: Check out my new motor compartment:
08-30-11, 09:44 PM
08-30-11, 09:51 PM
More info please.....
08-30-11, 09:56 PM
Just got the car back from my bud Mike, who did the installation on the downpipe, factory headers, & crossover after getting them back from ceramic titanium. I am so happy to have my baby back. Been down for about 2 months.
08-30-11, 10:04 PM
08-30-11, 10:08 PM
FWIW, I had my new Kooks headers coated with the same ceramic titanium coating all the way back to the factory muffs.
Should look nice when I get the Cad done.
08-30-11, 10:10 PM
08-30-11, 10:26 PM
nice looking motor..esp w/ the new coating!! congrats gary!
i remember the first gnx i drove... damn, it was fast.
08-30-11, 10:52 PM
That looks good. Those are some quick cars from the factory for being a 6 cyl
08-30-11, 11:06 PM
Mine's a solid roof, 30, 500 mile car, white exterior, burgundy interior, a few bolt-ons, lays down about 325 at the wheels, runs 12.7 @ about 108, I believe. Fifth one of these that I have owned. 91 octane & AlkyControl meth kit. Thanks for looking & not bashing.
08-30-11, 11:09 PM
Looks like they did a great job Gary.
Doggone it, now you got me wishing my Buick Turbo T's engine compartment looked like that!
08-31-11, 03:59 AM
Mmmm nice. What size turbo? Im assuming journal bearing since no water lines? Either way looks like it would be snappy. Pics of whole car pls!
08-31-11, 08:26 AM
TA-49 turbo, journal bearing turbo.
08-31-11, 08:36 AM
08-31-11, 09:44 AM
Very nice job, i love it!
08-31-11, 10:29 AM
Very Nice! I have been a Buick guy for years. Fast with class. That is why I am into the Vs now. Had a 70 GS 350 and a 70 Stage 1. However, when the T-types and GNXs were coming out I went with a 83 Hurst\Olds cause I figured the V8 was the ticket. Yes I was stupid. :)
09-01-11, 08:32 PM
Thanks for the props, all. Hard to believe but this car still wears original paint.
Thanks for the props, all. Hard to believe but this car still wears original paint.REALLY nice car Gary! Would love to see more of those zinc coated control arms peeking up at your downpipe. Also, like the plenum matched to the valve covers, is that a Hemco?
Very Nice! I have been a Buick guy for years. Fast with class. That is why I am into the Vs now. Had a 70 GS 350 and a 70 Stage 1. However, when the T-types and GNXs were coming out I went with a 83 Hurst\Olds cause I figured the V8 was the ticket. Yes I was stupid. :)I started out that way too, I thought the Monte SS and Hurst/Olds were the way to go, I have since converted to Buick. I actually have the best of both worlds, I put Lightning Rods from an 83 Hurst/Olds in my GN, it works perfect with the shift brake (trans brake). I sometimes loosely refer to my V as my 4 door GN. I like this thread.
09-10-11, 09:42 PM
REALLY nice car Gary! Would love to see more of those zinc coated control arms peeking up at your downpipe. Also, like the plenum matched to the valve covers, is that a Hemco?
Sorry, Nutz, just now noticed your response. Tis stock, I bought an extra set of used valve covers and the plenum, had them powder coated, then lapped off the tops of the ribs by hand, which took forever. I like the looks of it though. And yes, the Zinc coating on the Savitske Classic & Custom stage II, (I believe) upper control arms didn't hang in there for very long. When I bought those, powder coating was not an option.