I have two Regals. Granny's 76 non-running and a 77 regal running(EDIT- I realized that the 2nd regal is a 76 also. Anywhere you see something about a 77, realize that it should be a 76. ). I bought the 77 to swap parts to build a tribute to my Granny, my aunt and my uncle. Granny died of Leukemia when I was in 5th grade, Aunt Cindy died many years ago from a drunk driver. Uncle Eric died in the Marine barracks in in 1983. All three were taken too early. I have not the strength to get rid of the 76 because it still smells like it did when Granny was alive. In 2017 I purchased the 77 on Aunt Cindy's birthday and have been driving it whenever it decides to start. I finally got tired of the pump, pump, start, pump pump pump start and rev. I realized that although it would be nice to keep the Regals all original, it just is not working out with the carbs. (you know where this is going...) So I began to research. Months go by and I have a crapload of organized videos, web pages and notes. Finally, this week I began to execute the plan. It's LS time!! I found a motor and trans from a 2010 express van 3500hd with 109k miles and removed it from the back of the truck last night. I will be swapping the L96 (6 liter LS) motor and 6l90e tranny (Big MOFO) into the Buick with a cam swap, headers and some other parts to freshen it up. The car has about 140 hp at the engine from the factory with the 350 buick in it now. The new motor and tranny will turn it into a rocket!I should have about 440hp at the wheel! Yeah, Im going to have roughly 3 1/2 times the power and torque. Then going from a 3 speed to a 6 speed is going to do even more to make it a beast! Maybe I will boost it in the future too! While I know some people are against this trend, I can no longer deny it. I realized that I could have spent a small fortune on 350 upgrades or a 455 swap...or...I can very reasonably swap to new tech and have a vehicle that I can daily drive anywhere I choose. It became a no brainer. I watched all these guys grinning from ear to ear after their swaps and watched these dudes auto-crossing heavy trucks and can no longer resist. I want to be able to drive the 190 mile trip to my current military installation without having to worry about a tow truck. In just a while, I will have a fire hot 1976/77 regal with all the modern amenities and finally be able to fulfill my promise to stop buying modern day cars. I am going old school from here on. The car manufacturers are simply ripping us off these days and I am done. So for all those that will shake their heads and look at me in shame, Sorry buds. I just want to enjoy driving around while remembering those that I lost that were linked to this car. Better to have the Buick on the road being admired by others than have it always sitting in the garage rusting away and broken. So yes, the LS bug has claimed another victim but who cares. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff! For anyone that is into high fidelity car audio, I have a long list of equipment ready to go into the Regal too. I am into Audiophile stereo systems and have been stockpiling the equipment to match the competition level system in my current 2013 Jeep Srt. Maybe I will include those details here that I have posted on my audio forum too.