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ok i got a 96 ss of my uncle, needs new headlights and a few other things, it's working fine right now so im happy,


what will it take to get sub 12 on 1/4 mile ? without nitrous.
 

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lots and lots and lots of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
 

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ok i got a 96 ss of my uncle, needs new headlights and a few other things, it's working fine right now so im happy,


what will it take to get sub 12 on 1/4 mile ? without nitrous.
about $5-7k and a lot of patience. it will require complete top end and a huge cam to do it on a stock 350 block. it will take top end and decent size cam to do it on a 383. the 383 will be easier to drive on the street than a cammed out 350. if you have patience and do a lot of shopping for deals and stuff on this forum and other forums and on ebay, you can get it done for a lot less than what i quoted you. i have been building mines for over 2 years little by little and when i finally get it back together this week, i am expecting a mid to low 12 pass on drag radials.
 

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stock block is fine. heads, cam, intake/tbody, fuel, converter, 4.10's, slicks/radials. Plenty of deals on here all the time....if you do it right its not as hard as you think. Upgrade stuff as you go, suspension, taking off some stuff and you'll make it. but like said above....do it right the first time and you will be spending some money but should be happier...
 

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thanks

well i have about 4k saved up was planing to buy a car when my uncle gave me his 96 caprice ss because he just got an 08 caprice ltz,

i'm getting
Suncoast Ram Air Hood + intake about 1k
rear end 4.11 Ratio 230$ i also found 4.30 4.56 4.88 and 5.13
TA Performance's rear-end covers 150$

Meziere Heavy Duty Electric Water Pump, LT1, Black Annodized 220$
Vigilante 9.5" 3-Disc Torque Converter 2800 or 3200 stall ? 1k
Impala SS Carbon Fiber Driveshaft 1k (later)
TransGO Reprogramming Kit 250$

B&M Supercooler Transmission Cooler 80$
Holley 58mm Throttle Body 400$
QTP Dual Universal Electric Cutouts 500$ i'm using these because cops don't like loud exhausts here, so i'm keeping the stock exhaust system and using the cutouts right after the headers


would you recommend i get the LT4 Conversion Kit ?
what cam numbers should i look at here ?

i found Patriot Performance 195cc Aluminum LT1 Assembled Heads for 1k

Combustion Chamber: 58cc
Intake Runner: 195cc
Exhaust Runner: 70cc
Intake Valve: 2.02"
Exhaust Valve: 1.60"
Max. Valve Spring Lift: 0.650"
Spring Pressure Closed: 135 lbs. @ 1.800"
Spring Pressure Open: 375 lbs. @ 1.150"
Retainer Material: Titanium
Valve Seal Material: Viton
Valve Guide Material: Manganese Bronze
Valve Job: 5-angle
 

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ummm you def arent going the budget route lol...DO NOT GET A CARBON FIBER DRIVESHAFT!!!!!!!!

and hey i have 3" electric cutouts for sale lol...save urself 350 bucks

and you arent getting into 12's w/ lt4 kit...check out LE or AI kits...
 

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Why 12's? once you get there all youll wana do is go faster! like these guys say check out Advanced Induction they know their stuff.
 

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thanks

i'm getting
Suncoast Ram Air Hood + intake about 1k ...Save your money
rear end 4.11 Ratio 230$ i also found 4.30 4.56 4.88 and 5.13....4.10's & new posi unit & a full rebuild. 1k.
TA Performance's rear-end covers 150$
....Why? Plus , you only need one.
Meziere Heavy Duty Electric Water Pump, LT1, Black Annodized 220$ Your choice
Vigilante 9.5" 3-Disc Torque Converter 2800 or 3200 stall ? 1k ...Depends on your cam profile.
Impala SS Carbon Fiber Driveshaft 1k (later) ...way later
TransGO Reprogramming Kit 250$
....Get the tranny built as stated above in #2
B&M Supercooler Transmission Cooler 80$....Not really needed
Holley 58mm Throttle Body 400$
QTP Dual Universal Electric Cutouts 500$ i'm using these because cops don't like loud exhausts here, so i'm keeping the stock exhaust system and using the cutouts right after the headers What headers?


would you recommend i get the LT4 Conversion Kit ?.....No, Old school these days.
what cam numbers should i look at here ? Talk to the heads/cam guy's.

i found Patriot Performance 195cc Aluminum LT1 Assembled Heads for 1k

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As stated above, A.I. or LE, for a head/cam combo.
 

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well i have about 4k saved up was planing to buy a car when my uncle gave me his 96 caprice ss because he just got an 08 caprice ltz,

i'm getting
Suncoast Ram Air Hood + intake about 1k
rear end 4.11 Ratio 230$ i also found 4.30 4.56 4.88 and 5.13
TA Performance's rear-end covers 150$
Meziere Heavy Duty Electric Water Pump, LT1, Black Annodized 220$
Vigilante 9.5" 3-Disc Torque Converter 2800 or 3200 stall ? 1k
Impala SS Carbon Fiber Driveshaft 1k (later)
TransGO Reprogramming Kit 250$
B&M Supercooler Transmission Cooler 80$
Holley 58mm Throttle Body 400$
QTP Dual Universal Electric Cutouts 500$ i'm using these because cops don't like loud exhausts here, so i'm keeping the stock exhaust system and using the cutouts right after the headers


would you recommend i get the LT4 Conversion Kit ?
what cam numbers should i look at here ?

i found Patriot Performance 195cc Aluminum LT1 Assembled Heads for 1k

Combustion Chamber: 58cc
Intake Runner: 195cc
Exhaust Runner: 70cc
Intake Valve: 2.02"
Exhaust Valve: 1.60"
Max. Valve Spring Lift: 0.650"
Spring Pressure Closed: 135 lbs. @ 1.800"
Spring Pressure Open: 375 lbs. @ 1.150"
Retainer Material: Titanium
Valve Seal Material: Viton
Valve Guide Material: Manganese Bronze
Valve Job: 5-angle
$4k aint gonna get you a 12 sec b-body. you might be able to get a 12 sec f-body from one of the f-body threads but its gonna be almost impossible to get 12 secs with $4k out of a 4k pound car unless it was already running close to 12s to begin with which ours arent even close. 13s with $4k, yeah thats doable...but 12s? Prove us wrong buddy!
 

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u have the best uncle in the world :D
 

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carbon fiber driveshaft lol
 

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is that an engine cover or something? but i think mine is a caprice ss too. mine has a caprice ss badge by the radio and ive always wondered because i thought they were only overseas. idk but im pretty sure the badge is valuable.
http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/album.php?albumid=188&pictureid=1033
I wouldn't get too excited. Unless you have WX8 on the SPID sticker, you don't have a CapriceSS. Those dash badges were readily available for years and lots of people put them on their 9c1's and B4U's. There are guys here who probably still have some laying around.
 

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yes, you can do it with a 350,smaller cam(LE) and drives like a dream any where.. Low 12's and high 11's all day.Never going to happen for 4 grand even duing the work myself..The faster you go the more stuff breaks.Take your time and have fun always nice to have goals but enjoy the car.
 
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