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@  Marchi1 : (21 April 2017 - 01:28 AM)

Whoa new guys....

@  jesman : (19 April 2017 - 01:24 PM)

random hello

@  BillyrayM : (19 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Any 1 on that can help me with my post?

@  BillyrayM : (17 April 2017 - 10:21 PM)

:sad-roulette:

@  Mitchell075 : (10 April 2017 - 03:39 AM)

Hey!

@  DunkinDomnuts : (07 April 2017 - 09:10 PM)

Hey guys long time no talk

@  Chrisolds : (03 April 2017 - 08:15 PM)

Thanks Dave, yeah I'm sure it is these people are just being annoying and I just wanted to let you know about it that's all. Thanks again

@  White Regal GS : (26 March 2017 - 06:00 PM)

Looking for a GSX grille for my 99

@  WildGS : (25 March 2017 - 06:01 AM)

not sure if I cleaned them all up or not...it's getting hard to keep up

@  Chrisolds : (25 March 2017 - 05:18 AM)

Haha this looks like a mess lol okay so no coy and paste it worked now just click on the blue link and you're good to go. Thanks Dave

@  Chrisolds : (25 March 2017 - 05:16 AM)

Copy and paste this link into your browser== http://www.regalgs.org/statuses/all/

@  Chrisolds : (25 March 2017 - 05:15 AM)

*it looks like part of it

@  Chrisolds : (25 March 2017 - 05:14 AM)

copy and paste the link I posted and use the second link I posted it should not have LINK behind the first one I wrote that but it looks likempart of it

@  Chrisolds : (25 March 2017 - 05:13 AM)

Your going to have to coy

@  Chrisolds : (25 March 2017 - 05:12 AM)

http://www.regalgs.org/statuses/all/

@  Chrisolds : (25 March 2017 - 05:11 AM)

http://www.regalgs.org/statuses/all/ LINK

@  Chrisolds : (25 March 2017 - 05:11 AM)

Here you go Dave

@  WildGS : (25 March 2017 - 12:53 AM)

shoot me a link to one of the threads

@  Chrisolds : (25 March 2017 - 12:27 AM)

WildGS, if you look in the "all updates" section there is a ton of spam a lot of Russian crap and how to lose weight. Just wanted to let you know..

@  Chrisolds : (25 March 2017 - 12:24 AM)

WildGS,


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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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#8 TGrootJr

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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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