REGAL 84 Buick regal no luck build - Engine noise ID

Daca214

Daca214

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Finally got the welding done and suspension in!!! I like the look of the rake with the moog springs i got on there.

These wheels and tires are temporary until i figure out what we are putting on there
 

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MrSony

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Neat. You could always go with a set of t type wheels. You might get lucky and find a fool who thinks he just has "80s vector rims" and get em cheap. There's a guy near me who has 3 that are on a truck (actual t type wheels, conical lug seats, lip around the cap opening, etc) for a $100. I asked him if he'd take less since the tires are junk truck tires, there's only 3, and no center caps, he said no. So I went one state over and bought a full set with the original caps, and probably the original or 2nd set of tires that were ever on them for $300 lol.

I do think the best factory wheels on Regals are the T Type/Turbo T Wheels. GNX wheels a close second. Don't like the GN or the 85 down T Type wheels so much.
 

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1evilregal

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it's really looking great so far! maybe one of these days, if the DD project and the GP will co-operate, I'll be able to get back on my Regal...
on a medium to light car like yours, I think these would really look great, if you're trying to stay close to stock looking...
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Daca214

Daca214

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Neat. You could always go with a set of t type wheels. You might get lucky and find a fool who thinks he just has "80s vector rims" and get em cheap. There's a guy near me who has 3 that are on a truck (actual t type wheels, conical lug seats, lip around the cap opening, etc) for a $100. I asked him if he'd take less since the tires are junk truck tires, there's only 3, and no center caps, he said no. So I went one state over and bought a full set with the original caps, and probably the original or 2nd set of tires that were ever on them for $300 lol.

I do think the best factory wheels on Regals are the T Type/Turbo T Wheels. GNX wheels a close second. Don't like the GN or the 85 down T Type wheels so much.
I agree. I like those wheels also. But since its “technically” my sons car. :sneaky:
Will have to see how he feels about them!! Lol
 
Daca214

Daca214

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it's really looking great so far! maybe one of these days, if the DD project and the GP will co-operate, I'll be able to get back on my Regal...
on a medium to light car like yours, I think these would really look great, if you're trying to stay close to stock looking...
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Thanks man! Im trying and learning basically just want a safe reliable car for my son for now. Will definitely want to do a frame off for me in the future!! Near future hopefully

I like those wheels also
 
Daca214

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Finally got to test drive. I let my dad take the first spin!
 
Daca214

Daca214

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Well i dont think you can upload video here but we took it for a test drive. Found a few bugs and then i think i bit of more than i can chew. We pulled the dash (my fathers suggestion)
 

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Daca214

Daca214

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Removed that sloppy old shaft and installed this beautiful astro van shaft i got from fellow forum member 383_GrandPrix. Already clocked and painted Thank you for that. What a difference!
 

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Daca214

Daca214

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So we made some nice progress with the interior but like everything with this car so far its one step forward two back

We found out the speedo cable wasnt working so we started troubleshooting Cable was shot and the speedo housing was installed with silicone sealant. The cheap bastard. Couldnt buy new O-rings or a new housing for $30. So out that all came. Got the csble have to order housing online. Found one today in u pull and pay but it broke coming out.

Also got the dash in and now the couster lights down work. I replaced all with LED and we checked for polarity and they were in correct. If we put power right to rear of cluster all the lights come on but when we insert in the dash they dont work. Even though the pins have power. Im only getting 9v at the connector. Seems too low to me. Would that be the problem?

Also does anyone know which seat belt bolts go where? I bought a fulk set on ebay and there is different lengths and im only 90% sure we are putting them in correctly. I want to be 100%

As always any help is appreciated
 

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