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Old 06-03-2016, 10:25 AM   #51
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That exhaust looks fantastic!
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Ah shame about those trim rings ktthecarguy, how do they fit on anyhows ? Ive never seen a set for real ?

I had front control arm bushes delivered last night.

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Today I got 80lbs injectors and a 450lph walbro fuel pump all E85 compliant, for my little V6.

I though my prior 48lbs and 255lph walbro were big for a V6 which i will add i was maxing both of them out prior with pump gas. I wounder how many people out there are running 80lbs injectors in a little thirdgen v6....lol
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Not I that's for sure can't even get it running correctly let alone play with performance.
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Those 48lb injectors are going to fit nice and snug in my car. For anyone looking into a turbo build I will have practically brand new 36 lb injectors for sale soon. Literally have 150 miles on them, I also have an extra log header too lol
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Ah shame about those trim rings ktthecarguy, how do they fit on anyhows ? Ive never seen a set for real ?
CC said they are for 15X7s, and apparently I have 15x6.
So now waiting until tuesday. too bad, they were nice and chrome-y, compared to my dull curb-rashed dented originals.

My kids and I put a coat of sealer on the car, painting last wheel today. wax tomorrow.
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Those 48lb injectors are going to fit nice and snug in my car. For anyone looking into a turbo build I will have practically brand new 36 lb injectors for sale soon. Literally have 150 miles on them, I also have an extra log header too lol
Look for my headers interest in the engine stuff for sale classifieds here and post this in that thread. There is a guy that may be interested...it's a thread stated by me.
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Changed the oil and added antifreeze. And installed the new trim rings on the wheels. they are not 100% correct, but they look nice and shiny.
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Wheels finally done!

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Went to a car show today, first time I participated in 18 years. Here are some pics, with my daughter. She is my chief assistant mechanic.


I didn't win a trophy, but then I didn't think I would. My class was 1980 - 1988 GM Stock, and there were 3 beautiful original Buick GNs, that won all the prizes. Well deserved, too. I did manage to get some compliments on how my car looked, and some comments about how you rarely see any nice V6 cars anymore.


I got a nice sunburn, but all-in-all, a good time was had by all.
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So was driving along and my alt took a shiz on me. So she has a nice new shiny one.
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Finally timed up the motor after a complete mechanical restoration. It's now running great It's so nice when every single thing is new!!
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Changed my door lockson my 92 rs today !!!
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Finally timed up the motor after a complete mechanical restoration. It's now running great It's so nice when every single thing is new!!
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So you got your not running issue fixed? That's great news. Getting lots of looks while you are out driving? I bet you do!
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Fixed my door pannel with gorilla tape !! Sooo much better thanks again for the tip! Also ordered arms for hood and hatch and 20 lugnut covers, as well as a new bumper cover being mine is cracked. Now just have to repaint replace injectors, fuel pump, and weather stripping and i think i have fixed almost everything.
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The wife and kids washed it, so I drove it to work. Plenty of looks on the way! Fun!
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Almost finished putting it all back together. I'm going though turbo withdrawls. It's been 1 month since I've driven it!!! Hopefully racing this sunday.
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Hi there,
So you got your not running issue fixed? That's great news. Getting lots of looks while you are out driving? I bet you do!
Yup, I posted a video explaining it. Basically it was a combination of the 12V feed to the Buffer Positive on the clocks having snapped inside the sheath, and the clutch switch for the starter having broken up internally. Showed continuity but not enough Amps flowing! The simplest things always cost the most time.

It's not built yet, bodywork next. Have a look in my sig for web site and blog info.
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Almost finished putting it all back together. I'm going though turbo withdrawls. It's been 1 month since I've driven it!!! Hopefully racing this sunday.
I bet ! Howd you get on?

Its been a long month for me , had a mountain biking trip then came home and had tonsillitis .........

Just layed under and hung my exhaust back section for first time , just fiddly bits making sure when its in its perfect, need to splice in o2 heater next.



I think we have given just the right amount of tip poking out...
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I made a small stainless bracket to pull the semi solid hydraulic clutch hose away from the header.

Then I took out the wierd metal heater pipe from under the thermostat and back of alternator to weld up the throttle body feed . Replaces the u turn rubber hose and Cleans the engine bay up some more.
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I bet ! Howd you get on?
We'll my mom has stage 4 cancer which has been a battle. Needless to say everything is on hold right now because between 60+ hr work weeks and my mom I haven't gotten a chance to tune it more. Although I did drive it and tune it 2 weeks ago. But it's not ready to race just yet. Dialing in e85 was definitly fun. But it needs some more tuning to make it down the track safely.
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We'll my mom has stage 4 cancer which has been a battle. Needless to say everything is on hold right now because between 60+ hr work weeks and my mom I haven't gotten a chance to tune it more. Although I did drive it and tune it 2 weeks ago. But it's not ready to race just yet. Dialing in e85 was definitly fun. But it needs some more tuning to make it down the track safely.
Ah man sorry to hear about ya mam, hope all goes in the right direction for you and your family.
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Ah man sorry to hear about ya mam, hope all goes in the right direction for you and your family.

