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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:38 pm

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Olds alero 2004 4cly.  Drive 160 miles a day for work. Original motor and trans. Been wrecked 3 times, caught on fire, still going with 356,000 miles.






Damn what a trooper. What engine?
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:33 pm

Wow! How'd it catch on fire?
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:13 pm

@CraftsmanQuad19 wrote:
Gotcha. Have you seen the Toyota Land Cruiser with a turbocharged 2JZ making like 800 hp?

No, not too much of a Toyota guy, LOL. My boss has an Exterra I think it's called that his wife drives. But it's the version without the supercharger on it. Those are pretty strong, remember seeing the commercial when they came out on the market. Hands down if I had to pick between the two, I would pick the one with the supercharger. I just like all all my torque to come in off idle, LOL. maybe it's the street racer in me talking.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:20 pm

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Are you going to drop the modded 360 in the gold jeep at some point? And thats a helluva story lol, nice one

Nah, but the aluminum intake, carb, ignition, duel exhaust, water injection and all the other parts I made will get transferred over to the young motor eventually. Keep the old motor stored as a spare block, it's tired, the cylinders has a little blow by. I'll buy a new cam and port out the heads on the young motor when I get the money, which means I'll be tearing down the young motor to freshen it up. Might even put better pistons in it but I kinda like my low compression motors more (8.5 to 1) for the low end torque. Can almost pull the front tires off the ground on a good launch. I'll drive the gold one for a few years till I get another car and park the gold Jeep to tear the whole thing down to mod it all at once. Got plenty of parts for it in my basement plus my old Jeep.

Be sure to share this process with us.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhl3Syzv1-BaL_XhfgZscdI1EwzsOYU_E

Link to the playlist on my You Tube channel. Covers an overview of my old Jeep with the mods and getting the new/old gold Jeep running also.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:55 pm

2.2L ecotec. I did replace timing and balance chains at 286,000.
Fire was me... Checking injectors spray, had a rough idle, backfired and caught on fire. Got it out, replaced intake, some wiring, injectors, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:42 pm

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@CraftsmanQuad19 wrote:
Gotcha. Have you seen the Toyota Land Cruiser with a turbocharged 2JZ making like 800 hp?

No, not too much of a Toyota guy, LOL. My boss has an Exterra I think it's called that his wife drives. But it's the version without the supercharger on it. Those are pretty strong, remember seeing the commercial when they came out on the market. Hands down if I had to pick between the two, I would pick the one with the supercharger. I just like all all my torque to come in off idle, LOL. maybe it's the street racer in me talking.

I just mentioned the toyota because it looked like the import version of your jeep haha. It was very far from stock like yours and is a big overland vehicle. I just saw a parallel there i guess
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:54 pm

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Fire was me... Checking injectors spray, had a rough idle, backfired and caught on fire.  Got it out, replaced intake, some wiring, injectors, etc.
Oh, haha that'd wake ya up!
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:00 pm

[quote="Stretch44875"]Olds alero 2004 4cly.  Drive 160 miles a day for work. Original motor and trans. Been wrecked 3 times, caught on fire, still going with 356,000 miles.






