Post by centralvalleygter on Dec 10, 2017 23:25:49 GMT -5
It is interesting to observe the difference in the engine I now have in my Bradley vs. the old one. I used to have a 1641 with dual Kadrons (enlarged venturies), a pretty radical cam and a 4 into 1 extractor exhaust system. The cam and extractor clearly came on at about 3600 rpm and climbed up to right at 6000 rpm. Rather a long winding out between shifts because it kept accelerating. This engine was built by Pat Downs at CB performance especially for a VW bus. A bit over 2000cc, still dual carbs (but with smaller venturies), stroked as well as bored to gain the cc's, definitely a cam for torque, not high rpm power. This engine feels more like driving a muscle car with a V8, strong pull from low rpm, very short runs between shifts (there is no reason to go higher than 4800-5000 rpm as there is no more acceleration). With the much less weight and frontal wind area, the new engine exerts very little effort to accelerate (so though it does not have as high rpm, it gets to is top rpm much quicker) and maintain speed. The net result is it is quicker and actually gets better gas mileage because the engine is not working as hard. I like it!
jasons: i just bought a fiberfab avenger. May 7, 2020. i really need some help. i cant find info i need on windows, regulators, and other minor things. some one with an avenger please call me.
May 8, 2020 17:20:03 GMT -5
jasons: Call me at 850-420-1007. it runs, but needs parts,
May 8, 2020 17:21:05 GMT -5
tuckahoe1946: :)I have a 1983 Bradley GT2, with 15" Western Wheels, One was stolden and am searching for one, any help out their.
May 26, 2020 15:01:58 GMT -5
shawklein: I am a new first time owner of a 1980 GT2 and I'm slowly learning parts I am in need of. Does anyone have an extra of the triple striker used to latch the front assembly cover? Or what have people used if this is missing?
Jul 1, 2020 15:27:01 GMT -5
johne026: I have a one Assembly Manual(8.5 x 11) for the Bradley GT and one set of Structural Dimensional Plans(11x17) for the Bradley GT2. $50 for both of best offer. Email me at John.O.Eaton at gmail dot com if interested.
Aug 12, 2020 11:00:37 GMT -5
lew: I have a BRadley GT for sale, 4000, OIl City, PA runs, drives. Everything is 74, even the tires. 6800 miles. Text to 814/428-8852.
Aug 22, 2020 11:29:49 GMT -5
dusty71: I have a VERY rough 79 GT2 that my brother willed to me when he passed away. I have both manuals & a pic ticket over $7000 of Gene Berg parts in the engine. It does not run. Partially dismantled to convert from street to racer. All for sale. Let's talk.
Aug 28, 2020 15:20:48 GMT -5
jpva: Bradley GT II For Sale. $4,500 OBO. Runs and drives, needs just a few things. 23 miles. Text to 603/724-3027.
Oct 21, 2020 20:42:52 GMT -5
steve09: I am a pasted Bradley GT II owner, having build 2 of them from scratch. At one time I considered becoming a “dealer”. I have just found a box of old Bradley Sales materials in excellent shape and I was wondering if it might be worth anything.
Dec 19, 2020 17:29:46 GMT -5
chubbaloke: HI, i'm new to this group but not Volkswagons. Just traded for a Bradley GT2, (don't know if thats a good thing yet) Previously having owned Bugs, Bajas, sandrails, Thing and a Volksrod. I'm looking for a good alternative latch for the Hatch or a replac
Jan 15, 2021 11:39:00 GMT -5
superdave008: would love to see your doors.
Mar 2, 2021 19:45:14 GMT -5
superdave008: Iim considering doing the same thing to mine.
Mar 2, 2021 19:46:06 GMT -5
johne026: I have a one Assembly Manual(8.5 x 11) for the Bradley GT and one set of Structural Dimensional Plans(11x17) for the Bradley GT2. Free. $20 for postage. Email me at [email protected]
Apr 23, 2021 0:02:15 GMT -5
r3fab: Tried some Triumph GT-6 seats, about the lowest seats ever made, and still too tall! Quick answer appears to be fabricating seat backs to work with the floor and padding. At only 5'10" this is not an issue I expected.
May 9, 2021 15:43:19 GMT -5
superdave008: find a local vw shop .. and ask for an Empi catalog it lists every part available for vw's You can get fiberglass seats with covers in multiple
Jun 20, 2021 22:19:55 GMT -5
superdave008: colors they can be bolted to the floor or you can buy premade re-tractors to mount the seats on.
Jun 20, 2021 22:21:19 GMT -5
superdave008: colors with or without retractors.
Jun 20, 2021 22:22:14 GMT -5
zeitgeist93: I have a GT for sale if anyone is interested. Check out the classifieds!
Jul 6, 2021 21:13:40 GMT -5