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Old 12-31-2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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Hello All. My Name is Allen. I just got back from Iraq in Jun, and just purchased my first Bonneville today. I got it for 250.00, yes 250.00. The only thing is I have to do is put the engine together. By that I dont mean that the engine is apart, but that the original was replaced due to a blown head gasket. The mechanic wasnt really interested in doing it so the result is that the engine has been sitting in the engine compartment for the last 2 years, not even bolted up to the trans. Bottom line is I am glad to have it and I think I can have her running in about 1 week. Any suggestions? Very nice to meet you all, Allen
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Allen, Welcome to the BonnevilleForum.

What kind of experience do you have with motor work?
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Hello Toddster, Top end rebuilds, cam replacement, general maintenance, water pump replacement, replacing head gaskets, front end fender and grille replacement, radiator core replacement, you know, the usual hobbyist stuff.
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Ok so you have some experience....lol

Is the new motor a GM re-man?

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welcome to the forum Allen!!! sweet deal on the bonnie!! glad to have ya here with us
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Welcome to the site. What year and trim level you got? What engine you have?
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Hi guys, Thanks. The engine was from another car, from a wrecking yard, but I think it will be OK. Also, she is the base model with the basics. Call me crazy but, she has a dark green interior that I REALLY like, and I think the 3800 with the 4T60E. I do like the look of the car a lot, and I know that I will need to do the dance....you know Ive lost my # 13 MM in the intake LOL. The guy I bought it from is really cool,and he just wanted to be rid of it. I am VERY excited
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Should be a good car once you got it done. We should be able to help you out with everything you need, information, parts, etc.
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Welcome aboard Allen.
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