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Old 04-07-2004, 12:05 AM   #11
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December 13, 2003: Very Generous Father bought me my 1990 Grand Prix STE McLaren/ASC 3.1L Intercooled Turbo for $1800.
December 24, 2003: Recieved Vanity Plate "COOLED2" and installed on car.
January 1, 2004: Cut out Catalytic Convertor and replaced with straight pipe, $11.24
January 18, 2004: Father bought me a K&N filter to mount to the turbo and a breather filter for the valve cover.
January 24, 2004: Installed Magnaflow Mufflers, $110 and change.
March 27, 2004: Father bought new tires for his GTP, and then had the old tires mounted on my car.
March 31, 2004: Installed new front brake pads, $10.59.

Plans for April:
Buy a TopGun 160 Chip & Thermostat, $290

Plans for May:
Install Cross Drilled & Slotted Front & Rear Brake Rotors, $119
Buy new good quality brake pads all the way around, $??
Possibly replace ABS accumulator, $1XX

Plans for June:
Nothing as of now, get everything ready for July!

Plans for July: (this is the fun month! )
Performance Camshaft (not sure exactly what yet) & New Lifters
New Comp Cams Pushrods
Full Roller Rocker Arms
105lb. Valvesprings w/new retainers
3100 Topend Swap (heads & above)
Ported Exhaust Manifolds

Plans for August:
FFP Underdrive Crank Pulley
FFP Billet Dogbones

Plans for September:
Do any maintenance that was ignored due to previous months modding.
Get car running properly.
Dyno it and see what the power increase was since April dyno

Plans for October:
Bring the car to the dragstrip and run some 13'*!!!

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Old 04-07-2004, 10:30 AM   #12
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2/22/04 Purchase 1990 SSE. Dosen't run, flat tires and filthy. Flatbed 125 miles to home from New Hampshire.

2/22/04 to 4/5/04 Repaired faulty connector to fuel tank, replaced fuel sending unit, 2 OEM flex fuel lines, replacement fuel line section, brake lines, proportioner valve, shoes, pads, alternator, drive belt, fuel pressure reg, battery, repaired both rear doors, corrected 2 minor electrical problems, removed interior and cleaned.

4/5/04 Registered and insured.

$250 for car + $100 for the tow
aprox $640 for parts and sublet work
lots of beer and a couple of Band-Aids
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Old 04-07-2004, 12:26 PM   #13
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May 2002- Grandpa stops driving, gives the bonnie to my dad who gives it too me.

September 2003 - While on a trip to Minneapolis starts to make noises. Change camshaft and timing chain.

October 2003 - Car stops on Hwy. Engine in seized by oil deprivation. Something sprung a leak and the light didn't come on.

November 2003 - Replace engine block. Cannot get carberator to adjust quite right but drive it anyways. Replace fuel pump. Put headers on.

December 2003 - Mom breaks taillight backing out of driveway. Alternator stops working, go through 3 alternators before finding one that works.

January 2004 - Car will not start, do not know why.

February 2004 - Figure out that the problem is both the carb and the distributor. Install new carb, intake and used distributor. Car still will not run.

March 2004 - The problem is oil wash. Injected oil into cylinders, put in new spark plugs, runs great now.

April 2004- Block heater is leaking antifreeze, will fix today.
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Old 04-07-2004, 01:15 PM   #14
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someone went digging for old threads...
my prices are approximate

October 2000: bought my car
Winter 2000/2001: driverside headlight $100, weatherstrip $50, sunroof motor $50, cd player $105, antenna motor $?, curb guard $?, rear bumper fix, touchup painting
Summer 2002: window motor $120 (i think) Cleaned TB
Fall 2002: underbody neons $125
Fall 2002: car won't start...replaced ICM $~200, fuel pump, fuel filter, coils, wires, finally found out crank sensor was the problem. Thats when Dad and i first learned about DTCs
Summer 2003: car will no longer run under 1/3 tank of gas. cleaned TB
Fall 2003: discovered BONNEVILLE CLUB!
Winter 2003/04: eyebrows, grill neons
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