Post by centralcoastskelly on Oct 10, 2017 3:07:48 GMT -5
Hello there! 22-yr-old California owner of a wonderful Bradley GT. I bought it from a gentleman who was on here, and was somewhat active. I will be posting some pictures of the car. I was able to drive it home, and she is a beast! I will plan on posting videos and images on my YouTube Account, in order to keep up with documentation. So far, the electrical is done better than I could've done, but there is two shorts that I am currently working on tracking down in the car. Big dreams are going into this car, as were apparent with the previous owner. I know I will have questions (the current one is what the best technique for adding oil is!) about this car often, and this will be my place to go! Beyond ecstatic to be a part of everyone else here, and hope to see other projects build up along with mine!
Not sure what the car is classified as, but I'm just going to assume it's an exotic.
Hi Josh. Welcome to the forum. I am glad you found it. The trick too add oil is: Open the bottle, set ti up against the filler neck and start to tip in in, the cap should be the top corner if the oil bottle is at a 45(+/-). Tip the bottle further, addin the oil to the engine. Then, as the oil runs out (and, hopefully into the engine) rotate the bottle so less and less oil is in the area below the neck. The 'belly' as I call it. You can get MOST of the oil out of the bottle and into the engine that way.
A bike will keep you young, the wrong bike will stop you from getting older, there is a difference.
Don’t forget how little oil a VW engine actually holds. Three quarts! If you are a quart low, you are 1/3 low. Keep a VERY close eye on the level, especially if you have a leak or burn some. These engines are very hard on oil and it is a major contributor to keeping your engine cool too. Change often and don’t use cheap stuff.
Post by centralcoastskelly on May 30, 2018 11:18:49 GMT -5
geddes66 : Thanks for the advice! I struggled with putting oil in directly, so I bought a funnel that has a filler neck connected. Makes it easy to get the oil far enough into the vehicle without spilling it all over the exhaust.
I thought the engine was burning oil, but it turns out there was a hose running to the oil plate that needed to be adjusted and tightened. No more leaks, and the car doesn't eat any more oil than the original VW motors do!
crusin: Hey, saw your post. Recently sold my 29 Mercedes Kit car to buy a 68 Mustang to build. I am very familiar with that model as I did a lot of mods to it. Send some pics and I can tell ya what you have.
Jun 11, 2018 20:06:44 GMT -5
marc: Does anyone have or know of a carpet pattern for a GTII? There at least 2 of us looking for 1. Thanks Marc
Jun 15, 2018 2:25:49 GMT -5
kitcarguy: sandy they should just be normal batteries.
Jul 5, 2018 13:10:41 GMT -5
baron: Hi All! I am building a Baron kit that was never completed. I am currently working on the VW chassis. I have rebuilt the engine and getting it set up to the car. My tranaxle has been sitting for 40 years. What is the best way to clean its insides?
Jul 8, 2018 19:43:23 GMT -5
4bettsmotorsports: My Bradley gt 2 is on eBay for 6 more days
Jul 17, 2018 17:47:50 GMT -5
dakota: hey does anyone know what wind shield glass is in the gtll? I know its a corvette but I don't know witch year
Oct 7, 2018 14:57:50 GMT -5
leonardabell: Dakota, if you are looking for a GTII windshield, you may be SOL. They were made just for those cars and scarce as hens teeth.
Oct 12, 2018 16:32:08 GMT -5
recog: YES, check with skip20... Have to buy a body to get glass... Thinking about buying a spare body myself... UGH !!!
Oct 15, 2018 6:44:52 GMT -5
glfourniercomcast: I have a Bradley GT with wind shield and other glass doors, would like to sell whole car but if I have enough interest in parting it out I would do so. If interested in parts or whole car call me at 941979-7503 ask for George.
Oct 25, 2018 14:04:52 GMT -5
jchr7485: Hello peeps! Just wanted to let all Bradley fans know that I've got my late father's BGT1 up on E-bay and CL. Would have felt bad about getting rid of it without letting current fans know, just in case. Love the car, just have a few too many. Have a gre
Nov 5, 2018 8:01:17 GMT -5
jchr7485: BTW- Anybody have a spare rear window?
Nov 5, 2018 8:43:13 GMT -5
coach: i have a 78 Bradley GT ( rolling Project ) for sale in NC $1500 call 336-684-6894 for pics Mike
Nov 15, 2018 12:28:59 GMT -5
vw2themaxman: I have a bradley GT2 for sale need some work chicago area reply for pictures $2500
Jan 6, 2019 23:38:40 GMT -5
cocacoladodge: Does anyone know if Skip20s family has plans to keep his projects or undecided at this point? Who to contact? Heck he was one of the first to talk to me on here, I feel like a good friend is gone before his time.
Feb 23, 2019 18:54:39 GMT -5
modnar: sorry things happen, moved, been off line, crazy times. hope you found a rear window.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:20 GMT -5
modnar: again sorry for not answering.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:34 GMT -5
jdawg01: Anyone have spare rear window and a driver's side window as well or no where or a distributor?
Apr 1, 2019 13:08:27 GMT -5
bhackler: I have Bradley GT2 in Nashville has been sitting in garage for 30 years at least. Have all parts to complete assembly except windshield of course. Sitting on nice 1969 beetle floor pan with rebuilt engine. Doors and glass never installed $1500.00
Apr 9, 2019 9:18:08 GMT -5