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  • My new to me GL Sport!

    Hey all! Just picked up this Black 92 GL Sport!

    Got it from this posting in Dallas, TX. It was posted on this forum.

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/4044209869.html

    It has some issues I will have to work out.

    Pros
    1) Its black! (factory Ebony color)
    2) Its black and rust free!
    3) Its a black, rust free, GL Sport!
    4) Its a black, rust free, GL Sport with red pin stripe interior!

    Cons
    You know it came from Texas, as it blows oil like Texas oil rig! VC blow-by
    Has minor front end damage
    One seat has a rip

    Anywho, here's some pics

















    Also came with a sunroof, new alternator, and starter



    pics of issues







    Engine bay and the oil blow issue



    Had a catch can in the wrong place, between pvc and intake. It had no oil in it at all.
    I dissected the catch can to make a drip line to the ground





    pic of oil puddle on rad support



    and rigged cone filter





    Oil on the hood from the 618 mile drive back. Took 7 1/2 quarts oil to get back here.



    I paid too much for it, but there are no rust free festys around here (rust belt) for under $2000 or more
    So I took this one as it is really rust free, The factory paint is still intact all around the wheels wells, the trailing arm, and the entire bottom!

    So what do you guys think? Did I do good in rescuing this Festy?! It needed rescuing. The guy knew enough to be dangerous to it!
    Last edited by drddan; 09-16-2013, 01:28 PM.
    Dan




    Red 1988 Festiva L - CUJO

    Black 1992 Festiva GL Sport - BLACK MAGIC

    I'm just...a little slow... sometimes

    R.I.P.
    Blue 1972 Chevelle SS-468 C.I.D. B'nM TH400-4:56 posi-Black racing stripes-Black vinyl top-Black int.
    Black on black 1976 Camaro LT-350 4 bolt main .060 over
    Silver 1988 Festiva L

    My Music!
    http://www.reverbnation.com/main/sea...t_songs/266647

  • #2
    Awesome save Dan!!!! So glad someone on the forum purchased it! Especially one of us "old timers" hehehe

    And I am super jealous! Had I been closer to TX, she would have been sitting in my driveway instead LOL
    Last edited by Zanzer; 09-16-2013, 01:43 PM.
    If a hammer doesn't fix it you have an electrical problem




    WWZD
    Zulu Ministries

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    • #3
      WWZD

      Thanks Mark!

      The freakin' drive almost done me and my son in!!!!! Sheesh!

      27-28 hours of straight driving!

      Took my Isuzu truck in case I needed to tow it. Man, that truck gets about 22 mpg and has maybe a 12 gal tank. Had to stop every 200 miles to fill up on the way to TX.
      Then on the way back had to stop every 100 miles to put oil in the GL!
      It was a marathon driving adventure. We ate lots of chips and snacks to keep awake! Twice I found myself in the right hand lane, and had no idea how I got there!!!!!! Ooopps!
      We made it back okay though. Some close encounters along the way.

      Did see something very cool.
      About 5 miles into Oklahoma, a "Dust Devil" popped up right next to the hiway we were on, about 50 yrds to the side of the hiway.
      It had just formed and grew bigger as we passed. Grew to about 20 yds wide, picking up debris as it grew.

      My first Dust Devil!
      Last edited by drddan; 09-16-2013, 01:59 PM.
      Dan




      Red 1988 Festiva L - CUJO

      Black 1992 Festiva GL Sport - BLACK MAGIC

      I'm just...a little slow... sometimes

      R.I.P.
      Blue 1972 Chevelle SS-468 C.I.D. B'nM TH400-4:56 posi-Black racing stripes-Black vinyl top-Black int.
      Black on black 1976 Camaro LT-350 4 bolt main .060 over
      Silver 1988 Festiva L

      My Music!
      http://www.reverbnation.com/main/sea...t_songs/266647

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      • #4
        Man! That is a marathon! Sounds like the all nighters we've been pulling lately LOL. But think of all the great stories it makes for...like your Dust Devil
        If a hammer doesn't fix it you have an electrical problem




