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post #1 of 12 Old 03-20-2017, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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I bought this 88 GT from the original owners son after the owner passed away in his 80's. Not only did I buy it from his son, his son is a friend of mine so I now the car. The biggest problem with the car is that it sat for over 5 years in a not very well ventilated garage after his dad got to old and ill to take it for a drive.

The motor was locked up when I got it home, after pulling it, it appeared that the motor had a slight head gasket leak and antifreeze sat all that time in #5 cylinder. It ate the cylinder wall up and wasted the block. I bought another motor from a friend that came from another 88 GT, rebuilt it and put it in stock. Engine is back in and running, interior in the car is very nice, plan to replace the headliner, installing all new weather seals, new headlights, new LED Tail Lights, 93 Polished Cobra Replica Wheels, new brakes, new shocks and struts, an much more to make it a nice weekend driver.

What it looked like in their garage


Out in the light for the first time in years




Sitting in my garage for the first time. I put the factory turbine back on it when I got it home. Couldn't stand the were on it.


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Looks great,nice work you did on the motor.I actually liked the look of the car with the stock turbine wheels on it.

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Looks great,nice work you did on the motor.I actually liked the look of the car with the stock turbine wheels on it.

Thanks. The turbine wheels are not in the best shape. The elderly man that owned it had the turbins stored in an old tractor trailer bed. It leaked and was just a musty mess inside. The rims are pretty pitted. I have always been a fan of the 93 cobras so thats what I went with.
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It's refreshing to see a simple overhaul and cleanup. Don't get me wrong, 400+ cubic inches with a pair of 88mm turbos hanging out front is cool, but yours is equally as inspiring.
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It's refreshing to see a simple overhaul and cleanup. Don't get me wrong, 400+ cubic inches with a pair of 88mm turbos hanging out front is cool, but yours is equally as inspiring.
Thank you! I just want to enjoy taking for a weekend drive.
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A few more pics. Finished buffing the paint today, new headlights, new LED Tail Lights, I replaced the headliner and the sunroof seals today.






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Car looks good, did you consider some gt40 heads and intake before you rebuilt motor?

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Car looks good, did you consider some gt40 heads and intake before you rebuilt motor?


Thank you!! No I actually really wanted to keep it stock. Guess it will just be a turd.. lol
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Looks good out side,enjoy it!!

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