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ckosacranoid
ckosacranoid SuperDork
9/9/21 3:53 p.m.

Good luck with something very different and weird. Waves a hand from the Kenosha area where it was made when new.

GTwannaB
GTwannaB GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
9/9/21 8:43 p.m.

My father bought one at my older brother's suggestion in the late 80's because one of the ampersand magazines gave it import car of the year.  Our mechanic could not fix it when something broke because in his words 'it did not exist' ie no parts available and no manuals to fix, when it was like 4 yrs old. After that I forbade my father from buying a car without my permission. 

ddavidv
ddavidv UltimaDork
9/10/21 5:57 a.m.

OP's first post was this thread and hasn't been back. Considering the subject, I suspect troll post.

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/10/21 6:10 a.m.

In reply to ddavidv :

He may be stranded somewhere 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
9/10/21 12:11 p.m.

Yeah, but he has oarlocks. Can't be a canoe....

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltimaDork
9/10/21 1:15 p.m.
ddavidv said:

OP's first post was this thread and hasn't been back. Considering the subject, I suspect troll post.

This is a tough board to troll - it's hard to think of a build so absurd that nobody here has already tried something similar.

rowboat
rowboat New Reader
9/10/21 3:14 p.m.

In reply to Donebrokeit :

I was aware of the heater core issue, I just dont know who to look up to replace it.

row'

rowboat
rowboat New Reader
9/10/21 3:25 p.m.

In reply to ae86andkp61 (Forum Supporter) :

Thank you! That post was one of the first i read about the car before buying.

row'

rowboat
rowboat New Reader
9/10/21 3:33 p.m.

In reply to Toyman01 + Sized and :

thats far in the future- im still poking into the engine bay and measuring everything to get an idea of how much space im working with and understanding how they put it all together.

after i respond to everyone ill be creating a build thread with pictures incuded and a more in depth backstory.

much appertiation,

row'

rowboat
rowboat New Reader
9/10/21 3:40 p.m.

In reply to Jeff Shaffer :

ill look into each of those as my headgaskets blown/warped( haven't taken it apart yet) and more. ill have a build thread with pictures soon.

thank you,

row'

rowboat
rowboat New Reader
9/10/21 3:42 p.m.

In reply to pointofdeparture :

ill definitely check it out thank you!

row'

rowboat
rowboat New Reader
9/10/21 3:51 p.m.

In reply to Tom1200 :

i have yet to get a speadsheet going, 

where do i need to look for foreign parts? that sounds like a beautiful car!  i want to pretty much gut the engine bay and Frankenstein it with new parts.

i know this is gonna be a hell of a job but im determined.

row'

rowboat
rowboat New Reader
9/10/21 3:58 p.m.

In reply to outasite :

hmmm... where abouts in st. cloud? 

row'

rowboat
rowboat New Reader
9/10/21 4:02 p.m.

In reply to TurnerX19 :

yeah its pretty craptastic!

 

rowboat
rowboat New Reader
9/10/21 4:03 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

thank you for these !

rowboat
rowboat New Reader
9/10/21 4:12 p.m.

In reply to ddavidv :

dont have a comp. at home so i use the one at work. was also working on the car cuz the starter E36 M3 on me after driving for 2 days.

row'

 

rowboat
rowboat New Reader
9/10/21 7:04 p.m.

In reply to Toyman01 + Sized and :

heres the pictures

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit UltraDork
9/10/21 7:44 p.m.
rowboat said:

In reply to Donebrokeit :

I was aware of the heater core issue, I just dont know who to look up to replace it.

row'

It was done by Chrysler, they may have no record of it being done due to the age of the car.

 

Unless you can find proof it was replaced then you should do it yourself. 

outasite
outasite HalfDork
9/10/21 9:35 p.m.

In reply to rowboat :

Lincoln Ave NE north of E St Germain St

 

 

 

 

Jeff Shaffer
Jeff Shaffer New Reader
9/10/21 9:44 p.m.

When looking for euro parts look up Renault R9 and R11 parts...no Alliance over seas 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/11/21 4:51 a.m.
Donebrokeit said:
rowboat said:

In reply to Donebrokeit :

I was aware of the heater core issue, I just dont know who to look up to replace it.

row'

It was done by Chrysler, they may have no record of it being done due to the age of the car.

 

Unless you can find proof it was replaced then you should do it yourself. 

I would think that, as it was a Federally mandated recall (if there was an Encore/Alliance in the junkyard, they had to replace its heater core) they would have to maintain records.

 

This is a lot of why manufacturers will recall any safety related items voluntarily... if they are forced to do it, it's a much larger hassle.

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit UltraDork
9/11/21 8:04 a.m.

Pete,  you would be surprised at what shows up DECADES later.

 

1) In 2009 a  1978 Dodge Aspen for a wiring recall, that was still open.

 

2) In 2017 a 1989 K-car came in for some kind of software update recall,  still open.

 

And this is just a few that have shown up over the years.

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