Smartin

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  1. Where did you look on the engine to fine the WER code? And what information are you trying to find about the engine? There should be a 2 letter code on the block deck just to the right of the dipstick tube. That will tell you the year and model/build of engine.
  2. There you are! I knew you couldn't stay away for too long <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> It's good to see you post...so we all know you're still a Buick man/family! Not to be too pushy, but are you considering coming back to the club? Oktoberfest is coming up! <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> I know everyone would be ecstatic to see you.
  3. You can get new ones from glass replacement stores...interested in new stuff?
  4. Have you checked behind the dash?? Read this: http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25943
  5. Centurions are a little different than GS's. I would recommend that you wait for the manual so you do it right the first time <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> And Centurions are a pain in the rear to work on. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
  6. Throw that chabby block in the trunk, and drop in a Buick 455 <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Kiddin... Here's another turbo forum... www.turbobuicks.com Good luck!
  7. TTT Desperate <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
  8. Can you send some pics? How much? adamm@buickpartsdirectory.com If nothing else, I would like to come see the car...I'm a big fan of the 72 Pace Cars. Where in St. Louis are you located? St. Peters here <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
  9. Look in an Old Car price guide...find as many as you can and see what the 75's are going for in the book. Also, have the car appraised. That might help....although it's hard to look at a car and tell the value BEFORE it was wrecked. Anyone else have any ideas?
  10. wow!!! That seems too good to be true. The car looks great in the picture...I wonder if it's rotted all to hell though. If I had some dough to spend, I'd definitely be calling the seller.
  11. heheh... Guess I didn't read that in the title. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
  12. Thanks for your prompt response....I think I'm going to pass on this one. I should concentrate on things I really need <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> instead of cool things like this <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
  13. Interested.. Any idea on how much shipping would be to St. Louis? 63376 zip Also, is there any mounting hardware included with it?
  14. I am posting this thread for a friend of mine.... I don't know what the name of the part is, but if anyone has it, he needs it. Here is a picture of it. He says it has something to do with the A/C <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
  15. Smartin

    Need Help

    Have you taken a peek at this? www.v8buick.com www.buickpartsdirectory.com Just a suggestion <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
  16. Smartin

    COOLANT BOTTLE

    Do you have a picture of it?
  17. The wind in the tent sucked, but you had the chance to sit face to face with some people you'd never met before. You can't help that our table cloths were blowing away <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />Huey Lewis ROCKED! <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> I expected nothing more for the banquet of 2000 people.
  18. Smartin

    Centurion

    John explained it very well. 455 was standard in 71-72 while the 350 became standard in 73. In 71 (maybe 72 also) the optional RivGS Hi Performance 455 was offered. This motor included a set of Stage1 heads (most of the time...some cars slipped through without the stage1 heads on.) The 71 Hi Performance 455 was coded TA while the standard 455 was coded TR(?). It was not a Stage1 engine though. The Stage1 GS engine was coded TS which included some other mods like Distributor, cam, fuel pump...etc. I don't believe I have ever seen a 71-73 Electra with a 350...I am willing to bet they were standard equipment in the most luxurious Buick line of cars - like Centurions, Rivieras, and Electras. LeSabres are the base model of the Full size Buicks. They had a standard 350 and could be upgraded to 455, but did not have the option to upgrade to the Hi Performance 455 like the Centurions. The LeSabre and Centurion were basically the same car, except for trim packages. Different grille, emblems, better options, deluxe interior, etc. The Centurion was a LeSabre on Steroids. The Electra 225 was a slightly different beast in the fact that the rear end was completely differently designed than the Centurion. It was a full 6 inches longer in the rear and catered to a slightly different crowd of people. Let's see if I can dig up a couple pictures... This is my Centurion (which John C knows well <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />) and it is equipped with the Hi Performance 455...fast car! Here is my old LeSabre of the same year. Both cars are 71's. Hope this helps!
  19. I know this is a long shot, but I NEEEEEEED traction! I have the posi carrier, but no gears. If anyone has either just the gears or a whole unit I would be willing to payyyy <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
  20. 5300 Miles... Neat car too!! Original...too cool. I about died when he told me he drove it from Alaska! It would've been 4000 miles if he didn't stop in WA for the Seattle Caravan. hehe...I walk up to the hotel on Wednesday night and see 2 cars sandwiching my car in the parking lot. One is Brian Laurance's 59 Electra and the other is Gary (Glecka?)'s 55. The Seattle caravan must be here! <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
  21. I would kill for an order form... I'll email you my mailing address. That would be awesome!