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  1. zekrahminator

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    Well, it's not really a true classic, but it definitely is a restoration project.

    My friend Johnny owns a '94 Ford Explorer. Yeah, I know, real classic :p. Thing is, he got it for $100USD. Wanna know why? The brake line is gone (failed inspection, so no plates/registration), the alternator is going (battery won't hold a charge), the keys are locked inside the car, and the thing's got 160,000 miles on it. Johnny's got the parts he needs (including new key fobs!) on mail order, they'll be here in 6-8 weeks. Until then, all we can really do is polish it up and bump/buff the dents and scratches out.

    Will have pics soon. It's got a moonroof, 4 wheel drive, an automatic transmission, clean upholstery, and mud tires :D.
     
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    He got if for so cheap, he should spend his money on a lifted suspension, and a 5L v8 swap. :D
     
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    Ah my old '85 TransAM. Original miles on it. Every option it can have from a power seat to power antenna, posi, 16" wheels, the rear wiper was removed. Last year the 305 was the largest engine option and first year of the TPI fuel injection. I traded it for a MUCH faster car show in the last picture.
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    lol. I knew you were gonna bring up the Miata. How's she running? Got your tune ironed out now?
     
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    How'd ya know. :D Yeh it's running better. I can stomp production 'muscle cars' with it now. I haven't actually dyno'd it yet. Should be 250-275hp at the wheels. Was the T4 on it last I talked to you?
     
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    that looks like a decent size garage you've got that TA, Laz - damn, I wish I had that much space to work with!!!:ohwell:
     
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    Yeah, but I don't think you had it tuned yet. Weren't you putting the old turbo on the woman's civic or something?
     
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    That was the plan but I ended up swapping the Civic straight up for an MX-3. Civic was auto, 3 is stick. I already boosted the 3. Easy to do that one. It's not -the- original turbo from the Miata but it is the same model. It still needs an interclooler and engine management but I only have $230 invested for 6psi. Most of it is bolt on parts scavenged from similar cars like the 323 GTX and Probe. I'm considering an AWD conversion using a Protege diff. but that would make the 3 faster then the 5 and I can't have that. :D

    DIY :nutkick: Greddy
     
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    Your Trans Am is the same color blue as my Cutlass. I still need to take some decent pictures of it.
     

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    I like it! :toast: Get some more pics.
     
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    I about to install a 454 BBC with a T 400 Trans into a 1979Malibu classic 2dr, any of you have
    any suggestions on what type of motor mounts and trans mounts it might take to complete
    this project thanks packs101
     
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    packs101 need to start this project by 3/4/08 I've looked in to the possibility of this working and have had positive results, any info posi/neg will be appreciated,thanks.
     
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    take a look at my daily driver, 1984 Ford Thunderbird - Turbocoupe. had it for a few years now, i'm the 2nd owner. cardomain page

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    The passing of a Best Friend

    Well I'm very sad to say that my Best Friend that has that stroker car passed away from a heart attack at only 43yrs.

    His heart was as big as the world to everyone, and will be missed.

    Farewell "Jimmy" Farmer

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    I will get some pics, the trucks are out in my parents storage shop right now.
    I have a 1972 Chevy 3/4 ton 4x4 and a 1955 Chevy 3 window step side. My first car in HS was a 1965 Chevy Impala SS w/ 327 @ 425 hp and a 2 spd power glide tranny. I miss that car :(
    Here is a pic of one of my babies. 1987 Monty Carlo SS with the optional 350 4 spd.
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    Update on my stuff from the first page. The Eldo was sold to some local guy that was bragging to his buddy about how it had the 500 in it. Since he haggled and got it for a song, I damn sure didn't correct him lol.

    The 51 fleetwood was declared a lost cause and sent to the crushers. We just never had the time to fix it and hit too many road blocks.

    Still have the Buick and I am contemplating a restore on her.
     
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    Well great news. The Bird has been reserectued and the dream contiues on.
    Thing is, his childhood "bro" was able to get the car and had at first put the stroker in a '69 Chevy 1/2 ton truck.
    Then he was talking to me about things to go over with getting the motor squared away since it had sat for almost 4 years never started.

    He told me about this late model Firebird his girlfriend had got from her best friend, that had also passed away also.

    As soon as he said the words "would it be hard to put the stroker in there" it's all over.....
    "Dude it's a direct swap" and so be it here's the results

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    I like the '77 4-eyed front clip better.
     
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    Here ya go [note the same wheels]

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    I love that front clip you put on! Looking good! I'll have to post a photo of my 503 sitting in the Mustang.
     
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    Awe'man you got me drooling again!:rockout:

    Just went back thru your Mustang page Sweet!!
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    Lookin nice so far! :toast:

    I'm kinda in agreement with Wile, though . . . I've always loved that '80 - '81 nose. Although, there's nothing wrong with the early 70s . . . just make sure you throw one of those old Ram Air V hoods on it :p

    That 357 looks nice, but it's blasphemy for me to see Chevy orange under the hood of a PMD . . . I vote for installation of a PMD 421 . . . but, she might have some fitment issues in that early 80s F-body

    Either way, looking forward to seeing this project come along! :toast:
     
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    Gotcha :rockout:

    That's the fake out.
    I was kinda pissed when seeing the "other" color, but it was to fool people when it was installed in the Chevy truck. He didn't get around to changing the color since he was way too excited that it was a direct swap into the "80 Esprit.

    It is a true 1973 PMD 400 +.0300 and stroked to 412, BBC Eagle 6.800 rods with Ross custom 455 pistons.

    I also got the same RA-IV cam for my 468 PMD and there is a shot of that awesome virgin Formula hood from the postings last year,, but it stays on my '70:toast:

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