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Too Fuzzy

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  1. I actually found a right rear caliper at my local auto parts store. Unloaded, unbracketed but other wise identical. How did that happened ?? I guess I’ll have to start this job in earnest tomorrow... Larry
  2. The plot thickens.... , it is impossible to remove brake line flare nuts from the fittings. Flare nut wrench is no good, he’ll vice grips are no good. Left side brake line from the 3-way to the hose connection looks like it’s also on borrowed time. Right rear brake caliper is a ball of rust and doubt it’s even functioning. It looks like it’s time to drop the fuel tank, fab new brake lines from the 3-way ( if I can get them off) back to to both rear brakes, new hoses and replace the impossible to find right caliper. Oh, should I do something with that fist size hole in the muffle
  3. Hemi, Do you know if this is standard 3/16 line or metric? Larry
  4. Greetings to all, My last post was May 2017 at which time I was starting to replace hoses on my ‘89 8v early block. Yes, the car sat for a year but in my defense I acquired a John Deere 2240 for the homestead. I spent the winter not restoring but we’ll call refurbishing the tractor. I went back to work on the TC last week and and completed all the belts, hoses, timing belt, water pump, both pan gaskets and all 3 shaft seals. I fabricated a crank sprocket puller. It was ugly but it worked, pulling from all 5 screws. The car started fine and idles good but when I was pulling the car
  5. Thanks guys for the quick response. The car manufactured date shows 3/89 and there is a block-off plate on the block just behind the water pump (good info). I 'll follow the forums historical data for early block part #'s. My enthusiasm is waning for the crank seal. The procedure is what I was hoping for but the tool may be a problem. I'll have to study on that for a while before I start ripping and tearing. In the meantime I'll get some parts on the way. As a matter of prudence I checked all the oil pan bolts- nice and snug. It doesn't mean I don't have a pan leak at the corner of the pa
  6. Greetings to all, Call it a personality disorder but for me one project always leads into another "as long as I'm in here".... While flushing and changing all the hoses I noted a really good oil leak from the front crank area. This oil leak blows back onto the inner axle boot and is slung back to the fire wall in such a way that it I actually thought I had a cracked axle boot. I've twice accomplished an intensified inspection of the boot, finding no issues. So that brings me to replacing the front crank seal and ..... "as long as I'm here", the timing belt. A couple of questions, as long
  7. Reaper1, Thanks for the reply. Yes, HVAC controls work. I pulled the left front tire and crawled around for about an hour or so. I finally found an open nipple on the turbo just left of the air cleaner turbo inlet hose. I pulled the manual out again and found the hose depicted in chapter 11 fig 12 - cleaner assemblies and yes it connects to the turbo.The end of the hose is crusty and dirty. It looks like it hasn't been connected for a long while. Scratch one more problem... Thanks again, Larry
  8. Greetings, I've been previously posting under "Getting another TC on the Road" however thought I should start another thread for my questions for making them searchable to other forum members. To update, I thought the car some what of a dog especially up hill. That and an intermittent starting issue were my two biggest concerns. I replaced the fuel pressure regulator for my start issue. As a matter of precaution I didn't like the "looks" of the IAC sensor and electrical connector, replacing both of them. Damn thing runs like a new car! Really! My gas mileage went from 16.5 to 21.5 and ple
  9. Greetings, I've been previously posting under "Getting another TC on the Road" however thought I should start another thread for my questions for making them searchable to other forum members. To update, I thought the car some what of a dog especially up hill. That and an intermittent starting issue were my two biggest concerns. I replaced the fuel pressure regulator for my start issue. As a matter of precaution I didn't like the "looks" of the IAC sensor and electrical connector, replacing both of them. Damn thing runs like a new car! Really! My gas mileage went from 16.5 to 21.5 and ple
  10. Happy Spring time!(?) gang, I haven't posted for a while. I put the car back in the barn for the winter only to drag it out for the first real snow storm of the year. Lot of nickle and dime repairs over the winter including a lot of electrical issues. The car is becoming a reasonable daily driver but there is a fair bit of repairs left. I still have an intermittent starting issue ( see above) I think a fuel pressure regulator will probably fix it. I still have numerous electrical issues dealing with the radio ( inop ), antenna relay and related circuit and of course the convertible top.
