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Old 04-15-2013, 10:39 PM
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Default Underhood rehabilitation

After a couple of long weeks and many hours in the garage, we were finally able to take our car for a shakedown cruise this evening. Thanks to everyone on here that answered questions and pointed me in the right direction. Still have a few things to do, but I am very happy to be able to finally enjoy our car.

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Details on all the work can be found here (with lots of pics): http://www.ls1.com/forums/f70/1987-b...-turbo-172774/

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:36 AM
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Looks great under the hood now!
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:31 AM
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Thanks! Got into it a little deeper than originally planned, but very happy with the result. What was the factory finish on the stock turbo heat shield? I wasn't sure and not being a fan of anything painted silver I went with some Eastwood Spray Gray for now.
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Wow! Great work ... looks MUCH more like it should. Sounds like the elbow grease paid off!
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It was just a unpolished stainless steel. They turn steel brown over the years like mine. Now your making me want to pick up a ceramic coated one!
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Ok - that makes sense. It didn't quite have the look of either tin/zinc or cadmium plating, nor a painted finish.
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Even a new heater valve but at least spend $7 on a new overflow cap lol!
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hello; Real nice job and it must of taken a while. I think you want it to look factory and you did exept for the turbo shield. Just because it came from the factory there might be room for improvement and if it was me I'd get that shield ceramic coated or what ever they call heat removal coating. Powder coating and chrome IMO is not the way to go.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:24 AM
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Even a new heater valve but at least spend $7 on a new overflow cap lol!

The original heater valve was pretty crusty. Actually, the overflow cap is in real good shape. It just looks bad as my digital camera sometimes does not take the best picture. I ended up replacing the overflow tank though as the original had been epoxied at the hose fitting and was leaking just a bit. The new one was sourced from Highway Stars and I found that the hose is about 2" shorter than stock. It still works, but the hose doesn't have a whole lot of slack in it.


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hello; Real nice job and it must of taken a while. I think you want it to look factory and you did exept for the turbo shield. Just because it came from the factory there might be room for improvement and if it was me I'd get that shield ceramic coated or what ever they call heat removal coating. Powder coating and chrome IMO is not the way to go.
keep up the good work
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Thanks! I'll keep that in mind.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:29 AM
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Here she is all washed up. Still have a few minor things to take car of, but she runs and drives great. I took care of the noise up front by dabbing a bit of grease onto the rear center hood support. Have an odd squeak out back that I am still hunting for. No noise when I bounce the car on its suspension, but if I rock it side to side I can hear it. Could be suspension bushings, but not sure yet.





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