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black88tc Offline
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#1
Ok as i was pulling my motor apart. I noticed a spot of rust about 12 inches long and about5 inched high under the brake booster. And after looking quite hard.i found that it's rusted almost all the way through.
Is it easy to fix without taking the brake stuff off or just to take it off to repair it. The motor is coming out anyway to get rebuilt anyway.
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tps87turbo Offline
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#2
I would pull the break parts so you have a clear space to grind down the rust & repair it. More space = an easier job.

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Jeff K Online
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#3
Quote:Originally posted by tps87turbo:
I would pull the break parts so you have a clear space to grind down the rust & repair it. More space = an easier job.


Agreed.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 23 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car) // 91 Topaz (daughters first car)
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88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
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02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
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John R Offline
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#4
If your pulling the motor It only makes sense to pull the rest , it will just make an easier fix
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PetzJC Offline
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#5
Even though you have to pretty much stand on your head to get at a couple of the brake booster nuts under the dash, it would make life a lot easier completing the rust repair....

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Jeff K Online
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#6
Pulling the driver seat out makes it easier to get at the MC bolts, but it is still a MAJOR PITA. Lots of long extensions, U joints, etc make it a little easier.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 23 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car) // 91 Topaz (daughters first car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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martin0660 Offline
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#7
This is what is going on with my car as well, assuming its alongs the frame rail side of the shock tower. I also suggest you take a good look at the same place on the passenger side, as mine was worse there, assuming because of the turbo heat.

If you dont get it fixed right, the shock towers will pull in and cause all kinds of havock with alignment settings. This is why I am probably going to end up parting my car [Image: frown.gif]

Bob Myers
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black88tc Offline
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#8
well my passenger side is fine. well i guess i will just pull the brake stuff while i'm at it. so thanks guys for the help
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Pete D Offline
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#9
Check the area under the battery tray back to the stru tower while your at it.
Pete Dunham


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black88tc Offline
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#10
i already checked under there because the battery is getting relocated to the trunk. so thanks anyways.
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