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    Question March Performance Serpentine in A G-Body

    I'm in the planning stages of dropping a 69 Buick 430 in my 1980 Regal. I noticed March Performance has a kit for them ( http://marchperf.com/styletrack_buick.html ) and emailed asking them if there would be issues. They said it wont fit, anyone know why off hand?? Worst case I can tell is maybe a power steering issue, but the kit can be ordered with out it .. Anyone know what I'm missing?? before I email that make and ask "whyyyyyyy??" thanks

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    Default Re: March Performance Serpentine in A G-Body

    Quote Originally Posted by ve3oky View Post
    I'm in the planning stages of dropping a 69 Buick 430 in my 1980 Regal. I noticed March Performance has a kit for them ( http://marchperf.com/styletrack_buick.html ) and emailed asking them if there would be issues. They said it wont fit, anyone know why off hand?? Worst case I can tell is maybe a power steering issue, but the kit can be ordered with out it .. Anyone know what I'm missing?? before I email that make and ask "whyyyyyyy??" thanks
    Not sure why it wouldn't but if you can get your hands on used GN accessory setup you can go that route for sure. Thats what I did ( cost about $500 +/- ) when I was done. Looks good, functions well, and is WAYYYYY cheaper than the march setup.
    81 Sport Coupe -- 464 Buick, zero decked, SRP Forged Pistons with valve reliefs, Scott Brown cam, 69cc Bulldog heads w/ 1.6 KB roller rockers, SP1 intake topped off with 950 Quickfuel Black Diamond Carb. GN serpentine setup w/ vacuum assisted discs. 8.5 30 spline yukon posi w/ 3.23 richmond gears and 30 spline moser axles. CK performance custom built hybrid AOD and custom 3500 Pro Torque convertor.

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    Default Re: March Performance Serpentine in A G-Body

    I WANT this! Only diff is that I want to add a pro charger to the Riv.
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    Default Re: March Performance Serpentine in A G-Body

    Quote Originally Posted by Briz View Post
    I WANT this! Only diff is that I want to add a pro charger to the Riv.
    The GN setup would be ideal for supercharger setups...it leaves the entire passenger side open for mounting. Then all you would have to do is work out the pulley setup from the charger to the crank ( maybe custom pulley at that location??? )
    81 Sport Coupe -- 464 Buick, zero decked, SRP Forged Pistons with valve reliefs, Scott Brown cam, 69cc Bulldog heads w/ 1.6 KB roller rockers, SP1 intake topped off with 950 Quickfuel Black Diamond Carb. GN serpentine setup w/ vacuum assisted discs. 8.5 30 spline yukon posi w/ 3.23 richmond gears and 30 spline moser axles. CK performance custom built hybrid AOD and custom 3500 Pro Torque convertor.

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    Default Re: March Performance Serpentine in A G-Body

    Quote Originally Posted by regal81455 View Post
    Not sure why it wouldn't but if you can get your hands on used GN accessory setup you can go that route for sure. Thats what I did ( cost about $500 +/- ) when I was done. Looks good, functions well, and is WAYYYYY cheaper than the march setup.
    Ahh yes, I forgot about that route. I need all the accessories as why the March setup just seems so good, but it is a ton of $$. There any special modifications or year GN requirements I should be looking at when looking for the parts?

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    Default Re: March Performance Serpentine in A G-Body

    Quote Originally Posted by ve3oky View Post
    Ahh yes, I forgot about that route. I need all the accessories as why the March setup just seems so good, but it is a ton of $$. There any special modifications or year GN requirements I should be looking at when looking for the parts?
    Nothing special to look for just needs to be from the 86-87 models and you'll need it all ( including the p/s pump and rezzy ). The guys over at turbobuicks.com will be able to help you out. Thats where I got my setup from.
    81 Sport Coupe -- 464 Buick, zero decked, SRP Forged Pistons with valve reliefs, Scott Brown cam, 69cc Bulldog heads w/ 1.6 KB roller rockers, SP1 intake topped off with 950 Quickfuel Black Diamond Carb. GN serpentine setup w/ vacuum assisted discs. 8.5 30 spline yukon posi w/ 3.23 richmond gears and 30 spline moser axles. CK performance custom built hybrid AOD and custom 3500 Pro Torque convertor.

 

 

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