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Old 04-18-2013, 02:52 PM
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Well... no more truck. I traded it for a Pontiac today.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:11 PM
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And the pics are where ,and its a Pontiac .............................?
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:39 PM
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See my signature, I'll try to get some pictures up soon. It's nothing to look at, needs some cosmetic TLC. But, it's paid for, runs decent, and has cold AC.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:33 PM
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See my signature, I'll try to get some pictures up soon. It's nothing to look at, needs some cosmetic TLC. But, it's paid for, runs decent, and has cold AC.
Sounds like money well spent.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:08 AM
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I traded my 96' Silverado for it. Not sure what I am going to do with the car yet, may sell it. I'm going to drive it a few months and make a decision. It's hell not knowing exactly what you want or need.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:57 PM
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Looks like I am keeping the F bird. A friend of mine is swapping in a 420" LSX engine and sold me some of his parts for dirt cheap. (SLP 1.75" headers, y-pipe, SLP 2OTL cat back, Edelbrock TPI base manifold) I already have a rebuilt L98 350 from my old 91' Z28 Camaro. It has never been run, small Isky hyd roller, Crane springs/locks/retainers, etc, etc. Also have a set of SLP runners kicking around from the same car. I never got rid of my tuning stuff either, still have the lap top and cable. I am into the car cheap enough, might as well throw some parts on it and clean out the shop in the process.

It's throwing a few codes and running a little rough currently, ordered the needed parts tonight. I'll be tearing into it in a week or so to get it running good again. Eventually, I'll tear it down for the engine swap and a new paint job.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:40 AM
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Well, at least you have a direction now. Keep us posted on the build. It sounds interesting.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:02 PM
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I scored an SLP cold air induction set up today. Basically that is my theme, back when this car was new - it could have had a package added, or the package could be ordered over the counter and installed buy the customer. I was 12 in 1991, so I missed out on a chance to own one when new. I am building sort of a replica... I now have all of the visual parts that you would see. My headers are the standard 4 into 1 vs. the tri y design, but those are damn near impossible to find. In my 17 years of dabbling with these cars, I have only owned two sets of those headers. (both sets were bought used)

My tune will be much better, the SLP "chip" was a joke. I've seen a few scans of what they changed, most people say they run faster with a stock chip and their base timing bumped. I'll also be doing some internal mods to the intake runners to make more power and give it more top end charge. I want it to look like it would have in 1991, but run much better. The SLP-equipped cars typically ran 13.9 - 14.1 in the 1/4. Pretty weak, my stock-ish and high mile 91' Z28 went 13.9 with very few "mods." (muffler, UD crank pulley, 52mm TB, free mods) I credit my tuning of the ECM and suspension for the performance of that car. (That same car went 13.30 traction limited with a cam, headers, small converter, and porting of the stock intake tract. It picked up only .6, but 8+ MPH) The SLP cars got: cold air induction, UD pulleys, TB air foil, performance "chip", tri Y headers, 2 OTL cat back exhaust.

I would love to have a set of the 17" Ronal wheels like the Firehawks had, but they are hard to come by. I have settled on a set of CCW Classics eventually.
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:11 PM
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Obviously the firebird is long gone...

Here's what I am up to currently:



Swapping the 5.3L/4L60E in my truck for a 6.0L/4L80E
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:49 PM
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And two years later... lots of heartbreak, hard work, cash, and sweat. I took two trucks and made on good one. It's not perfect, but it's mine.
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