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Just picked up an 88 V8 Formiula by 88 V8 Formula
Started on: 03-18-2021 08:08 AM
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Report this Post03-18-2021 08:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 88 V8 FormulaClick Here to visit 88 V8 Formula's HomePageSend a Private Message to 88 V8 FormulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just picked up an 88 V8 Formula - has a 5.7 TPI with a couple mods, but it runs great. Previous owner did some amazing things as far as attention to detail and I am just going to update a few items -- changing the wheels, upgrading the stereo, possibly adding some hp. It came with an adjustable power steering that works flawlessly but is mounted right onto the steering column above the clutch and makes things a bit crowded in the foot well. I'd love to add a rear wing but not sure if it would look correct given the custom engine scoop. Glad to see such an active group. Looking forward to collaborating.

So far, I have changed the wheels from photo below to TSW Tremblants in 17x8 (kept tires as they were just a year old). I also replaced some burned plus wires and am installing a new exhaust with black tips. I will update photos soon.

Putting motor on dyno on Monday and checking on engine and underneath in general. Planning on a mile build on the 5.7 – cam, heads, manifold and tune. Might upgrade to F40 6-speed as well.

I am putting in the 2-DIN trim piece that moves the AC to the bottom -- will CF dip the piece that match CF dash and am adding a Sony head unit with reverse camera as well as replacing all speakers (dash, doors, rear). I will keep amp that was already mounted behind pass seat and add a Rockford powered sub behind driver's seat.

The car has a 20 year old Mr Mikes leather interior that is in pretty good shape, but just dry and little splotchy - not sure if from sun or what. Hoping to bring that back to life a bit.

The prior owner added the low profile headlights with new motors, PIAA driving lights in the front, new power windows with bigger motors, a custom keyless entry with trunk release, new hood, side scoops and rear deck with custom air scoop, new suspension, new leather dash, custom center console with Audi TT shifter, custom rear view mirror with compass and temp, digital gauges, LED tail lights, all new side markers, and a bunch of blacked out trim, including the "Formula" script on the side.

So far, the car is really fun and will be even better with a few tweaks above.

The car has a fresh alignment but does have some slop in the wheel, so I am checking on a couple things to get that tightened up. I have learned a lot searching on here, so look forward to sharing that I come up with. I have a video walk-around from previous owner, but not sure how to post here.
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Report this Post03-18-2021 09:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for eti engineerClick Here to Email eti engineerSend a Private Message to eti engineerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice-looking vehicle. Wish I could run into something like this with all the major work already done. I'll bet it is a blast to drive.
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Report this Post03-18-2021 02:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mafv8Click Here to Email mafv8Send a Private Message to mafv8Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice looking car, not too overdone

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Report this Post03-18-2021 03:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I like it!

 
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Originally posted by 88 V8 Formula:

I have a video walk-around from previous owner, but not sure how to post here.


The easiest way to post a video here is to link to it at YouTube. Click EDIT on anyone's post here with an embedded video to see how it's done.

Your fourth photo which isn't showing up is due to a space in the url. Delete the space and the photo will properly display.

[This message has been edited by Patrick (edited 03-20-2021).]

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Report this Post03-18-2021 05:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cam-a-lotSend a Private Message to cam-a-lotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sweet ride, welcome to the forum!

What kind of brakes are those? Rotors look huge
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Report this Post03-20-2021 07:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 88 V8 FormulaClick Here to visit 88 V8 Formula's HomePageSend a Private Message to 88 V8 FormulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Exhaust work finished.

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Report this Post03-20-2021 08:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for sourmashClick Here to Email sourmashSend a Private Message to sourmashEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Really nice car. I can see the wheels being a personal choice thing to change. Those aren't bad but generally I like odd numbers of spokes.
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Report this Post03-20-2021 08:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 88 V8 FormulaClick Here to visit 88 V8 Formula's HomePageSend a Private Message to 88 V8 FormulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'll post photos of new wheels when I get it back. Went with TSW Tremblant 17x8 that are similar to the old mesh style oem wheels.
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Report this Post03-20-2021 09:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Really nice V8 Formula! Lots of time, effort and $$$ went into building it!


 
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What kind of brakes are those? Rotors look huge


Pretty sure they are 13" rotors in a 17" wheel. It looks like one of my 13" brake kits for the 88.
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Those are some nice exhaust pipes, now the exhaust quality better matches the rest of the car and engine bay.
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Cool. I picked up an 88 Formula V8. Not as nice of yours.
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Report this Post03-21-2021 10:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for str8maxnSend a Private Message to str8maxnEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Very nice... Please keep us posted on your progress.

I recently picked up an 86 notchie with 93 Vette engine myself. It's running rich and I need to figure out why.
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Report this Post03-21-2021 10:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 88 V8 FormulaClick Here to visit 88 V8 Formula's HomePageSend a Private Message to 88 V8 FormulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I envy your oem wing!
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I envy your oem wing!



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Report this Post04-02-2021 09:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 88 V8 FormulaClick Here to visit 88 V8 Formula's HomePageSend a Private Message to 88 V8 FormulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Formula has moved on to next shop for some more work - removing power steering system, fixing a battery draw, custom mounting an oem rear wing, adding cams, heads and a new tune, and a few other things. Will keep posting updates and photos as it progresses.
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Formula has moved on to next shop for some more work - removing power steering system, fixing a battery draw, custom mounting an oem rear wing, adding cams, heads and a new tune, and a few other things. Will keep posting updates and photos as it progresses.


Looks like a good score and will make for an exciting drive. As for the guy with the black formula who is just getting started, I would recommend doing a compression or cylinder leakdown test before before moving forward.This will give some indication as to the condition of the engine.

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Report this Post04-05-2021 09:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 88 V8 FormulaClick Here to visit 88 V8 Formula's HomePageSend a Private Message to 88 V8 FormulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Also, going to have a new intake tube built to use the empty space below current filter and allow for much larger filter as the current one is undersized for the V8 and likely chocking the engine of potential power.
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