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78 Brat: note of thanks to Biffanyus


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#1 Skip

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 09:19 PM

I went and picked up Tommy's Brat today.

Little over a hundred and twenty five mile drive to the storage facility from his place.

She drove like a dream, even though we had white out snow in some places, sunshine in others.

Before we left, I put a new T stat in her and used a stick to hold open the choke as the element is bad or....

Tommy is one kewl dude, a pleasure to deal with, and I sure hope he stays connected
with our community after he moves back to Fla.

Just have to say thanks and props to such a great guy and a nice Brat that has seen it's last snow fall
for as long as I own it - which will be a long time.

Thanks again mate, happy holly daze
and good luck with the move.

#2 ShawnW

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 01:03 AM

I 2nd that, every time I have sold him something hes been a class act about it.

#3 coylethebarbarian

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 10:31 AM

I'll throw in my vote for Tommy...one cool guy...I bought his '82 Brat and I'll say he was a pleasure to deal with, A+ in all areas...hope he stays connected with us as well....and anyone that has a Brat they wish to sell in Fl...let this man know and give him a deal! I can't wait to continue the work he started on the '82!

Oh, and Skip...I give you 2 thumbs up as well...I saw the '78 and drooled...did not know he had that one for sale until I commited to the '82, not that I am not happy with it...I am it is just that the Brat you snagged is NICE...you do not see to many of those years left....glad someone took it that will take care of it...

Later, Shane

#4 Skip

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 11:43 AM

Thanks Shane. You got a mighty fine deal on the EA82 82. Good luck with it.

I have already committed to getting the 78 squirted professionally.

She will take her place as one of my pride and joys
in my pride of Brats.(5 1/2 and counting)

She even has a tow hitch for towing the Brat gokart (1/2) on it's trailer.

Wish they could be the same color but I can't bring myself to change either
from their factory colors.

Happy Holly Daze to all

#5 Seahag1978

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 06:35 PM

Skip.
Is that the same Brat go-kart that was advertised on the postcard "Win a Brat You Lucky Devil??

#6 bajavwnsoobnut

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 01:22 AM

There is a Vid floating around with the Skipper Piloting his gocart @ Carlisle....


and I agree with Skip about Biffanyus all the engine parts that I had sent him he has been professional and straight forward with me as I have been with him and Skip you now posses something that I have even handled I think lol (either cam and followers and/or pistons)

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 05:59 AM

Mary, Haven't seen that particular postcard. I fished this unit out of the Bay of E(vil)
a couple years ago.
Still all original (including decals) but the engine is a bit tired.
I just bought a brand new Subaru (Robins) 8.5 HP OHV lump for it.

Hopefully see it and the Tommy Brat at Calisle this year.
It would be my esteemed pleasure to give you a ride in either.

Jason, I did get some engine parts but the parts you speak of (cam followers) probably went to
Shane. He bought Tommy's 82 with the EA82 in it.

#8 bajavwnsoobnut

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 03:52 PM

Mary, Haven't seen that particular postcard. I fished this unit out of the Bay of E(vil)
a couple years ago.
Still all original (including decals) but the engine is a bit tired.
I just bought a brand new Subaru (Robins) 8.5 HP OHV lump for it.

Hopefully see it and the Tommy Brat at Calisle this year.
It would be my esteemed pleasure to give you a ride in either.

Jason, I did get some engine parts but the parts you speak of (cam followers) probably went to
Shane. He bought Tommy's 82 with the EA82 in it.

all said engine parts are for a EA-71 so might be in the motor as we speak lol

#9 Skip

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 05:03 AM

Thanks Jason but this kind of throws me

"cam and followers"


Now you either mean "lifters" or

you and Tommy have developed a
new style OHC EA71? ;^)

and yes there are extra cams and lifter assemblies
in the parts stash
but only one piston?

The engine runs real sweet.......

now that
the choke is held open with
a bit of a locust tree

- there is a carb and manifold
in the stash - hoping the choke element is good

Need to do some trouble shootin'
to see why the auto choke
is not opening -
and please, I will not
convert to a manual choke.
A Weber DGAV maybe ?

Does anybody know where the "Y" pipe
develops cracks?
(still has the heat shields
so I can't see where the break is).
Once again I thank yins for all the input

Happy Holly Daze

#10 bajavwnsoobnut

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 08:32 AM

yes I ment lifters :-p sorry I bounce between terms alot considering that is what a lifter is lol it just follows along the cam profile lol

and don't ask me about the single piston cause I sent 4 of them over

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 03:54 PM

Thanks all Im in Fl and enjoying Xmas. I hope everyone else is as well. Well I need to find a car, newer for now like a 90s Toyota or something. I do have a lead on a 79 Subaru wagon, looks to be in decent shape but I cant do a project now. I wish I could. Anyone looking to donate a nice gen1 brat in the south???? I miss my 78 brat. That was going to be my baby. Skip, I know shes in good hands. Thanks all for the nice comments. I hope to have my dream gen 1 brat someday again. Later.......

#12 biffanyus

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 06:36 PM

Hey Skip, you still around??? You selling the 78 brat I sold you by chance? I would love to buy her back. If not oh well. Please send me pics of her if shes all dittied up with new paint. Email me pics at tbag1331@yahoo.com. Thanks........




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