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  • #16
    Originally posted by robertisaar View Post
    when you can clearly see the rust on JUST the welds of a muffler, that's when you know it's clean....

    that is simply amazing.
    Yes it is. I really was amazed that someone was junking that car out. The interior is good and the car has about 70,000 miles.

    I turbo'd it too. I wanted to see how cheaply I could do it. I have $600 in the turbo system counting everything but the time. (not counting timing chain-related engine repairs). I used the original ECM, just a tune and injectors from an L67 (supercharged 3..



    David
    David Allen - Northport, AL
    1986 Century T-Type, Iron Head 3.1 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
    1988 Olds Ciara XC, GenII 2.8 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
    1972 Chevy Nova, 305 Small Block V8 EFI
    1984 Century Olympia, 3.8SFI Turbo, over 400 HP
    http://home.hiwaay.net/~davida1
    http://www.cardomain.com/id/turbokinetic

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    • #17
      Cant wait to see a vid of that baby opened up! Nice job!!
      Andy

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      fastest 1/8: 10.19@ 67.17
      fastest 1/4: 16.16@ 82.70

      62mm TB, 1.6 roller tip rockers, Ostrich 2.0, UD pulley, TB heater bypass, K&N, 180* stat, No cat, 99Grand AM dual cooling fans. 4T65E swap FDR 3.69, EP LSD, F.A.S.T. transmission controller, TransGo shift kit.

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      • #18
        First Kill with XC 2.8 Turbo!!!

        Originally posted by torq455 View Post
        Cant wait to see a vid of that baby opened up! Nice job!!
        Thank you! Video is coming, as soon as the tune is done. It's getting close, too! In fact, I had my first kill with it today!

        Today I drove the XC to town to get some items and do some tuning. The tune is working well, just cleaning up some little glitches here and there but none the less I had the laptop connected.

        I was at Advance Auto getting some fittings and there was a Honda Civic parked there, with the large coffee can muffler, window grapics, and annoyingly painted trim. I immediately thought how much fun it would be to roost this guy in my totally stock-appearing, needs-paint 1988 Ciera XC.

        The owner was a 20 something guy with an attitude to match the car. He irritated the counter guy and took way too much time considering other customers were waiting. Two strikes against him - not counting the car!

        Leaving the store, I noticed he was working in his car. The engine had matching yellow accents painted on it to match the A/C vents and exterior trim. It had a cold-air intake with cone filter and some other shiny parts on it.

        I got in my XC, cranked up, and placed my bag in the backseat. As I carefully back up, BZOOM BEEEEP BEEEEP riceboy is flying around me, honking at me like I am not supposed to back out of my spot, into HIS high-speed lane in the parking lot.

        He's in front of me signalling left, with the double-speed flasher thing going on. I'm behind him signalling normally, windows closed and still hearing his radio and exhaust.

        Light goes green, we turn left and he gooes to WOT straight towards a red light, then brakes hard to stop. I calmly pull up beside him and look at him. He is in a lane that disappears. My lane is through. He knows "it is on" now. He revvs his bumblebee can muffler. This is perfect I think! Light goes green, and I open up the 2.8 Turbo. It quickly rips to 5500 RPM in first and second gear, leaving the Civic in the dust! His car was SO LOUD I could not hear my engine over his noise as I was passing.

        Now on the 2-lane road I set on a safe speed of 60 MPH. Riceboy is behind me, flashing his high beams, beeping his horn, and swerving back and forth like he wants to pass. After about another 3 miles, he finally turns off the road into a trailer park neighborhood!

        Very good first kill for the XC! Lots of grins and giggles from this!

        David
        David Allen - Northport, AL
        1986 Century T-Type, Iron Head 3.1 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
        1988 Olds Ciara XC, GenII 2.8 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
        1972 Chevy Nova, 305 Small Block V8 EFI
        1984 Century Olympia, 3.8SFI Turbo, over 400 HP
        http://home.hiwaay.net/~davida1
        http://www.cardomain.com/id/turbokinetic

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        • #19
          Did a short video today. Tune is working very well! Traffic was out this morning so I couldn't make a long video.
          By the way - the tach is TOTALLY inaccurate - the laptop shows it shifting at about 5600 RPM.
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJxHh3JipnA
          I'm happy with it. Paid scrap metal price for the car. It's an XC 90th anniversary Olds so there aren't many of them. It runs like that^ now. It has ice cold A/C. It's just got all the 20+ years old GM car restoration issues like the weatherstripping, faded paint, cruise not working etc. to deal with!
          David
          David Allen - Northport, AL
          1986 Century T-Type, Iron Head 3.1 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
          1988 Olds Ciara XC, GenII 2.8 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
          1972 Chevy Nova, 305 Small Block V8 EFI
          1984 Century Olympia, 3.8SFI Turbo, over 400 HP
          http://home.hiwaay.net/~davida1
          http://www.cardomain.com/id/turbokinetic

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          • #20
            Wow! That baby runs really well! Love the tach too! lol Amazing...that's a junk yard car. Damn!
            Andy

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            fastest 1/8: 10.19@ 67.17
            fastest 1/4: 16.16@ 82.70

            62mm TB, 1.6 roller tip rockers, Ostrich 2.0, UD pulley, TB heater bypass, K&N, 180* stat, No cat, 99Grand AM dual cooling fans. 4T65E swap FDR 3.69, EP LSD, F.A.S.T. transmission controller, TransGo shift kit.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by torq455 View Post
              Wow! That baby runs really well! Love the tach too! lol Amazing...that's a junk yard car. Damn!
              Thanks! It does indeed run well.

