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Got this thing running good again!

 

Turned out either the fuel filter or the vapor separator was clogged, because I replaced both of those today and now it is running like new!

 

Quick vid.


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Glad its much better now !

 

You doing any local meets this year?

 

Don't forget - Caffeine and Carbs down in New Canaan - your Brat will be appreciated - just park in a side lot along the main run like I do. Last three of the year Sept , Oct, and Nov.

 

Hoping you or some other vintage Subaru makes it there.

 

Meanwhile , I'll try to get up to auqaberry too. Right now my exhaust is LOUD !!!!! :)

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Had some fun at work today with the BRAT.

 

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The trailer's battery died, so we tried jumping it but just a bunch of clicking. Oh well, that is what happens when you don't run the unit for 4 months and expect it to work perfectly...

 

Jackasses...

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That looks like a Bozzuto's trailer. Careful what you say. Lol

 

Any meets up that way?

 

I'm down for embarassing myself with loud exhaust.

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I'm down for embarassing myself with loud exhaust.

 

Who said loud exhaust is embarrassing? ;)

Loud pipes save lives man!

Well, in my case it didn't save the car, but damn that thing still sounds good...

 

Twitch

 

PS: True Dual Exhaust FTW

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I have just read this entire thread.  The OP has done a tremendous job with his Brat.  I compliment him on his perserverance and his troubleshooting skills.  I also want to compliment his parents for having brought him to this point.  It didn't happen by accident.

 

Yes, there is something about Subaru's in general and Brats in particular that can become addictive.  I purchased my original Brat about 10 years ago and about a year later was able to secure my present Brat.  It is bone stock. 

 

Keep up the good work and keep working on the rust and other little things as time and money allow.  I have copied a few posts from this thread and saved them for my future reference.  Mine serves as a tow vehicle behind my motorhome and as a fun casual driver.  You have reindpired me to do a few more things to mine.

 

I have subscribed to this thread so keep it coming.

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Drive on up to new England this fall. We'll treat you to a coffee at Dunkin Donuts. ;)

 

I really want to see an old brat behind a motorhome.

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Drive on up to new England this fall. We'll treat you to a coffee at Dunkin Donuts. ;)

 

I really want to see an old brat behind a motorhome.

 

Hang in there!  I should be in your area some time late spring, early summer next year and I will make it happen.  By the way, I have seen another person out of WA who had a Brat as a tow vehicle so I am not the only one.  In the attached picture I am in the coach on the left passing the other coach.

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Used to very popular to tow a brat or Gen I 4wd wagon.

 

But that's decades ago up here.

 

See you in the spring. Truck stop Milford. Exit 40. I'll be the guy in the old Subaru. :)

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Add some chrome rings and new lugs then you'll be set. Here's a set that I restored.dsc04790.jpg

What chrome rings work on these? Any 13" chrome rings? Sorry to bump an old thread

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Hey guys, been a while since I've posted, just been driving her everyday. Recently did brake pads/shoes.

 

Ran into a bit of a problem though.

 

My ignition keeps cutting out randomly. I seem to have narrowed it down to there being something wrong with the signal going to the tach. When it loses ignition, the tach does not move. Check for spark and nothing. Usually the tach will bounce even a little bit while cranking. And I also sat there and watched the tach drop to nothing while the motor just died out.

 

I don't know if this is significant or not but recently Fuse 13 the 15A fuse for the ignition coil has been blowing out I'm assuming because of my push button start I have wired to an ignition source. When this fuse blows, no dash lights or gauges work. Usually I just pop in a new fuse and I'm on my way.

 

I've also noticed when I pull that fuse, the fuel pump clicks. Is this normal?

 

My relays sound to be working fine when the ignition is turned to on.

 

Checked my wiring diagrams and see that with the positive terminal on the coil is tied in with all the dash lights/tach and the negative terminal is tied in with the tach/fuel pump. Would my problem lie within the negative termianl/signal from the coil?

 

Just picking my brain here, your help is greatly appreciated.

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If it's blowing fuses the problem has to be in the power side shorting out somewhere,Blade type fuses can be replaced with Circuit breakers that plug in these days so you won't run out of fuses as when they cool down they reset after opening the circuit, But the botton line is a short somewhere needs addressing as soon as possible in case it causes a fire.

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Best meet in CT , maybe the world today.

 

Caffeine and Carburetors in New Canaan

 

Show the Brat , condition no so important.

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Replaced the distributor today in a last ditch effort before ripping out the harness.

 

Fired up like it had never stopped running.

 

Had to sand down the shaft on the distributor before it would fit into the hole without trouble, but everything is all set now. I'll need that 4WD once it starts snowing.

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