I thought it would be time to start a build thread away from the topic my son started a couple of years ago after I bought my Red 1986 GT. I decided to keep it stock for a while, while upgrading his car first, but now its my turn. I'm adding more and more things to the list, but so far the list of completed upgrades and changes are:
New 2003 GTP Gear Reduction Starter
New HR6 134a Compressor
New Rear Main Seal
New Pan Gasket
Rodney Dickman Slave Cylinder and Master Cylinder
Fierostore Cast Iron Clutch Arm
C5 Corvette front brakes with black zinc rotors
C4 Corvette rear brakes with black zinc rotors
Full-size Blazer master cylinder
Street Dreams 2" lowered spindles
Custom big bearing front hubs with Camaro bearings drilled to 5x114.3
Fiero Fiberglass chin spoiler
Eibach Lowering Springs (rear)
2013 Scion Wheels and Yokohama tires (225/45/18 rear and 225/40/18 front)
Have you ported your exhaust manifolds? You should do them, if you haven't, since you have your motor out. You will probably gain 6HP and better fuel mileage to help with the larger rotational mass of your new wheels and tires.
I echo the above. Since you have the Sprint Manifolds on your wish list, I'd just port what you have now and put the money elsewhere. Porting the stock manifolds actually does yield some gains because they're so incredibly restrictive - and it's free. There's a few guides here on PFF on the correct way to port them. If you eventually upgrade to the F-body 3.4L, then that would be a good time to consider the Sprints. You can then put that money towards other items on your list.
Engine is back in... unfortunately, I suggested we double gasket the back manifold in-between the heat shield, and the head, and between the heat shield and the manifold. I hear an exhaust leak now. (We took the manifolds off to port them)
- Tinted windows - 4" Camaro tips painted semi-gloss black - Wired in the seat heaters (they work awesome under my Mr. Mike's seats) - The last picture is 7 horsepower worth of die grinding on the stock exhaust manifolds
I decided to swap out my broken and brittle skeleton and my dash with broken corners for new ones I found at my local Pick-A-Part.... The only mistake I made was doing it today when it was 103 degrees.....
I also added red LED's as well...
[This message has been edited by IdahoGT (edited 07-15-2014).]