The Syclone was introduced first, for 1991… Trying new experiences and learning something new from each one.....a bit like Oppenheimer when he wasn't really sure that the first atom bomb wouldn't blow a hole through the Earth's atmosphere and vapourize it all in a runaway cascade reaction. Check your plugs and if there's a ring of brown carbon around the white insulator as it meets the metal body, it's blowing. More massive people weigh more! Note above left, that the high speed side is the runner floor, so the benefit of paring back the injector lugs in the roofs may not be all that much at low speed but who cares? It's quite tricky, hence the narrower than intended dividers. You can never have too many thoughts in your head - (voices maybe) - and words are just thoughts expressed, right?As you can tell, I have lots of those, about lots of subjects.Now, you won't find any unintentional smelling pistakes or typos (and God knows I've tried) so if you're really annoyed by poor spelling and no punctuation etc. During tests by Car and Driver, the Typhoon was capable o... More Info › If in doubt, just copy and paste your text into MS Word or a similar processor and run a spell check. you can relax; you don't need to feel like you're waiting for the next dumb-assly obvious error to trip you up as you read, (that is, unless you're genuinely dyslexic and think I'm wrong, in which case, you're in for a real bad day! An engine that stalls every time you let the revs drop below about 1000 can be quite dangerous and frustrating - especially if it won't start again! The 1991 Pacific typhoon season has no official bounds; it ran year-round in 1991, but most tropical cyclones tend to form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean between May and November. There's more than one way to skin a cat, as they say around here. I just did this one to see how much could be taken out and to get an idea of the shape required to flow into the head. "My sword grows restless - show me the enemy! Having charged it 4 times I decided that the battery was indeed worn out so I invested in an Optima Red Top RT U 4.2 which has 815 cold cranking amps. I think the fuel pump is also a major suspect so it may still have the same problems even after a full engine rebuild. All matter is the result of the degree to which hydrogen or helium was originally crushed together by gravity during the formation of the Galactic dust clouds.Between Galaxies, 'empty' space still contains all the building blocks (hydrogen atoms presumably) and it's being consumed into all Galaxies all the time as their fuel. Detailed features and specs for the Used 1991 GMC Syclone including fuel economy, transmission, warranty, engine type, cylinders, drivetrain and more. Gasket matching will be done later and that will be a very precise, 'in situ' job with the heads bolted down and intake bolted on for final finishing. C $638.65. ).This truck was built in September 1991 (No.0117) which makes it a '92 Typhoon and has covered 54,235 miles according to the clock. Three heads are better than one! I also have a printout of a white Ty with my handwriting at the top saying, MY NEXT TRUCK.That was written in 1995 so it only took 12 years and a change of color. ;-) and I'll be posting a few pages of photos, before and after as I go, again for my own records if nothing else, as proof of the work done to the engine and to give me a place to put my thoughts down while I remember them.I'm rather prone to spontaneous inspiration and every time I edit this page it grows by leaps and bounds!Now, being English and very critically minded and fussy, (I'm a Joiner/furniture maker 55 hours a week so I have to be), this page is for those with an eye for detail and as we all know, that's where 'The Devil' is. Manufactured in 1991 by GMC, the Syclone led to the the similarly powered 1992-1993 GMC Typhoon SUV. For now, I'm just trying to change my truck for the better! Ok then, just incase, some ProGram billet steel caps are back on the chopping list. These guys must have been on acid when they designed this truck!As for the buried distributor clamp bolt, I resorted to sawing out a 2 inch section of the base plate to allow direct overhead access in future. or don't already know full well or even care, you're certainly not going to read all this and probably didn't make it past the above pictures before moving swiftly on.Sure, there are better Trucks on here (most of them at the moment, infact) but you won't find my level of detailed 'analysis' anywhere else on here. The Typhoon was based on the 1991 GMC Jimmy. The camshaft was also custom ground but all I have are the specs etched on the end and