I love all of the info you guys are posting regarding this car. Especially the burnout pics! HAHA
Car was rediscovered in FL, and shipped to me in the dead of winter, through a snow storm.
Get that salt off
For some reason, the rear drivers side tire is on backwards
Unfortunately, the engine had no antifreeze in the coolant and it was frozen solid, even the expansion tank was completely full and frozen.
I'm in the process of relocating, so I had to immediately load it up for another road trip to my new locale.
Again salty, upon arrival, straight to the car wash
Another good friend rented a garage at his apartment complex to serve as my temp shop while I transition. The car is not running, so I had to winch it on the trailer, then use the starter motor to back it off.
Apparently, the knuckleheads at the junkyard were intrigued by the car and were messing with it. They couldn't get it started so they poured raw fuel in the plenum and backfired the motor causing the timing belt to jump. I hoped there wasn't severe damage, so I began disassembling to verify timing.
Custom supercharger bracket..... the engineering on these mods is fantastic
Not sure what the extra holes are for, they were plugged when I got it.
I love the relocated oil fill cap, very nice work.
The bracketry for the supercharger, and belt tensioner are very nicely engineered. I have failed to provide pics, but will follow up on re-assembly.
Plenum hold down straps! For BOOOOST!
Smaller throttle body, not sure from what yet.
Timing checks out, everything looks polished and clean.
Heads need to come off for further investigation
So here we go, exhaust was fully welded from the downpipes all the way back.
Water pump was leaking, and it was running without a T-stat at all.
Moment of truth
Disaster.......pistons are damaged
Badly bent valves
More work to come. I am excited about getting these issues addressed and getting this car back together.
Much more to come!