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Old 01-22-2010, 10:44 AM   #21
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Yeah, well it wouldn't have happened with your guidance and insight that's for sure!
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I've got a V6 Bird and was into modding it before I de-modded her to buy a T/A. I've seen more than one 3800 F-body make over 600hp with a good garret turbo on it.

Beautiful build, its cool to see someone doing this kindof work to a sixer.
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Great job man! always good to see someone taking a different route when it comes to fbody performance.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:43 AM   #25
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Yup, two people come to mind when it comes to 600whp+ in a V6 4th gen and that is Patrick and Tim King. Would love to be able to afford a build like that in the future.
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Yup, two people come to mind when it comes to 600whp+ in a V6 4th gen and that is Patrick and Tim King. Would love to be able to afford a build like that in the future.
Doesn't Tim have that 8 sec Firebird V6 ?
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Absolutely love it, I'm toying with the same idea on my womans old 98 firebird just seems a lot more interesting than building another ls1

Keep postin you got my full attention
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:59 PM   #28
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Doesn't Tim have that 8 sec Firebird V6 ?
DING DING DING!

Yeah, I recall he had tried to sell it a year ago, don't know if it was successful.
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DING DING DING!

Yeah, I recall he had tried to sell it a year ago, don't know if it was successful.
No I was going to buy his engine and put in my V6 but went a different way with my car
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:25 PM   #30
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Okay, a little bit of stuff done over the past few days:

Heater hose mod, front needs alignment so nose is still a little up in the air.



In the Duke's Pit of Despair!


Coil bracket mounted to firewall, had to move it an inch over towards the intake as the prong on the coil pack was on the brake booster.


Looking like a car again!
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Looks amazing man!!!
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Nice! Can't wait to see what numbers it puts down
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:24 AM   #33
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I...uh...started IT!

Vid soon, waiting on fquick.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:58 AM   #34
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8 months in the making. As of 9:00 am, the car finally breathes again.

View Video on FQuick

Still need to check the pushrod preload after it idled for a few minutes, neighbors have some contractors doing some work from their garage and they were both looking outside down the street like
Sounds like I have a freaking pro stock car in my garage

I also need to install new pads/rotors and bleed them and get it ready to take it to get it aligned. Gotta hook up HPT as well.

Mods:
Whisper Lid
60*Inclusive ported Heads and Intake
Intense S1X NA Cam
Yella Terra 1.7 platinum roller rockers
Manton pushrods
FFF Longtube headers
TSP Rumbler Catback (not hooked up in vid)

TCI 3800 stall
Aluminum driveshaft
Trans cooler

BMR 32mm front, LS1 19mm rear
UMI LCA's & Adj. PHB
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I have to say...this is just awesome. Nothing more interesting than someone thinking outside the box and moving foreward with a unique plan. If I had a sixer this would be the road id take, congrats on a job well done.
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MLS Headgaskets are leaking like a sieve after it sits and cools after a run. Gotta pull the intake and heads, install new headgaskets (don't trust the current ones for another install) cover them in copper spray on all three layers and then install new top end gaskets as they'll probably be trashed.

I missed out doing the copper spray treatment the first time around and it is now biting me in the butt. Oh well, lesson learned. I did of course use teflon sealer on the arp studs, so that was one disaster averted...

Car is aligned and otherwise running good and tight.
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Picked up some QA1 coilovers (12 way adjustable) and WS6 rear springs for my stock gear + cash. Really good buy, just need to get a spanner from summit ordered.
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nice, I built my 3.8 up about like yours, but even with the extra hp the almighty ls called me, so I yanked the 3.8 out and built a 6.0 and stuck in it. Mine had Longtubes, Custom comp cam, ported polished and decked heads, p&p upper and lower intake. In fact I still have it laying in the shop if anyone wants it I'd sell it
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Thanks, yeah this won't be the last mill this car will see. I have plans however to keep it with a V6, looking at an LLT for a swap for the future after school.

My BMW 533i on the other hand might find it losing the I6 with impossible to find replacement parts and get the darkened heart of a V8 instead.

I thought Pacesetters were midlength Only LT's available for the 4th gen V6's are pretty much one off builds.
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