1988 IROC-Z

Discussion in 'Other Vehicles' started by Rusty Nail, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. bucket

    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    36
    Posts:
    16,146
    Likes Received:
    1,911
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Location:
    Usually not in Ohio
    First Name:
    Andy
    Truck Year:
    '77, '78, '79, '84, '88
    Truck Model:
    K5 thru K30
    Engine Size:
    350-454
    They were ok looking. But they also looked like a slightly larger version of the Escort. Remember the EXP?
     
    78c10bigten likes this.
  2. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail Build the wall - deport them all!

    Posts:
    2,855
    Likes Received:
    1,113
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Location:
    America
    First Name:
    Rusty
    Truck Year:
    1977
    Truck Model:
    C20
    Engine Size:
    350
    Lol.... wtf Mercury LYNX?
    Ew. I thought we were talking about pretty cars...



    The car runs....okay. WAY more peppy with the new knock sensor..it doesn't make a lot of sense to me though.
    Granted I am SERIOUSLY HUNG UP in the SeS light. I know that it is sucking the life but probably not as bad as the ancient and uber crusty O2 sensors WHICH arrived in the mail and throw no code.
    Also granted that I KNOW there is a shite u-joint abortion going on that kills the remaining useable power.
    Whatever is/was left is in the brakes I believe. That will prove Verrrrryyyy interesting when I finally get there. I need a focking emergency brake handle VERY bad. There may be a transmission thing - too early to tell on Day 24.

    Oh yeah. The t-stat has been leaking since the A/C got fixed. The gasket blew. I told you it runs too hot...
    The fan switch is working good though.
    I kind of wanted the a/c fixed so I have that fan control.
    Can't fucking fix it fast enough. Stupid thermostat housing.!

    Want to go somewhere? Gotta pay the one gallon water toll .

    First .

    All of these things together are holding the Helen down but I know where they live.
    I have the tools, the knowledge , the willingness AND the money.

    What I don't have is the time. I break my t-stat bolt and get scheduled six days a week. Super stressful with the broken bolt.. :( .
    Everything else is behind that...
    My priority gets fixed SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY! Until then there are three gallons of water in the car at all times.
    It sucks.
    Sucks knowing the next time that I work on it? She's actually going out of service by my own hand.:( I feel terrible!
    BUT Hay No pressure!
    I'm going to touch it with a wrench and break MORE shit...I can't wait.

    Don't I have another Tuned Port intake though right?
    Yeah I do but It's an '85...I already thought of that...

    SO how is it running?
    Okay...i'm still stretching her out. ;)
    I like your return line idea but sluggish isn't the right word..Helen likes me.
    So does Punky Brewster - I found out today and she IS playing hard to get. Even I am going to have a seat!

    You think that story's over but it's ready to begin...(Paul Revere)

    Helen should peel out farther ... I can steer it straight and i've got the balls to stick in it...but I think the wheels should keep spinning haha. That's how it's running!
    Fuckin 2.77s are killin me. :p

    I believe these repairs are coming together into a great crescendo, like in the Waltz of 1812. It's all Very exciting.

    I'll tell yous a car insurance story LATER. (It's still in the making but it'll be GREAT!)

    I like tellin you guys stories...:gathering:
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2018 at 4:49 AM
    82sbshortbed and Blue Ox like this.
  3. Blue Ox

    Blue Ox Turning Diesel Fuel Into Fun

    Posts:
    735
    Likes Received:
    648
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2018
    Location:
    LI-NY
    First Name:
    Derek
    Truck Year:
    1985
    Truck Model:
    K20HD
    Engine Size:
    6.2L
    We like reading the stories. Keep up the good work.
     
    Rusty Nail likes this.
  4. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail Build the wall - deport them all!

    Posts:
    2,855
    Likes Received:
    1,113
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Location:
    America
    First Name:
    Rusty
    Truck Year:
    1977
    Truck Model:
    C20
    Engine Size:
    350
    Aw!

    :)
    I had my doubts! Wasn't convinced all that stuff was gonna make any sense at all but that ended up a decent post.
    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2018
    82sbshortbed and Blue Ox like this.
  5. Frankenchevy

    Frankenchevy .

    Posts:
    1,465
    Likes Received:
    867
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2018
    Location:
    BFE
    First Name:
    J
    Truck Year:
    old
    Truck Model:
    truck
    Engine Size:
    8 cylinder
    I like the notch fox bodies, but can’t stand the fast backs.

    I used to think this was one of the coolest things ever when I was a kid. DF1A8B3B-DAEC-412B-99AC-DE79CC8EE8CB.jpeg
     
    Old77, Rusty Nail and Blue Ox like this.
  6. 78c10bigten

    78c10bigten Full Access Member

    Posts:
    2,509
    Likes Received:
    1,124
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2017
    Location:
    pennsylvannia
    First Name:
    ted
    Truck Year:
    1978
    Truck Model:
    C10 BIG TEN
    Engine Size:
    350
    Heres a camaro for ya rusty

    20180810_142128.jpg
     
    Old77 and 82sbshortbed like this.
  7. bucket

    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    36
    Posts:
    16,146
    Likes Received:
    1,911
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Location:
    Usually not in Ohio
    First Name:
    Andy
    Truck Year:
    '77, '78, '79, '84, '88
    Truck Model:
    K5 thru K30
    Engine Size:
    350-454
    I saw this today. Haven't seen one in a while.

    IMG_20180810_140236266.jpg
     
    Old77, Rusty Nail and 78c10bigten like this.
  8. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail Build the wall - deport them all!

    Posts:
    2,855
    Likes Received:
    1,113
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Location:
    America
    First Name:
    Rusty
    Truck Year:
    1977
    Truck Model:
    C20
    Engine Size:
    350
    Promise I won't end up like that dud..dude...i dont know why you posted that but okay. Cool pic bro? :D
    @bucket i was just marveling at a pair of '82 pace car Door Panels in the Camaro yard the other day...they are shiny and silver!

