1st Gear Poster
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
I'm doing a frame off resto of my 1982 Suzuki GS750T motorcycle.
Mostly just paint, powder coating and polishing.
As far as the engine it is very low miles, but still 30 years old so it will get all new OEM gaskets, valve seals, rings and a hone.
Might go with a 4 into 1 header and pipe if I can find something new and not too expensive.
I have the same as an early Katana engine in my bike so any mint sets of pipes I find are usually very high priced.
As far as my new to me $200 97 T-bird, I got it inspected at the Ford dealership, and it passed a safety, without any work at all. The mechanic said it has been well taken care of, and one of the techs offered me $1000 for it. Lol, I would never sell though.
Only things I have planned for it over the winter is snow tires, pads n rotors and the oil filter adapter gasket. Plus fluids, filters and lube.
In the summer though, once I'm riding my bike I hope and dream to install:
MHS stage 2 PI head and cams
ported PI intake
ported exhaust manifold
trubendz stainless 2.5" with an H, hi-flow cats and borla cans
80mm MAF, 75mm TB
Rims and tires
and of course a dyno tune.
EDIT: Forgot to add, a higher stall TC and Aluminum DS
My goal being a N/A 300RWHP daily driver.
I have some parts already, and with tax season in February I will have a $4k - $5k budget.
I have a large 2 car garage with a pit, and tools so I'll be doing the work myself.
With the help of my Ford Mechanic roommate, hehe.