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    Re: My short 1986 Omni Turbo project log

    Finally, I got the brakes sorted out and the little Omni runs and drives just fine!!

    I got tired of waiting for Tefon to come back but I got the hood installed anyways.

    Two neighbors, one on each side of me, dropped by so they each lent me a hood hand.

    The weather is terrible so I'm waiting for a break in it to drive the hr. to my exhaust friend.

    He's planing on building me a full 3" mandrel bent system from down pipe to the back.

    I have a new polished (Magna flow??) 3" in-out muffler on the shelf waiting for duty.

    Luckily I have some M&S rated tires installed for the journey on these winter roads.

    I sold my 225-50-15" performance tires a while back as they were close to expiring.

    A Miata guy was happy to get them as he burns them up in a couple of weekends.

    If anyone is still following along, please wish me luck in this weather!!

    Thanks
    Randy

    PS: Lets go Brandon !!!


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    Re: My short 1986 Omni Turbo project log

    excellent
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    Miles

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    Re: My short 1986 Omni Turbo project log

    cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by turbovanman
    This one is easy, I have myself to blame, I rush things, don't pay attention to gauges when I should, change to much stuff at once then expect miracles, the list is endless.

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    Re: My short 1986 Omni Turbo project log

    Glad to hear it's coming along, Randy! Let's hear that exhaust when you get it done 👍

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    Re: My short 1986 Omni Turbo project log

    Hey, good to hear it's on the road again, and glad someone was able to help with the hood installation. That Tefon guy is so unreliable, you could be waiting forever for him to come back.

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    Re: My short 1986 Omni Turbo project log

    I was only razzing you about the hood!!

    I'm sure you're very reliable as I eavestroughed you on the phone with your wife.

    She sounded great and and smart so there's no doubt she didn't marry Mr Unreliable!

    Thanks
    Randy

    Quote Originally Posted by HoverFish View Post
    Hey, good to hear it's on the road again, and glad someone was able to help with the hood installation. That Tefon guy is so unreliable, you could be waiting forever for him to come back.


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    Re: My short 1986 Omni Turbo project log

    I now have my full 3" mandrel bent exhaust !!

    Added a crankcase evac port and a A/F monitor sensor bung as well.

    It was worth the drive visiting with my old friend as well as getting the work done.

    The man is an exhaust genius in my book snaking the pipe through the rear suspension !!

    My little Omni is filthy from the roads, but like Arnie said in the movie Christine, $h!t wipes off.

    Thanks
    Randy


    There is no logical reason to call an Engine a motor.

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    Re: My short 1986 Omni Turbo project log

    best 1/8 ET-6.16 sec. best 1/8 speed-119.70 Best 1/4 MPH 145.5, Best 1/4 ET 9.65 sec. 8 valve NO NITROUS!!

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    Re: My short 1986 Omni Turbo project log

    Glad to hear Randy!
    We're you able to get any pics while it was up in the air?
    Sounds great though. Can't wait to hear how you like it once you can put some power to the ground, maybe like 6 months from now, when your winter is over! Lol!

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    Re: My short 1986 Omni Turbo project log

    nice to see things moving forward Randy.. and hope everyone is doing better at your end..

    gettin old is hard .. watching it happen to those you care about is even harder

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    Re: My short 1986 Omni Turbo project log

    I appreciate the positive input guys!!

    Now my Dad is in the hospital with severe abdominal pain.

    Mom is doing reasonably well after her unfortunate car crash.

    The DMV cancelled her license as her crash was the result of a stroke.

    Her Dr. says she can re-apply in a few months but he may be placating her??

    Fortunately, they live in a small city so taxi's are a reasonable way to get around.

    I feel helpless living 3,000 miles away but would feel about the same living closer.

    My sister lives just a few blocks away but she is also laid up with a broken ankle.

    Thank God for a kind and able brother in law for all the helpful things he does!

    Unfortunately, I didn't get any exhaust pics. this time due to circumstances.

    The chassis was all muddy as my friend now lives on a gravel and dirt road.

    His home is very beautiful and located on a picturesque lake front lot.

    His shop is meager and his hoist only lifts the car less than 5 ft.

    I banged my head on it every time I tried to have a look or help!

    However, great work can be done in less than ideal surroundings.

    He doesn't work commercially, he just did this as a favor.

    My cost was only $150.00, parts and labor.

    Defiantly a favor for a quality job.

    Thanks
    Randy


    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Stramer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wheming View Post
    Glad to hear Randy!
    We're you able to get any pics while it was up in the air?
    Sounds great though. Can't wait to hear how you like it once you can put some power to the ground, maybe like 6 months from now, when your winter is over! Lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Johny Dodge View Post
    nice to see things moving forward Randy.. and hope everyone is doing better at your end..

    gettin old is hard .. watching it happen to those you care about is even harder


    There is no logical reason to call an Engine a motor.

    Randy Hicks
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    89 Turbo Minivan
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    Edmonton,Alberta,Canada

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    Re: My short 1986 Omni Turbo project log

    Sounds like you have quite a bit going on. Hopefully the car project will keep you spirits up. Keep at it!

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    Re: My short 1986 Omni Turbo project log

    Appreciate the kind words!

    The little car has continued to keep my spirits up since Feb. 22, 1986.

    It's the only new car I ever bought for myself but my wife tends to get a new one every 10 yrs.

    Until this year, her 2011 Chrysler 200 will probably be with her for a while now that she's retired.

    Her previous car, a 2001 Sebring sedan, 2.7 still serves as a reliable backup with over 350 K!!

    Thanks
    Randy



    Quote Originally Posted by Pat View Post
    Sounds like you have quite a bit going on. Hopefully the car project will keep you spirits up. Keep at it!


    There is no logical reason to call an Engine a motor.

    Randy Hicks
    86 GLHS60
    86 GLHS 373 : SOLD, but never forgotten
    89 Turbo Minivan
    83 Turbo Rampage : SOLD
    Edmonton,Alberta,Canada

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