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@  ejguillot : (01 October 2019 - 02:44 AM)

And I will have a 1999 GS transmission, about 140K miles, shift kit installed, available for sale soon. in Tampa FL.

@  ejguillot : (01 October 2019 - 02:20 AM)

Hi everyone. Still working on my project car GS.

@  alemstrom : (24 September 2019 - 04:36 PM)

It runs!

@  Fast86GN : (10 September 2019 - 03:11 PM)

Saw a few on FB 3800 marketplace

@  BigSexxyGS : (16 August 2019 - 02:08 PM)

Im here. Looking for a trans for a 2003 GS...Help!

@  NKmssin3 : (05 August 2019 - 11:20 PM)

I check back in on occasion to.

@  Crazyguy03 : (07 July 2019 - 07:50 PM)

Yes

@  tpivette : (05 July 2019 - 02:47 AM)

I stop back every once in a while

@  ejguillot : (30 June 2019 - 08:36 PM)

Wow, is anyone on anymore? Leave a shoutbox comment please!

@  ejguillot : (10 June 2019 - 04:28 PM)

unfortunately, I have to agree.

@  buck531 : (09 June 2019 - 03:14 AM)

this place is dead.

@  buck531 : (09 June 2019 - 03:14 AM)

congrats Alan!

@  buck531 : (30 April 2019 - 02:14 PM)

DOH

@  ejguillot : (22 April 2019 - 10:40 PM)

I haven't. Still on here occasionally, Facebook is the work of Satan. :P

@  marcleach75 : (08 April 2019 - 05:22 AM)

Has anyone had an issue with wobbling at around 20 to 35 mph?

@  Tobias05 : (06 March 2019 - 09:38 PM)

...trying to convince the wife not to throw a stock replacement system back on...

@  Tobias05 : (06 March 2019 - 09:38 PM)

... i think they have a house brand muffler now? Used to be a magnaflow...

@  Fast86GN : (04 March 2019 - 07:05 PM)

I don't think it would that loud probably depends on the mufflers used?

@  Tobias05 : (01 March 2019 - 03:31 PM)

ZZP 3IN SS Regal exhaust w/plog and DP too loud for a DD?

@  tpivette : (17 February 2019 - 01:03 AM)

Don't know where on the east coast you are, but there's one for sale on craigslist in south Jersey...https://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/browns-mills-98-buick-regal-gs/6779489044.html


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'97 Regal GS vs 70s Dodge pickup


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#1 tpivette

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:37 PM

I have a 1997 Regal GS. Bought waaay back in 2010 and haven't really done anything to it in the 9 years I owned it. Added a Ebay 3" catless downpipe when the stocker went bad (cat converter). Car has ran a best of 14.1 at 97mph with the downpipe installed (and airbox removed) in good air (-500 DA).

 

Fast forward to the present day... have a young kid at work who has a mid 70s Dodge pickup truck with a smog era 440 motor dropped in and 3-speed auto trans. Car has minor boltons and has run a best of 14.0 at 98mph. We are very close in performance. However...

 

Sitting in my garage I have the following parts accumulated:

 

- ported and jet-hot coated stock manifolds

- modular pulley system with 3.8/3.6/3.4 sizes

- B&M trans cooler

- DHP 1.0 ECM (for '97)

- A/C delete pulley with necessary belts

 

What would you guys think I could turn assuming no knock with the following parts installed? I have access to either 100 octane unleaded, or could splash a few gallons of E85 into the tank mixing with 93 octane. All the regular maintenance has been done, and the Regal is at 100%.

 

Think this is enough to beat him?

 


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 01:00 AM

I would think so, with the tune, pulley and good fuel u should take him easy. Unless he has more than a smog 440. You have a big advantage weight wise. Put Dr's on the front if you can.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 02:29 AM

I would think so, with the tune, pulley and good fuel u should take him easy. Unless he has more than a smog 440. You have a big advantage weight wise. Put Dr's on the front if you can.

 

 

Won't have DRs, so it's street tires vs street tires.

 

I would hope so, and would think I should beat him... would love to put a cocky kid in his place and make him learn his "whip" isn't the fastest out there.

 

Wish the temps out here on the east coast will hold up so I can get some work done in my garage.

 

Will post the results when they occur...


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 01:22 PM

Show em the vid on here of my son's black GS, whooping the Impala SS tell em that is what he has to look forward to. LoL
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 01:26 AM

He told me today he wanted to run the cars at Cecil County Dragway on opening weekend (March 1st and 2nd), to which I agreed. 3 more weeks...


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Posted 07 February 2019 - 01:59 AM

Get em boy and take vid please
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Posted 05 May 2019 - 11:23 PM

Slight update... haven't had any time to work on the Buick as work has literally been throwing OT at us and I haven't been able to turn it down. However, this weekend there will be a lull, and I should get a little time to start working on the GS.

 

The kid with the Dodge truck went down to Cecil a few weeks ago, and on his first pass his hood latch failed and came open halfway through the run! He has a set of hood pins on order. Hopefully I will have some parts swapped on the Buick by the time he gets the pins and installs them.


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:20 PM

Is there anyone local tuner that can tune the car for you?  It's been said many times before but, proceed with caution when dropping pulley sizes.  I can't achieve zero knock on my stock pulley car, with 93 octane.  I would not recommend attempting an e85 blend.  You can throw in some 100 for added safety margin but any blend of e85 would require a retune.  


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 02:16 PM

Yep without a tune the E85 is not going to help you. Find some unleaded 100 or 104 to kill the knock.

 

I don't think I have ever had a stock SC3800 not have some detonation on 93 pump. My current DD I have changed to E85 and retuned just to be KR free. 


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 01:31 AM

It's been a couple months... haven't had a chance to do anything to the Buick as I've been saving all my extra cash towards a new house construction. Settlement is in Dec. However, the kid in the Dodge pickup ran his truck this past Friday night at Cecil County Dragway.

 

In +600ft DA he ran 13.70 at 97.x mph. I didn't get to see his slip so I don't know what the 60ft was. This is really getting me motivated to start wrenching on my Regal. I have all the fluids/filters/parts to go faster than that, I just haven't had the time or drive to pull it into the garage and get the ball rolling.

 

However, this has now changed a bit since he ran that time. I just have to do some minor maintenance on the wife's SHO and my daily driver Saab 9-3, then the work on the Buick will begin. I have 3 months until the track closes. Updates soon to follow...

 

EDIT: I drove the GS around the block a few times today. Car felt responsive and really good despite it sitting for the last 2 years. It absolutely sucks that I have to finish up a few things with the Saab 9-3 before I can start turning wrenches on the Buick. Priorities...


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 01:50 PM

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