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Deuce

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So I thought I would start a "my Ride thread".
It all started well over a year ago, so I will try and start at the start, add photo's from relevant times and let the story grow.
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Last winter, I was building my Harley in my mates garage for the coming drag season. We were also tinkering on his 89 FXRS (black paint, apehangers, tall sissy bar, etc. kind of a mexican style) as a project to flick off and make money.
he sold his Harley and took the SS as part payment. I had always wanted a V8 commy, and this one was quite straight. and sitting in the corner of the garage tempting me as I worked those late nights.
I crunched some numbers and decided to take it, so I set about selling my trusty Mazda of 8years (which was quicker and easier than expected) and the deal was done!
I took delivery on my Mum's birthday and the Car came home with me.

Pictures attached of how it was when received.
 

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Welcome to the SS club
 

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So, I got the car end of June 2011, started 'getting to know it' for a few weeks, then the mods began.

1st on the list was a better air intake, as I really wasn't to stoked with a pod filter sitting in a hot engine bay.
Through trademe I found a brilliant company over in Melbourne that had just the fix!

MACE Engineering CAI! and while I was at it their 70mm Throttle body looked like a bargain price too; so of course I had to get that as well.

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CAI tidied up the engine bay and larger throttle body made the auto shift's smoother.
 

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Keen to see more of this. What kind of difference did the Mace TB make to throttle response, if any ?
 

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Keen to see more of this. What kind of difference did the Mace TB make to throttle response, if any ?
To be honest, I didn't own the car for long before putting it on, and didn't thrash it much either (new car, barely legal tyres and heaps of really rainy days). So I can't really comment.

Story Continued. . .

Probably the first mods to the SS before any of those above was;
1, 5 star alarm
2, tint the one window missing tint
3, Pioneer RS-80 headunit (that I had been wanting for years)
4, Pioneer yellow's component speakers in the front doors (which had been in my cupboard for about 5 or 6 years) which sound awesome!

Over the next few months a few basic 'looks' upgrade's came up at good prices.
1, I got rid of the ugly square orange fender indicators. Put clear oval indicators on instead.
2, scored a cheap cheap set of 16" VR SS wheels, which looked much cooler than the 15's that were on there when I brought the car.
3, got the dingman to give the car a once over, and take out any small imperfections.
and that was about it . . . . . . . . until I decided I wanted to take it to Taupo Powercruise 2011 in 3months!!:driving:
 

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2011? A bit late mate
 
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