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Hi Guys,
I was instrumental in helping my grandson buy his first car....I love classic cars and have a couple myself. I came across a 1987 GLHS # 253 at a good price. Straight as a string, original, interior in great shape including seats. 122,000 miles on the odometer. side dump exhaust and pillar mounted boost gauges look like the only changes. Car ran great for a while, then developed some running problems (not specific). We put the car in the hands of our family mechanic who determined that we needed new injectors and some other work to the tune of 2,000.00. It stung a bit, but we ponied up the money and had the car (fixed). Got the car back, it ran for a day or two and then would not stay running. Our family mechanic moved his shop and won't return our calls. I think he got in over his head....The car was parked (at my house) and my grandson bought a Subaru. I want him to keep the car because of what it is. Now he is talking about selling the car. Makes me sad because this is the time we all sell "that car" and wish we had it back later in life. My dilemma is, if he sells the car, I want him to get what it is worth in today's market.....Does anyone have an idea about that? Also, what type of mechanic is capable of dealing with a car like this in order to clean up the current problems? We live in Boise Idaho. Any thoughts are appreciated
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These cars are simple to work on. With a good repair manual you can repair it yourself and drive the hell out of it. Tell the kid you'll give him a grand for it, then go do burnouts in front of his house. DAILY, while looking for the "mechanic" that ripped you off.
 

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This used to be my car before im assuming you purchased it from my ex in boise. Whatever ended up happening to it? also had a logic module from FWD performance, if that helps
 

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This used to be my car before im assuming you purchased it from my ex in boise. Whatever ended up happening to it? also had a logic module from FWD performance, if that helps
Hi, Thanks for reaching out....Yes, I'm sure there aren't too many of these cars in Boise. We bought the car from a couple that lived somewhere in South Boise. I assume that you were involved in the original last ownership right? I don't know what a logic module is, but maybe that's the problem? I'd be happy to talk if you want. I'm keeping the car at my house right now. I'm not going to let it slip away...
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the original owner no, but that couple. logic module is the ECU, essentially. I believe we had fueling issues with the pump when we first bought it. threw a new (used) pump in it and it ran great. I put the 3" side dump on it, and did some things with the intake.
check the ground near the injectors, if that is broken or loose it will cause all sorts of driveability issues, including no starts.
that was a really fun car, I miss it a lot.
 

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I was able to link into your earlier discussions on this forum about the work you did on this car....Great source of information to help me help get this car back in shape. I just finished restoring a 65 Barracuda, so I can use a new project. Guess I'm a Mopar guy now.
 

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I can't imagine shoving any bigger engine into that bay. It has a 1969, 318 now without any room for headers at all without cutting up the fenderwells. You'll see the car coming, I had it painted Sub-Lime. It's pretty bright.
 

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my apologies, a 383. My uncle used to have one back in the day, Id like to pick one up, although they are extremely rare. Sorry to get off topic, and I hope you can get hat GLHS back on the road.
 
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