Warrior's S197 "Build"

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I wasn't going to start a dedicated thread for this car but, I really want to document everything in one spot. I find myself looking back through posts to find a picture, having it all in one spot will help keep everything organized. I have done a fair amount of work to this car, and I have a lot more planned for it. I am really up in the air about final engine plans. I have been seriously considering a gen 1 coyote swap, or doing a big cam setup in the 3v. I will try to let the pictures do most of the talking.


I grabbed this car from the original owner. It was very neglected and ran in the dirt, but mechanically sound. I gave $800 for it, threw a hot battery in it and for the first time in 2-3 years it fired right up and I drove it on the trailer.
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A couple hours after owning the car, I found why it was parked. The heater hose under the intake was very brittle and broke.

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Got that swapped out and started ordering parts for the car. After this coolant hose, I was able to drive it back and forth to work.
 
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Then ordered a bunch of suspension stuff for the car. Also had an order placed for a set of wheels.

Advanti Cammino wheels. I really love the wheel, but hate how tight the barrel is to the brakes (that gave me fits later on).
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Then Lowered and installed a Barton short throw shifter. Koni struts and shocks, bmr springs, bmr adjustable panhard bar, sway bar end links, and gt500 upper strut mounts.

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After
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i am starting to Relly like the 05-09 glad i picked one up
i see them ragged out hard core
 
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i am starting to Relly like the 05-09 glad i picked one up
i see them ragged out hard core
Man, me too. This has probably been my favorite car Ive ever owned. I want to do so much to the car but I dont want to take away from it. I want it to remain reliable and somewhat comfortable. Friend and I took it on a 4-5 hour road trip yesterday to get my supercharger, and this thing was a champ.
 
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throttle body get changed out as well
how is it with the cyote injectors
The coyote injectors just went in because they were pretty fresh. It didnt do anything for power, just replaced the 200k mile injectors that were in there. I think it helped smooth the idle a little bit.
 
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