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Offline fb_rider

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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2009, 04:03:42 PM »
No need to keep rubbing salt in an open wound. What done is done but hopefully the car gets returned to its former glory as you simply don't see that many Y88's out and about any more.

I agree - enjoy it the way it is for now.  One day down the road you may want to paint it gold again, but for now you have a one off!!
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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2009, 06:01:01 AM »
Oops .... sorry.  I should've read the thread a little closer.

Keep it the way it is ... drive it, enjoy it.  You know what you've got now so don't hesitate to ask any more questions.  Just realize some of us are blind and stupid and don't follow threads that well ;)

I am the "idiot"  I have a Y88 apparently and I never knew... and when I started restoring it.... we painted it black with the pin stripes to look like tha bandit.... now..... too late :(


It is ... some idiot painted it black.  I think he's checking the block to the VIN but it seems he has a Y88 with a 4 speed.
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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2009, 08:50:33 AM »
Okie guys so I just realized that my "rare" Y88 has everything original except.......


I was looking into the engine carefully and I have a     XA engine code and the date stamp says D267

Meaning I have a 1977 engine L78... !!!! Now what? Can I still find an original engine for this and be the matching codes for this car....The engine that was in my Y88 before was a      WC engine code.
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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2009, 09:17:33 AM »
Good luck on the engine find. It'll be a needle in a haystack as you won't know who pulled it or where it ended up. Best bet is to enjoy it as is as its period correct (or darn close anyways.....it needs to be gold again :)   )

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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2009, 09:39:17 AM »
You could find another WC coded engine if you look around. To be even closer to perfect would be to find one dated within a few weeks before the date your car was assembled that would be on your cowl tag. Then the only thing that wouldn't be right is the VIN stamping on the block, but those are hard to see. ;)
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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2009, 03:55:47 AM »
Wow I just looked it up in the coding area and my car came with 8 track..lol

Is there any other Y88 owners know other ways I can verify if this is a Y88 for sure

do you still have the 8 track radio in it. it will look like this. with the gold 8 track door.

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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2009, 11:35:27 AM »
That looks great I want it!!! Looks so clean so s.e cars came with the gold front radio door? Where can I find one of these ? I think the code on my build sheet says ur1 I think
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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2009, 12:10:30 PM »
my car is a 79 and was orderd with this radio. there was one on eBay last week. it sold for like 60 bucks.  on mine it is UM2

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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2009, 09:52:26 PM »
No, the SE's did not come with gold radio doors on them.  That is just a discoloration due to age and time.
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Re: Do I have a Y88 ???
« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2009, 12:38:51 PM »
I found the radio my car UM1.

I have a guy that restores them and cleans them all up like new, and even adds the RCA's and an AUX input for ipods etc.

Let me know.


Christopher.
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