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As some of you may remember I posted last week about trading for this car.

98 chrome yellow gt 5 speed. Dirty but not a single ding on it. We brought her home yesterday morning. I repaired a ton of *****ed up wiring and threw a fresh battery in her. Click, click, click. Out came the breaker bar with the 18 mm deep socket. Locked up tighter than a virgins legs on prom night. Fuuuuuuuugeddaboudit, serpentine belt off, still won't move. Looks like I'm pulling the 04 pi engine from the scrap truck at work. Here's some pics

Freshly home on the trailer




A quick bath bath and she shines








Still have to clean the interior.



The end goal will be a mild daily driver on par with my 96 GT.

 

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I'll keep everyone posted through the engine swap via pics and videos. Then for the fun stuff....I did see that America muscle has deep dish anthracite bullets on sale for 99.99 right now...
 

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was it supposed to be running? I assume you figured it wouldn't since you don't care but it just seemed strange to hear someone say they just got it home and it will not start. What wiring was messed up?
 

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The kid I made the trade with said it had a no start no crank issue. I figured it was the corroded positive battery terminal wires. I don't want to sound like a douche but I didn't want to play with it before the titles were done. I'm very anal with electrical stuff (industrial electro-mechanical maintenance tech). Either way I have under $1500 in it with the trailering and title transfer. I swapped an 88 turbo coupe for it that I never drove or even thought about. I have access to a 04 f150 with a 4.6 at work we are scrapping. I was told to take the engine if I want it. Price $0.

I don't want to bash the younger generation but this kid doesn't understand vehicle
maintenance at all. I spoke with his mom for about an hour and wrote up a solid maint schedule for a turbo 2.3, hope he sticks with it. Something tells me he won't tho. He killed 4 cars in under 3 years.

Im sure I'll find all kind of surprises in this one the further I dig in. I don't build cars to make a profit, it's a hobby of correcting things. This car will replace my pos 94 escort as my dd until the snow flies, then it's 93 f150 time
 

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Definitely do ALL the fluids. Good looking car in pics!
 

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Every fluid is going to be changed out in the car. Way to many stupid things can happen by not changing em.

Thanks, that 96 is pretty badass. The 93 I had was an original double black 5.0 lx with 53000 miles on it when I got it back in 07. It went thru many different engine and tranny combos. The last setup was a nitrous small block with a 5 speed. Went consistent 10.80-10.82 @123mph. It still was technically a street car.




 

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Bad weather yesterday thwarted any cleaning. Today was new brake lines on the pick up. Damn road salt!!! Anyway I pulled the trigger on the AM 17x10.5 bullets. Ordered Sunday, on my porch today. Sweetness!!!

 

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Looks like a cool project but man that SUCKS it was locked up!!!


It was definitely a bummer that the engine was locked up. However, in a sick way I'm glad it was. It opens the door for some upgrades and such. I do like the long tubes on my 96 Gt. If the budget (wife) agrees that is. Oddly enough the car has an off-road x pipe on it already but still retains the factory mufflers. :wtf2:
 

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It's going slow to say the least. I've been working 12+ hour days. Got kinda screwed on the truck pi engine at work. Pulled it out, pulled the pan and found a ton of metal sitting there. Ugh, called in a favor to a friend and managed to get a 21k miles non pi engine for $150. The swap started last night. I ran out of steam around 9 but I'll be picking up again this morning. I have about 30 minutes of work to do yet before the engine is out. Pics to follow later today.
 

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Engine swap was completed in 10 hours total over the course of 2 days. Not terrible for having no help. Primed the fuel system, and she fired right up. 3 things on the to do list. Replace intake, damn thing has a leak in the crossover. Replace the clutch cable, stretched. Replace broken stud from the drivers downpipe to the x pipe. I can't get the my video to load of it running but here's the stuck bullet on the way out

 

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