My other passion...(lotso pix)

My other passion...(lotso pix)

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    My other passion...(lotso pix)

    Ya'll bear with me...inevitably on any forum I end up on I've gotta share my babies at some point. Guess it's because I've put an awful lot of work and late nights into them.

    I'll start off with my performance project.





    1997 Buick LeSabre Limited.

    I know most of you are probably confused at this point, but keep in mind I could probably count on one hand the number of significantly modified LeSabres of my generation in the country. Who would expect it?

    I tried to keep the outside looking as close to stock as possible. Inside, it has it where it counts.



    Hmm...can't seem to find a current engine picture. This is close. Maybe I'll snap one later.

    I left the interior alone...can't mess with this comfort.







    She's regularly in local car shows...



    Listing performance mods only...

    Port and polish
    Upgraded valvetrain
    Custom tune & skewed injectors
    Fenderwell cold air intake w/ram air induction
    MagnaFlow high flow cat
    Flowmaster 80
    180* thermostat
    B&M Transmission SuperCooler
    Some other minor stuff like upgraded coils, wires, etc...

    Probably more that I can't remember off the top of my head.

    Aftermarket for these cars is obviously pretty limited, so as you can imagine a lot of this was built by hand, not bought...some with help, some without.

    So what does all this do?

    YouTube - 1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 35-75 Acceleration

    Note the direct 4-1 downshift. Still have some delayed torque converter unlock strategy issues but that'll be taken care of soon, too.

    It's a constant work in progress. Future plans revolve around supercharging and camming it.

    Now for my daily driver...

    Every guy should have a truck...



    1996 Chevrolet S10 LS, 4.3 V6, 3.42 rear end.

    hmm, this is about the closest thing to a full interior shot that I have...



    Driver's half of the dash...



    Engine is mostly stock...



    Video for the truck too:

    YouTube - Chevrolet S10 4.3 10-75 Acceleration

    Mods are limited to a modified throttle body, K&N drop in filter, heavy duty transmission cooler, and a MagnaFlow exhaust system.

    Well that's my picture limit, so...

    If you lasted this far...thanks for reading.
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    that pretty cool, very very clean 380, heres my little toy, 2003 wRB WRX













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    If you just get rid of that Chicken Band radio in the truck and replace it with something like this, it'd be perfect:



    I like that you chose a sleeper to work on. I think that's the only way to do it... anyone can have a Camaro or a Mustang and shop from a million different places to buy a million different add-ons. Not that I'm denigrating the Camaro or Mustang guys... I used to be one of those Mustang guys before I got all married and stuff.
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    This is my daughter's boyfriend's beast. He has won a bunch of shows with it. It is a 41 customed out doolly(sp) Pretty cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPR View Post
    If you just get rid of that Chicken Band radio in the truck and replace it with something like this, it'd be perfect:


    But get licensed first. Most of us hams take the license thing pretty seriously.

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    War eagle!!!!

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    Traded '55 for '41 Willys. And a project '57 for good measure. Also the reason why there's no Barrett in my arsenal.
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    Finally a car thread :). Nice to see everyone has wide selection of guns as well as cars, big US luxury, trucks, hot rods, ricers.

    My rice burner below Owned for 7 years now.

    1990 Toyota MR2 GT - 255HP\190KW At the wheels on 16PSI

    Wont list all the mods, to many, but it goes fast and steers like an
    F22 Raptor. 0 - 60mph ive done in about 5.5 seconds.





    OK got bored, heres the mods

    - CT20b Turbo Upgrade
    - Simota Intake System
    - ATS Racing Fan, Shroud
    - 100mm Greddy Style Intercooler
    - TRD Springs
    - KYB AGX Adjustable shocks
    - Fujitsubo Exhaust System
    - 3" Dump Pipe
    - GFB Atomic Boost Controller
    - Strut braces, front and rear
    - Toms \ Bomex bodykit
    - Custom red mica paint
    - DTM Kaliber Mags on Falken FK452
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    Nice wheels boys

    Here's my modded SVT Contour that I used to have..

    I lowered the springs as far as possible and de-badged almost
    everything



    Engine was V6 190hp stock...car did not remain stock in my ownership



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    From there I moved on to a Camaro

    5.7 liters of fun and tickets


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    A project I helped work on during last semester of welding school.


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    I suppose....First I had my Civic...my baby, my love...





    then it blew up. Now I go even faster....

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    ok....ok....now I have to show mine


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    I know most of you are probably confused at this point, but keep in mind I could probably count on one hand the number of significantly modified LeSabres of my generation in the country. Who would expect it?
    380ACP,

    I like your sleeper idea a lot. I also think its cool you are modding this car. Like someone else said above..many people can mod a Mustang or Camaro. I had a Camaro, before and there are a lot of performance parts etc.

    My hats off to you for doing something different. It looks really clean.

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