CUTLASS Turbo LS Cutlass, almost road ready

Buster

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I bought this car for $500. I'm the third owner. It currently sits at 79K miles. Almost no rust. Perfect candidate for a build.

If everything shows up this week I might have it burnout ready by the weekend.

Here's hoping.

I decided to keep track of this build's budget since I want to keep it around $5k. So many ebay and used parts where utilized.

Here's a link to that spreadsheet

Olds emblem.JPG


 
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I'll try to get the pics in order this time.
 

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so far so good
 

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moar
 

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almost done
 

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fin.
 

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Thanks man, a couple days ago marked two years since I had the Cutlass delivered. It's been a lot of work lol

I made my own engine harness, first time for that. What a learning curve. I did everything I could myself to cut costs, or traded labor to get things done cheeaaappp.

I got my TH350 for $50 from an old dirt track car. It was roasted. Pump gear tangs sheered off somehow.

My buddy and I tore it down and rebuilt it with just about everything upgraded that can be upgraded as well as converted to a manual valve body.

I scrounged the internet for a budget high stall converter and it finally paid off. Called a shop out in Idaho just to see what they offered and it turned out someone special ordered a high stall converter and never paid. So they gave me a banging deal on it. 3800-4200 stall

I got that fuse box on Amazon. It's quality is surprisingly decent for being a cheap chinese unit.

My trans pan showed up today, as well as a few other oddball things I need. I'm hoping I can get it ready for burnouts this weekend
 
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That turbo placement feels so very familiar, yet different. Looks good - here's to hoping it rips!
 
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Thanks man!

I was just browsing through your build threads. Good stuff man, I dig it a lot.
 
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