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Jason:
I was right. LOL. The only engine in that 87 Safari you had was a 307 vin Y. GM's parts books, engine charts and data all confirm it.
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going....
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now time to shoot my dad LOL
17 years after he bought it, he says he thought he was told he got a 305...
now the old man (yeah yeah, he's 60 lol) says he knew it was a BUICK engine aka a THREE OH SEVEN!
so I just found out and Im like "thanks dad, Im arguing with people on the Trans Am newsgroup about it!" as I chuckled and walked back to my computer....so Joe, I owe you an appology
Im sorry I argued, but my dad made me think I was right
now I do think, and Im almost sure his 80 Caprice was a 305 lol
J
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Lol.. thata boy Jason.. but I guess we'll forgive ya.. us KR guys gotta stick together.. ;)
-Geno 1985 Blue Camaro 2.8L w/T-tops (149k and going... getting worried) 1988 Blue Firebird Formula 5.0L w/T-tops 1985 Brown Firebird 5.7L w/5-Speed (No T-tops though) Still looking for an '82-'84 T/A w/T-tops or parts from one
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lol had to do a double take .... glad you said KR not KY Kitt :P:P
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Damn right Geno...even though everyone else thinks we're crazy LOL
KR Nats is in Ann Arbor this year, in case you are interested.... NO MORE DAYTON!
Jason and a link to the only pic I have of my car, so all the T/Aers out there know I really have one! http://knightriderzofnewark.50megs.com/Jason.html
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1980 Caprice could have been a 305 or a 350, OR a a 350 Olds diesel :).
No apology needed. GM confused enough consumers back then :) Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going....
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my dad did not get a fancy station wagon
it was strictly for work, so it WAS a 305
J
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The Ohio EPA E-Check Sucks A$$, its a waste of time and money, but the good thing they now do is, on all OBDII cars that have a functioning ALDL connector, the tech plugs right in and can automaticly pass/fail the vehicle
granted I like PA's idea, of state inspections being done at repair facilities. But as a mechanic, and being from Ohio and having lived in PA, finding a tech position is hard, due to the fact 98% of all repair facilities are PA State Inspection Stations (as well as dealerships) and almost all of them require a state inspection license before employing techs, and coming from out of state, that was extremely hard for me.
J
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Charles:
The last RWD big Caddies were powered by LT1 engines from 94 to 96. Same platform as the Roadmaster and Caprice/Impala SS. Of course, the F body used this 5.7P engine through 1997.
The 305 vin E (the same TBI engine in the F car) replaced the 307 vin Y and 9 after that was last used in 1990. You could also get the 5.7 vin 7 TBI engine starting around 1989 or so. Some cop versions of the Caprice also had the 5.7-7.
I'll go further if need be :). Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going....
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Yes mistaken twice in one night.
I recently sent a 88 Fleetwood to it's await it's death at the hands of monster trucks. It was/is a 307 car. We have a 89 Poncho wagon with a dead 307, and a 90 Caprice wagon with a 305 Chevy. All future demolition derby cars.
Sometimes it's hard to remember everything. Charles
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Charles,
The 305 in the 1990 wagon is not likely to be original. Actually, all 1990 wagons like that would have been 307 engines.
These are very solid old machines, same basically from 1977 to 1990. Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going....
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in Trans Ams it was
but they had 4.9L Caddilacs after that
Jason
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