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1979 Turbo Regal


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I'm considering purchase of a fairly mint 1979 Turbo Regal. Many parts have been replaced including a new turbocharger. The owner says that despite this there is a hesitation during acceleration. He believes its a timing chain. What would timing chain replacement and/or a complete engine rebuild cost at a reputable shop? Maybe I should stay away from this car, unless the price is reasonable. What do you think out there? Thanks ! <P>Steve<BR>Minneapolis

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I'd look at a lot of things before concluding it's the timing chain. <P>Vacuum leaks are a likley one. <P>Also, if the incoming air is too cold, it will cuase a hesitation. This can be the THERMAC air cleaner not working. If the hose from the snorkle to the DS exhaust manifold is missing or broken, that's the problem.<P>If the coolant lines to the carb plenum (upper intake between the turbo and carb) have been removed or plugged, this will cuase a bog as well.<P>Then again maybe the carb needs rebuilding.<P><BR>Take a look at the website in my signature. smile.gif" border="0<p>[ 12-27-2001: Message edited by: b4black ]

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