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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:40 pm

I think youve nailed it this time tho...

Those pics are slick....car looks perfect

Thank god it doesnt have paint, cuz if it looks THAT good without....DAMN!

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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:49 pm

Dude, I love it. I love the SS grille too. I liked the old setup but it just looks awesome on the front like that now.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:11 pm


Yes, seriously it looks kick-ass! Twisted Evil

I'd leave it like that Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:38 pm

Moooooooooooooog!
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:39 pm

Lmao!!

Very true, but not at all practical for DD style usage. Function over form in that case.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:47 pm

BTW. Thanks for all the comments gents.

It finally rides the way it looks (f&@kin badass)

But, I thank, IIRC, crovo for posting the big board thread that had the PPMs for sale, and Jim for "passing" on them. Man I love PayPal!!!

Anywho. So, what's next?

I'd like to get an SS rear to build with a "taller" gear.

Brakes upgrade? Possibly.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:33 am

Guess that depends...

Do you want to go faster?....or slower?... Smile

I personally choose drivetrain over brakes but you dont SEE drivetrain & it CAN get you in trouble. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:39 am

The rear is definitely my next step. I know it'll be tough finding an SS rear.

Maybe get a civi rear and swap backing plates from drum to disk? Idk.

I do want to get GOOD headers sometime in the near future. Something stainless in and out.

Heads and cam will come soon as well. I read soooo many different opinions and dyno/track results from many different combos. It's running little birds and stars around my head like a cartoon hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:18 am

MASShole9C1 wrote:
BTW. Thanks for all the comments gents.

It finally rides the way it looks (f&@kin badass)

But, I thank, IIRC, crovo for posting the big board thread that had the PPMs for sale, and Jim for "passing" on them. Man I love PayPal!!!

Anywho. So, what's next?

I'd like to get an SS rear to build with a "taller" gear.

Brakes upgrade? Possibly.


Going down to 3.42's or 3.73's?
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:22 pm

Yes
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:25 pm

... Razz

... Cool

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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:39 pm

Must've missed a punch line or something
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:47 pm

Brian, may I suggest a 2.56 open rear end for the ultimate in fuel miserly driving experiences? Cool

You know you want to. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:54 pm

Hahaha. No thanks.

The 3.08s are a good gear, but I'd like to step it up.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:16 pm

Thanks goes to Steve for fronting the money for, and sending me, the air dam pieces I was looking for.

Cleaned, installed, I'm happy now.

Going back to a thread I started about my hi beam indicator staying illuminated, I'm fairly certain now, that it has to do with whatever engages/cancels it at the stalk. I fooled with it last night while adjusting the tilt, turning the wheel, signals on etc and managed to turn it off twice. It's stuck on again. The "click" is ummm, lazy and smooth rather than sounding like cracking knuckles.

Also, for the fuel gauge/warning light, I did a lot of reading of symptoms and whatnot, after I put gas in the car and the gauge has stayed passed full for some time. I know I didn't put enough in it to be full to begin with. Here's the link that I feel sums up my problem
http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=235185
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:08 pm

I've got to do that with the wagon. It goes way past full and stays too high until about half a tank where it goes down dramatically after that point.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:13 pm

That just might be the magic fix. Finicky cars I tell ya!
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:32 am

MASShole9C1 wrote:
That just might be the magic fix. Finicky cars I tell ya!

I don't think they are that bad at all. 80's fuel injected turbo cars are finicky.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:15 pm

V8Killer wrote:
MASShole9C1 wrote:
That just might be the magic fix. Finicky cars I tell ya!

I don't think they are that bad at all. 80's fuel injected turbo cars are finicky.

My friend has a Merkur....I agree with all.


Though any older car will be finicky at times....but still not as bad as older turbo yuppie cars.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:39 pm

Got bored so I ventured and did a newb mod today. TB coolant bypass. '96 is a bit different for the 94/95 years. '96 excludes the secondary hose from the reservoir from what I've read/seen. That being said, extra clamps and a double barbed fitting isn't needed. Basically eliminate both the inlet and outlet ports on the TB, remove the rubber 90* hose from the TB to steam pipe. The reservoir hose goes to the steam pipe and youre done. RAGS RAGS RAGS. My engine was at op temp when i did it. I went ahead and replaced the OEM bleeder valve that makes a mess. I did end up spending about $10 in parts tho.

