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Cars > Challenges > “Flash Jr.” Vs “"Bud"”

 

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Dordan2008

M–24
Rockwell, Iowa
United States

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 

1995 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

“Flash Jr.”

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

“"Bud"”

 
Photo of: 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix
Photo of: 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
 

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About “Flash Jr.”

Traded My 02 Taurus For IT! Kinda miss the taurus though and the grand prix already has problems!

About “"Bud"”

In late 2005, I decided that I didn't want to subject my '66 Corvair daily driver to another winter of Pennsylvania road salt. Its floors had virtually no rust, just a little surface rust, and I wanted to keep it that way! GM was having one of its rebate promos, so I checked into how much a Cobalt would cost. The local dealers (I have three within 10 minutes!) all came in too high, but there was one about ten miles away that quoted me a price that was just too good to pass up. They pitched me the SS, with the equipment I wanted, cheaper than one of the other dealers quoted me on am LT!
I call it "Bud" because I'm a big NASCAR fan, especially the Earnhardts. Dale Earnhardt was, is, and always will be THE MAN! Dale, Jr. is currently my driver, because, after all, he is his father's son. Now, at the time, JR. drove a red Chevy SS with "Bud" painted across the hood. What else am I going to call MY red Chevy SS? (I have no plans to repaint it in his current colors!)
And for all you other NASCAR fans out there, I'm open to guesses as to what Bud's license plate "BOOG8Y 3" means.

 

Specs for “Flash Jr.”

3.4L DOHC 207CI
Top Speed IDK YET

Specs for “"Bud"”

171 H.P. Dual Overhead Cam 4-cylinder.
5-speed Transaxle.
0-60: About 7.5 seconds (official Timex wristwatch timing!)
Top Speed: I've had it up to an indicated 130, but I ran out of road. It still had some left in it.

 

Factory Options for “Flash Jr.”

Sunroof, Keyless Entry, Power Seats, Premium Seats, CrossLace Faced Rims

Factory Options for “"Bud"”

SS Equipment package.(includes 171 HP. Ecotec 4-cylinder Engine, 5-speed manual Transaxle, Sport Front and Rear Facia,
Power Windows and Door Locks, Body Color Rear-View Mirrors
Driving Lights, Remote Trunk Release, Carpeted Floor Mats, Multi-Function Trip Computer, 17" Polished Alloy Wheels, 4- Wheel Disc Brakes)
Victory Red paint.
Charcoal Leather interior.
Heated seats.
AM/FM/XM Satellite/CD Stereo
Power Sunroof

 

Mods for “Flash Jr.”

CAI, Painted Instrument Panels, Polished Tip, Painted Wheels, MAF Sensor Screen Delete, EGR Delete, Performance Cam Timed Curtisy of 60DergreeV6, Gutted Resinator


Future:
Possibly M90 Supercharger
Possibly Bonneville Rear Suspension
Lowering Springs
2 12" Alpine Type R Sub Woofers powered by 2 PDX 1000W Alpine Amp
Front Splitter off of a Newer Grand Prix
Brembo Big Brake Kit With Cross Drilled and Slotted Rotors
NX Kit
Low Pro Fuzion Z Rated Tires
Tint 2.5% Rear 30% Front Cause Iowa IS GAY

Mods for “"Bud"”

None (Yet...) except a set of Falken tires - it used to corner well, now it handles like a go-kart!
I'm planning Silver Chevelle SS-style stripes and full window tint next summer.

 

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Flash Jr.
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