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RedandBlack

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PostSubject: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:36 pm

You probably already all know who this is. Worst kept secret ever.

Today, after almost 4 long years, the wagon moved under its own power with no issues for the first time. It's not registered or insured yet, so all I did was go around the neighborhood twice, fill it with gas, and air up the tires.

But it's alive.

Suppose I can start a new project thread here. Maybe update some of the old stuff. Who knows?

Anyway, here's today's shenanigans:





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ollie17



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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:35 am

Awesome! Can't wait to see more.
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RedandBlack

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:45 am

More to come for sure.

Yesterday I cleaned out the interior (lots of parts have been stored in the car for awhile now)... I got the power windows working (3 of 4 work - driver's rear inop for some reason.

I also got the power mirrors hooked up and working for the first time since I swapped them on. I converted the car to the bigger 1995-96 mirrors (car is a '92) by swapping the doors. There's another extra plug on the door harness that I can't see what it goes to. Little bit of tinkering to do there.
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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:50 am

Always fun to see them come back to life again!
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Fred Kiehl

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:04 pm

You should have painted the spare well black.

Show us a picture of the wayward connector.
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RedandBlack

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:12 pm

It was/is - just filthy. Car needs a bath like no tomorrow.

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RedandBlack

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:02 pm

I love the way the car sits on the springs and spindles.

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RedandBlack

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:41 am

Drove it to work today!

Man, I need AC as soon as possible.

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Andebe

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:21 am

Its cool how just a little black paint made that spare tire well disappear. Poof! Happy cruising. Cool
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RedandBlack

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:24 am

Yeah it definitely makes a big difference. I lifted the car up and did the underside of the well, too.
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Fred Kiehl

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:42 pm

Flat black will do the job best.
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RedandBlack

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:47 pm

If you look at the last pic, I shot it with satin black epoxy primer.

Car has an appointment with the dyno on Wednesday.
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RedandBlack

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:06 pm

This one is totally my bad. Rear lower shock bolt wasn't tight enough and lost it driving. RIP




Ordered a pair of new ones. On the bright side - check out my rear discs. Woohoo!
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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:20 am

Woo!!!!
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RedandBlack

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:56 pm

Fixed the power steering leak. Ordered the wrong AN fitting for the Camaro pump on the pressure hose. Now all is well and I can actually make use of the 2.5 turn steering box.

Woohoo!

Shocks will be here Thursday.
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RedandBlack

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:50 pm

Havent touched the wagon in awhile. Been too busy with work and wedding preparation, but this month I decided to work on it a bit more. Pretty happy with it... tuner says it needs more fuel. Makes decent power, but I will leave it for now.

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bigredwagon

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:46 pm

So what did it put down? What drivetrain are you running?
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RedandBlack

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:55 pm

356 RWHP on this first trip. It's an LS1 with a mild cam and a T56. Fuel pump upgrade coming soon and the tuner says it should be able to make more. I bought all the fittings and line to upgrade the stock plastic lines to -6an.


Sounds pretty nice in car, too.

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:34 am

NICE!!! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:58 am

Solid number to the ground. I think that is more than what those engines put out stock at the flywheel.
Sounds pretty angry in car you mean, wink wink nudge nudge Wink
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RedandBlack

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:35 am

Tuner says there's more in it, so I'll get the fuel pump swapped soon and see.

Stock FWHP for an '04 GTO is 350. Forums say guys who have dyno tested stock ones have been in the 295-305 RWHP range (results back from 2005-06 when these cars were fairly new). So I picked up 50hp with a cam swap. Can't complain.
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monwell



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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:05 am

Nice car indeed. The roaring sound is very pleasing.
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RedandBlack

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PostSubject: Re: She's alive... and more updates as they come.   Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:03 am

Thanks. I haven't touched it in awhile - been busy doing wedding prep and buying guns. LOL

I'm glad it's functional, though. Been working on it forever.
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