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@  ejguillot : (19 March 2018 - 02:10 AM)

Checking in here, because I will never use Facebook. :ph34r:

@  marcleach75 : (01 March 2018 - 06:13 AM)

Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon, Manny Mota.

@  WildGS : (01 March 2018 - 03:56 AM)

echo....echo...echo.....

@  marcleach75 : (13 February 2018 - 05:08 AM)

Listening to PUTS, miss these dudes/

@  2000GSEDUDE : (13 January 2018 - 03:50 AM)

really would like a gsx grille or spoiler about now...

@  Mitchell075 : (08 January 2018 - 05:28 AM)

Nuh uh

@  2001GSREGAL : (06 January 2018 - 04:14 AM)

WOW this place is dead.

@  scottydoggs98 : (26 December 2017 - 06:02 PM)

its back, but a .com now

@  scottydoggs98 : (26 December 2017 - 06:02 PM)

http://www.grandprixforums.com/mgc_cb_evo.php?do=view_chatbox

@  Billycar11 : (24 December 2017 - 09:34 AM)

going to miss all that info on gpf but then again https://web.archive....dprixforums.net most stuff is missing though

@  Billycar11 : (24 December 2017 - 09:30 AM)

so is the new place for wbody stuff or ?

@  cheatah fahe... : (19 December 2017 - 02:13 AM)

buuck531

@  cheatah fahe... : (19 December 2017 - 02:13 AM)

make a new account Buck ?

@  buck531 : (19 December 2017 - 12:50 AM)

Meh can't sign into wbody.com used an old email that I don't have access to anymore.

@  ithurtz : (17 December 2017 - 03:01 AM)

junk

@  scottydoggs98 : (17 December 2017 - 12:21 AM)

only hear it when the wheels spin free, dead stop, or rolling spinning, same sound. not a single rattle or any thing else, as long as they dont spin

@  scottydoggs98 : (17 December 2017 - 12:21 AM)

@  scottydoggs98 : (17 December 2017 - 12:20 AM)

yup, no idea wtf that sound it.

@  cheatah fahe... : (16 December 2017 - 11:57 PM)

sounds less Regalish, and more Tahoeish ?

@  scottydoggs98 : (16 December 2017 - 10:52 PM)

i have no idea what you speak of


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#1 TGrootJr

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 01:57 AM

Howdy yall,

Greetings From Michigan

Im recently a new member as of 5 minutes ago. 

Ive owned my 97 Regal now for almost 5 years now.

Shes in great shape almost everything has been maintained and updated as needed.

Now I just threw a rod this past weekend and face some difficult choices. 

Id love to just hand it off to some engine shop and have them do it with no hassle but i dont know if i wanna pay that much. Is it worth it?

I just came in contact with a mechanic thats a friend of a friend, he has everything i need to pull the motor and he said he would put a new motor in from the junkyard..replace all the seals and whateevr else the motor would need. he also said i could be there and help if i want. Im thinking i wanna do it myself with this mechanic I just met but I dont really have the knowledge to do it myself or know if i should trust this guy to know what he should about these motors. He wants 700$ for his help and says a junkyard motor with the my supercharger should be good...plus with my motor out i cant clean it and paint everything like i want...Please..what do I do what parts should i get..what year motor..I read a little bit but just seems fitting to come here since i actually own a Regal GS.

 

Thank you all!


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#2 scottydoggs98

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:00 PM

that 700 include the new used engine and all the new gaskets?   used is the way to go,  unless you want to spend over 2000 on a rebuild. 


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:40 PM

Welcome to the site!  I would get a bottom from the junkyard and do it yourself with his help.  It's a big job, but you can do it.  People that are efficient can do it in their garage in a weekend with no special tools. A buddy of mine and I once did a double swap in a weekend.  By Sunday night, all he had to do was some exhaust on the second car.


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 03:26 PM

Double swap?!....how many red bulls and cups of coffee did ya'll go through?...lol...I agree I had a motor rebuilt once and it cost $$$ sadly it didn't last..find a nice clean lower mile motor and rebuild.
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#5 TGrootJr

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 08:53 PM

Ok cool I'm gonna do that route and look for a motor...now my next question is what year should I be looking for I mean what's most desirable in this situation? And also I was think9ng I should put some nice heads on it or rebuild the old ones...any info on that? So basically get a motor and throw my SC and all my mods I have on that new bottom end eh? Was also thinking bore out the SC is that a good idea? I'm gonna get headers al ready have the 3" dp cat back to a flowmaster 40. 3.4 pulley and fenderwell.
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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:48 PM

But no it doesn't include the parts that's just for his help and the use of the garage and tools
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Posted 08 April 2017 - 12:58 AM

if he wants 700 id not lift a finger to help lol  maybe watch.  thats more then most shops around me  would charge, and they include fluids at least.

 

if you can find a l67 or l32 for a fair price buy it, 600 or less.  if you cant find any sc engines, you can buy a na l36 or l26 engine and top swap it with your heads and lim and blower. head bolts and all new gaskets can add up fast too.  you'll want new rocker bolts or reusable ones.  

 

you dont bore out a sc, no idea where your going with that one. port the outlet and inlet yes. 


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 07:03 AM

Yea port is what I meant. Thanks for the advice.
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