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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:30 am 
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good car!! good condition, but the front bumper is different :| the fog lights?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:33 pm 
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meenhaj wrote:
Good to see some stock-looking "fresh" 87 sprint turbos..kudos to you!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:23 pm 
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Vinal decals are done and they came out incredible!! It's hard to believe these were made from scratch. If anyone wants a set I can get them out for $50 shipped.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:45 pm 
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Those decals look great! My car is decal-less lol, maybe I should get a set once I come up with a couple more bucks.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:46 pm 
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Quick Update: Still working on the vacuum leak / idle issue and trying to fix a non-functional linkage on the cabin temperature controls. Hope to get those sorted this week. None the less progress has been made. The Turbo steering wheel is on, the ported vacuum switch has been replaced, I found a wiper speed control module with an INT setting and popped that in as wells as a new glove box door. (My old one was scratched) and a new shift knob.

I’m still looking for a replacement seat fabric, if anyone has a source or knows of something similar, shoot me a line. This is the same fabric used in the early 90’s Geo Tracker LSI and the Suzuki Sidekick JLX

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:05 am 
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New paint job coming in the next couple of weeks. :D updates to follow


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:12 am 
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That shift knob looks great..where did you get it from?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:00 pm 
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That shift knob looks great..where did you get it from?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/UNIVERSAL-PVC-LEATHER-EURO-MANUAL-SHIFT-GEAR-KNOB-GRAY-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem53e7ad25a9QQitemZ360369169833QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

It's cheap and I was willing to spend more but I liked this one the best, works well too.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:48 am 
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Update……a lot has been done since I last posted ....the vacuum system is sealed, valves adjusted, new plugs, wires, VC gasket, distributer, coil, belts and idle up valves. The AC has been re-charged and blows ice cold, compression tests show 150 across the board and it idles beautifully. I took out the dash, rebuilt the heater box and installed a new heater core.

Today I installed new KYB shocks and struts and the only way I can describe the difference in ride quality is… WOW, it rides 100% smoother, make this your first fix/mod. I also aligned the wheels and installed new pads and rotors, not bad for a Sunday.

Tomorrow I’m going to be pulling trim, weather stripping, and lighting off in prep for painting.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:04 pm 
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The Sprint is at the paint shop :cheers: . Just a quick photo update, some nice undercarriage shots of a California car and some shots of Sprint NA grill that I modified for my Turbo.

Cheers

The old shocks and struts were original, 25 years old. The change in the ride quality is indescribable

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The new grill

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Installed and preping for paint.

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The interior spare parts are piling up, almost ready to do a complete interior restoration

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:53 pm 
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good build here going on !

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:54 am 
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Great job dude!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:24 pm 
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EXTERIOR REMODEL IS COMPLETE :D :D :D :D :D :D :D (almost)

Just got it back from paint. Put it all back together, added decals and bow tie emblem, lower lip, new windshield glass and rubber surround.

Still need to do a light tint on the windows and possible addition of a mk1 spoiler

Enjoy……

Interior restoration starts in August!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:55 pm 
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Just to mention that the hemi turbo three-pot convertible project is on the road at last, wiring problems ('88 motor and wiring into '92 car) solved.

It had stopped raining in Vancouver.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:41 pm 
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Well hello, nice job installing the g10t in the vert. Looks good :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:35 am 
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Since Josh lives just a few miles down the road he came over and took me for a ride. It looks showroom new on the outside, the pictures don't do it justice. I tortured the name of his body/paint guy out of him, mines next....

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:15 am 
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wizewun, looks like you've been hijacked! :shock:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:30 am 
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wizewun, looks like you've been hijacked!

HAHA, maybe, but I’m over it. :huh: :roll:

As for you… you better load up your turbo and get the hell out of LA if you want to survive CARMAGEDDON :!: :ez_eek: . I heard refugee camps are being set up in Bakersfield and points north, and that the Chiclet kids from the border are planning to invade the 101. You should hop up to wine country and hang out with some other mk1 junkies.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:12 pm 
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:o hah, Carmageddon will be the true battle for L.A. -- i'll be going underground

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:57 pm 
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Quick update, this last weekend I replaced the left front axle, and both the left and right front lower control arms as all of the above were very worn and showing their age. This weekend I'll be concentrating on the installing a reman starter to replace the current one with a bad solenoid. I'll also be replacing the oil pan gasket.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:37 pm 
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Don't bother using a gasket on the oil pan, it will likely leak.
Factory used silicone. The hardest part is getting the old
silicone out of all the nooks n crannies. Try a wire wheel.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:06 pm 
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I was looking at it last weekend and I saw the old silicone (now cracked and leaking about 3 drops a day.) I figured that last owner couldnt find the gasket. Thanks for the info, good to know.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:24 am 
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The latest in hi-tech aftermarket performance enhancing devices..... :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:10 pm 
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wizewun wrote:
The latest in hi-tech aftermarket performance enhancing device..... :lol:


now just throw it on a dynamometer

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:50 pm 
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My Precious!!!!!!!!!!
HA HAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA! (mad scientist laugh)

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