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Another Brat (almost) on the road

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Some of you may recognize it, it used to belong to Qman. He built it and used it for Rally X for a season, winning his class (truck).

A little about the car....

EA81 with EA71 pistons

Hotter cams. Qman may have to give info on these, I dont recall.

Recurved disty.

Weber carb.

Catless exhaust.

GL-10 rear sway bar and disc brakes.

This has been sitting for a while. I purchased it about a year ago and have just recently started putting new HG's and cleaning things up on the engine.

We knew it had a internal water leak and a seized WP, but we didnt know how bad it was.

Oh, it was bad.........real bad.

Pics are in order of work done.

 

Prior to engine removal.

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Engine out.

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I took the heads in and had them milled and a broken intake bolt removed :rolleyes:

Then I started cleaning.

*WARNING*

These pics are not for the squeamish. If you have a weak stomach, scroll to the bottom.

Half the block cleaned.

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I have never seen a mix of oil and water like this, it was like chocolate pudding. And it was everywhere.

Oil pan full of pudding......yummmm.

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Oil filter was almost full also.

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Once I had the inside of the oilpan clean, I had this to work on.

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The valve covers where just as messy inside and needed lovin on the outside.

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Yes, even the carb got slimed.

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I had to remove the top and clean the bowl, jets and internals.

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Ok, enough of the gross stuff. Its time for pretty.

I dont think I need captions for all this.

 

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I used a wire wheel on my Makita and then clearcoated it all, it will be easy to keep clean now.

I still have work to do in the engine bay. But the engine is in and running (like crap). I need tune up stuff and need to burn the old gas off. I also need to replace the seats. These were setup for Qman, who happens to be quite a bit taller than me. And it needs a good cleaning/clay bar along with lots of trim repainting.

Heres a few pics of the Brat. I mounted my Hankook iPikes with pugs today.

 

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That engine looks amazing now! I like the black pully and valve covers.

 

I don't know what the hell that pudding was in the oil pan, carb, heads ect.. but good god man!! :lol:

 

The body does look good, I like the black pugs!

 

Keep it up Rob!

 

-Tom

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Great job as usual Rob!! That motor looks great!! I can't say I've ever seen one that bad before. Keep us updated on anything more you do!!

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mmmm! yummy! that sludge was mental! i recognise this truck now! lol, i really wanted his wheels a few years ago, but that engine is looking proper smart man, very nice, looking like its gonna be a well smart truck man! :banana:

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It's good to see that thing getting close to driving again. It gave me all sorts of ideas for my rallyx Brat. I never heard of the EA71 piston trick until just now, though...

 

Jacob

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I swear - you get more done in the dirt than most folks get done in a heated garage.

 

How do you do it man? And what do you do with the kids while you are wrenching?

 

GD

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I've had years of practice.

And the kids are in school.

And I've been unemployed for quite a while now.

Next project is the SVX.

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Rob,

 

STELLAR job on the engine! Lookin good. :cool:

 

Do you have any pics of the case apart and going back together?

 

Damn I love those motors!

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Rob,

 

STELLAR job on the engine! Lookin good. :cool:

 

Do you have any pics of the case apart and going back together?

 

Damn I love those motors!

 

I didnt split the case, Qman did and that was about 5yrs ago.

 

Awww now i dont feel original, thats the paint scheme i was gonna use on my 14 aluminum pugs. What size tires u running.

 

They are 185/70/14's

I painted these before last winter and ran them on my RX.

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