Progress Thread '88 Gt Project Blue Storm

Murkstang

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I don't know how to go about this, so bear with me. Also I have little experience with such a thing. I've only been working on actual cars for a few years, but I really wanted to do this. It will be a slow build as I probably make less than you if you have a job, but PRIORITIES!

[EDIT: My plans have changed (NO WAY!). I'm thinking restomod it. (Coyote, IRS, etc.) Though it might be a bit more of a race car when it comes to the interior.]

Current engine specs include:
Supposed 306 with domed pistons.
Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake kit.
Holley heads. (I read bad things about these, so we'll see how these hold up until I build the new engine)
BBK long tube headers, Flowmaster back.
I think PO said a Crane cam, no specs though
Aeromotive Fuel pressure regulator.
I wanna say an MSD 6AL but I'd have to double check.
Pro-Flow (Or Pro-M) MAF sensor.
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She's pretty rough, so I like to think I'm saving the car.

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First things Hurst... Okay, sorry about that.

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And new sway bar bushings.

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Sometime soon, I will install the new seat belts and exterior door handles.
 
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Murkstang

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I know, it's in the forever growing list of parts. Until I get an e-fan.
 

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Looks like you have a nice base to start with... How about the name Project Blue Storm?
 

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That's not bad, not bad at all. If a mod would change it to that for now, I'd be cool with it.
 

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Based on the specs above, what viscosity oil would you guys recommend? 5w-30? 10w-30? I plan on going full synthetic.
 

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Asking what oil to use is like asking what the best fishing lure is. There are as many opinions as there are fishermen. Realistically, if you change your oil every 3 months/3000 miles, you will be ok with just about any brand or viscosity. IMHO...

p.s. I run Castrol 10W40
 
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stykthyn

I want to measure mine. It doesn't look that tall.
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Asking what oil to use is like asking what the best fishing lure is. There are as many opinions as there are fishermen. Realistically, if you change your oil every 3 months/3000 miles, you will be ok with just about any brand or viscosity. IMHO...

p.s. I run Castrol 10W40
I run 10w30 and I specifically buy only oils that have been 100% made from the aged bodies of tyrannosaurus Rex. It brings out the killer instinct in my motor.
 

90sickfox

I didn't really have an issue with the stink...
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We do love pics [emoji12] I have one lil piece of advice....get a performance block first...or stroke a 351.

I'm doing a stock block turbo charged 331 right now. Its no fun praying to the block fairies hoping your block will survive your first romp.
 

stykthyn

I want to measure mine. It doesn't look that tall.
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I haven't really contributed much useful info to this thread, but here goes. For an 11 sec car you will absolutely need a stroker 351 block or a boosted 302 based block like you mentioned. These will in many, not all, cases shoot a daily driver in the foot. A wildly growing popular choice is dropping a coyote engine between the shock towers. Seeing as you are new to this scene and cars in general it is the most plug and play option. It will cost a wee bit more, but depending on your stroker plans, I'm thinking both options are within a few dollars of each other.