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    Thread: 1988 CABBY.....work in progress....PIC HEAVY

    1. Member waterwagon's Avatar
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      11-12-2011 12:08 PM #201
      Sounds like a drivers side wheel bearing. If the car sat for a long period of time before you got it running than I would suggest that you do both sides.

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      11-12-2011 01:37 PM #202
      yeah im gonna.....it actually rode smooth today to work...lol

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      11-13-2011 01:55 AM #203
      again.....today it drove great....it seems to be smoothing out...not sure whats going on, or whats clearing up....but maybe, its because it sat, and now its being driven....who knows..

      still gonna replace the bearings, and brakes....

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      11-13-2011 03:06 AM #204
      I like this. A lot. If everyone kept their cabriolet stock, no one would have any parts left. Be as crazy as you want. I think it's sweet.

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      11-13-2011 09:37 AM #205
      thans man, not only that.....but its not as tho its a super rare car.....lol....the junkyards are full of these......

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      11-14-2011 02:36 AM #206
      Lol this car is nuts. I was trying to keep my cabby clean and simple. Also I re-upholstered my door cards a couple weeks ago. Mine turned out very well also. Nice work.
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      11-14-2011 08:40 AM #207
      thanks, you should see mine up close....far from perfect, but the are clean....lol

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      11-14-2011 01:24 PM #208
      just got back from seeing my aluminum guy....hes going to be welding some fancy **** for my roof rack....its gonna be 1" pipe framed for the top and bottom rounded cornered squares for the basket....and a latch on the B pillar, then we are making a tube hinge in the front so it can rock forward to avoid having to take it off to put up and down my top.....it may be painted white to match the wheels, and then im going to attach raggedy wood slats for the bottom of the basket fixed with stringy twine.....


      ill post pics as we get it built...

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      11-14-2011 03:51 PM #209
      man let us know how it comes out and if you can clone some for sale
      I would like to go more old school and lose the loadwarrior basket


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      11-14-2011 05:19 PM #210
      thats rad.....we still have some **** to sort out.....but i think its gonna be cool....

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      11-14-2011 06:33 PM #211


      opened up the airbox a bit more....and added the metal tube to promote cooler air....a bit...lol...

      and swapped the throttle body, this is off a 16v i think....had to swap out the guts on the smaller port, and grind down the intake manifold a bit, gasket matched to the new throttle body...

      runs nice, harder now...fast....and it sounds mean....but now i have a whistle somewhere....vacuum leak i cant find.....

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      11-14-2011 07:10 PM #212
      correction...its not leaking air.....its a whistle coming from inside the TB....on the smaller port side it has a piece of metal screwed to the butterfly plate on the smaller side...dunno what its for, but i left it alone....
      Last edited by mileycyrus; 11-14-2011 at 07:39 PM.

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      11-14-2011 07:43 PM #213
      another question......my Frequency Valve buzzes infrequently, at idle it stops and the ide gets rough.....when i hit the gas, it starts back up.....and smooths out....its a pain in the ass when leaving a light it hesitates because its not getting fuel pressure....can i clean this, or do i need a new one...?


      oh, and do i need the vacuum stuff behind the intake mani>?...it looks like EGR stuff....line from the intake to a plug in thingy, then to the intake.....can i remove that crap?
      Last edited by mileycyrus; 11-14-2011 at 07:45 PM.

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      11-14-2011 08:29 PM #214




      looks all good...., i cant see anything out of place.....

      this is the EGR looking crap i wanna lose....

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      11-14-2011 09:44 PM #215
      ok took it all off again....added a cork gasket pancaked with the paper one....adjusted my throttle cable, clutch cable, and accidentally moved the looped power steering lines out of the way of my shifter linkage, which i guess had been against them since ive had it.....and HOLY CRAP....it ran awesome, throttle response is amazing....the pedal is super responsive and it shifted so freekan nice....i feel dumb about the hoses and linkage but i never noticed it....

      i still have that strange whistle at different points in the throttle...usually just above idle....but it didnt seem to affect drivability...so i guess ill just let it go for now until i can find the source...


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      11-15-2011 12:32 AM #216
      identified the "EGR looking crap"........its the auxiliary air regulator.....guess i gotta keep it.....lol..

      the issue i now see, is that the pigtail going into it....is broken, one of the wires is disconnected....
      so i suppose ill fix that....
      Last edited by mileycyrus; 11-15-2011 at 12:35 AM.

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      11-15-2011 02:01 PM #217
      also had a low pulsing idle....figured out the the port pictured on the new TB that i capped......needs to be open for idle...oops....its open now, i may route it into the intake...not sure yet...

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      11-15-2011 02:10 PM #218
      Avid follower of this thread. not that my opinion matters much, but I like your cabbie and your unique style, I love that you used a disabled parking sign for your skid plate... reminds me of another forum I'm on... anyway, keep up the good work... I'm sure at some point I will have an issue with my cabbie and I will refer to your posts for reference. lol!
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      11-15-2011 03:31 PM #219
      thanks alot man!!!....

      im at the moment cleaning up and painting my center console/gauge bezels....ill post when im done, im taking pics all the way through....

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      11-15-2011 03:48 PM #220
      What are you painting the console with? I just tried my hand at painting my side mirrors black and I used a flexable bumper paint that seems to be working really well... Curious about the console...
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      11-15-2011 09:10 PM #221
      pics up in 5..

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      11-15-2011 09:18 PM #222
      sanded and painted the bezels....and washed and cleared the console.....easy breazy....and it came out good i think....










      Last edited by mileycyrus; 11-15-2011 at 09:24 PM.

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      11-15-2011 09:22 PM #223
      went to my buddies shop to weld the exhaust....and saw this in the yard......i may get it off him...


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      11-15-2011 09:32 PM #224
      now for the exhaust.....looks cool/funny, sounds good....not as loud as i thought......heres the story in pictures.....the bad...we pulled it to far to the side, and now it leaks a bit at the mani to downpipe flange....














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      11-15-2011 09:49 PM #225
      I'm digging the shopping cart welding cart, and the cabby too of course

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