Category Archives: 1993 Pontiac Sunbird coupe

20SEH cam swap !

The Setup: The GM/Opel/Vauxhall SOHC 8 valve Family 2 engine is not popular in the US by any stretch of the imagination (except for possibly a handful of turbo LT3/C20GET fans,) particularly when it comes to modifications and upgrades, which … Continue reading

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Research and Development Mishap.

Several years ago I machined an adjustable cam gear for the 2.0. It was a single piece of aluminum and adjusted by having offset holes for the cam dowel in the center to alter the cam timing. To make a … Continue reading

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Hood pins.

My second set of Quik Latch mini “hood pins” began to fail: on the way home one day, half of the hood started floating up on the highway which was a little scary.¬† It was time to do something about … Continue reading

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Exhausted 2.0

Not only referring to myself at the end of the day, but the latest upgrade to the two door Sunbird: a custom, fully stainless exhaust system… I mentioned this was in the works in a previous post somewhere, but it’s … Continue reading

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Side marker upgrade.

So today’s mini Sunbird resto project was to put some new front side marker lamp assemblies in. The originals were all cracked, beat up, and coming apart at the seams. The stamped-sheet-metal-self-threading-nuts that attach them (via plastic studs) are a … Continue reading

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Bird update 9/14

Since it’s been a long time, I’m going to roll all my Sunbird goings-on into one big update. It has of course been daily driven and not had any major problems other than yet some more rust repair and has … Continue reading

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Gutility.

GUV: gutted utility vehicle¬© My Sunbird is part daily driven commuter, the occasional drag racer, and also part pickup truck! Below it’s loaded up with a set of 55 gallon plastic drums, and later a 2.0L shortblock which are just … Continue reading

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Solid motor and trans mounts.

In yet another move that makes very little sense for a daily driven street car, I decided to go ahead and replace my completely shot factory motor mounts with solid ones. Every mount was beyond destroyed; they had all dropped … Continue reading

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Tensioner breakdown.

The latest bit of automotive excitement that’s happened lately was the complete failure of my timing belt tensioner. When my first one froze up and was no longer tensioning, it caused the belt to shred teeth off from vibration. So … Continue reading

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Post-winter woes.

Adding another winter of not washing and daily driving my bird (on top of probably every other winter it has ever seen) has resulted in, you guessed it, rust and rot holes! Vacuuming out some dirt from my floorpan a … Continue reading

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