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Old 07-28-2012, 03:54 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Drivers side brake pads are on.. Muffler is on. The exhaust has a stupid cherry bomb on it but the muffler made it sound MUCH better. I've been undercoating the inside rear wheel wells real good to cover with some more sound deadened for a better ride

Also, my birthday is coming up reaaaaal soon and dad offered to by me carpet. I'm pumped for that.
I'm going to go to the paint store to grab some paint that matches the blue interior so I can get rid of the sun worn, faded color..

Got bored the other night and took some photos




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Old 08-01-2012, 08:42 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Tried to install the MPGuino.. Hooked up to injector ground and my whole injector is missing now. It's begun to piss me off haha. I put it up for sale here - MPGuino for sale I am pretty sure I'll just check my mileage the good 'ol fashion way.

I'm bringing it in to town to get it aligned tomorrow. Finally have a short day at work!

I'll be driving her here shortly.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:25 PM   #43 (permalink)
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So I began to drive her.. And to my dismay, the fuel line is clogged up, resulting in a bogged down acceleration when I pushed the pedal down in acceleration. I ordered a new one and it will be here tomorrow.. I gave up on the MPGuino for now. I may put it in after I get everything else going or I might just sell it. I'll see when that time comes.


The car drives smooth! I hear a crunching/squeaking noise in the rear wheel wells when I drive. Could that be bad shocks? What could make that noise? Its kinda annoying..

Also, the hatch doesn't shut unless I shut it real hard.. P.O. put a dent in the hatch from trying to slam it, I assume. Anyone think of a solution to this? Dad tightened it up a bit somehow to get rid of the rattling.. It is extremely hard to shut, but loose when driving down the road.

Ran out of sound deadener.. Once I get that all in I can start putting my panels and such back in.

I bought some SEM paint, to paint the faded interior, that matches VERY well.. I couldnt get original Palmy Blue paint but this will do. I painted a rear panel and it looks dang good. Don't worry, Ive taken the proper precautions of cleaning it very good before coating it. I'd hate to see that stuff peal.

I'll get some photos up since a rebuild thread is boring without any photos:P
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:14 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Only time I've had "crunching" in the rear wheels has been from rust build up on the brake drum contacting the backing plate. Happens sometimes when you drive old cars in the rust belt.
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Only time I've had "crunching" in the rear wheels has been from rust build up on the brake drum contacting the backing plate. Happens sometimes when you drive old cars in the rust belt.
Ahh I failed to mention that its only when I go over bumps.. Bigger bumps make it scrunch harder..
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Rear strut bushings... Id bet money on it.. You can just grease them and theyll be fine..
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The hatch problems may very well be due to wear on the latch itself. There's a hoop on the hatch door. Look for a notch or worn area. You may be able to find a better one in a junkyard, possibly.

If you pull off the rear plastic, you can find the latch that the hoop goes into. It should be possible for you to loosen the mounting bolts and push the latch around somewhat.

The rattles could be the hatch not closing all the way, or they could be from the car flexing. The hatch in my old 'Rex used to creak when I turned onto angled driveways. You might be able to unscrew the rubber bumpers at the corners so they push a little harder on the hatch frame. Of course, that may make it harder to close the hatch. Perhaps screwing them in first might be worth a try?

The crunching could also have something to do with the rear sway bar, if one has been installed. I don't think it would be stock on an HF, but it is a reasonably popular addition.

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I'll try greasing those bushings..

I don't think I have a rear sway bar. I have a traction bar, however. Aluminum. Came wit it. Seems like a nice racer one and it's light so I just left it in there.

The latch doesn't move at all. I think it has been bumped from behind or something.. The frame is tore between my traction bar. I'll get some photos up tonight. I have tried all your possible solutions already Dave.. I'm thinking it is something with the body.. I guess when we get the the body work and straightening it all out I will find out. Ill just have to deal with it for now.
Photos TONIGHT. I promise
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:50 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Here are the photos I promised a while ago.. Man, I am a slacker.

Front sound deadener in..


Rear undercoated with some sound deadening, Ive done more since this photo.. I know i know, added weight.. But I gotta have a quiet ride...


Here's the muffler.. I dont know if it is specifically for the HF or not...


And here is my traction bar that came with it.. Surprisingly the gold didnt look to bad against the blue, but now that the muffler is in it isnt even noticeable..


I'm cleaning and deadening the door also.. Previous owner hacked up the door for some reason.. That's the reason for the undercoating blotch to the left...



Another thing to add- I was thinking.. and once I pulled my MPGuino out, the injector connection was loose. I dont think it had anything to do with the MPGuino, but rather that my injector didnt have full contact at the ECU. I will most likely try to hook it up later when I have more free time for those kinds of things.. Right now I'm mainly focusing on getting all the interior in and getting my body straight and painted up purty..

Also, carpet came yesterday.. It looks dang good! Just have to lay it out in the sun to rid of all the creases and let it form a bit..

Slowly moving along

Ill be taking my good camera home tonight for some decent photos. Stay with me here people.
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Rear strut bushings... Id bet money on it.. You can just grease them and theyll be fine..
Are those rear strut bushings the ones inside above the wheel well??

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