New toy 1981 Indy 500 pace car

Turbo Zach

Turbo Zach

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I want and don't want the car at the same time. I want it because it is such a cool car. I don't want it because it is so rare and I would have to repower it. If only they would have put a hot air turbo engine in it!
 
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TURNA

Geezer
Jul 24, 2009
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Awesome car but needs 4.1 turbo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



 
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NCTyphoonKid

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Mar 17, 2019
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It may get a upgrade on its power plant in the future but for now I just want to drive it and enjoy it before I take it back apart. Also want to get my new shop built before I do a big swap as I’m running out of room in my 3 car basement garage
 
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TURNA

TURNA

Geezer
Jul 24, 2009
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Socialist NY
I look at it this way.

Is it a sweet option car......definetely a yes

Is there any collector value to it..............meh, I honestly dont think there is much demand for them

Will a 3.8 or 4.1 turbo increase its value, desirability and funness to drive........absolutely YES!!
 
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NCTyphoonKid

Greasemonkey
Mar 17, 2019
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I look at it this way.

Is it a sweet option car......definetely a yes

Is there any collector value to it..............meh, I honestly dont think there is much demand for them

Will a 3.8 or 4.1 turbo increase its value, desirability and funness to drive........absolutely YES!!
That would increase its funness to drive I think for sure I would love to put a 86-87 engine in it but really just need to get my new shop built as I’ve been putting it off but I’m hoping maybe this coming year it will happen. I’m looking at doing maybe a 30x40 with a lift may go a tad bit bigger haven’t decided but really need the room before tackling a swap like that. Also need to do some rust repair on the cutlass roof so it can get some primer.
 
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NCTyphoonKid

Greasemonkey
Mar 17, 2019
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Just got back from vacation and decided to do some work under the hood, git the right fenderwell cleaned up and rerouted some of the wiring. Still need to clean up the ac comp, trans cooling lines and some other items. Also removed the overspray off the blue steering column collar. I ordered a carb kit for the Dualjet and hoping to have that in a few days so I can clean it up and install new gaskets and whatever else it may need. Planning on being done completely under the hood this weekend until I get the motor back. Also It appears the heater valve has been changed out at some point to the black plastic one. Going to get a ac Delco one since they still make the original style and they aren’t too expensive for the correct piece.
 

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NCTyphoonKid

Greasemonkey
Mar 17, 2019
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You could almost eat off that. Man, I love this car.
Thanks it’s not perfect by any means if anything it’ll look similar to when it was new just cleaner lol. I plan on trying to clean up the vacuum lines even if I have to do some rerouting on them just so it doesn’t look so cluttered
 
Injectedcutty

Injectedcutty

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Nov 24, 2014
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Got tired of looking at that crappy white paint gm used to outline the bumper strips they were all chalky looking. A little acetone and no more white paint. Looks much better without the chalky look.
Looks way better! I also love this car, looking forward to it running.
 
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