The "BadSunbird"

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Re: The "BadSunbird"

Postby Badsunbird » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:59 pm

Hello Doug,

It's been a while since we've spoken, I still have the #2 Astre GT and it is in storage collecting dust, but I am slowly collecting engine parts to rebuild it. They just aren't readily available anymore and I have to snag them up when I come across them. I'm trying to get the Sunbird somewhat finished up and running before I jump into another project of this magnitude! I've got ten years into this darn Sunbird now and I really want to get this thing finished up, although I don't really think that they are ever "Finished Up", LoL!
Nice to talk to you again Doug, Happy Holidays to you and your family!
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Re: The "BadSunbird"

Postby HI WINDING MONZA » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:09 pm

Thanks for the update.........I'm glad you hanged on to that car................going to be real valuable someday................................... :th:

Best wishes to you and your family this holiday season................................................... :wave:

Doug in P.R. 8)
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Re: The "BadSunbird"

Postby Badsunbird » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:12 am

Hello Everyone

Well we are getting closer, My son and I tried firing it up last Saturday, but we didn't have any luck, it popped a couple of times through the exhaust and that was about it. We ended up with a fuel leak at the fuel filter so we had to try and fix that, the more I tightened the fitting the worse the leak became. With the price of racing fuel these days we ended draining the tank and ordered a new fuel filter set up, and that's where we stand at the moment. We will give it another try in a couple of weeks, maybe I will have better news to report then. :th:
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Re: The "BadSunbird"

Postby Badsunbird » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:47 pm

Just thought that I would share some of our progress. My son and I have gotten a lot done in the past year or so. It's been almost impossible to post pictures because of all stuff you have to do in order to resize all pics!
It's nice to finally be this far along in the project, it's always an accomplishment to finally hear it running!


https://youtu.be/qT-FW9ogcVM
https://youtu.be/OufXwdOIVL0
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Re: The "BadSunbird"

Postby Kenova » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:03 pm

:th:
Damn, does that ever sound nice with open headers.
What are the cam specs?

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Re: The "BadSunbird"

Postby Badsunbird » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:03 pm

Nothing Special, it's just Comp Cams 292H, it's 292 dur., 501 lift. It seems to be a pretty decent cam, so far, but I haven't driven it yet and don't know how my combination is going to work together yet.
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