well I will give all of you the lowdown on the updates... progress has basically stalled on this car but for buying parts for the car since the regals have decided to be a pain and need plenty of attn. First off I had brake lines fail on the 03 so replaced those and the day i bleed the air out and get them right the wp starts failing on the test drive. then i dig into amanda'* car and the lim gasket is trash and the whole motor is caked in oil and grime so 6+ hrs later and 3 cans of brake clean later the grime is mostly gone and the lim is back on waiting to be be tqed back spec and then throw the sc back on and tq it down too.
Enough about the regals back to the TA I have located all the body parts and since i know the people that I dont want to know dont visit this site i will spill the beans... I picked up a set of heads that are ported and the guy made 650+ on a t76 turbo setup for a decent price but here is the rub the box got demolished thanks to ups. While we are on the subject of ups they managed to lose the cam that my buddy was sending me so from now on it is fed ex exclusively from now on.
As for the boost well the kit got sold before I could snag it so I will stay NA for now
as for the toys that I picked up in the mean time I grabbed
a new foglight to replace the broken one
short throw shifter and short stick
BMR strut tower bar
new oil pan to replace the damaged one on the donor
so now for the list of left to get
double roller timing set
1.65 roller rockers
arp head studs
cc503 cam (idle video from youtube) --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSavK2aqdGM
bmr tq arm relocation cross member for the T56
some sort of cut out
some sort of header back exhaust
new power steering pulley that is billet and spoked for easier access to the bolts for removal and installation
Billet flex plate??? maybe
new center console to fix the broken part of the current one.
ls1 hub and spindle so I can get the ctsv brake setup 12 inch to 14inch (giggity)
battery relocation setup for non NHRA racing and race battery in stock location for NHRA track days
Stock firebird rims and drag radials
This is where it gets fun I get to get it dyno tuned on the optispark setup only to later on get the coil on plug and ls1 pcm setup so that I can tune it with the hptuners setup.
on the optispark setup looking for 370rwhp (may be dreaming but... hoping for 12s or 11.9s or better
after the other trans ams are on the road that is when the turbo will be added sts style but with a dual setup 1 t67 sized and 1 t76 sized so it spools early and pulls long up top... bu that will be on a forged 383 with 9.5 compression ratio setup.
so there is a little update for anyone that is watching /or is curious.
I have to have it at least running by june 25th to take to a wedding 400 miles east so time to get my butt in gear
the tan car may just have the IC finally fall on when I do the water pump just to see if i cant kill the KR I have or see if it stays.