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Author Topic: Pepe V2.1  (Read 6529 times)

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Offline vangremlin

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Re: Pepe V2.1
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2013, 10:19:19 AM »
I picked up Pepe from the mechanic on Thursday.  While I haven't driven it too much, its obvious there is more zip to Pepe now than before.  It also seems like the engine doesn't have to work nearly as hard as before and it runs smoother.  That being said, I don't think this Eagle will ever be a race car without a complete overhaul of the engine and drivetrain.  I probably can do some tweaking to eke out a little more HP (different plugs? timing advance? Gronk's cold air intake?) but I'm happy with the results of the head transplant.

Body man said he'd be ready for the touch ups needed on Pepe in a couple weeks!

Here are some pictures of the completed head swap!



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Re: Pepe V2.1
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2013, 11:12:41 AM »
Good to hear you got it back. So, have you had a chance to mash on it?  ;D Is it a little difference or big difference in power to you?
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Re: Pepe V2.1
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2013, 12:45:16 PM »
I think we need a video of Pepe launching.......
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Re: Pepe V2.1
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2013, 05:37:07 PM »
Varooom,varooom, I wanna ride,Just kiddin. Glad you got it back and hope your happy with it.
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Re: Pepe V2.1
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2013, 06:46:25 PM »
If you don't mind me asking about how much did it cost for your guy to install the head for you? Not counting price of parts.
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Re: Pepe V2.1
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2013, 10:27:19 PM »
If you don't mind me asking about how much did it cost for your guy to install the head for you? Not counting price of parts.

It was about $900 for the camshaft and lifter swap, head install, exhaust header modification, intake manifold mod, etc.  I think it was reasonable for the amount of work that was done. 
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Re: Pepe V2.1
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2013, 07:41:50 AM »
love to work you are doing on your kammback ....... makes me want to get over to my shop and get some work done to mine but right now it is not accessible due to me being a nice guy and offering up my shop as a storage place for a good friend of mine till she can get back on her feet

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Re: Pepe V2.1
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2014, 11:16:16 AM »
Resurrecting a dead thread, but I have to know how the upgrade went :D

After reading your thread, I was wondering if something like this kit would work. Is that a good deal, or too pricey if I do it part by part?

http://www.jegs.com/i/COMP+Cams/249/SK68-115-4/10002/-1

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Re: Pepe V2.1
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2014, 02:05:33 PM »
That looks like a pretty good price for the that kit.

The upgrade went really well.  The car has a lot more zip than it did before, and a lot more than the coupe I recently got with all stock components.  I'm pleased with the upgrade!
1981 Kammback 258 - "Pepe"
1980 Coupe 258 - "Ginger
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