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#1 lgarbz

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 07:06 PM

New to the forum,
Recently bought this '88 to fix up.
Haven't done much to it yet.
Today the weather was great so I did  a little tinkering.

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It had both passenger windows broken out when I got it.

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The previous owner had the hood release cable rigged up through the grill so I replaced that with a new one.

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More fun stuff to come.
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#2 93 GSX TURBO

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 07:30 PM

Nice car man.  Is it all stock?

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 08:24 PM

Very nice, welcome!
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Posted 01 March 2015 - 08:39 PM

Welcome. Glad to see it being repaired correctly. :)
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Zoom clutch, Fidanza flywheel, Stedebani shifter, KSport coilovers, ST swaybars, abs delete, a/c delete, cruise delete, JVE, BSEK, TEP steel brake lines, LSP braided cooler lines, CX Racing radiator,  MK1 silicone hoses, MK1 pullies, *DM hard pipes & intercooler,14G turbo, ported exh. manifold, MAF Translator, 3.5" GM maf, Turbo XS RFL bov, *DM 3" exhaust, Cusco front strut bar, TEP rear strut bar, Enkei 92's, HKS turbo timer, AEM wideband, AEM boost gauge, AEM oil pressure gauge, SPA fuel regulator, Hallman boost controller
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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 08:48 PM

Thanks! Yeah everything is all stock still. Even had the factory scissor jack haha.
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Posted 02 March 2015 - 10:08 AM

Your going back with same red?

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:56 PM

I haven't decided yet. I'm not a big fan of red. I'm torn between black or silver. What do you guys thinks?
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Posted 02 March 2015 - 10:02 PM

You'd be surprised how good the red looks after freshly sprayed.
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Zoom clutch, Fidanza flywheel, Stedebani shifter, KSport coilovers, ST swaybars, abs delete, a/c delete, cruise delete, JVE, BSEK, TEP steel brake lines, LSP braided cooler lines, CX Racing radiator,  MK1 silicone hoses, MK1 pullies, *DM hard pipes & intercooler,14G turbo, ported exh. manifold, MAF Translator, 3.5" GM maf, Turbo XS RFL bov, *DM 3" exhaust, Cusco front strut bar, TEP rear strut bar, Enkei 92's, HKS turbo timer, AEM wideband, AEM boost gauge, AEM oil pressure gauge, SPA fuel regulator, Hallman boost controller
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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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#9 93 GSX TURBO

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:03 AM

Red does look sweet when it has some shine to it.  The red conquest I sold got all sorts of a attention anywhere I took if.

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:40 PM

Yeah I don't dissagree, the red does look good. Red just isn't really my color. I might do some kind of black/red combo? Idk I've got some time to think about it before paint.
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Posted 03 March 2015 - 06:55 PM

I was looking into R11 which is Mitsubishi Maranello Red, looks like Ferrari red to me!
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Posted 08 March 2015 - 07:24 PM

Another nice day.
Started gutting the interior.

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I also started pulling some trim pieces to start prepping for the body work.

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Taped off the vents because we get a lot of rain in Oregon.

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And last, pulled the rear bumper skin.

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I'm going to start pulling off the front end trim next and then start sanding.
Anyone know of a better body filler than bondo to use?
Also on a side note, who knows where the A/C service ports are?
Thanks.
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Posted 08 March 2015 - 08:40 PM

Polyester putty

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 12:15 AM

Thanks.
Anyone have any advise on charging the A/C?
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Posted 09 March 2015 - 09:24 AM

The a/c ports are on the compressor..they are the old style fittings though. But I think they make adapters to use R134a

Good luck with your car man!

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 09:56 AM

View Postlgarbz, on 09 March 2015 - 12:15 AM, said:

Thanks.
Anyone have any advise on charging the A/C?

besides the fittings at the compressor you may also want to change your drier.  I would also take it to a shop and have it put on the A/C machine so that all the r12 is recovered,  that way it doesnt contaminate your R134

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 03:35 PM

Thanks for the responses. I don't have the compressor yet. Makes sense now why I couldn't find them... do they make r134 conversion driers?
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Posted 09 March 2015 - 05:11 PM

Any drier that you can pick up for your car these days will work.  Rockauto has them for around 14 dollars and they are exact fit.  Purchase a new o-ring set while your at it too.

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 05:26 PM

Good to know, thanks.
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Posted 21 March 2015 - 07:16 PM

Made a little more progress on the quest today.
some of the bumper skin bolts broke when I was removing it.
initially tried using Matco left hand drill bits and extractors.
Didn't have luck with that, but I was able to drill them out and tap the threads.

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Did a little rust clean up with a wire wheel and used some black primer so seal it up.

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Not a Starquest, but I thought I'd share this with you guys while I was at it.
Pulled the front bumper from my Plymouth cus it was dented.
Got one in better condition I will be putting on soon.

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Edited by lgarbz, 21 March 2015 - 07:19 PM.

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