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    Seats

    Those would be the Lear-Siegler seats. Best looking interior imo, though the most rare and pricey. I thought I had read where GBodyparts.com had some repro seat covers for them, you might try there.
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    Parts for sale.

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    They had "FBI chips" too?

    I have no problem with that.You must admit, though, that his story still seems extremely far fetched. I mean, how easy is it to steal stuff from the FBI just so you can take it home and hook your buddies up? I can't think of a place I'd be less tempted to steal from.
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    They had "FBI chips" too?

    Right... I realize a high 13 second car was super quick on the street at the time, which is why I was surprised to hear that a chip swap made such a "night and day" difference (as he put it). I mean, honestly... what gains could be made in that era with literally just a chip? High 13's to mid/...
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    Aquafresh Stage II for sale again on eBay (funny and shocking to me)

    This may be the "bright teal" paint they put on Typhoons. Low production numbers for this color, 132 iirc.
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    They had "FBI chips" too?

    Not surprised that they did something like that to remove the speed limiter and/ or speedometer display limiter on a government vehicle. However, I'm curious as to just how a chip from the late 80's to early 90's could be aggressive enough to increase boost and advance timing to that level...
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    They had "FBI chips" too?

    Solid info, are you confirming that they had "FBI chips", or just that the government used turbo Buicks for different agencies? Again, I don't know... but that conversation was a first for me.
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    They had "FBI chips" too?

    First, we would have to establish that they did, in fact sell Grand Nationals to the FBI. I've heard all the rumors, but I have yet to hear or read it from a credible source. Maybe he was telling the truth, but I have my doubts.
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    Aquafresh Stage II for sale again on eBay (funny and shocking to me)

    I see the bidding has ended, so I'm assuming it has found a new home. The buyer is getting a lot of car for $20,500. I would like to see what it would look like with a black grill and black headlight bezels to break up that aqua. Yes, the exhaust tips look ridiculous and need to go, the color is...
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    They had "FBI chips" too?

    So, I was at a small car show in Faucett, MO over the weekend when a gentleman, likely in his upper 60's approaches me. He walks up to my engine bay, peeks in for a moment, slides his aviators down over his nose, and proclaims "I've had a few of these myself". I quickly sat down my spray bottle...
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    Boost Reading Accuracy

    Makes perfect sense.... thanks for the explanation.
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    Boost Reading Accuracy

    Help me understand why that is.... if 1 bar is 14.7 psi (at sea level) wouldn't a 2 bar sensor theoretically read up to 29.4 psi?
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    Wavetrac behavior....

    I use a Moser 12 bolt. As far as how/ why oil matters... this is off the website: "If you are racing your vehicle, and wish to upgrade the gear oil to improve performance or durability in racing conditions, choose the oil carefully: be aware that some gear oils have additives that are not...
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    Wavetrac behavior....

    After an extremely busy summer (home, work, and my car) it does seem to be ironed out, finally. Valvetrain and ignition appear to be straightened out and after just a couple hard pulls, the Lucas gear oil seems to have made a difference as I no longer feel the shifting from side to side. I will...