Pkg of 3/8" vacuum port caps from autozone (2 needed)

1 Watts brand 1/4" x 1/8" angle valve from lowes

Length of 1/4" x .170" poly tubing from lowes (needed to bleed to a remote location NOT on the opti)

I've added enough length for bleeding, plugged the other end and tucked it away under the evap solenoid (near injectors)
New valve

Capped ports

Can barely see it here


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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:31 am

Nice job!

Did the '96 used to look like this Sheriff car?

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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:30 pm

Just to be safe (if you havent already)
Hold one end of that tubing into a pot of boiling water to see how it acts when hot
You really DONT want to find out the hard way

When I did this, I tie wrapped the tube down the backside of the lower rad hose & left it hanging out down low
Makes it a 2 second job to bleed...5 seconds if you add the DD coolata cup to catch the coolant...Smile

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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:06 pm

Thanks, Steve.

Yes Al. But only after 1997. Before that it was owned by the Metro Transit Authority in the L.A. area. I have no idea what that looked like. I haven't found any pictures of the MTA cars before it was disbanded in '97.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:40 pm

Here's an SCRTD unit, before it became LACMTA in 1993:

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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:45 am

Basically, next on my list are:

Not in any specific order

Headers
3.42 (in an SS rear end)
BIG brakes
S10 converter
Blue leather RMS rear seat (not the ones made from baby seal skin SMH)
Paint the hood
Possibly locate another LT1 to have rebuilt, painted, my aluminum heads machined and put on along with a moderate cam
Maybe bigger rims
SEM the center console 
Add overhead console with temp, heading, etc
Jerry's sequential kit
New HIDs

Possibly all done by late next summer. Moving might hinder some of that.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:05 am

Whats the point of the TB bypass?
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:58 am

It's "supposed" to lower the air temperature coming into the TB.

Since the op temp coolant passes through the TB (from the steam pipe to the reservoir) it defeats the purpose of any CAI.

Given the chance, its a quick and simple mod where you basically run the steam pipe directly to the reservoir via the reservoir hose. Cap off the 2 unused ports on the TB to keep em clean, bleed the system, you're done.

Dyno numbers, again, supposedly add 5 HP with cooler air coming in as well as a crisper throttle.

If nothing else, it adds to your "mod belt".

The original design is to run the hot coolant through the TB to prevent the blades from icing. I don't drive in the winter and, our LT1s inject fuel AFTER the TB so there's no real chance of it happening anyway.

I've read that it doesn't do much, all the way to guys stating they'll do it to every car.

To each his own and it doesn't hurt anything.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:24 pm

MASShole9C1 wrote:
It's "supposed" to lower the air temperature coming into the TB.

Since the op temp coolant passes through the TB (from the steam pipe to the reservoir) it defeats the purpose of any CAI.

Given the chance, its a quick and simple mod where you basically run the steam pipe directly to the reservoir via the reservoir hose. Cap off the 2 unused ports on the TB to keep em clean, bleed the system, you're done.

Dyno numbers, again, supposedly add 5 HP with cooler air coming in as well as a crisper throttle.

If nothing else, it adds to your "mod belt".

The original design is to run the hot coolant through the TB to prevent the blades from icing. I don't drive in the winter and, our LT1s inject fuel AFTER the TB so there's no real chance of it happening anyway.

I've read that it doesn't do much, all the way to guys stating they'll do it to every car.

To each his own and it doesn't hurt anything.

According to GM, it's there to prevent icing of the throttle-body on super cold days, and to help with cold start emissions warm up. Rolling Eyes

I have my throttle-body bypassed on EVERY one of my vehicles, including the Buicks, and the Silverado. Good mod in my book Cool
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:47 pm

^ A testimonial from a real person, not an actor Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:49 am

Nothing monumentous to update.

I had a small electrical problem that left me with no headlights, causing me to use a jumper wire to get home at night.

http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/t5451-no-headlights

The dimmer switch was toast as was the connector and about 1 inch out, of the 4 wires going in to it.

I bought an OEM style connector and pig tail from vatozone for almost $30. Took 2 days to arrive.

I did have to repin the terminals as its a generic GM setup.

All white insulated wires too. It's made in USA by BWD and boasts a NASCAR logo on the box. It's connector # PT359 for anyone interested in the future.

The dimmer switch I got was about $8.00.

I've had no issues since (going on a week) with extra heat from that connector or the harness. Fingers crossed.

Since the already substandard factory wiring for the headlights, are almost 20 years old, I decided to upgrade.

