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Old 03-24-2008, 10:37 PM   #21
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i bought a really great kit for my 88 t-top through blue oval industries. it came with every peice of weatherstripping needed for the car except for the door plugs by the ends of the window. it ran me $435 but it is worth every penny when you have t tops that leak
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:47 AM   #22
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looks like a pretty big project. Good luck!
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:03 PM   #23
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looks like a decent project not to rough but will take some work , 1300 ain't bad i gave 1800 for mine wrecked .let us know how it goes .
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:13 PM   #24
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Ordered $145 in parts last night. Lower windshield molding, Radio bezel (install kit), plug for the headlight switch, bumper cover rivets, upper and lower shift boots, and the shifter bezel.

Got the injectors back today, one needed replaced. The total for the pressure test and new rings and stuff was $155. I think $100 of it was labor..

Finally heard from the seller of my broken bumper. Contacted them back trying to find out if I'm able to get a full refund or atleast a replacement.

Got my paint yestderay as well. I got the color Pure White since I wasn't sure what color mine really was. I really wanted to do a full color change to Porsche Red but the guy spraying it doesn't want to do that much work.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:33 PM   #25
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My parts will be here tomorrow and....

I'm getting my engine back tomorrow!! Engine bay should be painted within a week and then I need to get new mounts and the engine is going back in
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:34 PM   #26
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good luck with the build. are you going to smooth out the engine bay, get rid of unwanted holes then paint or are you just gonna paint it?
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:30 PM   #27
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My parts will be here tomorrow and....

I'm getting my engine back tomorrow!! Engine bay should be painted within a week and then I need to get new mounts and the engine is going back in

going with poly mounts? go with Prothane, just as good as energy suspension parts, but a lil cheaper and poly mounts dont wear out like rubber will
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:40 PM   #28
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My parts will be here tomorrow and....

I'm getting my engine back tomorrow!! Engine bay should be painted within a week and then I need to get new mounts and the engine is going back in

going with poly mounts? go with Prothane, just as good as energy suspension parts, but a lil cheaper and poly mounts dont wear out like rubber will
Thanks for the info now I won't have to ask that one

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good luck with the build. are you going to smooth out the engine bay, get rid of unwanted holes then paint or are you just gonna paint it?
I kind of want to but my dad doesn't think I should. I also don't know how to go about that and it will be a lot of extra work. It's probably worth it though.
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:42 AM   #29
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Got the engine back I'm about ready to paint the engine bay and after that it's going in

And after seeing the thread about someone smoothing the enginebay/hiding wires, it really makes me want to smooth it and hide some of the wires. I've got plenty of time since it won't be done by April 19th for my prom so yeah. Hopefully it's done by the summer though.
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:31 AM   #30
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The engine bay is close to being cleared enough for the paint prep. Should be ready to paint if not painted this weekend. Engine should be mostly assembled and started to be put in by next weekend. Oh yeah, and I'm polishing the valve covers.

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Old 04-08-2008, 12:34 AM   #31
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My parts will be here tomorrow and....

I'm getting my engine back tomorrow!! Engine bay should be painted within a week and then I need to get new mounts and the engine is going back in

going with poly mounts? go with Prothane, just as good as energy suspension parts, but a lil cheaper and poly mounts dont wear out like rubber will
prothanes are known to lower the motor down an inch which can cause problems.. I went with energy's myself
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:23 PM   #32
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My parts will be here tomorrow and....

I'm getting my engine back tomorrow!! Engine bay should be painted within a week and then I need to get new mounts and the engine is going back in

going with poly mounts? go with Prothane, just as good as energy suspension parts, but a lil cheaper and poly mounts dont wear out like rubber will
prothanes are known to lower the motor down an inch which can cause problems.. I went with energy's myself
really?

I didnt know that, I ordered the coupe/hatch set for my t-top when I was doing the v8 conversion, and it fit in fine, now despite the fact I have to yank the motor again to replace the block plate.... if I keep her...
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:29 PM   #33
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nice work man. the engine looks great. mine is at the machine shop now. i just got suckered into putting money into getting the heads worked. whatd u use to polish the valve covers?
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:59 PM   #34
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Looks like its coming together good, +1 on the prothane mounts, I have them and love em
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nice work man. the engine looks great. mine is at the machine shop now. i just got suckered into putting money into getting the heads worked. whatd u use to polish the valve covers?
Sandpaper, polishing compound, aluminum polish, a dremel and a lot of elbow grease. I need to find a buffing wheel for our bench grinder..
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So I should go with these mounts? And it will be stock fitment right?

http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...1&comp=LRS
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So I should go with these mounts? And it will be stock fitment right?

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those should be it, they look exactly like the ones I put on my '86 t-top, the only difference is that the urethene in mine is red
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:11 PM   #38
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great progress on the car too bad you cant drive it for your prom... i have a goal to have my camaro's headers and y pipe in for 4th of july... On your engine bay you should sand it down with 500 grit and primer it then use 1000 grit and then paint it i did that on mine and it came out great... T-top cars 4 life
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:32 PM   #39
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great progress on the car too bad you cant drive it for your prom... i have a goal to have my camaro's headers and y pipe in for 4th of july... On your engine bay you should sand it down with 500 grit and primer it then use 1000 grit and then paint it i did that on mine and it came out great... T-top cars 4 life
The guy painting my car said to use these things that are like scotch-brite pads. Idk what grit of sand paper they are comparable to but I did a test spot and it's coming out good

I'm going to be ordering headers and motor mounts tomorrow I think.

Current state of the engine... coming along. More to be done tomorrow!

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Old 04-15-2008, 01:30 PM   #40
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nice job looks like a lot of fun man!cant wait to start mine
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