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@  dezldave961 : (01 May 2021 - 08:44 PM)

Yikes, well hope you guys get that resolved, so it stays active enough to remain viable.

@  WildGS : (30 April 2021 - 07:59 PM)

the sign in process is broke because the captcha is non-functional. That is why no new members.

@  dezldave961 : (28 April 2021 - 11:54 PM)

Somewhat true, but I'm not going to get too real about the demographics of Regal owners past & present. It'd be out of place on a Regal forum, and make people cross-eyed coming from a Regal owner. :blink:

@  Marchi1 : (28 April 2021 - 06:34 PM)

we are also hitting another round of buyers...and the group is again the young crowd and realizing that the older Regal is a bargin and normally better maintained than the GP of the saemarea.

@  dezldave961 : (26 April 2021 - 11:55 PM)

Hey, that's where I buy my top-of-the-line Spectre intake parts for my hotrod! (pre-turbo)

@  alemstrom : (26 April 2021 - 11:33 PM)

I'm here at Advance Auto

@  dezldave961 : (24 April 2021 - 02:22 PM)

We're now in a preservation community that some may discover, but it's been spread thin and the traffic has shifted away from the initial sharing styles (Tim/Zoom discuss this on ZZP podcasts, when those 4cyl goobers let them talk).

@  dezldave961 : (24 April 2021 - 02:20 PM)

The vehicles themselves dictate the demographic and activity level based on their following. GTP's drew the majority of the L67 crowd, including myself, and current 4/6/8cyl offerings of the last 15yrs are where 99% of our former peers and newcomers have shifted to.

@  Marchi1 : (21 April 2021 - 02:25 AM)

There are a few who come here for the info.....

@  dezldave961 : (19 April 2021 - 10:57 PM)

Ya, 3800/Wbody forums have cleared out. I hear there's some FB groups, but I'm ont on there and it sounds similar to the newbie-centric folks I see the last 1-2yrs on 3800pro & GPF.

@  glendayle : (18 April 2021 - 03:59 AM)

Man this thing used to be hoppin' on the daily. How times have chagned.

@  glendayle : (18 April 2021 - 03:59 AM)

LOL, someone chatted?!

@  dezldave961 : (17 April 2021 - 02:04 PM)

Just keeping the candle lit, as I mentioned on my only remaining local ClubGP chapter of the 3-4 I was very active on in my 20's

@  Marchi1 : (15 April 2021 - 07:00 PM)

nope...just us old timers

@  WildGS : (15 April 2021 - 03:56 AM)

are people still here?

@  dezldave961 : (12 April 2021 - 09:46 PM)

Hey, chuggin' along. Just finished a big overhaul on my turbo build after 12yrs.

@  Nateteo : (12 April 2021 - 05:56 PM)

literally, the last time I logged in was 3 years ago hows everybody doing

@  dezldave961 : (12 April 2021 - 04:43 PM)

Ya, they do open bracket at GS Nationals. I may go if I'm free, just to attend, even if there's no cage, yet.

@  Marchi1 : (12 April 2021 - 01:32 PM)

I am taking the SC car.I am sure it is a big event as it is in Bowling Green, KY so yeah will need to be fully copliant, but I think there is a bracket class. God I hope so

@  dezldave961 : (08 April 2021 - 01:50 PM)

*S&W Racecars cage for 95-99 Monte... I'd actually fit the xTSM class, aside from not being a RWD, if I swapped the Air-Air I/C back in. Probably wouldn't be competitive just yet, but I'd like to see them squirm.


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Custom Turbo Build (Marchi1's other car now)


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#61 Ben98GS

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 01:57 PM

2/14/2010

Andrew's posts:

I swapped in my old front SSC springs and KYB GR2 struts and ZZP race control arms.

The next day I dropped it off at the body shop..Today I got it back...almost perfect! They even used the glass from the original door so I didn't have to try and match the tint.

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I even had the 3" scratch on the passenger side rear door fixed...

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 01:58 PM

3/20/2010

Just finished swapping the rear Springs and struts from the old car...no more 173k mile suspension parts!



