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« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2009, 03:53:47 PM »



The car looks nice..... smile

When are we going to see the car ?  :-\



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What types of things should i do to shake this car down whenever i get it home ??

Archie doesn't really work on stock engines so not really an option there. He mentioned there was oil in the plugs and they (front ones) had to be cleaned (were nasty) in order to get the car to fire up. He recommended i do the back ones as well, but mentioned they were a PIA.

The car has obviously not been run very much over the past couple of years and even when it was the property of the previous owner, he did not use it much so it pretty much just sat in his garage 90% of the time.

What types of checklist should i do to get it back into very good mechanical condition ?

Archie also mentioned the brakes were a bit sketchy ? Could this be due to rust ?
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« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2009, 10:30:42 PM »

From reading  your post on PFF  I think you are having several issues that will have to be addressed sooner than later  and will try to give you some salutions:

(1)Oil in the plug holes : worn valve stem  seals  or valve guides ( head jobs  or replace heads) replacing seals is a band aid on a sore.

(2) Brakes issues: With the car in the snow belt  amd salty roads in winter  I would replace all lines especially the rubber one's,drain and blow out the hard lines and as for the master cylinder I would check it out  for muck I have a almost new(4 days use ) one you can have for shipping better safe than sorry.

Cut  the rotors at Discount Auto for trueness likewise  calipers to make sure they are not binding if not rebuild or get new one's.
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« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2009, 12:52:23 PM »


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"What types of things should i do to shake this car down whenever i get it home ?? "




Tony
If it was my car  I will go through everything on the car.

Cooling system:
Flush cooling system,
check and inspect all hoses and replace as needed,
replace thermostat
check operation of cooling fan.

Fuel system
replace fuel filter
check and inspect fuel lines
this might seem over the top, but I would take down the fuel tank and inspect the inside, you might have a lot of junk in there from the car sitting for a long time.

check and inspect belt, I would probably just replace them

Braking system
check and inspect everthing and replace as needed

Suspension
check and inspect everything and align car
pay attention to the shocks and struts.

Engine
I would do a complete tune up
plug, plug wires, spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor
inspect all the vacum lines


this are some of the things that I could think of now
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« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2009, 01:01:51 PM »


Thanks Linc,

I will get started right away.
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« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2009, 04:35:04 PM »



Oh by the way,......it's official  #4 is HOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some pics of the car being loaded up at Archie's and taken back to the transport depot.









The car arrived via a 72 foot double decker transport truck that had at least 4 other cars on it.
AM/PM car carriers out of illinios, did the transport at an EXTREMELY reasonable price !

They are the same guys that transported Dave's GT up to chicago to Archie's shop. They come down to Florida at least once a week.
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« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2009, 05:37:41 PM »

 ???  ;D

Congratulations man !!
I am happy for you,
Now get to work on it and make sure you bring it by next club meeting   wink

PS I am feeling a little chop top envy   >sad  sad
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« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2009, 08:09:47 PM »

SWEEEET!!! smile

It's nice seeing you and Dave finally getting your Fieros back home.
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« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2009, 10:06:01 PM »

Tony,

is that am/pm premium car carriers or just am/pm car carriers? there are two of them out of the same city.

Alex
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« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2009, 10:15:48 PM »

Tony,

is that am/pm premium car carriers or just am/pm car carriers? there are two of them out of the same city.

Alex

They are AM/PM Car Carriers INC.
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« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2009, 08:36:31 AM »

Glad to see #4 is home. Got to see if we get our cars together for a drink some day wink

Alex the web link to AM/PM is on the buttom of the CFF links page.
http://centralfloridafieros.net/html/vendors.html
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« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2009, 03:39:40 PM »

???  ;D

Congratulations man !!
I am happy for you,
Now get to work on it and make sure you bring it by next club meeting   wink

PS I am feeling a little chop top envy   >sad  sad


thanks it has been a loooooooong time coming as you well know.  Next meeting ? hmmmm not sure,..i need to get the brake situation sorted out before i go jaunting about.

Definatly by march. My big goal now is to get it mechanicallly solid and ready for Daytona.  You are welcome to come by anytime to see it however.  I can always use some advice and pair of eyes.

BTW,...i have some info on another choptop that can be had on the cheap if you are interested. might be the perfect medicine you need.


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« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2009, 12:30:38 AM »


BTW,...i have some info on another choptop that can be had on the cheap if you are interested. might be the perfect medicine you need.


Hey thanks for the heads up.
Check your PM and could you PM me you ph #
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« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2009, 12:36:52 PM »




If i get a chance i will post some video and pictures later today.
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« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2009, 08:50:31 PM »



#4's Homecoming pictures !

Excuse the dirt.

















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« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2009, 12:51:00 AM »




oooooooook Chuck to the rescue !!

As i try to get #4 as mechanically sound as possible i also need to fix up some cosmetic misses.

A lot of things i plan to buy brand new, but the mechanicals come first, so in the meantime i will suffice with some used cosmetic parts to keep it looking good till i am ready to attack the outside.

Chuck has a  parts GT that he graciously is giving me the GT wheel well liners, the nose badge, and drip rails that my car is missing. Chuck whenever you get the chance, no rush.

I am also in need of both front marker lights with the round GT molding if anyone has any extras lying around or have seen in the junkyard.

Like i said i eventually plan to buy almost all new stuff, but it will be like anything else as money permits.
Thanks again Chuck !
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