The Resurrection of Syclone #1357 -Part

Syclone 1357 continues to make progress and is now my daily; the Magnum has hit 97,000 miles and is in semi-retirement.

On an odd note, I have confirmed that the motor was fresh, less than 2000 miles. In one of the SyTy forums I ran across the guy who helped install it. It was nice to get the confirmation.

Last year I installed a RetroSound radio and new Kenwood speakers. The RS stereo is an awesome addition -looks similar to factory, yet completely modern.

I have eliminated the factory breather system and replaced it with a CAI. It still needs some refinement, but the big chunky stuff is done. At the same time, we put in a new fan shroud -the old one finally broke loose and fell back onto the fan. It wasn't pretty.

I also painted the GMC in the center caps to Red Pepper red. The difference in wheels between the Syclone and its Typhoon sibling was this detail. I think it looks better with red.

The biggest addition was in the turbo and exhaust. The cat had the notorious death rattle and the exhaust looked like it had been eaten up with termites. The turbo had some play in the bearings so I decided to replace the 15g with a new 20g, reworked the cat, added a new Flowmaster Super 40 series muffler, and up-sized the exhaust to 3" with a side discharge. Right now I am using the exhaust tip from my Supra until the new one shows up in a day or two.

It has a nice rumble, for a V6, and sound doesn't intrude into the cab with the windows up. When you push the happy pedal to about 65% I remember why I always wanted one of these trucks.

Now for more shakedown and get the rest of the bugs out of it.

Interesting for you

Blown head gaskets

Blown head gaskets

Engine
So I got the car back together running nice and strong didn't take long me and a buddy of mine did it in 2 days probably a little long for most...
Quadrajet replacement

Quadrajet replacement

Engine
as you may know i had bought this car after it sat for 8 years and many things had to be replaced before i could consider taking this beast out...
Details on the engine and drive train

Details on the engine and drive train

Engine
It's a stock bore for now, LT1 with afr heads and an comp cams xfi cam. Had heads machines to accept traditional sbc intake. It's running a vic jr...
New Blow-Off Valve

New Blow-Off Valve

Engine
Love my new Boomba Racing BOV! Adds so much more pressure to my turbo build up!
A little bit more

A little bit more

Engine
Another productive Saturday. Cleaned, sandblasted and installed the oil pan. Pressure washed the engine bay to get ready for paint. ...
Rat Engine Installed

Rat Engine Installed

Engine
I've been working on the engine upgrade. The 427 is in but not hooked up. Left header isn't going in easy. Trying to finish it so I can get the...