Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 19:50:54 -0700
From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet>
Subject: Re: 1982 16V turbo conversion w/ CIS injection

Kevin Patrick wrote: > > All of the engine mounts are the same (as long as the front mount is not a > hydraulic mount). The AC, power steering and oil cooler will have to be from > the 85. If you don't use the intercooler, you can use the old style oil [snip] > ignition system. The fuel lines will probbly be a challenge, as well as > ripping everything out of the interior of the car to install the LH wire > harness and computer! HAVE FUN! The car 's performance will be incredible > when you are through! Let me know how it all works out!! > Be Seeing You! > Kevin Well, as it stands now the car is almost bare. The bumpers, grille, seating, carpets, door & side panelling, headliner, engine & tranny - all of it's OUT. I've already yanked the entire K-Jetonic wiring harness & ECU, and the main wiring loom & fusebox has been pulled. The engine compartment is completely bare, with the exception of the radiator and the headlights, which are still in place. The steering rack is in there to facilitate moving the car around, and the brake master as well - although with the clutch out it's not doing a spit of good, so it's gonna come out too.. Tomorrow, I am going to be pulling the sunroof assembly out along with all the side trim.... I'm going to replace the hood with one from an '85, so I can have the nifty little emblem, and I'll be replacing the hatch, since the current one is severely rusty and mangled - and it has no spoiler... :) At that point, it'll be time to go find some doors from a later 4-door, so I'll have the later style POWER mirrors and windows. And also a radiator crossmember as the current one is somewhat mangled. Then I gotta find someone to paint the car... It's white now, so it's likely gonna stay while or become silver. Not sure. It has a *little* rust, so that'll be cleaned up. I'll also need to find someone to do some welding, as I plan to use the later style rear parking brake and one of the driver's seat mounts appears to have fallen (!) off the car... At that point, it's likely going to go into storage for the winter - just because it's no fun to work on a car in the cold. When spring rolls around, I'm gonna hunt down a new 5-speed tranny and 16v engine - actually, I'll need an entire donor car, since I'll need the entire front end (bumpers, grille, lighting, etc), all the wiring harnesses, and some other misc. stuff. Quite a project... -Justin

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