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Old 04-06-2004, 01:34 AM   #11
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Old 04-07-2004, 11:37 PM   #12
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i'm currently stationed at ft campbell k.y. and unfortunately headed to korea in january. but it gives the oppertunity to save some green for my mods. i made my own cai and bought the 180 thermostat and also bought a tranny kit. bonny has 50,000 miles on her and is probably for a filter replacement. also i think i have the bottom motor mount thats by the radiator going bad so that'* my next job. anyone have any input on the headache level on that job. i'm also going to give her a new set of plugs but i need some insight on the coolest burning plug i can put in her. i want the spacer for the throttle body. also if i delete the resinators at the end of the pipes will it give it a deeper tone or will it sound like a ricer on streriods.been thinking of taking the tips off but worried it'll down grade the sound of the her. any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Welcome.
I'd suggest NGK TR55'* (that'* what I use), but a friend who has a low 13'* (1/4) GTP suggest'* I use Autolite 605'* gapped at .057" -they're cheap ($1.97 for a 2-pack at Wal-Mart) and work great with my current level of mods. Not to say you are limited to those two, but they're both good. Another good one is the AC Delco Platinums (can't remember proper #).

For the throttle body spacer -DON'T!! I was going to do one, but after reseaching them I found them to be causing hydrolocking of our not so cheap L67 engines.
Try a TB heat shield instead, and wrap the cross-over pipe with exhaust wrap.
If you are still using the stock airbox pull it out and bust out the baffles. Lot'* more air flow. Also remove the MAF screen from the throttle body, but try not to damage it in case you'd ever want to put it back in.
For the exhaust have a straight pipe in place of the resonator -any exhaust shop should be able to do this for under $40.

Not too familiar with the 2k-newer SSEi exhaust systems, but if you have the u-bend (I don't believe you do though) like the Grand Prix'* have a y-pipe put in place of it. I do know that the stock mufflers are VERY restrictive. I wouldn't suggest straight pipes in their place -it'* still a family car.

Another trick for at the track is to disconnect the two front wheel speed sensors.
Also, get a couple guys to sit in the trunk for a minute or two to gett the rear suspension aired up all the way. While it is up, pull the fuse for the level controller. These two mods will help quite a bit with the launch.

Good luck with the modding and be sure to let us see a pic or two of your beauty.
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You race it at the strip in Clarksville or go up to hop-town?
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i'm currently stationed at ft campbell k.y. and unfortunately headed to korea in january. <snipped>

thanks all,
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I was never at Ft Campbell. Went to basic at Knox though. And I spent my time in Korea, too (Not in the war Jason! Don't start! ) Hard to believe though it was almost 17 years ago!! (87-88, holy crap!) I had fun in Korea, tho. The year goes by pretty quick (especially if you drink as much as I did. Blackouts are great time killers )
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i took the screen out and installed a 180* thermostat. didn't delete the baffels yet though. buying the plugs tonight and installing tomorow. just put plugs in a ford windstar minivan for a friend and if i can do that the bonny should be a breeze.lol

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P.*. tried to post a pic but it wouldn't take, any ideas on how i might do this?
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P.*. tried to post a pic but it wouldn't take, any ideas on how i might do this?
Yep. You need to host your pictures somewhere. I know some people use sites like Photobucket, but most of us have signed up for at Cardomain.com. Once you have an account there you can make a page and have your pictures uploaded there. Then you can copy the urls for your pictures, put them in the Image brackets (button in the reply screen), and ta da...picture. You will need to delete out some of the extra codes that cardomain puts in the url address, but once you get the hang of that, you'll be great.
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i race at clarksville speedway on friday nights at the midnight madness. my best time so far is a 9.7 in the 1/8. hopefully i'll be atleast 2 10th'* of a second quicker tonight. but ofcourse the weather will be a factor in that also. i'll try to post some pics of the races.
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cool, i would love to see some pics. I used to live in Kenwood and would hear the races every friday night
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ok hope this pic posted.
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