        WWZD
        Zulu Ministries

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        • #5
          dang bro! good find!
          -90 festiva - bp swap "relentless" (thanks matt) aspire swap, pacesetter, underdrive pulley
          -90 festiva - surf blue (undetermined destiny) wanna keep but wifey says noooooooo

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          • #6
            Bobby, I might need a BLACK www.FordFestiva.com sticker now!
            Dan




            Red 1988 Festiva L - CUJO

            Black 1992 Festiva GL Sport - BLACK MAGIC

            I'm just...a little slow... sometimes

            R.I.P.
            Blue 1972 Chevelle SS-468 C.I.D. B'nM TH400-4:56 posi-Black racing stripes-Black vinyl top-Black int.
            Black on black 1976 Camaro LT-350 4 bolt main .060 over
            Silver 1988 Festiva L

            My Music!
            http://www.reverbnation.com/main/sea...t_songs/266647

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            • #7
              I like it think you did ok on it and the rust is biggest issue so u r good

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              • #8
                Nice car. For a BP swap!
                90 Festy (Larry)--B6M (Matt D. modified B6 head), header, 5-speed, Capri XR2 front brakes, many other little mods
                09 Kia Rondo--a Festy on steroids!

                You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality--Ayn Rand

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                Tragedy and Hope.....Infowars.com.....The Drudge Report.....Founding Fathers.info

                Think for yourself.....question all authority.....re-evaluate everything you think you know. Red-pill yourself!

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                • #9
                  ^ I was thinking the same thing!
                  88L - Awaiting bigger and better things
                  92L - Dead and needs love - was DD
                  91 - Shell with title
                  92GL - receiving B8 Swap and will be DD

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                  • #10
                    nice grab the black cars are my favorite!
                    Never Hire a Boy to do a Man's Job!!

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                    • #11
                      Nice! So that's why you weren't at the Iowa meet?
                      -93' L BP swap/e-series, coilovers, RIO front swap, redrilled festy drums, Miata 14" 7 spokes.
                      -88' Mazda 323 SE, work in progress..
                      -85' Nissan Sentra 5 spd.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by drddan View Post
                        Bobby, I might need a BLACK www.FordFestiva.com sticker now!
                        ready when you are! i could bring it to madness so there is no shipping
                        -90 festiva - bp swap "relentless" (thanks matt) aspire swap, pacesetter, underdrive pulley
                        -90 festiva - surf blue (undetermined destiny) wanna keep but wifey says noooooooo

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                        • #13
                          drddan,

                          Good score! The seat rip can be fixed by an upholstery shop, they would take off the cover, replace panel, put back on. Be sitting down when you get the quote.

                          How many miles? Did you see if the PCV valve was clogged? If you run it with the oil filler cap off does it blow a lot of gas and / or oil out?

                          I would check the compression first. It may have had the guts run out of it. Do a lot of checking before pulling the engine.

                          I have a new to me 89 with indicated 128,xxx miles that burns oil but no blow by. It runs like a scalded dog. The condition of the suspension leads me to believe that it has a lot more than 128 K of hard miles on it.

                          Paul
                          Red Rocket 1988 L, 133,XXX miles, 4 sp. AC, hit guard rail in snow, RIP, saved everything but body
                          Black Rocket 1988 L 207,XXX miles, 4 sp. AC, engine, trans, wire harness, radiator from RR
                          Red Rocket 2 1988 L 138,XXX miles, 4 sp
                          White Rocket 1989 L 128,XXX miles, 4 sp. AC

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                          • #14
                            I'm sure it will turn out be worth all the trouble you went through to get it. Welcome to the multi Festiva club.

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                            • #15
                              So you were the one that snagged that one!
                              -Rafe-

                              Things I have for sale.
                              Random Festiva Parts
                              Festiva Non-Swoopy Power Drivers Mirror

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