Drew Dowdell

Build your Dream Sleeper

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Do Fieros count as sleepers? :D

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Nope, gotta be something that doesn't look fast....
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My Mercury with a Supercharger. You wouldn't even know what hit you. Interestingly enough, Supercharger kits are available for Panther cars. I wouldn't do it, though, because, 1: I don't have the technical know-how, 2: I don't want to decrease my reliability and fuel economy, and, 3: I'm just too darn poor to afford it. Supercharging isn't exactly a "bolt-on"; it requires a switch to a 3.55 or higher rear end gear, more advanced cooling systems for the vital parts, and a host of other upgrades. It could probably be done for less than $10,000 (including the cost of buying an old Cop car, which would have the 3.55 gears), a relative bargain for such a powerful car, but I don't have anywhere near that much money. :(
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since when do fieros look fast? :P

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Well they are ment to be sporty.

On that note though, I have seen some neat engine swaps. I've seen a turbocharged 3.4 DOHC from the Cutlass in one and I've heard of a Northstar swap.... but I dunno how true it is. It's crazy what you Fiero guys can/will fit in the trunk of your car.
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This should be fun... How about taking the Alero, putting a Z06 chassis under it (thus making it RWD), and sticking the LS7 and Tremec T56 (Z06 powertain) in it?
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*Sniff* ...Okay then. Here's my build-a-sleeper:

1995 Grand Am GT
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PLUS

MantaPart 300hp 2.5L SC Quad-4
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There you go... My instant sleeper. :D
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I believe that's another Cutlass Ciera. I think this particular photo predated the Calais.(The FWD model, that is)

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I'm going to date this photo at 1984. The N-body Calais was release in '85. The grill on the Toronado and 88s suggests 84 or 85 and the fact that there isn't an Omega <last year, '83> tells me '84.
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I'd take a damn schoolbus and take like ALL the weight out of it (yes, panel the windows) and do the shit out of the engine. Yeahhh boy.
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Take my Cavalier, drop in a 3400 V6 Ram Air. Or a LS2 V8 if it fits, although I doubt it will. Keep the 14" "deluxe wheel covers" intact. Now THAT's how a sleeper should look like.
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I once saw a Dodge Shadow that looked raised a bit. Well it had a huge blower and was doing crazy burnouts from the back wheels...
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I'd like to take something that was just dragged from a barn after a 25 year nap and toss a 600HP powertrain /HD suspension under it.... and not even change the wiper blades; just go out & rip 'performance cars' a new one. The more rust the better.
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My dream sleeper car would be a 1994 Chevrolet Caprice station wagon with a Corvette engine and beef up the suspension. I would keep it completely stock outside, even keep whitewalls on it and catch the unsuspected at the stoplight. Would be so much fun to see the faces of those cocky guys in their hot coupes as I scream down the road with them in my rearview mirror.
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GNX turbocharged 3.8L V6
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Base buick regal, worn paint.. but sturdy body with no rust
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