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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2017, 07:10:09 PM »
How bad is the rust on this car?

The engine compartment looks fairly dirty, but I'm guessing these are early pics.  The routing of the vacuum hose to the EGR valve is interesting.  The hoses to/by the PCV look differently from what I remember.

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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2017, 09:17:02 PM »
The vacuum line to the EGR is stock.  The rubber hoses from the PCV valve are where Dave made modifications for his water vapor separator.  It pulls the oil vapors through a separator, then the fresh cleaned air is pulled back into the engine.  A regular PCV setup will let some of these vapors pass and be pulled back into the throttlebody.  His system condenses the vapors, catches them in a container that gets emptied as needed. 

Forgot to say that the car's rust free.  Maybe the battery tray has some rust, but the rest of the body is solid and clean.  Those pictures of the engine were taken when we first got the car after having been sitting in his back yard for 3 or 4 years. 
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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2017, 09:40:28 PM »
I meant the routing of the EGR vacuum hose.  I don't remember mine hanging up like that.

That's a good idea with removing moisture.

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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2017, 07:19:32 PM »
I'm curious what his plans were, for the car.  Even the intake is stripped, it seems, or perhaps painted in primer, also.  Was the owner intending for this to be permanent?

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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2017, 07:58:45 PM »
It might have an interim to a paint job before his accident.  He sold the car to another of our club members and he drove it for many years until donating it to the club. 
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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2017, 04:54:41 PM »
I had a chance to do a little work on the Fastback today.  Aired up the tires in preparation for towing it to next month's tech day at MikeMack's.

I identified the dead cylinder as #3.  Pulled, cleaned and gapped the plug and that didn't help.  Replaced the plug wire and that didn't help.  Replaced the distributor cap and that didn't help.  I'm guessing that the intake will need to come off and have the injectors cleaned or possibly a mouse-food wire soldered back together.  I really doubt it's a wire because it ran good, idling fine and suddenly began to miss. 

I also bled the clutch and had instant pedal, but as I drove it up and down the street, it began to give me some difficulty in changing gear when I stopped to turn around.  It could be heat getting to the fluid line, or a bad hydraulic component. 
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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2017, 05:33:36 PM »
I'm curious if, when you take off that vent on the left quarter panel, you'll find a stock lower quarter panel.

How are the dew wipes and drip rails?  The drip rail above the driver's door looks brownish in the pics.

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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2017, 06:16:59 PM »
Dave said it was mounted to the stock position.  Dew wipes are good.  No drip rails.  Probably what you are seeing is some of the original red color.
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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2017, 06:19:58 PM »
I'm curious how it's mounted.

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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2017, 06:23:52 PM »
I see the red on the A-pillar and roof.  Too bad, covering up red.

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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2017, 06:24:30 PM »
Me, too.  Most of us feel it needs to be removed.
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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2017, 06:25:39 PM »
Me, too.  Most of us feel it needs to be removed.

Count me in that most group.

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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2017, 08:36:17 PM »
    Funny I really Like the looks, it needs a GT Nose, Is it for sale or trade , as you can Imagine I Only want the Body and not a thing else. Remember me saying the reason I bought a C4 was I had an itch to front engine a Fiero, I Know.... I know.......     but let me Finish.......... I have an Extra C4 Roller and the difference is 3 inches in wheelbase and 2 in track width, And some new sawzall blades. Oh, Oh, and I am Buying an old Buick 215 to put in the Challenge car( V8 All Aluminum 318 pounds will be lighter than the 3.4  by a good bit).   Please belive I wouldn't do this to something Special I wouldn't.

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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2017, 10:13:23 PM »
The agreement I made with the donor is that it wouldn't be sold for parts or junked.  It was being driven until it became too difficult for him to drive it.
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Re: Club's Formula Fastback
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2017, 10:28:07 PM »
It's a rust-free 88.  How much better can it get?