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    Been awhile!

    Very cool, that's no small feat to say the least!
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    OE valve covers finish?

    Forgot to mention I used 400 grit emery with a sanding block to shine up the ribs. Dawn dish soap with water to lube while sanding.
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    OE valve covers finish?

    Glass beads were used to get the finish in this pic. Outside only as Anthony mentioned. I used a very fine glass bead which smoothed the surface which helps when cleaning. A rag with some brake cleaner cleansing them right up. The previous owner painted the intake, plenum, and valve covers a...
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    TE62 REBUILD

    Depending on media type and size, a fine glass bead would leave a finish like that.
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    C clip for actuator waste gate

    Might be worth checking you local hardware store. ACE Westlake and Bomgarrs here locally carry these in their bulk fastener area. Usually there is an isle that has random stuff like this.
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    Upgrade from Dual ATR 2.5"?

    In regards to weight, my single 4" RJC was 24 pounds lighter than the 2.5 dual setup that was on my car and I know it wasn't ATR. If I were to stop it at the axle like MRSpool suggested it may save another 5 lbs. Im sure a single 3" is lighter.
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    TE62 REBUILD

    The service and communication I received form them is rarely seen in todays world. They called me when my turbo arrived and called me again a few days later once they had the turbo disassembled and diagnosed. Whomever you decide to go with on the rebuild follow Anthony P's advice on shipping...
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    New engine

    Those compression numbers look identical to what my stock un opened engine gave me about a year ago. Once my turbo was rebuilt I consume very little oil, maybe half a quart over 1000 miles, and thats with me flogging on it. Also no more smokey start-ups.
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    TE62 REBUILD

    I'm sure there are alot of options, but I'll share my experience. When I first acquired my GN I needed the turbo rebuilt. I found this place: G-Pop Shop Its a small shop and was very easy to work with. Great communication and I believe it took them about a week to do the work once they had...
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    My 87 GN Build

    Stunning! Looks great. Those your 2nd gen TA's? That's a bucket list car for me kinda like the GN.
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    Front Bucket Seat Foam/Cushion - need opinions

    Awesome, thanks fellas. I was hoping for some first hand experience. Id really like to give it a shot myself. I guess worst case I screw them up and take them to a shop.
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    Front Bucket Seat Foam/Cushion - need opinions

    Thanks for all the input. I may have to take the seats to a shop and let them add the foam cushion. I felt if I could buy the foam I may be able to do it my self, but I don't feel confident enough to wing it without some pre-cut/formed cushions.
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    Front Bucket Seat Foam/Cushion - need opinions

    It looks like PUI has them: PUI Seat Cushion Why is it that some are being advertised as "LOW BACK" and some are "HIGH BACK" seats for the same application? I assumed that the Grand National and bucket seat equipped T-Types and Turbo-T's has the same seat, just different fabric material and...
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    Front Bucket Seat Foam/Cushion - need opinions

    I spoke to American Cushion Industries and they do carry this for the 84-88 Monte Carlo. American Cushion Industries Does anyone know if the seat foam is interchangeable from the Monte to the Regal? They didn't know on the phone. Also, Kirban's website is not working. I see they sell it...
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    Front Bucket Seat Foam/Cushion - need opinions

    Looking for new foam/cushions for my two front bucket seats. The driver's is really the only one that needs replaced but I want both front seats to match so I may as well do both. I've done a lot of searching and really haven't found much for recent discussion. Most of the old threads have...
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