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Drove my GT again after 4yrs..... by coolcat
Started on: 08-06-2013 02:00 AM
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At a friends request to see it, I spent 2 weeks getting my 88 together again. It was awesome driving it again after over 4 years. I wish California wasn't against 3800's with 5-speeds!





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WHY 4 YEARS!? Thats a NICE GT!
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Report this Post08-06-2013 02:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for coolcatClick Here to Email coolcatSend a Private Message to coolcatEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by mitchjl22:

WHY 4 YEARS!? Thats a NICE GT!


Smog laws say that a 3800 with a manual trans is no bueno in sunny CA When my registration expired in 09 I didn't have the heart to disassemble the car, so I parked it. Unfortunately by the end of the year this car will be converted back to 100% stock!

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Report this Post08-06-2013 05:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for MstangsBwareClick Here to Email MstangsBwareSend a Private Message to MstangsBwareEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Clean swap....I think I would rather move then put the car back stock...

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Agreed- Looks like a really nice swap..even comes with a giant blue Scuba tank ! Why not sell the car or try to plate it in another state instead of going back to an anemic 1980's engine that came in Grandma's Pontiac 6000??? If the price is right, you can easily sell this car instead of chopping the value in half by going back to the 2.8.

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Originally posted by coolcat:


Smog laws say that a 3800 with a manual trans is no bueno in sunny CA When my registration expired in 09 I didn't have the heart to disassemble the car, so I parked it. Unfortunately by the end of the year this car will be converted back to 100% stock!



Thats insane. No way could I live is such a controlling state.
What I dont get is, this is the home to all the old "So Cal" speed shops for example...where you can build whatever you want. Must be thats only pre catalytic converter cars? If so guess its time to buy older.
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You might want to look into selling the car to some poor soul who lives in another state......and picking up a clean stock GT for less money....
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I'll be happy to plate your car here in Michigan.

I'll even let you come out and drive it once in awhile.

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Report this Post08-06-2013 10:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaredmurray88Click Here to Email jaredmurray88Send a Private Message to jaredmurray88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

find a out of state campground or cabin. If cabin get a mailbox and get it registered there to that address. Campground get a po box and register lol. That or find a needy person and grease the palms a little...
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Originally posted by coolcat:


Smog laws say that a 3800 with a manual trans is no bueno in sunny CA When my registration expired in 09 I didn't have the heart to disassemble the car, so I parked it. Unfortunately by the end of the year this car will be converted back to 100% stock!



Just convert it to a auto....4T64e-HD
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or move to amador county on paper and no smog win win course you would have to drive up and check the po box every week....
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Report this Post08-06-2013 11:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CC RiderClick Here to Email CC RiderSend a Private Message to CC RiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Have ridden in this car and it is very fast.
Excellent work and fitment of the swap.
3” exhaust gives this car a wicked sweet sound.

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cant you ask one of your family members to register your car at their address and drive the car in your area?
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Glad to see you have your GT back on the road...looking good.

I don't want to get off topic here but how's the ol' t-top formula resto. coming?
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Don't you dare mess with that beautiful car. Tell those Socialist jerkoffs that run California to go take a hike. Establish an out of state mailing address, get the out of state license and register your car there. A government should not exist to tell you what to think, how to feel, what to believe in, what gun to own, how many bullets you can possess and what car to drive. That's a totalitarian people control system and not a government of liberty and freedom.

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I knew when the car was built that it would eventually be de-modded.
Matt, the Formula T-top is doing ok. It should be finished by the end of the year too. If everything stays on track I will have built and completed 5 Fieros this year.
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Originally posted by MstangsBware:

Clean swap....I think I would rather move then put the car back stock...


Same here.
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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:

Don't you dare mess with that beautiful car. Tell those Socialist jerkoffs that run California to go take a hike. Establish an out of state mailing address, get the out of state license and register your car there. A government should not exist to tell you what to think, how to feel, what to believe in, what gun to own, how many bullets you can possess and what car to drive. That's a totalitarian people control system and not a government of liberty and freedom.



Dennis like the way you think!!!!!!!
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You might want to look into selling the car to some poor soul who lives in another state......and picking up a clean stock GT for less money....


Hey that sounds good. So far we do not have that problem in Michigan.
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Originally posted by Dotrenrew:

I'll be happy to plate your car here in Michigan.

I'll even let you come out and drive it once in awhile.




I'll vouch for him. He is a great guy. He will take great care of it!
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Report this Post08-10-2013 01:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for GADJetSend a Private Message to GADJetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
don't covert it back to stock! swap me for my 88GT... LOL
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I don't get it the 3800 was a GM LEV V6 engine. The emmisions have to be cleaner out of an OBDII setup compaired to the OE ECM.
It must be some ignorant mandate because it wasn't an EPA/DOT tested system. Most of the time here, as long as the features that are stated on the emmision sticker function as they are supposed to and pre ODBII passes gas levels, they leave it alone.
Also here, if the car has been altered mechanically, it is SUPPOSED to be registered as a street rod with limited usage.
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It must be some ignorant mandate


You answered your own question. It has little to do with preserving the environment. It's just an ignorant government mandate.
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Thanks for the offers from everyone to "babysit" her. I'm that last person that wants to swap back to stock. But i would rather drive my car in stock form than just let her sit, like I have.

California is very specific on what is allowed (to the point of compete insanity). LS V-8s are a great example. Because they were never offered in a transverse configuration like the Fieros use, they are illegal. The sad part is California usually sets the standard for emissions regulations and laws..... so it's only a matter of time before other states follow and start adopting the same policies.
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Report this Post08-11-2013 03:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AL87Click Here to Email AL87Send a Private Message to AL87Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
if you're going to return it back to stock, why not just make it look stock? ^_^

a 3.4 V6 with a cam and other internal work would do more for you, and will still look stock.
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I really hope WI doesn't adopt this.

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