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i need help finding parts

05-06-2004, 08:39 PM
i have a 1981 firebird esprit, sadly its only a 231 ci v6(buicks i think, i don't really know.) here's my problem, summers comming and i wanted a project to keep myself busy(going to be a senior in high school, and looking to learn all i can about my car and what it can become.) ive been looking around on the internet and havn't really found many performance parts for my car. want i want is anyones idea/opinion/ or comment on what they know about those v6's. i was planning on taking the motor out and completly rebuilding it with all or mostly new parts, redoing the supension, and possibly some more stuff. i don't really want to see a v8 go in there(might change my mind if i can find a great deal). i also got a few questions to ask; does anyone know if the gears are changable on auto trannys. and also if you know of any websites that have lots of info on my car.
any help would be cool.

05-08-2004, 05:47 PM
you could turbo it, they have em in the gns, hypsi87 would be the man to talk to about that

05-08-2004, 08:05 PM
thier are a few web sites that have v6 specific parts and some people make them go pretty quick ..... ill see if i have any web sites
they have some real internal stuff for your car you will be very happy with the results

05-09-2004, 06:56 PM
TURBO IT!!!!!!!! you don't need a gas guzzling inefficent v-8 to go fast :naughty: . But in all serouisness, I can help as much as feesable on the internet

05-09-2004, 07:32 PM
i get about 30mpg in my inefficient v8

05-10-2004, 05:12 PM
hey people do you know of any sites out there that sell complete turbo or blower kits(for v6's and will fit on my car)? ive been looking and i haven't found anything.

05-10-2004, 08:11 PM
the site i posted up top has sc's for the v6's

06-10-2004, 02:10 AM
I feel your pain man. I am a junior in high school and have a 1980 esprit of my own that my dad and I are restoring. Ive seen a few posts about 80 and 81 esprits and lack of parts. I know of a website that has catalogs for our cars, but you will need your VIN handy to order the free catalog.

06-10-2004, 02:11 AM
by the way good luck with that 231 i would also suggest a turbo because it sounds like you're going to need all the help you can get haha.

06-10-2004, 09:33 AM
i get about 30mpg in my inefficient v8

ahh but does your v-8 put a 3600 # car in the 11's? my sixer does at 23 MPG

06-10-2004, 07:24 PM
not yet it doesn't but with bolt ons + n20 it could

tacoma man.
06-11-2004, 12:40 AM
i used to have a 80 turbo trans am when i
was in high school and it was pretty fast.
it was able to smoke the 4.6 mustang,
so i guess that was good enough.

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