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Funkster 12-08-2018 10:22 PM

Funkster's 2009 G8 GT
 
I purchased my G8 on Monday December 3rd 2018. The car was a trade at a local dealership and I stumbled upon it by accident while driving by. I had been looking for one for quite some time and had specific wants. This car actually met and exceeded them. I knew I wanted white with decently low miles, wanted the premium option, but without a sunroof. My plan was to find one and start off easy with a Roto-Fab Intake and a Solo Axle back. This is part of where I lucked out as this car actually had both of those things already. My plans are to build a blower car that I can still put my son in the back of and drive anywhere with some style and comfort. I will go ahead and give the basics.

Car Purchased:
2009 Pontiac G8 GT
Hot White Exterior
Premium/Sport Package
Black/Red Interior
72,240 Miles
Roto-Fab Cold Air Intake
Solo Axle Back

https://i.imgur.com/9ZCazos.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/xJT3j94.jpg

Not one to leave well enough alone I went to my friend's speed shop today and ordered some parts to start off with my build.

ZL1 Torque Converter
American Racing Headers & Midpipe
LS3 Valley Cover/PCV Parts/ Gasket
BTR .660 Spring Kit
BTR Stage 3 PDS Cam
Johnson Lifters
LS2 Trays/Chain/Damper/Etc.
Smith Trunion Kit
LS9 Headgaskets
ARP HeadStuds
Melling 10295 Oil Pump
ARP Crank Bolt
Miscellaneous Gaskets & Seals

Once I get everything in I will measure for pushrods and get them ordered up. I will also be ordering some more parts here in the next day or two. Car could stand for some new brakes and I will probably do things like the carrier bearing and driveshaft flex joint while I have the exhaust off. Also eyeballing a set of the Aussie MGT Shocks and King Springs, but I need to do some more research on that first.

LQ4-E39 12-12-2018 03:21 PM

Very cool, subscribed. Should definitely turn out to be a real sleeper.

Funkster 12-13-2018 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by LQ4-E39 (Post 20015163)
Very cool, subscribed. Should definitely turn out to be a real sleeper.

Thank you, hope it turns out to be an entertaining thread.

Funkster 12-13-2018 06:46 PM

Some of the parts arrived today. Still waiting on the American Racing headers and pipes. I ordered a few more parts as well, but they won't be here for a week or so.


Here is what was waiting at my friend's shop.
https://i.imgur.com/uF7ah5o.jpg

I got the boxes opened up.
https://i.imgur.com/rKyrPha.jpg

ZL1 Torque Converter
https://i.imgur.com/mGmf8PI.jpg

I have seen them several times, but the BTR Springs and Smith Parts are gorgeous.
https://i.imgur.com/iLZGGv6.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/EIAINJG.jpg

Funkster 12-13-2018 10:36 PM

I had a free night so I wanted to get the rear debadge done. Got started off with just a general wipe down.

https://i.imgur.com/6KyhR9p.jpg

Next I grabbed the hair dryer and applied some heat to the badges. Got them all pulled off.https://i.imgur.com/qt6cOxJ.jpg

I went over the residue with some adhesive remover to get it all cleaned up.https://i.imgur.com/thEA2Fc.jpg

As you can see here to car has been exposed to some rail dust, etc. The car needs a whole clay, but that will have to wait until another night.https://i.imgur.com/7CagjHt.jpg

For now I went ahead and clayed the area where the badges were. Here you can see all the contaminants that came off just this small section.https://i.imgur.com/DAv7nwt.jpg

Lastly I put on a coat of wax on the panel I worked and cleaned up.
https://i.imgur.com/KuHoKE0.jpg

LQ4-E39 12-15-2018 04:02 PM

Damn, that looks like an entirely different car

Funkster 12-17-2018 09:12 PM

Had a few more parts arrive today with plenty still on the way. https://www.g8board.com/forums/image...face_smile.png

Sharkfin Antenna and a set of the Technico engine mounts.https://i.imgur.com/aIDh3Yx.jpg

These mounts are quite well built and should hold up to anything I will be able to put them through.https://i.imgur.com/aN7MJnY.jpg

Also, as an added bonus I got a couple keychains from Holden Parts. Very cool.
https://i.imgur.com/l3LFFJC.jpg

badass68 12-18-2018 07:57 AM

You'll hate those mounts or at least I did. Vibration is horrible.

Funkster 12-18-2018 10:48 AM


Originally Posted by badass68 (Post 20017501)
You'll hate those mounts or at least I did. Vibration is horrible.

Interesting, what did you go with?

my tolerance is generaly pretty high as Iím used to solid engine mounts, but on a nicer car it may be an annoyance.

badass68 12-18-2018 09:38 PM

Stock fluid filled. My cam was a little smaller and was annoying as hell. Unless youíre on the track, thereís no benefit to solid mounts.

Funkster 12-18-2018 09:54 PM


Originally Posted by badass68 (Post 20017944)
Stock fluid filled. My cam was a little smaller and was annoying as hell. Unless youíre on the track, thereís no benefit to solid mounts.

These mounts are not solid. They have a rubber bushing between them. I also daily drove a vehicle with solid engine mounts for a few years. I'll give these a go and if they end up being an issue, I will swap them out. I appreciate you sharing your experience though.

