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    Quote Originally Posted by v8regalowner
    the blue 84 is my baby, the brown 86 is for sale, gonna have pics of the other 2 on here soon
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    here's my trio of cars.. if i could afford more i would have more, i just wouldn't know where to put them. unfortunately i must sell the Century bc i bought the T. and i had plans for that '73!

    1986 T-Type - 1972 Skylark - 1973 Century Luxus
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    Default My 77 Buick Regal 2dr

    This is my 77 Regal, it came from Mississippi and is now in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Canada. I have had this car for a few years now and have never seen another one. Rare!!! Lloyd.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VandaLL
    here's my trio of cars.. if i could afford more i would have more, i just wouldn't know where to put them. unfortunately i must sell the Century bc i bought the T. and i had plans for that '73!

    1986 T-Type - 1972 Skylark - 1973 Century Luxus
    nice trio Randy! Great to have a few beers with you at Bowling Green.
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    68 Skylark 12 bolt 3:55 in line for a 430 BBB
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    69 GS 400 4-speed about 1/2 way complete on a frame-off restoration

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    Quote Originally Posted by VandaLL
    here's my trio of cars.. if i could afford more i would have more, i just wouldn't know where to put them. unfortunately i must sell the Century bc i bought the T. and i had plans for that '73!

    1986 T-Type - 1972 Skylark - 1973 Century Luxus
    Nice , VERY NICE!!!!!

    Does the Century Lexus have a 350 or 455?

    Any pictures of the Century you had to sell? What year was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean Buick 76
    I look forward to the update pics!
    Here's some...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 73BuickGS455
    Nice , VERY NICE!!!!! Does the Century Lexus have a 350 or 455? Any pictures of the Century you had to sell? What year was it?
    thanks Anthony! well that's actually the 73 for sale in that pic. it is a 350 and i have done some stuff to it, like all new ignition (pertronix II, flamethrower coil, etc, etc).. the carb is freshly rebuilt, the exhaust is a custom one-off job after wrestling with systems i thought would fit! here are a few [older] pics. i was going to post some of the exhaust but i will have to get the photos from home
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    these pictures look like you have the back end of the car up, or the front lowered. i tried lifting the back of my 74 to see how it worked/looked, and found that it made it handle kinda squirrelly. what is your take on that, and is it still up in the back?
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    69 skylark 350/2bbl [gone but not forgotten]
    81 honda CB900 custom [slightly modified]
    81 honda CB900F [really modified]
    77 El Camino 350/4bbl [cruck]
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    well, i have Skyjacker air shocks on it, so it is adjustable. they aren't the best ride but they were on the car when i got it and i wanted to do a late 70s style ride so i kept that set-up. i got new ones a while back and it doesn't seem to really affect handling that much, but the car doesn't handle great in the first place also, when i first got the car i didn't like how high the front sat so i chopped a coil off each spring. right now i have the rear lowered about even with the fronts, and it's a good height. but i love being able to jack up the rears and cruise around with a mean rake
    Randy G.
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    72 Skylark - long term project
    83 Regal Estate Wagon - getting 4.8l LS swap
    86 GN - back burner
    96 Roadmaster

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    Yo, Eric! I have one of those too.('73 Century,Luxus) I have the original window sticker for it, and the chrome rallye's are original. I just got the car from my good friend Darren, in Sarasota,Fl. It has 112,000 original miles, and is beautiful on the inside, and not too bad on the outside either. Just need to freshen up the paint. She has: 350, 4V,A/C, and power steering,brakes, and bench seat. sweeeeet! The hood is a custom job, and the rear spoiler is a early '80's Monte SS unit.- Later.---Zach
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    i like your choice for the hood scoops. since i first got my 74 i have been trying to picture it with something to break up the acreage of sheet metal on my hood. my thoughts went from NASA style ducts like on the GTO to something from the aftermarket. something that is both subtle and usefull. are yours functional? do you have any pictures of the hood from head on?
    rob tabish
    69 skylark 350/2bbl [gone but not forgotten]
    81 honda CB900 custom [slightly modified]
    81 honda CB900F [really modified]
    77 El Camino 350/4bbl [cruck]
    and a whole bunch of junk!!

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    Yes, I do. I'll include an interior shot-well, mostly the dash. The scoops on mine are functional, with a '70 GS air cleaner. My buddy Darren put the custom stuff on the car. I'm keeping it that way. I like your Avatar, Rob. Is that Salmon on the grille? -Zach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach Collie
    Yes, I do. I'll include an interior shot-well, mostly the dash. The scoops on mine are functional, with a '70 GS air cleaner. My buddy Darren put the custom stuff on the car. I'm keeping it that way. I like your Avatar, Rob. Is that Salmon on the grille? -Zach.
    Zach,
    When I 1st started to restore my car, I wanted to have those Hood scoops on it.(Stole my idea, I'm Just Kiddding. LOL) ASWOME CAR!

    Can I ask for a few photos if you don't mine? I would just like to do this to one of these cars(73s) if I ever get another one. Do you have any pictures of the engine with the air cleaner on it? What is done to the engine to make it seal with the hood? or does it just fit that way with the air cleaner?

    Do you have a picture of sitting in the driver seat and looking out the windshield and you can see the hood scoops? and just one more if you don't mind, on from the side, but still being able to see the scoops?


    Thanks Zach! Oh and one last question, was that the factory hood and just modifided?

