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  • STINEY
    started a topic '78 Buick Regal Sport Coupe

    '78 Buick Regal Sport Coupe

    Did I share this here yet? I can't find it with the search function, thought I posted it up though.

    Oldest sons' first car, he bought it last winter. 1978 Buick Regal Sport Coupe with draw-thru turbo 3.8 V6


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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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  • STINEY
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    Drivers side only needed a notch grindered into it where the the temperature sender goes in the head.

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    And need to find a cure for the power steering mount brace. The one that picks up from the front exhaust manifold bolt. Might just make a spacer and reuse the original bolt in the front hole (which was unused originally) and drill a new hole in the bracket.

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    Otherwise the fit is good. Of course there is no steering shaft to interfere yet. For that matter, header install is MUCH easier with that pesky body out of the way.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    they certainly fit like flowtechs....

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