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Old 07-02-2004, 06:34 PM   #1
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Default Hey, i just thought i'd drop by and say hello.

Some of you have probably noticed I haven't been around here much anymore and I thought i'd tell you if anyone was worrying.

1. My new bands starting to get going and thats taking up a good chunk of my time. www.brandywinemusic.com

2. A Girl

3. I'm not gonna do much more tunning on my Bonneville. I'm looking for a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass/442 that i can have a 455CID in it. Or possibly an old GTO/GS/Chevelle but i have my heart set on a Olds.

4. Tired of same old topics in performance sections and no vendor support for our cars.

I'm currently working on a CAI heat shield box out of Aluminum and some Ram Air scoops. I'm not gonna do much after that. Probably just a pulley and muffler. The bonney has just turned into my everyday car. I need reliability over everything else.

I'll probably stop by and say hello once and a while but it won't be often.
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You gonna keep your bonne and then get your other toy, or sell the bonne?
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Nice choice on the 442
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Bonney is gonna be my everyday car.

And the new toy when restored will be 5 speed, fuel-injected, major HP, 3 season cruiser.
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Naw, get a Super Beetle!
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do an olds 400,,,, much more reliable and cost efficient... (just my opinion, but i sure as hell would take a 455HD any day)
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There sure is no substitute for displacement..

But the way gas price is.. by the time you get the beast fine tuned and modded.. it'll cost you $10 in gas just to warm up and get out of your driveway


But it would still be worth it..

Good luck with the band.. oh.. and the girl too.. hee hee
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Well with 3:73 rear end gears and a new 5 speed (.64 5th OD) w/fuel injection I can probably get about 20ish MPG highway. Which isn't too bad for that beast.

The 455 when built up right (oil restrictors etc) is pretty reliable. With ported Edlebrock Heads w/roller rockers and ported Intake manifold. Topped with a hydrolic roller cam aswell. So instead of a 5k RPM readline stock...I can go up to 6.5k RPM on a big block And have about 600 Lbs trq under 3000 RPM. Big lift with a tame idle. Oh modern technology is grand.

Also planning on doing full suspension/steering/braking upgrade so I can have similar handling to a modern F-Body. Some 275/35/18s in the front and 315/30/18 in the rear with modern rubber hitting the ground. I'm going to do the G-machine route. But I plan on keeping the look of the car stock besides the wheels.

I want the ultimate street car muahahah.
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