Thanks you it means alot. Cancer sure is a ruthless disease. It hard to see her going though this. But going out and working on the car is one of the best stress relievers there is,at least for me. Hopefully I get it tuned better this weekend so I'll be at the track on the following Sunday tearing up some v8s.. lol
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But going out and working on the car is one of the best stress relievers there is,at least for me.
Definitely with all thats going on you do need to make sure you look after your self too, its all too easy to forget about yourself. And theres nothing wrong with taking time out
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Took it to a show
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looking damn good , hows it running
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looking damn good , hows it running
Pretty decent...needs some work but just cruising around it does ok.
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Pretty decent...needs some work but just cruising around it does ok.
clucth finally going to hold?
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Yea it definitely holds. Next time I have it out maybe I'll take a video.
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I removed, cleaned up, repainted and re-installed the rear heat shields in preparation for the new muffler. The whole exhaust system was done badly, and needs to be replaced.
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wow that is detail !

finally managed to get the headers and exhaust all in position clamped up and done, heated o2 wired up, removed wooden block holding trans up and put mount back up, played with fittings to move an oil sensor around to clear the new exhaust.
just gota put some electrics back on top and hope it fires .
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Plugged in some wires, ht leads, bolted in that coil mount , blocked off some vac lines and other stuff, borrowed dd battery... and.......... it fired , sat and idled fine. Wierd smells of an engine not ran for a year !
New exhaust sounds gd ;-)
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After running it I drained the oil and coolant, the oil actually isnt that bad but cant hurt to put new stuff in, fitted new filter too.
Piece of mind for a bit.
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Well, I'm in the process of cleaning up the engine bay. Still have a ways to go but it's coming along nicely
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After finally getting the car done with the new hood fitted, it was decided my car would be driven on the move to florida, unfortunately my car didn't make it... well completely together anyways Driving down the highway at 70mph and woosh half of my hood rips off and flies like a saucer to the shoulder. $900 down the drain.





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Holy crapola man !! Lucky no one was hurt , did you buy it new or second hand ? Because that is really bad .
Glad your ok.
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Nice work robertfrank, wheres the washer and header tanks ? And what is your plans for then , looks like youve moved some conduit around too. Nice .
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I removed the washer tank and used a smaller aftermarket overflow bottle. I removed the CCP canister and placed the overflow behind the headlight on the driverside. My ultimate plans are a total wire tuck. Relocation of the fuel rails and repainting the engine bay. I'm a total engine bay cleanliness freak. I've never done a V6 before so this has been fun.

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I removed the washer tank and used a smaller aftermarket overflow bottle. I removed the CCP canister and placed the overflow behind the headlight on the driverside. My ultimate plans are a total wire tuck. Relocation of the fuel rails and repainting the engine bay. I'm a total engine bay cleanliness freak. I've never done a V6 before so this has been fun.
Sounds awesome man, ive never been in to that type of thing but I appreciate the work behind it and how awesome it looks !
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I thought I'd post a pic of how I ran the coolant bottle for others. Here you go.
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Holy crapola man !! Lucky no one was hurt , did you buy it new or second hand ? Because that is really bad .
Glad your ok.

Hood was brand new, arrived damaged and company that i bought it from screwed me out of my replacement so i had this one repaired, very unhappy, might have it repaired by a glass shop with steel braces inside of the hood, buying a plain sport coupe hood temporarily.
and yes it was odd, the hood blew off and i pulled over and got out and there wasn't a ingle car behind me for what seemed to be a mile, and then there was a huge wall of traffic, almost like someone was holding traffic back.
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helicoiled all the rocker stud holes in the 3400 heads , hopefully ill get the car back together soon
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:51 PM   #93
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helicoiled all the rocker stud holes in the 3400 heads , hopefully ill get the car back together soon
Is that guna hold ?
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:59 PM   #94
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New oil and filter, new coolant . Fired to get coolant topped up right, another heat cycle through the exhaust so ill go back and check everythings tight before putting it back on the road .
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Put the car down on the ground , hasnt been there a while ! Ordered new wiper blades and interior mirror.
Car sounds loud meaty and nice with the new exhaust.
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Re: What did you do to your v6 today ?

Washed the car yesterday. Took it for a quick ride and... code 54 is back! Gotta take it back to the shop this morning, and see if they warranty their work. Only a month old, so I hope so.
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Washed the car yesterday. Took it for a quick ride and... code 54 is back! Gotta take it back to the shop this morning, and see if they warranty their work. Only a month old, so I hope so.
Oh really ? What work did they do ? Are you carb or injection?
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Re: What did you do to your v6 today ?

stock 1986, FI. they diagnosed the problem, tested the wire from the ECM to relay as okay, so it must be the ECM. They replaced it for $400. Hopefully under warranty.
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does the car run then ? just throw a code ? do you have good fuel pressure at all revs ?
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Re: What did you do to your v6 today ?

The car runs, but takes a while to start first time when cold. After that, it runs ok, but gets horrible mileage. Might be unrelated though.


Right now at the shop, just waiting for a call back.
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