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@  dezldave961 : (29 July 2020 - 04:06 AM)

Just became a moderator on 3800Pro, so that's fun. I know it's gone thru a couple hands since Intense got sold, then that guy sold the forum. Not sure what that'll help, but it's something.

@  ejguillot : (26 July 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Glad to hear it. Would be a tragedy for us remaining owners to lose the knowledge in these forums.

@  dezldave961 : (12 July 2020 - 01:55 AM)

Hosted a buddy and his family for cookout... Ya, not alot on forums lately. Just keeping the lights on.

@  ejguillot : (08 July 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Everyone have a good 4th? This place is a ghost town...

@  ejguillot : (10 May 2020 - 10:43 PM)

Sweet!

@  dezldave961 : (07 May 2020 - 04:14 PM)

Got bored and started making build video...

@  dezldave961 : (04 May 2020 - 04:05 AM)

I need to hunt down the little black trim bar that's at the top edge of the GS rocker panel cover, for driver's side between rear door and wheel well.

@  ejguillot : (03 May 2020 - 02:42 AM)

I've been on there too. I hope this forum is kept open, there's too much info to allow it to be lost!

@  dezldave961 : (24 April 2020 - 10:25 PM)

I've been monitoring GrandPrixForums and 3800Pro (don't have FB)... also hopped on TurboBuick, but 99% GN chatter from boomers

@  ejguillot : (19 April 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Everyone at home, plenty of free time.

@  ejguillot : (19 April 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Nobody posting? Why not?

@  ejguillot : (27 March 2020 - 05:19 PM)

Congrats on the Comp G GTP!

@  crossout : (25 March 2020 - 05:49 PM)

Wow this thing has died off I just myself 05 Comp G 3 weeks ago way different than my 2000 regal gs that I had it rusted out to hell strunt towers. :D :D

@  dezldave961 : (20 March 2020 - 04:18 PM)

Pulled turbo engine, prepping MP112 setup... also doing some work-from-home stuff

@  tpivette : (19 March 2020 - 08:57 PM)

So far so good. Still working, fortunately.

@  ejguillot : (16 March 2020 - 03:46 PM)

how's everyone doing? With coronavirus and all that?

@  tpivette : (25 February 2020 - 02:35 AM)

Just got my GS back on the road. Wife is pressuring me to sell it... don't know if I want to or not

@  monte0 : (17 February 2020 - 05:04 AM)

Popped on to see how things are. Been a couple years...

@  ejguillot : (14 January 2020 - 10:36 PM)

Hope the new year is treating everyone well..

@  ejguillot : (16 December 2019 - 01:55 AM)

Hi all. Decade is coming to a close... I'm feeling a little old!


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#1 glendayle

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:19 AM

Thanks for clicking/reading. Wanted to throw some more pics and history up of my car. Also working on some stuff and will try to put that info in here as it's going on. I didn't take that many pics of my car in the early years of ownership so I don't have a lot. Suffice it to say that I purchased it stock with 45k miles in 2002. I looked into modifying it at the time, but I wasn't much of a genius on the internet then. I only found CGP and RGS in about 2008. It originally was owned by a smoker, but I got a good deal on it and thought that if I ozoned the car that the smell would go away. Fortunately I was correct, and you would never know unless I told you.
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I 1st installed an Compustar autostart system. I used to drive buses for Utah State University. I had to head to work about 5am and during the winter some of those 5am mornings are pretty cold in UT. I later added an aftermarket system that included a Pioneer HU, Focal front components, 2 Thunder MTX 10" subs(later replaced with Polk Momos)IMAGE_119.jpgIMG_1702.JPG

