New to the awesomeness of a 1971 Buick Electra 225 Limited

Discussion in 'Wet behind the ears??' started by dhunter82, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. dhunter82

    dhunter82 Member

    All the googling I've done for a month now on my car has almost always led me to this forum so I thought it would be in my best interest to join. Seems to be tons of knowledge in here. Glad to be here and be gentle lol I'm a buick noob. Beautiful is she? FB_IMG_1529694301812.jpg any tips, tricks, do's, or don'ts are greatly appreciated also
  2. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    I commend you on an excellent choice of vehicle! That's a nice looking car

    Welcome to the board from Western Massachusetts!

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  3. dhunter82

    dhunter82 Member

    Thank you Bob. I am in love with car already! It was my brothers for the last 7 years and he was nice enough to let me take it off his hands. She'll pass everything but a gas station as I'm sure you know.
  4. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Welcome! That’s a fabulous car you have there. As far as maintenance, it may need a new timing chain and gears if it still has the original nylon coated top gear. Otherwise, check out all the rubber hoses, vacuum lines, etc., then tune it up and follow Larry’s ‘power timing’ thread. Drive it and enjoy it!
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  5. dhunter82

    dhunter82 Member

    Will do Patrick. So far I have replaced all vacuum lines, rubber fuel lines and added inline filter, new radiator, hoses, thermostat, water pump, fan with clutch, plugs (gapped @ .060) and 8mm super stock wires, and rebuilt edelbrock 750 carb which is junk apparently. I have messed with the timing a bit but something isn't right so I'm rebuilding the Holley 750 double pumper that was on it when my brother got it since I don't have a quadrajet to put back on it and hopefully that'll help. Distributor is HEI but I didn't do it so I've actually got it torn apart now for a rebuild as well. I'm not much of a mechanic but I bet you're right about the timing chain and gears so I'll see what I can do

  6. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Welcome from GA. Nice Electra, enjoy!
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  7. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    If the inline filter is glass ditch it; they’re fire hazards! And buy a qjet from one of our vendors here-shouldn’t run more than $350 or so and well worth it.
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  8. dhunter82

    dhunter82 Member

    Thank you sir! I'll get my funds prioritized and see what I can do. There is a local guy that rebuilds them but he's too rich for my blood.
  9. MD_76_LIMITED

    MD_76_LIMITED Trust the process...

    Welcome! Nice Electra!
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  10. StagedCat

    StagedCat Platinum Level Contributor

    Welcome from CA, sharp looking 225 you got there.....
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  11. magic marouke

    magic marouke Well-Known Member

    howdy from SW Oklahoma . the 71-72 Electras are my all time favorite Buicks .
  12. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Welcome from SE Michigan!
  13. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    Welcome aboard! :cool:

    Sharp looking ride! Really like the color!
  14. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some M.M.O.G. guy.....

    Welcome from Montana! Great looking 4 door, I dig the wheels!
  15. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

    Noice. Welcome to the club.
  16. BuickPower

    BuickPower Well-Known Member

    sweet ride

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