1987 GLHS#0896 Project log
OK; I've been on TD for a few years or so and, I've talked and discussed, and rambled on about the GLHS I own and how I intend to make it an incredible vehicle.
I'm starting this log today because I'm beginning the
I've been planning, educating myself more thoroughly, making contacts here and more planning for three years now.
The intentions are pretty detailed at this point and here's the "vision":
A GLHS rivaled by no other!
11 second 1/4 mile with the license plate on the back.
Total vehicle weight of 2200lbs(or less), with me in the driver's seat(170lbs).
I've been in contact with several TDers here and this vision is VERY-VERY achievable.
I bought the vehicle from Forward Motion Inc - Specializing in FWD Dodge Performance Parts
(Mike was selling it for a guy from Texas), and it was a beauty! 67930 original miles! Here's what it looked like the day I brought it home:
The vehicle had already had a few mods done by Mike at Forward Motion Inc - Specializing in FWD Dodge Performance Parts
. An "Enforcer I" turbo, "Enforcer I" cylinder head with +1mm valves, +20% injectors, MP stage 2 module and a 3" complete exhaust with "blow through" cat.
After a few modifications to the factory air intake system(Factory air box removal etc) and an upgraded coil and wires, she was pretty "pissed"(exactly the emotion I like my cars to have(lol). But low and behold, I blew the a525.
I was already aware of the "weakest link" in the GLHS's character make-up, having had a GLHS years ago that did the same thing. So, I knew it was just a matter of time until the 525 pooped the bed on me(lol).
At this point, the vehicle is on blocks in my driveway and has been there for a while now. Here's a pic:
(even in this condition, you can see
how "clean" this vehicle is)
I'm starting the project with the brakes and suspension in mind first so I can get the vehicle into a "roller" in case I need to ship it anywhere for something(or just to move it around with ease).
I have FINALLY
got my hands on the parts required to do the SLH3 four wheel disc brake modification(well, they're in the mail anyway).
I had been in touch with THREE different people here at TD that had said they had the parts but, when it came time for me to purchase them, these people all kind of "disappeared"(lol).
Oh well, Mike at Forward Motion Inc - Specializing in FWD Dodge Performance Parts
to the rescue! Mike had what I needed and shipped the parts today!
As I go through the steps of the build, everything will be documented here.
As I said before, the SLH3 upgrade and suspension system mods will be first.
These two systems will be addressed kind of simultaneously.
I've been in touch with Koni and, their prices are a bit "steep" but, suspension upgrades have been quite difficult to find. The Konis seem to be the very best system for the "L" body cars.
Here's a pic I found from a guy who had his done:
It cost him right around $600.00 for this but, the result speaks for itself! Wouldn't you agree?
I've been in touch with Koni and, YES, they are still rebuilding these today. So, if you want yours done, simply go to Koni: Koni: us-na-redirect
For today, I'll end it there. By the weekend(Hopefully), I'll be removing the rear suspension, cleaning and modifying it and, reinstalling with the SLH3 brakes.
I'll post any info as I go along.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!!!