I started doing my own maintenance eventually. Some of my general repairs were done out of need and others just out of wanting it to be a little nicer. Things that I have done include motor mounts, window regulators, LIM gasket, oil pan gasket, steering wheel swap, seat swaps, plugs, wires, pads & rotors and I suppose the list goes on and on. I never was really much of a gearhead, but have just learned on my car over the years. The 1st real mods I did were about 4 years ago. I had a Hogan 3" exhaust put in with a Dynomax superturbo muffler and a magnaflow 6" round in place of the res. I also put in a DP and a ZZP front PLOG. At that time I dropped to a 3.5" pulley. I also put in a rear GMPP sway I found at a JY and purchased a dorman front sway bar. I also installed HIDs from DDM in my fog housings.
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About a year ago my suspension was tired so I used that as an opportunity to replace it and upgrade to an AL cradle and oil pan. I put in Dorman CAs, KYB GR2 strut assemblies, and the dorman sway bar that I had previously installed.
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My ideas about getting a faster car started to take over so I started acquiring parts. I purchased a GenV SC, N*TB(thanks Bill), IC(sseimop), FMHE and parts from frozenboost. I just never really had the time and I didn't have a 2nd vehicle if I had trouble should I have issues, so I just never go around to it. That gets me to about 4 months ago. My trans was starting to have issues with the TCC solonoid. I decided at that time to commit further to my car and purchase a trans from TK. can't remember the exact checklist atm, but it's sufficiently built for an HP levels I'll be getting to and I switched to the 3.29 gearing. I guess I don't have a pic of the trans, but here is a pic of the old trans when I was doing the swap.

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At that time, I did the swap at my cousin's dealership. I left the car with him and he had it painted(not completely but front/back where the major issues were) and tinted. I also had them remove the front license plate.
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My favorite mod by far is my homelink fabrication. Inspired by Bill's use of an extra button in the DIC, I wired up a button in that pod and hooked it up to a homelink unit. I crudely made a button that has the homelink logo that even lights up with the other buttons. I also created a prototype where I installed a homelink unit into an onstar mirror and controlled the buttons from the onstar buttons. I promised this to Ray and just have never sent it off. Ray, if you read this. PM me and call me a punk. It's literally sitting in a box. I just need to mail it. At this point I'm too embarrassed to send it as it's been like a year since I said I would send it.
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Followed Later by the completed button. I'll eventually redo it. Next time I'll get a precision cutout of the logo instead of doing it by hand.
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Another unique project was to install a light in the cubby. If you look closely at the pic below, there is a toggle switch to turn the light off and on at the left side of the inside of the housing.IMG_1944.jpgIMG_1945.jpg

At one point I found a clean rear seat from an 02 Regal. I put that in. Unfortunately it adds some weight, but I like everything about that seat better than the 99 style.
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A key factor contributing to the viability of being able to complete my near future upgrades was the acquisition of another vehicle. My dad purchased a new truck and sold me this beauty for a great price. It's a few years old and not the nicest looking truck you've ever seen, but it only has 75k miles and is all I'll ever need for a weekend/home depot/camping/car currently being repaired vehicle.IMAG0519.jpg

The other little pet project I have is a variable flow controller for the IC. I developed a theory that optimal cooling of the IC fluid would not always be at full capacity of the pump. I went to a local electronics shop and was looking at potentiometers. The guru there explained that hooking up a potentiometer would cause massive amounts of heat and burn up wires and then introduced to me the principle of Pulse Width Modulation. Basically electronics that will get the effective result of partial power but by turning power to full on/full off to achieve it. My research was further validated by the fact that I found ZZP sells a variable IC pump controller that utilizes guess what?! That's right, Pulse Width Modulation. I purchased a small kit to make my own modulator and mounted it in a small project box and used RCA leads for my connectors. Here are some photos of that project.
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Anyway, hopefully I'll get this completed. I'll try to post some updates as I go along. Any input and encouragement is appreciated. I'm pretty well versed in this platform, and usually over think my projects and so forth, but no one is the ultimate guru....well except for maybe Bill, Wild, or Marchi, but after them, not sure. Thanks for reading.

