1980 Chevrolet Caprice Classic stw 305cid 4-bbl (5.0L) from Finland
For everyday city or highway use
Electronic carburetor replaced with conventional model, had to change the distributor also. Now works OK.
Some rust due the leaves inside rear doors. drivers seats upholstery worn and torn (normal).
I like the easiness and really comfortable ride. like riding on air cushion!
The jack was quite difficult to use, but it works! although it's a bit scary.
Gas consumption is not so big compared to the size and weight. 20-25 mpg (10 liters/100km minimum) due to 3-speed tranny (TH350). Next models have 4-speed tranny, but those are not so durable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th July, 2003
13th Jan 2008, 16:21
You replaced the electronic carb with 2bbl I'm guessing? how much work was it and how much did it cost? or did you do it through a mechanic?