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Old 12-29-2007, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by willwren
No previous owner touched that LIM. That'* factory hatchet work. You think that'* bad, go look at an L36 LIM.

30 minutes is all it'll take. More power and better fuel mileage. Vastly improved throttle response.
i was joking. i didn't want to throw the general [GM] under the bus. maybe i will tomorrow if i can pick up any new tips for the die grinder. they ones i have are WAY to beat for porting now.
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Don't use a die-grinder on the LIM. It cuts too fast, and that aluminum is too soft. The inside radius of the port corners requires a 1/8" bit anyway, not 1/4". Use a dremel. It'* all you need.
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:19 AM
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the dimensions u need are .900 x 1.900. that will match the oe heads.
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not sure if i'll even work on the bonnie today.

hopefully the local autoparts store is open today w/ the holiday weekend an all. my jeep started missing last night.

hopefully swapping out the 120k mile plus cap/rotor/plugs and wires corrects issue. then going to help friend replace brake lines and exhaust manifold gaskets. will probably spend more time on the road driving than actually working.

imagine i put all this time into the turbo regal.
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junkyard supercharger just arrived @ the dock. hopefully i can get something done tonight.
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lol $55 supercharger has already bee rebuilt at some time as the holes for the needle bearings have been tapped. no play in coupler and smooth roots rotation.
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Originally Posted by chris c
lol $55 supercharger has already bee rebuilt at some time as the holes for the needle bearings have been tapped. no play in coupler and smooth roots rotation.
now thats a deal. cant even get a rebuild kit for that!
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can't believe the condition of this thing. actual price paid was $35 w/ $20 shipping.

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fact that bearing carrier plate which holds gears/roots is not painted makes me believe that was replaces too. look at how clean the oil is.

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i can't see a reason to not just bolt it on...



this is unfortunate but i cannot complain.

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The deal you got on that supercharger is amazing. I haven't seen any mention of what you'll do with the old one. Do you have any ideas for recycling it?
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Originally Posted by radomirthegreat
The deal you got on that supercharger is amazing. I haven't seen any mention of what you'll do with the old one. Do you have any ideas for recycling it?
find a nosecone/rebuild it and stick in the loft with all the other car parts.
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