14" Snowflake Alloys installed with tires
The headliner, completed:
More pics of the headliner:
I finally broke out the pressurewasher for the transmission:
Here's my carpet shampooing samples:
The front end is done
Front end repair
Rear Strut installation
The engine runs!
Here's some updated photos of my motor mount, head studs, and seals:
More clean spots!
Oh, my god! A clean spot!!
Here's the pictures of the engine with the head removed. You can see the spot where it was leaking in between cylinders 3 and 4.
Here's some pictures of the various parts that I've picked up over the last few months.
Here's some pictures of our work replacing the injection pump. The pictures are kinda blurry, but they give the general idea. This is with the new/used pump installed. Notice, the various engine components are still disassembled.
Here's a picture of my "new" in dash CD player (It's a 4 year old Pioneer)
Here are some engine pictures, as well as one of the car from a distance. I've also taken a picture of the replacement fuel injection pump that is going to replace the leaky one that's in there.
Here is a picture of my new tachometer install. It doesn't work yet, but you can see that it installed perfectly, and the guages all work properly.
These are some of the pictures that I took long ago when I owned the car before. The first one is back in 1992. The picture isn't the greatest, but you can see in it that the paint was really in good shape back then. The second is also in 1992, when my wifey and I took a trip down to New Mexico. Don't you hate it when you lose those little center caps? Note, the car looks like it's going to take off due to the really weak shocks in the rear.
When I got the car again in July 1999, I snapped two pics of the car in its present condition. The first one is the exterior shot, and the second is the interior shot. The pictures really hide all of the grime pretty well. In the interior shot, you can see the steering wheel is almost black, and the seat covers that were in it were coming off.
The engine on this car is in really decent shape considering the mileage on the car. Both the valve cover gasket and the oil pan gasket leak oil like crazy. The Motor mounts don't minimize any vibration (makes for a pretty LOUD RIDE!). However, the ring job I did on the car while I was in college is still holding up. Compression is good, and on the first tank of diesel I ran through it, I ended up with 44 MPG. Not bad for an old timer! Here are some pics of the engine :
I've had a couple of scrapes in this thing before. The first was pulling out of a shopping center parking lot onto a Main Highway. The person behind me in a little pickup thought I had already pulled out of the lot, and proceded to go. He didn't hit me too hard, but his bumper slid right over mine, and smashed up the sheetmetal pretty good in the passenger side rear. I whacked out the dent with a hammer as best I could. The other dent was a surprise when I came out of a store. Someone hit the car and left.
The interior of the car was pretty well shot when I got it back. The headliner was falling out around my ears. I pulled it out since it was dirty and torn up. The dash is in decent shape, though it has a crack above the radio. And the hatch had mud in the spare tire well. Water has been leaking back there for some time now. I pulled everything out of the hatch, and cleaned all the dirt out. There is some surface rust back there that needs to be dealt with, and lots of scratches. Also, the seats are pretty well ripped to shreds. Everyone loves all the UV rays...
And here's some shots of the outside of the car. You've gotta love the peeling paint, smashed up grill, and the high ride in the front! There is a lot to do on the outside of this beast, but it'll have to wait until all the broken things under the hood and behind the wheels are all fixed. Enjoy!
More to come...