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I just bought a 96 Caprice (former Reno Highway Patrol car with the LT1 engine). The former owner is a friend of mine and has had the car for over 7 years. The 136K mile motor runs strong and the driveline is in excellent condition. The exterior and interior is in need of extensive repair. This car has started the journey to be an SS clone by the former owner.

I will be debadging the car fixing the exterior and will be going with the murdered out satin black look. I will want to go with some engine performance modifications. I am still formulating the plan for the engine. The engine plans will be headed towards forced induction.

My questions are what is the difference between the 96 LT1 engine and the 96 LT1 police edition engine? What are the weak points of the LT1 engine and how much power can be safely added to the stock LT1 police engine? What are the differences in the transmission from the police and the regular auto transmissions?

Additionally if there is anyone out there that has any aftermarket interior or exterior parts please let me know. This car will eventually see the 1/4 mile race track in SoCal. Who has a posi rear end for sale and what kind is the best to get?

Since I'm a complete newbie to this type of car please give me any advise that you can. Remember that the car will be geared towards forced induction, the race track, and still be a street driven car.

Thanks in advance!
Brad Michel
Michel Productions
http://www.thefoat.com/SrtBrad
 

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First off, Welcome Brad. Second, check out this site www.cali-ss.com, half of us are in your area.

Third, explore this site, use the "search" function theres alot of useful info on this site.

Fourth, these are some vendors that have all the hot cosmetics..

http://www.socalstreettrends.com/
^^ if you call them mention your from this forum

http://stores.ebay.com/oldenburger-concepts

http://www.impalamikes.com/services.html

http://cgi3.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=impalasstudio

http://www.clearimageautomotive.com/

performance and exhaust^^^ i believe he is having a sale on posi units, check the group purchase section

http://www.summitracing.com/

http://www.jegs.com/

Fifth, not too much difference in the motors between LT1 9c1(police) and the regular LT1. Although the 9c1 engines have green coolant hoses, which last longer.




this ones mine Kgee, LMAO!!
 

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BLUE, way to welcome a local :D
some good sites on there I forget about sometimes.
 

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Welcome to the board.

I need to get on here more often, and i should join Cali SS too... Didn't realize how local some of you are on here... haha. I'm in L.A. too, Westchester 310...
 

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Welcome to the board.

I need to get on here more often, and i should join Cali SS too... Didn't realize how local some of you are on here... haha. I'm in L.A. too, Westchester 310...
Man, I'm up in westchester 2x a week (the gym by the Golf course on Manchester)
check us out sometime ;)
 

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Welcome to the forum, Brad. Not sure when our next meet-up is with Cali-SS. If she's running pretty good, you might wanna roll her up to the Vegas event for the annual West Coast Gathering this Sept...Norwalk..256
 

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Welcome Brad! Just like Blue mentioned all those links should help and use the "search" it's like finding gold.
Big Newhall reppn' you know where all the gangstas hang out lol
 

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Welcome, looks like Dave owes Tim $5 for the recruit ..lol JK

Come check us out...we're doing Vegas show next month. If your interested, it isn't too late to register, or even show up w/o the Caprice.
 

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Just noticed you got a couple SRT10 trucks.

I'm about to pick up a 300 SRT8. We call it the "dark side" here...well some do.

lol
 

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man that is one sweet SRT10, i've always wanted one!!!!
 

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That truck looks killer. Love the blacked out look...
 
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