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  • Originally posted by Trencher View Post
    Today I put a dope interior paint in and fixed the rust holes with some flex seal, cant wait to chop the top off!

    I need to find a better way to make the back of the seats look better, I spray painted the back of the backseat and it just didn't turn out right
    If you're going to cut the top off, be sure and put a frame under it before you do any cutting so you won't end up with a flexi-flyer.
    Jack Byrd,
    1991 Capri
    1988 Festiva LX, 240K
    1970 Chev C10
    1977 Airstream Argosy MH

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    • Yesterday I made a brace for the engine/transmission cross member. It did it because the front mount location under the radiator rusted out and the cross member was sagging.2nd time this has happened too me.The brace was an easy fan and I will do this to all my festivas as preventive medicine, maybe it's my imagination but it seems to make it corner better like a lower strut brace on a MK1 VW.
      30 + Vehicle projects right now.7 Festiva/Mazda 10 GM IDK how many others,hope that helps explain all the stupid questions/shortcuts/interchanges etc. trying to liquidate so I concentrate on the good ones. Goal finish 1 amonth using as much stuff as I already have accumulated.

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      • Searched for a replacement cap for the windshield washer fill tube. Anybody know of one?
        newport tn
        88 262,000 4spd hit in rear
        91 224,000 5spd daily driver since 2000
        91 81,000 5spd second owner
        90 204,000 5spd
        93 automatic rolled 25,000

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        • Yesterday I took my 91' Red festy on a trip to Eastern Oregon to due a mpg check-----I was amazed---at a steady 65mph-- for a few hundred miles this baby got 49.8 MPG----amazing--- does 41 mpg in town. My secong festy. this red one is a one owner---all service records---perfect body and interior, orig clutch and struts at 305,0000 on the speedo-----a deal at $800. owned by a lady engineer at Boeing. I painted the wiper arms and grill flat black, a fine car.

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          • Originally posted by Boater Bob View Post
            Yesterday I took my 91' Red festy on a trip to Eastern Oregon to due a mpg check-----I was amazed---at a steady 65mph-- for a few hundred miles this baby got 49.8 MPG----amazing--- does 41 mpg in town. My secong festy. this red one is a one owner---all service records---perfect body and interior, orig clutch and struts at 305,0000 on the speedo-----a deal at $800. owned by a lady engineer at Boeing. I painted the wiper arms and grill flat black, a fine car.
            They certainly are great little MPG cars. Maintained by a Boeing engineer eh... should last a couple hundred more K!
            I'm retired from Boeing myself, but not the aircraft engineering part of the business. Saw in todays paper they are consolidating all of the 787 work here in Charleston. The airline building business is really being hit hard by the pandemic, but the military aircraft part of the business is doing really well right now I understand.

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            • Today I rebuilt the shifter that I removed from Tootsie earlier this week. New shifter and stabilizer bushing, new ball seat, new stabilizer bushing, new grease boot and new grease.
              Still have to sand and paint two small spots on top of the shifter assembly in front and behind the shifter on the top plate.
              Festiva Shifter Rebuild (1).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (2).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (3).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (4).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (5).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (6).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (7).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (8).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (9).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (10).JPG

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              • FYI: Before you try to stretch the boot over the end of the shifter, spray silicone on it so it will slide over easier and be sure to put it on the longer side of the bolt sleeve first. If you try to put it on the short side first it makes it almost impossible to get on.
                Rest of my pictures:
                Festiva Shifter Rebuild (11).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (12).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (13).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (14).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (15).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (16).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (17).JPG Festiva Shifter Rebuild (18).JPG
                1990new
                I'm a Donator!
                Last edited by 1990new; 11-06-2020, 01:20 PM.

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                • Installed a nice Pioneer head unit to replace the empty hole where stock radio used to be, only have one working speaker though. Plans for that job too...sigh...this will be my fun car. Also got some material in to cast a metal window crank that'll clear the speakers i'll be putting in doors.

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                  • Last week I removed the front seats from my car, lifted the carpet and cried. I then pulled two baby mice out from the floor tunnel. I will not say what happened to them. The fluff from the underlay filled a garbage bag. Plenum, spare tire and floor tunnel. The mouse had chewed through my fuel pump ground wire that attaches to that underseat tunnel. It finally started after a year and a half..
                    Tuned the carb and drove it to a muffler shop. I had the exhaust pipe flange welded + the bracket for the right fender brace.
                    I painted it and bolted it on yesterday. It finally fits around my power antenna motor.
                    Went for a ride with my new sounding exhaust on the country roads..
                    Tested my Escort master cylinder, auto Aspire rotors and calipers, + alignment job..
                    Lots of fun going around roundabouts..

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                    • Last November, a funnel cloud blew through the barn next to the barn my Festiva was in.
                      This is what happened fifty yards from my Festiva!

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                      • Technically it was yesterday, but after watching this video I ordered the bushings and bolts off the festiva store to fix my sloppy shifter.

                        Also, this is my first post, hello

                        https://youtu.be/1dy2iz-JAIc

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                        • I have 94 festiva trio 3 speed auto that drinks fuel any solutions. Have replaced the oxygen sensor, cleaned and checked the injectors, new plugs. Any ideas

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                          • I have 94 ford festiva trio 3 speed auto that drinks fuel any solutions. Have replaced the oxygen sensor, cleaned and checked the injectors, new plugs. Any ideas

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                            • Today I am having the clutch replaced as I wore it out with aggressive hooning. Only 87,000 original miles. I feel bad that I was mean to it.
                              Thirdman
                              1992 White Festiva L - original owner
                              1993 Green-ish Stinktiva™ L - totaled

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                              • I just purchased a 1991 Ford Festiva on Thursday June 9th after my 2003 F250 was stolen. We have been driving it all over town. So much fun to drive but can't maintain 55 or 65 going up any grade in 4th or 5th gear. Anyway I was trying to figure out how to install two semi-tractor air horns in the engine compartment when i realized the back seat wasn't even bolted in. So I took the rear seat out and put it in my house for storage. I bought two bucket seat covers for the front two seats and a steering wheel cover. I have a six gallon air compressor but if I get the air horns installed it will only be temporary because it is 110 volt ac and draws too many amps. It was red but had recently been painted dark metallic grey. the steel wheels i think are painted black. The grille is held on with zip ties. i think it had been in a wreck and they put the front back together. it looks pretty good but not restored. I guess what i'm trying to say is what is causing this lack of power. it has power if the throttle is half open but then loses it. i was honking at a F150 on the highway today because he was in the local ford truck club and he scared me by honking his hidden air horns. i need the big rig air horns. i think i can squeeze them in under the bonnet. aka inside the engine compartment. engine bay etc... btw: Thursday night my stolen truck was found and in good condition. I drove it home. I don't need the Festiva anymore to commute to work but I want to keep it. It runs great other than the lack of power. oh and on the highway today i got it up to about 67 mph but only doing downhill. i am pretty sure that isn't right.

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