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Old 12-03-13, 08:30 PM
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Exhaust finally done!

I will post a video in a bit. It was kept intentionally fairly quiet.

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what was the PN on the radiator u used?
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Sorry for the late response.

It is a Griffin 1-25182-X.
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Been sitting on this video for a few weeks now, lol.

Here it is after the new exhaust.

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Ok just started my 87 gxl v8 project the 13b apex ripped apart want v8 in light car what set up should I use for a 350 chevy small block. Manual trans? Rear? Drive Shaft? what is the best stuff to use really appreciate any help I can get, and what cradle did you use, or did you make custom mounts.
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what fuel pump did u use? and do u know if a truck engine oil pan would clear the crossmember? where did u end up getting your wiring the price was cheap?
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Originally Posted by roxy7lover View Post
Ok just started my 87 gxl v8 project the 13b apex ripped apart want v8 in light car what set up should I use for a 350 chevy small block. Manual trans? Rear? Drive Shaft? what is the best stuff to use really appreciate any help I can get, and what cradle did you use, or did you make custom mounts.
I have Pez engine mounts, the rest of the kit is Ronin Speedworks. Great stuff and well worth the money.
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what fuel pump did u use? and do u know if a truck engine oil pan would clear the crossmember? where did u end up getting your wiring the price was cheap?
For now it is running on an FD pump. I have a Aeromotive stealth 340 to install once I get it out of storage.

Truck pan will not work unless you heavily modify it. You will need an F body pan.

I purchased the wiring from a guy whos speed shop went under...
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Well it is out of storage and safely at home. So hopefully I will have some fresh updates soon.

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Slowly getting this thing to actually look like a car. Need to find a couple more things and wash it. But it should be at least presentable sometime in the near future.

Snapped a couple pictures today.

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New to me rim and tire setup!

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New windshield. Now to fix the roof and a few other areas. Maybe one day give it a legit paint job...

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Not to much of an update. Worked on my brakes a bit. Went with a Bronze finish.

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One thing I have to say about the car now that I have had it on DD duty the last few weeks. It actually runs and drives remarkably well. Now that the rough edges are mostly smoothed out it is not different than driving any other car, except when nailing the throttle or hitting a curve. It has been very reliable and has been getting decent fuel mileage. The ride is about as good as some newer cars I have driven (Stock T2 suspension), feels well planted and not on the verge of losing control like I had expected.

Only complaint I have is there is far to much road noise going on. Need to pick up some sound deadening material and install it over trouble areas.
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Went out to Hawkeye downs today for a track day. Learned a lot about the car and had a lot of fun. Not the greatest driver in the world, but I plan to go to a lot more events and try to correct anything I learn for the next time.

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A little change up.

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Bored, so I figured it was time for a quick recap after the first 3000 miles.

Car has been very fun, gets driven every day, rain or shine. New tires took care of the majority of my road noise . My stock truck engine mixed with the FC chassis was enough to run similar times to the C5 vettes around the road course. Nothing has broke yet, even after several weekends of serious abuse, but the stock NA rear is sounding like it has hit the end of the line. We shall see how long it continues.

Only down side is that the car does not look great and manages to get vandalized almost any time I park in a lot. Never have had a car get vandalized as much as this one! Glad now that I did not spend any money on a nice paint job. Could care less about the vandalism, the only one that really pissed me off was when someone tried to break in the drivers door lock with a flat head screw driver, now I can no longer lock it with a key and have to lock it from inside.

Plans for the future will be a cam swap, headers and some better flowing mufflers. Maybe over the winter an aluminum block swap to cut front end weight.


As it sits now!

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I suppose no news is good news.

Still driving it every day. Still having a great time with it.

I changed from having an open PCV system to a closed system. Brazed a nipple onto the intake tube and sealed it all up. Probably spend a little more time over the winter making it look nicer. It definitely idles better now, plus no more fumes after a nice hard beating. Other than that I have only really had to do general upkeep. Been very low maintenance.

I have decided to not do anything major to it until winter comes around. Then it will get the T2 rear diff(NA is sounding real rough these days), Mandeville style front brake setup, typical LS engine mods, and if I feel froggy an aluminum block swap(Not likely).

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Swapping in an aluminum block .

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Everyone loves pictures. Here is my progress, spent a couple hours in the garage today.

Just have to install the intake manifold and radiator. Then it will be driving once again.





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Car is up and running again. Probably put it back on daily duty tomorrow.
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And now it is tucked into its corner of the garage for the cold season. Not sure what projects I want to do over the winter. Only time will tell.

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This winter has managed to keep me busy on other projects. But I have not been idle with the car entirely.

Picked up a new cam and spring set up. Hoping that the bigger cam softens the low end torque a bit. I will also be grabbing a better rim and tire combo sometime before spring.

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Decided to make a quick startup and rev video in anticipation of warmer weather and for comparison after the cam is installed.

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