Well when I first got the car it barely ran, the trans was messed up, the brakes were pretty much non-existant, the interior was a mess, the rear passenger side was smashed up pretty bad etc...
Since I got it registered in august I have repaired most of those problems. I fixed the smashed up part of the car, though there is still some minor body work to be done. The car is at the moment mechanically perfect (though still in primarily stock form) with the exception of the right halfshaft. My project relies mostly on money. I am in currently working on a job at the GM tech center.. which should bring in some cash to fund my project. There is a 92 3.0 engine for sale in one of the yards here in Michigan for a couple hundred.. that's the engine I plan on rebuilding and eventually swapping into the car. When I swap the engines I'll pull the trans apart replace the synchros and weld the differential pin in place as well as inspect the internal components for wear. If I can get some of the trans internals coated I may, all depends on how much.
I'm going to use a stock type clutch (because of trans issues and a few other things) I don't know if it'll hold the kind of power I'm looking to make, in fact it probably won't, but I don't want to kill the trans in a shift.
I guess all of this is a good way to say I haven't got much done. I'm eager to get it done, but I need to wait for the money to come along. One of the biggest bits of my project is the supercharger. I was looking at the vortech supercharger line and they are quite expensive $1600 and up... if I could manage that a huge chunk of the work will be done in terms of funding, but I find it a bit difficult to justify putting that much money in to one thing. I'm almost tempted to go against my better judgement and buy a garrett T3 for $450 and work out turbo piping, but there again I have problems because this engine doesn't need anymore exhaust restrictions especially under boost!
Hopefully I can find an appropriate supercharger for less, but I really believe that for what I want a centrifugal supercharger is the way to go! Not the roots and not a turbo so I might just have to bite the bullet and hope that no one comes along and destroys my car a few weeks after I build it. I guess when it all comes down to it... I have another car that I could sell... but it's a probe too and I don't want to... we'll see
Too many cars!!!