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« on: July 04, 2017, 05:29:54 PM »

After many years of flying in from Indiana to watch the races, we decided to take the plunge and buy something to tow out there and run, initially plan to try 130 club and then who knows.  Got vehicle for very little with Northstar engine full of oil that looks like a Wendy's Frosty. It goes straight, shifts good and gets hot very quickly. Plan is for a donor vehicle with a good motor (hopefully with head stud update) recalibrated computer with speed limiter removed, etc. Have done cursory research and would love to hear from anyone familiar with the 4T80 transaxle in regards to at some point making less electronic, or engine swapping down the road.  Ours is an ESC model so 275 HP and 3.11 gear with .68 overdrive.  I am always somewhat skeptical but I hear of pretty high speeds observed with computer mods.  Any observations appreciated...will post some photos soon.                                               thanks,  Woz                  
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 04:22:53 AM »

Woz - sounds like a great project.  Two questions; 1) what do you mean by 'less electronic', and 2) for future engine swap do you intent to remain with transverse arrangement or RWD?
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 06:38:43 PM »

It will stay front wheel drive.  The engine and transaxle are electronically controlled, I was referring to the possibility of modifying down the road if changing from Northstar or using a power adder of some kind.  I am used to carburetors, distributors and MSD boxes.      Woz
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 08:59:28 PM »

Here are some pictures


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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 05:25:10 PM »

Factory specs: 3800 lbs... 300hp... power everything... I'm going to follow this build!
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 06:26:01 PM »

Where in Indiana?
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 07:39:35 PM »

Southern Indiana, across the river from Louisville.
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 06:48:56 PM »

I would love to speak with the owner of the FWD Cutlass with the police car paint job seen in the photos from the test and tune.  It was believed to perhaps be an ex-Feuling car from San Diego?   Thanks, Woz
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 03:26:53 PM »

Is this the car you're referring to?

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2017, 04:45:11 PM »

Could possibly be same but appears to be a lot of detail differences from pics on test and tune photos.     Thanks, Woz
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 08:47:03 PM »

We got in in the garage, ready to move forward.


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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 08:48:50 PM »

A few more pictures....was thinking maybe the BBC I have for another project might fit, not looking so good in that regard plus far too heavy with a cast iron budget.  I'm still looking at replacing with a "good" Northstar and having the computer modified to remove speed limiter.  I'm also pretty sure I can make Buick V6 driveline from Riviera work but open to anything going forward.        Woz


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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 09:15:04 PM »

This has been for sale for years, and I always thought it would be a good choice for a lakester, but a FWD Caddy could make for a good home as well.  Trick would be a transaxle tough enough to make it go without scattering.

But it is in Indiana.

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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 11:44:03 PM »

A few more pictures....was thinking maybe the BBC I have for another project might fit, not looking so good in that regard plus far too heavy with a cast iron budget.  I'm still looking at replacing with a "good" Northstar and having the computer modified to remove speed limiter.  I'm also pretty sure I can make Buick V6 driveline from Riviera work but open to anything going forward.        Woz

 Woz... could you explain how you posted pics? Did you pay the ransom?
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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2017, 12:39:06 AM »

It's easy to post pictures directly on this site from your computer. You just have to resize then first so the site will accept them.

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