As an owner of a 96 PS190 with LT1...I would add the following areas.
-Check out the water pump at front of engine block above the raw water pump. Look at weep hole at bottom of pump. Note that this is not cause for rejection...just possibly future cost to replace the pump. Around 200 to 300 dollars.
-LT1 has aluminum heads...spend sometime there.
-the 96 achiles heel is the small floor sections made out of aluminum honeycomb directly in front of engine and directly behind. Again...not cause for rejection. I am replacing mine this off season.
-Check out back seat area. Back seat is weak on a 96 as MC went too far in my opinion to save weight. Again not cause for rejection
Good luck...and don't forget to post pictures soon!
Last edited by mgs96ps; 01-03-2014 at 11:50 AM.