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  1. Dark Ride

    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    I think I see a hud in that one. Wonder if it has AQ9 seats as well? Too bad it's not closer.
  2. Finally got this fixed. It was a bad flasher. Seems obvious in hindsight.
  3. Any 96-99 Lumina will have what you need and they are at least somewhat common in the yards here in central mn. Definitely upgrade the other side to match. Don't downgrade.
  4. Dark Ride

    GP swrc's.

    Yup no screws just be gentle they come right out
  5. Dark Ride

    Need a good working fuel rail for my Regal 2.8 V-6

    I know they are different, as a 96 would be a 3100. I was just at the junkyard yesterday and they did have a 3.1 car which would work. But I would be surprised if someone around here doesn't have a spare they would want to sell first.
  6. Damn! Such a shame to see this. I can only imagine how hard of a decision this had to be. Good luck with the sale.
  7. Dark Ride

    Mitch R's TGP Restoration Thread Updated 9-18-18

    Yeah, but I can relate, especially with the family. I have two myself now, and they keep me plenty busy. At least it stays rust free that way. My poor GTP has succumbed to the MN winters. Probably only got a year or two before I start seriously questioning whether I can keep driving it.
  8. Dark Ride

    Mitch R's TGP Restoration Thread Updated 9-18-18

    Yeah, finally running again. How about you, how's the Monte?
  9. Dark Ride

    Mitch R's TGP Restoration Thread Updated 9-18-18

    Yeah, its pretty easy to do when there is nothing in it I took it for a drive around the block, it suddenly wants to eat tires, not sure what caused It's definitely fast, and there is very little boost lag, which was what I was going for. A car that builds boost like a blower but without all the parasitic loss.
  10. Dark Ride

    Mitch R's TGP Restoration Thread Updated 9-18-18

    Thanks! Yeah, the downpipe was almost completely custom. The CT kits have 2 bolt exhaust flanges between the upper and lower downpipe. I had to use vband as the flange wouldn't fit between the rear exhaust manifold and the firewall, it's a really tight fit. The gen 2 engine bays these were made for are at least a couple inches wider. The vband requires a good deal of finesse to get it locked in place. If anyone ever does this I would absolutely recommend using the vband flanges with the machined male/female design, they were a life saver. I'm not a body guy unfortunately, so I'll end up having someone fix the rust and paint it.
  11. Dark Ride

    Mitch R's TGP Restoration Thread Updated 9-18-18

    Thanks, I'm really looking forward to it being done. Rust behind the doors in front of the rear wheels... Does anyone have any experience with rust repair here, is this something they can cut out and weld in a new piece of metal. It doesn't have to be pretty since I'll cover it up with the ground effects anyway.
  12. Dark Ride

    L82 upgrade options

    If you are thinking an engine swap in the future I would build a nice mandrel bend exhaust as suggested either 2.5 or 3 inch depending on long term plans
  13. Dark Ride

    Non-grid tails on a B4U Grand Prix?

    I can't say I remember anyone doing it but I doubt it would look bad. My LE had those and I always liked them.
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    Mitch R's TGP Restoration Thread Updated 9-18-18

    New lower downpipe: Upper downpipe installed with heat shields to protect master cylinder and the plastic valve cover (aluminum ones are also in order here) Turbo installed, I coated the exhaust and center housing with high temp paint to hopefully prevent rust. We'll see if it holds: Charge pipes, air filter and oil lines installed. Need one more t-bolt clamp. All back together, just need to install that one t-bolt clamp and bleed the brakes. Intercooler install will be coming this winter hopefully, I'll install the BOV at the same time. I need to move the car and would also like to get the rust work done soon as well. I'm not going to be driving it hard until the Intercooler and BOV is done.
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    Mitch R's TGP Restoration Thread Updated 9-18-18

    Yeah, I've seen some where it backfired into the manifold and boom. Definitely, going to an aluminum one sooner rather than latter. I actually made some decent progress over the weekend I've got to get posted up. It's running again.