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    That's totally sweet. Me likes ---- especially those hubcaps.
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    That car is a thing of beauty. If I ever find another clean one, Im going to build something evil.

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    Great first car. It's nice that you were able to get it for your son. I think you'll have lots of quality time with your son working on or just enjoying your cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 80Notch View Post
    Nothing wrong with the 6 banger! let him get used to driving before you do any kind of engine mods...thats what my dad did with me...
    These 2.8L were supposed to have 104 HP. The '82 GT I have only had 157 HP. With the extra weight of the GT for the front clip, scoop, V8 to V6 difference and the hatch weight alone would even close that gap!

    Quote Originally Posted by 80Notch View Post
    a forward facing scoop would be awesome and mabe just a set of clean 10 holes? i know mine had the same rims/hubcaps yours has now upgrading to a wider tire made the car ride completely different
    I had a spare scoop and I sold it to another member locally in the spring. Would a person get a scoop hood or just "modify" this one?

    Quote Originally Posted by 79Coupe View Post
    Awesome awesome awesome!!! Love it! Especially the 2.8 badges!!
    Thanks, so much going for it!

    Quote Originally Posted by dburdyshaw View Post
    That's totally sweet. Me likes ---- especially those hubcaps.
    I read that somewhere before

    Quote Originally Posted by cbncoupe View Post
    That car is a thing of beauty. If I ever find another clean one, Im going to build something evil.
    Thanks! It was a dreary day today and when I pulled up to the house today, I swear it glows sitting on the driveway!
    Hopefully we aren't talking the 1957 Fury in "Christine" evil
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    Looks awesome. Great find man!!

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    Nice find, good to see a survivor in good hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roush235 View Post
    Nice find, good to see a survivor in good hands.
    Thanks a lot. My son was off school early today and cleaned the windows in it! I also had him write a quick list of wants and needs. He can add to it as he goes and prioritize how he wants to go

    Quote Originally Posted by dburdyshaw View Post
    That's totally sweet. Me likes ---- especially those hubcaps.
    I was looking through the FEP library (thanks to staff for getting it back on the air!) and browsed the US brochure for 1979. Oddly enough it did not show these 13" wheels and caps. There was no Canadian brochure to look at to see if availability was different between countries.

    http://foureyedpride.com/fep_bild/v/.../pg19.jpg.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by 82GTforME View Post
    I was looking through the FEP library (thanks to staff for getting it back on the air!) and browsed the US brochure for 1979. Oddly enough it did not show these 13" wheels and caps. There was no Canadian brochure to look at to see if availability was different between countries.

    http://foureyedpride.com/fep_bild/v/.../pg19.jpg.html

    I don't know about availability for other countries, but my '80 Notch had the same 13" wheel covers when I bought it in highschool. Back then it was a barebones 4cyl-5spd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RM80NOTCH View Post
    I don't know about availability for other countries, but my '80 Notch had the same 13" wheel covers when I bought it in highschool. Back then it was a barebones 4cyl-5spd.
    my 81 had em too...

    here is somthing cool to do...find the stock 14'' wheels and get a set of 63 falcon dog dish hubcaps! haha dude i work just did it to his 83 Vert looks awesome and keeps that sleeper look
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    Like those are for sale every day! They look good though! SSP look.
    Quote Originally Posted by 80Notch View Post
    63 falcon dog dish hubcaps! haha
    I don't recall ever seeing option "K" in the brochure. I did just pick up a NOS set of the 14" caps in option "G" but have no rims at this time and I know where I can get a set of the 16 holed wagon wheels for option "I" (which I personally don't mind).

    I really wished I hadn't jumped the gun when I started my '82 project and sold my 15" Ronals. For what I got for them, I should have kept them. Hindsight...

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    Default Soon in the Garage!

    I think I may have found a REAL sweet winter storage gig to store my two cars. An old senior neighbor down the road and I were talking and he has another house a few miles away in a decent neighborhood with an almost empty double garage. The house is undergoing reno's and he is planning on selling it next summer. He said he will take whatever I feel is a fair offer to me and donate the money to his favorite charity. Bonus all around!

    Then this little car won't be sitting on the outside looking in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dburdyshaw View Post
    That's totally sweet. Me likes ---- especially those hubcaps.
    Quote Originally Posted by 82GTforME View Post
    I was looking through the FEP library (thanks to staff for getting it back on the air!) and browsed the US brochure for 1979. Oddly enough it did not show these 13" wheels and caps. There was no Canadian brochure to look at to see if availability was different between countries.
    Quote Originally Posted by RM80NOTCH View Post
    I don't know about availability for other countries, but my '80 Notch had the same 13" wheel covers when I bought it in highschool. Back then it was a barebones 4cyl-5spd.
    Quote Originally Posted by 80Notch View Post
    my 81 had em too...
    I have a copy of that brochure ---- and always thought that it was interesting that they didn't show those hubcaps ---- then I realized that they often only show the higher end stuff ---- so I realized that the marketing people had their say in it.

