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    Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

    Quote Originally Posted by billc83 View Post
    Styled by the Italians, built by drunken Irishmen, and powered by the French!
    and don't forget designed by a drug dealer or importer

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    Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

    Quote Originally Posted by billc83 View Post
    Styled by the Italians, built by drunken Irishmen, and powered by the French!
    Well, you've got to hand it to DeLorean, he got the "styled by Italians" right!

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    Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

    Quote Originally Posted by billc83 View Post
    Styled by the Italians, built by drunken Irishmen, and powered by the French!
    I thought the DeLorean used a shitty volvo V6 that they put in some of their wagons. And it was always funny when the DeLorean wouldn't start in Back to the Future. Should've made the time machine out of Marty's 4wd Toyota, lol.

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    Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

    Quote Originally Posted by orconn View Post
    Well, you've got to hand it to DeLorean, he got the "styled by Italians" right!
    and the drugs by the columbians ?

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    Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
    I thought the DeLorean used a shitty volvo V6 that they put in some of their wagons. And it was always funny when the DeLorean wouldn't start in Back to the Future. Should've made the time machine out of Marty's 4wd Toyota, lol.
    The DeLorean engine was the V6 PRV, which stands for Peugeot, Renault, Volvo. So 2/3 French - really I just say that because of the American perception towards French automobiles.

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    Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

    you couldnt get me to take a Delorean for Free Even if i needed it just as a paper wait lol

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    Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

    Delorean reminds me "Back to the future"... Well, to be honest I liked the car in those movies...

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    Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

    I lightened this Taurus 875 lbs.


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    Re: whats the most extreme customizing you did to a vehicle you've owned

    1992 Buick Roadmaster Sedan

    Small mods...

    Impala SS wheels
    dual snorkel intake
    K&N panel filter
    throttle body spacer
    Hurst T-handle shifter with button for line lock

    Big mods...

    Impala SS springs
    LT1 exhaust manifolds
    true dual exhaust
    Hurst line lock

    Bigger mods...
    Tremec T56 six speed manual
    Spec Stage 3 clutch and pressure plate
    Spec lightweight flywheel
    CIA tubular trans crossmember
    Pro 5.0 short throw shifter
    GM 3.73 rear gears
    new GM Auburn posi unit

    I'm sure that's not the end.....

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    Re: whats the most extreme customizing you did to a vehicle you've owned

    Back in the day . . . . . '78 or '79, I did a Kelmark conversion on a '65 Corvair.
    350 horse, 327 Corvette, 750 dual feed Holley. Took me about six months. My wife used to take it out looking for Mustangs and Camaros to humiliate. The thing was wicked fast, but would go through a tank of gas (13 gal) in no time.
    Somewhere I have a couple of pics.

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    Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny kannapo View Post
    I lightened this Taurus 875 lbs.

    Why?

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    Re: whats the most extreme customizing you did to a vehicle you've owned

    Quote Originally Posted by JMBIII View Post
    Back in the day . . . . . '78 or '79, I did a Kelmark conversion on a '65 Corvair.
    350 horse, 327 Corvette, 750 dual feed Holley. Took me about six months. My wife used to take it out looking for Mustangs and Camaros to humiliate. The thing was wicked fast, but would go through a tank of gas (13 gal) in no time.
    Somewhere I have a couple of pics.
    So was the engine still in the back? I can't imagine having that heavy ass v8 behind the rear axle, that must've been some wicked snap oversteer.

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    Re: whats the most extreme customizing you did to a vehicle you've owned

    I put a 396 big block Chevy engine with an L88 gear drive cam and aluminum heads in the back seat of a 1966 Corvair Corsa. It went like stink and it would corner so hard you could feel your guts slosh. The key to the whole project was that the internals in the Corvair 4spd transmission were the same as the Saginaw cast iron cased four speed being used in contemporary Chevelles. A Chevy bell housing and Chevelle transmission input shaft and throwout bearing carrier would fit in the opposite end of the Corvair transaxle. When all was said and done the transaxle remained in its original position but the engine hooked up to the opposite end from the Corvair engine. I used a radiator from a Dodge weapons carrier in the trunk which was in the front and plumbed it in with tubing run through the tunnel that normally carried the gear shift rod and the clutch cable. The weak point was the differential spider gears but I overcame that with a differential carrier out of a Chevy Corvan which had four spider gears instead of two. I have no idea what the top speed was by the speedometer because it would pin easily but the engine would rev all the way to 7500RPM in top gear. It was a ride you'd never forget.
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    Re: whats the most extreme customizing you did to a vehicle you've owned

    Sounds pretty incredible!

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    Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

    Quote Originally Posted by ThumperPup View Post
    yup thats right
    i have been told im a nut case
    Yeah, I can see that.

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