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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #165 on: November 07 2020, 03:17:52 PM »
Took it out today for about 15 miles, other that the radiator leak it ran great, BLM's at 121, 14.5 volts, 170 degrees, shifted nice. Moving on to body work next. Put it away for the winter, probably chip away at small things but ready for a break. Thanks for all the help guys!!!
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #166 on: November 07 2020, 04:04:34 PM »
Good to see it's sorted out.
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #167 on: November 07 2020, 06:03:02 PM »
glad you beat winter!  they are more fun to work on when they are running!
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #168 on: November 12 2020, 09:51:53 AM »
cleaned up the engine bay and got rid of the black on the engine
87 GN, K&N cold air, gutted cat, TT 5.7 chip, AFPR, 340 Walbro w/ hotwire, 60 LBS injectors, 981 valve springs, 206/206 Cam, RJC Powerplate, LS1 MAF & translator, Vacuum brakes, Hellwig rear sway bar, Energy suspension poly bushings, Razors Alky, Pypes exhaust, 5931 turbo, CK9.5 converter

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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #169 on: November 12 2020, 09:57:26 AM »
That is hard for me to believe.  It did not come anywhere close to that when new!
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #170 on: November 12 2020, 10:00:08 AM »
Thanks alot Steve! Dont know how to add pics that dont become distorted :(
87 GN, K&N cold air, gutted cat, TT 5.7 chip, AFPR, 340 Walbro w/ hotwire, 60 LBS injectors, 981 valve springs, 206/206 Cam, RJC Powerplate, LS1 MAF & translator, Vacuum brakes, Hellwig rear sway bar, Energy suspension poly bushings, Razors Alky, Pypes exhaust, 5931 turbo, CK9.5 converter

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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #171 on: November 12 2020, 10:06:06 AM »
Adds to the mystique.  LOL

One of my windows programs distorts my pics when I resize them.

I downloaded an aftermarket program and it does not.
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #172 on: November 12 2020, 10:06:14 AM »
That's disgustingly clean. You can resize pics in Win 10.
109 235 Cubic Inch Stock Stroke Balanced Rotating Assembly
Stock Crank
TRW .030 Pistons
Stock Rods
Stock Timing Chain/Gears
212/212 Flat Tappet Cam
JB Racing Heads
Stock Rockers
5.7 TT Race Chip
Built 2004R
AC 16930
6262 JB

6.72 at 104.67-25 PSI

I see slow people

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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #173 on: November 13 2020, 12:50:42 PM »
Damn I do good work. :D

That's a new radiator, sucks that it's leaking.

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« Reply #174 on: November 13 2020, 12:55:01 PM »
'87 GN, 60lb, TA49, THDP, FTP cam, T+ lots o' shit - SOLD
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #175 on: November 13 2020, 12:58:52 PM »
And this is the small volt meter I integrated into the lower left indicator pod - Not my original idea, but fits perfect:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A722XGU

That one shows unavailable, but there's many others of the same dimensions on Amazon.
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #176 on: November 14 2020, 11:08:05 PM »
Love the volt gauge, I put one in my other car also!
87 GN, K&N cold air, gutted cat, TT 5.7 chip, AFPR, 340 Walbro w/ hotwire, 60 LBS injectors, 981 valve springs, 206/206 Cam, RJC Powerplate, LS1 MAF & translator, Vacuum brakes, Hellwig rear sway bar, Energy suspension poly bushings, Razors Alky, Pypes exhaust, 5931 turbo, CK9.5 converter

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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #177 on: April 26 2021, 02:43:33 PM »
Been a while since I posted on this, been chipping away at the car this winter. New radiator supposed to be here any day now so we want to get some miles put on her soon. I will post some pics of interior this week. Through the years people had glued velcro tabs all over the dash and the glue was impossible to completely remove so we painted up the dash which turned out great, was worried. Also replaced the upper dash top. pulled the seats to replace the carpet. Pulled all the seatbelts and washed them up. Pulled door panels and refurbished them, still need to get upper door trim/pull straps. The window glass was all scratched up from bad outer door seals, replaced the seals. Got really lucky and found a local guy with a few old G bodys with descent glass. He agreed to let me have some good glass if i put mine back in his cars to keep weather out! Super happy with his generosity!!! Was going to get new wheels but for now polished and painted up these...not bad for now, do need to get one wheel center cap. Cleaned up and painted the head and tail light assemblies and grill. Probably missed some stuff but its been lots of fun so far!! Stayed tuned for pictures.
87 GN, K&N cold air, gutted cat, TT 5.7 chip, AFPR, 340 Walbro w/ hotwire, 60 LBS injectors, 981 valve springs, 206/206 Cam, RJC Powerplate, LS1 MAF & translator, Vacuum brakes, Hellwig rear sway bar, Energy suspension poly bushings, Razors Alky, Pypes exhaust, 5931 turbo, CK9.5 converter

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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #178 on: April 26 2021, 02:52:19 PM »
You have become one of the most accomplished turbo Regal guys on the board.  Nothing like doing it yourself to learn things!

I assume you found the throttle valve cable somewhere along the line...
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