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1st Gbody NEPA, 1984 Grand Prix

Discussion in 'New Users' started by 19GrandPrix84, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Canon_Mutant

    Canon_Mutant G-Body Guru

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    Yeah, plus at 58, I am already learning that I have indeed become that "get off my damn lawn" old fart I always said I would never become. But, when a car actually looks like it has a bunch of stuff just stuck on it? It just has a bunch of stuff stuck on it. Functional stuff . . . splitter, spoiler, bigger wheels with actual high performance tires instead of the splashy 60/65s, etc. all good. I'm going to 17s front, 18s rear. 20s or larger get into an area where they start to actually detract from functionality and the car rides like a turd. Saw a Hurst Olds, beautiful car, with 24" spinner wheels with rubber bands on them and the car was practically undriveable though someone thought it looked way cool. What is the point of that?

    But, in the end, it ain't my car. Blank canvas! Do your thing with it . . .
     
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  2. 64nailhead

    64nailhead Master Mechanic

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    The budget high HP build is the 5.3 or 6.0 transplant with a 4L80E behind it. Turbo as time and money allow. Thank thesloppy mechanics bunch for allof the free info on the web on how to pull off the swap, but keep in mind that you don't have to be 'sloppy' on your transplant. Power wise though, 500-750 whp is a snap and reliable. Nice car BTW - where in NEPA are you?

    X2^2 with this - do what you want and the hell with what everyone else thinks.
     
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  3. 19GrandPrix84

    19GrandPrix84 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    So trying to borrow and engine hoist and truck...might just rent one from Uhaul for the day...

    6.0 and trans complete I'm leaning YES!
     
  4. Hickrocket1258

    Hickrocket1258 Greasemonkey

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    Dude get your shit together, and he's really from Southeast PA. He doesn't know where he's located in PA.
     
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  5. 19GrandPrix84

    19GrandPrix84 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    Haha dude add an avatar pic!
     
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