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Old 11-25-2021, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default California Dreaminí: Proper 16 valve build

Picked up the car on New Year’s Day 2021. It had sat for about 10 years in a garage on the Northern California coast. Drove it 350 miles over the Sierras the next day to start the work. With a lot of help from a trio of Volvo wizards in Oregon, the build finished in 9 months.

5.3 with BTR stage 3 cam and fixins, full 3” back. All new interior, literally everything swapped out with some fun details. Suspension and brakes all brand new with all the IPD dressings. Sounds like a NASCAR on the outside, and a Lexus on the inside….sorta. Corrected and detailed the paint. Ready to go!






































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Old 11-25-2021, 02:37 PM   #3
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Beautiful work. I love the wiring.
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Definitely a fun build.
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that $5.20 a gallon has to sting a little bit, I've been grumbling when it's over $4 here. I like the well matched trans temp gauge.

What accessory setup is that on the ls?
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Proper 16v? Them’s fighting words!
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Proper 16v? Themís fighting words!
You heard them.

It's nice being able to buy a fuel rail from more than 3 ****ing people in the whole world.
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that $5.20 a gallon has to sting a little bit, I've been grumbling when it's over $4 here. I like the well matched trans temp gauge.

What accessory setup is that on the ls?
LSX Innovations if I remember correctly. The coil brackets are LSX Innovations and I think I got the accessories and alternator brackets from there also.
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