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#1  Posted 6 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote  |  + 7 Cool
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burgundy
In reply to navyseal552, #12810:

Touche, lol. I love using other people's budgets on cars haha.
#12,811  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Scutterbotch
I'm surprised to see so many people who are interested in cars on here...

At any rate, here's my current project:
The 500whp for $5000 project. Current total is:
89' MB 300e sedan, M104 engine, auto trans, came with EBC rotors and EBC racing green pads, $600
Chevy LQ9 engine + harness, 4L80E, and TCU for $1200
Garrett GT45 from Volvo truck - $500 (ebay)
Megasquirt III V3.57X - $600
Delphi 998cc Injectors - $400
Dual Bosch 044 fuel pumps (running E85)- $300
Hotrod Satin Black paint, 1gal - $120

$1280 left to fab motor mounts, subframe connectors, put aero wheels and 10" DOT hoosiers on the rear, buy euro headlights, redrill rear hubs to 5x4.5 PCD, fab up fiberglass flares for the rear arches, and so forth. Should get interesting.

Currently repairing a small piece of rust, and welding up the new trans crossmember. Sorry if it looks high off the ground, there's a jack under the front crossmember currently.



My other rides include:
1971 Buick Riviera, 455, a bit of work, just over 515whp.
1962 Ford Thunderbird, 390 interceptor, waiting to go into the booth.
#12,812  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote  |  + 4 Cool
romalee
In reply to Scutterbotch, #12812:

Sweet list of cars. I love that era of Riviera, such a unique car. My brother has a 72' Cutlass with a 455 in it, mostly stock and it still hammers out 450ft-lbs of torque.
#12,813  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Scutterbotch
In reply to romalee, #12813:

Tell him that the comp cams thumper camshaft gives most 455's a 40hp boost, :]

The stock camshaft grinds are pretty miserable.
#12,814  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
ChevyCobb Sponsor
In reply to Scutterbotch, #12812:

Very cool idea. Definitely keep us posted on the build.
#12,815  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Scimitar7
Discovered this weekend that electing to use Hawk pads on the Nova were a wonderful idea! Pictures and video of my run at Tail of the Dragon will be up soon
#12,816  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
burgundy
Nice project!!! That GT45 will be too large for just 500whp though... if you take the top rings on the LQ motors and widen the gap some they can handle 800+ whp on stock internals and everything, and be pretty reliable to boot!
#12,817  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Scutterbotch
In reply to burgundy, #12817:
Nice project!!! That GT45 will be too large for just 500whp though... if you take the top rings on the LQ motors and widen the gap some they can handle 800+ whp on stock internals and everything, and be pretty reliable to boot!
Yeah, i know i could get well over 500whp with that turbo, but i'm restricting it to that via the onboard megasquirt boost control for reliability of the driveshaft flex joints, and to make sure the stock rear end stays in one piece, haha.

Hopefully once i sell the thunderbird, i can go for the next round of upgrades, which will have a goal of 750whp on "driving" boost levels, consisting of a driveshaft, kirkey drivers seat, nardi wheel, lsd, L92 heads, tremec T56, custom tunnel ram, LS2 cam, milled pistons for lower c/r, new rear LCA's for wider rear tires, tubs in the front and rear, Koni reds on the front with H&R 1.5" springs, custom coilovers in the rear in the spring pockets, and in typical mercedes fashion, an AMG bodykit w/ ducktail spoiler, so in other words, the next $7-5,000 round of "upgrades".

On another note, lent my 92' c1500 to someone for a week, a year ago. Just got it back, the rings in 3 cylinders are just gone, at first i was upset, then i realized, mehh, its just TBI, no real loss.

Has anyone else ever lent a vehicle out, and had it come back in terrible condition?
#12,818  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
romalee
In reply to Scutterbotch, #12818:

Lent for a week, but gone for a year? wtf?
#12,819  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
burgundy
In reply to Scutterbotch, #12818:

Sounds like you have a good plan in your head. Hope it works out that way for you and it will be a killer ride.

Barndoor on here is a Mercedes tech and does alot of performance work as well as myself.
#12,820  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Scutterbotch
In reply to romalee, #12819:

Mhm. Trans failed in his 95' c1500 (Hmm, wonder why), i had no idea that he was such an "agressive" driver, so i lent him my truck. I didnt really need it at that time, figured it would show up next week, and then the next week, but i trusted the guy. Here's one of the pics i took when it got back to my driveway. Gore warning.



