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Old 05-04-2010, 01:09 AM   #1
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Hey guys. As you all know, I have myself a 1992 Bonneville SE with 308K miles on it. It'* series 1 and naturally aspirated. I'm looking to get a series 2 supercharged Bonnie (L67).

I've looked around many sites for Bonnies parts, engine/tranny combos, wrecked cars, etc... And I would like some of your guys' opinion on this.

What would be the best way to go about getting myself a supercharged Bonneville?

Should I:
1. keep my '92 and just swap most everything out, like engine/trans, and electronics (body itself isn't in that good of shape. Rust on door panels and interior is falling apart.)
2. Buy a wrecked Bonnie and fix it to run like I want.
3. Save all my pennies and dimes and buy myself a supercharged Bonnie that works just fine.

I'll have about $1000 to play with at the end of summer and about $2000 at the end of next winter.

Thanks for the input guys!
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Save up and get one already supercharged. Depending on your skill level, installing a new engine and transmission will cost you perhaps a grand.
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Ya, swapping the motor out is going to be the most cost effective way to go if your present Bonneville is intact in all the right places. Take a real look at it and decide if you think it'* worth the time, money, and labor.
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yup, just wait around and sooner or later you will find a good deal on an ssei =] there defonately fun cars!
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Agreed, find one that'* set to go. Trying to add to and mod a car with 300k+ probably isn't the best idea lol.
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