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  1. #26
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    I haven't had a lot of time to work on the '86 hatchback since the last video. Cleaning the engine and transmission up has taken a turn for the worse after causing problems for myself and finding "repairs" from past owners or mechanics. It's been an uphill battle, but I think (more like hope) that the worst is about over and I can get back to cleaning vs. repairing.

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    That brings back memories, I broke that same water pump bolt on the v6 in my 83!


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    It feels like forever that I've done something significant on the '86 restoration or restomod. At the end of February I found that I was goi ng to have to add a helicoil to the block for the timing cover. Since then it's been slow progress to get the engine repaired, cleaned, and reassembled. But I'm finally done. The question is which section I move to next. I think I'll stay with the engine bay cleaning until I can get the car back running completely before moving to the vinyl wrap.

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    This week I managed to get the front suspension out of the '86. 30 years of oil and grease kept the bolts lubricated enough to come out pretty easy. Now to get it all cleaned up, and put back in the car son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basin Motorsports View Post
    This week I managed to get the front suspension out of the '86. 30 years of oil and grease kept the bolts lubricated enough to come out pretty easy. Now to get it all cleaned up, and put back in the car son.

    Great progress! That K looks super clean!

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    I've been slowly putting the '86 hatchback back together again. I thought I'd be able to hear it roar to life by this weekend, but too many other projects took priority. I did get the engine and transmission back in, plus a few other bits and pieces. Next time I'll have it ready to start up and make some noise.

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    Great work. Thanks for including videos of your work. We will hold you to your promise.

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    As promised, the '86 is back in business. I had to adjust the timing on the engine to get it to fire up, but it turned right over and fired up. It's run a couple times up to temperature to make sure everything works and there are no leaks from the areas that leaked previously. The '86 is back, and now that it's on tires again I can take it in and out of the garage to do the bodywork without making a huge mess inside the garage.

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    I've decided to let the car go to a new owner. Asking $3,500 OBO. I'll put a post into the classifieds section also. Just an FYI. If it's not sold in the next month or so, I'll just put it into storage for the winter months and bring it back out next year when I have more time to tinker with it.
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    I haven't had a lot of time in the last month to work on the '86. Maybe a couple hours in an afternoon, and a couple days every week. but I have made some progress. I need about 1 more hour of work to finish up all the surface rust removal. At that point, I'll start to work on a little filler to even out the panel surfaces before working on smoothing everything for the vinyl wrap.

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    I've been working on my 82 GT on and off for 7-8 years now. It runs and drives but still needs the small things fixed or replaced. Hang in there, it will be worth it.

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    The weather has turned colder, and standing outside to sand isn't very fun. I decided to build a simple sanding booth inside the garage to somewhat contain all the dust, and could also allow some painting inside the garage without too much of a mess.

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    Nice work so far!
    What size garage is that?
    1993 triple white GT
    2004 AZ Mach 1
    2003 zinc yellow Cobra
    1983 410 Windsor tko 500

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2camsam View Post
    What size garage is that?
    The main garage bay is 24' wide by 30' deep.
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