'90 ASC/McLaren Turbo Grand Prix...

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by z284pwr, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. z284pwr

    z284pwr OT Supporter

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    Decided I would post some pictures of my '90 TGP, acquired it this summer, recieved a turbo spec built GM 60* 3.2, and Alpine 9835 headunit and the usual for stereo equipment.....
    It gets out of its way good enough for as big as it is....

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    Here are some engine bay/interior pictures, yes the seats aren't in the greatest condition, but they get the job done, and the 12-way adjustability they have is nice :)

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  3. z284pwr

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    I'm done now, any comments questions, feel free....
     
  4. MattyCakes

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    Thats pretty cool.

    Michael. For some reason that reminds me of NightRider. :mamoru:
     
  5. Dαzzα

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    Where are your airbags with all that crap on the steering wheel?
     
  6. KeeperOfAcheron

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    Nice ride! What kinda numbers does that put down?
     
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    nice and clean
     
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    Imacculate condition for a 15 year old car! :bigthumb:
     
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    :cool: rare car
     
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    z284pwr OT Supporter

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    Thanks for all the nice comments :)

    I am unsure of what kind of times it will put down, the track was closed before we got the new engine in, but stock engine with the "TopGun160" chip is has will run ~14.5, joy :rolleyes: thanks to the small "T-25" 0.68 Turbine; 0.80 Compressor Turbo *Special Turbo just for this car, and thanks for McLaren's bright ideas, it has a one-of-a-kind downpipe flange, making a turbo swap not so easy.
    The exhaust is also restricted pretty good killing spool time *3,200 RPM, should be 1,800 RPM* :squint:
    I'll have the car dynoed and run it next spring when the track comes out....I have a G-Tech in the garage I could always try if I can get the cigarette lighter adapter to work of course....
     
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    What's up with the motor mount thingies? :cool:
     
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    z284pwr OT Supporter

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    Billet Aluminium Poly mounts, very nice pieces, same company I got the Underdrive Pulley from, they also have a NICE set of fully adjustable rear coil-overs for the car and working on the fronts, when they release them, I'll be getting them for sure, these guys have excellent quality, and customer service is top notch :)
     
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    real cool, i like the odd balls like that. too bad its not manual
     
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    Have you ran it at RMR? If not what times do you think you would get?
     
  15. Jaccordan

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    Hey man, thats actually a pretty nice interior you got goin. Ilike the bucket seat look in the back :cool:

    also, are all yoru steering wheel buttons our of order since the after market head unit?
     
  16. MilTownSHO

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    Very nice and rare car! :bigthumb:

    Reminds me of SHO seats, do the side bolsters inflate and deflate?
     
  17. z284pwr

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    pumpkyn - no haven't run it at RMR yet, the last race was pasted before we got the car running again, I'm not sure of what it would run, with the exhaust right allowing proper spool, pending traction, I'm guessing mid/high 14s right now thanks to the altitude, but I don't know for sure, its just a cruiser right now, were gonna do some stuff here and there, then maybe look into a bigger turbo and etc. etc. thanks to GM, the ECUs are fully programmable with datalogging and wideband from the factory with just a few things, so that won't be a problem when the time comes :)

    Jaccordan - Yes the controls are out of order for now....but there is an adapter thing that will allow them to work, which is what I intended on, so yeah, they will be working shortly :)

    MilTownSHO - They don't inflate and deflate per say, but they move in an out, along with the bottoms moving left side and right side, plus a bottom, middle, and top seperate adjustment, head rest adjustment, and a couple others :)
     
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    Coolest steering wheel ever...
     
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    Black98GPGT im back....

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    I love that car...I was tryin to find one that was just as nice as that one...Traded in my 96 GTP for a 98 GTP
     
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    There isn't an exact known amount but its somwhere around 7500 2drs and only about 1000 4drs.

    They were ~$30,000 brand new so one of the most expensive Grand Prixs ever. Definitely was built for luxury in mind during the day.

    It definitely isn't something you see everyday which I like. I'm thinking about shaving the badges to see how it looks but haven't decided.

    I plan on doing the exhaust by months end, haven't decided on the exhaust tips though, Quad tips probably, I was looking at Quad C5 tips but not sure?
     
  21. CarlsV6

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    When I saw ASC/McLaren in the title I was expecting to see a mustang lol.

    Still pretty cool car, definately different and looks like it's in immaculate shape.
     
  22. IslanderOffRoad

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    I thought I was going to laugh.

    But this car is freakin sweet. How do the turbo 60 degree V6's hold up? I like the 4 bucket look. What are all the steering wheel buttons for though?
     
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    They hold up excellent, stock 3.1s are basically bullet proof as it is, but even the added boost they take it well, the TGP engine is different than the N/A 3.1s however, stronger crank, lowered compression just slightly and a few other things, but other than that it is basically the same engine, the stock 7-8 PSI they run is tuned pretty weak so fuel and detonation isn't a problem and even with the TopGun160 Chip running 12 PSI or so it still takes it just fine and still room for more.

    The streering wheel buttons are for the stock radio, which obviously isn't there, however, an adapter is all it takes to get them to work with an aftermarket radio, so yes they are still of some value. They are way more convinient than a remote to, don't have to take the hand of the streering wheel at all and don't have to hold a remote to change controls.
     
  24. dednyori's

    dednyori's Brunettes FTMFW!

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    There's 2 of those running around in my town but yours is a shitload cleaner than either of those :bigthumb:
     

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