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Old 07-23-2005, 11:07 PM   #11
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i heard its getting fired up tomorrow.. you still planning on it'?
That'* the plan. Install the fuel tank, fuel pump module, and a busted radiator along with adding all fluids and some additional electrical connections. It won't drive but at least we can hear it purrr... I mean roar cause there'* no exhaust either.
u better have Vids of this, along with the pics
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OMG a supercharged SSE (88-91) thats what I need!
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Lookin' good boys, that is one kickass engine bay! Man I wish I had the money and skill to do this.

PLEASE for the love of God have videos!!
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this will be one quick car with how light those 90'* bonnies were. A helluva sleeper.
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I've asked Randy more than once and he tells me the 92-95'* were only about 300 pounds heavier. That'* really not a huge change.
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Looks great guys!!!!!!!!!!

Definately gotta vids. Now when it'* finished take it to a dealership and complain about a "Whining" under the hood...................
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Nice job where did you get the motor from?
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I bought a 97 SSEi from a Copart salvage auction. The car was complete with the exception of a couple small items that were damaged in the accident. Buying a complete donor car was definately the way to go. We needed to grab certain parts off of the donor car several times so far as the project developed. The entire wire harness was removed and many connectors and wires were pruned from it to add components thay the 90 didn't have such as the VATS and fuel pump module. I'm also able to make my own harnesses using the same color and gauge wires and I've even used some of the wire loom from the original harness. Unused parts were sold to fund part of the project too.

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I bought a 97 SSEi from a Copart salvage auction. The car was complete with the exception of a couple small items that were damaged in the accident. Buying a complete donor car was definately the way to go. We needed to grab certain parts off of the donor car several times so far as the project developed. The entire wire harness was removed and many connectors and wires were pruned from it to add components thay the 90 didn't have such as the VATS and fuel pump module. I'm also able to make my own harnesses using the same color and gauge wires and I've even used some of the wire loom from the original harness. Unused parts were sold to fund part of the project too.
looks like u completely took that cars manhood
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We took everything that was fastened, attached, screwed...and even some stuff that looked welded.

For today'* update: No start was attempted. As with any major undertaking we weren't far enough along to turn the key. We did little stuff like wiring in fuel pump relays, hooking cruise control up (where the old vacuum tank was..the bolts like right up), installed the charcoal canister tub, the coolant over flow jug (yeah Randy..it'* in) Got some pics. I started to clean out an old toolbox from my step Gram'* place that I inherited and found some really old tools. Some interesting stuff too. Wait til you see my new favorite socket.
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Hey you 88-91 guys...these pics are for you!
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Hey Kenn...is this lifetime warrantied? I've got a set of sockets too.


Sorry they weren't more exciting. We'll have some good ones probably in a week or so.
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