SOLD TO MY DAD IN AUGUST...
Here's the Deathstar. A 1980 Fairmont Futura with a carbuerated 3.3 liter 200cid inline 6-cyl with an automatic 3 speed trans. Let me know what you think! Any suggestions to get this thing running faster!?! It's awfully slow and i'm on a budget. I just don't know many options for this inline six. Help me out!
**Pioneer CD player; DEH-1700 45W x 4
**Two - Pioneer 300W 6" x 9" 3-way speakers (rear, amped)
**Two - 120W 6-1/2" Dual XP65i 2-way speakers (rear)
**Two - Memphis 35W 3-1/2" 2-way in the dash
**500W 2-channel MTX Audio amplifier, red lighted toggle switch by steering column for amplifier ON/OFF
**Coustic crossover for amplifier
**Big ass V-8
**Rims and Tires
**New valve cover gasket to stop oil leak
**Patched Radiator leak
**Replaced vacuum line connectors
**New head light low beam
**New spark plugs and wires
**New distributor cap and rotor
Well I got the car back from the mechanic after a day because I couldn't tell what the hell was wrong with the beast. It hasn't felt like its had power in a while, but I just guessed it was a vacuum leak that I seem to have a lot of... But he had the bad news: BLOWN HEAD GASKET if I'm lucky. Oh, yeah, and I need an entirely new carbuerator. CRAP!!! That's not what I wanted to hear. So it's back to the drawing board. Tearing the engine apart this weekend to see what I can see. All the way down to the heads. My mechanic said it hasn't been firing on 5 & 6 so I'm looking forward to a head gasket. He said that would be good if it was, because if it isn't, then its something mechanical and it's going to cost me an arm and a leg to find parts.
So i started taking the car apart, but then me and my dad ran compression checks on all the cylinders and found out that they all have fine compression contrary to the stupid mechanic. It was, however, misfiring on like two cylinders so I replaced the spark plugs and wires, and the distributor cap and rotor. All better! The car had been running like crap for the longest time, so i took it out for a spin cuz it had all the cylinders running, well, i did a victory burnout...
So get this...I have the car finally running and I get a new job, so life's going well. And then wham. Some dumb bitch rear ends me. WTF!? I was pissed. Umm, yeah, still waiting on my money and it's April 6, 2006. I have to drive the poor girl in public like that...