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Muscatine, Iowa
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Aiken, South Carolina
United States


1992 Pontiac Sunbird SE

“224whp & 219 ft/lbs”

1990 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ


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About “224whp & 219 ft/lbs”

I bought this in Dec. '05 to replace my totalled 91 sunbird. What a great replacement this has turned out to be. the wreck was a blessing in a good disguise.....

I got this car for 900 bucks. what a steal, eh? it has run a best of -

15.99 @ 83mph in the 1/4 mile *old news*
14.99 @ 92mph
14.84 @ 92mph
14.71 @ 94mph

Dyno'd 191hp @ 5600RPMs and 202 ft/lbs @ 4500RPMs, which pushed it to a 14.71 pass @ 94.54 mph. Ran that with a 2.07 60 foot time on BFG drag radials.

The built motor is IN, with much trouble and compromise.... but it is in, and it runs, and it drives :D it's got the lope, hehehe. vids (still) on the way).

Dyno'd it again a couple weeks ago with the good motor, 224whp and 219ft/lbs, still needs some tuning, it has some small driveablility issues on the street, but i've been driving it for about 3-4 weeks now with no major issues. got rained out + an ignition issue when i went to the track after the dyno, so i need to get out there again, 2 weeks tops for that....

About “Quadness”

Completely restored. I bought it for $1,000 with a knocking engine, it was mint then too. Only 83k miles on the car. I have put probably more than $10k into this car.


Specs for “224whp & 219 ft/lbs”

3400 V6 est. 200hp 220lb/ft
HM-282 5 speed manual transmission
2940lbs with me in it : )

I've got it down with a stock 3400, ran a 14.71 @ 94.54 on BFG drag radials, but that's all out the window now, i have to completely re-learn to race this car with the new motor in it..... cam + ported heads and intakes = crazy wheelspin

Specs for “Quadness”

2.3 Quad 4 High Output DOHC 16Valve 180hp 160tq stock
5speed Getrag Trans
Between 2800-2850lbs


Factory Options for “224whp & 219 ft/lbs”

Stock upper and lower strut tower braces
FE2 suspension
Rear spoiler
Cassette deck
Power locks and windows
Black Interior :D


Factory Options for “Quadness”

Power windows
Power Locks
Ground effects
ummmh and stuff?


Mods for “224whp & 219 ft/lbs”

2001 90k 3400
Bully Stage 2 Clutch
24# 3.4dohc injectors
2.5" DP and cat-converter
2.25 cat-back w/ hooker aerochamber
completely rebuilt shifter and cables
Custom Grind Cam- 60*V6 #1617 Int & Exh. 220* and 224* Dur. @ .050, .506" int. and exh. lift, 111 LSA, 107 ICL
Full port and polish
Polyurethane filled engine mounts

1989 Z24 stock GFX and cowl hood
1989 Beretta GTU spoiler
PH2 Sunbird flip-up headlights
Polished engine components
17x7 Drag DR-8 wheels

All polyurethane suspension bushings
KYB GR2 struts and shocks
Sprint 1.7" lowering springs
Stock upper and lower strut tower braces
215-45-17 Riken Raptor tires
SS braided brake hoses
Ceramic brake pads

Coming Soon:
High 13sec quarter mile passes

Coming Later:
Bodywork and paint
Beretta tubular rear axle
Rear disc conversion
Adjustable rear spring perches

Mods for “Quadness”

Here we go:
-'93 Trans (3.94 FDR)
-Brand new Remanufactured engine
-EP Stage 2 Limited Slip Differential
-Fidenza Flywheel
-Spec Stage 3 Clutch
-2.5" Mandrel bent exhaust with just a cat and resonator
-Sprint Springs
-KYB Shocks, struts, mounts boots etc
-New control arms
-Kazera Drilled/Slotted rotors
-Brembo brakes
-'92 Brake upgrade
-New engine mounts
-Tower strut bar from MRZ Performance
-91+ Complete interior upgrade
-Completely Kenwood system (800watt amp, 2 12's, Musickeg etc)
-'94+ Filler panels
-US Body 2" hood
-New '92+ Bright white paintjob
-Reverse indiglo gauges from Speethut
-Chopped shifter
-Meshed front bumper
-Clear parking lamps and sidemarkers
-10% Tint
-Flexlite Dual fan upgrade

To be installed imminently:
-Ported Eaton M62
-White Knuckles Custom M62 kit
-Ford Brown top injectors
-92+ Quad 4 Fuel rail
-8.5:1 Compression pistons
-Eagle Rods
-Walbro 255 Fuel pump
-Boost and Air/Fuel gauges by Speedhut
Hoping to run 12-15psi on old engine. The new engine is just to get the car on the road, I will be building the old knocking engine for boost.


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