couple buddies and i picked up a white/blue interior 88 ST165 all trac from a friend the other day. just saying hello
we were not looking for one when we came across it, but it seemed like it was worth throwin a few bucks away in the worst case scenario lol
has it's fair share of rust, but drives pretty well.
car has a broken speedometer/odometer
rear diff mount seems to be bad
clutch sorta sticks closer to the floor.. intermittently.. but seem strong otherwise
check engine light is on.. no i haven't checked the black box yet lol
needs some tlc on the panels (bumpers have separated from the body a little bit
tranny is quite notchy, though some of it is to be expected lol. not easy to slam gears.. easy miss/grind lol. reverse grinds a fair bit.. hopefully a fluid change helps
everything in the car appears to be oem with the exception of a head unit and two tweeters that were added
sunroof is rusted through
the car did overheat the other day after some fooling around on the highway. after letting it cool down the car seemed fine at certain speeds and at lower speeds seemed to heat up again. topped it off witih coolant and it has been fine since (though i haven't really beaten on it)
there is a nasty squeak that seems to come from the trunk when the car is moving.
i might get scolded, but i'm planning to use it as a lemons/chump car.. needs too much attention to restore it for now.. perhaps it will get restored down the road.
while the purpose of my post isn't to seek help.. any tips/advice is more than welcome! (we're going into this one blind)
i have a general idea of what is going on with some of it, but i'm open ears.