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Decided 4 years ago I wanted to modernize my Buick and do something unique with it. It’s finally close to being back on the road. Just waiting on a driveshaft and rear end rebuild, before starting the interior and paint. 
 

it’s a 2.3L ecoboost w/ 6r80 trans. Scott’s hot rods front end, coilovers all around, 4 link rear, electronic power steering, AC, etc. it’s been a journey…

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15 hours ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

I would like to see that when complete.  When do you expect to finish?

 

  Ben

Just got word my driveshaft came in, so mechanically it should be done in the next couple of weeks. Paint and interior scheduling seem to pose their own challenges right now. Hoping the entire project is completed this year, but we'll see how that goes. I'll update as I make progress. 

 

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On 2/9/2022 at 12:00 PM, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

Looking forward to your first drive.  What part of the world do you call home.?

 Neat tires.  What are they?   Wild wheels.

 

  Ben

I’m in Atlanta. The tires are Diamond Backs, they make a time of different white and redline tires for custom applications. Wheels are 18” Detroit Steel Ambassadors. They look orettt sharp with the baby moons and rings installed. 

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I would say "Tissue Rejection!", but at least it's not an LS.  Neat car and such.  Be sure to look around for some of the idiosyncracies of the EcoBoost motors, as to intake tract deposits and such, for good measure.  

 

Keep us posted,

NTX5467

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Which electronics package to run the engine and transmission?  Just curious.

 

Next one you do, look for a 2022 Silverado with the Turbo 4cyl (standard engine) in it for a donor vehicle.  Usually having the ZF 8-speed automatic with it.  The 2022 Silverado I have at work is that combination.  It builds speed quickly with little throttle input and is getting over 23mpg in the way I normally drive it.  The prior 5.3L Sierra was at 19.2mpg average, by comparison.  GMPowertrain did a great job with that 2.7L 4cyl turbo motor!

 

Enjoy!

NTX5467

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On 7/10/2022 at 12:55 AM, NTX5467 said:

Usually having the ZF 8-speed automatic with it.

If I started a modified project the first thing I would check would be adaptability of a ZF transmission. I had a ZF 6 speed in my BMW 760 V12 and it felt like my '60 Dynaflow. A pleasure to drive and to be aware of the feeling.

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 Ecoboost has been on my radar since they made a standalone harness. I used to drive a truck with the 2.7 L EcoBoost amazing how much torque and power they get out of this motor with great fuel efficiency.

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