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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2003, 08:25 AM
andrew9C1
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Hey guys

Picked up my 1996 B4U Caprice on Monday! Link to the pictures is in my signature. It's so clean. About 83k miles, grey interior , power everything. When I punch it, something's making a little ticking noise that goes away after a few seconds, but I'll get it checked out.

Stupid towing package, so I have 2.93s, rear drums and the mech/elec fan setup, but whatever.

Day one, my friend Chris switched my Eclipse 5342R deck over from the '93 and I moved the SCCA trunk kit and rewired my two '96 trunklights into the new car. (The reason I got a lot less done was that I had to keep running to BrandsMart for stereo harness/adapter parts since those people are IDIOTS!) Tomorrow we're supposed to put the SS seats and console in, and maybe my ATS3 taillights.

I have a few questions. Looking at the SPID printout (thanks again, Brandon!) I see the following codes:
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77Q – MOLDING COLOR, DK MAPLE RED MET
77U – PRIMARY COLOR, EXTERIOR, DK CHERRY MET (95)
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The car looks darker than I remember the SS DCM, so it's probably the Maple Red, but the way I decipher the GM codes is that it should be DCM. Anybody know for sure?

Second, I dig the woodgrain in this car SOOO much more than the garbage that was in my '93. But thinking last night, I realized the black plastic from the SS console isn't going to match well. Does anybody sell a woodgrain insert for the SS console that would match the Caprice dash/doors?

I'll have to do a forum search for the best plugs and wires, and change those out next week. When I was looking at some random site, I saw a kit installed that routes the plug wires neatly over the valve covers. Do any of you have this kit installed? Are there any drawbacks to doing this?

Thanks for any advice/help. Hope the quick pictures turned out well -- if the quality is bad, it's because I downsized them for a couple whiny friends who don't like huge pics.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2003, 09:38 AM
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Totally KeWl! After so many years.

The tick is Probably just a loose manafold bolt, but possobly a crack.
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2003, 12:25 PM
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hey andrew, nice lookin car. and with 83k, youll have fun for a while.
sorry bout the dumb question, but what is B4U, i thought that was the code for a cop camero or somethin. thats quite the wing on that bettle too.
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2003, 01:05 PM
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B4U is the civi caprice with the LT1 and posi(towing package).
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2003, 02:53 PM
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Yeah, B4U is the "sport suspension" option. B4C is the Police Camaro.
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-27-2003, 10:11 AM
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Best SparkPlugs: ??? No definitive answer yet
Best SparkWires: MagneCor. A few others are not bad choices by any means, but many will tell you MagneCor is best.
The LTCC Coil-per-Plug setup you speak of is not inexpensive by any means, but is worth at least a few minutes of your time.
Bob Bailey stands behind a very good product.
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-27-2003, 10:28 PM
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Very nice, picked my B4C a month ago today. [img]smile.gif[/img] i love it!!!! I can't believe how well these things take the curves [img]smile.gif[/img] I sold my RM a few months ago because of financial issues and I don't care, there is no way I'm letting this one go anytime soon [img]smile.gif[/img] I wouldn't mind having a 91-92 B4C to go with my B4U [img]smile.gif[/img]
Brian
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