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Old 10-08-2017, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by truckdoug View Post
love the hater pipe! we went all the way out the back with our wagon. total pain in the ***!
good news is that it passed DEQ sniff test so we can pull the cat off and start really whoopin on it
great news glad to see the wagon is coming along!
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Cool stuff you plan to run pump or E85?

running 93 pump gas for now to work the bugs out, once it's time to turn it up over 10lbs I'll swap out the 3/8 rubber lines for 1/2 and run straight E85.
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Originally Posted by 68roadrunner View Post
running 93 pump gas for now to work the bugs out, once it's time to turn it up over 10lbs I'll swap out the 3/8 rubber lines for 1/2 and run straight E85.
Nice, i actually am following you on youtube didn't know you had a thread on here. Nice build i got my fairmont for $500 but yours looks mint compared to mine.
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Front mounter intercooler is on the car finally
The famous VS racing boost controller
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Inner fender shot, quite alot going on here... hah
Nice little dump under the front fender. We had to completely obliterate the inner fender in order to fit everything .Got the front brakes done, rear brakes will be next week.

She has come a long way. First LS turbo project and it has been a blast.

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Old 10-15-2017, 07:13 PM
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hell yeah! lets see some burnout videos!
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:08 PM
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Thr car had its first trip to the gas station last night. She shifts through all the gears just fine. We ran her on the streets for about 40 minutes and she did great. I picked up 10 hole fox wheels and tires om craiglist for $60. They really changed the look of the car.
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Finally got the car on the street. It's an absolute monster with 15lbs of boost. We accidently had the boost controller turned all the way way up and HOLY cow the car moves. We bolted some old drag radials on and we finally able to get some tuning done. She is running great.


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HY lookin good!
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are you gonna dyno it ? is it to late for track times ?
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:04 PM
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planning on taking it to the track sometime early next year. I don't think I can run it straight 93 on kill..... Need to convert to e85.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:25 AM
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she is still on 15lbs of boost on straight 93 octane.
even with 3.08 gears it really just burns the tires down. the old drag radials are down to cords, new tires are badly needed.
I can't imagine how she'll feel with a better 1/4 mile gear 3.73.

so far so good, running great
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:58 PM
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Awesome build. I just dropped the front end out of my 83 Zephyr. Installing AJE k-member soon. How much fun am I going to have trying to reinstall stock springs?
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:45 AM
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Awesome build. I just dropped the front end out of my 83 Zephyr. Installing AJE k-member soon. How much fun am I going to have trying to reinstall stock springs?
with this type of tool you can install them no problem. if you install lowering springs I doubt you'd need this tool...

https://www.nationaltoolwarehouse.co...SABEgKEcPD_BwE
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:29 AM
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Nice man love the build.. just picked up a fairmont myself. Doing a pretty similar build, gen4 5.3/80e/8.8 rear, probably gonna do some sort of VS racing snail. Time will tell..

keep up the the good work Iím tuned in
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we're running my buddy's 78 zephyr wagon on ~10 psi and it's great. might make the switch to a 7675 to spool quicker over the old school 69mm gt45. very similar build

happy holidays!

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^^ That **** made me laugh! Thanks I needed that! Just visited Mom at the dementia unit.
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Truckdoug: wagon looks awesome!! congrats

you running 93 pump gas no meth on 10lbs?
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Truckdoug: wagon looks awesome!! congrats

you running 93 pump gas no meth on 10lbs?
92 cat pee. No meth. 11.5* timing
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92 cat pee. No meth. 11.5* timing
how do you think she'd run in the 1/4 with that setup ?
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