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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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Posted 22 April 2021 - 11:12 PM

Never again will I even LOOK at a pre 14' Regal...ESPECIALLY an ecoshit !!!

That being said, Anyone have a spring tensioner compressor they no longer need? blink.png They only go for $200 and up on line.

Threw a belt on me last week, had to replace the BROKEN tensioner spring and the main seal when the belt got wrapped around everything and behind the crank pulley. bought the piece of shit pulley AND spring (NOT sold separately).

Ran fine for 2 days and now it has thrown the belt again....made it home on battery juice.

Gotta see what it is, change the belt, and hurry up and trade it!


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Posted 23 April 2021 - 01:24 AM

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 05:59 PM

Suck, but at least you should be able to get going again for ~$180-200 from a quick search.

Gonna have to go by the mantra of "having another man work on your car is like having another man sleep with..." Ya know. At least that's how it is for DIY people, once warranty isn't in the picture.

Good luck, and those cars are okd enough that I'd imagine a U-pull yard is now having some in there.
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Posted 25 April 2021 - 01:41 PM

UPDATE: use for future reference. After investigating, The "mechanics" put the spring bolts in the wrong positions. The incorrectly installed  LONG bolt that was supposed to be in the top hole, was put in the bottom. When they drove it in, it dug into the bracket, locking it tight and forcing everything out and stressed the main pivot bolt, thereby eliminating ANY tensioner movement. on another note, I found some info on compressing the spring without the $300 dollar tool.

A U-bolt, or worm clamp have been used.

 

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Posted 26 April 2021 - 11:26 PM

I think I had to do something similar on my LS4 to get the belt off.  GM never had a good track record for packaging things the past couple decades, since vehicles were no longer boats with a livingroom-sized bay that any goober could deal with.


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 11:42 AM

All back together and tested road worthy. I ended up using the hose clamp to remove and replace the spring. Not only did they lock the tensioner assembly tight with the too long bolt, they also managed to strip the top bolt hole that holds the spring in place. Had to find a M8 helicoil kit. Took me most of two hours trying to get the damn belt back on!


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