Welcome to the other side!!
I remember you from the SDML and the ML by Cliff Ramsdell or Gary Donavan (FWDML or something like that).
I've been here for a few years since I hatched the engines in my 87 Shelby Lancer (ES) clone, 91 Daytona CS AGS (A-56
, and 1988 Lebaron TURBO GTC Convertable (TII and original A-520).
So Jeff King (?) hit 500 hp?!?!! WOW!!!! I soo want to get a ride in that. That'd probably give BADSSEi a good run for the money (given the R/T can get traction). Jeff and his dad were up here a couple years ago to buy parts from one of my brothers R/T parts cars.
As for the 1996 Bonneville SE SC, that is a rare car. Doesn't necessarily mean parts will be hard to find -basically like a TII base Daytona.
You should have no problems (aside from a alternator maybe) doing 100 miles daily. If it'* running good you should see in the neighborhood of 28-31 mpg freeway, and 23-27 with a mix of in town/freeway.
One thing I will say though -get a CAI -even a cheap Ebay setup (you can still make one for cheaper) -you will definitely notice an increase in power, and the SC whine will be more immenent.
Again, welcome aboard,