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Old 02-05-2019, 06:46 PM   #41
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My brother-in-law once gave me the unforgettable counsel, "Dude, fuck that shit."

Aftermarket crap is a huge pain in the ass. From what you listed there, I see visions of the following headaches: the intake won't have a provision for the a/c brackets and the stock HEI distributor won't fit anymore; the headers will make spark plugs a bitch, will require some goofy homemade brackets just to keep a power steering pump, will rub the steering, require a bunch of shimming to keep the tubes from rubbing the frame, will drag the ground, will necessitate a mini starter and you'll have to rewire the car for THAT, and oh yeah THEN you have to rebuild the whole exhaust system. And a 7qt pan? On a 5000lb Riviera?

I guess what I'm trying to say is, just put the damned thing back together with the stock junk and drive it. Turn that mod money into gas money.
What he says.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:02 PM   #42
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:00 AM   #43
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I'll agree with what the Tbird chick said.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:31 AM   #44
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Maybe we need a motivation thread for working on cars, since this used to be a car forum so many lifetimes ago.
I concur. I don't have enough content to start a build thread. Pictures of replacing the same engine over and over would be boring for the viewer.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:59 AM   #45
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I'll agree with what the Tbird chick said.
Me too.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:54 PM   #46
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Are your parts purchasing ideas influenced by this Gearz episode?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV0TPHg1aXw

As a guy who has a decade(s) old project in their garage I agree with the majority to get it running with stock stuff and enjoy it.
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:24 AM   #47
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Are your parts purchasing ideas influenced by this Gearz episode?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV0TPHg1aXw

As a guy who has a decade(s) old project in their garage I agree with the majority to get it running with stock stuff and enjoy it.
nope, I actually just saw that on youtube last night. lol
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:26 AM   #48
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I just think cam and an intake would pep it up without taking me past the blow the motor up again point. I think around 500hp would be my perfect number for this car.
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