I was using some detail spray and dropped the plastic spray bottle which split apart, dumping all the liquid on the floor. So I just wiped the car down and drove over to get some gas something that hadn't been done six months. I'm getting the car ready for my trip to Helen, GA.
I just removed the old, crappy tint from both side windows......much better! I still need to do the rear window, but that'll have to wait until I remove the headliner so I have more room to work with. It needs to be redone anyway, so it just makes sense to go ahead and get it out of the way.
Got some work done on her for the first time in well over a month. 1. Removed the positive battery cable 2. Removed the negative battery cable, (now that was a pita) 3. Removed the starter. Have new battery cables and will move to the front of the car same time gas tank is out to replace the dead fuel pump. The starter is good (I think), but I'll upgrade it from a newer used 3800. Time for an Octoberfest.
Made exhaust leak better than it was - replaced trashed donut gasket where Y and downpipe join but can still feel a peep of hot air coming out. May need to get on it with an impact - it's as tight as I can get it by-hand.
Tomorrow I'll deal with the leaking EGR hose and shot EGR valve - already got the hose from Rodney, I'll get the valve from a yard.
After experiencing the master clutch cylinder fail at a stop light on my daily driver, which was a little scary when all of a sudden the car lunges forward and stalled out. I replaced it using the one off my project car and ordered a replacement aluminium one from Rodney along with a 3rd brake light plate (couldn't resist). Note someone in the past had installed the bango upside down which appears to have caused wear and the earlier failure of the seals.
Rebuilt the nose/snout of the M90 and replaced lower Ball joints this past weekend. Wrapped up most of the swap harness 2 weeks ago. Lubed the front end up and went for a cruise. Still need to replace the belt tensioner pulley(noisey). The wife had no idea I peeked over 100 mph getting on I83 in town. She just said " yeah I heard the vacuum cleaner, stop burning up your fuel". I'm getting very close to long distance reliability. I'm getting 25mpg mixed and that was with crappy sp wires. They go tomorrow.
Drove my 88gt up and down the las vegas strip. Think I broke a koni shock on a speed bump somewhere. Installed a jvc . And a Corvette zo6 blew my doors off. When lambo's started coming out around 10 I left.
Now that I got my car running (previous chat ICM issue), I was able to fix a few smaller issues today: Replaced turn signal/wiper switch Changed all lights interior and exterior to LED bulbs (Flasher and resistors too) Replaced both door locks and buttons, and got power DL to lock & unlock with 1 touch Got all the factory speakers replaced with new ones got my trip-ometer working Replaced the PVC valves & gaskets Added a button on the dash for a horn
Tomorrow I just need to do a good scrub on the interior and wax the exterior; then time to install the new shock, struts, springs, brakes, rotors and bearings this weekend!
Rear sway bar removed and repainted. Bushings cleaned and lubed. My bar faces toward the rear and was rubbing on the center so I made spacers for under the bushings. Time to go for a ride tomorrow. It took me 2 days to do that, I don't move to fast because most of it was watching paint dry with a hair dryer. Next week the front bushings
Been thrashing on mine to get it on the road before my truck completely dies (those familiar with 6.0 Powerstroke head gaskets know what I'm talking about ).
Got my CO2 / Argon bottle filled yesterday so I can weld up a new and hopefully quieter exhaust, am in the middle of a LeBaron brake swap (waiting on parts), have half of the interior parts cleaned and ready to go back in, and am trying to get some stuff painted, but fall weather is moving in fast. Planning to work on the exhaust today after I get home, or clean some more interior parts, or finish wiring up the speakers, or put the rest of the sound deadener in, or...
Then, as soon as I get the Fiero done, I have to fix the truck before it gets too cold to work. If I only had time to insulate my barn
------------------ 1986 SE Aero coupe.
3.4 DOHC swap is complete and running, now just have to finish the rest of the car...
I kinda wish I could. My daughter has been driving my Fusion for work and school. My Formula has been my daily driver since May. She's getting a car in December, so that is when I can put mine up. If we start getting some early snow I'm going to be spending some serious coin on undercarriage car washes. I just ordered some BF Goodrich T/A's with RWL sidewalls. I loved the look when my other 88 had the RWL Goodyear Eagle GT's when it was new. However the T/A's are a much better tire.
Spent a little time with a hand pump draining the foul old gas from the tank. Still about a gallon down there. Guess I can get to that when the sending unit is out? Removed the rusted lower radiator bracket/support too. That was bad. Now I need to find a replacement. Eh, also removed the windshield washer reservoir, coolant reservoir, and bracket for the jack. Washed the Civic too.
Looked wistfully at my 85 GT because I don't know if I'm going to have it much longer. I bought it in 1995 and it has always been somewhat of a project car (mostly because the guy I bought it from beat the hell out of it) but I could never really devote the time and money to fix all the little issues with it. It's been sitting in my garage for the last 5 years, but now that I do have the time and money to fix it up I just don't have the motivation. So my thoughts are to pass it along to someone who will appreciate it, but I'm not sure how much it's worth or if I'd be better off parting it out.
Replaced the drivers door hinge and roller pins, what a pain in the arse. I really thought I could do all that in about 4-5 hours but I doubled that. I really don't see how the lower door hinge bolts come out without removing the front quarter panel. I may have went about it the wrong way but I removed the door skin to remove the lower hinge bolts on the door first. I still need to do the passenger door .
Clutch time again -- well actually throw-out bearing. Started making that dreaded, "Let me out of here", dry bearing sound a few weeks ago.
While it's out, I'll be cleaning and painting her up as well as the engine bay. Replacing oil pan, timing cover and valve cover gaskets, rear and front main seals, axle seals, [cracked] exhaust manifold and rear tranny mounts.