Jake's '87 Conquest Build Thread
Posted 29 December 2017 - 01:39 PM
Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:16 AM
thanks for the link.
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:33 AM
Nice, if this one ever goes out I'll definitely pick one up.
Posted 07 January 2018 - 03:56 PM
I'm kidding lol. My roommate was bored and wanted to work on something so he volunteered to replace the starter. Can't say no to that and I'm not big on laying under the car anyways (this car will eventually cure that phobia, I bet).
It sounds completely different but starts right away.
Now aside from the random misfire when it's warm (still need to diagnose, probably just spark plugs, it's not very bad), I'd say the Conquest is actually kinda reliable now. *knocks on wood*
We woke up all the neighbors at 5:30 yesterday heading to Coffee and Cars in Memorial City, which is about a 45ish minute drive. Never skipped a beat. Sad that I didn't see any other Starquests though.
I'll be posting up a bunch of pictures for that. If you're interested keep an eye on my Flickr
I wanted to go to another similar style show this morning but didn't wake up early enough lol.
Anywho, next post I'll probably have finished the handbrake cables. Got 2 fresh ones from RockAuto waiting to be installed.
Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:23 PM
Started off inside and disconnecting everything here. The seatbelts and center console were kind of a pain to deal with but weren't that bad. The worst part was the cotter pin holding the cable to the lever because for some reason those are the bane of my existence. Yes, I know it's disgusting under here, but rest assured this will get a thorough vacuum by the time this is over.
Once the inside was done I jacked up the rear and noticed the driver's side cable was totally broken off, which allowed me to pull it out from the car easily. Here's a comparison shot. Looks like I got the right part thankfully.
Where it broke. Definitely old.
Anyway, despite the cable being totally out of the car, the wheel was still extremely hard to turn by hand. After taking the wheel off I realized the caliper was seized. Rotor was shot too. Who knows how long that thing was dragging and how I didn't notice it last time I took that wheel off.
Pic of said rotor
I figured I'd check out the other side too. This one wasn't seized to the rotor, however the handbrake lever on the caliper was seized and did not work. I had to cut the cable off altogether because everything was rusty and seized.
Not to mention literally EVERYTHING was completely caked in old dirt and rust, making this a lot harder than it should have been. I understand it's 30 years old, but I'm starting to wonder if this car was sitting in a field for an extended period of time. Most of the underbody is terrible on this thing. Hopefully I can slowly fix most of it over time.
Either way, I'm off to O'Reilly's to order brake parts, so I'll update once those get here. Looks like this car will do some mad handbrake skids once I'm done lol.
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