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Stew_Magoo



Joined: 16 Nov 2009
Posts: 24
Location: Kilwaukee, Wisconsin

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:32 am    Post subject: New guy in... Reply with quote

Hello to all. My name is Stew. I purchased Eric5oh's 1986 Eurocoupe. Picked the car up saturday and got it stuffed into my storage unit. It is gonna be a year or so before I can get started working on the car. No definite plan yet, but the exterior will remain as it looked new. Same for the interior. Motor will be a 302 based EFI motor, nothing crazy but it will have some snot. T5 trans and an 8.8. I'm in love with the cobra brakes I have on my 1990 LX hatchback, but I realllly like these orange wheels, so I have some thinking to do.


As work begins and progresses I will start a thread to chronicle my work.



I say good day!!

-stew
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negusm
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Joined: 25 Aug 2004
Posts: 5048
Location: Charlotte, NC

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome. Keep the original block if you can. It will be worth it down the road.

-Mike
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Stew_Magoo



Joined: 16 Nov 2009
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Location: Kilwaukee, Wisconsin

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike, the original drive train is long gone. Same with the original seats. Goners. I'd say close to half the original parts of the car are gone.


-stew
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negusm
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Joined: 25 Aug 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stew_Magoo wrote:
Mike, the original drive train is long gone. Same with the original seats. Goners. I'd say close to half the original parts of the car are gone.


-stew


Oh well. Do her up proud then.

BTW, the orignal seats were simply Mustang seats with grey piping. You can get that upholstery from FMR. Just give them a call. They have upholstery now that looks very close to original.

-Mike
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plumkrazy



Joined: 27 Jul 2005
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Location: Ann Arbor Michigan

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

glad to hear that you want to keep it orginal.

Best of luck
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Kentennis



Joined: 27 Jul 2008
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Location: Hudson, Fl

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyday I thank the good Lord that my '86 is all original, has everything but cruise control, looks and runs like new. It's now up to 22,000 miles. And I have a standing offer if I ever want to sell it. And that I live only 21 miles from Henry Huisman!!
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Stew_Magoo



Joined: 16 Nov 2009
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Location: Kilwaukee, Wisconsin

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, this car stopped being original a looong time ago. I'm not into bragging about having the correct date coded air in the tires. I understand a lot of people here are, and that cool if that's your thing. This car will look 97% stock inside and out; until the hood is popped. Then, all bets are off.
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scoutdrivinrebel



Joined: 11 Nov 2004
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Location: Texas

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome and G/L with the build.
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Sandy



Joined: 26 Aug 2004
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Location: Northern New Jersey GSP Exit 148

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WELCOME !!!!! Laughing
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Kentennis



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Stew: I have a Corvette like that. Looks absolutely stock when viewed, even when you lift the hood. But it was an L82 to begin with and the cam went bad. Replaced that with a more aggresive cam, had the heads reworked, bigger valves, higher valve spring ratio and a matched set of valve springs. Put on an Edelbrock carbueration, kicked the ignition up 24000 volts. Now it runs. But you lift the hood and it still looks stock. Using the stock air cleaner, still have the cover over the distributor. All looks stock. Love toying with the young kids with their Japanese rice burners and the 'stinger' mufflers. They think the old Vettes can't run! Mine's a 1980, by the way. Arctic White, tan leather interior. License plate "ITZAN 80".
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scoutdrivinrebel



Joined: 11 Nov 2004
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Location: Texas

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kentennis wrote:
Hey Stew: I have a Corvette like that. Looks absolutely stock when viewed, even when you lift the hood. But it was an L82 to begin with and the cam went bad. Replaced that with a more aggresive cam, had the heads reworked, bigger valves, higher valve spring ratio and a matched set of valve springs. Put on an Edelbrock carbueration, kicked the ignition up 24000 volts. Now it runs. But you lift the hood and it still looks stock. Using the stock air cleaner, still have the cover over the distributor. All looks stock. Love toying with the young kids with their Japanese rice burners and the 'stinger' mufflers. They think the old Vettes can't run! Mine's a 1980, by the way. Arctic White, tan leather interior. License plate "ITZAN 80".


Exactly the same formula I'd like to use on #77.
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86capri62



Joined: 24 Jan 2008
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Location: LaSarre,quebec,canada

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to do this to my L-48. 1980 too. Black on red.
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tfs2121



Joined: 29 Aug 2004
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Location: Commerce, MI

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome stew... sounds like you have one hell of a project.

i think you said your car was a euro coupe. if thats the case it should have the standard red and grey seats.
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bigzeke42



Joined: 28 Aug 2004
Posts: 310
Location: De Soto, KS

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My eurocoupe has grey piping and grey seats.
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Sandy



Joined: 26 Aug 2004
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Location: Northern New Jersey GSP Exit 148

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Zeke.. How do you know it's a EuroCoupe?? Send me a PM

EDIT: Checked. On Registry > Yup, EuroCoupe.
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