'76 Laguna S3 - adding to my garage?

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'76 Laguna S3 - adding to my garage?

Post by BAS-Sr on Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:59 pm

I have been looking for a '75 or '76 Laguna S3 for a while now, found a '76 locally, been talking with the owner, looks like we are going to finalize a deal this week.

It's a project, but seems pretty solid. Original drive train comes with it 350 2V, Turbo 350, engine needs work. I have a really nice 427 but it will probably be too much for a comfortable street ride and that's what I want to do with this '76, DRIVE IT! Had too many Show Queens and just no FUN that way IMHO!

I'll post some pic's after I pick it up and pot to the project section as I go along!

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Post by Limey SE on Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:27 pm

Can not wait sir and oh BY THE WAY i have an SE that needs a Motor LOL

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Post by BAS-Sr on Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:24 pm

Limey SE wrote:Can not wait sir and oh BY THE WAY i have an SE that needs a Motor LOL

You looking for a 427 for it! It's a '69 Corvette 512 block, LS7.
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Post by Limey SE on Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:53 pm

well Considering it has a Bulimic 305 sure why not LOL

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Post by REVINKEVIN on Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:42 pm

Put that 427 in there. The more stock it is the better. Your car will love the extra torque.
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Post by BAS-Sr on Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:59 am

REVINKEVIN wrote:Put that 427 in there.  The more stock it is the better.  Your car will love the extra torque.

The 427 is just not a very street friendly motor, had it in a '69 Camaro back in the early 1990's, 12.5 compression, would suck up way to much gas, want to make the '76 S3 a street driveable enjoyable vehicle. I found a '454 recently rebuilt that might be a good candidate, wondering about a a trans? Maybe an early 4l80? Has a 2.73 open rear, thinking about 3.42 or 3.55's with an LSD?
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Post by BAS-Sr on Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:15 am

Just in case someone here is interested in the 427, here's the CL ad I put up:

https://cnj.craigslist.org/pts/d/1969-chevy-427-bbc-motor/6473716106.html
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:09 pm

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Post by fasrnur on Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:58 pm

With the 72 heads on it the compression really shouldn't be 12.5 unless you started with 13.5 or more pistons. The 69 heads would have been closed chamber heads and by 72 all big block heads were open chamber heads. I'd LOVE to have the money to put that motor in my car sir. Some one's going to get a sweet engine for sure.
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