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Things to look for in '84 Brat?
Posted 21 September 2006 - 04:17 PM
I know that the EA81T arent always the best of engines, and this one does appear to have at least a blown gasket as there is antifreeze in the tailpipe, but the oil is suppose to be good. That does not bother me mucha s I plan on doing a tranny and engine swap once I am sure the body, suspension and drivetrain are good.
Any help would be great, and yes I have tried looking through the board for any known issues. The only thing I have seen is the issue with the turbo engines overheating.
Posted 21 September 2006 - 05:00 PM
If your going to swap engines rust is your only major concern.
Rather than list the spots that are a problem,
I'd suggest lifting it up or crawling under and looking at any/all rust spots.
I had 8" holes in my floor boards.
Rocker panels were rotten.
At the base of the front fenders rust collects.
Rust along the frame rails could be a problem depending on the rust.
I'd look at every inch of the underbody and make your assesment.
Don't buy a Utah car!
Posted 21 September 2006 - 05:10 PM
Posted 21 September 2006 - 05:17 PM
Posted 21 September 2006 - 07:03 PM
Posted 22 September 2006 - 11:56 AM
If your thinking of the one in Santa Rosa, then yes thats the one, I happen to be about a hour away from there in Sacramento.
if this is the one i`m thinking of, a black 84 t-brat with pushbar for $550, i think its a good deal, heck, if you get it, and don`t like it, providing it is rust free, i`d give you $600:D
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