the lobe sizes as measured. PRICE AS TESTED $26,120 (base price: $25,970) ENGINE TYPE 1991 GMC Syclone. Master atleast one thing in your life.In yet other words, 'Art' (or rather 'heart') is the meaning of life, be it in music, painting, sculpture or vehicle design. Acquired by the seller in 2015, the car has been used as a daily driver and equipped with a new steering rack and aftermarket air conditioning. Now, if the intake runners were curved down toward the valves like the Vortec's, a much higher speed flow would surely result but the ramp idea has been superceded by the Vortec or typical V8 runner profile. I could give many, many more but I think you'll have enough to be getting on with here already! I'll be expecting over 400hp at a gallop with the current Mitsubishi 20G turbo (your experience, anyone? You can't quite see it in the lefthand photo as you're looking straight down the ramp. It had to have been one of the fastest vehicles that I’ve ever driven on the street. 1991 GMC SYCLONE with 13983 original miles. ClassicCars.com has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, successfully making the Inc. 5000 list in both 2015, In my experience, piston rings are never an issue. Funny thing is, I only work a mile and a half from home and don't even need a car really. Why can't injectors have a gauze mask to spray the fuel into a vapour? They are all open to outside influence, all of the time. On the left, you're looking more directly down the middle, from a slightly lower angle. I've tried but it's a real beehutch. I bought a modified truck to begin with that ran unreliably so I may as well upgrade any parts that need replacing while I'm at it and the list is long. !I'm sure things will soon 'pickup'. There is one small touch up on the bed that was done by the previous owner but other than that the paint and body looks fantastic. It makes a huge performance difference to my 599cc Smart car.We mainly run 95 unleaded and above here in The U.K. so knocking has never really been such a problem and I'll be fitting a stand alone sensor system anyway, if Datamaster or TunerPro convince me I need it. It could easily be another two years before the truck drives again but it will be done properly and will be a practically new engine. This final-year Typhoon has just 67,000 miles, and wears impressively deep black paint. Although the supercar was chasing down the gap, GMC's pickup came out victorious. Multi-port maybe but all 3 injectors firing at the same time per head? Same 4" bore, 3.48" stroke, 5.7" rod length, valves etc. EVERYTHING! Truck in great shape with no rust or cosmetic damage to the body. Featuresinclude a deluxe interior, power brakes, and a VintageAirA/C system. Looks like this year is gonna be a real grind though; I've been putting it off for months since I did this last summer '08 and filled (filed?) At the time it was introduced, the Syclone was the quickest stock pickup truck being produced in the world. However, after tightening the distributor clamp bolt, it got a few yards and stalled again! But then in 1991, a truly earnest effort came from an unlikely source, and with it, a seemingly unlikely power plant for a fast truck. We'll see how enthusiastic I am about polishing everything by the time I'm at that stage. A nice neat white painted line has been applied to the balancer and timing mark bracket/plate at the zero degree line. Mine is the cheapest option though, if I can still use the stock fuel rail. I'm sure it does however give great fuel atomisation as by the time the mixture gets into the chamber, it's been bounced off every available surface several times! That's going, for starters!In England we have 99 octane pump gas available, at a price. Instead of being the polar opposite attraction or repulsion of two or more magnets, it's the 'net' or sum total charge of all atoms as they push and pull on eachother for stability due to the relative mass (and sum pos/neg balance) of the various clumps of matter and their relative proximity. Together we can and will change the world for the better. What you don't want is for the intake charge to be expanding and contracting as it goes, as this will cause pulsing, which may or may not help matters.Now, there is a 'logical' argument that would say that if the valve seat/short turn radius etc. You may know of other, even taller ones. In the Beginning. I just have to get a quarter mile timeslip but that won't be happening any time soon, I can tell you!Might have the gearbox out too for inspection (like I have a clue what to look for) but the driveshaft squeaks when the truck is moved and the cardon joint crosses are dry and rusty. is the least