91' SHO Resto

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  1. Sonodeep

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    Hello everyone,
    I've been reading this forum for a while and its really great to find other SHO enthusiasts. I have a 91' mocha with the fiberglass hood. No blacked out pillars so I guess it's not a plus. Anyway, I was given my SHO from my uncle about 10 years ago. I drove her for years and unfortunately she sat for a few years and was damaged where it was parked. So I have a dented front fender, slightly damaged hood, and a round crack in the windshield that is the exact size as a can of Bud light. I've replaced the fuel pump and am working on getting parts for the 60,000 mile front and top. Still love this car. Wish I hadn't let it sit so long but I'm in the process of restoring her to her former glory.
    Thanks for all the great tips and info on this site. Glad so many people love these cars.
     
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    Welcome, as you have already found out this forum is a great source of knowledge and people
     
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    Welcome to the community, Sonodeep, sorry to hear about the damage to your SHO, hope you can get it back to 100% condition. Please do post pics of your ride, and journal your journey, it will make for great reading I am sure!
     
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    I know Im reviving a dead thread here. I got side lined on my SHO and just got to a point where I can get the restoration going again. Anyway I got some pics. Also pulled out front seats and carpet. Going to put in new carpet and try to find an upholsterer that can duplicate the original seats.
    Im also getting ready to start doing my 120k and was curious how crucial replacing the rod bearings are at this point? Any input is appreciated.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    It is only critical if your oil light is on, or you hear an odd ticking noise from deep inside the engine block.
    There are plenty of SHOs with over 200K miles that have their original rod bearings.

    Buy a set of rod bearings while they are still available but don't rush the install. You know the history of your unit and it would seem there was no abuse by the driver and no maintenance faux-pas like oil change omissions.
     
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    I would say that- not critical as stated above- but if the parts are going to be exposed, like exhaust off or engine out for whatever reason, slap them in so you don't have to get back in there. Sort of like doing the water pump while replacing the timing belt sorta thing. It's getting toward the mileage that considering it is a good idea.
     
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    Check out Super Coupe Performance for replacement seat skins. The guy that does the seats for the Super Coupe has the patterns for the SHOs. Gen1 is different from Gen2 so make sure to specify what you want.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I dont really want to replace them at this point. I will order some just in case though. I understand some things are getting hard to find now, ie crank sensor.
    Good to know about the seats, I wasnt aware anyone was doing them. Ill probably do the carpet and those after I finish under the hood.

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    Jbeck I have NO IDEA what I'm doing!! Supporting Member

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    Id like to see an update on this SHO if you are still working on it.
     
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    Still working on it. I have the valve covers loose and ready to come out. Im trying to decide whether to continue before I move at the end of next month or postpone until Im at the new place. Mainly worried about not having shims. I'll probably check clearances on the valves and hope theyre not too bad. I was going to paint the valve covers and intake but I dont know if I can get her back together quick enough for the move.

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    If you've never done anything to the car(head swap, cam swap) then you probably don't need to mess with the valve clearence. If any of them are out of spec you can usually flip the shim to get it back in spec.
     
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    Agree with valve clearance above. I would get the top done with valve cover seals and do the bottom stuff at the new location. It's good to cross chunks off and get some mental momentum. what's the mileage on this thing?
     
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    I'm reslly appreciating the input right now. If I dont do the valves I can probably button her back together. I really dont want to move anything until everythings back together. Less likely that something will get lost.

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    Where Im at right now[​IMG]

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    That's a very familiar sight. I love the tape labels. Use that and zip locks all the time. Valve cover already off and sealed or still on the to do list?
     
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    Off bit just sitting there. Ive stilk got to change the gaskets

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    The sheer strength on those valve cover bolts are not very high so be careful when you tighten it back up. Aluminum bolts and aluminum threaded holes. I broke 2 my first run through and, having to extract them with a drill at a funky angle from the back near the firewall, is something I would avoid. Nice and snug not super tight.
     
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    ^^^ Exactly what he said!
     

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