OK guys suspense is over like there ever was any. Last nite after a few days of bickering I picked up a Black '01 Motorsports Edition R/T. Paid $500.00 for it the motor is toast but everything else is in great condition. I already have a 3.5 HO to go in it sitting in the garage just needs a few touch ups before I put it in. More pics to come had to get it off the dolly and get to work.
Thanks guys! Dan you will get to see it shortly in person! I think the only mods I'm gonna do for now is put in the slate heated/memory seats I JUST put in my SE along with the WHOLE body harness lol. Add ATC as I have an extra '01 ATC harness 2 atc heads and like 4 blower resistors lol. And the 6 disc cd changer. Leave it "Stock" for the most part maybe if I can find a nice slate 300m dash I will consider changing it out.
Well she's a running now. Finished the motor transplant yesterday. I had a few hiccups but nothing major. Once the motor was in and hooked up and running I had a minor oil leak.
After cussing and throwing a fit about it I looked for the leak. Turns out it was coming from the pressure line to the oil cooler where the line comes out of the sensor adapter and curves to meet the oil line. It was a hair line crack but obviously big enough to leak. After a trip to the local yard she's all fixed now.
Some pics of the transplant below.
Motor ready to be pulled.
Motor up and out
And a lesson learnt during the 2.7/35 swap tie up the exhaust on driver side or get a ripped up cv boot.
Thanks guys. But after talking with Dan and Doug I may keep it stock for Carlisle next year. I am waiting on the class info/rules before I make any mods that may affect the class. Shooting for the "All Original" class, if that is the name of it.