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PostSubject: 1 of a kind Riviera   Fri May 29, 2009 10:49 pm

Im Thomas From Indiana a Former Army MP owner of an 87 Riviera Turbo GNX Clone. Im by nature a FOrd man.. Bu I have always loved Rivieras and Reattas and there is Nothing an I mean nothing more satisfying in this world than watching some daddy's money wanna be racer crying while his girl is laughing after I have smoked his 5.0 mustang. God I hate mustangs.... Messed Up Shit That Aint No Good

It has a garrett T5 Turbo with a ported housing. Turbo Was rebuilt by TDI

- Flow Matched 42lb injectors.

- A rebuilt HM440-T4 Automatic Transmission with a shift kit and a transmission cooler and temperature gauge

-Accufab Fuel Pressure regulator

- Walbro 255 Racing Fuel Pump

- 3in Mass Airflow and adapter mod just like the big Grand Nationals

- All custom Turbo and intercooler piping with a Large K&N filter

- Custom Chip Made by Caspers Electronics (R.I.P)

- All Digital Guages and Pillar Pod (Boost/ Fuel Pressure)

- CoolingMist Methanol injection from Snow Performance

- Engine rebuild less than 5k miles ago and I replaced the internals with Grand National 7:9.1 pistons and rings. Also had the head ported


- It has no back seat in it, this is where the water injection tank and pump is. I can run 17-19lbs of boost on Good Gas.

Inside I have a fully operational CRT Diagnostic center, Pillar mounted Wideband Air/Fuel Gauge, Boost gauge, And Below the CRT My Nice non OEM Buick Radio, Trans Temp Guage, Rocker Switch's for the Antennae, Methanol injection, Guage lights, and a 4th switch for looks at the moment
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Fri May 29, 2009 11:07 pm

that sounds siiiiickkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!! i

pics!
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Fri May 29, 2009 11:15 pm

Pics incomming
can I just
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Fri May 29, 2009 11:20 pm

Here is A View of the Outside



Here is a View of my "Cockpit" SO many switch levers and lights



And Here is my Wonderful Lack of a Backseat. Straight Methanol injection



My Motor Looked Like this Originally


Here is My Modded Motor.. I was Running 14.08 1.4s before methanol injection

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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Fri May 29, 2009 11:38 pm

now thats a sleeper.
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Fri May 29, 2009 11:42 pm

Exactly.. It was 14.08 1/4 miles with just the turbo.. Now it has a 3inch MAF, GNX Pistons, Methanol, Superchips EPROM, Front Mount Intercooler. I think I can get it down to 11's... the only bad thing is it is front wheel drive for now... and I mean for now... Its gonna change....
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Fri May 29, 2009 11:54 pm

i have a buddy in pittsburgh PA, he has an 2 87 regal t-types. you guys should talk.
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Fri May 29, 2009 11:59 pm

Send him my way... I think I am also the only 87 on here? I searched around and I cant find any....
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Sat May 30, 2009 12:15 am

Would like to see the convert-to-rwd write-up.

xxsupergman25xx wrote:
now thats a sleeper.

agree

Only the turbo minivan is sleepier.
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Sat May 30, 2009 12:21 am

Rotate Motor 90 Degrees, custom motor mounts, 200r4 transmission, WE4 rear axle
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Sat May 30, 2009 1:19 am

That is just plain awesome! Nice ride!

How much has this all cost ya?
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Sat May 30, 2009 1:37 am

Probably around 6200 or so
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Sat May 30, 2009 1:41 am

Pulling up next to it you wouldnt think it does low 13's..... I drop down to 1st step on the breakes, reving a little, you rev a little, I run it to WOT build up 19 lbs of boost, Light turns green I drop the brake the methanol kicks In24 lbs of boost Im gone.
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Sat May 30, 2009 4:32 am

wow! can u post pics of the car from underneath to show the actual rwd conversion?
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Sat May 30, 2009 9:56 am

97rivman and that turbo400sbc dudes have some COMP.
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Sat May 30, 2009 1:01 pm

It hasnt been converted yet.. that is my next project.... Right now im working on the front mount intercooler. I need to find a good way to run it... at the moment i would have 9 90 degree turns and that cant be good.
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Sat May 30, 2009 6:40 pm

87TurboRiviera wrote:
Rotate Motor 90 Degrees, custom motor mounts, 200r4 transmission, WE4 rear axle

I believe what's held people back on our cars is the driveshaft tunnel.
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Sat May 30, 2009 7:49 pm

Nicely done as is though! The RWD conversion will be pretty sweet too... but I like it this way!

We used to have an '86. I love the CRT display/interface. You can watch IPWs right there while you drive!

What have you done for custom programming the ECM?
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Sat May 30, 2009 11:32 pm

Has a custom casper chip in it
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Sun May 31, 2009 1:17 am

Im trying to decide what rear axle to use now...
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Sun May 31, 2009 1:32 am

casper?
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Sun May 31, 2009 11:15 am

caspers electronics
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:22 am

oh......
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:27 am

yeah they dont exist anymore... Stupid government....

Im thinking of mounting this on my Riviera...

Universal Extreme Dimensions Duraflex Fiberglass Vortex Hood Scoop - 102227 by Extreme Dimensions Body Kits Conversions

anyone good at photohop and able to transpplant this for me?
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PostSubject: Re: 1 of a kind Riviera   Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:55 am

I say you should do it, only if you can make it functional. Do it offset to the right side, by the turbo intake, and cut the hood under it so it actually feeds the turbo instead of just being there, all rice-y.
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