92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed May 11, 2011 5:58 pm

Ah yes, the good old sleeper--I had a Chev ll ( yellow/2 door) with a 265 w/ trips in it--it would give a 289 pony a real good showin--I love these young kids talking about muscle cars & pull up w/ some jap piece of crap that sounds like a chain saw :doh: toothy sorry--no reflection on the RD smitty ;)
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed May 11, 2011 7:58 pm

How'd you get a Chevy II with a 265? They were replaced by the 283 in the fiftys, the 283 came out in '57, although the 265 was still available that year.
How 'bout a Chevy 302, ever see one?
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed May 11, 2011 8:05 pm

I beleive the chev ll was a 62 & the 265 was something the old man had hangin in the barn--it was a 6 banger to start ;)--as for the 302---they suked :roll2: they shoulda left the 283 alone--the 302 was the demise of the muscle motors
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PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Wed May 11, 2011 8:30 pm

freetown fred wrote:-as for the 302---they suked :roll2: they shoulda left the 283 alone--the 302 was the demise of the muscle motors


If the 302" V8 sucked, then the 283" V8 & the 327 V8 sucked also.....So do all small block Chevy V8's Suck???
Fred you may need to go back to Bow Tie School. :o :shock: :doh: :nono:

The 302" Chevy V8 was the TOP DOG of all small block Chevys...........................................................................................................

If you were thinking of the 307" V8.....Well, Yes that was the demise of the muscle small block.
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed May 11, 2011 10:29 pm

Now we're both screwed up- and yes, I was meaning 307--302 was Ford (BOSS)---307 was Chevy---1968--1973----so much for bow-tie school :P--no, my point was 283 & 327 were the top GM motors ever made---the 396 & 427 both had valves that floated at high RPM's--unless you went with the solid lifters--we are in agreement that the 307 WAS the demise---later my friend--damn it--I hate when people make me think. ;)
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freetown fred wrote:-as for the 302---they suked :roll2: they shoulda left the 283 alone--the 302 was the demise of the muscle motors


If the 302" V8 sucked, then the 283" V8 & the 327 V8 sucked also.....So do all small block Chevy V8's Suck???
Fred you may need to go back to Bow Tie School.

The 302" Chevy V8 was the TOP DOG of all small block Chevys...........................................................................................................

If you were thinking of the 307" V8.....Well, Yes that was the demise of the muscle small block.
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PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Thu May 12, 2011 12:58 am

283 with a powerglide trans, sleepy 3.08 rear, O boy she would really pass alot of guys at 50mph, dump it down into first and hit second, done and gone :out:
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu May 12, 2011 2:47 am

whistlenut wrote: they just looked sedate and orderly.


Well the car I have now will burn out a little from standing stop. :) FW drive. It's same model Grand National would be and same size motor without the turbo. Still has 170 horsepower, a mid sized car and for 92 not so bad.. I love it because there is plenty of power and the fuel economy is not ridiculous. It's fantastic car for the highway. Only thing that sucks is the engine compartment is completely packed. Even the Century I had previous to this had a lot of power.

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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Thu May 12, 2011 5:42 am

freetown fred wrote:Now we're both screwed up- and yes, I was meaning 307--302 was Ford (BOSS)---307 was Chevy---1968--1973----so much for bow-tie school :P--no, my point was 283 & 327 were the top GM motors ever made---

If you were thinking of the 307" V8.....Well, Yes that was the demise of the muscle small block.
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OK, I need to put this one to bed....

The 302" small block Chevy V8 was used in 1967, 1968 & 1969 Chevy Camaro Z/28's. Chevy made this size engine so they could race in SCCA. events that had a 305 CID limit. It uses the 327" block and the 283 crankshaft.

http://www.holisticpage.com/camaro/camaros/302.htm
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu May 12, 2011 7:03 am

I'll be damned!! :notworthy: :clap: :cheers: Yep, Richard, it was a lot simpler when you could climb into the engine compartment with a ball-peen & tap that old quadra-jet to free up the floats so you could get her back to the barn & go to plan B ;)
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu May 12, 2011 7:34 am

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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Thu May 12, 2011 7:42 am

302" Z/28

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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu May 12, 2011 2:35 pm

freetown fred wrote:I'll be damned!! :notworthy: :clap: :cheers: Yep, Richard, it was a lot simpler when you could climb into the engine compartment with a ball-peen & tap that old quadra-jet to free up the floats so you could get her back to the barn & go to plan B ;)


That's the one that is in my car, this is the one I wish was in my car. :P

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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu May 12, 2011 3:54 pm

I wouldn't mind throwing that in my lawn tractor. :clap: :cheers:
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu May 12, 2011 5:51 pm

One other idea, Richard. You could look around for another Regal for sale cheap and buy yourself a parts car. :idea:
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu May 12, 2011 8:08 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:One other idea, Richard. You could look around for another Regal for sale cheap and buy yourself a parts car. :idea:


It only has 68K on it... I bought it with 28. Due to the condition when I bought it I'm pretty sure it was little old lady that drove it once a week to get groceries and kept it in the garage.
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