Went on a cruise this weekend. Super fun.
Picture credit to EuroTrade:
Waiting on the rollers he took. Hopefully he got some good ones
Looking good man.
Like the triple white.
My axle was doing the same thing until yesterday I bent it up a little bit.
Here's my 91.
I'm thinking about shaving my front bumper too before I paint it.
Can you snap a picture of your tail lights after you painted them?
The next day I decided to redo my timing cause I was idling high. No Idea what happened, but in the process I lost cylinders 3 and 4. The crank was hard to turn so I'm wondering if I had slight interference and when I tried turning it by hand I bent them more. I replaced the wires and plugs and had spark and fuel so I yanked the head. The valves were leaking with a liquid test so I'm gonna try to re-seat them tonight and hope for the best.
OH and TN I'll get you that picture of my taillights tonight. I'm going to redo them though, I never clear coated them so they're not perfectly shiny and smooth like I want them
I was under that impression too.....but the amount of resistance I felt trying to turn the engine by hand made me super uncomfortable so I just ripped the head off to check. I'm wondering if I had my timing off from the beginning thus causing slight interference, but not enough to make it run like poo? But I'm not sure. Anyways I finally got stuff done now that I'm done with college
Stupid Exhaust studs I worked on for 3 days then finally found a way to get out:
Tried cleaning out my engine bay a little. Surface rust galore
Painted the valve cover and intake mani
And my taillights (i need a new hatch)
Get yourself a new set of lifters, and possibly a whole new set of valves. Might even be a good time to ditch it and pick up a 16v!! It looks like you're taking much better care of her than the previous owner did. A word to the wise: be really careful with steel bolts vs. the aluminum head... I seem to pull a thread every time I put a bolt in that thing. Make sure your torque wrench is set correctly and stop the moment it even thinks about clicking.
"The ultimate test’s always your own serenity. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed." - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence
First show of the season is next Saturday....so I figured I better get going on making her look better
Checked around on how much paint for the bumpers would be....got a ballpark price so I started prepping them. I decided I could make the shave a little prettier so I went to work the front bumper again. Finally 6 hours later I was satisfied with the smoothness across the front and put down some rattle primer. Still gotta wet sand and all that fun stuff. In the pics the paint is still wet.
Plans for the week=get the bumpers painted, wet sand and clear coat taillights, get the stupid rock guard off the one flair, and wash/polish/wax the whole car, detail the interior, and if I really feel up to it refinish the wheels. You have a lot of time on your hands when you finish school