Post by meatloafsandwich on Jul 17, 2018 14:32:21 GMT -5
Hey all, sorry this is going to be a long one....... so I just bought my first Bradley GT. the decision was made partly upon seeing this forum and how helpful everyone seemed to be. so, a little about my new project: it is a 68 and appears to have all of the pieces (passenger "door" is broken). it is probably 90% put together. The guy I got it from drove it around for a bit and decided to give it to his daughter (he found out real quick that his 6' 2" self wasn't gonna happen) then the fuel tank began to leak so he had a new one built, then soon after that the fuel pump gaskets began to leak bad so he decided to park it and slowly work on it. while it was down, he put disc brakes on the front, a new pan, 2 new aftermarket seats, new cap and rotor and primed it grey. Then his daughter ended up not wanting to learn to drive a manual and so it sat in his barn for 2 years.
I got it home and did all the normal things you do with a car that sat so long: Plugs, Wires, rebuilt the carb and replaced the fuel pump gaskets, here's where it gets interesting.....when I pulled the hose to flush the fuel tank.....NOTHING! he said the tank was probably empty, so I put the hose back on, put in fresh fuel, manually choked the carb, and it fired up! not too good though, then it died. I opened the fuel cap to put in more fuel and that's when it became obvious..........whoever built the new tank did not put in a vent!?!. I disconnected the hose again (with the cap off) and here comes all the old fuel!
Anyways, she is running okay now but needs a new throttle cable and return spring before starting it becomes a one man job.
Thanks for reading while I introduced myself and my Bradley, no real problems yet, but next on the list of "tedious" projects is a body lift and/or a pan drop so I will probably be bugging you guys then