  11. I think your right. I traced one side forward and down to a valve that looks inline with a water line. The tough one to find was going forward through the firewall. That line was very short and very brittle. I guess I'll try to splice under the dash and feed new into the engine compartment. Good thing its 90F with 90% humidity... Thanks, Too Fuzzy
  12. My apologies. Hopefully this will make my inquiry more clear. In he mean time I'll check the vents as described. The broken end is now laying against the reservoir for clarity. Thanks, Too Fuzzy
  13. EmmettTC and list, Sorry, I've already set it into a hard top stand. I'll pick up the whole mess the same way and move it to the barn in the next day or two. When I do I'll snap a photo. I put about 50 miles on the car this morning, top down, while it was cool out. The car seems to run good. Looking over everything I notice the passenger side inner CV joint is slinging a small amount of grease. I guess that means the boot has a small crack or a small amount of grease left. Hmmm. (put it on the list). I was looking at vacuum line condition this morning. The lines actually look
  14. Well, a minor celebration here. We passed the state safety inspection and got the car registered! I'm legal to drive now. I had to get the center brake light working before the inspection today. Dang! I had to remove the hard top to open the tonneau to remove the brake light. Well of course it wasn't a bulb issue. I had to solder one of the connections internal to the lamp assembly. Rigged up a sling for the hard top and hooked it to the bucket on my tractor where it still dangles. Two glitches on the trip to town and back. 1.) When leaving one of the fast food eateries, the car had a ha
  15. Being new at this retirement thing, I'm learning how to pace myself. I'm finding instead of spending 10 minutes in the morning with my coffee, an hour or so is becoming more the norm. I got the wiper arms bushed, new blades and the wiper system back in the car. I love it when a plan comes together ( for however long it lasts). I got through the biggest hold up this afternoon by getting the locking wheel lug nuts off. I will say I broke my favorite 13/16 socket in the process though. This will allow me to inspect, bleed, lube, and pack before the state safety inspection. I might have to tu
  16. The car was original to New York state. My father purchased the car in Las Vegas in 2000 and then moved in with me about 2 1/2 years ago. He brought that car and 6 others of various makes and years. The wife and I are now located in S.W. Missouri after 25 years in No. California. I'm recently retired. Fortunately I have a barn to store his cars and my 4 brit sports car projects. Can you spell not enough time? The car is a 1989 Exotic Red with tan interior and the 2.2l 4 cy turbocharge motor with an automatic. The car shows a touch over 41k on the odometer. The body is straight as an arro
  17. Work continues, the dead short in the windshield wipers turned out to be a bent contact in the wiper motor "park" circuit. I disassembled the motor, repaired, cleaned and relubed and the motor seems to function normally. I'm currently waiting on link arm bushing before I reinstall the motor. I've resolved the parasitic battery drain issue. The drain was from the fuse #6 circuit. While looking at the trunk light I noted that the trunk lock mechanism was frozen/stuck in the open position. I mean who would know, right? With the 500 lbs trunk lid in the closed position I'd assume the lid was
  18. Part II ..... The plot thickens-I have no windshield wipers. When you turn on the wipers the 20a fuse immediately blows. I can see a maint manual with schematics is starting to become a necessity. Next question - Did the TC come with locking lug nuts? My wheels have Dodge/Chrysler style locking lug nut on each wheel and of course no key socket to be found. Too Fuzzy
  19. Thanks for the info Digger914. Funny you should say to check the electric conns. While at the store today I bought a can of electrical contact cleaner. I'll get the tires off in the next couple of days to check the general condition of hoses, pads, rotors, etc. I'll flush and bleed the system. With the key on, engine off, the pump will run with every application of the brake pedal leading me to believe the accum is bad... Too Fuzzy
  20. I have 201838 - 03/89 Exotic red - Ginger - Tan 2.2l turbo - automatic 41350 on the odo located in Missouri Too Fuzzy
  21. Greetings to all, New to the forum and relatively new to the TC. Up till now my extra curricular car activities have been primarily British related. My 87 y o father has turned over to me an '89 TC with slightly over 40k on the odometer. He's owned the car since 2000 and has put less than 5 - 6K on the car. In his defense, he drove another '89 TC for well over 100k with no issues, a '88 Daytona and little Chrysler mini van with the turbo charged 4 cylinder that went like stink till it burnt to the ground with a ruptured fuel line. Although this car hasn't been driven in several years it
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