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Spring is in the air...

It was a decent day, so I decided to pull the car out of the garage to get the front seat in without messing up the G8 or the fresh paint on mine. So the roommate grabbed his goPro and took a little vid of the car for me. Just a few small things left to put on and it's about ready to go to the shop for an inspection and to get the exhaust welded up since its just clamped right now. For those curious and haven't been following it, motor is full roller engine factory 383, aluminum heads, 460hp/tq, m21 4 speed, pypes stainless 2.5" x pipe exhaust with street mufflers. oh, and the paint color is liquid red, same color as the G8


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the car looks great. but it doesnt look as springy there as it is here. 78 this weekend. i think test and tune is calling my name!


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yeah it was only 38 degrees as you can see from the exhaust it wasn't too warm out. Supposed to get into the 50's this week though. Definitely not that close to being able to drive with all the salt and stuff on the roads but I'm getting the itch already. Can't wait to stretch her legs.

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the car looks great. but it doesnt look as springy there as it is here. 78 this weekend. i think test and tune is calling my name!
Exactly, I was out in shorts and a wife beater this weekend doing yard work sweating, lol.. Glad to see you think that is nice weather, looks like winter to me..
Car sounds and looks great!! I'm confused on the 383 thing, sounds awefully Mopar or stroked SBC, nothing factory bout that..

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my grampa had a 400 sbc in the car as long as I can remember. it was old and tired, and with the $ it would have cost to build that up I just decided to get a nice reliable crate motor. and since he had cut and welded in motor mounts for a sbc I stuck with it. So yes, it is a stroked sbc... The car was never 'original' as long as I can remember since he had put the 72 gto front end on it and took off the vinyl top, etc. So I decided to stick with what I liked and what he had started.

here's a pic they sent me right before they shipped the motor to me.


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Looks sweet! I got hung up on the "factory" 383 thing, while you were impliing a crate motor, all is good. You should get some good cruising in that thing real soon..

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oh now I get ya. yeah, it's the 'engine factory' out of Lebanon, NJ

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pretty, i bought billet pulleys for mine but painted them black. i know, shocking right.


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Sweet ride,sounds badass!

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