    They are as plain as jane gets ---- which makes me want a perfect set all the more.

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    Danny is right. The page you listed was for the optional wheel covers and wheel types (quite a few to choose from); your 13 inchers were standard on certain models including base coupes. I ordered my car with style 'K' but I also have a set of 'I'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roush235 View Post
    Danny is right. The page you listed was for the optional wheel covers and wheel types (quite a few to choose from); your 13 inchers were standard on certain models including base coupes. I ordered my car with style 'K' but I also have a set of 'I'.
    That makes sense. I don't think I have ever seen the "K" ones and almost assumed they were the base ones. I don't mind the "I" as well and I know I have seen some for sale cheap on Kijiji fairly close this year. I just picked up a set of NOS "G" caps recently and might recommend a cheap set of steelies even for them.

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    Personally, I really like the wagon wheels and I think they would look great on that coupe, but I think a set of Pony's would take it to the next level. They are 16's (which is a good size wheel for foxes IMO) and the argent color would really pop against the coupe's Tangerine paint. They aren't too expensive either. Just my .02.
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    Cool ride! Good to see another 79 coming back to life!
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    Default Getting ready for a winter indoors.

    With my SVO going to storage off-site, we went and washed this little beauty after months outside. Wow, that tangerine is nice!

    http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/82...ec0ef.jpg.html

    A couple better ones of the dash and front too.

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    Very nice indeed.

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    Default Degreased and Inside!

    Seeing as we are going to be working on the engine, we picked up a couple cans of degreaser and while we were at the wash, we did some deep cleaning! Both for ease of working on it later as well as to see if we can spot the origin of the leaks.

    Just from driving home the few miles is was, you can see the new oil. It is looking like the front seal is leaking:

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    As well as the distributer:

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    Already quite a difference from before:

    http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/82...2dd85.jpg.html

    To this (interesting the factory engine color was black)! WOW!:

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    http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/82...c9b54.jpg.html

    We like it inside!

    http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/82...22801.jpg.html
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    Sweet deal on the car. My first car was also a 1981 notch with a 3.3. Made lots of memories in that car and miss it everyday. Your son is going to love working on that car with you and create some good father son memories. Just a FYI but I have a set of silver pony wheels that came off a 67,000 km mustang that would look killer on that car.
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    From my experience, the oil leak at the distributor is probably an o-ring. Take the old o-ring to the store with you so you can match it up to the new one. Oil it before you install the o-ring.
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    Man,that is such a nice car! you got a lucky kid thats for sure! i cant get over how nice the interior is in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by IDMooseMan View Post
    From my experience, the oil leak at the distributor is probably an o-ring. Take the old o-ring to the store with you so you can match it up to the new one. Oil it before you install the o-ring.
    Good to know Craig! This job is getting simpler sounding every day. Hope to do the compression tests this weekend too.

    Quote Originally Posted by 80Notch View Post
    Man,that is such a nice car! you got a lucky kid thats for sure! i cant get over how nice the interior is in it
    Is drives great too! I'm surprised a little how nice it really is. My son wants the sport wheel we salvaged this spring and is currently on my '82. I'm cool with that, I'll put the cruise wheel back on it. That will sharpen up the inside even more!

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    Default Some of the original equipment.

    So after cleaning the car up and marvelling at how original and great shape it is in I took some pictures of a few of the various part numbers and factory labels plainly still visible.

    Air cleaner inlet. I know I saw a thread of someone who was recreating this type of stamping but I could not find it. The top of the cover will need refinishing.

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    Valve cover. Engine build tags. Not sure if those handwritten numbers are factory done or copied in later:

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    Heater hose:

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    Lower rad hose. The upper has been replaced.

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    Under hood emission decal:

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    Wiper motor. Again, like the engine decal; was this factory done or someone for reference redid it? Early in the build; new part for foxes??

    http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/82...b4730.jpg.html
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    Smile More original stuff...and a surprise!

    Other than the coil wire; all of the original spark plug wires:

    http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/82...21ca2.jpg.html

    Warning label on front rad support (warning sunglasses required!):

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    Rad filler neck label:

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    http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/82...646ee.jpg.html

    More body stamping:

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    Voltage regulator:

    http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/82...4edcf.jpg.html

    I'll say it again: it's so all-there. Being washed down and in the garage now, it gave me the luxury to slide under to look at a couple of spots more closely. To my amazement; okay this is what I was really looking for, I found this here buck tag hiding on the rad support behind the driver's side high-beam light. It was bent down and hardly noticeable!! I bent it up for this picture. What a crazy spot to get at!! This was looking straight up through a hole in the bottom of the bumper cover.

    http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/82...95ffa.jpg.html
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