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Bought a ws6...now I find the problems

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    Damm she knows more than me. Want to work on my car?

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    lol, I dunno thats an awful nice car!! manual or auto?

    Hey maybe you can help me out! how in the world do I get my pics of my car up on my profile like yours?

    I dont have a pic in the threads nor do i have the big pic on my profile! I know a little about cars but i dont know crap about this site lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by lady_hot_rod View Post
    First you can run low 10's in the quarter and still be perfectly street legal! there is no law in WV, I could run my car here with out a hood!! I am talking about a set of power stop cross drilled rotors! I have had better luck with them than the power slot rotors, I live in the mountains and I have done 125 + and came down on them several times and never had a problem! havent had one to warp yet, not saying that they couldnt just saying that they havent! ive had good luck with them being a cheaper rotor! 100 bucks a peice is better than 165 a peice! the reason I was recommending the cross drilled because they are better than the factory ones for a cheap rotor! I want to run clutch not a auto with a stall!! I know a good bit about cars Ive grown up around them my whole life!! you do mean to pick because the fact that im a female! I get it all the time! not saying that you might not know more than me, but im not completely clueless like guys want all females to be!!
    I have a LS1 block that I built up it has ls1 4 barrel intake manifold this carburated combination should produce about 446 hp at 6200 rpms 412 ft ibs of tourque at 5000 rpm, it has 6 bolt main iron crank high strenght metal connecting rods high preformance cast alluminum ls6 style cylinder heads with 2.00" intake / 155 exaust valves hydraulic roller cam 500 lift 203 duration 10.9 1 compression cast alluminum pistons.... I was going to put this motor in my firebird but there was wiring problems!! So thats why I am looking for the ls1 6 speed so i can just pull the motor out and redo it! thats why im not worried about high mileage! i want a street rod good for both street and strip!!!
    whay in the hell go carburated? i have a 383 lt1 11.1.1 comp and im getting 440 rwhp and 470 rwt. go fuel injected like the motor was made for. only 500 lift? is it a 383? i do not see you getting close to those # with that set up. im not picking on you because your a girl. im having a gear head conversation woth you. i dont care what you have down there

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    Well apparently you have been neglecting to read what I have written! like I said Im looking to BUILD A CAR TO RUN LOW 10'S AND YES THAT MOTOR WOULD BE CUTTING IT CLOSE FOR 10'S OR 11'S with the right gears! I have this motor already built!! im looking to build a whole new one with ws6, the motor was originally built for a 1966 GTO! IM LOOKING TO BUY A WS6 TA TO BUILD UP FOR STREET AND STRIP! I was just expressing my opinion of the rotors to you! Its quite simple every builds their motor different way! what good would a group of people be with the EXACT same car and motor built the EXACT same way!! This will be my first ws.6 so I was just looking for pointers to build a nice little street and strip car without a bunch of head work and stuff! Like I said im sure you guys know alot more about the ws.6 than I do! thing Is I will learn as I go! I learn quickly!

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    6 speed manual. Keep posting and it will let you put your car in your avatar. I see you already have a picture in your profile she looks pretty sweet to bad it's a 6 cylinder. How much are you selling it for?

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    Hey 440 rwhp trans am have you run your car at the track? If so what's your best quarter mile time?

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    Yeh she looks good, I let her go for 6500 it had 100k miles on it, but its still running excellent! decent power for a 6 tho! I didnt want to butcher it up by putting a new motor in it! I decided it was best to get another car and start from scratch!
    I have a friend that has a firehawk, LS1 in it, with a pretty good lift cam, runs real nice! Is your car stalk? What kinda time will it do? just curious on how well they run stalk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lady_hot_rod View Post
    Yeh she looks good, I let her go for 6500 it had 100k miles on it, but its still running excellent! decent power for a 6 tho! I didnt want to butcher it up by putting a new motor in it! I decided it was best to get another car and start from scratch!
    I have a friend that has a firehawk, LS1 in it, with a pretty good lift cam, runs real nice! Is your car stalk? What kinda time will it do? just curious on how well they run stalk.
    Seriously, get your own thread. Not trying to start anything here, but this guy asked for help and no the thread is wayyy off topic. Go to "New members" and start a thread there please.