95-1LE-Z28 12-20-2018 09:27 AM

Looks like you found a nice canvass to start with. Looking forward to seeing the build come together.

Funkster 12-24-2018 10:15 PM

Nothing too exciting, but I had some free time today and figured I would get a small project done so I went ahead and installed the Sharkfin Antenna. I know you guys have seen this a million times, but parts installed are parts installed, haha.

Started off with the big stocker.
https://i.imgur.com/iacqJI9.jpg

I got the actual antenna removed and put some tape down. I marked the center of the top strip to point the fin at. I subtracted the width of the antenna from the bottom tape total width and then marked where the edges would be.
https://i.imgur.com/wIGLIiL.jpg

With everything lined up I removed the gasket, bolted it up and put it in place.
https://i.imgur.com/i4uLuDQ.jpg

Removed all the tape and got the area cleaned up.
https://i.imgur.com/TyPFIJq.jpg


I also had a few more parts delivered. Johnson lifters finally arrived. They are a pretty nice looking piece.
https://i.imgur.com/oM9WprZ.jpg

DBA Rotors and Hawk Pads came in as well.
https://i.imgur.com/yGpwyJA.jpg

I have ran several sets of these rotors and never get tired of how well put together they are.
https://i.imgur.com/KYWySZ4.jpg

BCNUL8R 12-27-2018 03:59 AM

This is the forced induction section...we don't care about antenna's...we want to see the boost...LOL

badass68 12-27-2018 10:01 AM


Originally Posted by BCNUL8R (Post 20021413)
This is the forced induction section...we don't care about antenna's...we want to see the boost...LOL

:jest:

Funkster 01-01-2019 11:34 AM

Finally got the last few parts I was waiting on. I did grab pics of the major ones.

Red/Black Shift Knob to match interior:
https://i.imgur.com/KGksh6o.jpg

Adjustable Timing Set:
https://i.imgur.com/VjZx53u.jpg

American Racing Headers with Mid-Pipe Setup:
https://i.imgur.com/n4sJc0e.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/RqbH5xM.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/tr2NZJP.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/tTbA0Az.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Hxn54xB.jpg


I also got the car pulled in and set up with my tools to get started on the upgrades. I am going to get started here in a couple of hours since I have the day off. (Ignore the Hawkeyes Logo, was there when I moved in and I don't really care about college football https://www.g8board.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif)
https://i.imgur.com/fpCYipl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/WTyQIcT.jpg

Funkster 01-02-2019 06:34 PM

Got started around mid-afternoon yesterday. Made some decent progress, it will be a few days before I have much else for updates though. I have my son for the next few nights and so I won't be doing garage work. Here is where we are so far.

A quick shot before the work starts.
https://i.imgur.com/4mV1Ica.jpg

Pulled the plugs out, nothing special here.
https://i.imgur.com/umALMe4.jpg

After a couple of hours this is where I am at.
https://i.imgur.com/Di2Kyov.jpg

Lifters and cam all looks great.
https://i.imgur.com/H7XhXbJ.jpg

A picture of the parts that have been removed so far.
https://i.imgur.com/YjRxBgu.jpg

As one of the upsides of being single is the tear down in the living room. A little warmer, plus there is a TV to watch. haha.
https://i.imgur.com/I3rkbFh.jpg

About halfway through taking the heads apart.
https://i.imgur.com/sYNfJCL.jpg


This is where the pictures stop for the time being. Heads are torn down and are soaking in cleaner currently.

I also received the Holden center gauge swap parts today. The top panel was wrapped in a carbon fiber vinyl so I will probably get that all removed and cleaned up tonight after my son goes to bed. A trio of AEM gauges is on the way to fill the panel as well.
https://i.imgur.com/slEgQyK.jpg

383z 01-02-2019 09:06 PM

Your not wasting anytime!

Funkster 01-05-2019 09:30 PM

I got the interior parts all cleaned up. The vinyl came off without issue. Unfortunately I forgot to grab pictures, so I'll have to do that later. In the mean time I got a few quick moments to work in the garage yesterday so I got just a couple things done. As the engine comes apart more and more I can't believe how clean it is. Granted I am used to 150,000 mile engines, but at 70,000+ I am surprised to see how clean off oil staining, carbon, etc. everything is. Anyway, on to the new stuff.

I got the balancer pulled off and quite frankly it looks like shit. I have been debating going ahead with the CTS-V accessories and parts to save some work in the future with the blower. I also have been looking at the ATI and Innovator's West balancer setups.
https://i.imgur.com/kAMqoDk.jpg

Above I talked about how clean the engine is. This is kind of what I mean. I pulled the front cover off and immediately took this picture of the inside.https://i.imgur.com/1DFTRPf.jpg

Engine with cover off. I will have to drop the oil pan on my next free night and get the rest of the parts off.https://i.imgur.com/DQudSS9.jpg

Oh ya...and these showed up. https://www.g8board.com/forums/image...face_smile.png
https://i.imgur.com/wLK92aa.jpg

badass68 01-05-2019 11:00 PM

And again. Why is this build in the forced induction section?


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