3800 Supercharged Astre

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Re: 3800 Supercharged Astre

Postby vegastre » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:23 pm

Where does this cool project stand at this point?


I got sidetracked with a couple of other projects and then the summer heat set in in Texas. I am building this car under a shade tree and even in the shade it's 100 F plus. That said, I have been working on it when time permits. As mentioned I have been going back and re-doing some stuff that I rushed. When I fire this car up I want to drive it and not have loose ends or poor workmanship come back to haunt me. As of now I'm re-checking my stand alone 3800 harness in preparation to start the car. All the hard work is done, now it's just making sure the knee bone is connected to the thigh bone on a mostly custom build. No easy task and you can't rush it. I'll try to have a complete update soon with pics.
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Re: 3800 Supercharged Astre

Postby 79440bird » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:36 pm

I hear you. Where in the same water just different boat. Mine has been on hold for some time. I went to a forth July party when my buddy states he is selling g his 69 Dodge Dart. I always wanted this car. Well I got it, almost finished with the upgrades on the dart as of 2 years, plus family time. So my subird 3800 is not running yet. Needs header built, rad hoses, electric fans, A/C bracket fabrication made, plus wiring,an throttle body mounted and welded. Speed cable needs retrofitted,, fuel line made. I have been also very busy making fiberglass h-body parts. Kool. keep us posted. Can't wait to hear your feedback of the running beast.
79 sunbird 440 chrysler motor indy cyl heads12bolt leaf springs 80 sunbird 3800supercharged everything from a 99 bonneville 75 cosworth 350 dual quads 84 efi vette intake mod for carbs 78 Buick skyhawk 350 buick motor A/C &TA performance intake
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Re: 3800 Supercharged Astre

Postby vegastre » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:49 pm

Same boat different city :th:
Right, I have seen your fiberglas stuff. very impressive. lately it's been my son's 2005 Corvette taking up my time doing tweaks and repairs. Once the SJSC starts and runs around the block I will send you a critique on the good mods and bad mods as well. The AC is going to be tough I tell you that. Good luck and don't have too much fun.
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Re: 3800 Supercharged Astre

Postby 79440bird » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:07 pm

Thanks. A/C is going above the gearbox. Basically where the coil package use to be. Yes it's fun. I started fitting g it then got tie up with so much other stuff. I believe you got my phone number to text me too. But any way to keep in contact on the 3800 project. Nice on the corvette
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