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    ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    Well i got the car about 5 years ago from TurboDave. I live in chicago at that time and he was generous enough to help me get the car running so i could get it back to nebraska. So here are some pictures to get everyone up to date with the car;

    pictures for boostbarn.com





    TurboDave helped me get it running




    then when i finished school and moved back to nebraska i got started on it!



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    then when i got back from school i got started on it.

    removed the rear sidemarkers and bumper


    PAINT!



    some interior work



    polished pizzias


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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    now the important part
    forged rotating mass. 2.5L

    my porting work

    got it together

    in the car


    IC install




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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    interior work;







    that about brings it up to date on the car until last week

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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    not happy with the cars performance i decided to upgrade to the 89 wiring and computer.
    (no pics of this process)
    Car runs well with a custom cal from FWD PERFORMANCE.

    Well now that it runs well i turned the boost up and blew the headgasket last fall before i put it away. (small external leak)

    got it out a few days ago and finished it off while taking a friend for a ride.

    i have collected some suspension parts i figured i should throw on it

    LRE lowing sprigs
    KYB sturts all around


    decided while i was there i would convert it to rear disc





    all done

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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    the car pulls extremely hard so i decided that the open diff 555 was a problem. spins through first 4 gears terrible. so LSD was installed in a spare trans.

    chrome moly endplate at that time thanks to OMNI-POTENT



    thats yesterday
    Next week i will pull the drivetrain and swap trans. do a headgasket and a few other small things at that time. then off to the track. we only have an 8th mile close by but im hoping i can pull of an 8.5

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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    wow I remember seeing those original photos way way back. really turned her around.
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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    Looks amazing.
    I like the Lexus fender cover
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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    Looks good Jeff! Glad to see that car get a good home, it was probably the most solid GLH I've ever come across. Still have a white valve cover with purple fins if you ever decide to change it back to it's original style.
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    That looks awesome!

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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    Excellent work Jeff! That car came a long way; that first engine bay pic looks like a grease bomb went off under the hood! those seats and interior trim pieces look amazing with the blue too.

    Did you get one of the A555 quaife LSDs from the group buy? Or did you go hybrid with A520 internals? I am debating which route I should go now that I see TU offers the quaife for the A555s. I can't believe you didn't post any pics of the LSD

    Good work and keep us posted. More pics are always welcome!

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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    Oh and I like your aluminum dowel prop rod in that one pic. Classy!

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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    lol. i know i will get critizied for this but i am trying the omni potent black-trax LSD. I dont plan on keeping the car 5-speed for much longer as i am in the works of building a bigger/better drivetrain for it. but it wont go in for quite awhile so i decided to go this route for the summer.

    heres some pics of the LSD install.

    i added a pin ontop of the dowl pin. it looks to me that if it ever came loose it could cause the pin to take flight. so i put this extra pin in to make sure everything is snug.



    thats about it.

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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    With traction you'll pull out an 8.5. I wouldn't doubt if you hit high 7's.
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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    I saw this car last summer in person, looks beautiful. Loved that you shaved the rear side markers and rear bumper

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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    [QUOTE=forcedfedmopar;647293]now the important part
    forged rotating mass. 2.5L


    I see that these pistons have 4 valve reliefs. Is this a pic if your t-3 motor, or are you planning to upgrade you 8v set-up to a t-3 or hybrid in the future?
    Nice build. I love that santa fe blue color!!
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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    Lol, at first I was like "I don't have a GLH-T" Nice project man, good work.
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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    Nice looking GLH

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    Re: ForcedFedMopar's 85 GLH-T

    [quote=glhs727;647529]
    Quote Originally Posted by forcedfedmopar View Post
    now the important part
    forged rotating mass. 2.5L


    I see that these pistons have 4 valve reliefs. Is this a pic if your t-3 motor, or are you planning to upgrade you 8v set-up to a t-3 or hybrid in the future?
    Nice build. I love that santa fe blue color!!
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    nope thats a pic of the 8v. just planning ahead thats all.

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    great project. the car really has come a long way.

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