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Forum: Impala SS/Caprice for sale   07-12-2016, 04:52 PM
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Posted By TheFleshRocket
Bump--open to reasonable offers.

Bump--open to reasonable offers.
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   07-12-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,460
Posted By TheFleshRocket
The bottom end will be getting rebuilt or...

The bottom end will be getting rebuilt or replaced with a rebuilt bottom end. The repair is pending the sale of my RMW--wife says I can't fix the Caprice until the RMW is gone. See the For Sale...
Forum: Impala SS/Caprice for sale   06-01-2016, 05:24 PM
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Posted By TheFleshRocket
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Forum: Impala SS/Caprice for sale   06-01-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By TheFleshRocket
FS: '96 Roadmaster Wagon

For sale is my '96 Buick Roadmaster wagon. It is mostly stock and has the tow package. It currently has 166,xxx miles on it, but is still being driven periodically so that number will increase. It...
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   05-18-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By TheFleshRocket
Which bearings did you have swapped out? Crank? ...

Which bearings did you have swapped out? Crank? Cam? Connecting rods? And which bearings are the "good ones"?

The Mabbco blocks are a little more expensive than what you paid--now they're $795...
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   05-17-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By TheFleshRocket
Tips for buying a rebuilt / remanufactured LT1 short block?

Some of you might remember my threads about low compression on #1 in my '94 Caprice wagon. ...
Forum: Impala SS/Caprice for sale   01-03-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,489
Posted By TheFleshRocket
Car is definitely driveable--I've been putting a...

Car is definitely driveable--I've been putting a few miles in the last couple of weeks. Since it's venting the crankcase under the hood, I've been keeping the window cracked.

The issue is that...
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   12-30-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,270
Posted By TheFleshRocket
My original question was essentially: "Would a...

My original question was essentially: "Would a potential buyer be more likely to want to buy a car that needed repairs at a discounted price so he could spend the savings on upgrades, or would a...
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   12-30-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,270
Posted By TheFleshRocket
^^^^ This guy gets it. Of course it...

^^^^ This guy gets it.

Of course it doesn't hurt that your opinion effectively mirrors my own, AtlantaDan but hey. :)
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   12-30-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,270
Posted By TheFleshRocket
Because that's how discussions work. You state...

Because that's how discussions work. You state your opinion, I state my counterpoint. Maybe we come to an agreement. Maybe we don't.



The fact is that my attempts at selling the car have...
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   12-22-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,270
Posted By TheFleshRocket
The "list" of things wrong is that the hatch only...

The "list" of things wrong is that the hatch only opens one way, it needs touch-up paint in a few spots, and the tint on the rear glass has a scratch in it. Find me a B-body that has fewer flaws and...
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   12-22-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,270
Posted By TheFleshRocket
Ebay is definitely in the cards--I was just...

Ebay is definitely in the cards--I was just hoping to avoid all of the nonsense involved with it, but I think that it'll widen the audience significantly.

The Caprice is paid off and insurance...
Forum: Impala SS/Caprice for sale   12-21-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,489
Posted By TheFleshRocket
Bump--still for sale. I'm strongly considering...

Bump--still for sale. I'm strongly considering having the motor fixed, so if you were potentially interested but frightened off about the potential repairs, let me know.
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   12-21-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,270
Posted By TheFleshRocket
I get that you don't get out of a car what you...

I get that you don't get out of a car what you put into it. And I get that mods don't add value--for people who don't value those mods. Someone shopping for a stock wagon isn't going to be wooed by...
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   12-15-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,270
Posted By TheFleshRocket
No, but I would spend $9K if it had a healthy...

No, but I would spend $9K if it had a healthy motor. :)

(Seems pretty clear what I'm going to do next.)
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   12-15-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,270
Posted By TheFleshRocket
Sounds reasonable to me. I mentioned fixing the...

Sounds reasonable to me. I mentioned fixing the motor to my wife and she gave me a raised eyebrow but nothing that implied she was against it. The other little stuff is potatoes to get resolved.
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   12-15-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,270
Posted By TheFleshRocket
Early 4th-gen F-bodies are the least desirable of...

Early 4th-gen F-bodies are the least desirable of the breed--why would anyone want one when they could buy a couple-year-newer model with an LS1? It's not a "special" car, so extremely low miles...
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   12-15-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,270
Posted By TheFleshRocket
If I was poor, desperate and unscrupulous, I...

If I was poor, desperate and unscrupulous, I could almost definitely get away with passing the car off as having a healthy motor. It drives so well that a person wouldn't know without doing some...
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   12-15-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,270
Posted By TheFleshRocket
I get that book value on these cars is relatively...

I get that book value on these cars is relatively low, but $2700 for the car you describe sounds like a heck of a deal. My mom (who has even more of an attachment to B-body wagons than I do)...
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   12-15-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,270
Posted By TheFleshRocket
Thanks to everyone for your input thus far. A...

Thanks to everyone for your input thus far. A few points:

The paint isn't faded. It's overall in great shape with just a few blemishes. The tint is also in good shape aside from the scratched...
Forum: Engine Problems/Maintenance   12-14-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,270
Posted By TheFleshRocket
Should I have the engine fixed or continue trying to sell as-is?

I've got my '94 Caprice wagon for sale. It's got low compression on #1 and probably needs a bottom end rebuild in order to be fully healthy, but it runs and drives great as-is. Here's the thread,...
Forum: Heating/Cooling/HVAC   12-14-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By TheFleshRocket
Bump to a really old thread--the problem ended up...

Bump to a really old thread--the problem ended up being that one of the fans was dead. When I replaced the dead fan, coolant temp with the AC on stayed about the same as it did with the AC off.
Forum: Impala SS/Caprice for sale   11-09-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,489
Posted By TheFleshRocket
If I was going to go through the trouble of...

If I was going to go through the trouble of R&Ring the motor, I might as well just have the bottom end gone over--by the time I bought a used longblock and paid for the labor, I'd be most of the way...
Forum: Impala SS/Caprice for sale   11-09-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,489
Posted By TheFleshRocket
Thanks! I'm assuming that it's going to need a...

Thanks! I'm assuming that it's going to need a bottom end rebuild. I could get it taken care of--guesstimating it would cost about $3K or so--but I'm just going to use stock-grade parts since the...
Forum: Impala SS/Caprice for sale   11-03-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,489
Posted By TheFleshRocket
I'll argue that mods do raise the value of the...

I'll argue that mods do raise the value of the car--to a buyer who appreciates those mods.

The only reason I'm selling is to placate my wife--she's tired of me spending money on it. I don't...
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