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#21 pc85

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:44 PM

View PostOdyssey5, on 09 January 2010 - 09:57 PM, said:

Okay. This gives me a lot of ideas for my 85 Conquest. I'm about to rebuild the engine. Started out just replacing old gaskets but while i'm in there I might as well get everything out of the way now. Definitely give the thumbs up on the paint. I'm not looking for power like you but just enough to show the locals who's top dog and stay running through the rest of college.
I really wasn't planning on getting this involved but I am going to sink $$$ into the engine so I thought it would be a good idea to make sure I'm not puting all that time and money into a rust bucket. I'm glad I did, found some rust along passenger side rail through to the carpet so now I know everything is pretty clean (not like ColdScrip) but good enough for me and some piece of mine. So if your going to do a major engine rebuild, keep in mind the foundation. Fortunately, there are a lot more parts still available for our '85s then I first thought. Good luck, look forward to some pics.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 02:01 PM

View PostKilltodie, on 10 January 2010 - 07:43 PM, said:

did you really have to label those swaybars front and left?
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where did you buy new lsd mounts?

I'm not as hands on, if I ever tried doing what you did, I would have tons of left over parts and I doubt it would ever be even close to driveable. Not sure about the labeling of the sway bars and Isd mounts, that was all done through "Horsepower Enterprises" where the car has been living since spring '09.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 10:57 PM

New MK1 bushings and powder coating second round.
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Trans-axle boots have been replaced and shafts sand blasted and epoxy coated. (will update pics soon)
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Front suspension arms all powder coated as well with MK1 bushings.
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All sway bar end links replaced with MK1s. (will update pics soon)

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 04:50 PM

Quick update, just got her back from the shop. The rust is gone, the undercarriage and suspension arms/trans-axles are done! It felt great driving home after a year in the shop!!! Next phase...ENGINE. :D
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:21 PM

Not going to pull engine this Fall, had major renovation $$$ project this Summer. So took KDM aluminum radiator from my "engine in a box" pile and decided to spend a weekend under the hood.

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Skinny and rusty OEM radiator.
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New KDM aluminum radiator, twice the capacity, half the weight.
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MK 1 Silicone hoses, great fit if you don't cut them too short (I would never do that).
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Very tight, thank God for Vaseline, 1000 and 1 uses.
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Had to trim the blades back about 1/8", slight rubbing on the bottom side of radiator. FYI for any other Flatty's with stock fan.
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Painted fan shroud.
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KDM heater silicone hoses. Those were fun to change; not.
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MK 1 silicon vacuum hose.
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All back together, doesn't run any faster but looks better and runs much cooler!
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Not fun at all, very tight fit with the TEP hard pipes.
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Wanted to install my 4" KDM high performance IC and 2 1/4" hard pipes but will have to remove can, install cold air intake and change rigid oil lines for SS lines. This is looking like a very long term project.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 07:01 AM

updates?
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:36 PM

Wow I just found this rebuild thread. This really makes me want to rip my Seychelles down and take care of all the rust that's popping. Your car looks great man...keep up the phenomenal work!
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:25 PM

View PostEarl, on 30 November 2010 - 07:01 AM, said:

updates?
Status is on hold. Basically just been ordering more parts. This Fall I got Technology's old Treadstone manifold with Tial external wastegate, Jolyrgr's 3" SS exhaust and MagnaFlow's 14828 race series SS muffler. Also found a new mechanic for the engine rebuild and future paint job. One problem, he's 5 hrs away! The shop I was using is just ridiculous $$$. Still have to get a Fidenza fly wheel, 20 G turbo and will have to upgrade my brand new Turbo XS boost controller for an HKS electronic boost controller now that I will be using an external wastegate. Hopefully Santa will bring me a couple things on my wish list and it'll be down to VA sometime next month.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:41 AM

The time has come. The car is down in VA and the project is moving on: pulling engine and lots of extras..., also going to try a whole new MPI/OVC prototype. Pictures to follow.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:39 AM

I want to see this proto=D
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:57 AM

View PostEarl, on 07 February 2011 - 10:39 AM, said:

I want to see this proto=D

As soon as its built and tested you will see it, just might take a while.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:34 AM

Looking great man, bravo.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:42 PM

Thanks man. Its been a 25 year project, finally I'm at a place where I can have everything done right instead of piece mealing on a budget. Can't wait to have it all finished.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:03 PM

Finally took the plunge, made the drive down to VA and dropped her off with Maxboost87 to start the engine rebuild. Will post pics and updates as they come in.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 09:49 AM

I LOVE your flatty. SO MUCH. I love the color, I really love the wheels, I love it. good job ;)

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:07 AM

View PostNudeLobster, on 19 February 2011 - 09:49 AM, said:

I LOVE your flatty. SO MUCH. I love the color, I really love the wheels, I love it. good job ;)

Wow that's quite the compliment. Thanks man. Its my life long project and finally coming to completion. BTW, I'm actually thinking of getting it painted a darker blue? and want to change the rims. I want to get custom 17 x 8 F, 17 x 9.5 R rims. Saw your posts on calculating offset in "Custom Rims" thread. Do you know if I could squeeze 255 40 17 tires on 9.5 wide rims on the rear of a Flatty? PM me about what you think.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 11:12 AM

Lancaster huh? I'd like to see this "in person" someday. I'm only about 1.5 hrs away. :D

Good work Dude, lookin' sweet.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 11:37 AM

The stance of your flatty is the best one I'v seen.  Love it.  Makes me miss my 87 flatty.  I'm getting the itch again to buy another one.  Its been about a year since I'v driven a Conquest.  Then agin if I would just finish my green car I wouldnt have to keep buying a new starquest every couple years to feed my fix  lol
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:16 PM

View PostEarl, on 07 February 2011 - 10:39 AM, said:

I want to see this proto=D

Started a thread on http://www.starquest...howtopic=117397 , you can follow the developement of the prototype there.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:21 PM

View Postnatallica, on 20 February 2011 - 11:12 AM, said:

Lancaster huh? I'd like to see this "in person" someday. I'm only about 1.5 hrs away. Posted Image

Good work Dude, lookin' sweet.

Thanks man, we'll definetly hook up when I get it back. maxboost87 is doing the engine for me in VA. Love your blue, can't wait to see the finished product.
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