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Old 05-19-2005, 05:24 PM   #11
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Well, looks like I'm getting the car.

It should be delivered tomorrow (Friday). I'll post spome pics and more info on the car when It'* in my driveway. As for a transmission, the dealership I work for also has a Pontiac franchise. I was quoted $1600 for a 3/36 warranty factory GM reman.

I'm excited to see how this car performs.

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nice choice...i always wished i had an SE */C to twiddle with...they truly are rare and definitely snoozers...mod it a little and you'll surprise alot of people running body kits without the guts inside...
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Old 05-19-2005, 06:55 PM   #13
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nice choice...i always wished i had an SE */C to twiddle with...they truly are rare and definitely snoozers...mod it a little and you'll surprise alot of people running body kits without the guts inside...
you can get this for under 5 grand in wisconsin. its a 95 though

http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...9&aff=national
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it'* not */c though is it?
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oops, wrong one

edit...the one i saw yesterday like that is sold already
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figures....hey i posted about your a/c problem...check it.
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:53 PM   #17
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Hi Rick,
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,
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I think it'll be a good change of pace to get away from the TD guys for a while.

The 500 WHP car was recently sold to a guy out of state but was owned by Larry Jolliffe who put down the 500 WHP #'*.

Here'* a link to that car:

http://www.turbododge.com/forums/sho...ght=500+spirit

Here'* a link with the dyno #'*

http://turbododge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68933
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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.

Martin McCoy
It doesn't make it more prominent. Originally I couldn't strain hard enough to barely hear a little whine. Now after CAI anything over 2K rpms everyone around says...What'* that? Ricers still don't have a clue as to what I have under the hood...they've never heard the sound
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Well, another car has come into the mix and the SE is for sale on eBay as well as locally. Just thought I'd give the board a heads up on this rare car.

eBay item # 4554795819

The engine alone is worth the starting bid $$
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