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Hi,<BR>I finally got my hands on one of my favorite cars. I bought an 1984 Buick Regal Limited which is fully loaded but has a 231 in it. The body/suspension/drivetrain is in good shape but there are a few dings here and there on the body, nothing major. Now I want something get that 6 out of there!! It's good but not strong enough.. smile.gif<P>I've looked around for a bigger engine and thought that I would go with your normal everyday Chev 350. But, I find out that my uncle has a non-running 76 LeSabre with a Buick 350. Wondering if I should take it and do a rebuild on the engine and put it in the Regal. Now here's my question, what's the best way to build this engine up to make it lethal and yet have a little bit of economy on it. Any opinions/comments/flames appreciated. I'm new at this, but please, bear with me! smile.gif<P>Eric<BR>Yep ya guessed it, I'm only 19 years old.

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i just got the same car. A 84 regal limited with a bad 231v6. I am going to put a 350 chevy with a turbo 350 in it. I had thought about a buick motor but the cost and problems getting parts was not worth it.<BR>if you use a chevy motor you can get headers, exhaust, mounts, brackets(for air and power steering), and any other parts from a monte carlo. GOOD LUCK<BR>MIKE (Racing Rabbit)<P>------------------<BR>1984 buick regal<BR>1984 camaro<BR>1967 chevy c-10 pickup

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Hey Eric, seems like I see alot of people in your situation, myself included. I am in the process of putting a Buick 350 in an ailing Regal myself. I would highly recomend the Buick engine. <P>Why? <BR>-First I beleive it is a better motor. <BR>-It's lighter than the Chevy. <BR>-It has more torque than any 350. <BR>-Not to offend any Chevy owners but, I'd like to have something original. <BR>-And the swap into the Regal is easier because you can use your stock engine mounts and tranny.<BR>-Many Buick guys consider it treason to use a Chevy engine. grin.gif<P> Yes you can get parts, you just have to know where to look. Try <A HREF="http://www.taperformance.com" TARGET=_blank>TA Performance</A>. They have everything you need, headers, intake, pistons, cams, etc. Don't even try getting parts through your local parts store. I had a hell of a time getting gaskets through 4 different stores. They tried to give me Chevy and Olds parts. There is great ignorance out there to Buick engines, so be careful.<P>Feel free to e-mail me with any more questions. We don't need to loose another Buick guy to the Chevy camp.<P>------------------<BR>-Keith<P>'87 Lesabre T-type (The T without WHOOSH)<P>'86 Regal w/350 (still in progress)<BR> <A HREF="http://members.xoom.com/lesabrettype/index.html" TARGET=_blank>http://members.xoom.com/lesabrettype/index.html</A> <p>[This message has been edited by T-Keith (edited 12-05-2000).]

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