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Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:05 pm

After years of bad timing and availability keeping me from owning an eight six, I finally scooped up an 87 gts coupe. It was advertised as needing a clutch and I managed to get it at what I thought was a reasonable price at the time, I have since found out that it needed quite a bit more than a clutch. I have done my fair share of work on cars that I've owned over the last ten years, from dsm's to about every water cooled vw and even the occasional miata in there, and am in the process of replacing pretty much everything barring the actual motor and internals (as of right now anyway), and just thought I would come on here and introduce myself before I'm completely done with stage one of its resurecction.

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby ryun84 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:01 am

Nice find and welcome!
Don't we all wish the people selling our cars to us practiced full disclosure.
Keep us updated on the work done.

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:19 am

Of course, after tie rods today she should be ready to go and hopefully will be driving her this afternoon finally!

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby Grant » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:44 am

MtLemmon86 wrote:Of course, after tie rods today she should be ready to go and hopefully will be driving her this afternoon finally!

Congrats on the purchase and getting all that work done. What have you done to it so far?

Hope all your work pays off. :)

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:08 am

I got the car with the tranny and driveshaft removed so I started with the rear diff seals and worked my way forward while the replacement clutch and flywheel were en route. Needed a water pump and timing belt as well which is when I found the crank pulley was cracked, cool $400 for one of those at the dealership, now I got the clutch and flywheel all in but I'm missing clips for the shift fork. I'll try to get as many pictures as possible of the whole process but my photographer (girlfriend) got a new job and is less available to sit around and take pictures of me playing with my cars.

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:09 am

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Got the tie rods done and the tranny back in with the new shift fork, now just to rewire the starter and alternator since they were just ripped out of the car apparently, then just reinstall the radiator and hoses and I should finally be driving it.

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby Grant » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:30 pm

Wow that looks like a pretty clean engine bay, you even have part of the original intake. :)

Keep up the good work. 8-)

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:36 pm

The rest of its just not in there at the moment, finally got her started but it looks like the air flow meter is shot. Found one on eBay for 60 bucks should be here Monday or Tuesday and it'll be done with stage one of the restoration, I'll probably put everything I do after that in a separate build thread. It'll have to be daily driven for a while until my girlfriends Evos transmission gets sorted out since she's been driving my other car while the Evo is down. But as soon as the Evo is back in commission, the 86 will most likely get some variety of boost.

Edit: if anybody knows where I can get the top two pieces of the timing cover plastics, looking for oem not the clear eBay variety, it would be appreciated.

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:25 pm

Tein coilovers installed today pics to follow shortly...very pleased with how it looks

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby bboys34 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:07 pm

I have the top cover where it says 4age if you want. 25$ shipped. Lmk thanks. And if youll change those exhaust manifold to headers I'll be happy to buy the stock one from you.

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:29 pm

That would be awesome! My email is zacmathis@gmail.com if you want to send me your PayPal info, and I'll probably be doing a different exhaust at some point so I'll keep you posted on the stock manifold.

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby bboys34 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:51 am

Pmd....

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby TORPARTS » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:01 am

Great work! Its worth in the end!
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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:50 pm

Finally got a working AFM, and the car runs great! Bleeding brakes and clutch now then alignment and finally time to clean her up, pics soon!!!

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:00 am

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:02 am

So it finally decides to rain the last two days really making it difficult to get a good wax on it but here she is now mechanically perfect, $2090 of parts later....not including the coils.

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:59 am

Finally washed
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And the current alarm system
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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:38 pm

With even more cleaning

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby saiGone » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:32 am

That cleaned up real nice bro
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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:38 pm

Thanks for the kind words, a lot of work but definitely worth it by far one of my most rewarding projects to date. Now I just need to get the bumpers and rear trunk garnish thing repainted and I'll cruise it like that until I figure out what the motor plans will be, also want to find more info about the six speed swaps someone else posted about in another thread.

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:31 pm

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Dug these up out of my spare parts bedroom today should compliment the interior nicely.

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:41 pm

Pictures from the maiden voyage up the Lemmon Mountain

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:05 pm

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New steering wheel courtesy of forum member fiveten, thanks again!

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby ryun84 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:03 pm

Nice! Awesome pics!

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:15 am

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Snow in Arizona?!? I know there's snow in the other pictures but that's up the mountain so it doesn't count...

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nice

Postby Jinsoku » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:29 am

>WELCOME<

good find!
looks like the car is loving the attention, keep us updated on it's progress!
Let's go Somewhere!

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby Toy86 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:10 am

Great looking 86 bro! Nice job with all the work. Can't wait to meet up with you! Jinsoku, u SOB how you doing bro? How's that Cali life? I moved from FL, and now i'm living in Tucson, AZ. Hit me up when you get a chance, maybe we can meet up for 86 Fest this year, let me know!

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:25 am

I know! The only other eight six I've seen down here was one of the techs at desert toyota but I don't think he's on the forums. We should caravan to some of the SoCal events for sure.

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby LongGrain » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:36 am

400 dollars for a stock crank pully? jesus. I would have given you one for free.

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Re: Finally found my eight six

Postby MtLemmon86 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:10 pm

LongGrain wrote:400 dollars for a stock crank pully? jesus. I would have given you one for free.

Don't tell me that now haha that would have been awesome, to be honest I was kinda impatient and usually went for the quickest way to get what I needed this time around instead of really looking around for good deals. But Herb has been a huge help since then helping get quality stuff at a way better price.

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