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Re: 1979 Turbo Pinchero project
« Reply #90 on: March 01, 2016, 03:53:19 PM »
76 hotrod yeah that's the plan. Just a 90 degree turn.

Well I got the diff out. Quite a bit of hammering involved. That brake drum was oooooolllllddd d. Happened to notice the new springs I have won't fit. They're about 6 inches too short, oh well, the wagon springs are still good. I've heard they're better. An issue I have is the rubber "bushing" we'll call it, is obliterated. It's crumbling just by existing. And I highly assume there's no replacements or aftermarket deals generally available, so I was thinking, instead of just bolting the plates on without the rubbers, could I use layers of semi-truck airbag suspension rubber as a bushing? I have a source that I can get almost as much of the stuff as I want for free, it's really sturdy stuff. We actually used it as a rub guard on airlines and such.

Above and beyond that, I ripped my front right hub apart to check into the bearing noise I could hear while driving it, and after seeing the sad shape of the rotors, I broke down and bought new hubs and pads for the front end. I already had the bearings, being suspicious of their failings before, so that will give me something to do while I save up to turn the intake manifold and buy a few more bits and pieces.

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1987 Chevette Scooter 2dr 4spd

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Re: 1979 Turbo Pinchero project
« Reply #91 on: March 01, 2016, 11:22:40 PM »



1979 Pinto Pinchero Custom body Truck!
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1987 Chevette Scooter 2dr 4spd

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Re: 1979 Turbo Pinchero project
« Reply #92 on: March 29, 2016, 01:19:36 PM »
Monthly updates. Yeah that can be a thing. For once I've gotten  a lot done on the car. After the motor fitting went well, I pulled it back out. Did a quick spray job on the bay and bolted the clutch and fresh machined flywheel on. Slid the Trans in and dropped it in lock stock and barrel. Was a little tight but it worked. I also got the interior stripped,pulled the old diff, cleaned and installed the new diff, rebuilt the front hubs, discovered my ball joints need to be done, pulled the heater box out to clear the turbo and installed the exhaust manifold...

Yeah it was a busy month.
Also the intake is at a shop right now getting turned and gutted. It's going to cost a lot but it's worth it In the end.

I've also found a parts wagon that I'm going to be stripping for anything else I'll need. Sadly it is a cruising wagon but it's a 4 cyl stick that's been t-boned and the frame is -gone- underneath. So I'm not too hard off on it. I'm pulling everything I need,as well as everything you all may need and then scrapping a Barren shell.

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Re: 1979 Turbo Pinchero project
« Reply #93 on: March 29, 2016, 01:21:23 PM »
Pictures!

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Re: 1979 Turbo Pinchero project
« Reply #94 on: March 29, 2016, 01:22:57 PM »
More pictures!

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Re: 1979 Turbo Pinchero project
« Reply #95 on: March 29, 2016, 01:25:33 PM »
So many pictures!

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