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About TXJayhawk

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    Conroe TX
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    original member from GA
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    7 time Subaru owner
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    1981 Brat

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  1. TXJayhawk

    More rust repair 81 Brat

    Bed is done Brushguard repainted wheel well hole filled and sealed rocker panels sprayed
  2. I have the 81 BRAT so it has the EA81 engine but has the GEN 1 suspension and brakes. However, calipers and rotors are discontinued while can still get rebuilt calipers for GEN 2 and new rotors for GEN 2.
  3. So the width of the rotor is the biggest factor? That would explain why the shop couldnt fit the Gen 2 rotors I had on with the Gen 1 calipers last year that prompted this whole search!
  4. Will any caliper from the second generation BRAT will work with any brake rotor from the second generation BRAT? Here is what I have to convert my 81 to 2nd generation front brakes Used hubs from 85 new rotors from 85 (vented) Used calipers from 85 Rebuild kits for Second generation NOS remanufactured calipers from 82? new rotors from 82 (solid) And if none of these work can stick with original parts from first generation BRAT (78-81) Used calipers (ones on car and set from a 1980-both sets need rebuilt) Rebuild kits for first generation One NOS left caliper 3 sets of New Rotors (Centric, Mountain, and Brembo) Once done, I will post any surplus parts for sale
  5. TXJayhawk

    Leaky master cylinder

    Parts Guru! Keeping it running
  6. TXJayhawk

    Leaky master cylinder

    Talked with my mechanic and he will do total overhaul front to back just waiting on some calipers to arrive
  7. TXJayhawk

    Leaky master cylinder

    Yes this is the weekend car -the commuter options are 2017 Impreza Limited, 2018 Legacy Limited and 2020 Forester Sport. Once the. Body work gets finished, a complete brake overhaul is next followed by all new front end suspension and rear bushings/shocks. One thing at a time! She does turn 40 next year so refreshing is definitely needed to keep her running another 40. A low 107,000 original miles.
  8. TXJayhawk

    More rust repair 81 Brat

    Lots done cab and bed welded/riveted with POR 15 on cab side and seam sealer outside over self etching and regular primer bed will get a truck bed liner eventually quarter panels and rear cross welded and finished with fiberglass-putty to cover floorpans welded/riveted with POR 15
  9. TXJayhawk

    Leaky master cylinder

    Thanks for the suggestions. I have the FSM and Muir book so rear drums are doable-will start there with the wheel cylinders and then trace the brake lines.
  10. TXJayhawk

    Leaky master cylinder

    I still need to confirm that the master is where the leak is. I guess just refill with fluid and stomp on the brakes a few times and look for fluid? I have never worked on the brakes before myself-always had a mechanic do these but trying to restore this thing on a budget.
  11. 1981 Brat GL, rear reservoir but not front of the master cylinder completely drains out. Master cylinder says F (assume Front brakes) under the rear reservoir and R under the front reservoir (assume rear brakes), Mechanic in December said Rear wheel cylinders were leaking and should be replaced (they put on new pads and flushed brake fluid from entire system) Ideas? Maybe flushing caused the master to leak? I have spare NOS Master cylinder plus front caliper rebuild kits and new rear wheel cylinder. What to try first? Also recently welded some rusty bits (maybe a brake line got damaged during the welding but did use welding blankets to cover nearby areas). Any suggestions welcome as right now not driveable.
  12. I have a spare master cylinder (13/16 bore) that was in my parts bin along with rotors for an 80-83 Subaru car (not Brat). Neither fits my 1981 Brat (the 81 needs a 3/4 bore which I just got on eBay-there is one still available) Calipers are non-existent and rotors nearly so. I think I got the last Centric set that popped up on eBay earlier this year. Haven’t tried fitting it yet as my master cylinder rear reservoir keeps draining and need to figure out why. The rotors for the 80-83 car did not fit my 1981 hub when I had new pads put on last December so I had to reinstall the old rotors which are well worn past the safety limit. If you are interested in either or both parts, I would like to get them to someone who can use them.
  13. TXJayhawk

    More rust repair 81 Brat

    Door panels and tailgate done using brazing technique
  14. TXJayhawk

    More rust repair 81 Brat

    Passenger side due to brake and fuel lines riveted/glued in patches
  15. TXJayhawk

    More rust repair 81 Brat

    my first crappy welds but will get better with practice (got a little better but not much)
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