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Hello from Utah!

Discussion in 'Welcome to Allpar!' started by Walter White, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Walter White

    Walter White New Member

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    Been lurkin off and on for a while now. Decided to create a profile.
    Got two dodge shadows, ones a project and ones a daily driver.
    Also an IT tech if you got some IT related questions for me =D

    Thanks for your time, have a good one!
     
  2. Shane Estabrooks

    Shane Estabrooks Active Member

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    Welcome...what are you doing with the project Shadow? putting in a Hemi... ha ha. I will keep the IT Tech assistance on tap... have a project of my own.
     
  3. Walter White

    Walter White New Member

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    Hey shane, thanks for the reply.
    My project shadow is getting/gotten a few things:
    Converted to manual. I hate automatics lol.
    Rebuit and converted said manual trans(A553) to peumatic semi-auto shift.
    Tossed stock engine/trans computer, installed MegaSquirt pro 3 system.
    Haven't decided on single or twin turbo system. If i go with single i plan on sitting it on top of the trans and relocate the master cylinder under the dash.
    If i go with twin i have to push the radiator forward a bit. Decisions...
    Either way I go, the turbo(s) will be VRT.
    Speaking of brakes, converted the drums to disc using daytona parts.
    Have completely torn the car down to the shell and went on a rust hunt and repainted.
    Lined the entire interior with sound mat, new carpet, redid the seat foam with memory foam.
    Tossed guage cluster, installed touchscreen dash.
    Said touchscreen talks to a mini-computer that is my "media center" that also talks to the megasquirt for engine/speed info. Still working on lcd screens for the passengers(I have three kids so this is a must lol)
    Converted all lighting to LED, headlights are HID.

    Still rebuilding the motor however. Im giving her the ultimate attention to detail.
    Custom intake/exhaust.
    The intake I forged myself, using a 3D printer that I also built, to create plastic molds for using the "lost plastic(wax)" method.
    Intake uses a runner/manifold setup that is simular to the "tulip" design used in F1 setups.
    Exhaust is still forthcoming.
    Not doing anything to the bottom end besides rebuild.
    Not planning on, nor do I want to go, past 500 horse otherwise i start getting into no mans land with the bottom end and trans.
    Im more looking for efficiancy while still having plenty of power on tap when i want it.
     
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    Donnie 3.0 Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That sounds like a heckva project! Good Luck with all of that!
     
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    chuzz Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Allpar, Walt. We'd love to see pictures of your project. Maybe Jesse can take them for you. LOL
     
  6. Walter White

    Walter White New Member

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    Hey guys, thanks, I will definately post pictures soon as the project progresses.
    Right now, I'm working on my daily driver shadow as she was having a misfire issue which turned out to be the EGR, but now thats settled so gotta concentrate on the wife's car for a bit(you know how they are =P) then it's back to work on my project.
    Thank you for the replies, have a good one.
     
  7. Shane Estabrooks

    Shane Estabrooks Active Member

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    that sounds awesome... sure would like to see some pics
     
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    page2171 Well-Known Member

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    I look forward to seeing pics and hearing more about your project. I had an '88 Shadow back in the late 90's and had dreams of modifying it, but never did.
     

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