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#1 cyberquest

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 08:30 PM

The car isn't ready yet for the showroom and there is some work that needs done to it so figured i would go ahead and start a thread for the work. so far the only thing i have done is drop in a donor fuel tank and pump and today i cleaned the inside and put the rear interior pieces back together. it was pretty nice out so i gave her a bath too since shes been sitting a while.


just a quick overview of the engine, didnt really do anything just hosed the dust off of it and throw in a junk battery that was laying around. it will get a new one shortly, the car has been sitting so all the fluids will be changed also including trans and diff. i did notice today that the exhaust is leaking in the #4 and i have a nice new gasket already for it and a nice manifold sitting on the kitchen table that i will stress relieve, grind the casting, and probably just port match the gasket.
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Interior cleaned up and put one of my black quest mats out of the 87 in it for now. just gave everything a good soapy water wipedown and swept the carpets, the drivers rear carpet is a little dirty but will clean right up with some foaming carpet cleaner.
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Hatch area put back together. i don't think i have ever owned a quest that had ALL the pieces back hear, usually the rear piece is MIA or its missing the side panel covers but this one is all here.
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so here she is all cleaned up and ready to take a little cruise while the wife and baby are taking a nap. :D i may have tracked down the original front wheels so i have my fingers crossed.
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here it is after the cruise, i had to force myself to stop driving it. i went to put a little gas in it, then decided to go show my brother, then took the long way back home, got to my road and decided i remembered a longer way to get there so i went that way.....lol. the car isn't titled, tagged, or insured yet so sadly the fun had to end.
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Ran perfect the whole time and on two different occasions sitting at stop lights i heard people say "turbo" reading the door handles while they were checking the car out. i absolutely LOVE this car.

here is a small video i took before i put her away for the night, just a small walk around. i forgot to turn the radio back off after i was playing with it so you can hear the static from it.
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Edited by cyberquest, 16 April 2016 - 08:34 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 09:39 PM

temp looks to be a little the hot side for it having a mechanical fan set up. love the interior, congrats.

#3 importwarrior

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 10:15 PM

Get the radiator rodded out.
Should be fine.

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 01:30 AM

the last one i tried to have rodded they wouldnt do it, cant remember why exactly but they would only hot tank it and it didnt help.

i would agree its a tad high for a clutch fan, i did notice that when i got back from the drive and it was fairly cool outside. the car is gonna be parked now until we get the title and tags taken care of and until i can get all the fluids changed. i will get the radiator drained and probably run some radiator flush through it, install a new thermostat and add new coolant and see how it does.

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 05:45 AM

Guess you need to get the cxracing upgrade.

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 06:09 AM

Very nice.
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Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:28 AM

View Postimportwarrior, on 17 April 2016 - 05:45 AM, said:

Guess you need to get the cxracing upgrade.

going to try as hard as i can to leave this car 100% stock with the exception of gutting the pre-cat, and i am going to gut a spare one not the original. and thats more because we all know the pre-cat is a horrible design that is just a heat generator for that area of the motor. this car is such a great example of a all original car that it would almost be a cardinal sin to start modding it.

i am sure i will ad a nice cd player and a small sub box because i am a stereo nut, but any part that is removed or changed on the car the original parts will be wrapped up and stored so that at anytime it could be put back to 100% original. i would love to own this car forever but we occasionally get new members looking for those mint condition original cars and are willing to throw down crazy money.

when i drive this car it feels like i stepped back in time 32 years and it feels like your driving a brand new quest. this car to me feels like a piece of history that needs to be preserved.
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Posted 17 April 2016 - 09:09 AM

I understand what you mean about 100%.
I feel the cx radiator is not a mod. It is possibly one of the best replacement options we have. A little added insurance will help from overheating or cracking the Original head.
Save the sticker get it recored. Store it.

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 10:54 AM

would the cxracing radiator work with the clutch fan and shroud though?

i know larry was holding a radiator for me for the 87 because its missing the drivers side end cap and i need to run to his house possibly later today if he will be home. i popped a tiny hole in mine removing the old electric fan brackets but i soldered it and put a little black gasket sealer on it and it seems to have fixed the hole. i may pick up the radiator in case i need it for the flatty then if i don't need to use it just return it to him or store it up stairs in the spare bedroom/parts room.
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Posted 17 April 2016 - 01:52 PM

i know justin AKA Coke ran your setup on the 3 row but the 3 row cxracing was to wide.
hopefully others will chime in.

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 05:09 PM

Isnt my car beautiful ;)
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Posted 17 April 2016 - 09:22 PM

Just a thought ... you could always get the cxr radiator and scuff the aluminum up and paint the top tank black. It wouldn't stick out so much then as being "new" or a mod and you would have the piece of mind of a new radiator. It shame your place won't rod them out, there's a guy on here in PA who does and he's awesome. I had mine done about 2 years ago and my gauge never comes above 1/3.
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Posted 17 April 2016 - 09:24 PM

View Postcandi, on 17 April 2016 - 05:09 PM, said:

Isnt my car beautiful ;)

says the person that has specifically said " i hate flattys " my response was " you don't like them because you have never driven one"

ONE drive and she is HOOKED...

now leave my flatty alone woman! :lol:
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Posted 17 April 2016 - 10:52 PM

Unless u can talk dude out of the white fatty with tan interior and it be completely rust free stock and in almost perfect condition. This one is MINE!!!and will continue to be mine until then so I suggest u start searching for your flatty sir!
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Posted 17 April 2016 - 10:57 PM

O yea and u have to buy it since I bought this one :P
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Posted 18 April 2016 - 12:18 AM

what do you guys think of maybe doing a bronze tint on the windows instead of just blacking them out?
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Posted 18 April 2016 - 08:08 AM

LoL you to are funny!

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 08:37 AM

N [oooooooo black them
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Posted 18 April 2016 - 08:38 AM

its not funny at all.....lol.

but its hard to disagree with a woman that aint afraid to get her hands dirty. when was the last time your wife/girlfriend  was out in the garage turning wrenches with you on the conquest? :D

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Edited by cyberquest, 29 April 2016 - 01:42 AM.

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 06:15 PM

Man, wish she drove it before you purchased it... I could have gotten my full asking price!

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