking with they guy a fair amount... and i have a list of the stuff he's taken out so far... this is what he wrote:

You won't need too much in the way of work time. Just about everything is out of the car and sitting under a tarp in the back yard. The dash is out, the steering column with computer is out, the entire wiring harness is out and sitting in a box in the garage. The rear subframe, with diff, brakes and struts is off the car but all in one piece. The transmission is out, and most of the linkage. The front cross member is in one piece, with the suspension, brakes and struts. I think all that's left on the shell is the handbrake cables and items like the clutch and brake master cylinders. We even have two good doors, and a set of seats.

so heres my questions... do i need anything else from this thing!? i can modify the clutch so i can use a cable instead of the hydro right? brake cylinder... meh... right?

i might take the seats... mine are uncomfortable... and ugly... and i slide outa the seat when i turn sharply...

now heres a good question... you think i can get all that stuff into my 79 brat?!?! engine, trans, front end, rear end, seats, dash, stearing columb, computer, harness... anything else? i know i'm picking up a piece of the body kit for shadow... erm... anybody want anything? mind you i have dibbs on all the above stuff until i can determine if i need it or not... i don't know how much of it i'm using...

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 09:34 PM

more updating...

i just got a lead on an ej22... the guy who is gonna store the RX stuff for me also has a bevy of other vihicles... he'd let me trade him the EA82T motor for an EJ22 that has blown HG... how hard is it to change HG on an ej22? according to him they recommend you replace the head bolts... but him being a metalwhatzit engineer, he says that if i cook em in the oven for 24hrs at 500F, then cooled at room temp, they'd be good as new... save me 200 bucks... downside, i have to pull it outa the car myself... big woop! it'll be freakin' freee!(since the EA82T is free...):grin:

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 10:21 PM

didn't i already tell you that i hated you?:drunk:




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