Hey I'm Kalob, from Indianapolis, go to school in Evansville, Indiana. This is my DD driven 1997 Autumn Orange GT. Bought this car October of 2012. Figured while I have time I'd go ahead and start my college budget build thread. This is my first build thread, so bear with me ha. When I bough the car it was VERY rough. Here are some things I dealt with when I first purchased the car: -Emission lines that go to the EGR vacuum solenoid were flipped to make it sounds like it was cammed LOL -Rear calipers were frozen -Struts/shocks were shot -Had to rip the carpet out because someone had spilt a quart of oil on the carpet. :BangHead: This took hours of degreasing and pressure washing. But I did find 20 dollars worth of change! and a bunch of rusty nails. This car was beat on, bad. -A monster tac was bolted on the dash putting two huge holes that I have plugged, might try to fill it and paint it soon. -Trunk Interior was completely gutted -Two blown spark plugs -I also noticed on my trip home the odometer was broken -Seats looked like someone had stabbed them with a knife -I'm sure there is more that I am forgetting lol. -In the end I found it suitable to just find a replacement engine, the car had dumps when I first bought it and when I installed the flowmaster tips, I noticed it smoked like hell and burned the shit out of oil. I don't have a whole lot of pictures yet, I'll try and post more as I progress. So far, mods/maintenance includes: PI Engine Swap from junkyard (only had 29k miles) -New headgaskets, headbolts, etc. -Comp xe270ah cams, valvesprings, retainers.. -3:73 gears -Short Throw -Repaired odometer gear -New KYB shocks/struts -J&M upper and lower control arms -UPR o/r xpipe, MAC mufflers, with flowmaster tips -Centerforce Dual Friction clutch -Ford Racing PI intake -78mm BBK throttle body/plenum -K&N CAI Future Plans: -Rebuild Rear End -Longtubes -Car needs paint, bad lol -Change that goofy looking Cervini hood -Possibly K-member, front coilovers (trying to find something that will work for a DD -Repair small amount of rust on underbody, and possibly an undercoating will follow. Car shortly after I bought it (after I cleaned the hell out of it) [/URL][/IMG] Most recent photo: [/URL][/IMG] Here are some pics of putting the PI engine back together: [/URL][/IMG] [/URL][/IMG] [/URL][/IMG] And more to come!