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Post by dragons_lair59 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:05 pm


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Post by driveit on Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:33 pm

I like all three for different reasons, but I am leaning toward the Monte. I like the one below. Just saw it online and snatched the image. Hope whoever owns it doesn't mind.

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Post by WyldeBill66 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:48 pm

The Monte is my favorite of all, but it looks to be the roughest of the three. I'd have to go with the Regal as my choice because of the shape of the Monte Carlo. If you have the skills to fix the Monte, I'd definitely go with that one.

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:06 pm

The Monte is the toughest by far needing body and interior redone the cutlass is next with floor pan and leaky windshield the regal just needs interior work and check motor over hasn't been running in a year

Budget wise the Monte and cutlass are almost at the top of the budget and wouldn't leave much to do anything to the car where as the regal is only 1/3 the Budget and would have money for engine swap if nessarry

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Post by dynchel on Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:15 pm

I say go for the Buick. You can make a gran sport resto mod. Very Happy
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:19 pm

That would be cool and as far as G3's go haven't seen many

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Post by WyldeBill66 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:24 pm

It is unique for sure. I don't remember the last time I saw one. The later models all the time, but not those.

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Post by dynchel on Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:32 pm

heres some inspiration...
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:47 pm

im a monte guy at heart.

but love the regal
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Post by Limey SE on Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:34 pm

Voted for the Regal NO DOUBT my motor sat for over 15 years Sam take care of it before you crank it and will be fine Gotta love Buicks !!
Plus the Tails look Cool


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Post by WyldeBill66 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:07 pm

I saw someone put some Marvel Mystery oil into a motor on TV the other night in a frozen motor. They let it sit over night to soak in, then broke it loose the next day. They were able to get it fired up after that. Might be something to think about before you try to start the motor.

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:26 pm

It helps that it was running last year. But I plan to take my time to check it over before starting it

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Post by 77mali on Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:06 am

Does the Buick's motor turn over by hand? It's easy to check- I'm sure you know this but if you take out the spark plugs, loosen the Alt & Pwr steering belts & try (or have owner) turn it by hand. All you need is a half inch drive 5/8" socket & breaker bar. It should turn freely if if it's not seized. Good luck.

PS- I voted for the Buick. Even if the motor is seized you can find another on C/L & drop it in. Leaky cars & tons of bodywork are trouble.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:13 am

OMG you need to pm me for the deal of the day.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Sat May 04, 2013 5:44 pm

Well its mine have couple picks of the only bad spots and a surprise
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Yes that is a trunk full of misc parts including interior pieces

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Sat May 04, 2013 5:52 pm

More pics to come was raining today motor is free spins just fine believe they were having issues is they fubared the column but get this the buddy that took me to get the car knows the car and a year ago was gonna buy it it is a Buick 355 and it is supposed to have a possi was traded for a motorcycle but the jacked up buckets got to go will prolly need to find a replacement bench. It did look like it was set up for dual batteries like a diesel engine was in there owner before me is listed as being from Yuma Arizona

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Post by dynchel on Sat May 04, 2013 7:40 pm

Congats on your new toy. king
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Sat May 04, 2013 7:55 pm

Thank you and hope to have running soon

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Post by 77mali on Sat May 04, 2013 10:07 pm

Congrats dude.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Sat May 04, 2013 10:16 pm

Got my work cut out for me though. The other owner was in the process of making a drag car and pulled the heater box off but it is in the trunk

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Sun May 05, 2013 9:29 pm

Someone please tell me why my car has 2 battery trays and set up like a diesel?

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Post by Limey SE on Sun May 05, 2013 9:55 pm

Because if he was gonna Drag race it he would use one for motor and one for Electronics ....... Unless the ORIGNAL motor was a 350 Diesel
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Sun May 05, 2013 10:07 pm

Hmmm looks factory but the oil burner wasn't an option I have seen in 74 so idk

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Mon May 06, 2013 9:04 am

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Post by Limey SE on Mon May 06, 2013 9:10 am

what no interior or motor shots ??
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