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Old 03-21-2006, 09:38 PM   #1
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Anyone ever catch an old episode of COPS (a lot on Court TV lately) where the guys have a few Bonneville and I believe Olds 98 police cars? I think it was in Pittsburgh or somewhere in the NE. These are '88-91 style Bonnevilles. I guess there'* really no point to this post, but it'* an interesting choice of police car. I'm a former officer myself, and have owned several 9C1 Caprices and a few Crown Vics, so I guess that'* where my intrigue comes from.
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I've seen a 96-99 Bonne being used as an unmarked car in NH
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Anyone ever catch an old episode of COPS (a lot on Court TV lately) where the guys have a few Bonneville and I believe Olds 98 police cars? I think it was in Pittsburgh or somewhere in the NE. These are '88-91 style Bonnevilles. I guess there'* really no point to this post, but it'* an interesting choice of police car. I'm a former officer myself, and have owned several 9C1 Caprices and a few Crown Vics, so I guess that'* where my intrigue comes from.
Yup in the past I have seen a couple say 1990-1991 LE'* used as cop cars.... Must have had all of the heavy duty goodies... I loved hearing those 98'* scream with the happy pedal to the floor... And boy was that 98 happy to do some down shifting...LMAO

Love those LT1 caprices

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yeah i saw those on cops...like a couple months ago...i thought that ROCKED!
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Love those LT1 caprices
I've owned 13 Caprices total, with 7 of them being LT1s.

Here'* 3 at once (and the '91 Bonneville):



I no longer have an LT1 Caprice, but I do have a home-built LT1 '89 Jaguar XJ6.





OK, enough of my braggin'. I'm just a proud Papa.
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Wow what a sleeper that jag must be. Why so many caprices did you do work for the state?
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Love those LT1 caprices
I've owned 13 Caprices total, with 7 of them being LT1s.

Here'* 3 at once (and the '91 Bonneville):



I no longer have an LT1 Caprice, but I do have a home-built LT1 '89 Jaguar XJ6.





OK, enough of my braggin'. I'm just a proud Papa.
Wow.... One of the guys around the area had one of those Jags with a 400 SB attached to a built 700R4.... That thing was quick

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Why so many caprices did you do work for the state?
I just like the car. I already had the black one when I bought the two white ones at auction. I sold one of the white ones, and made enough where the other one was essentially free! The market has dried up on the Caprices, as hardly any departments still have any.
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Wow.... One of the guys around the area had one of those Jags with a 400 SB attached to a built 700R4.... That thing was quick
My LT1 is actually down right now, but I'm getting one together with a Comp 304 cam (high lift, but moderate duration for a smooth stock-sounding idle). With a few other goodies, it should put down about 280 hp/ 330 ft lbs to the rear wheels. The car weighs just a little more than a late-model F-body, and has 3.58 gears stock. I should be able to pull a mid-high 13 second quarter with it.
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Wow.... One of the guys around the area had one of those Jags with a 400 SB attached to a built 700R4.... That thing was quick
My LT1 is actually down right now, but I'm getting one together with a Comp 304 cam (high lift, but moderate duration for a smooth stock-sounding idle). With a few other goodies, it should put down about 280 hp/ 330 ft lbs to the rear wheels. The car weighs just a little more than a late-model F-body, and has 3.58 gears stock. I should be able to pull a mid-high 13 second quarter with it.
There is nothing I love more than a 350 or 400 SB.... OMG... Drool...

When I had more time, I used to love hanging out at a friends.... We did some rebuilds on for 302'* and 351'*.. Gotta love finding a piston ring or two upside down from the factory...

Did a lot of Chevy engines... Lot of chevy guys around I guess( I like them too )... Everything from a 265 - 400.. We even messed with an Olds 307 and 403...

We did several LT1'* oncw upon a time... Most of them just wanted a rebuild or Freshen up... On a couple of occoasions we found that 2 of the LT1'* had spun bearings for cylinders 7 and 8... Both at the rear of the motor... But the internals of the LT1 supprised me... It was neat seeing the nice goodies from the factory like that...

If you look really close at the LT1 internals and then take a look at the Series II 3800'* it looks like Buick learned a thing or two from Chevy...

If we were too look at the 3.8 Vin B and Vin 3, 3800 Vin C, 3800 Vin L, 3800 Vin 1 we'd know how much they learned from ther GN motors...

All in all I think tha Buick 3.8-3800 and the Chevrolet line of V8'* are among the best engines ever built

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