Today I uhh.. wrote some words in the dust my cabby is starting to collect.
Started off the day degreasing and high pressure washing the engine bay. Then replaced the leaky cork 3pc cam cover gasket with the later model 1pc rubber one (also installed the necessary shoulderless studs). Put in an upper oil baffle, checked valve clearances, bead blasted and repainted upper belt and cam cover. Changed cam belt and tensioner. Set timing and injection to spec.
The '85 is now running like a raped ape. Still need to recharge A/C and restore function of the vacuum operated cruise control (prior owner abandoned it when he put in an A2 TB).
It's sure nice getting back into the 8V world. I'd almost forgotten what great engines they are!
Black 90 cabby for a friend.
Started at 9pm, finished and cleaned up at 1:45am...
replaced both axles and power steering pump.
Painted over some spots that i patched over with some bondo.
just some random gray and flat blacks that i had laying around. I'll probably grab some more flat army green and redo the entire car after.. we'll see
Turned 128,000 miles on Etienne #1 driving it to work yesterday.
I love the mileage I get with this car.
In the last week I've:
Installed new front wheel bearings, both sides
Replaced bad drivers side wheel hub
Replaced factory 7 spoke alloy's with new 16in rims
Installed new instrument cluster
Installed smoked tail light and side marker lenses
Starting to look good!
Next week, hopefully I'll get the rear brakes updated to disc!