flowing area, why bother increasing the rest anymore if it already flows 'bigger numbers'? This is a 1991 GMC Typhoon Prototype, 1 of only a few built by PAS (Production Automotive Services) who was contracted by GM for the development and production of the GMC Syclones and Typhoons. The gmc typhoon … I got mine as part of a full set. It was the demo of the dealerships owner (R.O. Anyone there? Probably Comp Cams.The battery has been relocated to the rear, as is common, to allow for a cold air intake box with K&N filter behind the right headlight. Check out HongKongTyphooey 1991 GMC Typhoon in Hemel Hempstead, for ride specification, modification info and photos and follow HongKongTyphooey's 1991 GMC Typhoon … © 2020 CarDomain Network, Inc. MOTOR TREND GROUP, LLCAll rights reserved. The gmc typhoon was yet another general motors g... this awd turbo suv ate ferraris for breakfast...corvettes for lunch and even twin turbo japanese for dinner! 1993 GMC Typhoon The GMC Typhoon is a high-performance SUV, produced from 1991 to 1993 by GMC. Now, my current injectors are Lucas 42 lb which must be shorter than stock as even after removing all this metal, they don't stick out into the airflow. Definitely does the job! If anyone knows of any shaft mounted roller rockers that fit Vortec heads, please let me know. ), that's all and I think there's a lack of detail in most people's pages; a few photos and a basic mod list perhaps. 2995 Syclones were built in 1991, and 3 in 1992. GMC Typhoon in Birmingham, MI 1.00 listings starting at $29,995.00 GMC Typhoon in Cheswick, PA 1.00 listings starting at $29,350.00 GMC Typhoon in Saint Charles, IL 1.00 listings starting at $22,500.00 My LB4's show clean patches here.A sidenote about 'fuel puddling' apparently caused by overly polished intake runners, while I'm on the subject............The way I see it, (and you can too in the video a bit further down), the valve atomises the liquid fuel on opening, and as fuel gets injected before the valve opens, it will collect for a split second anyway - and better that it ALL flows easily into the chamber than getting stuck in all the scratches (however small) which also quickly attract coke deposits, soaking up more and more fuel with use. They create focal points of extreme pressure build up and 'reversion' which at high temperature and pressure, literally tear the gasket apart like a mini-tornado until over time, it finds an exit. I mean, how much spark do you really need? I hope you find it as interesting as I do.Errrr, Hello? He had it less than a year but was forced to sell it while moving house. Classifieds for 1991 to 1993 GMC Typhoon. Both the GMC Syclone and Typhoon trucks featured a Mitsubishi TD06-17C/8 cm 2 turbocharger and Garrett Water/Air intercooler attached to a 4.3 L LB4 V6 intake manifolds, fuel system, exhaust manifolds, and a 48mm twin-bore throttle body from … Add gallons of black paint and some snazzy sticker-badging, and voila! Put it this way; if you've driven your truck more than 5 yards, you're a more experienced owner than I am!All I know is that I need to get this baby back on the road where she belongs and out of my damp garage but these vehicles have so much potential, it's hard to know where to draw the line. Shop millions of cars from over 21,000 dealers and find the perfect car. It was sold new in Oregon where it spent the majority of its life. No wonder they only get 14mpg!Here's a Youtube video from inside a combustion chamber as the engine fires, showing the cloud of fuel/air blasting past the valve. Don't just grind the faces and seats with machine stones and expect them to seal well. By the way, stock setup aims the fuel jet about an inch into the head runner floor. Last time I burnt myself on an engine, the heads were pretty damned hot and also, how the fuel will somehow condense into large droplets at 14.7psi (stock) boost I'll never know. Got some nice turbos too. ), I couldn't hope to buy one. I was more curious to find out what rods were installed as I was hoping to have H beams already, given the amount of work done to the heads etc. Paint thinner is better but nasty stuff to use.So anyhow, when I bought the truck I could either start it second time cranking and then stall it as soon as it went into gear or crank it for ages and drive it away but it was a choice of one or the other. Add to Favorites More. I replaced all the shocks from Bilstein's to KYB Monomax's and it's sorted out most of the nosedive and some of the roll but as I say, I haven't yet driven it further than a few yards but it's already obviously much better. I can always buy another and start all over again. It's a classic case of needing