Good Luck! Any results yet?
'97 Regal GS vs 70s Dodge pickup
Posted 09 October 2020 - 04:39 PM
Nothing yet. The kid hasn't taken his truck down to the dragstrip since last year. Hasn't done anything new to his truck, either, though.
I've started driving the Buick to work after getting it back on the road and cleaning it. Doing maintenance and mods to it little by little every weekend that I have time, trying to get it ready for its first dragstrip run in years. Last weekend I tackled a trans flush with new filter and a dorman trans pan with darin plug, and cleaned out the factory airbox (installed a new filter), and threw in the DHP 1.0 ECM.
I'd like to service the supercharger (new fluid and coupler), and throw a set of either 104 or TR6 plugs in her, then I think it'll be ready for some racing! Should only be another week or two, then I will have my results.
Posted 29 October 2020 - 12:14 AM
Just a quick update... did the trans flush with new filter and gasket, as well as an oil and filter change (Mobil 1 5W30 and filter). Also, cleaned out the airbox and installed a new Fram filter. Got my issues sorted out with the DHP 1.0 ECM, so that's up and running.
I currently have removed the stock front exhaust manifold and crossover pipe and will be replacing them with a ported and jet-hot coated set of stock manifolds. They should be a little better than the original equipment. I am also doing a valve cover gasket replacement (due to an oil leak at the back valve cover). Apparently, this is something GM is dealing with in a recall in the last few years. I figure, I can do a better job using higher quality parts than they can. Got the front valve cover removed, painted, and cleaned up and re-installed.
Future plans (this weekend... especially since it's going to rain) include swapping out the rear exhaust manifold and replacing it with my ported and jet-hot coated version, as well as replacing the valve cover gasket on the rear. I would also like to remove the fuel injectors and rail, and blower unit. I will be installing new injector orings, as well as servicing the blower coupler, fluid, and gasket. Will also be painting the M90 red to contrast with the painted black valve covers. Then will be hitting the strip with plans to beat the best ET posted by the Dodge pickup.
Hopefully I can get all this done in the next week or two. Cecil County Dragway closes in the next 5/6 weeks... but with a 2017 Taurus SHO, an 2016 Audi S4, and a 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup all needing work and with plans to race them as well, my schedule is tight to say the least.
Here is a quick before and after of the work to the front stuff so far (I know it's not much, but just the removed exhaust manifold and painted valve cover does alot).
Edited by tpivette, 29 October 2020 - 12:51 AM.
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