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Old 12-28-2010, 05:04 PM   #21
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Well hello there. Getting rid of it already, huh? Keep your eyes open here. There's always setups popping up for sale or you may find a manifold and downpipe that flows better to work with that turbo.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:49 AM   #22
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Im torn between keeping it and get a new mani and dp or starting all over. That and wondering how long a stock clutch and diff will last @ about 12psi. But other than that doing good, yourself?
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:38 PM   #23
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Not to shabby. Waiting for the weather to break a little so I can work on the car.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:33 PM   #24
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Are you really Tony the Tiger?
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Yeah I sneak up on little kids and scare them with yelling they're grrreat and handing them a box of frosted flakes. But that've just my part time job. ( whatever helps pay the bills) ha!
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Any luck with selling those parts jtothawhat?
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:19 PM   #28
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Dave I am down for a range meet

Tiger, I have sold the AEM EMS thus far with interest in the other parts too.
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:16 AM   #30
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My car now sits on jack stands in my garage. With no radiator, ac unit, powersteering system and no ecu. This is a scary site indeed. But I have 1 question. Is it worth it to replace the head gasket before a turbo build? If so I'll buy the fm gasket package and rip the head off and clean the valves and lifters. Also at that time would it be easier to do a clutch and flywheel? I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place with this one. Any help greatly appreciated even if it is a sucker punch at this point anything will help.
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Welcome to the forum. Its good to see more people in IL starting to post.
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Whats the mileage/condition of the motor again? I wouldn't redo the headgasket unless its having problems. But I like cheaper options.
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150k and took apart Car before I found out about doing a compression test( I know no brains, all i was thinking was go fast) but I never had any issues with the car, and had no issues with it being supercharged. Sooo?
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Welcome from another Chicagoan. I just bought my rust free and running 1990 NA for $1000 last week and cant wait to get to work on it!
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My car now sits on jack stands in my garage. With no radiator, ac unit, powersteering system and no ecu. This is a scary site indeed. But I have 1 question. Is it worth it to replace the head gasket before a turbo build?
With your current power goals, you might be ok on that head gasket for a while but who's to say for how long. It may last for 1000 miles or 100,000 miles. Since it's half apart now, you may want to consider it anyway, especially if you think you may shoot for more boost.

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If so I'll buy the fm gasket package and rip the head off and clean the valves and lifters. Also at that time would it be easier to do a clutch and flywheel?
Only if you already have the exhaust off and even then, only slightly since most of it has to be removed from underneath anyway.

All this depending on weather or not it's in your budget, of course.
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