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About DaveAP

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    Prescott, Arizona
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    Fond of vintage subys
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  1. DaveAP


    greetings 78! welcome to the board. 78 brat in az.
  2. DaveAP

    Johnny 5 is alive

    Nice! Pop top suby? Gotta be a first.
  3. Kinda like watching your kids grow up and move out. A little bit lonely, a bit cathartic. When i first got on the forum there was alot of gen one rigs. Now it is pretty sparce. I hope to get my 78 brat going again. It is running though. Good luck paul Peace out
  4. DaveAP

    Subaru brats by state

    I have 3. Two can/will run.... a lifted 78 and a 87. The third is for parts. Arizona!
  5. I'd be interested in turn signal housing. Front left. Or even just the amber clear/ lense. Dp
  6. I have an extra couple of those. Cost to you...nada. let me know where to send it.
  7. Welcome, all's well that ends well! Suby on.
  8. DaveAP

    Fuel tank clogged

    I just fired up my 78 brat. It hadn't started for 10 years. I drained the tank ( gen ones have a drain bolt), blew the line from the pump back to the tank. I could get it to run on temporary gas supply but the pump wouldn't pick up the gas. So i undid the fuel line to the pump, took a rag to seal the gas tank off and used my compressor with a blow gun to pressurize the tank. Worked great. You should put the fuel line end in a can cause it will blow everywhere.
  9. Still has points, alternator putting out 14.
  10. I haven't started the brat for 10 years. It has a low mile import 1600 motor with weber. So i drained the tank with the handy drain plug, also pulled the fuel line at the pump and blew it out. Put 2 gallons in and primed the carb. No go. So i pulled the line out from the pump and used a large syringe stuck into the end of fuel line as a temp gas source, worked great. I can get about a minute run time from that syringe. Pump still wasn't picking up, so i used compressed air and a rag to seal it and pumped the gas tank up. Worked like a charm. It was last registered in 2003 and been a yard ornament in my driveway for 15 years. It clicked over like i ran it yesterday. But it is all coming back to me... oh yeah.. stripped axle, cv grease burning on the exhaust, way loose shifter, shifter boot loose at the tunnel, no heater, forgot the cab was that small...there's more. It is worth it though. It has a 3 in lift,14" on steel wheels, low roll bar, camper shell, tow ball, custom front bumper. I've forgotten most of what i knew about these beasts so will be hitting you all up now and then.
  11. Find a drift pin the appropriate diameter, and long enough to drive it out. That would work on 80's axles, not sure on yours.