Hey there guys. I have purchased a 1990 SC with 102K miles on it and a rebuilt motor and tranny and fuel system about 14K miles ago. Power controls all work, AC and heater are awesome, tires are decent, window motors are slow but work! The receipts show almost $8K of engine and tranny and fuel system work! The supercharger provides great boost(haven't floored it yet because of the balancer issue, don't wanna mess things up!!) and the engine pulls real hard. Suspension was noisy and creaky, but I tackled the project even knowing I'd be replacing a lot of those suspension issues.
The body is in good shape and first issue was the suspension repairs and harmonic balancer. The day after purchase I had the upper and lower arms and all bushings replaced and a lot of items tightened(ie:K member and differential were loose!!) The oil housing has a slight crack and has saturated a lot of bushings and seals with oil, so that is going to be fixed when I choose a harmonic balancer and pulley set I will be repairing the oil leak as well.
The rear seats were thrashed as you can see in pics and so I bought a rear seat cover that I think works well, I'll get the wrinkles out and make it look a little better by removing seats and wrapping the cover around tighter.
The driver seat has a wrecked leather bolster and a rip in the seat but all controls work and then the shotgun seat is in perfect shape! Body and paint are in above average shape and a Maaco paint job will be in the works in a year or so. I have taken a toothbrush and q-Tips to the interior and spent a few hours restoring the interior panels and vents and such with elbow grease and armorall wipes!!
A few beers later, the inside looks A LOT nicer and I have found a few other things that need attention.
Now what I know you all need, the images iPhone pics, nothing great, but more to come!!!
The list of important "boring" fixes/troubleshooting issues needed:
The drivers side seat belt doesn't move from the rear or locked position.
Anti-Lock brake light is on all times
Future "fun" mods:
Exhaust to flowmaster mufflers(it has fresh resonator and cats from having to pass smog, purhcased by previous owner)
Intake - cold air intake tube for apperance and sound
73 mm MAF and a 70mm Throttle Body
Cobra R's or the Speedster look wheels and fresh tires
fresh coat of RED paint
Any ideas or opinions or comments are appreciated. I'm looking forward to the challenges and the descions that I'll have to make to have this fun project again.
My last SC was a white 1990 SC and I did MAF/TB/Raised SC top, Double intercooler, exhaust, rims, sound system, etc. I'll find some pics of that one and add those here soon!!!
THANKS for looking.