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Discussion in 'V-8 Buick Powered Regals' started by vanilla bean, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. vanilla bean

    vanilla bean Well-Known Member

    Where is everyone with their regals. And their half projects. What happened, posting more would be cool.
     
  2. quickstage1

    quickstage1 Well-Known Member

    My son and I are leaving here in a few minutes to go on a 9 hour round trip to pick up a GN 8.5 3.42 posi rear for his 455 swapped 85 Regal. I'll try to post some pictures of his current 85 and his previous 79 Regal that we swapped a 350 into this evening when we get back.

    Ken
     
  3. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly escaped mental patient

    i dont own one lol and the 83 lesabre i had which was kinda similar i end up selling thanks to my ex wife. Reason she is an ex.
     
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  4. docgsx

    docgsx It's not a GTX

    You mean 1 more reason... lol
     
  5. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly escaped mental patient

    yeah the other dude takes the cake
     
  6. 70 GMuscle

    70 GMuscle Plan B

    I’m helping a friend w and 86 Regal with Oldsmobile 455 power. Looking for electric fan suggestions to help it cool at the track. Cool car.
     

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  7. KGB

    KGB Well-Known Member

    I stopped posting because I felt like I was building my car wrong. Spent 3 years trying to get things working right, and when I finally did, I got told it didn't sound "V8-Y" enough. Kinda took the wind out of my sails, so I stopped posting and enjoyed what I built.

    70 GMuscle, I just put a Cold Case radiator with a Derale shrouded fan in mine and it works really well. I can post some pics if you'd like.
     
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  8. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    The first start up video you posted a while back, it sounds very nice.

    Cell phones are lousy at capturing sound as our ear's hear it.
     
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  9. 70 GMuscle

    70 GMuscle Plan B

    No need but thanks.
    I got my friend a Chevy hhr fan assembly. He has it attached to his radiator. It’s a good set up with a shroud.
     
  10. vanilla bean

    vanilla bean Well-Known Member

    V8y, enough I got a regal with side pipes. Batches. And ye they scrape with the factory soft springs dont forget to mention sagging like 3 plus inches gna get a new set of 1 inch drop springs that are nice and tight let's see thos scrape then. And my neighbors hate me. Because my drive way is sandwiched between two buildings lmao
     
  11. vanilla bean

    vanilla bean Well-Known Member

    Check out those tips did I mention it has dual side pipes
     

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  12. KGB

    KGB Well-Known Member

    I appreciate that man, thanks. Everyone that sees it in person says it sounds good. However, I recently bottomed out on a driveway and smashed my driver side muffler up pretty good. So I've got an exhaust leak going for me, which is nice.

    Your tips and car are sweet. I tossed around the idea of putting a boomtube on mine. But that would've gotten me some calls, I'm sure. I'm more interested in your side mirrors though. Are those the stock ones or aftermarket? I've been looking for a proper replacement for years now. I can only find the sport mirrors, and older GM style chrome ones.
     
  13. vanilla bean

    vanilla bean Well-Known Member

    The driver side is I'll take picture of passenger side. The passenger side is from a chevelle
     
  14. vanilla bean

    vanilla bean Well-Known Member

    I bought a pair nos and havent installed yet because I is lazy the passenger side had broken off so it got changed first
     
  15. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Hack that side off and drive it like you stole it! :D
     
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  16. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    After buying the Skyhawk I'm moving out of my V8 Regal. I offered her for sale as a complete ready to run 6 second car(- engine / trans) for 6K with no interest so I started striping it of all the good stuff. Its now down to around 2500$ and more will be coming off soon. When I get the rest of what I want off it will be a 1500$ shell.
     
  17. quickstage1

    quickstage1 Well-Known Member

    My son and I started building his first Regal when he was 14 years old. It was a '79 that we found at Carlisle for $600. Two tone brown, v6 and ALOT of rust. After I spent all summer fabricating and welding in patch panels just about eveywhere I painted it blue in the back yard. We rebuilt a Buick 350 and TH350 then a 3.42 posi rear. He even saved up and put a Holley Sniper setup on it. That was his every day car until he hit some black ice and totaled it. By the end of the week after he wrecked it we found a gold '85 Regal with way less rust for $500. We saved as much as we could from the '79 and used it on the new car. I painted it white last year, bumpers and all. With some parts donations from my Dad, brother and myself we rebuilt a 464 for it and he dyed all the interior black. He absolutely loves this car. It has the Sniper fuel injection from the old car and GSFred sold us a Grand National 3.42 posi rear that we rebuilt and got a great deal on a GN hood from another board member. I'll have to try to find the picture of the new car when we brought it home. Anyway, here is his pride and joy. He is 18 now and worked on every single component of this build, he assembled the engine too. We are starting on re building a TH400 in the next few weeks.

    Ken

    79 Regal 2.jpg IMAG0404.jpg thumbnail (6).jpg
     
  18. vanilla bean

    vanilla bean Well-Known Member

    To bad I know someone who would have bought
     
  19. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    It was listed here. Still set up for BBB / TH400. Have him drop me a line.
     
  20. papa roger

    papa roger Well-Known Member

    We are still here vanilla bean. 1985 Regal, 9” Ford differential, 3.89 Detroit Locker gears, Currie axles, boxed adjustable upper and lower control arms, turbo progressive coil springs, Bilstein shocks, Hellwig anti sway bar, 3.5” aluminum drive shaft, drive shaft safety ring, Vic Janis built 200-4R trans good for over 700hp, JW 10” lock up converted, JW 470, 570hp, 575lbs.ft. with TA aluminum heads bowl blended and port matched to a TA SP1 intake, TA shorty headers ceramic coated in side and out, Holley 850Dp, TA 290H cam, aluminum radiator, Lectric Ltd distributor conversion and flame thrower coil. All this goes down on 275 60 15’s in the rear and they don’t last long. Took me 4 years to complete and was a retirement present to myself.
     

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