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    What u guys think about the CHEVY CAPRICE?

    Well as some of you know my car was stolen and i came upon a great deal on a chevy caprice 1975. Its white with white leather interior. Its a convertiable which is pretty neat.

    I really miss my rex but wantto move on...what u guys think of it? i no nothing about american cars...i think its a "chevy block" (whatever that means) and has 350 hp...right?

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    Did you say 1975?

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    glasspakcs and a holly four barrel will do magic on that motor and bolt on some hooker headers your good to WHOOP ASS
    if its not fast it better be a show car

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    yes i did say 1975....lol


    Any one know a lot about this stuff? or should post in a hardcore american muscle forum.?lol

    Yea its a 1975 with 40,xxx miles!!!!! stock engine

    It will be pimp but i wantto knwo if these things are quick at all?
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    they can be quick but i doubt theya re quick off the line cuz they are BEASTY
    if its not fast it better be a show car

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    I had a 77 Impala which is basically the same set up as the 75 Caprice. While it does have a 350 in it, it is rated at about 180-190 horses. During the 70's, the auto industry cut way back on performance due to the oil embargo. Still, the thing has a 350 that with a few parts can live up to its potential.
    I loved my Impala. The thing was unstoppable. Some dude on the freeway in front of me dropped a huge storage shelf out of the back of his truck. I was thundering down the freeway at 80 in the passing lane, with a full load of friends in the car. I couldn't swerve to miss it, I had no choice but to ram the thing. I hit it and sent it flying into the median. I got out to check my car and there wasn't a scratch on it. The shelf wasn't a lucky.
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    I'm thinking *lowrider*.

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    My brother's got a 94 Caprice Classic with the LT1 motor, sway bars, intake, exhaust, stiffened and lowered. The thing hauls pretty nicely and with his setup it handles fairly well to. You can't quite fling it around like a WRX but it sticks well. Only problem is he has the leather bench seats and after a few turns everyone is sliding side to side
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    To make 350 HP you will need to spend some $$. I had a 1977 Cutlass and it made 220 HP. To make 350HP you will need new cam, lifters, Intake manifold, carb and full exhaust. You will also have to port and polish the heads. Can be done, but it will cost some $$.

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    Originally posted by scrscars
    My brother's got a 94 Caprice Classic with the LT1 motor, sway bars, intake, exhaust, stiffened and lowered. The thing hauls pretty nicely and with his setup it handles fairly well to. You can't quite fling it around like a WRX but it sticks well. Only problem is he has the leather bench seats and after a few turns everyone is sliding side to side
    Imagine how people fly in the back a wrx with leather. It hillarious, i do it inparticually to people who are too "cool" for seat belts.
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    I had an '81 Caprice a while back and loved that car. I got rid of it when I bought my '94 Police Package (9C1) Caprice. Both were awesome cars.

    I only put intake and exhaust on the '94. I did a motor/trans/rear/suspension swap on the '81.

    I still have a police package posi rear w/ police suspension that came off the '81. If you buy that '77 and want the parts, let me know and we can work out a deal. I'm in the Lehigh Valley, PA.
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    Paint it yellow, and use it to earn money so you can buy what you really want later on.


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    Bah! Don't buy it. Waste of time and money. Get something easier to mod, like a GN. The question is, what do you want to use your car for?
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    Originally posted by AjIsDope
    Bah! Don't buy it. Waste of time and money. Get something easier to mod, like a GN. The question is, what do you want to use your car for?
    Easier to mod? I don't know that you'll find anything easier to mod than that Caprice. There's plenty of room to work on everything. It'll take any small block or big block GM every made along with any matching trans and it has the simple, yet reliable, "factory" four link suspension.

    I've modded a lot of cars and I didn't find any easier than the "B" body Chevys.
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