In reply to burgundy, #12820:

Is Barndoor on much?
#12,821  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
romalee
In reply to Scutterbotch, #12821:

Jeez
#12,822  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
burgundy
In reply to Scutterbotch, #12821:

Is Barndoor on much?
Yeah, he's around quite often, kinda surprised he hasn't chimed in yet, but then again it is a holiday weekend...
#12,823  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
megasking
Got a killer offer on the accord......took it hahaha


new toy 72 olds cutlass S rocket 350/th350 trans needs quarters but the car came with em


it runs and drives awesome.....not too bad for a car with 4 wheel drum breaks
#12,824  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote  |  + 5 Cool
burgundy
In reply to megasking, #12824:

Good upgrade! Are you going to do the body work yourself?
#12,825  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Scimitar7
In reply to megasking, #12824:

Even as beat up as she looks, still VERY fap worthy. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT scrap that engine for a Chevy 350 unless you absolutely completely 175% certain that the Olds engine can't be saved (assuming anything ever happens to it).

Also, as an owner of a car that used to have drums on all 4 wheels, I HIGHLY recommend upgrading the fronts to discs ASAP. The longer you wait to do it, the harder kick in the ass you give yourself when you eventually do the swap. It took me 6 years to do them on my Nova, and every time I hit the brakes hard I think "why didn't I do that sooner?"
#12,826  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
romalee
In reply to megasking, #12824:

Where do you live where all this vintage Iron is just laying around falling into your lap?
#12,827  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote  |  + 2 Ditto
Scimitar7
I promised pics of my weekend at Deal's Gap, so here are a few. I've yet to edit the videos together, so that will come later.







#12,828  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote  |  + 2 Cool
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In reply to Scimitar7, #12828:

I drove Deal's Gap (Tail of the Dragon) many years ago in a Ford Escort. Someday, I plan on going back on my bike...

#12,829  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote  |  + 1 Cool
Scutterbotch
Nova goodness... So jealous.
#12,830  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
megasking
In reply to Scimitar7, #12826:

yes im gonna do the bodywork my self...my uncle will put the quarters on tho.....


my dads camino has 4 wheel drum breaks it isnt tooo bad and im defsanetly KEEPING the olds engine even if it is gonna be pulled out my buddy has 2 spare engines.....this car has the 2 barrel he has the 4 barrel ones....this kid has a 72 cutlass s,68 vista cruiser,71 vista and 72 vista so parts are gonna be easy to find for it......my main concern is fix all the rust,freshen up the motor and new breaks......ohh yeah tires! defanetly want SS cragers the vinal top is shot so im pulling it off the car will be grey primer till i can save up for a decent paint job...
#12,831  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
romalee
In reply to megasking, #12831:

Don't buy SS Cragers, they're shit.
#12,832  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
burgundy
In reply to Scimitar7, #12828:

Nice! I forget, did you do 4 wheel discs or just fronts?
#12,833  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
megasking
In reply to romalee, #12832:

i love cragars....my dad had em on all his chevelles hes putting them on the front of his El Camino too i know they aint for everyone my cuz put vette rims on his 68 so im buying his cragars
#12,834  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Scutterbotch
I never understood why people would want to add weight to their cars.... A set of those cragars would weigh about 30 lbs more than a set of D-hole aero's, at $50 a pop, but hey, to each his own i guess. If you ever want more displacement, i have an olds 455 hanging in my shed. :3
#12,835  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Scimitar7
In reply to burgundy, #12833:

Just fronts. Next step is to get bigger rims (16" minimum) so I can fit "LS1-style" 12" rotors & dual piston calipers. After that, I may consider rear discs, but maybe not. When I was researching the fronts, I got a lot of "if it's not going to see a racetrack every weekend, rear discs aren't worth it". Time will tell!
#12,836  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
burgundy
In reply to Scimitar7, #12836:

Gotcha... It sure isn't cheap to do a rear conversion, as I am finding out, lol.
#12,837  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
megasking
In reply to Scutterbotch, #12835:
im not racing it lol its my DD i want an oldschool look but i hate american racing wheels.......welds are too blehh i had em on my fox but they fit the car perfect and they were a pain in the balls on my camaro.....and im nott running a rim bigger than 15''

#12,838  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
burgundy
I have Crager soft 8's on the truck. Something about a steel wheel just fits a truck and the price was right when I bought them. I would put them on a car in an instant, but not if I was looking to race. IMO, a steel wheel beats an aluminum wheel for DD'ing because it is much easier to repair. The only reason I run aluminum wheels on the DD right now is because I like the style.
#12,839  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Scutterbotch
In reply to megasking, #12838:
In reply to Scutterbotch, #12835:
im not racing it lol its my DD i want an oldschool look but i hate american racing wheels.......welds are too blehh i had em on my fox but they fit the car perfect and they were a pain in the balls on my camaro.....and im nott running a rim bigger than 15''


Hate American Racing? What about the Hot Rod 500 series of wheels?

#12,840  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
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