Another 455 V8 Regal Build.......

Discussion in 'V-8 Buick Powered Regals' started by Slowboi, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. ronbz455

    ronbz455 Big Butz Racing

    Have you ever bought Moroso front springs for a Regal with a 455? If so what was the part number like 47140? I'm getting ready to buy some but still have the 307 in it. Or do you know the front end weight of a Regal with A/C?
     
  2. Brian Pryes

    Brian Pryes Well-Known Member

    I thought the 307 and 455 weighed close to each other. Years ago when I did my 455 build I just kept the 307 springs in it and it worked fine.




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  3. ronbz455

    ronbz455 Big Butz Racing

    I'm buying the Moroso springs for better launch traction so just wanted to get the correct ones that work with the 455. The ones for an 86 Buick Regal on Ebay go from 47130 to 47140 so just wanted to get the right one that fits the best.
     
  4. Slowboi

    Slowboi Well-Known Member

    Sorry Ron I haven't been watching this thread, Im planning to get back to work on the Regal soon. I have ride tech coil overs on this car so Im not sure on the spring part number for Moroso....
     
  5. Slowboi

    Slowboi Well-Known Member

    Got the rest of my parts from Tri-Shield this week, valve covers, valley/splash pan, various fasteners and gaskets. Ill be able to now install the top end of my 470.
    Still tied up with another build for the next couple weeks but Ill be back on this soon.....

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  6. Slowboi

    Slowboi Well-Known Member

    Moving at a snails pace, but worked on putting together my Tri-shield performance 470. The B4B intake gave me some troubles going into the heads but after fighting with it an using quite a few passes with the thread fixing taps it went together.... Excited to get this thing together but really its not going to move on its own power until next year :(

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  7. Slowboi

    Slowboi Well-Known Member

    Havnt updated this thread for a while. I have some time in the next 2 months to work on the car. Ive decided I need to get at finishing the body work. Its tedious and I always appreciate guys who are fast at body work as in those who do it for a living. Im good at it but sloooooowwww.

    Over that last few days I cleaned up my welds on the quarters. Sand blasted all the welds again, and did two layers of short strand fiber glass infused filler to seal the welds. Now im on to the first layer of filler and a good long block. The first side came out really flat and smooth with minimal filler. Lots more sanding to go!

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  8. Slowboi

    Slowboi Well-Known Member

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  10. Slowboi

    Slowboi Well-Known Member

    So Ive been working away on the body for a while and decided to take a bit of a break and start pulling some doors apart that I have. 4 years ago I went down to Speedway Auto in Arizona and bought some nice dry desert sheet metal for this car. So I pulled one of the rust free doors I have out of storage.

    After disassembling the door and pulling the regulator, track, and the glass I am pretty excited how rust free these are. Regal doors and "rust free" dont really go together but after gutting this door it has no filler on it or repairs. It does have a fairly sizable dent but that I can pull..... hopefully the second one I have in storage is in the same sort of shape.....

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  11. Slowboi

    Slowboi Well-Known Member

    Still moving forward on the Buick at a snails pace.
    I decided that I would spray some epoxy primer to seal up all the metal work and body work ive been doing. I went with a good quality PPG epoxy and as I completed all the body work above the trim line that what I sealed for now. For those of you that are unfamiliar with this process basically my next step is to spray high build primer and start blocking. The epoxy is for corrosion resistance. Considering this car has new quarters and a new roof (from astro roof to hardtop) this represents a lot of work.

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  12. Slowboi

    Slowboi Well-Known Member

    Between racing, other car projects and family I haven't had a chance to work consistently on the car however the doors are in primer now which is nice. To have a set of rust free buick regal doors moving towards paint makes me pretty happy. Hoping to start installing the drive train this winter.....

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  13. Slowboi

    Slowboi Well-Known Member

    Doors have been fitted up to the car and now time to attack the two quarters and get them straightened out....

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  14. Buick#455

    Buick#455 Well-Known Member

    Update?
     

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