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  • #16
    The Aspire got a starter yesterday and the Festiva gets a new muffler today. Probably pick up a thermostat for the Festiva also but won't get to that till next week.
    91 rusty Festiva 260k

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    • #17
      today I neglected my festiva once again...

      ...

      However, for my wife's car ('88LX auto) yesterday I bought some wheel bearings and did a little negotiating with kartracer for a rear auto trans mount. Might do the wheel bearings and put the correct wheels and tires on the back tonight after work if I feel like it. This weekend, trans wiring! And reinstalling the center console. Still debating if I want to run wiring for the "park lock solenoid", the one that makes you turn the ignition on and depress the brake pedal before pulling the shifter out of park. I probably will because I'm going to be under the dash removing the clutch switch, wiring the WOT switch to the kickdown solenoid and running wires to the shifter at least for the lights on the PRNDL display, so why not Lol
      Last edited by htchbck; 03-31-2011, 08:10 AM.
      No festiva for me ATM...

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      • #18
        Within the last 3 days I put on Swoopies, White Tach, Variable Int wiper switch, and escort wiper gear. I have also tlc'd many many things the previous owners did not.
        -Bryant

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        • #19
          whats this escort wiper gear all about?
          1992 white L, Bp, American racing 13's, stock trans.
          1991 White L, BP/F5MR, protege header, full aspire swap with gr2's, seats, and sway bar, 15" konig's, short throw, escort console.
          1991 blue L, 5 speed.
          1988 red L-plus-all stock.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by 91mcnasty View Post
            whats this escort wiper gear all about?
            It makes the wipe sit down flush on the bottom instead of up in middle of the window

            88 Festy L (The White Thunder)
            91 L came and gone, owned only 2 days

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            • #21
              oh alright thanks! how bad is it too change
              1992 white L, Bp, American racing 13's, stock trans.
              1991 White L, BP/F5MR, protege header, full aspire swap with gr2's, seats, and sway bar, 15" konig's, short throw, escort console.
              1991 blue L, 5 speed.
              1988 red L-plus-all stock.

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              • #22
                Adjusted the idle.

                And wow it is so much quieter now than it was. Should be quiet as a church mouse once I can get..... Actually I think I'll just get a new bolt/nut. It'll work just fine that way.
                Buck.
                -1993 Ford Festiva GL, ~200k, B6, Aspire rear, Rio front, 5-speed. '87 Prelude alloys. Happy to be back on the route!!!
                -1999 Toyota Sienna XLE, 346,000
                -1996 Chevrolet K1500 Z71, 350 V8, 198k, hauler

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                • #23
                  Nothin' much today...I checked the oil and put gas in it.
                  ...topped off the coolant last weekend
                  ...changed spark plugs last month
                  I'm gettin' 34-35mpg when it rains and 42-44mpg when the roads are dry.

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                  • #24
                    i replace all the sound system and buy a 16" whlees, pics soon.

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                    • #25
                      Today

                      Well, today I just stared out the window at 'Tiva hopein' she won't float away! We've had Thunder Storms & Tornados ALL day. 'Spossed to be clear tomarrow. Maybe do some minor work then.
                      If it don't fit, use a bigger hammer!


                      '93 Green L - ' Tiva

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                      • #26
                        Shoved my hand down the cylinder to feel for damage.
                        Found some gouging towards the bottom.
                        Still debating just replacing the piston/rod or changing the whole engine.
                        ~Austin
                        Red 88 L (Ocho)

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by 91mcnasty View Post
                          oh alright thanks! how bad is it too change
                          very easy. Get gear off of escort wagon. it is the big gear at the bottom of the shaft. put it in place of the stocker. reinstall everything and your "wipin' from level" MAYBE 20-30 minutes Max. Mine was prolly 25min.
                          -Bryant

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by ericsmith32 View Post
                            The Aspire got a starter yesterday and the Festiva gets a new muffler today. Probably pick up a thermostat for the Festiva also but won't get to that till next week.
                            Done.. pretty...



                            91 rusty Festiva 260k

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                            • #29
                              wiring and engine cover sheet metal. orderd seats and insulation.
                              money pit

                              No spitters were I work, you swallow it all. The Company feels if you already have it in your mouth why waste it.

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                              • #30
                                Thanks gomez!
                                1992 white L, Bp, American racing 13's, stock trans.
                                1991 White L, BP/F5MR, protege header, full aspire swap with gr2's, seats, and sway bar, 15" konig's, short throw, escort console.
                                1991 blue L, 5 speed.
                                1988 red L-plus-all stock.

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