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    My car is stock except for an slp loudmouth, a srut tower brace and sub frame connectors. I have a few more small things to add but nothing special. I haven't run it at the track yet but plan to this spring. Those 3.8 liters are bullit proof and are quick for 6 cylinders. I have 3 friends with grand prix gts and they are great all around cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurley711 View Post
    Seriously, get your own thread. Not trying to start anything here, but this guy asked for help and no the thread is wayyy off topic. Go to "New members" and start a thread there please.
    Ditto. She'd get more help that way as well.

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    Yeah, your right hurley711 but we all did answer his questions and give him advice on his issues.

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    I just got carried away. Good luck wonderboy and let us know how you make out!

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    sounds awsome okay well im gonna get out of this thread. start my own, alltho I did give the guy some pointers on whats wrong with his car! I was just answering the following questions as they were posted!
    Well im gonna make a thread and see if anyone on here has a ws6 for sale!
    Thanks for the chat guys!

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    Lady hot rod....LOL....Dont walk onto a sight acting like you know everything now, its apparent you know nothing about LS1s I read your thread that you posted, and if you do know so much about cars then dont ask stupid questions like where can I find one and whats the stock hp...O and I really doubt anyone cares that your a girl but yourself so stop pullin that card...

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    haha good lord...time to give up on this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderboy View Post
    O and two other things. My low coolant light came on so I checked it out and the coolant was super gumpy and thick and gross looking. I added some water though and the light still stays on? Temps are normal.

    If when i press the brakes the car shudders does this mean I need to turn the rotors?
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    The low coolant sensors in the '98s are known to go bad. Mine did and I just disconnected it to eliminate the annoying dash light (it's on the passenger side radiator tank, about 1/3 of the way down). Sounds like you do need a flush/fill anyway, might consider replacing the sensor while your at it.

    On the rotors, my T/A's are still good. But on my R/T the stock rotors started that same shudder at like 26K miles. Replaced them w/ Power-Slots at the advice of fellow R/T owners. They lasted only about 19K miles before they did the same thing. Took them off and found them highly corroded. So I took the original rotors that I had saved, had them turned and it's been cool since then (only ~5K miles so far). So my advice is to steer clear of Power-Slots. I'm sure there are better aftermarket rotors available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lady_hot_rod View Post
    I like quarter mile drag racing.. its legal,and fun! I dont want to run 4 10's or 4 11 gears I want more like 2 73's,
    FYI, a higher numerical ratio is better for acceleration. A lower ratio is good for nothing except MPG. About the only way you'll get into the 10s w/ a 2.73s is with diesel-like torque, which is not the LS1's forte'.

    Quote Originally Posted by lady_hot_rod View Post
    for the clutch sticking your slave cylinder is going bad, The replacement is like a 1/2 hr job no biggie!
    I believe you meant to say master cylinder, because if you can replace the slave cylinder in a 1/2 hour, PLEASE come work on my car!

    PS: Don't let the guys discourage you. I hope my daughter is as much of a gearhead as you are when she reaches your age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.yellow View Post
    Hey 440 rwhp trans am have you run your car at the track? If so what's your best quarter mile time?
    i dont race on the track yet. i love the street when some vette or honda, i dont care comes up to me i smoke them!!!! i think it will go high 11's

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    I got my insurance card today and its said firebird formula...I was under the impression I had a TA Ws6 not formula...am i wrong? or is this crazy talk and i dont know what im talking about

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    dont feel bad wonderboy. i have an 01 ws6 and its listed as a firebird and my mom is my insurance agent. as long as the the vin is correct your good to go.

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