Pulled the motor.
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I also removed the interior
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Installed modded 1.9s and Crow 105s.
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Installed IC phenolic plates and core.
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Gen V, N*, new MAF.
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SSACs with header wrap
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Had a little hiccup where I sheared off one of the exhaust manifold bolts while putting the headers on. Tried to use an extractor and snapped off the hardened steel extractor in it. Someone told me to get a carbide drill bit. cost about $25 for 1 bit. I was totally shocked but it drilled through that like a knife through butter.
Here is the motor as I'm putting it back in.
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Along the way I purchased some new tools. I ended up messing up some of my wiring, and just wanted to repair some that I felt needed to be redone. I did the fuel pump rewire. I wanted to have the wire run the entire distance without splicing it. So I bought a couple of helpful tools. A badass crimper and some pin removal tools. I used this to keep the OEM connectors and not need to splice. This tool made it nice for hooking up the N* TPS as it has a different connector than the L67's. Also used it to make an O2 extension cable for the headers.
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Here is one crimp I made.
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Took the carpet to the car wash.
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Worked amazingly well IMO. Practically looks like new I think.
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As for the FMHE, thanks to Bill and Marchi, and anyone else I may be forgetting that I either received assistance or advice from on how to do this.
For my reservoir I used a 97 coolant bottle.
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Mounted the FMHE using a piece of angle bracket. Cut out a section in the side of the support so I could bolt it in flat. I didn't want to lose the support of the bracket that the hood latch attaches to, so I made some cuts and bends and so forth to attache it to the angle bracket. This thing is seriously solid. Will not move at all.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

Nice car and modulator mod. Also, what's the homelink button? Never heard of Homelink.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:10 PM

Nice car and modulator mod. Also, what's the homelink button? Never heard of Homelink.


Homelink is the company that makes those integrated garage door openers. Usually they are in the headliner or sun visor and have 3 buttons.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:44 AM

Always liked ur car Clint,i like the red on the car.Im ready to see all these mod pics when u do them ;)
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:57 PM

Always liked ur car Clint,i like the red on the car.Im ready to see all these mod pics when u do them ;)


Thanks man. I'll be posting more stuff in here as I go. There aren't very many solid color GS Regals around. I'm pretty sure that mine was custom ordered from GM by the 1st owner because the options don't totally fit the common packages. Also, when I did a VIN check with compnine back in the day when you could, it said my car was 1 of 1 made options wise.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

added some new content. Bump
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

Nice craftmanship !
Thanks for sharing
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Posted 21 June 2014 - 04:11 AM

I sourced a set of the ZZP fuel logs(the 1st gen round ones).  The FPR assembly was a little bunk and I had been planning on putting in SS fuel lines.  I made a bracket and mounted a fuel lab adjustable FPR.

I created a small bracket out of some square tubing and mounted it on the firewall along with the FPR.
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It fits behind the strut bar and clears nicely.

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Not the greatest pic, but you can see the other SS line added.
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Putting my interior back together I decided to install a new amp to power a new set of 6x9s in the rear deck.  Put in some Infinitys.  Even though I already had a pretty decent system, the 6x9s really were a nice addition.  Also replaced my deck to a BT capable.

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I put material on both the inside and outside door pieces.  Put deadener across the floor pan and in the trunk underneath the carpet and in the trunk lid.  Also put deadener on the rear deck.  I can't find a bunch of the pics, but this is some wire to created a base for the deadener so that I can seal both panels.
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Even though I had installed the modded rockers, there was an issue with one of the pushrods hitting the pedistal so I decided to dump those and install a VS CAM.

 

Also got some new bling in the form of some silver wheels.  

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Here's how she sits now.
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I finally painted my FMHE to make it a little more "stealth" mode and put the air deflector back on.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 06:26 PM

If Im not mistaken Clint also has one of the rarer solid color GS's , even rarer in red. Id like to see him get into the Flagship cars


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 05:42 PM

Interesting read Clint...would like to see more on your IC pump modulator.....

 

Don't know about being a guru...gurus don't chase oil leaks for 2 months...



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:18 PM

Interesting read Clint...would like to see more on your IC pump modulator.....

 

Don't know about being a guru...gurus don't chase oil leaks for 2 months...

Basis of the modulator came from ZZPs IC controller.  ZZPs is a PWM(Pulse width modulator) that adjusts the pump flow speed based on the throttle.  This is essentially the same thing except being manually controlled instead of controlled off of the throttle.

I don't believe I ever claimed to be a guru.  Not sure where the 2 months to find an oil leak comes from.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:31 AM

I am the one chasing the oil leak....

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:58 AM

I am the one chasing the oil leak....

LOL.  Ah, I'm a little dense.  I called you a guru.  


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