BUILD THREAD Street/Strip Cutlass Build: Race it, break it, fix it, repeat.

Kwik_Cutty88

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I've been a forum member for quite a while now, and well here is the start of my build thread. Its a 1988 Cutlass Supreme Classic Brougham. I'm only 16 and so far this whole build has been done on a 16 year old's budget. Here is the car (so far).

383 SBC with:
TRW flat top pistons (10:1 Compression)
Comp Cams Thumpr Cam
1.6 roller rockers
Comp Cams beehive valve springs
Edlebrock Torker intake
Edlebrock 500 CFM Carb
Jegs long tube headers
Jegs 2-1/2" exhaust all the way back
Jegs noisy gear drive
Built 700R4

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Right now I've had a little episode with a trunk leak. So I decided to rip the back seat and trunk apart to not only find the leak, but wire brush all the rust and undercoat everything. I'll post details and pics tomorrow.
 
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87Cut1a55

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Re: Cutlass on a budget build thread

What size rims/tires are you running? Looks good.
 

Kwik_Cutty88

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Re: Cutlass on a budget build thread

87Cut1a55 said:
What size rims/tires are you running? Looks good.

They are U.S. Wheel Supremes in a 15"x7" size. 235/60/15 in the front, 275/60/15 in the rear. Thanks guys!
 

Reegal

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Re: Cutlass on a budget build thread

wow. looks like this 16 year old has a lottery winners budget lol.

but seriously, nice ride. besides the leak issue it doesn't look like it can get any better.
Good Job
 

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Re: Cutlass on a budget build thread

Wow nice looking ride. Looks like you've got quite a bit of work done. I'm 15, so I know what it's like working on a small budget. Keep up the good work.
 
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Kwik_Cutty88

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Re: Cutlass on a budget build thread

8TRAY said:
wow. looks like this 16 year old has a lottery winners budget lol.

but seriously, nice ride. besides the leak issue it doesn't look like it can get any better.
Good Job

Thanks, and no not even close to it. My dad and pretty much my uncle have helped me out quite a bit, but there isn't a fortune in the car.
 

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Re: Cutlass on a budget build thread

ChevyRidinHigh said:
damn 235/60/15 in front and no rub??? hmmmmmm wonder how big my 81 malibu can go in the front/rear then lol

Yup no rub in the front. I got a little bit of rub in the back with big bumps, but i bent the inner fender lip in and now its all good.
 
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