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Old 12-08-2005, 12:46 AM   #11
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Go to the auto parts store.

Ask for a 180 thermostat that fits the stock application. If they don't know, go to another parts store that knows how to 'fit' them. Make sure you get the rubber seal AND paper gasket.

Go home with the innocent thermostat and whale away at it with a drill (two 1/16" holes if you live in a climate like me, four 1/16" holes if you live in Nev, Tex, Southern CA, etc).

Or go to www.zzperformance.com or www.intense-racing.com and let them do it for you.
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"innocent" thermostat.....now I get the drilled part.

Damn...I have so much to learn.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

You truly are one of those folks that understands what "it' is all about and what to DO about it.
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:06 AM   #13
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Kevin...have you started dreaming about changing a pulley yet.
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Somehow I suspect that'* next.

Cmon, he'* doing the thermostat in the WINTER in Indiana.

Need to show him pics of my gutted/ported 93 airbox first. And get a K&N in there first. At least.
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True...true.. How badly do you think we can corrupt him a a relatively short period of time?

Kevin.. you are on the right track with the thermostat...Although really don't need that until you start modding it up.

Air box is a huge restriction
changing a pulley really helps put you into the seat
And the t stat keeps it all cool in the warm weather.
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I am very easily corrupted....This sight has done a very good job at hiding the procedure for the vacuum line switch-a-roo. It is probably just as well. It sounds like without a chip to keep the gas on, you will go blooey! I'd be better off not to know.

I ordered the pulley from that series I sight yesterday....a Pulley Boys pulley...the smallest...a 2.1" I have plans to go to the salvage yard to get a donor air box to gut. That sounds like a common sense procedure...All you have to do is get everything out of the way that is blocking air. I am trying my best not to hack the car up. I like the stealth modifications....The undersized pulley....the air box that the only way you know it is gutted is to disassemble it...maybe a chip....Gotta take things in steps...can't do it all at once. Change thermostat, change the pulley, check on a high flow cat. I already have a dual outlet flowmaster 40(some kind of Camaro application) on it and it is too loud. If I change cats it will probably get even louder and I will have to go get something quiet. I hate to switch that muffler as the man who put it on did a "work of art" job on it. I told him that all I wanted was to have another pipe come out the other side just like the one on the right...I want it angle cut and scalloped just like the General would have done it if GM wouldn't have hired somebody from Johnson & Johnson shampoo company to be in charge of Oldsmobile that year. He did it and it looks wonderful. I told him the last thing I wanted was two Jethro cowboy truck pipes straight out the back. That man was so good at that muffler shop that the owner fired him because he took too long and got too personally involved in his work! Now he is selling brake parts at a major rebuild facility here in town....what a waste. I have since been referred to somebody else and he put new tubes and mufflers on my big block 71 Chevrolet truck. He did a great job and does a lot of custom work for the local rice boys...I just have to watch him....he likes to pedal a lot of that shiney chrome muffler stuff. I have Walker DynoMax'* on the truck and they sound great on a V8. I think age forty is the year I will grow up a little and just put a high flow cat with some kind of dual outlet quiet muffler....Or I have even thought about true duals with dual cats...

Any suggestions on a quiet dual outlet muffler that is not chrome?

What is the part number for the K & N drop in replacement filter for this? I know it is the same as some year a Bonneville, but I can't remember which one.

I have to admit...I have wanted to do something like this to this car for a long time, but just didn't know where to go...Should have known it would have something to do with Pontiacs.....I was referred here by someboday at the Oldsmobile Forums sight. He said I would find out evrything I needed to know and that those people over there a crazy over that Pontiac Supercharged 3800 stuff. Boy was he right. Does it help any that my dad has a 32 Pontiac that I have helped him restore? Probably not...It is a six cylinder though..ha ha
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2.1 is radical. Waiting for Willwren to hop in here. I'm not expert on the ole 93 year.
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You will have major problems with a 2.1" pulley. Cancel/change your order immediately.

Even a 2.2" pulley needs supporting mods to prevent KR.

On your car, unless you do at LEAST a full-blown intake and catalytic/muffler on the exhaust, a 2.2" is the smallest you should go.

To go to the 2.1", you'll need at LEAST ported exhaust manifolds, exhaust and intake as mentioned above, and possibly ported heads.

The smaller pulley in your case will actually REDUCE your power, and potentially damage the engine.

2.3" is the SAFEST bet for your mild mods.
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This is of UTMOST importance. If it'* too late with Series1performance, you can still contact pulley boys directly to change your order.

Nearly every 92/93 SSEi with a 2.2" pulley gets KR on the top end with only intake and exhaust. You don't have intake or exhaust, and went even smaller.

I wouldn't dare run a 2.1" pulley on my 93SSEi and I have major supporting porting and mods.
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OK.

I will change to a 2.2. Or do you really think I need to go with a 2.3?

Just convince me one more time of the 2.3 versus the 2.2.

I just hate to go with too little a change for fear of no performance gain. I guess smaller isn't always better? It sounds to me like a tenth of an inch can really make a difference?

I have every intention to change the exhaust BEFORE I change the pulley.

What is a good brand and number for a cold plug?

I ordered a boost gauge today. I won't change anything until I have that on there anyway.

Thank you for paying attention and keeping me from blowing the crap out of it.

Gotta take things slow......
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