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1994 Z24
Saturday, February 02, 2019 10:32 AM
Well, here it is.
Short videos, if you care to check them out.
https://youtu.be/6IqOipFTnQk
https://youtu.be/3yJggzpLJgA

I need to clean out the fuel tank and put some fresh gas in it. What is in it is orange and stinks. Also has very little in it too. When switch is on, fuel gauge goes down to empty. Engine misses and sputters when applying throttle. Dies when letting off. Will crank and idle, only acts up after applying throttle. Noticed a good bit of smoke too after rev'ing it up some, but this may be due to sitting so long. I have a feeling the engine is toast, but will try some fresh gas.
This one my be the first one of mine to get a 3400.

Drivers door panel arm rest is ripping some. Hole in drivers seat. Other than that, interior is in very nice shape. Body has a few small dents and dings. Base/clear Maaco paint job. Chips in old paint were not filled before paint was applied. He said he paid $800 for the paint job.

Window tint needs replacing.

Long list of parts replaced within last few years. Cheap stereo/speakers that sounds okay. No external amplifiers.

Florida car with very little sun damage, no rust.

Re: 1994 Z24
Monday, February 04, 2019 9:52 AM
Looks ok, hopefully it's good in the motor also.

Is that fold down seat a Z24 only option?

The junk one over here I got the quarter window out of had one too but it was tan ( in a red car ) and the car got flooded in Maria.

Doug in P.R.


92 Pontiac Sunbird LE, 2.0, AT, Red / Black with Grey 148K miles. Hurricane Maria Surviver! ( It takes a licking and keeps on ticking ! ).....in Salinas, Puerto Rico!




Re: 1994 Z24
Monday, February 04, 2019 4:57 PM
Yeah, the fold down seat was an option. I don't know the RPO for it off hand. It would be in the book, but I haven't looked it up. Not sure if it was only available with the Z24 or not. It also included fully carpeted trunk area, or at least the few I've seen had full carpet with the fold down seat.

I am hoping it is just bad gas. I'm going to drop the tank, blow out the lines, replace the fuel filter and put fresh gas in it this weekend. May have a clogged injector or 6. I'll put the old gas into a white bucket and get a picture of it. What came out of the fuel pressure test gauge looked (and smelled) very bad. No idea just how long this car has set. Oil is fresh and clean though.

I have nearly everything needed for a 3400 swap. So, if the engine is bad I may go that route. I have also toyed with the idea of putting the 3.1 out of the RS in it. Certainly the easiest and cheapest. Just thoughts for now though. I'll have a better idea of what to do by Sunday, hopefully.
Re: 1994 Z24
Friday, February 08, 2019 7:12 PM
Beautiful Find!! You moving on up !!

Keep going and you going to catch up with me...Hahaa

Looks like I need just a couple more and I would look like another Member on here!!

Frank can have a J-Body Bash and if no one else shows up he is still good to go.....I still haven't figured out how he chooses which one to drive on any given day???











Re: 1994 Z24
Saturday, February 09, 2019 8:28 AM
LOL, yeah, I think I have some sort of compulsion disorder.

I talked myself into simply for the fact that it is a 5spd. I figured if all else fails, I'll have everything I need to convert my 92 to 5spd properly and in a factory manner.
Sadly, I'll be losing my 94 RS. I'm stripping it for parts. Most will be stored, but wiring, dash, engine, trans, hvac, etc, etc, etc. will be going into my 88 wagon. I'll have a salvage yard come to get the hull once I've gotten everything out of it. I took it off my insurance yesterday. It is renewal time and I didn't want to pay to keep it on it for another six months knowing I would soon be taking it apart.
Re: 1994 Z24
Saturday, February 09, 2019 3:10 PM
I was getting ready to jack the car up and saw the exhaust pipe was hitting the trailing arm. I looked upstream and saw what appeared to be black soot on the pipe. I grabbed the pipe only to find this :o

https://youtu.be/VN0FZSSA2kY

I'll take the tank out tomorrow to clean out the old gas. Get some pipe to repair the leak and hopefully find all I need is a clutch to get this car running/driving.
Re: 1994 Z24
Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:59 PM
That's why I prefer to do my own exhaust work. It is nasty work but I know what I got when I get done with it.

My '94 came with an awful exhaust system when I got it back in 2014. I decided to get all the life I could out of it while I acquired the replacements. Eventually I did manage to get everything form the manifold to the tail pipe. That nasty system is still hanging on, but just about all my other vehicles have had theirs rot off in the meantime.....Hahaa. One advantage to using the old system up first is you are buying extra time for your new system - it isn't going to start rotting till it is hung on there. Of course the big dogs have custom stainless fitted on theirs......but obviousy I am much more of a wannabe!!





I did replace this wonderful piece of hanger at the tail pipe. I have no idea how it worked like that as long as it did.....





Love your videos!! Keep them coming :-)



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Re: 1994 Z24
Monday, February 11, 2019 12:57 AM
Your pictures aren't showing up.

I didn't get much done yesterday. The pipe is cut and ready to put back together. But I left it loose because removing/installing the fuel tank is easier with the exhaust loose. I'm going to put a new fuel pump in it, since now will be the perfect time to put one in it.
I picked up some stuff at Ace hardware to rig up the hanger with an aftermarket insulator I got at Autozone.
https://youtu.be/GRkcbZ7676c

If the pump is here by next weekend, I'll get it all back together and see how it runs.
Re: 1994 Z24
Today 7:21 AM
Dropped the tank last night.
Found pretty old gas in it, but not much, thankfully.
Here is the gas that was in the tank.
https://youtu.be/Du0cnTnOl18

I did discover the baffling around the pump assemble is cracked. I don't know if that is something to be concerned with, of if it is mainly there to help stabilize the fuel level float?
Here is the baffle inside the tank.
https://youtu.be/Eo4FwqGJ7Uo

Hopefully the baffling is only for smoothing out the fuel level reading. Please let me know what you think.
Plan to put the new pump in it with 5 gallons of fresh gas, later today. Just hope I don't need a new tank. If it is only to keep the gauge steady, I'm not worried about that too much. But, if it has an adverse affect on fuel delivery, well that's a problem.
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