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Posted 22 October 2010 - 01:59 PM

Pictures at the track before Andrew did the suspension:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 02:00 PM

5/1/2010

I took her to the track for the first time yesterday...met up with Keith and he showed me how to do the cable mod. Best I could get for the night was a 13.433 @ 108 with a 2.297 60'. I had A LOT of wheel spin leaving the line. I got to the track with too much fuel (about 1/4 tank) although it was GT100, so better than 93, but I didn't think it was worth mixing in 104 since I wasn't seeing any knock on the way up.


I attempted to up the boost after the first run, but did't really see any effect (maybe I just wan't turning the boost controller enough). So I gotta figure that one out. Overall I was pleased, I was hoping for better times, but those should come when I get some DR's. Since I got the car I had to add a cat & an exhaust so the extra weight and restriction didn't help. It is still a w-body PB for me and the car made the 2.5 hour trip without an issue. If I can figure out how to launch it I should be in the 12's without having to do too much more to the car. This car got a lot more attention in the pit lanes than my '99 ever did...although Keith threatened to take pictures of the engine bay to show Ben how it's condition had deteriorated.



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Posted 22 October 2010 - 02:01 PM

5/2/2010
Well..the boost controller is working now. I tried earlier this morning to go to max boost and the most I got was a spike at 11 (was running at 12 ever since I got it from Ben). Later today I went all the way to min and only got 8.5 psi. I then went back to max boost....um...wow. I got up to 14.5 and had 0 knock...it was fun. So I decided to see if it had more in it. Um I think it got up to 20 something...it built so fast...and I was busy watching for knock...then nothing. Zero boost...vacuum was still normal, so I wasn't too worried. Got it into the driveway, turns out I blew off the input clamp to the intercooler.

The boost controller must have been frozen up from being in the same position for so long, or something. After going all the way to minimum and then back to max it was a completely different car...I can't wait to get back to the track.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:03 PM

Wow, really need to update this side. Heading out of town today...so here is a brief synopsis.
Towed the car the 13 hours to RM10. Won first place in the modified class of the car show portion (Thanks to Ben and Brown's auto body). Snapped the input shaft of the transmission about 30 minutes after judging and didn't get to race the next day. Towed it back home. It sat in the driveway for the rest of the summer while I gathered parts.

Towed it up to Bill Boost's place, he installed a dynotech 3.29 gear, GM racing 1" chain transmission, an XP cam and a trickle charger for the race battery. Just picked it up last night...this thing is even more of a beast now. I wasn't able to go above ~60% throttle the whole way home as the tires would break loose. This winter I plan to take it to the local speed shop and have it dyno tuned even though I have heard mixed reviews.

When I get back I'll upload some pics from the trans install.
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 05:40 PM

Wow, really need to update this side. Heading out of town today...so here is a brief synopsis.
Towed the car the 13 hours to RM10. Won first place in the modified class of the car show portion (Thanks to Ben and Brown's auto body). Snapped the input shaft of the transmission about 30 minutes after judging and didn't get to race the next day. Towed it back home. It sat in the driveway for the rest of the summer while I gathered parts.

Towed it up to Bill Boost's place, he installed a dynotech 3.29 gear, GM racing 1" chain transmission, an XP cam and a trickle charger for the race battery. Just picked it up last night...this thing is even more of a beast now. I wasn't able to go above ~60% throttle the whole way home as the tires would break loose. This winter I plan to take it to the local speed shop and have it dyno tuned even though I have heard mixed reviews.

When I get back I'll upload some pics from the trans install.


Mixed reviews about taking it to be dyno tuned? Huh?

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 01:35 PM

I think he means mixed reviews about the shop itself, not the idea of dyno tuning.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:24 PM

Fixed a bunch of the broken pictures/links. ;)

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 11:33 AM

This beautiful beast has changed hands again. I hope to have it back on the road in spring making noise and beating up on cars half her age. Lots to do and a few changes I want to do to make it my own.....sorry no orange on this ride.

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Posted 14 October 2020 - 12:05 AM

So bad news for everyone. What I thought would be a simple fixed ended up turning into a rusty money pit with no bottom in sight. As of this post. We have started the process of a demod and then the departure of a shell will be very soon.

 

We did a little bit of work, and the old heart is looking for a new body after we did a lot of cool stuff, like a custom radiator to make the return on the right side of the car.....






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