I have decided to give this project one last push - Thanks to all that expressed interest in purchasing my items and encouraging me to complete her. For at least the next few months, all parts will NOT be sold
I have am 88gt project car that I have been contemplating selling or parting out... The project has sat idle for about 4 years; growing family leaves me little, to no time to get back into it
Ill give a quick overview of the car...
I purchased the car in 97 and if I remember correctly, it had about 57k miles on her. Shortly after purchasing the car I lost my license and decided to pull the heads and do a little port and polish. That turned into a full 3.1 stroker rebuild; everything was replaced with the best I could find at the time. This was before 3800 were as popular and I must have sunk $4-5K into the rebuild. I even had the whole rotating assembly balanced! The engine was rebuilt and ready to go in, but I lost my workshop and had to move the car to a friends garage for storage and just lost interest. Fast-forward 11-12 years and I got the motor back into the car and running perfectly. After 6-700 miles I decided I wanted more power and started the 3800 sc swap; I blame this forum for planting that bug!!
So I purchased an almost complete 3800sc swapped motor from a member on here that was indicated to be a nearly drop-in, ready to go motor w/ 10-15k miles on it; that was pulled from a 2000 Bonny; unfortunately, the swap was not really a ready to go drop-in but all indications to me, showed it was indeed a very low mile motor. So I began my swap w/ the intentions of making look as stock as possible; as if it were a factory placed 3800sc motor. I centered the motor on a modified, reinforced, powder-coated cradle. Costume made the 3" exhaust to follow the stock path (keeping the trunk). powder-coated the SC and valve covers in a nice high-gloss red. I did the normal SC porting and rebuild while I had it apart for the PCing. I wrapped and hid the wire-loom as much as possible w/ all soldered and heat-shrieked connectors and re-pinned the wires so everything fits and looks nice w/ the ECU in the stock location
So I have the 3.1 rebuilt w/ about 700 miles on it sitting on an 88 cradle w/ 5 spd and FOCOA hp clutch
a nearly complete 3800sc swap sitting on a powder-coated 88 cradle with 98% of the wires connected to the ecu thats in the car. Stock auto 4spd trans attached.
New set of wheels/tires w/ 700 miles on them, also have stock wheels/tires
New aluminum radiator (I think its a 3-core); also have stock
Powder coated front cross-member sitting on shelf, stock is in car
New cross-drilled front and rear rotors & pads & ss lines
front fenders w/ scoops
Front hood w/ recessed scoop
Rear deck lid w/ mustang scoop (my own design that me and another PFF member worked on (not too sure if he's still making them.
Near perfect interior
Custom made sub in dash, top of the line kenwood slide-out dvd/nav 7" display. Polk Separates in dash, plates in rear. Blaupunk skinny amp under seat
Mint tail light, but qtr windows need replacing. body is half epoxy blk primer and red
I have so much stuff sitting on shelfs that I collected over the years, that I can even remember. New cab
Duno If I should sell it off as one big lot or take the time and inventory everything and part it out? All I know is I hate seeing it sitting in my shop collecting dust; but I have zero motivation at the moment to finish her off (or even pick away at it)...
I will do my best to get pics withing the next few days. In the mean time, if your interested in something, please LMK and I will be sure to take pictures of said item(s) for you...
If I do part it out, I would like to start with the 3800 stuff first. Just in case I can't sell off enough to make it interesting, I still have the option of putting the stock/stroked motor back in...
Sorry for the long-winded post,
[This message has been edited by ALJR (edited 02-05-2017).]