Okay so we will start from beginning to end. This is my first 3/S. I fell in love with them in 01-02 when i was a child and we moved into a new house and neighbor across the street opened his Garage and all I saw was the ass end of a still very new, beautiful Red 99 VR4. Had no idea what it was or anything about it except that it was beautiful and I wanted one..
Heres the car how I got it (Pic from the craigslist add.) 99% stock. 1992 3000GT SL
Originally the car was Sand Stone Gray Paint, Glass Sunroof, Fully Loaded, Charcol Leather and gray interior. 1/16 according to 3/S storyteller. i plan to restore it to its normal self eventually.
Car was delivered for 1200$ (1000 for car plus 200)
It did not run. Sat for 3 years. It had a new motor out of a 93 SL that was wrecked (43k) the guy couldnt get the wiring figured out for the added crank sensor and different cam sensor.
I also got the old motor with the car (221K Jumped Timing). After getting the car i looked it over, spent a few mins on google, pulled the CAS off the original motor and installed it on the new one ripped all the added wiring out and put some gas in it and tried starting it. It had a rough start but after a few 2nds it revved up and was Cold Idling smootly. Not a tick or miss. Bled the clutch and drove it.
I was suprised because it just being a SL and FWD i thought itd feel like a heavy turd, spin tires everywhere and understeer horribly in hard cornering.. This was not the case. It was ballsy, it hard Grip, and cornering was Awesome. I was inlove all over again.
Fast forward first mods:
Cheapo 2.5" Intake Adapter and Filter + a little Paint.
3SX N/A downpipe. Eventually the rear manifold on it broke and so i had to weld it back on and I also modified it to fit up to a 3" Exhaust
Added somethings. Ghetto rigged up a Hard pipe, Breather filter, injector rail cover. And a nice shiney new Split Second Motorsports Radiator... Before they dissapered.
Powder Coated R/T TT wheels
i did some other things in the process. Fixed few broken thinngs, maintence, 60k. Replaced carpeting. Other misc stuff.
Door cuaght the fender randomly one day and the whole fender was FUBAR'd at that point. So i replaced it with a new one and tested my painting skills.
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