              Yeah the tach is..... whacked! I haven't had time to check it yet. It may be that someone swapped in a 4 cylinder instrument panel and therefore the tach is way off calibration. I'll fix it when I have the IP out of the car for lightbulb changing.

              The speedometer is correct, as verified by GPS and the ECM data on the laptop.

              Later,
              David
              David Allen - Northport, AL
              1986 Century T-Type, Iron Head 3.1 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
              1988 Olds Ciara XC, GenII 2.8 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
              1972 Chevy Nova, 305 Small Block V8 EFI
              1984 Century Olympia, 3.8SFI Turbo, over 400 HP
              http://home.hiwaay.net/~davida1
              http://www.cardomain.com/id/turbokinetic

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              • #22
                Just for fun, someone reminded me of this thread and I decided to post some pictures of the car, now that she's been painted!





                Wish I could get a new stripe along the side, with the orange / red color gradient.
                Sincerely,
                David
                David Allen - Northport, AL
                1986 Century T-Type, Iron Head 3.1 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
                1988 Olds Ciara XC, GenII 2.8 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
                1972 Chevy Nova, 305 Small Block V8 EFI
                1984 Century Olympia, 3.8SFI Turbo, over 400 HP
                http://home.hiwaay.net/~davida1
                http://www.cardomain.com/id/turbokinetic

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                • #23
                  Wow I missed this one. Once again nice build and the paint looks great.
                  95 Beretta 3100 with 3400 intakes and TCE TB
                  High flow cat and a Magnaflow muffler
                  Grand Prix trans with 3.33FDR

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                  • #24
                    '86 Grand National

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Purple pit View Post
                      Wow I missed this one. Once again nice build and the paint looks great.
                      Thanks! I will be driving this car on a roadtrip soon. It's very enjoyable to drive. The handling is impressive and of course it's plenty quick.
                      David Allen - Northport, AL
                      1986 Century T-Type, Iron Head 3.1 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
                      1988 Olds Ciara XC, GenII 2.8 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
                      1972 Chevy Nova, 305 Small Block V8 EFI
                      1984 Century Olympia, 3.8SFI Turbo, over 400 HP
                      http://home.hiwaay.net/~davida1
                      http://www.cardomain.com/id/turbokinetic

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                      • #26
                        Man that is great that it has both the power and handling! I did link your other build to a new guy that was thinking about doing the same thing with the same car.
                        Nice to see you back.
                        95 Beretta 3100 with 3400 intakes and TCE TB
                        High flow cat and a Magnaflow muffler
                        Grand Prix trans with 3.33FDR

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Purple pit View Post
                          Man that is great that it has both the power and handling! I did link your other build to a new guy that was thinking about doing the same thing with the same car.
                          Nice to see you back.
                          Thanks, I appreciate your linking my build like that. Could you post a link to his thread?

                          By the way, the XC made it the 420 miles from Northport, AL to Broussard, LA today without any issues.
                          David Allen - Northport, AL
                          1986 Century T-Type, Iron Head 3.1 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
                          1988 Olds Ciara XC, GenII 2.8 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
                          1972 Chevy Nova, 305 Small Block V8 EFI
                          1984 Century Olympia, 3.8SFI Turbo, over 400 HP
                          http://home.hiwaay.net/~davida1
                          http://www.cardomain.com/id/turbokinetic

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                          • #28
                            That is awesome!

                            http://60degreev6.com/forum/showthre...690#post475690

                            Don't think he as started work on it just yet. As you will see there is another project.
                            95 Beretta 3100 with 3400 intakes and TCE TB
                            High flow cat and a Magnaflow muffler
                            Grand Prix trans with 3.33FDR

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Purple pit View Post
                              That is awesome!

                              http://60degreev6.com/forum/showthre...690#post475690

                              Don't think he as started work on it just yet. As you will see there is another project.
                              Ah yeah I know who that is! Been to their home and helped work on projects. His son also has a Ciera with a 3300 and 4-speed manual swap. It is badass and one of the most unique builds I have ever seen - moreso than mine!!!
                              David Allen - Northport, AL
                              1986 Century T-Type, Iron Head 3.1 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
                              1988 Olds Ciara XC, GenII 2.8 MPFI Turbo-Intercooled
                              1972 Chevy Nova, 305 Small Block V8 EFI
                              1984 Century Olympia, 3.8SFI Turbo, over 400 HP
                              http://home.hiwaay.net/~davida1
                              http://www.cardomain.com/id/turbokinetic

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                              • #30
                                Wow, small world.
                                95 Beretta 3100 with 3400 intakes and TCE TB
                                High flow cat and a Magnaflow muffler
                                Grand Prix trans with 3.33FDR

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