I bought Gary's Innovative Wiring 2 relay plug and play headlight harness. A bit of change, but will help take the load off that switch.

http://innovativewiring.com/?page_id=232

Today I received a set of replacement, low beam only, 8k HIDs too replace my broken 6ks. This too, will decrease the load as the HID have a lesser current demand than the silverstars I've been using since March.

I plan to get Garry's battery cables that are used with the corvette starter as well.

http://innovativewiring.com/?page_id=175

I also purchased an OEM throttle linkage cover and a few other things.

Today I located a set of BBB door handles, so I can scratch those off my wish list.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:07 pm

Got HIDs hooked up the other day.

Today I received Gary's wiring harness. Super simple to do. Includes instructions, zipties, and extra relays.
Took me all of about 30 minutes to do.



I also received a throttle linkage cover, bracket, and bolt. Installed that while I was under the hood.

Also, while under the hood I found what seems like a small oil leak somewhere around the passenger side valve cover. It's always something with these bastard cars. I haven't narrowed it down yet.

A pair of 9C1 wipers came today to install on my upcoming vehicle purchase Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:27 pm

MASShole9C1 wrote:

A pair of 9C1 wipers came today to install on my upcoming vehicle purchase Wink

Let the bait hit the bottom...bring it up a foot or so.....then hang on tight...bounce 

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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:00 pm

Hahaha, Steve. Well, its nothing super amazing. Needs a little but of work (what friggin B body doesn't). Tho, the color and certain options might be harder to find than most. Maybe not. We'll see...tongue 
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:10 pm

Interesting, my streetlights came with that exact relay pack.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:24 pm

You think maybe he designed it?
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:26 pm

98% possibility that happened lol
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:17 am

MASShole9C1 wrote:
Hahaha, Steve. Well, its nothing super amazing. Needs a little but of work (what friggin B body doesn't). Tho, the color and certain options might be harder to find than most. Maybe not. We'll see...tongue 

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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:23 am

1984twodoor wrote:
MASShole9C1 wrote:
Hahaha, Steve. Well, its nothing super amazing. Needs a little but of work (what friggin B body doesn't). Tho, the color and certain options might be harder to find than most. Maybe not. We'll see...tongue 

Hey I can keep secrets! bounce rabbit 

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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:35 pm

A mint set of BBB door handles came today. Pretty excited about that.

Remaining on the BBB list are
-wheel well moulding a
-lower door/fender trim

I'm still looking for 2 big items.
1) blue leather roadmaster rear seat (94-96)
2) impala ss rear end to build

I've also started reading about the 1.6 rr and what springs to use. A ton of reading.

Also wondering where a reliable place is, to buy rear end gears from. Looking for 3.42s.

Still undecided on headers. I think I'll wait until I have the cash to get new cats too. Out with the old and in with the new. Plus I think I have some exh manifold bolts that are broken :/


Oh! I was able to reconnect the interior light switches in the door jambs. 9C1 cars come with them disabled. Both front driver and passenger wires are tucked behind the kick panels. Just plug them into the switches.

I picked up a mint headliner from Andrew out of his parts 9C1. This will be for my overhead console install since it has the ticket light hole and mine does not have one.
Gotta get this new project car rolling. Gonna need a lot of parts for that thing too. Damn B bodies. Using all my money. I DID pick up a complete set of silicone 9C1 hoses for it for $70 shipped. Not bad. They're in excellent condition!
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:52 pm

MASShole9C1 wrote:


Still undecided on headers. I think I'll wait until I have the cash to get new cats too. Out with the old and in with the new. Plus I think I have some exh manifold bolts that are broken :/



If you are not in a big hurry for headers, I have a pair of original Clear Image Tri-Ys with matching "cat-delete" pipes that I just removed from my 96 9C1.

They are boxed up and UPS ready so that they can be re-ceramic coated by Dan.

I doubt you'll need cats, my car has always passed E-tests with Dan's "jump-pipes" installed, even WITH the aggressive PCM-4 LESS re-programing done.

This is a 1996 SS, dual cat - four O2 sensor (OBD-II) configuration.

The iMac is still down, so I can't post images, but if you're interested in the exhaust parts, I can send photos to your phone or email if you PM me.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:40 pm

No big updates. No pics yet either (have to empty my phone)

With the help of Indigo today, we swapped in some BBB door handles. Honestly, taking the door panels off made me nervous. But we did so without breaking a single thing. All the plastic door trim clips and whatnot were good to go back in.