Oldsmobile's are good bodies for lasting, lol. My wife's ex mother-in-law gave us an 88 delta 88 with 100,000 on it just because they couldn't keep it running. I fixed the brakes, radiator, and steering on it to get it back on the road. They had a Semi hit the hood somehow too, LOL. Never could figure out that one. Sorry, no pics of this one. Drove it for about 10 years. Had a 3800 in it and only put a waterpump and a couple coil packs on the motor, other then that ran strong the whole time. Other then the engine running strong, I put about 2 sets of junkyard struts on all the way around, fixed the cradle mounts on main body once, about 5 fuel pumps, rebuilt the axles once and replaced axles once, blew the pinion gears clean out of the transaxle so I put a junkyard trans in it, fixed the doors a couple times, a couple radios because they got stolen, about a million tires because I didn't figure out how to do alignments until the last few years of owning this car, switch the rims from steel to alloys because I got tired of the warped steel rims.
My wife got into an accident by sliding into an SUV. She hit their rear bumper and her bumper went under theirs which saved the main frame but smashed the grill and all the sheet metal into the radiator and buckled the hood. I stomped out the hood flat again, lol. Cut out the radiator framing and hood latch framing and made my own from bed frames, black pipe, and heating duck sheet metal. When I got done, the front end looked like a stock car, LOL. Then replaced the grill with an older year car. I actually was able to save the radiator by popping the tanks off and straightened the core and reinstalled the tanks. Hay, I payed $50 bucks for that radiator and I wanted my money's worth out of it. And somewhere along the line replaced the rear tail lights and rear bumper too. Till my wife's nephew borrowed the car and smashed it again.
The cradle mount rusted through on the other side and I got tired of rebuilding the car. By this time, it's been beat to hell and back, parked it, cut up the body in about 10 pieces and hauled it off to the scrap yard in my Jeep. Got about $400 in scrap from it. The speedo said 289,000 on it. I tore down the motor for the scrap and the motor looked like a motor that only had 100,000 on it which I thought was pretty good.

Point being, All you need is a good body and you can keep stabbing parts at it to keep it running.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:20 am

@TheGreenHornet's Saturn (pre GM) has 300k on it with original engine, transmission and clutch affraid yes, it is a manual

The only things that have needed replaced was the radiator and bumper from when his dad hit a dog and it just got it's 3rd set of plugs
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:53 pm

i have a 2002 Ford Focus SE   234 000km
automatic.
2.0L Zetec, makes around 130hp
last year we had to replace the radiator, the fan and the thermostat. and a battery but its running good now. the only problem with it is that the body is melting away, damn salt...







i got it for 600$ 2 years ago. for my first car it will do ! but im getting a small truck soon !
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:22 pm

Nice! I had to replace a sub-frame in one like that at work recently. Not fun. You weren't kidding when you said performance enhancing rust holes, hahaha.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:16 pm

That Focus, melting away, LOL. Yah, my escort is doing that too from the salt. Best thing to do to make it last alittle longer is flush out the frame underneath with a garden hose to get the dirt and salt out. You want to look for the frame holes and just jam the nozzle in, watch the dirt come out, when clean water comes out move to the next spot. Also where the metal is layered and spot welded, flush those areas too. Especially the suspension connecting points on the frame and cradle mount areas, not just what you can see but inside the area where the bolt nuts are hidden is what you are looking for. If you can see away in then you can guarantee there is dirt and salt in there, flush it. Any loose paint you see or bubbling paint, scrape it with a screw driver. Its holding moisture in and will rust out 5 times faster then the rust being exposed which will dry out and just stay as surface rust for a very long time.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:57 pm

Hey guys, I was digging through my notes and found something share worthy. I copied and pasted this off of a Chevy forum right after getting the idea of swapping a 3800SC into my base impala (I DID NOT WRITE THIS!)

"in·sane   /ɪnˈseɪn/ Show Spelled[in-seyn] Show IPA
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1. not sane; not of sound mind; mentally deranged.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a person who is mentally deranged: insane actions; an insane asylum.
3. utterly senseless: an insane plan.
4. Swapping a 3.8V6 Supercharged into an 05 Base Impala."

Though mine is a 2000, the rest of the quote is valid
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:50 pm

Hahaha! It should say, putting a Pontiac RAM AIR setup on a 2005 Equinox!
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:55 pm

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Hahaha! It should say, putting a Pontiac RAM AIR setup on a 2005 Equinox!

There ya go! Thats actually a good idea...I might need to do that. It might free up a couple horsepower. I kinda thought about getting a top end out of a junkyard and porting it out so i can just top swap the whole thing in a weekend but I really don't want to mess with it. I'm really liking the sound of the 60* v6, the 3.8 is a 90* and sounds much rougher. That is the only reason I am considering building a junkyard 3500. Ive read that their stock bottom ends are really stout, but there is still no aftermarket support for them
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:20 pm

I've always wanted to take the Ram Air off of a Pontiac Grand Prix or whatever, mount it in the Equinox, and run it into the top end of the air box. I would just have it get air from the upper part of the grill instead of putting scoops on the hood.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:42 pm

@CraftsmanQuad19 wrote:
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Hahaha! It should say, putting a Pontiac RAM AIR setup on a 2005 Equinox!