    IMG_20180811_020329.jpg

    Seriously old boy, wtf u tryin to say?
    Punky Brewster and I do NOT look like this, okay? They don't look very wild to me, it must be only the car...
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM
  9. bucket

    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    36
    Posts:
    16,146
    Likes Received:
    1,911
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Location:
    Usually not in Ohio
    First Name:
    Andy
    Truck Year:
    '77, '78, '79, '84, '88
    Truck Model:
    K5 thru K30
    Engine Size:
    350-454
    This one was pretty nice with what appeared to be an all original interior. It was very cool. The car was very nice but had some blemishes and had at least one repaint. Also a 383 with true dual exhaust and chambered mufflers (neat!) But they were asking a crazy 18k figure.
     
    Rusty Nail likes this.
  10. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail Build the wall - deport them all!

    Posts:
    2,855
    Likes Received:
    1,113
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Location:
    America
    First Name:
    Rusty
    Truck Year:
    1977
    Truck Model:
    C20
    Engine Size:
    350
    Wow, 18k sounds REALLY high!

    Somebody break it to that guy that he's never going to get all of his money back out of her and he should have stopped much , much sooner!

    My night recently took a turn for the better. I was texting with "Punky Brewster" earlier and just when i'm about to determine that this chick MUST BE CRAZY, the veil slipped. I could see the real person if only for a brief second..she's gorgeous.



    Slipped just enough to determine that she's flirting with me! I do NOT believe she wanted me to see it. It's really fun!
    Omg. :fishing1:
    Things like that ...

    Anyways, i've got a good story for yous.

    I FINALLY got rid of all the faux "carbon fiber" (sticker) that was all over Helen's dashboard. :doublepuke:

    IMG_20180810_014723.jpg



    I did something tonight that I didn't know I didn't want to do.


    I drove the IROC in the rain.
    It sucked! Like way suck..
    Both of the windows were leaking.
    The T-tops leaked in the center onto where the console should be. Wonder why I have no headliner? I don't anymore. Sad.Face. :(

    Oh that's not all!

    Most times, when I turn on the A/C the car stumbles and dies.
    Raining HARD. Windows up, now no defroster so add windows fogging. THREE leaks AT LEAST.

    Wipers?
    One speed.
    Slow.
    Lucky I can't break 40 eh?

    My steering column gremlins are very, very, real.
    You should see the FUCKING.MESS behind the radio. Think wire nuts and zip ties with wires that change color post "connection".

    Shoot me now. Please?

    Oh yeah. Running the Wipers will also kill the car..ESPECIALLY when used in cojunction with the blower.

    Neat!
    Custom.
    Trick?
    Just when everything was going so good too lol.. A whole other TREE of problems to fix, Hooray!
    Did I mention that I had to drive about 40 m.p.h. because all Helen REALLY WANTED TO DO was drive down the highway in a circle, ass first, while I was trying to get to work...on time.
    I made it too, with about thirty seconds to spare - shiiit.

    Uh huh.

    What happened to that 40 year old work truck ? That was such a good idea!
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2018 at 5:43 AM
  11. 78c10bigten

    78c10bigten Full Access Member

    Posts:
    2,509
    Likes Received:
    1,124
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2017
    Location:
    pennsylvannia
    First Name:
    ted
    Truck Year:
    1978
    Truck Model:
    C10 BIG TEN
    Engine Size:
    350
    Has nothing to do with the people behind it. Just a pretty mean car.
     
  12. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail Build the wall - deport them all!

    Posts:
    2,855
    Likes Received:
    1,113
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Location:
    America
    First Name:
    Rusty
    Truck Year:
    1977
    Truck Model:
    C20
    Engine Size:
    350
    Omg I thought that picture turned out pretty hilarious.
    "Hey, I think you dropped a cheeseburger *points "

    They turn round and look .....burger? ?

    'Merica! :patriot:

     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2018 at 8:56 AM
  13. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail Build the wall - deport them all!

    Posts:
    2,855
    Likes Received:
    1,113
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Location:
    America
    First Name:
    Rusty
    Truck Year:
    1977
    Truck Model:
    C20
    Engine Size:
    350
    I was cleanin out the Camaro before my 10-6 at a different spot since it requires different gear.
    Popped the trunk



    Water.

    It stinks and it has little spray foam popcorn Floaties.
    Floaty!? Ooooookayyy!
    Later. Tomorrow is the broken t-stat bolt removal day! I better focus and rest up but look where I am right now...almost 40 stories in the air.

    DSC_0016.JPG



    20180306_203120.jpg

    Camaro is chillin on the third floor and I has separation anxiety even though I has the fuel pump fuse in my pocket, that's not as big as what's small round here...:headbang:

    IMG_20180812_020528.jpg
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2018 at 3:25 AM
  14. yevgenievich

    yevgenievich Full Access Member

    Posts:
    2,654
    Likes Received:
    526
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2014
    Location:
    Texas
    First Name:
    Viktor
    Truck Year:
    1991
    Truck Model:
    V2500 burb
    Engine Size:
    5.7
    On mine the hatch glass to metal mating seal was letting water it to the trunk.
     
  15. bucket

    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    36
    Posts:
    16,146
    Likes Received:
    1,911
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Location:
    Usually not in Ohio
    First Name:
    Andy
    Truck Year:
    '77, '78, '79, '84, '88
    Truck Model:
    K5 thru K30
    Engine Size:
    350-454
    It's odd. I've had a dozen or more third gens and not a single one has had a water leak in the rear hatch area. T-top leaks sure. But always dry in the back.
     

Share This Page