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Please excuse me James. That post was directed towards 92gt5spd.

By the way, are you going to rebuild it yourself or are you taking it in?? Either way, do you have an estimate on costs??? Are you rebuilding a manual or automatic???
 

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i found turbo on a mazda 626 today...interested, let me know.. turbos are 50 bucks..of course i´d charge a removal fee. but not a whole lot. the turbo is good, its got some rust on the casing, but theres no play in the shaft.
 

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I was wondering about that type of stuff myself actually. I think I´m going to have all the machining done by a shop around town, meanwhile I´m going to start massing up parts (oil pan, cams, pistons, etc) and if I can I´ll put it together myself with some help to save on costs. But I have too much planning left to do. I´m hoping to do it in under 5 to 6k American. But a cleaning, bore increase, freeze plug job, and honing will prolly cost me about 1k by itself. I´m kicking around rough estimates. 500 for pistons. 200 for a crankshaft lightening/balancing. 200 for new cams. Anyone know the cost of a port and polish on the upper and lower intake plenums?

On top of it all I´m getting a new A/C condenser/compressor, Power steering pump, alternator, starter, etc. along with the transmission being rebuilt to handle the turbo with shorter gearing hopefully.

This doesn´t include the cost of the body kitting and the parts I´ve already en massed right now, like my 1.8 block and head w/ intake ($500 so far). Gettin a throttle body for 40 bucks and a front bumper for 50 bucks along with 93 GT seats and a new gauge cluster. (thanks Brian) :-]
Anyway, yeah I´ve put A LOT of thought into it. It´ll all be worth it. just hope I don´t wreck the car, cause if I do I´m gettin a Camaro. ;-)
 

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forgot to add about the turbo itself lol
Yeah I´m going to have my brother in law build me a custom turbo that can boost all the way through the 7k rpm redline. once the engine is balanced I bet I could get the car to spin out past 8k rpm. I had planned on either having my ECU re programmed or finding another one to have reprogrammed, along with a custom turbo, waste gate and BOV. Then I´ll skip off and get a used intercooler and mount that bad boy right out front in the GT front bumper opening. :-]
 

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92gt5spd: That turbo sounds pretty tempting. Tommorow I´m leaving for the coast(a nice, long, boring 8hr drive) and all my money is there at this moment. But hey if i can get the old lady to hold back on all the tourist shit, i might have enough to just have that little piece of heaven!!! We´ll see when i get back. Thanks!! Drop me a line if you find a manual tranny. Ill be gone till next tuesday. :-D
 

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Did you get your transmission fixed yet?

On my 1984 Escort GT It cost ~1100 for the dealer to rebuild it. I called around and nobody would give me a quote for a rebuild over the phone. $1000 sounds pretty good to me. If I had a spare car and some help removing it I'd try rebuilding it myself.
 

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I finally found another GT like mine! In Browntown on top of that, BUT it unfortunately has an owner. I've tried bargaining w/homeboy, but he still insists on $1800. A little steep if you ask me!!

I'm not sure on the year model, but it has the sunroof/moonroof and the weird looking spoiler that kinda wraps around the back end of the trunk. Its an automatic, which wouldn't be so bad I guess. I just want my car running again. It also has some body damage on the passenger side.

I figured if I could get it pretty cheap, then I could use the tranny for the mean time (automatic is better than no car, right?). Then after a few pokes and prods, I could sell the remainder of the parts to yooz guyz!!

My next proposition is... since he's using it for a work vehicle..... I could throw my little work truck in the mix and maybe some cash in for the car.....sound bad?? I don't think so, but we'll see. It's not the prettiest thing in the world, but it is dependable. Wish me luck!!!!!
 
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