Page 1 of 12 1234511 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 119

Thread: Claude puts his car back together.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Lancaster, OHIO
    Posts
    4,987
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)

    Default Claude puts his car back together.

    So after many years of sitting I'm going to have this car back in one piece, not that it really ever wasn't but all of the parts that I wanted to install will be installed finally.

    When I bought this 88 XR7 From Mayhem it was a really nice clean rust free car. It has been repainted and was really a 20ft car but it was/is clean.

    IMG_1589.jpg

    Under all of this filth is a still decent looking car. However it is going to need painted soon and some body work. It has always had hail damage on the roof that is pretty bad.


    IMG_1592.jpg

    I have been gathering parts out of various sheds and barns and so far I have all but a couple bolts worth of parts to install my T5.

    So far this weekend I was able to drop the fuel tank, exhaust and drop the transmission. This transmission didn't survive the GT40 head/intake swap, one of the reason I stopped driving it.

    55823785141__10AE117A-FDC9-440D-B7F4-4DDECCF46CB0.jpg

    So while I have flip flopped the no money lots of time to lots of money and no time I have been spending a little me time on some projects lately. While pulling the transmission I found that the oil pan is so rusty it looks as if it could leak, so I'll be pulling the engine next. With that I'll be able to clean the bay up and paint it. I'm torn between staying white or going black. Either way It will be fun cleaning this car back up and eventually driving it again, its been fun cruising the forum the past couple days too.
    One 88

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Lancaster, OHIO
    Posts
    4,987
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)

    Default

    Crusty Old H pipe. I might just purchase a new one instead of cleaning this thing up.

    IMG_1593.jpg

    Crusty Old Flow masters.

    IMG_1596.jpg
    One 88

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    10,801
    Feedback Score
    17 (100%)

    Default

    I'd keep it white.

    Did the car have dumps or are the tail pipes still ok?
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    8,502
    Feedback Score
    14 (100%)

    Default

    Right on...good to see you back in the mix!
    '84 and '87 Mustangs
    '98 Explorer

    FORD forever!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Pasadena, MD
    Posts
    7,521
    Feedback Score
    7 (100%)

    Default

    I was going to suggest power washing it and getting it cleaned up to help motivate, but you went balls deep already.
    It's Gumby's fault.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Lancaster, OHIO
    Posts
    4,987
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    I'd keep it white.

    Did the car have dumps or are the tail pipes still ok?
    Nothing, strait out the muffler. A set of stinger tail pipes should take care of that, if they still make them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tbird232ci View Post
    I was going to suggest power washing it and getting it cleaned up to help motivate, but you went balls deep already.
    It was such a pain to get it drug around the yard and into the garage that we didn't stop to wash it. Hopefully I can drive it out to wash soon.
    One 88

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Indpls, IN
    Posts
    8,110
    Feedback Score
    34 (100%)

    Default

    Claude!

    Good to see you back in the mix.

    I've been dealing with a thousand other projects, myself, and mine is just sitting in the garage with the ass end in the air.


    Might even be worth pushing it back out to give it a bath. Should roll a little easier with the trans, etc out of it.
    Long live the 4-eyes! - '83 Tbird Turbo

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Guilderland, NY
    Posts
    3,459
    Feedback Score
    11 (100%)

    Default

    Nice!!! Can't wait to see the after pics!
    1987 20th Anniversary Cougar, 302 "5.0" GT-40 heads (F3ZE '93 Cobra) and TMoss Ported H.O. intake, H.O. camshaft
    2.5" Duals, no cats, Flowmaster 40s, Richmond 3.73s w/ Trac-Lok, maxed out Baumann shift kit, 3000 RPM Dirty Dog non-lock TC
    Aside from the Mustang crinkle headers, still looks like it's only 150 HP...
    1988 Black XR7 Trick Flow top end, Tremec 3550
    1988 Black XR7 Procharger P600B intercooled, Edelbrock Performer non-RPM heads, GT40 intake AOD, 13 PSI @5000 RPM. 93 octane

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Jenks, OK
    Posts
    2,375
    Feedback Score
    4 (100%)

    Default

    Another vote to keep it white. Is it just me or do the Cougars just look waaaay better than a Bird with the Turbine wheels?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Lancaster, OHIO
    Posts
    4,987
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Aerocoupe View Post
    Another vote to keep it white. Is it just me or do the Cougars just look waaaay better than a Bird with the Turbine wheels?
    I love the turbine wheels but I really want to do a 5 lug conversion and run the Crown Vic HPP wheels. I love the way a Grand National looks with that style wheel and would really like to see that style wheel on an 87-88 cougar.
    One 88

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •