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Old 11-26-2001, 00:23   #1 (permalink)
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Pics of my latest personal project

The car is a 90 Ford Probe LX... When these pictures were took the car had 175,000 miles on it. It was fully loaded minus sunroof and ATX (conveniently, the two features I could easiest live without).

It was given to me for free by someone that I know. She did not take the best of care of the car (poor thing was in rough shape).

The exterior is Ford Clear Crystal Blue Pearl, the interior is Blue.

Hope you enjoy,

These are old pics, but with PT down I found myself with little to do so I decided to post pics.








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Old 11-26-2001, 06:44   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like fun work! :s6:

I can't believe you got it for FREE! Sweet deal. Your interior is a duplicate of mine! What all have you done to your car? How's it run?
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Old 11-26-2001, 08:07   #3 (permalink)
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So far:
- I've fixed up the rear quarter, bumper, and light assembly from where the previous owners son smashed it on the freeway.

- I've fixed the suspension, tightened all of the joints, put new brakes on (they were Baaaaad!) and painted the front suspension.

- I've got the motor to run, also did a tune up, physically cleaned the injectors, and cleaned it up considerably.

-I rebuilt the 5-speed manual trans so that it could be driven in 5th gear without popping out (5th input gear was bad).

- As you could see from some of the pics I removed and cleaned the interior, It USED to smell and was absolutely filthy, the original owner of the car was a smoker and the previous owner was a pet lover (two of the worst things for a car if the owner doesn't take proper care of it).

- Stereo. :-) Pioneer DEH 4100 2 MTX subs JVC amp Pioneer 6.5's in front 4x6's in back. Custom mounted in the dash.

The car is different now than in the pics, I've actually driven it for several months fine tuning and tweaking here and there. I have MANY planned mods for the car both in terms of chassis and engine, it's always on my mind! I'm sure you can relate.
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So what are you planned mods on the engine and chassis? Also, how would you rate the power difference between the 2.2 LX and the 3.0LX, I have never driven the 2.2 before, well the non-turbo anyways.
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The 3.0 has considerably more low end grunt but dies out earlier in terms of RPM than the 2.2 does.

There is definately a power difference.

The 2.2 Turbo kicks in pretty hard after the lag but the 3.0 has the power right from the start, the 2.2 turbo has more kick than the 3.0 after it gets going.

I'm not really sure if that answers your question or not but to simply put it... the 3.0 has more power than the 2.2 and you notice the difference.

For the engine I'm the one planning the supercharger looking for ideas on making the bottom end stronger.

As for the Chassis I've made my own version of front and rear strut bars.. and I'm currently trying to figure out what I'm going to do with springs and struts... the car rolls too much but by comparison my GL feels like a go cart! So maybe I'll swap springs or something... not entirely sure yet.

Most important thing now however... especially considering we are heading into winter... is getting the money to fund what I want to do near spring summer. Wish me luck!
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Thumbs up Woah

WOW, for F R E E!!! Looking nice!
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As always Ryan
Looking good!:s5
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You're probably getting sick of those pics... I need new ones.
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Digital Gauges? thats rare! I saw one at a pic n pull recently...I was with another bapoc'er and we both wished we could have seen it light up.
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