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Post by cadtorque on Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:40 pm

Hey all. I'm a school bus shop foreman from Pittsburgh, PA. My g3 ride is a '73 Buick Century 4 door. It had a 350-2 barrel, that was not healthy and i blew up. Then i put a '73 455 from a riviera in it. Re-gasketed and gone through with lots of new parts. I have under $1500 in a sleeper/daily driver/work in progress that runs great and surprises alot of people. I am also working on a '75 Pontiac Catalina that i'm swapping a built Caddy 500 into.
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Post by badbiscayne66 on Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:43 pm

WELCOME!!!!!!
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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by bigredlaguna on Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:01 am

Welcome! Sounds like a kick-A$$ combination of vehicles and powertrains.
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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by Limey SE on Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:22 am

hey CAdtorque welcome aboard feel free to psot up some pics when you get time I sure would like to see some action shots of that monster.........sound like some kewl builds........................

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Post by IndyG3 on Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:52 am

Welcome! Sounds like a sweet ride! Cool
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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by JB2wheeler on Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:53 am

I just LOVE sleepers. You have some good stuff there. Welcome aboard. JB
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Post by The Dude on Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:06 pm

Welcome to the forum! That Buick sounds very cool.
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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by cadtorque on Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:17 pm

Here are some pics for ya! Sorry no action shots yet, though.

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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by JB2wheeler on Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:17 pm

How well does it corner? JB
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Post by cadtorque on Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:27 pm

It's not too bad. i feel like if i had wider tires up front, it would corner better. it's got stock springs and new shocks. I think that the extra weight of the big block was offset by the removal of the A/C compressor, condenser and lines.
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Post by Limey SE on Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:14 pm

i think if i pulled up to that car at a light i would not question it for the wide tires on the back and nice sounding exhaust, I would just roll with it

love the stance brother, now find some dog dish buick center caps and be all set

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Post by cadtorque on Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:10 am

Thanks, limey. and speaking of stance- your laguna or malibu, or whatever it originally was looks sick with the slots and tunnel ram. i was looking at your project pics thread, and i can def appreciate your style. You'd be happy to know that my other project (catalina w/ cadillac 500) has big 'n little cragar ss's and big block chevy fenderwell headers with no inner wells. and i've been throwing around the idea of a buick stage 2 mailbox scoop on a blacked out hood.
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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by Limey SE on Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:26 am

MAN YOU AND MONEYPIT NEED TO MEET UP HE HAS OR HAD THAT SAME SCOOP ON HIS CAR


And mine is a 76 Laguna bro

and cough up them cragar's bro need them for blackie (75 El Camino arriving tomm morning) It has some cragar streetstars on it, but dont like running the same wheels the previous owner did WANNA SWAP ?? lol

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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:55 am

just yanks the ol skool cragar ss's off the 73 SS tonight, install some cragar steel street stars. Pics coming soon. the cragar ss was 10 wide and 4 wide. 15".

Love the 4 door big block with big n lils
So heres the question im always asked, why a 4 door?

I got a 71 malibu 4 door that I got from Rago on here, I got a 427 in the works for it right now, but the original 350 is still kicking hard at the moment, Its all original too. Still has GM belts and the AC works.

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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by JasonZ on Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:24 am

Welcome I just came back from Sarver for my Caprice. You need a big engine to torque up them hills lol.
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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:51 am

Welcome. We need more Buicks!

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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by cadtorque on Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:03 pm

Hey, jason. i'm from Erie originally. And you're right- a big block definitely helps for pulling the hills around here. That car climbs effortlessly. What year caprice did you get? I had a '78 2 door with the aero-coupe style rear glass. One of my favorite cars that i've had!
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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by lagunainnewark on Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:54 pm

Black wheels, no hub caps, has to be a racecar. VERY NICE RIDE, Ron
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Post by JasonZ on Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:31 pm

cadtorque wrote:Hey, jason. i'm from Erie originally. And you're right- a big block definitely helps for pulling the hills around here. That car climbs effortlessly. What year caprice did you get? I had a '78 2 door with the aero-coupe style rear glass. One of my favorite cars that i've had!

1989. Oh damn we got something in common, but your smart and moved out lol. What happened to your B body boat?
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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by The Dude on Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:32 pm

I don't know why but for some reason I keep thinking cop car. scratch

I dig it man!
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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by coreys73chevelle on Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:33 pm

Welcome!
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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by JasonZ on Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:31 am

Rago wrote:I don't know why but for some reason I keep thinking cop car. scratch

I dig it man!

It isn't anything special just like everything else I own, according to others its just me trying to polish a turd.
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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by cadtorque on Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:58 pm

Yeah, the first thing i thought when i saw this Buick was that i was gonna do it up like a cop car, sort of a kojack theme... but who knows how it'll end up. I want to paint the whole car black and get dog dish caps and the thin "hot rod" style beauty rings. Lowered about 2" all the way around, with beefed up rear control arms and heavy sway bars. This car is actually not my top priority, right now, though. I have my 500 caddy motor in the machine shop, and i already have about $2000 into the short block. The heads are going to run me another $2000 and and then with all the hardware and incidentals, i'll probably be into it for about 6 G's total. Sometimes i'm jealous of you small block chevy guys...
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Re: New guy from Pittsburgh, PA

Post by knightfan26917 on Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:42 am

cadtorque wrote:Here are some pics for ya!

NICE!!!


And, welcome Smile.



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