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Cars > Challenges > “The SS” Vs “Clunker”

 

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Shelbina, Missouri
United States

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Merk

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Springdale, Arkansas
United States

 

1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport

“The SS”

1991 Ford Mustang LXturbo

“Clunker”

 
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About “The SS”

This car is my baby, she gets what she wants all the time LOL.

My wife was actually the one that always wanted an SS as a friend of her family had one years ago and she always wanted one.

We bought this car with the stock engine in it and it didn't take long for me to take care of that.

I did the TPI swap on this car myself with a custom engine harness and chip. When I did the TPI swap I added a stock L-98 350 roller cam nad lifters to the stock engine to add a few ponies to the car.

While doing the TPI swap I also converted to a serpentine belt setup which switched the alternator and AC compressor side to side which meant finding AC lines which would allow me to keep the AC.

I know I don't need the cowl induction hood with the TPI, but the hood was on the car when we got it and I love the way it looks on the car.

About “Clunker”

Used to be an 88hp 2.3 automatic, now is a 250hp 2.3 Turbo 5spd

 

Specs for “The SS”

Fully loaded 1988 Monte Carlo SS hardtop.

Black exterior, grey interior

16x8 ZQ8 S-10 wheels

8.5 Posi 3.73 rear

Bucket seats

World Class T5 trans swap

355 TPI ZZ4 clone engine, 375hp

Carhoods.com fiberglass hood

Specs for “Clunker”

256hp/334ft-lbs @ flywheel
tuned on 94 octane:
218rwhp @ 5000rpm
284ftlbs @ 3100rpm

*untuned* on VP 109:
220rwhp/299ft-lbs

less than 2800lbs

now running 16psi on 91, 23psi on 101, using a 2 stage boost controller

untuned but my wideband/datalogger just came iN!!

 

Factory Options for “The SS”

Fully loaded with:

Bucket seats
Power windows
Power locks
Air conditioning
Power trunk release
Cruise control
Tilt wheel
Floor shift

Factory Options for “Clunker”

Power windows/locks/AC/cruise

 

Mods for “The SS”

I myself did most of these mods.

TPI swap
World Class T5 swap from 90 Camaro RS
F-body serpentine belt setup
SLP intake runners
Air Foil
Pollished Cold Air Intake
Aftermarket hood from Carhoods.com(looks like 98-02 Camaro SS hood)
Dynomax shorty headers(85098)
2.5" aluminumized exhaust(true duals)
Flowmaster 40 mufflers
4" aluminum driveshaft
Jegster true dual crossmember
Bell-Tech 2" drop spindles
Monroe Sensa-trac shocks
Rebuilt front suspension with all MOOG parts
Swapped the factory Laydown style spoiler for the older standup style.
'02 S-10 ZQ8 wheels with 245-50-16 Hankook tires
Panasonic CD player
Kenwood speakers
Cavalier stearing wheel
White face guages

New for 08 355 SBC engine bored .030, steel crank, double roller timing chain, "Powdered metal" rods, ARP bolts, ZZ4 roller cam, Sealed power forged pistons, moly rings, Trick Flow "195" aluminum heads, hardened pushrods, "Bowtie" 1.5 roller rockers, ported TPI intake manifold, SLP runners, Accell ignition parts.

Mods for “Clunker”

1988 T-bird Turbocoupe drivetrain swap
FMIC
3" downpipe w/ cutout
3" dynomax side exit exhaust
ranger roller cam
racer walsh cam gear
K&N cone
kirban afpr
2 stage boost controller (16&23psi)
Competition Clutch (custom) 6 puck clutch
SPEC alum flywheel
FMS alum driveshaft
chuck's poly motormounts
ported turbo manifold
.60/.63 T3 turbo
NGK jaguar XJ12 plugs
16x8 Cobra R's
225/50 & 255/55 tires
8.8 3.55 posi
cross drilled rotors
subframe connectors
turbocoupe swaybars
FRPP front control arms
eibach sportline front springs
BBK poly isolators
BBK rear upper & lower control arms
KYB shocks
energy poly bushings
energy endlinks
Maximum Motorsports c/c plates
energy poly trans mount
energy poly x-member bushings

4" cowl hood
black housing headlights
steeda shifter handle
SVO leather knob
autometer tach pod
autometet sport-comp tach
boost gauge
vacuum gauge
Zeitronix Wideband display
sunpro a/f gauge

 

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