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Old 04-18-2008, 07:14 PM   #1
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I can't do it. No matter how much hard it is, and despite the current status (which, honestly, is now considered coral-ready), I can't get rid of the SSEi. The body is just in too good of shape.

After looking at it for a few minutes, it hit me. This...thing...looked eerily familiar. AH...now I remember...."body in white". Those in the know, know exactly what I am talking about.

She will NEVER be a streetcar again....at least, not in the sense of what a NORMAL Bonneville would be...and pretty far removed even from Zilla. The plan is simple...shed as much weight as I possibly can, and stuff as much motor as the budget allows. I think Curt would be my biggest source of ka-no-ledge in that department. And given the interior is COMPLETELY stripped out now, I've got a nice head start.

Cliffs notes version of above: How to take a fully-loaded SSEi and make it into a lightweight track terror

Kinda stoked about it actually.
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I assume "the biggest possible motor" isn't a 3800? I don't think it would be nearly as cool if you just dropped a V8 in it. A BUILT, turbo 3800, that would be cool.
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You should order up one of these



You will likely be one of the fasted bonnevilles around



SO, what is the plan then... keeping it front drive or doing a rear drive conversion
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I didn't say "biggest" at all...I said "most". It will be a 3800...unknown what series motor though. Series 1 would be cheapest, since I have most of what I need already. Series 2 would be the most likely candidate. Given the lighter nature of a stripped body, the S2 should perform as good as a loaded-body S1 in the 1/8th.
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Didn't LadyK say " no more? "
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I didn't say "biggest" at all...I said "most".
Of course.... I was only joking with the big block


This sounds like it would be fun... I should stop reading right now because I also have a '93 body that is in great shape that is pretty much stripped out
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Hmmm...TWIN MOTOR
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Brad, if you go the S2 L67 route I have plenty of parts to get a 13sec car going. Depending on how much of a track terror you want...if this project is far enough down the road my current motor (and most of the goodies in/on it) might be available for cheap.
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I'm still tossing it around. Got a member coming here this week (I hope) to scuttle some of the remaining parts I have. If he doesn't make it here, the car will have to be put back together (at least the rear suspension), and see if I can get one of my neighbors to help me tow it to the side of the house...where it will sit for many moons.

The project, if I go ahead with it, will take a long time to do. Which is fine, because the first part of the project won't cost a cent...ripping out every wire, subsystem, and nut and bolt that ISN'T part of the chassis.
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