New to the G Body Scene

1slickG

1slickG

n00b
Apr 21, 2019
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What's up guys. New to the g bodies. I've always wanted one but I reside in Atlanta and there's so many of them around and I just never been the type to buy a car I'm going to see other people driving 68 times a day lol. So I wanted a g body you rarely see around my area and the Grand Prix was just that. I ran across this car for sale and got it at a great price and it only has 88k original miles. It needed some work. Rochester carb was flooding and leaking. Multiple oil leaks and vacuum leaks. I took all the old stuff off. Eliminated multiple vacuum components. Installed the edelbrock top end kit. Summit hei distributor. New valve covers and gaskets, water pump, fan clutch kit, shocks and Coolant temp sensor update to 2 wire. Cleaned up all the wiring with new loom. Removed ac compressor for now. Gotta get all the vents and blower motor working. As well as figure out why the power windows and gauges ain't working. Hope it's just a blown fuse or something.

Next mods are headers and true dual exhaust with some flowmasters. Then paint and interior work.

Future mods are either a big block or an LS swap.
 

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blk7gxn

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WELCOME!!!! And NICE RIDE!!! Glad you found this awesome site! Just out of curiosity, what "G" bodies are popular down there that you see so often, and thanks in advance! :)
 
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1slickG

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WELCOME!!!! And NICE RIDE!!! Glad you found this awesome site! Just out of curiosity, what "G" bodies are popular down there that you see so often, and thanks in advance! :)
Cutlass supremes, monte Carlos and malibu's. And there usually all lifted on 24's or street rod style. Lol. They're everywhere.
 
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spicercars

spicercars

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Welcome to the forum. I always liked the grand prix.
 
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Local Hero

Local Hero

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Great starting point. My first G was an 86 Grand Prix that met its unfortunate demise via a carload of drunk teens T-Boning me in the driver's door and A-pillar,

Just a heads up, those type of air cleaners have a notorious reputation for disintegrating and catching fire.
 
1slickG

1slickG

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Apr 21, 2019
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Great starting point. My first G was an 86 Grand Prix that met its unfortunate demise via a carload of drunk teens T-Boning me in the driver's door and A-pillar,

Just a heads up, those type of air cleaners have a notorious reputation for disintegrating and catching fire.

Holy ****. I had no idea. I had a standard 14" air cleaner at first but couldn't close the hood. I may have to look I to another style air cleaner for low clearance applications.
 
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