    Thanks,

    Ant
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    When I get a chance, I'll try to take the photos as you described. Sitting in the car, and looking out over the hood is much the same as sitting in a GS, and doing the same. Same scoops. The hood is the original hood, with scoops from a '71 GS hood "spliced" in. (don't worry, the GS hood was beyond saving, but the scoops were good) The air cleaner is also from a GS, and fits quite nicely. I even have the foam seals on it. Like I say, I didn't perform the modifications, although I'm capable of doing so. It was like this when I got it. My friend Darren, whom I got the car from, has a '70 GSX (Corvette yellow, not Saturn yellow), and bought this as a second car. I'm restoring his son's '70 Skylark (GSX clone), and he gave me the '73 Century in exchange for the paint job. Not a bad deal,eh? The '73 will be my daily driver. I'll tack on a picture of the engine for now. And, a door panel and interior shot, to pique your interest. Note that the interior looks as good in person as it does in photos, and is 100% all original! Later---Zach
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    In My Humble Opinion that car SCREAMS RED three spoke sportwheel
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    In fact, I have a burgandy red Buick sport wheel horn button, I picked up years ago at a swap meet, because it was cheap, now I can use it! I am in the market for a burgandy red (not maroon) sport wheel, so ya'll let me know if you see one, O.K.? - Zach

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach Collie
    I like your Avatar, Rob. Is that Salmon on the grille? -Zach.
    yep, we dont get fresh salmon very often this far inland, so i took advantage of an opprotunity one day and made a great BBQed beauty. we can get lake trout that size out of flathead lake. love them too, but i havent been out on flathead for a while. gotta get back into fishing again. i got too many hobbies
    i think those scoops look pretty good on your car, but if i do mine like that i will stay away from the flat black
    rob tabish
    69 skylark 350/2bbl [gone but not forgotten]
    81 honda CB900 custom [slightly modified]
    81 honda CB900F [really modified]
    77 El Camino 350/4bbl [cruck]
    and a whole bunch of junk!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach Collie
    When I get a chance, I'll try to take the photos as you described. Sitting in the car, and looking out over the hood is much the same as sitting in a GS, and doing the same. Same scoops. The hood is the original hood, with scoops from a '71 GS hood "spliced" in. (don't worry, the GS hood was beyond saving, but the scoops were good) The air cleaner is also from a GS, and fits quite nicely. I even have the foam seals on it. Like I say, I didn't perform the modifications, although I'm capable of doing so. It was like this when I got it. My friend Darren, whom I got the car from, has a '70 GSX (Corvette yellow, not Saturn yellow), and bought this as a second car. I'm restoring his son's '70 Skylark (GSX clone), and he gave me the '73 Century in exchange for the paint job. Not a bad deal,eh? The '73 will be my daily driver. I'll tack on a picture of the engine for now. And, a door panel and interior shot, to pique your interest. Note that the interior looks as good in person as it does in photos, and is 100% all original! Later---Zach
    Thank you Zach! So it has the stock carb, and the hood seals right and it just fits? Now that would be sweet!

    Thanks, no rush for the pictures. Just love it, not a big fan of the black paint, but is still nice!

    Thanks,

    Anthony
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    Like I say, it was that way when i got it. The flat black was, apparently, an easy way to finish it out without painting the entire hood. The contour match of the splice isn't perfect, so the black helps mask that as well. A logical choice, if not a popular one. Keep in mind, that the flat black on the hood was a popular muscle car thing back then, granted, not on GM products, but a popular look of the day. Of course, i was nine years old when this '73 Century of mine rolled off the line, so I remember that era well. Keep in mind too, that Buick GSX's ('70-'72) had the center section of the hood painted satin black, so that was also a factor in the decision to do the center black. If the hood comes out good and straight, I'll paint it body color. I'll keep ya'll posted. --Zach

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    Putting GS scoops on a 73 and later hood must be a epidemic. I have been wondering what it would look like myself. I'll be doing a stage 2 scoop on mine though. Zach, do you have any pics of the rear spoiler setup?
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    Zach that is a sweet Century! looks like it's in great condition.. here is my "custom" exhaust created out of frustration at not being able to get a straight answer on what system fits. so we had the install kit still on hand from the scrapped plan to put on side pipes (i really wanted a 70s ride ) and some pipes from the system that was on my 72. out of that mess we created a Challenger-type exhaust ... the only thing i wish i had done is paint the pipes from the mufflers to the tips flat black so it isn't as noticeable (like when i have the a$$ end jacked up) the tips are the nicest part - Megs stainless oval 12" i believe.
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    Very interesting! Nice work. I had a wild thought the other day--sidepipes! Those were the big thing back in '73! Maybe I'll make it into a "period correct" street machine. Add a set of Keystone mags, and I'm there! -- Naa, I like my Buick mags too much. -Zach

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    Here's a shot of the spoiler, not a good angle, but gives you a little look at it. More to come! ---Zach
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    Nice to see more people who are interested in these awesome 73-77 Century/Regals. I currently have the motor out of my 76 4dr Century 350 auto. I like the 2 drs better and I'm looking for one for a project. I'll post pics of my car after I get the motor back in and finish the paint. Cheers, Sean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean Buick 76
    Nice to see more people who are interested in these awesome 73-77 Century/Regals. .
    Nice to see more people get interested in the 73-76 Buick era. Will post some pics of my resto '75 Riviera here soon
    Rob

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