a good overhaul as stalling at low revs is a valve lash or leaking spark plug issue every time. Hehehe!As you can see, I got quite carried away and I haven't even finished yet....... Trust me, I'm a professional !! You need to extend the face another 1/4" beyond that for a good seal, so it looks like the uncut one on the left again, only longer by 4-5mm (3/16" ish).The main difference between the two models of heads is in the shape of the runners down inside and having directly compared the two, (photos to follow), the stock LB4 heads are like very high, flat roofed chambers full of casting bumps and flashing with nothing directing the airflow down into the intake valve bowl except a narrow helical ramp up the back wall of the bowl, (which would be much more appropriately named 'Vortec' than the later heads, as it does indeed create a vortex), whereas the '96 upward Vortec's are much smoother past the pushrods, (although still allowing FAR too much rod clearance at the expense of flow and bench tests may not show an improvement on normally aspirated engines) and much rounder along the roof, curving the air downwards perfectly into the valve bowl, which is why they flow 270cfm @ .50 lift (standard 28 inches pressure) when ported, apparently, compared to 'only' 165cfm for LB4's. According to several sources, it could run 0-60 mph in (between) 4.6 seconds and 5.3-seconds and finish the quarter-mile run in … No matter how I adjusted the distributor, it wouldn't start and drive away reliably so I couldn't even take it out for a test drive to have something to compare the new build to, which I wanted to do anyway, just to make sure it was all in good order. I may end up having to use seperate billet rails to align the injectors, as raising them in the mounts will cause the angle to shift more vertically and to aim them down at the runner floors even more than they already do. I'll probably end up putting a thousand pictures on here as well! Relatively speaking then, Earth is like the dust that you can see floating around on a sunny day that is pulled toward your T.v. It's quite exciting to see for the first time though, that someone had the balls to try it and that it does indeed work, as frankly there are stock SyTy's with practically the same times as highly modified trucks when it comes to street performance. Oh, and you'll need the stainless headers, of course, for another $1850. VEHICLE TYPE front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door pickup. These may have been delivery miles plus some. Go figure! They already have the L35 top notch cutout. the kitchen with aluminum dust. It's just laziness.Be tough on yourself so that others don't have to be. I've had cars with much more cylinder wear than this truck (which actually has none but a polish and some ring end scratches) and once the valves are done, they're always like a whole new engine until the valves need re-doing or the exhaust starts blowing.You can get a general feel for the state of an engine's internals by looking at the amount of oil externally...... You'd think it would atleast prevent all that rust! I promise to return the gesture! It's not so much for horsepower, just to keep it clean burning. No problem, that'll be $2295 including 4 piece stainless downpipe! PAS & Triad. Check them out; they're a one stop shop for these trucks @ http://www.sytyperformance.comI'd buy every item they sell if I could afford it. Now Imagine having a million psi of boost. There are 3 1991 to 1993 GMC Typhoons for sale today on ClassicCars.com. A four bolt main conversion might be unnecessary though. The next victim of my hamfisted brutality! Easy enough but took me about an hour.The timing marks were way off but this was because of the balancer ring walking on the crank. Displaying 30,204 miles and having a clean carfax history, this is one truck to consider. There was a strong hissing coming from the distributor area so I knew it had to be there somewhere!I even saw oil dripping onto the intake valve on No.1 cylinder when I rotated the engine with the intake manifold off. (Don't worry Ian, by the time I find out the running costs, you will be welcome back to it. The GMC Typhoon is a high-performance version of the GMC Jimmy SUV.Produced in 1992 and 1993, the Typhoon was based on the 1991 GMC Jimmy SUV. !I'd really like to hear from the original owner or anyone who may have any information on this truck's history or past performance stat's as it's been modified a fair way from stock and was most likely thrashed to within an inch of it's life on a drag strip in West Palm Beach. There's a great ATR L.E.D. 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