1987 Olds 5.3L LS turbo swap

GBodyscuffle

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I love the jegs also. The skinnies will look great in the front. But they will come at a later date so I'll be mix matches. Lol. Jegs says they won't ship until may so they must be on backorder
 

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My vote is for the Telstar looking wheels from Summit. Those wheels from Jeg's are a bit too new-fangled looking for me.
 

GBodyscuffle

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Well my wheels and tires came in, haven't had a chance to put full weight on them yet to check all my clearances. But they look pretty killer so far. Ill be sure to let everyone know what happens.

Also repaired some brake lines, waiting on a couple banjo fittings to get here then adding fluids. Picked up my driveshaft from getting built/balanced. Came out great and fits great. Hopefully have this girl rolling soon.

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GBodyscuffle

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Okay guys, tomorrow may very well be the big day that i finally move the car under its own power for the first time in a very long time. If all goes well I will post back with yall tomorrow. Just need to throw the exhaust back in, put the driveshaft in, add fluids and bleed the brakes. Wish me luck.....

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GBodyscuffle

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Today was a great day. I set a goal and met it. The cutlass moved under it's own power today. It's not 100% yet, still need to rebleed brakes again, and get a air pocket from the cooling system. Never accomplished something this big before, I'm not sure how to handle it lol. I had to align the rear axle again. It was about a 1/4in off from where I had it originally. I'm sure alot of you will be happy to know that the wheels fit no problem with the weight on them fully. But now the fun begins.

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Okay guys, tomorrow may very well be the big day that i finally move the car under its own power for the first time in a very long time. If all goes well I will post back with yall tomorrow. Just need to throw the exhaust back in, put the driveshaft in, add fluids and bleed the brakes. Wish me luck.....

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You need a turbo blanket. They manage radiant heat really well. The rest of the engine compartment will thank you!! It's looking great!!
 

GBodyscuffle

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You need a turbo blanket. They manage radiant heat really well. The rest of the engine compartment will thank you!! It's looking great!!
I've been looking at them just haven't pulled the trigger on one yet. I was planning on getting stuff to wrap the exhaust up soon too lol. Tired of my skin sticking everytime I brush against one of the pipes while it's hot lol.
 

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