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Old 01-23-2004, 08:04 PM   #31
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I'm sorry about you wife getting laid off... That sucks... I've been in a bad situation like that before... I hope everything will work out for your family... My thoughts and prayers are with you...

Sorry about the car too... I hope you didn't loose anything on that deal..

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At least the company she is at gave her a 3 week notice.....so at least we have a fighting
chance at getting her a new job before D-day.....

as for the car...the guy I bought if from has been great....I will be getting back the full $2500 I paid for the car....
only thing im out on is the $50 inspection i finally did a week and a half ago...a $20 Oil Sender and a $10 set of mudflap....
Could have been worse.......so on the car aspect.....its not so bad....just a shame I could keep it...seeing it looked so great..

I will let ya know what I buy next.....I think I will be hanging around still....you guys are great to chat with!
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Old 01-24-2004, 02:48 AM   #32
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I'm sorry about you wife getting laid off... That sucks... I've been in a bad situation like that before... I hope everything will work out for your family... My thoughts and prayers are with you...

Sorry about the car too... I hope you didn't loose anything on that deal..

Thank you...
At least the company she is at gave her a 3 week notice.....so at least we have a fighting
chance at getting her a new job before D-day.....

as for the car...the guy I bought if from has been great....I will be getting back the full $2500 I paid for the car....
only thing im out on is the $50 inspection i finally did a week and a half ago...a $20 Oil Sender and a $10 set of mudflap....
Could have been worse.......so on the car aspect.....its not so bad....just a shame I could keep it...seeing it looked so great..

I will let ya know what I buy next.....I think I will be hanging around still....you guys are great to chat with!
Somehow I knew what was going to hapen, when you were describing that oil pressure issue, and the way the pressure was dropping as the engine warmed up...Thats a good sign of impending doom on the bottom end of any engine, Thats the part that most concerned me... And the fact the you were pretty sure that the car had an intake issue before you bought it and had sat for a year before you got to it... I just hope that all owners of a 3800 II engine will understand what happens if coolant ever does get into the crankcase... If the problem is caught quickly than chances are that everything will be fine.. If the problem is not caught than this is what will happen... Thats a shame though... I would have loved to dropped another engine into that car... But I do understand the money constraints...

Years back my family just about lost everything, and filed bankruptcy... Just couldn't keep up with the bills and at the time my mother had lost her job... Bad timming for everything... We went through hell and back getting up again... It was difficult... To this day I still think back and thank god I am not there.. Its not fun being dead broke at thanksgiving with nothing to eat or drink... And having to take a handout from the local church... I was glad that people were caring enough to be that kind to help other in their time of need... I hope no one will have to endure what we did... We did have a roof over our heads though.. I ended up getting a job because of a good friend, and I helped my family.. We got another car, I got the insurance for it and made the chunky down payment because dad now had horrible credit... So then we had a car( I wanted a Bonneville, Yes even way back then) Dad got a job... So I went and got another car for me... My mother got a job, so I let her drive my car, as I worked all night I drove dads car and he went to work after I got home... Mom was already at work by then... I have 2 bonnevilles and have for some time now, The very car I helped dad buy I have now as he died over a year ago... I am a very family oriented person, Its the little things in life that are so important... I'm hoping that everything willl go great for you and you wife.. It will be hard but you'll get through it...

Sorry somtimes I'm just a softy....
JR3800, I think we have the same life story. My first car was a 78 Olds Omega, bought with my first ever paycheck for 100 bucks, and for 8 months it got me, my father, mother and brother to work, not to mention school. Even after I was married and outta the house, my mother and I shared a car for about 2 years. Things are MUCH better now than then and we all have cars now LOL. Maybe thats why I am so nutty about wanting more than just ONE vehicle per driver (We have 3 in our household for 2 drivers, soon to be 4 when I find another nice 87-91 Bonney) Just makes me feel secure I guess.

I also know where the original poster is coming from. My 88 Royale did exactly what his did, cam bearing, I did catch it in time and we parked it, made payments on it for over a year while I saved for a rebuild. Been there and I hope he finds another Bonney thats solid this time

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hehe...GM doesnt like the cars to last that long...thats why they went to plastic intakes hehe. Yeah that year run was REALLY good for getting brutal milage outta most cars, not just GM. My aunt and uncle have had a full sized Dodge custom van with everything, bed TV VCR you name it. I knew they had it for a few years but lost track of time I guess..its like a 90 or 91. My uncle commented to me that it might be time to get a newer van soon and opened the door, said" Look at the odometer and see if you think its time" HOLY COW!!! it had JUST clicked over to 400k!!!!! Of course its garaged every night and get its oil changed every 3k or so, whether it needs it or not LOL. but still....400k???

As for my bearing problem...it was spring when it happened, I like to tease my wife about it still...because she used to take off like she was launching from an aircraft carrier...I had even jokingly nicknamed our street the "USS Cedar" However looking back, I dont think it was her driving that spun that bearing, I think it was just its time. She does seem to drive more careful now..at least while I am looking

Yes I hope he finds a wonderful, good looking solid Bonney!
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