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Old 06-28-2018, 10:55 PM
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Default 1988 Grand Prix white just rolled in, Project

Well I got a call from a friend a few states away about 88 S4 that wasnt running and the owner wanted to get it gone.

I made a few calls and the next thing i know I am rolling down the seacoast in the Range to pick it up down to Elizabeth NC.
The price was right and after a few pictures if looked the part,
and had original paint to boot. Hummm.
Anyway Like a lot of these wonderful machines the car had fallen on hard times and once it wouldnt run it was left outside for a few years , previously had been a garage queen.

Anyway I winched the beauty up onto the U haul trailer and tied it down and headed home.

This car is like the rest of the ones i have gotten,
it needs everything.
Pedro can fix it!

Anyway I am rolling on this machine,
it will get a back to front go through lots of cash sent to the various vendors,





it will be a nice car when I am done with it
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Awesome man!
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Congrats, that car couldnĺt be in better hands.

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Well If Rob Edwards and Greg Brown got it, it would be ,
But yeah your right Adam.
Crank end play is .008 in.,
the crank was pre loaded by about 5mm now it turns easy.
I got this !





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Holler if you need a new gas strut for the e-brake handle, I have a spare one here.
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Well that interior had seen some moisture,
so the E brake handle release **** stuck in the pressed /released position after I got it on the trailer,
so the e brake wouldnt set .
A block of wood cured it
Good Eye Rob
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Should be a solid car after you're done with it.

It looks pretty clean even if it has been sitting for a while.
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an S4 without rubbies and original paint...yum-yum. Subscribed T
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Love the white and those wheels, nice car Stan
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In the most capable of hands.
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Will be fun to watch this one bloom in the garden of Mr Merlin
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Good work Stan - looking forward to seeing the progress!
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Originally Posted by Mrmerlin View Post
Well If Rob Edwards and Greg Brown got it, it would be ,
But yeah your right Adam.
Well on the East coat for sure.

Love the no rub strips, when I eventually paint my white 87 the rubbies are coming off.
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Have fun, Stan. I hope it works out to be a good purchase.
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Thanks George, its a lot of work but this should be a nice car when its done
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