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GTPpower 07-06-2018 07:07 AM

An m90 build to decimate all
When your wife gives you permission to build a racecar, you build a racecar.

This is what happened to me. However, all funding for this project comes out of my construction account. I really need a telehandler, so this is very budget friendly. Luckily, I've been stockpiling parts for years. This isn't an overnight build by any means. My goal is to make a 1/4 mile pass with it before the tracks close for the season. I'm taking a risk here and using photobucket for image hosting, so hopefully they don't screw me over again.

So let's start it off. I bought a 04 L26 motor with somewhere north of 100k on it and started to tear it down.

Everything looks good so far. The pistons are really clean. There was some junk sitting in the oil pan, but not much.

10sec 07-06-2018 07:41 AM

But a build thread so vague?

1quick 07-06-2018 07:59 AM

Im guessing there is going to be some nitrous involved

Grabber 07-06-2018 08:12 AM

Thread title is vague and confusing.

What is the end game?

Sounds fun, but, more details are needed.

Eagle 07-06-2018 08:15 AM

Proof the little 3800 still has some kick in her! :rofl:

GTPpower 07-06-2018 08:24 AM

Vague, yes. There's some weird stuff going on here, so it's just easier to show than tell.

No nitrous. It's going to be cammed and intercooled.

End goal is the fwd m90 record, but I'd love to go 9.99.

10sec 07-06-2018 09:47 AM

So... like in an S10? In a..... Civic? Ohhhh, in a school bus?

Yaj Yak 07-06-2018 09:48 AM

3800s like nitrous

10sec 07-06-2018 09:49 AM

They sure do, 100shot will get 11's all day.

GTPpower 07-06-2018 10:15 AM

I like nitrous as well. I just can't afford it or find it anymore.

This is going in a grand prix.

b4black 07-06-2018 10:23 AM


Originally Posted by GTPpower (Post 3769620)
End goal is the fwd m90 record, but I'd love to go 9.99.

So what the current fwd M90 record?

GTPpower 07-06-2018 10:33 AM

10.82 @ 126

10sec 07-06-2018 10:52 AM

You going full on drag car that you can cut a shit ton of weight out of? I mean, a cam/intercool'd car is good for maybe 380whp, unless that grand prix weighs like >2000lbs, you're going to need more power than that.

GTPpower 07-06-2018 10:56 AM


I own the car that has said record.

10sec 07-06-2018 11:02 AM

Ohhhhh, so it is super light. Why not post pictures of this? You're making this more complicated than it needs to be for a build thread :rofl:

Yaj Yak 07-06-2018 11:04 AM

is this @98GrandPrixIraqVet's old car

GTPpower 07-06-2018 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by 10sec (Post 3769678)
Ohhhhh, so it is super light. Why not post pictures of this? You're making this more complicated than it needs to be for a build thread :rofl:

It's a build thread. It's not a "look what I just ran down the track in." The pictures you want to see don't exist yet and my animator has the week off.

GTPpower 07-06-2018 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by Yaj Yak (Post 3769679)
is this @98GrandPrixIraqVet's old car


Spivitz 07-06-2018 11:27 AM

Excellent, I have love for the 3800


98GrandPrixIraqVet 07-06-2018 09:40 PM

Donchu Lie the Chassis exists the rest may not but the shell does..........:rofl:

GTPpower 07-08-2018 12:27 AM

Got one side prepped and ready for the head. Installed studs and .052" mls gaskets.

I've had these heads for a long time. They were ported by Mark Tischler and I had a machine shop go through them a few years ago. They have Manley stainless severe duty valves, manley 150# springs, new valve seals, and titanium retainers.

One installed. I torqued it to 90 ft lbs.

RICH17 07-09-2018 10:31 AM


TurboTPI 07-09-2018 07:35 PM

very nice

TurboTPI 07-09-2018 07:42 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Same valves I have.

GTPpower 07-11-2018 10:20 PM

Got the other head installed and torqued.

I also did some checking on the bottom end. It had a steel pan, so I was pretty sure they were l36 rods in this motor. But after checking, they are the l26 powdered metal rods. So I am going to have to keep my timing conservative.

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