The rears are sort if a PITA to swap out. It was easiest to take the outer sill trim off along with the actual glass. Once the glass was out it was very easy to access the 2 10mm mounting nuts.

Looks a lot nicer without the chrome handles. Had to run it through the car to get all the nasty finger prints off of everything.


During the drive home, on the highway, a kid in a fox body decided to try and race me. It was definitely fun for the 20 seconds it lasted. He had a car in his lane and he was forced to fall back. The 9C1 picked up, with the go pedal down, pretty quick surprisingly. Considering all the weight in the car. I thought he woulda had me GVW wise. Nope! I don't usually "race" but when you make eye contact, its like an animal instinct.


I also picked up some sand blasted valve covers and basically everything needed for the digital climate control swap. Thanks again Indigo!
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:41 pm

The 9C1 has been laid up for over a month with a cracked flex plate.

Just got one in the mail from ironfistdog.

I did score an SS rear end as previously mention in my WTB thread. Full rebuild at some point.

I put G body springs out back, too low for me. Instead of putting the PPM autox springs back in, I put stock SS springs in. Looks and rides good.

I do have a pretty neat wheel and tire combo idea that, hopefully, I can achieve by this time next year.

So far so good, we are closing on our first house on the 18th. That + winter coming, she'll be put away until next year when I e got time, weather, and money on my side.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:47 pm

MASShole9C1 wrote:
The 9C1 has been laid up for over a month with a cracked flex plate.

Just got one in the mail from ironfistdog.

I did score an SS rear end as previously mention in my WTB thread. Full rebuild at some point.

I put G body springs out back, too low for me. Instead of putting the PPM autox springs back in, I put stock SS springs in. Looks and rides good.

I do have a pretty neat wheel and tire combo idea that, hopefully, I can achieve by this time next year.

So far so good, we are closing on our first house on the 18th. That + winter coming, she'll be put away until next year when I e got time, weather, and money on my side.
congrats on the house! Glad to hear it's going well!
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:52 am

Thanks, Matt. It's got a nice wooden carport and a shed for 2 cars, pool, patio, etc. the driveway is crushed stone tho. We're going to to order a prefab 24x30-ish garage and pave the driveway. But, that'll be later on. We're gonna be adding our own touches inside first.

Back to the car, I also gave Al my spotlight housings to give to Bill M. to have powder coated. Hoping to hear back sometime soon.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:55 am

Good luck on the house.


MASShole9C1 wrote:
........... I also gave Al my spotlight housings to give to Bill M. to have powder coated. Hoping to hear back sometime soon.
Al AND Bill?????? Oh-Oh......Good luck with that too....Surprised ....Shocked 


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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:07 am

MASShole9C1 wrote:
So far so good, we are closing on our first house on the 18th. That + winter coming, she'll be put away until next year when I e got time, weather, and money on my side.
cheers Congrats! Staying in Attleboro?
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:13 pm

Thanks guys! Yes, Mike. We are staying in the same area.
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:43 pm


Fought on eBay a bit to get the PROPER length spotlights MADE for a Caprice.

Hopefully I'll get the PCd spotlight housings back from Bill M. soon so I can swap them out.

Also managed to get one of those funky trunk release/black out combo buttons from a big forum member. $15 shipped ain't bad considering they go from $50-$100 new on eBay and virtually impossible to find in a junk yard.

Kind of irrelevant things to buy, I know. I do alot of searching and waiting. I see the chance, I'll take it!



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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:28 pm

New (used) correct length S6 spotlights arrived today. Came with correct OEM mounting brackets specific to a Caprice.

They actually work too.

Pretty excited since I've been waiting a long time to get the correct ones.

If you check eBay, some sellers want $150-$250 for ONE Caprice specific spotlight. I snagged these for $94 shipped.

So in keeping with the ironic look of a lowered and "customized" 9C1, I am complete. Still got that push bar too...hmmmmmmmm
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PostSubject: Re: The SSheriff (1996 9C1)   Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:51 pm

Nothing "progress" related to update. I wanted to share some pics tho. More of a photo dump of my favorite pics. I like to look at it when I can't drive it Smile.

Also, I've since acquired an SS rear end from Al and will probably be going with 3.73s. I'll need to find someone for that or learn to do it myself, obviously. Then to choose a stall speed. Sooooo many factors to consider!!!

I've located a flywheel from Indigo too. It's sitting in the trunk still, with me hoping the noise I have IS a cracked flywheel. Haven't had the weather or time to look at it closely.












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