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Meet uncle Touchy, my 87 Brougham. It got the LQ4/4l80/Cam/ etc... treatment. Not sure if the horns are staying.

Posting here because like most of TCL, I am getting to be middle aged and cranky and don't hang out in Taco Bell parking lots to show it off.

And did you know that you can upgrade the weak 10 bolt rear with 14 bolt from a hearse? How cool is that.

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Hehehehehe That is sweet. Horns need to stay.

Ok, so I was hoping you meant you were thinking of ditching the train horns and I was gonna be like "I will buy those!"
 

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Nice! I occasionally search Craigslist for grandpa cars, but no space means it never goes anywhere. You've solved the only real problem with '80's BoF GM cars - the weak engines.

I'd lose the horns and reserve them for the white convertible Caddy that they belong on.

Show us more of your shop as well!
 

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I love malaise-era american barges in so much as they're so unlike what you can buy now. I kinda want one now. I'd take a Grand Marquis in silver over red leather.
 

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Your 'Cam/etc' upgrade is very nice. Never seen a cam with a volute on it!

And even nicer....an upgrade from a hearse!?!
 

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Whoa - any videos on that? I want to see that in action.
 

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Nice. I have had an itch for a big barge for a while.
 

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Cool. I had a white on white '85 Fleetwood Brougham with a leopard print headliner... Drove it up to Massachusetts and back in comfort. Ended up trading it to my father in law for his Jaguar Series III XJ6.

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Ah I freaking love these. X2 on video please.
I'm glad we have a fleetwood brougham thread--something that has always bothered me is that the eighties ones seem to sit so much nicer than the later refresh models.



I cant tell if they were actually lower or if it was just the way the bumpers and the cladding looked on the nineties refresh.

Plus I greatly prefer the old school quad headlights with the crest in the horizontal amber reflector.
 

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This just might be more of a sleeper than a Golf R or Stinger..
 

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What's that snail doing there?

Have to admit that while I'm not a fan of the land yacht cars, I love the sleeper treatment here. Any idea what kind of power it's putting down? What are you doing for engine management?
 

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This will have to do for now. Need another set of hands to do a video while doing pulls...

Tough to tell just how quiet it is in the video, but standing next to it you wouldn't think anything. When it's uncorked it gets very loud. The stock exhaust is so restrictive, the turbo won't even spool until it is uncorked. I am OK with that for putting around town.

It's on Terminator X Max.

Goal is to run 10.50's with it and drive it home.

Was gonna put the gauges in a tissue box on the dashboard eventually.

 

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I would like to subscribe to your newsletter, good sir. This is the type of crap I'd like to see more of around here.
 
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