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91MR2

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  1. Test fitting roof rails and first night drive since re-assembly...
  2. Door cards installed. They did a really nice job blending the paint in the jambs as well. They also re-sprayed the bottom chip guard. Very pleased...
  3. Started cleaning the car both inside and out, to prepare for the reinstallation of the door cards, speakers, trimwork, etc. Coming together nicely so far...
  4. Ok, got the SW back from paint, very pleased with it, they did great work. Going to get everything cleaned up again and then re-assemble this week. After that, pulling the wheels off for a deep clean of them and the wheel wells, and then this one is pretty much done (or as done as any 34 year old car can be...).
  5. Progress at the body shop is well underway, these guys do great work, hard to tell there was ever any rust...
  6. That's pretty much what I did by using the chassis saver on the insides of the doors, and then the rustoleum on top. As far as drilling holes to squirt in oil or something like that, I don't think it will be necessary, given how clean the car is otherwise, not to mention the use it will see going forward.
  7. Applied the chassis saver over the last couple days to all areas needing treated, specifically the bottoms and insides of the drivers side doors and the driver's front door sill area. For whatever reason, there were some areas of bubbled paint, but after scraping/grinding it all away, the metal was still solid (no holes). After applying the chassis saver, I then went another step and sprayed a rustoleum inhibitor over the top. I think this should keep the rust away for the rest of my life at least, given the use these cars all see now (nice weather only, and about 500 miles a year)...
  8. Finished the grinding/scraping/preparations today on the Sportwagon. Next week I will treat the metal with Chassis Saver (similar to por-15), and into the paint shop it goes. This was the day I was least looking forward to, so glad it is over...
  9. Hey guys, been a bit... Re. the red car, got the injectors out and cleaned them, re-installed them, fired right up and nothing leaking now, so that's a good start. Still need to install the new driver's side front brake hose and want to service the rear calipers, but that's for another day... Re. the SW, finally getting ready to have a little paintwork done. Started today by scraping some rusty scale of the bottom of the hatch, as well as the driver's side doors. Fortunately the car is very solid, so this is a very basic cleanup and respray of the damaged areas, unlike the red car which needed some more invasive surgery... Stay tuned...
  10. Hey guys, I was just joking around. Wasn't sure if anyone cared about these old relics anymore, ha... SRDT, thanks for that, I'll look into it and see if I actually need them or if its just a seal...
  11. Boy, I hope someone still reads this forum, it seems pretty dead these days... Got the coolant topped back up finally today, after doing the timing belt and water pump over a month ago. When I had to move the car for the first time in a long time today, I remembered that the car didn't take all the coolant back down when I went to refill after those jobs, so was a good excuse to pick up one of these fill kits today. Took about 15 minutes total, glad I bought the kit after all these years of struggling with just long funnels... In other news, while monitoring the coolant going down, I noticed that one of the injectors started leaking, but I planned to pull them all for ultrasonic cleaning anyways, so more fun to come...
  12. I got the passenger front caliper rebuilt yesterday and installed along with the new brake hose, and then bled it all out. So brakes are operational again. Still want to replace the other front hose, and then bleed all the rest, but that will be for another day…
  13. Happy New Year gentlemen. The red car is mostly back together, new VCG with sealant, new cap/rotor/plugs, and cleaned up the wires. Also replaced/repaired some aged hoses / vacuum lines. All that is left is to rebuild the front calipers, replace the brake hoses, and then bleed everything new. That could very well happen this coming week...
  14. I started scraping off all the loose black crinkle paint, and will continue to get the rest off, but that's it. I'm not big on having one brand new looking part in an engine bay full of old parts...
  15. Happy Holidays gentlemen. Started on the tune up stuff on the red car before the holidays, hoping to get back on it in the new year once I'm back in town. Work included is new VCG, plugs/cap/rotor/wires. Also rebuilding the front calipers (had to really heat up the bleeder and hose screw big time to get them to break free) with new brake hoses and fresh bleed throughout. Will update once done...
  16. I’m glad it’s a source of motivation for you, and hopefully others too. That’s one of the joys of specialty forums, even ones as small as this. The camaraderie and drive to keep projects updated so that everyone else can see is important. I’ll keep this thread going as long as there are things to do with these 3 cars…so basically forever…
  17. Hey guys, work resumed on the red car today, found a few issues... For starters, the cap and rotor don't look too great, so likely going to order those, although might just clean them up a little first and see how they look/work. New plugs will be going in for sure. Wires look fine/newer. Next up, upon pulling out the plugs, we found them to be a little wet, so off came the valve cover to clean all that up and prepare to reseal. The gasket looks good, just some bad/wrong sealant was used. Finally, an effort to un-stick the front passenger caliper led to another fun finding, an ever so slightly leaking brake hose. So I just order 2 new front brake hoses, as well as 2 front caliper rebuild kits to be safe. Let the fun continue...
  18. Happy thanksgiving to everyone. We got the timing belt and water pump done, and now everything else is buttoned up. Car fired right up, so that’s encouraging. Found a few other little things that will need tending to, one example being that the breather hose looks pretty perished, also going to pull the plugs cap and wires and refresh all that as well. Little things can go along way…
  19. SRDT, thanks for posting that, but I had fortunately found that link years ago. It kind of helped, but with the engine still in the car, it obviously changes the scope, ha. Either way, we got the job done, made some square pins for the tensioners, but they proved to be useless due to space constraints. Breaker bars turned out to be the best tool to move the tensioners appropriately. Serpentine belt goes back on tomorrow, as well as the buttoning up of everything else...
  20. Hey guys, we finally dug into the timing belt on the red car. Not too bad of a job, so far got it all torn down and the cam gears locked, plus we got the new water pump on, which was a bit tricky with a few of the top bolts, but my mechanic has all the best tools, certainly makes a difference. Hoping to get the new belt on Thursday, updates to follow...
  21. Unrelated, the white car, to which this thread was originally meant for, continues to run great, although rarely used this summer. Ironic, I know, but that seems to be my M.O. these days, get a car fully sorted and then kind of forget about it...
  22. Hey guys, now that summer has come and went and we are settling into fall, it's back to more Peugeot stuff for a bit. Had a nice driving season, especially with the new Esprit acquisition, but we are about to get cracking on some much needed attention to the mechanicals of the red car. To do list items are the timing belt / tensioner / water pump, and whatever else we run into, which I'm sure will be a lot. While much attention has/had been given to the car's cosmetics, I haven't done too deep of a dive on anything mechanical, save for changing the oil and gear oil. The car will be going on the lift next week, so updates will follow...
  23. Hey guys, have had a bit of a break from the Peugeots this summer, as I picked up another Lotus recently. Very nice conditioned 1994 Esprit S4, purchased from a friend. I had considered another Esprit back in the fall, but thankfully it didn't work out or else this one would have been a tough acquisition. This is also a much better car than that one was. Very pleased with it so far...
  24. Have continued driving the red car, mostly shakedown runs to be sure all is well. It's performing very well, I must say it is starting to feel like just another car in the fleet, no real issues have popped up. It will see some more regular use this summer before we tackle the timing belt in the fall. Enjoying it for now...
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