Page 1: Whats to come, mods list, and videos Page 2: Interior Page 3: Under the Hood Page 4: Exterior Page 5: Glen Carbon Car Show 07Page 6:Collinsville VFW Car Show 07 Page 7: Highland Car Show 07Page 8: "On the Hill" Car Show 08 Page 9: Glen Carbon Car Show 08 Page 10: Random F-Bodies I Park By Page 11: Assembly of God Car Show 08 Page 12: Collinsville Car Show 08 HEY EVERYONE IF YOU NEED ANY POWDERCOATING WORK DONE CHECK OUT XTREME-POWDERCOATING.COM AND TALK TO SCOTT. HES A GREAT GUY TO WORK WITH AND DOES GREAT WORK. THE TURN-AROUND TIME IS ALSO REALLY QUICK. TELL HIM THAT FLYFIREBIRDDRVR@AOL.COM SENT YOU AND HE MAY HOOK YOU UP *********************************************11-25-08Took a video of my car doing a slow acceleration while I was driving around breaking her in today. Stay tuned for when shes able to go wot.***************************************************FINALLY GETTING THE CAR ALL GOOD. WHILE IVE HAD IT BACK A WEEK NOW AS OF 11/24/08, SHES STILL GOT SOME KINKS TO WORK OUT, BUT SHES GETTING THERE. TOOK A VID WITH THE EXHAUST HOOKED UP SEEING AS THE LAST VID HAD THE CAR RUNNIN LIKE CRAP. ENJOY!!!*******************************************
all my awards to date....6 for 6
just a quick flyby that i did...enjoy
UPDATE #2: TOOK MY CAR TO BE DYNOD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. NOT THE BEST NUMBERS, BUT GOTTA START SOMEWHERE. FOR EVERYONE ELSE WITH THE 3.8, DONT BE DISAPPOINTED BY THE NUMBERS. IVE GOT AN SLP INTAKE, MOTIVATOR THROTTLE BODY SPACER, FLOWMASTER EXHAUST, AND A CUTOUT AND AS YOU WILL SEE...NO WHERE EVEN NEAR THE 200 ITS SUPPOSED TO BE AT. OH WELL NOW MOTOR IS REBUILT AND SHOULD SEE SOME STRONG NUMBERS WHEN I GO NEXT SPRING!!!
the car put down a max power of 158.53 hp and 186.62 tq. however, a guy there said their dyno has a reputation of giving lower numbers. not sure but this is where i stand. at least now i know what kind of improvements ill get from any future mods.
FIRST ATTEMPT AT MAKING A MOVIE USING WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER
Current mods: Performance:
Exhust: Flowmaster Exhaust Quad Stainless Exhaust Tips Jegs 2 1/2" Exhaust Cutout
Induction: SLP Cold Air Intake Motivation Throttle Body Spacer
Cooling: Hypertech 160* Thermostat
Suspension: Suspension Techniques front and rear sway bars
Chassis: Hotchkis polished strut tower brace
Brakes: Powerslot slotted and dimpled rotors Hawk HPS pads
COMING SOON UNDER PERFORMANCE (ENGINE BEING BUILT)
complete engine rebuild...i dont know what brands of everything will be used for sure or what some of the specs on the bore, valve springs, or what have you will be...so stay tuned for exacts. guys at shop said it shouldnt have a problem puttin down 300 hp to the wheels...we shall see
extruded and honed
speed pro pistons
three angle valve job
upgraded valve springs, retainers, locks etc to match cam
p n p heads
p n p upper and lower intake and tb
pacesetter caramic coated headers
msd super conductor plug wires and coils
superchips custom chip
probably will now be descreening the maf....talked to one guy at the shop and said it wont throw codes
10/19/08- ordered a b&m polished transmission cooler kit and a corvette servo with a long pin. hope that will help my tranny hold the power better
10/21/08- ordered my 1 piece aluminum driveshaft...woohoo
(guy at shop said we should be lookin at around 300 at the wheels....not sure only time will tell. i will get her on a dyno after the breakin and all.)
heres some pics of the build...will be posting more and more pics as the build continues
The New Parts:
The new valve springs
B&M polished tranny super cooler
Cleaning up the old, and making everything MUCH better!!!
The block all cleaned up...now to bore
Heads after some cleaning and a stain that keeps oil from sticking....to quote the shop "my oil will flow like a madman". everything oil touches will end up coated with this stuff. next up is porting them out, milling, decking, etc.
Some of the old parts getting cleaned up for new motor.
stainless braided hose sleeves
performing a four angle valve job
valves prior to valve job
intake manifold before any porting
block getting ready to be bored
heads milled and painted...looks really good. now to be ported
block all bored out....now to be honed
Block all painted up....being put back together
Cleaned up and custom painted valve covers and intake manifold
Heads all ported out...new valve springs too
Intake manifold gasket matched
All put back together!
2 Sony class D amplifiers for subs and speakers2 12" Sony Subwoofers JVC head unit Polk Audio Speakers Dynamat Xtreme Door Kit
Silvania Silverstar Headlights multi-color and function L.E.D.'s underneath
American Racing Torque Thrust II 17's Trans Am Rear Bumper Trans Am Side Skirts Custom made hood mirrors Polished fusebox cover Polished battery cover Polished pcm cover Polished wire loom Polished BMR radiator shroud Polished radiator cap Polished washer fluid cap Polished Master Cylinder Cover Polished Master Cylinder Cap Cover Polished AC Dryer Plate Custom Etched Polished Hood Struts Chrome Hood Hinges Chrome Headlight Motor Covers Chrome power steering cap Chrome oil filter cover Chrome dipstick Chrome thermostat housing Mirror finish 98-02 "firebird" door script Polished Sail Panel Covers Painted calipers and brake drums to match car Custom painted interior Mirrored "pontiac" bumper inserts Polished stainless door sills Chrome sun visor mounts Shaved front clip bird decal 35% side tint 5% rear tint Tail light blackouts Blacked out 3rd brake light Clear side markers and turn signals Chrome license plate frames Chrome Gauge bezel Aluminum mesh custom grills White AC cover/decal
Future mods wish list:
Break the motor inMore dress up under the hood...pretty much all thats left is the accessoriescustom chrome intake elbowRam Air Hood GlowShift Gauges in the middle AC vents Custom leathered interior seats and door panels Hotchkis rear suspension package Hotckis subframe connectors Drag Radials probably nitto'sSupercharger3.73 gears TA performance rear end cover with upgraded rear end boltsStall ConverterNew bump in the trunk Stainless Air Dam Powermaster Chrome AlternatorHigh flow catWalbro 255 lph fuel pumpBigger fuel injectors (waiting until after dyno in spring to decide what size)Mezeire electric water pumpRepaint roof and rear drivers side fenderReupholster the headlinerFull ls1 brake swap
repay loan and go win more awards for the f-body crowd!!!