There ya go! Thats actually a good idea...I might need to do that. It might free up a couple horsepower. I kinda thought about getting a top end out of a junkyard and porting it out so i can just top swap the whole thing in a weekend but I really don't want to mess with it. I'm really liking the sound of the 60* v6, the 3.8 is a 90* and sounds much rougher. That is the only reason I am considering building a junkyard 3500. Ive read that their stock bottom ends are really stout, but there is still no aftermarket support for them

You can look at the factory hipo parts. They use to run those motors in baha mini trucks (60 degree V6 motors). If you find nothing there then all you need are ARP bolts in the bottom end on mains and rods. That's all you need are the bolts. The bottom end would then be able to handle I think up to 300 to 400 hp. Come in handy if you add NOS.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:10 pm

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@CraftsmanQuad19 wrote:
@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Hahaha! It should say, putting a Pontiac RAM AIR setup on a 2005 Equinox!

There ya go! Thats actually a good idea...I might need to do that. It might free up a couple horsepower. I kinda thought about getting a top end out of a junkyard and porting it out so i can just top swap the whole thing in a weekend but I really don't want to mess with it. I'm really liking the sound of the 60* v6, the 3.8 is a 90* and sounds much rougher. That is the only reason I am considering building a junkyard 3500. Ive read that their stock bottom ends are really stout, but there is still no aftermarket support for them

You can look at the factory hipo parts. They use to run those motors in baha mini trucks (60 degree V6 motors). If you find nothing there then all you need are ARP bolts in the bottom end on mains and rods. That's all you need are the bolts. The bottom end would then be able to handle I think up to 300 to 400 hp. Come in handy if you add NOS.

But how much potential do the 60*s have NA? Too cramped for a turbo. A blower would work but thats a full top swap. And headers. Those will most likely have to be custom since it's transversely mounted. If you could point me anywhere in particular that would be awesome
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:15 am

Ok, let me look, i got books and sources to look through.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:39 pm

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Ok, let me look, i got books and sources to look through.

Haha thanks man, take your time
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:56 pm



1989 K5 blazer, Been my daily driver since I was 16.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:02 am

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1989 K5 blazer, Been my daily driver since I was 16.

Dude, I like! 305? Auto or stick?
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:24 pm

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1989 K5 blazer, Been my daily driver since I was 16.

Dude, I like! 305? Auto or stick?

Chevy 350, auto.

Needs a 454 and a 5 speed but I'm broke.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:13 pm

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Ok, let me look, i got books and sources to look through.

Haha thanks man, take your time

Looked through my book. It only goes up to a certain year where your 3.5 is not in there which must be a 3rd generation engine. Best bet is to go to a speed shop and get a book on the engine series. Summit Racing is a good place to start, go online and find one.

Don't quite know what you mean on potential? You could tear down the engine and do internal mods like better pistons, rods, cams, and porting the heads and intake, but most of these mods means you have to reflash the ECM to make the engine run right. Best place to start if you are looking for performance would be replacing the ECM chip if it has one or send the ECM out to get reflashed for what you are wanting. The year of what you have means that the ECM controls alot of the car including the engine/transaxle. Fuel injection is pretty touchy when modifying the engine. Just doing a simple cam swop can make the engine run lean because the ECM wasn't programed to handle the extra air running through the engine.

The potential is there. Making 300 hp is there. The heads are engineered to move alot of air through them, the aluminum heads have the same slanted valves as the Big Block Chevy heads. Figure out the ECM thing then you will have your potential.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:20 pm

How much could I net just tuning the ecm on my stock 3.4, doing the pontiac ram air intake, and high flow cat?
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:35 pm

Around 20 hp with those 3 combined
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