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Post by cmyers420 on Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:21 am

This is my 74 Buick Century Luxus. 21000 miles, almost mint condition. I literally found it in a barn almost a year ago in it's present condition. Has the buick 350 - hard to find aftermarket parts for. Winter plans include air ride and a few performance upgrades like an edelbrock carb, cam, headers and exhaust. Does anyone know where I can find window felts and a rear bumper??


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Post by cmyers420 on Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:24 am

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Post by Hydro King on Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:12 am

Bad A$$ welcome aboard!!
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:22 am

Nice car! What is wrong with the back bumper? If the bumper just needs to be rechromed be very careful who you have do it. Avoid Bumperboyz at all costs. JB
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:33 am

Try TA performance for motor parts and try Fusicks for your window felts they are the same as a Cutlass, check ebay too.
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Post by cmyers420 on Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:26 pm

My rear bumper has a rust hole in the drivers side about 3 inches wide - don't think it can be repaired! It is the only rust on the entire car! Thank you for the info on the performance parts and window felts!
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:46 pm

Hole in the bumper, or just a hole in the chrome coating? If its a hole in the bumper I am astounded, I have never heard of such a thing and I live in a fairy high rust area. JB
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:58 pm

Looks like you got a nice clean car!

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Post by Limey SE on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:58 pm

that is a very nice buick you have there love the color..... where you located at i can a few places i know here for they dont crush them

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Post by cmyers420 on Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:20 pm

Yes the rust is right through the bumper. I live in manitoba canada - a very high rust area. Not to worry, it's winter driving days are over!
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Post by Limey SE on Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:57 pm

OK I WILL CHECK THE FRIENDS I HAVE AROUND HERE FOR THE BUMPER FOR YOU AND IS IT ONLY 74 FOR THAT BUCIK OR DID THEY MIX THE YEARS LIKE IN THE OLDS CUTLASS'S

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Post by cmyers420 on Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:20 pm

I believe that 73-77 buick regals and century all had the same rear bumper. Thank you for your help!
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Post by yogreasygramma on Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:53 am

That is a very beautiful car and sweet color combo!! I wonder if the rear window and quarter windows are the same as in 2nd gen Montes?
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Post by moneypit73 on Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:57 pm

nice pics. i got a 73 century. pics soon.
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Post by j on Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:14 pm

nice ride. good to see the "other" A bodies being represented also !! jeff
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Post by cmyers420 on Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:09 pm

Just got the exhaust in the mail the other day. 2.5 inch mandrel bent Jeg's poor man's special. Too bad headers are about $500USD. Anyone know where to get reasonably priced buick 350 headers?? Got an old 4bbl intake off a 71 buick, now have to decide which carb to use: a holley 1050(it rocked on my 460 ford, except for the fuel mileage), an old holley 750, or a new edelbrock 650. Leaning toward the edelbrock still, fuel economy and ease of tuning speak for itself. Still hunting for a rear bumper and window felts......Anyone out there have them?????????
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Post by knightfan26917 on Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:18 am

cmyers420 wrote:This is my 74 Buick Century Luxus. 21000 miles, almost mint condition. I literally found it in a barn almost a year ago in it's present condition.

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Post by 1973CenturyL on Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:58 pm

Hi Sir,

For your back bumper, I think you're right for the years except for 1973 that is not the same at all.
If you're willing, we can search together for one if you did not found some.

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Post by cmyers420 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:16 am

Yeah, found a couple 73's with nice bumpers. Too bad the 73 is completely different! I am pretty sure 74-77 are pretty much the same though. Yes I am willing to search! Also, some updated pics to be posted in the next few days.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:11 am

welcome!
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:30 am

cmyers420 wrote:Just got the exhaust in the mail the other day. 2.5 inch mandrel bent Jeg's poor man's special. Too bad headers are about $500USD. Anyone know where to get reasonably priced buick 350 headers?? Got an old 4bbl intake off a 71 buick, now have to decide which carb to use: a holley 1050(it rocked on my 460 Furd, except for the fuel mileage), an old holley 750, or a new edelbrock 650. Leaning toward the edelbrock still, fuel economy and ease of tuning speak for itself. Still hunting for a rear bumper and window felts......Anyone out there have them?????????

If you're looking to buy a new carb, I would recommend the Holley Street Avenger 670. It's about 100 times better than the Edelbrock from personal experience. Between 3 friends, we've jacked with 8 Edelbrock's (650/750's) with no luck. In every situation, the Street Avenger took care of business.
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Post by cmyers420 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:48 am

I do like the Holley for more "performance" based applications. IE - racing, towing. For this slowrider I ended up buying an Edelbrock performer 600 with electric choke. It is the perfect carb for my low compression Buick 350 lol! Easy to tune, cheap and trouble free so far!
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Post by The Dude on Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:57 am

I gotta agree. Carter/Edelbrock carbs have always been trouble free for me in the past & I don't plan on changing anytime soon.
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:00 pm

Ok... but have either of you ever had any experience with the Street Avenger line? They are much different than the old Holley's.
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Post by cmyers420 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:05 pm

74 Malibu383 - checked out your feature in March's PHR. Awesome car. You really nailed the ideal stance! No I have not yet had a chance to play with the street avenger, all the performance shops around here wanted about $200 more for it over the performer carb so I didn't research it.
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