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My '88 is ON THE ROAD (thanks to this group) by notaguru
Started on: 01-24-2014 04:06 PM
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This '88GT has 40,090 miles on it now, of which 20 were in the past hour. It runs and goes and stops, and feels ok. After many years of storage in the sun, my jobs so far have included rotor/cap/wires/plugs, TPS, lube, fluids, brake-bleeding, fuel dump with new filter. It still needs:

...a paint job. Since I'm in San Diego, it can go to Baja where an excellent job can be done for $600 plus paint (which I'll bring).
...solving noise problems. There's a a loud ticking noise from the engine compartment. I checked, and it's NOT arcing. 50 years ago I would say "tappets", but in the Fiero?
...dew wipes. Ordered from Andrew! Of course, I'm really, REALLY excited about the installation task. Can't wait!
...an emergency brake that WORKS. Now that the car is registered, I can get it to a shop and put it on the lift.
...lots of work on some of the interior soft plastic - it warped over the years, leaving gaps between "soft" and "hard" plastic components. I think I can heat and reform the soft stuff, but wonder if there's a better solution.
...headliner. The original is pretty much destroyed.
...a fuel gauge that works. There's an open in the circuit, and it pegs right.
...adjustment of the anti-traffic levitation system.

Though I have the manual, this car would still be in limbo without help and advice from this excellent forum. Tomorrow, the car will attend a meeting held by the San Diego forum, and I'll bet some of the members can help me even further.


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'88 GT "barn find" with 40,070 miles!

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yeah, this place has helped me many times...

I heard there was a guy who created this forum, and is VERY thirsty...

Hope you enjoy your car for many years to come
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Excellent! Glad this placed helped you out, it has helped me numerous times. For you ticking noise its more than likely your exhaust system. If it sounds kinda like a typewriter that is what it is. The front manifold likes to crack as well as the y pipe. Use a piece of rubber hose to isolate the area.
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If he's thirsty, he must have finished the 6-pack of Grolsch that I sent him


 
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yeah, this place has helped me many times...

I heard there was a guy who created this forum, and is VERY thirsty...

Hope you enjoy your car for many years to come


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If he's thirsty, he must have finished the 6-pack of Grolsch that I sent him




Cool. .

Even though it's named after him, it's easy to forget this place is one guy's devotion to our beloved two-seater.

Have you posted any pics of your car?

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If the manual you have is the same one I have then it's not very helpful! I just got mine back on the road as well and see new shocks and a brake job in my future. Even though it's like a street rod I had years ago as far as feel and sound I'm having a ton of fun driving it!
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...adjustment of the anti-traffic levitation system.


Trouble with the quadcopter option?

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