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  • Dan Barlow
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    Nice pics thanks for the update .

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  • silver_bullet
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    Great to hear about the progress!

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  • STINEY
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    First college semester over. Its been a wild ride this past year for my eldest, and he has endured and achieved in a style I am very proud of.

    Found a few hours to get back to the original Buick. He installed a new upper control arm so we could look for sign of further damage. I see no sign of anything up front being bent other than the sheetmetal and that upper arm.

    Shepard help as usual.

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    Its funny how the lights in the new shop make this picture look like it was taken with my old flip-phone from years ago.


    Old vs New. The left side of the old one is bent downwards 3"+. Rivets show it was original - further supporting the low original miles theory.

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    New arm all installed.

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    And the alignment looks good with the eyeball method. Camber is back from the far side, and toe looks good, although we will have it checked once the rest of the car is pieced back together.

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  • STINEY
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    And the exhaust/power steering bracket spacer is done.

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  • silver_bullet
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    Your bracketry appears to be a little different, but I've run mine with a spacer since the late 80s.

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    I remember that spacer...

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Is that in your Nova?
    It is.

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  • STINEY
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    NovaMan, that is the closest to mine I have seen without being exactly the same. I found a lawnmower engine wristpin in the junk at work today that will make the perfect spacer after I shorten it 3/8".

    Thanks for sharing your experience with a spacer. Is that in your Nova?

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Your bracketry appears to be a little different, but I've run mine with a spacer since the late 80s.

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  • Russell
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    I don't know what it should look like. There are a few on Amazon most look like aftermarket brackets. This one says something about headers.

    Flowtech 10041FLT Chrome Power Steering Pump Bracket https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CMCZS6..._2r8BDbDPZ3NDS

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  • STINEY
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    I have the header mount for my alternator.. I believe Speedway motors is where it came from.
    2 pieces of plate, saddles the tube with slots on the upper part.
    Then the other plate is formed to fit the alt base and slides in the slots for alignment
    Exactly the thing Bob. I looked at the usual culprits (Jegs, Summit, Speedway) but didnít find it.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    I have the header mount for my alternator.. I believe Speedway motors is where it came from.
    2 pieces of plate, saddles the tube with slots on the upper part.
    Then the other plate is formed to fit the alt base and slides in the slots for alignment

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  • STINEY
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    Indeed.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    you need to cut down on that Chevy stench somehow

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  • STINEY
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    Start on exhaust.

    Yep, putting cats on it. Cannot stomach the stench some engines put off without them.

    These are sold as stainless universal, but the part number referenced an OEM fitment for a 3.0L engine. That and the 2.5" inlet and outlet with factory heat shield sold them for me. I am sure they aren't going to work as perfectly as they should, but I tried.

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