Here's my 84 and a model someone made many moons ago and gave to me before there was a kit (from a buick GN I think) and a Johnny Lightning mini-me. I even tried to make a window sticker for the model. Shrinking it to 1/25 didn't work so hot.
Marcar1993, did you have the factory 403 machined for a pilot bearing or did you use a "sneaker" pilot bearing? Hydraulic clutch? I love the 403s even though "lots" of people don't. That's got to be a fun car to drive.
@TURNA, yep it's an s60. 4.10s and a helical posi, wildwood discs. They are so stout with basically no upgrades, that's why went that route.
@Kennybill, I originally put this behind a 70 350 i had in the car so I went with the retrofit bearing from supercars unlimited so I wouldn't need to pull the crank. That means I chopped ~3/8" off the input shaft. At that point i just did the same thing for the 403 when i put it in, no need to drill the crank at that point.
It has a 3/4 gen f body master with a john bzdel pedal running to a mcleod throw out bearing. I originally bought a bop cast t56 bellhousing and hydro throw out from wier performance because it was supposed to work with the master I had. It didnt, and in the time I was acummulating parts McLeod introduced their throw out. If i could do it again I'd do the mcleod and a scattershield. A scattershield is coming soon to replace the aluminum bell.
I've always been a fan of the 403. This one is girdled with arias flat tops and a custom erson cam .568/.568 232/240 on a 108lsa. It makes good power and it is a blast. It runs 12s at 4200 with me in it, and the ac is still in it.
Next step is the diesel block I picked up earlier this year.
Jetstar 1 was a "bad boy" car in its day. One step under the Starfire, only cosmetically not performance wise. I had a chance to buy a 1965 Jetstar 1 4-speed car in the late 90's. The guy wanted an arm and a leg for it, I only had the leg.t Plus back then I had a "ball and chain" she hated old cars. The car needed a lot of work. Still wish I'd bought it. 2 year only car. They had a regular Jetstar 88 but definitely different suspension/drivetrain. More of an A-body underneath. Axle bearings ate the rear housing causing big problem because only a Jetstar 88 would work. I looked at a Jetstar 88 one time also just to look it over, I passed on it also. Your 394 has the 0.921" big lifters like the Toronado 425s and early 400. Good luck
All very nice cars. Onehit, I like the wheels on the '84, very interesting that you did this. I don't typically like the chrome Superstocks, or, I should say, I don't like them for the look I've been going for on my car. But with the trim rings added, it's kind of a cross between the two. Very cool.
Here's mine. For better or worse, the Cutlass has been my "budget" car, while another car I was building got all the $$. Sold that other car, because I never drove it, so now the Cutlass gets most of my attention.