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  1. That's a heck of an undertaking (literally!)...I think I ended up paying around $400 for my duals (including the 3" tips). The original bid from Midas was $308. That seemed like the going rate at the time. I don't know that I could trust myself installing a set of duals. I would love to get a set of flowmasters thrown on there before I get rid of the car. There's nothing like the sound of a big V8! Adam
  2. The main reason I want to rebuild is to fix the low compression in one of the cylinders. I have an exhaust valve that leaks and I lose compression at low idle. I was told I could just do a valve job, but I might as well just rebuild the motor, as it would benefit me $$$ wise and time wise later on. Adam
  3. I have a 71 LeSabre that was built (finished) in April of 1971. Would the 350 be included when they started using hardened valve seats? Also, I want to rebuild the engine...Does anyone have a good idea of what it will cost to do this? Thanks, Adam
  4. I too brought my 71 LeSabre to Midas to get dual turbos put on. They did it with no questions, but the job was absolutely awful. I Complained to their corporate office and ended up getting a completely new system with 3" chrome tips thrown in for nothing. I love my duals now! The only problem I have with them is that they drone really bad at about 1500 rpm (35-40 mph). I think I ended up going back to the original midas about 10 times with problems on the initial install. You have no idea how pissed I was about the whole thing. Make sure you know that the guy installing the duals knows w
  5. Looks to me like it's a 1973 cruiser...not a 71.
  6. considering my financial situation right now, I'd have ot agree with anonymous guy up there...$2500. too bad for me, the car's worth $20xxx Keep it! Adam
  7. Check out eBay...do a search on "1971 cutlass" or "1972 cutlass"...there are a couple hoods there for sale. There's one ram air repro, a stock repro, and a stock for sale currently. chech out the prices and see what you think. Adam
  8. I am looking for a restorable (and running) 71 or 72 cutlass convertible, prefferably something I can drive before I start the project. I live in the St. Louis, MO area and haven't found much worth looking at. I don't want to spend too much, so if anyone has any leads, feel free to send them my way! Thanks, Adam <img src="/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif" alt="" /> smrtin17@aol.com
  9. Needs a new set of points...or an adjustment on them. Good luck trying to get them right. I'd try the carb rebuild before the points swap.
  10. I was thinking about selling my 71 LeSabre. I am curious what I will get for it on the market. Please let me know and send any inquiries to my email address at smrtin17@aol.com. Here's a link to some images and information on the car... http://www.siue.edu/~admarti/buick/buick.htm
  11. I am losing compression in one of the cylinders on my 71 350. One guy told me it was an exhaust valve leaking. How can I get this fixed and how much is it going to cost me???? smrtin17@aol.com
  12. Thw 71 intake is the same as the 70. EGR was not on the 71's yet, although it is the first year that requires an emissions test, which sucks for me... <P>EGR sucks...I dont know exactly which year they started putting it on, but I know 76 has it.<P>Adam
  13. Is the car in Phoenix? If you can find a way to get it to St. Louis, then I might want to bite.<P>Adam
  14. Yeah...I don't know about the year, but it looks mid 50's to me. <P>When do I et my prize?
  15. I notice you have a 72 GS 455 for sale. How much are you asking?<P>Adam
  16. Looks like a rocket from an oldsmobile. I could be mistaken, that's my guess though. I don't recall Buick ever having an "airplane" for a logo or hood ornament.<P>Adam
  17. I need some help finding a replacement hubcap or even just another set for my 71 LeSabre. I looked out the window the other day and saw one was missing. So if anyone has a good deal on a set of hubcaps or one that I could look at, please contact me. It looks so bad without that hubcap.<P>Thanks,<BR>Adam<BR>314-713-1262<BR>smrtin17@aol.com
  18. Does nobody like good cars anymore?
  19. Jon, here are additional pics of the hail damage.<BR>This link can also be reached from the above gallery of my car now. I just added it today. <P>Thanks for your interest,<BR>Adam<BR> <A HREF="http://www.siue.edu/~admarti/buick/buickhail.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.siue.edu/~admarti/buick/buickhail.htm</A>
  20. I am taking bids privately (no ebay, etc) for my 71 Lesabre. Here is a link that explains the car in detail.<BR>It has served me well.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.siue.edu/~admarti/buick/buick.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.siue.edu/~admarti/buick/buick.htm</A> <P>Adam Martin<BR>Email: Smrtin17@aol.com<BR>AIM: Joztotz<BR>MSN: Smrtin17@hotmail.com<BR>WWW: <A HREF="http://www.adam-martin.org" TARGET=_blank>www.adam-martin.org</A> <P>Thanks for your interest--<BR>Adam Martin <P>I also have these parts for sale:&
  21. I am looking for a speedometer to fit my 71 LeSabre. I just found out that the speedo from a 71 Riv will also work. I am also under the impression that a speedo from a centurion or electra or estate wagon will work. If you have a spare that will work, let me know and I will be in touch.<P>A couple years ago, I broke the needle off when I was lubricating the cable and the weight was thrown off and the needle doesn't read right anymore. I tried re-attaching it with epoxy glue...it worked but I can't get it right. All I need actually is a needle to fix the problem I think.<P>I'm
  22. Do you still have the 71 Lesabre?? If so, I would kill for the speedometer! Even the needle would work. I broke the needle off my speedometer in my 71 LeSabre and I can't get the weight ratio right. Let me know if you still have it!<P>Adam<BR>smrtin17@aol.com
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