Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Near Idyllwild, California
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Skpel to roll again
Well the new engine is in the car. Curtis made the changes that need to be made for sensor to work and removed the electric power steering parts. There is a slight chance that it will be drive able this weekend, nearly two years after the installation of the Happy meal. Will be fun to drive, not worrying about all the strange and horrific sounds that came from the last engine. This one will remain stock other than the canned tune from Trifecta. i put 15 K on the old engine and never had a code. Hoping that my luck returns to that and I can truly enjoy the car again.
Also the new front bumper with the european splitter has been painted, the new PAW large radiator has arrived. All that will be installed shortly. I plan on working on it this Sunday.
Thanks for all the help from many of you. In the end it was just best to buy a crate engine and start over.
Have really missed not being able to drive the car, and have lost some interest, but pretty sure the first trip up 243 after break in will revive my love for it.
Again thanks to everyone that gave suggetions ideas and hope.
One other note, my eyes are beginning to fail from glaucoma. If the rate continues the car will most likely be for sale in the spring.
Last edited by skersfan; 12-06-2019 at 12:31 PM.