And I thought I was cool having that same body Fairmont Futura and dropping in the complete drivetrain and more from a late 80's 5.0 Mustang. That was the smoothest 9.68 @144 pass I could imagine, damn!One of my friends has a '63 Nova street car with a junkyard $800 140K mile 6.0 LQ4, 4l80E and a 9 inch Ford, he ran it this weekend for the first time in the 1/4, first pass with 6.5 PSI got him 10.90 @ 131 MPH, he said he has to work on the front suspension, it apparently is a handful... ;)
...and check out sloppy mechanics on youtube, Matt is a trip, here's an example:
I’m sure diggin this whole boost thing, the sloppy mechanic guys are over the top boosting some of those jalopies. I’m real tempted to buy this cream puff with 12,000 miles on it down in Mass. and have some fun with it...or just drive it cause it’s so funky and ugly
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Amen brotherMy new job description is "liquidator ", with no logging, fish boat on the auction block, 1 house sold, nother house for sale, 1 developed residential lot sold, 3 residential listed.
I'm wearing dockers instead of blue jeans, and busy packing checks to the bank. For that I NEED a spiffy looking ride with good power.
just bought it, 4 grand....
That's Concours d' LeMons material!I’m sure diggin this whole boost thing, the sloppy mechanic guys are over the top boosting some of those jalopies. I’m real tempted to buy this cream puff with 12,000 miles on it down in Mass. and have some fun with it...or just drive it cause it’s so funky and ugly
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140K 2002 silverado 2500HD Duramax/Allison.
can't say it's been flawless but i'd never sell it.
Got first set of injectors (warranty) at 45K. Fuckers used rebuilt injectors; warranty sheet said new. I found out they were rebuilds when I redid them myself at 95K with new injector lines, brand new upgraded Bosch injectors. New high pressure fuel pump regulator (absolute cunt of a job to do w/o pulling motor/heads).
My vehicle has CA emissions. Every single microfiche parts lookup I've seen says the CA emissions started in 03 or later. SO I have never been able to order parts that are intake/emission related. Had an emissions code I couldn't clear- cost $700 parts and labor and the part number for the intake heater that was replaced doesn't exist. The part does, tho.
Aside from the Allison blowing up at 35K miles and me getting a brand new one (warranty), it's had the air injection pump (emissions again) go, injectors x 2 (approx $4500 each time- he book says 20 hours labor to change. I personally did the last set and I'll NEVER FUCKING DO THAT AGAIN.
The glow plugs should be replaced routinely at 35K or so to avoid them swelling. I had one swell and I could NOT get it out. There is a special puller but since where I live isn't cold, I don't really need the GP but they cycle each time I start anyway for emissions. I left it loose hoping the compression would blow it out. It didn't, but I kinda forgot to screw it back in. Two years later, it blew out. At 0200 on a highway pitch black in the middle of nowhere. I instantly knew what that sound (kinda like the sound your engine makes when your muffler falls off) was. Luckily, I had the replacement GP in my center console. Bummer for me, it was the left rear GP and was a right cunt to get back in. Took a 10mm small box wrench and 45 mins at least moving it one flat at a time and having to remove and replace the wrench after each twist. Fuck.
GP heater controller is a problem. replaced it twice. Only reason is when it fails it throws a check engine light code and with that lit you won't pass emissions which they started doing on Diesel trucks in CA oh say 2008. So when it's emissions time I have to replace it.
Front end is weak. done both front wheel bearing assemblies- kind of a cunt since you need something capable of >600 ft lbs to break the 4 bolts holding it on.
Still throwing error code for the ABS sensor on the right. I guess the chinks didn't do it right. I/m not replacing it just to satisfy an idiot light.
Rear brakes are stock pads. I check em, but they don't wear. And I've towed heavy trailers. I replaced the fronts just because I didn't believe they could be 12 years old and >100K and still be working. They were fine; should have left em alone.
Interior: the window cranks will go at 15 years or 120K. They are 20 bucks on amazon. easy if time consuming replacement. Button surrounds tend to fall out. Speakers will degrade and fail quickly.
Interior leather and pleather is thick and strong.
Hmmmm... labusa street outlaw challenge?
I'm in charge and get to make the rules.
That is BEGGING for Fox Body Mustang drivetrain and suspension and more...do it! Get some nice OEM Mustang wheels with good rubber, light tint on the windows and just rip around town.I’m sure diggin this whole boost thing, the sloppy mechanic guys are over the top boosting some of those jalopies. I’m real tempted to buy this cream puff with 12,000 miles on it down in Mass. and have some fun with it...or just drive it cause it’s so funky and ugly
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