84' Cutlass pro touring build

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Tony1968

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In 1984 I was 16 yrs old and already a gear head. Loved all the G bodies. A few years later a friend of mine got an 86 T type. I was hooked. The sound of that car was awe inspiring. But thru my twenties and into my forties I had two big block Chevelles and an LS TransAm.
So I recently turned 50. Then 51 and a bout with cancer. While I would love a GN or an SS I got the chance to get a half way decent Cutty. For 1200 bucks with 81k on her. Total plain Jane with roll up windows and a one or two speaker 'stereo ' Maybe. I'm not even sure. Seriously
So this one will be my first true frame off. Don't think I have a full pic of car as I got her because I started disassembly right away and found an 80k mile 6.0 that was on a farm truck. A pig farm. Whoooo that motor stank when I brought it in garage. should have power washed it immediately. Oh well
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Tony1968

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That was June of last year. Stuff takes forever ya know.
Here's the 6 liter I am building for the most average torque. I don't care about horsepower at 6800 anymore. I dig low end thump. Had a Ram with Cummins TD that pegged a chassis dyno at 1200 lb/ft and that's all the dyno could read. It was an old one like some of us. Lol
Anyhow I've learned, for me anyway, I spend 99.9% of the time between 2000 and 4000 rpms. So why not make it good. Don't want a turbo or charger. Yet anyway.
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Tony1968

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Jul 1, 2018
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The 6 liter cleaned up well after disassembly and a trip to my local machine/speed shop. magnaflux went well so had her bored with torque plates .030 over for a 6.1L or 370 cubes. 11.3ish to 1 with decked block and shaved heads.
4.030 CP Bullet forged pistons. Forged h beam rods and a BTR cam. Mild. His stage 1 bump stick. Fleabay got me a set of 799's that I sent directly to Total engine airflow for a shave and a haircut (full cnc port) Lol.
Brian Tooley knows his stuff so when I asked what cam with this combo would give me what I'm looking for. I listened. .610/57x with mild duration of 223/[email protected]
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Tony1968

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Jul 1, 2018
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NW Indiana
Bought more stuff. I do that when funds allow and try to get it on sale. Try. sometimes I'm impatient. UMI stage 4 because their stuff made my transam a slot car. 2018 Camaro SS calipers and 18 vette z51 rotors with a bigbrakeupgradekit. Mamo ported Lsxr102. Holley ceramic 1 and 7/8 x 3 collector
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Injectedcutty

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Awesome!!! Glad to hear you beat that nasty disease and got back on the horse unlike alot of folks! That Cutlass is gonna scream, tuned in for updates.
 

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