This is going to be way fun......
My Bonneville has been the best car I have ever owned. As an IT consultant, I have to travel a lot to clients and she has virtually never let me down. Dependable, great mpg, good size, and a nice pop when you are in the mood. But she has been getting along in miles and I had to think about it. If I kept her, I knew I would have to take an active role in the mechanicals. Then it occured to me to not only help her to 200,000 mi, but cool her up a bit for some kicks, too. That would be fun.
My problem was knowledge. It has been 35 years since I had the business end of a socket wrench in my hand with the look of intention at a car. And I thought nobody else was interested in Bonnevilles, nobody knew what great cars they are.
Then I met two guys from this site. They were filled with enthusiasm and knowledge. They answered a ton of questions from this old fert and told me to get my butt over to here. There is so much depth of knowledge here. And it is great to find all of the Bonneville enthusiasts.
Anyway.... the dice have been rolled and they came up, Bonne stays. I have already started to give her a new look. The same as before and a little hotter. She'* going to breathe better, fire sharper and louder.
And we're going to wake up my boring ToyotaLexusNissanAcuraHonda neighborhood.
This is going to be major fun!
1995 SE ..Green and Rattle Can...234K mi...Bonnie (she'll outlive me)
1998 SSEI .. White ..119K mi...Evey
1996 SSE ..MajTeal..157K mi...4/12- Dealer trade full of Lucas Trans fix