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: Palmers boosted 1983 8V

15th September 2007, 02:50 PM
Yes, it's true. Another car!

I'm inheriting this one for free from a friend who did tons of work on it, then ran out of room. It has a 8v motor with a T3 on it. It also has a 9000 intercooler, side exit exhaust with a 9000 resonator, and my old turbo wheels on it.

It runs like a top, and is primer brown.

Future plans: A coat of satin black paint, boost gauge, manual boost controller, probably an knock LED, and one of these on the hood, just for laughs:


Pictures to follow.

15th September 2007, 04:35 PM
Pictures as promised:

I'm going to put my other turbo airdam on it, and my other set of louvers on the rear sometime this week.

It's quite quick. :cheesy:

Quicker than expected, with none of the off-boost LAG that my 86 has.

The interior is another story. I have a rear seat I'm going to put in, and leave folded down.

I think it's going to be the "city hauler" for hauling yard clippings, junk, and offroad driving.

15th September 2007, 05:00 PM
Yup, its my old car. I think I drove it a total of about 200-300 miles since I bought it :-)

Here's my original project thread.

It should be a pretty fun winter car/beater!

15th September 2007, 06:32 PM
Satin Black? Interesting... :lol:

The interior is another story. I have a rear seat I'm going to put in, and leave folded down.If you're not going to use the rear seat, why not just put a board of some sort in it's place to save weight?

15th September 2007, 06:59 PM
Please finish painting it, that brown primer mings!

Looks exactly like the etch primer i used on my landy. it was really satisfying painting over that cos i detest the colour so much! :)

15th September 2007, 09:34 PM
I'm gonna say exactly what I said about it in the old thread, just laquer straight over the primer and keep the colour! tis the colour of a true sleeper! :cool:

16th September 2007, 12:37 PM
It's going to be painted. I hate the "poo-brown" of the primer.

That's kinda down on the list right now though. It needs other, more important insurance, and a battery.


...and more boost.

17th September 2007, 03:12 PM
I took er out for a spin to get gas last night, and every thing went very well.

I do have a question though..

The O2 Sensor area is stripped out and the sensor pops out. I need some sort if filler, or something to fill the threads.

Anyone have any ideas? The inside fills with fumes, and makes me ill. The wife does not enjoy it either.

17th September 2007, 03:48 PM
napa or anyparts store sells an o2 sensor plug....weld it in place, and then get a new o2 sensor bung

17th September 2007, 04:46 PM
noice. speedparts

18th September 2007, 12:32 PM

That looks neato.

18th September 2007, 01:28 PM
Any more pics?it would be nice if you would put european headlights on it:cool:

20th September 2007, 01:44 PM
More pictures:

This weekend it gets an oil change, radiator fluid flush, and a cleaning!

T3 turbo:
"custom" intake/supply for turbo:

20th September 2007, 01:45 PM

Rear hatch area that needs to be cleaned:
Sweet steel wheels:

20th September 2007, 01:46 PM
Rally tires:

The mass of wires in the hatch is an *entire* LH 2.4 harness. We managed to get it out of a car without cutting anything. I think it's headed to e-bay for some project money :)

20th September 2007, 10:45 PM
I'm excited about this car!

I can do all the things I have ever wanted to do to a car, and it's a TURBO!

What's to stop me from gluing an empty baby seat to the top of the car, and go driving around?

Surely it's not the pristine paint...


12th October 2007, 08:24 PM
The saga of the 83 continues...

I decided today that I would treat it like a "real" car, instead of just checking on it periodically out the window to see if it had caught fire.

I flushed the cooolant, and changed the oil.

4 quarts of mobil one, a new Mann filter, and 1.5 gallons of 50/50 antifreeze.

Thrilling stuff eh?

Then I took it out to run errands armed with a full assortment of tools, a fully charged cell phone, and a fire extigusher.

I'm happy to say that the car did not miss a beat, and the temp gauge was rock steady at 3 o'clock even while sitting at LONG lights and whatnot.

It's a fun little car to zip around town in, and is actually more fun to drive on short trips than my 86. It actually has ZIP under 3k unlike my 86! That 2.0 is a freaking DOG off boost.

I just have to address a few wiring issues, button up the exhaust, seal the hole in the firewall, and get some Taz seat covers!

I also found a spray can of satin black paint, so I had some fun with that.

I was going to tape off the rest of the hood, but I thought the overspray could look kinda neat. This is going to get painted over anyway...

You will also note I left the bird poopie there on purpose. We don't want to go nuts with the deatils now do we?

I still cant figure out what color I want to do.

Satin black




Someone suggested orange with a flat black hood (keeping the part that's black now, black)