On The Road Again

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Steve73GS, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Steve73GS

    Steve73GS Well-Known Member

    After sitting for 25+ years, my ( actually my wife's) 1973 GS is up and running again thanks to John Csordas and his team at the Auto Center. I got the car back a couple of weeks ago after some extensive mechanical work and upgrades. The body still needs some attention but that will have to wait, as everyone knows, the cost of Buick parts coupled with the work that was done is not cheap. I wish I had the knowledge, capability and tools required to do the work myself but that wasn't in the cards. On that note, I have gained a tremendous amount of respect for guys who wrench their own cars. Just sourcing all the parts was a challenge so the thought of doing that and wrenching is something that is quite a task. I really appreciate the help the V8 forum has given me to source what was needed and help understand the different options John implemented.
    Anyway, the mechanicals consisted of:

    Engine:
    455 .030 over
    Crank polished and cut
    10:1 TA pistons
    TA413 roller cam
    Very well ported SE1(357/228)
    Match ported SP1
    Roller rockers
    Roller lifters
    TA HP Oil Pump
    TA timing cover
    HP Double roller TC
    ARP bolts
    TA 7 qt high capacity oil pan
    Holley Super Sniper EFI
    TA HP water pump
    TA SFI Flexplate
    TA harmonic balancer
    Power master starter
    Power master 155 amp alternator
    MSD distributor
    MSD coil
    MSD wires
    MSD 6AL
    CR 10.3

    Exhaust:
    TA 2" full length headers
    TA 3" Mandrel exhaust
    Dynamax Ultra flo mufflers

    DeWitts 1 1/4" coil aluminum radiator
    Heat sink Trans cooler
    20" fan
    HP fan clutch
    Tanks gas tank
    400 lph in tank fuel pump
    Allstar calipers
    New pads and shoes
    New master cylinder
    New fuel lines
    All new hoses and belts
    KYB gas adjust shocks all around
    Mcwheels 15×7 front and 15x10 rear with Cooper cobra 235's front and MT 295 drag radials rear
    H and R sway bar and upper/lower kit
    Autometer gauges
    Driveshaft girdle
    TH 400 Transmission rebuild with all HD components
    Yukon 373 gears

    Probably some other stuff I'm forgetting

    So, it's been quite a 9 month experience from start to finish and thanks again to all that helped. Will post a few pics separately.

    Steve
     
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    Steve73GS Well-Known Member

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    Steve73GS Well-Known Member

    Knew I forgot something important. Along have JW 3000-3200 9" stall. Happy with its performance.

    Steve
     
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    Steve73GS Well-Known Member

    Meant also have JW stall.
     

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