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Old 05-31-2019, 11:55 AM   #526
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Wouldn't it be easier to just get a 60e for the wagon and store/sell the 80e?
yea it would probably be best to store it since unless you have a standalone that 80e is completely worthless
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:21 PM   #527
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Wouldn't it be easier to just get a 60e for the wagon and store/sell the 80e?
And the 60e us easy to rebuild and find parts
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:51 PM   #528
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it is, no plans on positive pressure so it should be okay, but if it breaks, it will not be shocked.
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:35 PM   #529
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it is, no plans on positive pressure so it should be okay, but if it breaks, it will not be shocked.
What's the point without positive pressure?
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Old 06-01-2019, 04:44 PM   #530
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Because I'm going to lift it and shift it. Also in other news.the 6.0 seems to have healed itself by sitting in the street for a month. Very mysterious
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Because I'm going to lift it and shift it. Also in other news.the 6.0 seems to have healed itself by sitting in the street for a month. Very mysterious
Lucas electronics?...Prince of darkness. That happens.
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Old 06-01-2019, 06:56 PM   #532
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I have no idea. It was running so bad and had insane blow by and today I started it and it was fine. Oh well. Aluminum 5.3 is in and almost ready to drive
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Old 06-02-2019, 12:36 PM   #533
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so far so good with the 5.3 in. after all of the work ive done to it i will say with this true turbo cam in the car it is so much nicer to drive. it is much quieter at idle and feels alot better getting into boost. im going to pull the 6.0 apart tomorrow and see what happened to it. but my guess is that the rings have just lost tension in it. ill hold onto it and see what im going to do with it. at this point i feel like im going to narrow the fleet down and as of now the fairmont and i think my wagon are on the chopping block. i really do want to lift the wagon and throw the 6.0 in it and chances are that may still happen but at this point i have to think about being practical. i could daily the 993 but it would be destroyed within a month as far as the interior goes.
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:09 PM   #534
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Funny that the 6.0 fixed itself.

The quieter idle on the 5.3 is that with the new Summit Turbo Cam? I'm REALLY curious how those do. Somedays I wish I would have gone with that vs the SS2 but I love the sound of the SS2 and was tired of a boring factory idle lol
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:41 PM   #535
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It idles like the ls1 cam. It's really nice
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:58 AM   #536
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Welp swapped engines, car felt great. Then it lost oil pressure. Haha engines coming back out. Bought another car and unloading some of the projects.

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Old 06-16-2019, 03:40 PM   #537
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Ewwww a vw.
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:27 AM   #538
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Ewwww a vw.
Yep! Considering it was cheaper then a extremely clean 245. I'm totally fine with that
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:12 PM   #539
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Der Volkswagen is nice, I'm still considering one. Your 5.3L lost oil pressure already?
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Old 06-17-2019, 03:14 PM   #540
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Yep after hammering on it for a bit. I'm guessing cam bearing. If I didn't have bad luck with these on initial fire up I would have no luck at all
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:23 AM   #541
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Welp Volvo self healed. Haven't driven it much but I got another cool car with another tbricker



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Old 07-21-2019, 03:07 PM   #542
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Old 07-21-2019, 05:26 PM   #543
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That thing is epic. What is that? Looks a bit like a AMC pacer.
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:05 PM   #544
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It's a AMC gremlin with a 390 AMC V8 swapped in it
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:12 PM   #545
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Took apart the 6.0 finally, it was just tired after all that hard abuse, this thing did hold up extremely well!




You can see the pistons were getting a little melty!

Got new wheels for the gremmie as well! Fronts are 0 offset 15x7 rear are 15x8 0 offset, tires are some old Hoosier radials 215/65r15.

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