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Username Post: Isn't a 1990 full size a box not a bubble?        (Topic#330635)
iRt 
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11-20-15 09:22 AM - Post#2590271    

Why are the 1990 box Caprices grouped with the '91-'96 bubbles here?



 




fbi9c1 
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11-21-15 11:51 AM - Post#2590514    
    In response to iRt

You are correct. Good question.

Jim B.


 
knightfan2691 
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11-21-15 01:22 PM - Post#2590541    
    In response to fbi9c1

As Jim noted, you are correct ... the 1990 Caprice is considered "box". As for being grouped with the 1991+ models, this forum includes other models as well ... like the Lumina, Cavalier, etc. So, the year breakdown doesn't exactly line up with either. For instance, the Lumina body style was virtually the same 1990-1994, with a body style change for 1995. So, the 1994-1996 forum includes both styles of the Lumina, where has it only includes the Caprice "bubbles". HTH.


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iRt 
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11-21-15 02:35 PM - Post#2590565    
    In response to knightfan2691

Thanks. Just wondering if I'd missed something.



 
obibob 
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11-28-15 06:48 PM - Post#2592156    
    In response to iRt

why does it matter?

Contrary to popular belief, speed doesn’t kill, accuracy does. Ain’t that right Osama?


 
fbi9c1 
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12-01-15 02:53 PM - Post#2592735    
    In response to obibob

Better quesstion: Why are you asking this question? If it doesn't matter to you but does matter to the original poster, perhaps remaining silent is the best course of action.

Jim B.


 
obibob 
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12-05-15 09:01 AM - Post#2593458    
    In response to fbi9c1

I was simply asking a question, maybe you shouldn't take such an aggressive attitude over something that , ultimately, has no bearing on anything. Telling someone to keep silent because they asked a question is wrong. Of course this should be expected from someone living in the peoples republic of California..........replying with further insults or criticisms will only prove this theory....I consider the matter ended, I suggest you might consider the same

Contrary to popular belief, speed doesn’t kill, accuracy does. Ain’t that right Osama?


 
fbi9c1 
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12-08-15 12:13 AM - Post#2594136    
    In response to obibob

"I was simply asking a question"

And what did you expect the answer to your question to be? "Gee, it doesn't matter, we are so sorry it irritated you?"

The O/P had a legitimate question and it was answered very well. Nothing further was required.

The real fact is that you didn't have a question at all. It was a rhetorical question that served no purpose other than to say you weren't interested in the subject. I was simply asking why you felt that was necessary.


Jim B.


 
junkman104 
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12-08-15 05:01 PM - Post#2594268    
    In response to fbi9c1

Ok I gotta say it.....you do come across as coarse at times. Nothing personal.






 
iRt 
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12-11-15 12:19 PM - Post#2594867    
    In response to junkman104

397 views on this lame thread? Get a life!

The reason I asked the original query was: since the PCV valve was added (1968?) there was a gizmo-a-week added to the SB Chevy engines. By the late 80's you could barely see the engine because of all the acronyms like MAF, EGR, IAC, TPS, LSD (under the seat). It never worked right and that's why I hate Q-Jets that begin with 1 and not 7.

I've had 30+ GM RWD full size couches-on-wheels and until I got a '92 (I've had 4) I would literally set a garbage can beside the car and unbolt all the garbage, put on a '66 Q-Jet and install a TCI kit on the 700R4 so the ECM could be yanked. All that garbage was, well, garbage.

But come the '92's (and the 91's were the same) with TBI EFI, well I had to admit that it did give better gas mileage than my old stripped down setup, and it's very tidy under the hood. The lack of clutter in a bubble is drastic compared to a chattering-teeth Q-Jet circa '89. So my '92's were left stock although I absolutely detest the stupid lack of an access panel to change the fuel pump. I cut an access panel in my '92 Caprice wagon and will never change a fuel pump the "correct" way again, because it's wrong.

So that was the real, long winded reason I asked why the '90 box was grouped with the bubbles, it was just easier to ask the way I did. I was wondering if the cleaner TBI setup actually started in '90 and that's why they were grouped the way they are here.

I don't really like forums. Without inflection, the tone of your voice, it's too easy to misinterpret someone's comments. People are way too fast to say stuff they never would if they were face to face, in the same way that people will flip someone the bird in traffic and they wouldn't if they were sitting at a dining room table. Or people interpret someone's comment as flipping a bird when they don't mean that at all. You shouldn't need a lawyer to post a comment.

But ya gotta admit it's cheap entertainment!



 
knightfan2691 
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12-12-15 11:58 AM - Post#2595027    
    In response to iRt

  • iRt Said:
Without inflection, the tone of your voice, it's too easy to misinterpret someone's comments. People are way too fast to say stuff they never would if they were face to face, in the same way that people will flip someone the bird in traffic and they wouldn't if they were sitting at a dining room table. Or people interpret someone's comment as flipping a bird when they don't mean that at all. You shouldn't need a lawyer to post a comment.



Ha ... so very true. Great last sentence here.

As for the rest of the paragraph, amen. & that goes for other social media forms as well. SMH.


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