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  1. Torpedo! Forgot about that one, and a beautiful car as well!
  2. I'm looking for what you guys think are some of the greatest vehicle model names ever created, world wide. Now, I'm looking for great names, not great models. I'm kind of curious to see what we can come up with. If you feel like it, tell a story behind the car as well as some pictures. I'll start with my two most favorite model names. 1. Jeep Gladiator 2. Jensen Interceptor
  3. I have an SFI 3800 V6 out of my old 91 LeSabre that I scraped. I was holding on to it for a spare motor for my T-Type LeSabre, but I sold the car so I no longer need the motor. It ran great when it was pulled, but now it's been sitting in my shed for 2 years. I would hate to see this motor go to waste if it could be saved instead, so I'm offering it free to AACA members. The only catch is that you have to pick it up. I might be able to get a hold of a cherry picker to load it, but I won't ship or deliver it. PM me for contact information. The motor is in Fairfield, IA. I also have the T-Type transmission out of my old car. It has 230k on it so I'm not sure if it could be rebuilt. It had trouble shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. It is free as well.
  4. I am so happy to hear that! THANK YOU! My buddy's uncle has an old Ford-Jeep we'd like to put the motor in.
  5. (I'm sorry if this thread has been posted before...) My friend and I bought a late 40s, early 50s Willys Jeep generator/stick welder. The welder was junk and the generator is so small that it is not worth saving. Is there any reason why we would not be able to use this engine in an old Jeep? the motor seems to have been rebuilt recently and runs entirely to well to let it go to waste. The motor is a CJ2A flathead 4 cylinder.
  6. Because I didn't pay anything for mine, and I can sell them for $10. (EDIT: I could have sold them for $10, but now the 3 foot chunk of metal I was making them from has been given away by mistake... Oh well...) I made the current one when I first started working with lathes and mills, but now I know how to run CNC, so I'm going to make a new one and personalize it.
  7. I knew the engine was Holden, and I should have guessed the Cruze was a Holden as well. Holden seems to be the only branch of GM that's been doing well this past decade. I hope they can bring the Commadore back to the US again in the near future. Holden runs deep.
  8. Anyone hear about the new Cruze diesel for 2013? I'm excited as hell. The car may not be as pretty as a '57 or '65 Impala, but it sure is a step in the right direction. If it's anything like the TDI Volkswagons, then it will hopefully put Chevy back in the game.
  9. That is an amazing amount of information!! Is it something you pulled from another site, or? I did buy that supercharged park avenue (turns out it's a 92 only 205 horse motor). I did some research, and the only electrical component that my 88 SFI and that 92 S/C don't share is the Mass Air Flow. I had that supercharger checked out, and it is good to go, so when I pull the engine for the transmission swap, I'm going to throw the supercharger on my exhisting motor and run that for a little while. I am making a slightly smaller pulley for it at school (I tweaked the old one accidentally) so that with the slightly higher compression heads should build a little more power. If I do run into pre detonation problems, I will shoot from there. thanks for the input, NTX!!
  10. I can't tell you how awesome that would be, but if you don't have it, that's still fine. He didn't have anyone to ask when he built his, so...
  11. That is actually something I considered, and I know that octane booster will be a frequent purchase from Arnold's. I am keeping the 93 Block, and if it's not too badly worn, I might rebuild it, or just use the heads on my block. My only concern is that I think the intake bolt patterns are different, but don't quote me on that. This car is not my daily driver, so paying more in fuel would be something I could sleep with. THANKS FOR THE INPUT! It's exactly what I'm looking for.
  12. I am a member of that page, but I rarely go there because it always seems as though everyone else rarely goes there. There are so many more active Buick users here that I'd rather just go to you guys.
  13. With the help of some of my instructors from school, I am going to follow in SteveX's foot steps and begin to work on turbocharging my BLT. Now I know I am an ameture shade tree mechanic, but I have a basic understanding of how a turbo charging system works beyond the theory of compressed air. The turbo Grand Nationals is what initially had me interested in Buicks, and the SFI LeSabre is what got me hooked. Now that I have a LeSabre worth building, I feel it has come time for me to make my dream come true by bring two great things together into one great car. My plan is to use my 59K LeSabre motor out of my 91, but before I go blowing up my best motor, I am going to invest some time and money into a "trial" vehicle; another 4-door LeSabre or like Olds or Pontiac. My plan is to reroute the exhaust manifolds to exit through the crossover pipe into the exhaust side of the turbo with either a vacuum, electronic, or manual waste gate. From there, where the exhaust meets back up, I will have the O2 sensor, then run it down to the cat and out the back. The intake side will enter through a true cold air intake placed somewhere in the inner fender, then feed through a MAF donated by a supercharged 3800 into the turbo, down infront of the radiator into an intercooler, then back up to the throttle body. The throttle body and intake will be from a Series I Tuned Port for better flow. I have yet to determine where I will get oil pressure for the turbo from. On the fuel control side, I will be using injectors from a Series I Supercharged, as well as the fuel pressure regulator, and potentially the fuel pump. The fuel rail will be from a Series I TP. I have actually located a running 93 Park Avenue Ultra for one of the donor cars. From this, I will use the transmission, the coil pack, the ECM, and all of the fore-mentioned supercharged parts. Now, I know this sounds like a crazy idea and alot of this had been just thrown together, and that I'm in way over my head, but I am determined to creat a masterpiece here. The SFI 3800 is my all time favorite engine and the idea of building one of Buick's legacies gives me thrills and chills beyond belief. I would like to say that I am educated in the automotive electronics world and I have a good understanding resistance, voltage, amperage, etc. But that is not to say that I don't have alot to learn before this project will ever hit the streets. That is why I am here. If there is any input that anyone can give me for any aspect of this project, I will be most greatful to hear it. That is providing the input is constructive in some way, and not from some "troll" who wants to bash my ideas and dreams. Even my ideas allready posted need help, for example, I am unsure if the SC injectors even allow more volume than the SFI injectors. Failure is not a concern of mine. As is shown in my signiture, SFI Buicks are not at all hard for me to come by, so I am not affraid to blow up five of them before I decide to tear one down and rebuild it fresh with all new parts so that it may take the pressure I am going to give it. Every mistake made will be nothing more than a trial and error learning experience. I am not attached to my entire plan stated above, providing my final project has some street manors and sports a turbocharged 3800, so please, any input you may have will be accepted. Thank you to everyone who has been so helpful in the past, and thank you for your time here as well. -Chris
  14. No, I never bothered with a fluid change in the 4K miles I put on it. Based on what you described, the MPGs being affected by the transmission makes alot of sense. My temp guage reads about 140 when it's completely warmed up, so I thought it might be that, but 10 MPG is pretty big. My tire size is the stock P215/60R15 (maybe 65; I don't remember, all I know is it's right) again, THANKS FOR THE HELP! I'd be lost without you guys!
  15. I already know the speedometer and odometer are off in the car, or at least I presume. When I drive down the highway with the cruise at 70, on my way to school in the morning, everybody passes me, and according to my trip meter, it is a 54 mile trip from my driveway to my parking spot at school. According to my 97 which has 4 speed sensors, it is 50.00 miles on the dot consistantly (95% freeway driving) and with the cruise at 70, I pass or do the flow of traffic. On top of that, I would still rebuild the transmission, I just can't afford to do it now. It would be much cheaper and easier to put this other transmission in for the time being. (I've pulled many engine/transmissions in these car and I have it down to about 1.5 hours to drive the car in, strip it, pull the motor, and have it sitting on the ground next to the car.)
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