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Old 11-06-2006, 08:06 PM   #11
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Is your motor stock with that n2o? what about the trans? and what kind of shot you running in there? and that'* a wet setup right?

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Nice job. I had to go a slightly different route. Since the PCM resides in the front left corner and I planned a futuer enclosed CAI, I chose to use the headlight washer tank to supply fluid to the windshield. Believe it or not, it'* still not installed cause I had a difficult time finding one that wasn't all busted up.

Same process that you did though... extend the electricals and the tube.

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Old 11-06-2006, 09:08 PM   #13
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Why Not?
Hmmm...perhaps I should elaborate on that a little more on reflection.

Think of it this way: It'* late 1989, you just got the keys to a brand new $9,500 car, and your biggest ambition is going out looking for new IROC or TransAm to stomp...ok, your biggest ambition was really getting inside Molly Ringwald'* undies...but you get the picture. A blown and juiced 1990 Bonneville would be a truely bitchin ride..might even make the pages of HotRod magazine back then.

Now, the car is 17 years old. But, it is still a brand new car in a very real sense..having accumulated only 24k miles in the 1st 16 years of it'* life. So, to me, this isn't blowing money on an old wreck, it'* having fun with a car that looks brand new and didn't cost me a dime. (And yeah, I'd still go looking for Molly )
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Is your motor stock with that n2o? what about the trans? and what kind of shot you running in there? and that'* a wet setup right?

NITROUS!!!
Internally, it is a stock LN3. So far, it has only been hit with small shots (1 fogger 90degree soft plume with #30 NOS and #22 Fuel jets.)

RandMan1: I just noticed from your picture: the under hood lamp - Did GM put the wrap on the wire or did you add that? Just curious, it'* not on mine and wondered if that was a mistake at the plant when mine was assembled.
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The hood light was naked either from the factory or a previous owner. I had to add several wires such as cruise control and AC circuits for the swap and they were neatly loomed. It didn't seem right to leave that one naked.
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nice job on the bottle swap, the non-bonneville enthusiast would most likely not even notice
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Why Not?
Hmmm...perhaps I should elaborate on that a little more on reflection.

Think of it this way: It'* late 1989, you just got the keys to a brand new $9,500 car, and your biggest ambition is going out looking for new IROC or TransAm to stomp...ok, your biggest ambition was really getting inside Molly Ringwald'* undies...but you get the picture. A blown and juiced 1990 Bonneville would be a truely bitchin ride..might even make the pages of HotRod magazine back then.

Now, the car is 17 years old. But, it is still a brand new car in a very real sense..having accumulated only 24k miles in the 1st 16 years of it'* life. So, to me, this isn't blowing money on an old wreck, it'* having fun with a car that looks brand new and didn't cost me a dime. (And yeah, I'd still go looking for Molly )
Ok that makes a little more sense. 24k miles is newer than any car I've owned.

I am justnow grasping the severity of bonneville fever running rampant on this board. Ive had my share of love affairs with vehicles. My first car a 70 VW beetle that I tricked out and I just sold a 77 Silverado pickup that took me 8 years to finish the restoring/modding I never looked at my (wife'* actually) bonne in such a way, until now. After all she put up with me and my truck, I dont think Id know how to tell her about buying a supercharger for her car. She would probably have me committed tbh.

Anyway, best of luck in everything you do.
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Curts 90 LE is in awsome shape... Had no miles on it when he joined... The car is still mint almost 10 monts later with a few more miles... I have Envy.... My oldschool LE needs help to look like Curts... But I have beat the living tar out of my 91 LE... I have expected something to fail, but it never has... It was a better built motor than the car ever needed... Its not uncommon to find them with 300,000+ miles on them and in the yard simply due to an accident, not a mechanical faliure...

We have one member that has an SC'd LN3 and we have yet to see him have trouble with the motor... we are still watching

If you were to see the setup on Curts LE, its totally professional... If I was to ever do what he has done I would want to coppy cat his setup

And I agree... why not play with it... Its in good shape, have no payments... These engines are a dime a dozen and if you know the right people you can get a 440-T4(4T60) rebuilt for a good price...

I have yet to tinker with my SSE too much... But one of the reasons I bought it was to play with it

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