Sleeper Light

Discussion in 'Kill Stories (Where Hemis Never Win)' started by IDOXLR8, May 9, 2020.

  1. IDOXLR8

    IDOXLR8 Senior Member

    I was reading you guys post and figured I would add one! This was with my daily driver, not like my 72 GS 455 but still think an interesting post. Well I was sitting at a light and sitting on my side was a nicely century4.jpg century5.jpg century17.JPG fixed up Ford Ranger. toke off together and was side by side with me and then I figured it was on! We went side by side for a 1/4 mile or so then at the half I started pulling away more and more then saw a the red and blues at my tail gate. The officer looked at the car then me with a smile said get moving! I stopped the officer and asked him why didn't you go after the the Ford Ranger, and the officer smiled again and said I saw you were beating him, LOL!!!
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  2. IDOXLR8

    IDOXLR8 Senior Member

    I had a few mild up grades the engine after the 3.0 was switch out with a 3.8. The dash was Dscf0025.jpg DSCF0014.JPG one thing I was proud of with installing a T Type gauge cluster, rewiring for gauges and tachometer. The custom exhaust was another one of my "brain storms".
  3. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

    Runs good huh?
  4. IDOXLR8

    IDOXLR8 Senior Member

    Ran really well ! As I posted did a few things the the newly install engine and the transmission had rebuilt with a mild shift kit.
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  5. IDOXLR8

    IDOXLR8 Senior Member

    Forgot to add one other thing, I added a FE3 package with heavy duty front and rear sway bars, the only problem was they never offer this on this wagon, and found the Chevrolet X11 Citation suspension parts worked.
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  6. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    Proud of you...

  7. Dragdoc

    Dragdoc Well-Known Member

    Thats awesome!

    Next - lower it and add a turbo
  8. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    I like your "why not" mentality.
    Plane jane FWD Buick Century wagon, "why not" add a bigger six, sway bars, dual exhaust, GS wheel ( the steering wheel looks awesome!)
    Good stuff:cool:
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  9. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Outta curiosity, whats the final drive ratio?
    It would be cool to swap it for something a bit deeper if its doable...... "why not:p"
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  10. steve covington

    steve covington Well-Known Member

    Considering that the front wheel drive 3.8 heads in that era it could be readily feasible to add a turbo!!! The 89 Turbo Trans-Am used modified FWD heads, down to the same casting number and replacement (Warranty) heads were the same IN SOME CERTAIN CASES!!! The FWD/TTA heads had the 3 center bolt acorn nut attachment
    Earlier FWD's that used the 3.8 same as RWD heads (8445 heads) and you COULD use the FWD cast aluminum valve covers on a Turbo car; It just swaps the oil fill from the driver to passenger side.
    Yeah, I tinker with stuff...
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  11. patwhac

    patwhac Well-Known Member

    Wanting to go fast and tinkering go hand in hand, essence of hot rodding!

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