this is my post strait from my thread in the BMX forum sorry if its a little weird sounding
so you are sorta up to date on what i'm trying to do. i'm young but mature and responsible but i compulsively want to make my car go faster. my mom has a 1997 park ave. which gets off the line pretty decent and i can chirp the tires in that. but thats front wheel drive and only a v6. my car isnt quite performing at that level but i would like it to. i mostly want to make this car solid (and fast). pretty much make it more responsive. my current biggest problem is that the accelerator is stiff and i dont feel the connection with the engine that i do with my moms car. any ideas?got my first car for $325. needs some work though. like a new battery and i deffinately need to drain some oil out of it cuz the last guy thought it was a good idea to fill it up past the full level. now it leaks oil and it burns from under the car and is probably fouling the plugs. i also need new belts and the hose that goes from the intake to the front of the car so its not just sucking in smoke from the burning oil. i'll post pics when i can.
i'm hoping to get it built up good enough to last me through college. its a V8 so it should haul but since there is too much oil its just screwing with everything and the blistered belts probably dont help.
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changed the oil, oil filter, spark plugs and i stapled the felt back to the ceiling. she runs good but not as good as any v8 should run. the accelerator seems sloppy and not as responsive as it should be. what do you guys suggest?
also i was sorta playing around with the idea of new headers along with a couple other performance parts. where are some cheap places to find this part? hell maybe even just cleaning up the current headers will help. i would love to turn this into a bad ass sleeper but its not gonna get that way on stock parts. main thing i want to work on is the engine right now but i wann dive into the suspension at some point too as the car rides very sloppy and sluggish. i think the ball jioints are getting worn or something but one thing is for sure it doesn't handle right.
i apologuise if this in the wrong section or something. it could take a while to get used to this site and the layout but i'll probably be here often. i'll try to work on one problem with this car at a time though.