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