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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:11 pm

Lookin' good.
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by 73guna on Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:41 am

Do you think you could lower the car more without running into any rubbing issues?

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Post by chevellelaguna on Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:18 am

He could lower his another 2" in the front, the hedders will drag before the tires would rub. I can't drive over speed bumps in parking lots with mine.
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Post by G3NUT on Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:26 am

Yeah probably. The tires aren't even close to rubbing. But the issue you run into is the headers/ exhaust get real close to the ground. I probably have about 2 inches clearance from the ground on the drivers side header connection.
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by Wallyuph on Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:29 pm

Are you going to run and LS set up again like your last ride?
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by G3NUT on Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:18 pm

Wallyuph wrote:Are you going to run and LS set up again like your last ride?

Not on this one. nothing beats the sound and torque of a healthy big block GoFast

I just bought a 73 lemans the other day and picking it up on sunday. I'm already thinking of doing an ls swap in that one but we will see. Smile
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by Wallyuph on Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:58 pm



I just bought a 73 lemans the other day and picking it up on sunday. I'm already thinking of doing an ls swap in that one but we will see. Smile [/quote]

Those are nice cars too.
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by G3NUT on Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:04 pm

yeah i like the tail lights on the 73. it looks like parts will be fun to find...
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by SSTOOLMAN on Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:16 pm

G3NUT wrote:Yeah probably. The tires aren't even close to rubbing. But the issue you run into is the headers/ exhaust get real close to the ground. I probably have about 2 inches clearance from the ground on the drivers side header connection.
My 73 SS I had in high school, the headers were crimped to less than half moon shape from bottoming out. We would drag race down a country road that had railroad tracks at the far end. Many a time I saw sparks in the rear view at the end of the race. Twisted Evil
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by Joe73 on Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:02 pm

My headers used to hit all the time with stocks 14 inch wheels. Went to 15s and no more bottoming. But my car isnt lowered. If I would lower it Id probably use some mid length headers.
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by G3NUT on Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:05 pm

Was able to get the suspension back in today.
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by G3NUT on Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:10 pm

All back together.
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by thatfnthing on Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:46 pm

Nice!
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by 77mali on Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:00 pm

That's a schweet lookin' ride man!
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by Wallyuph on Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:48 pm

nice
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by dine73ss on Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:19 pm

Congrats! Rare occasion we all wish a chance to have.
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:20 pm

Yay!!

really cool.
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by clanceman427 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:44 pm

Great job! Curious, of 2 things:

-is your 4 speed shifter the original shifter? If so I'm curious to see the shape and the knob
-what happened to your Laguna front end? Looks like you put a standard front on with a bumper tuck?
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by G3NUT on Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:47 pm

Thanks everyone.
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by G3NUT on Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:53 pm

clanceman427 wrote:Great job!  Curious, of 2 things:

-is your 4 speed shifter the original shifter?  If so I'm curious to see the shape and the knob
-what happened to your Laguna front end?  Looks like you put a standard front on with a bumper tuck?


Thanks.
No it's not the factory shifter. I have a hurst white knob on it.
Yeah I took it off and put a Malibu header panel and bumper on it. The Laguna nose was in ruff shape. Plus I was trying to take some weight off the front of the car. That friggin thing weights a ton.
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by clanceman427 on Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:00 pm

Oh ok, thanks!
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by 1975 S3 on Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:32 pm

"i'm in love with your car"....well done sir!


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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:14 am

Yep. I love the way it sits. I plan to shamelessly copy the stance whenever I get back to working on mine.
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by G3NUT on Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:03 pm

Thanks guys
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Re: 1973 Laguna big block 4 speed

Post by Hawk03 on Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:10 pm

Car looks really good, nice work!
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