View Full Version : 1977 Buick Regal

05-16-2007, 03:26 PM
Ive got one...its at my uncle's house.

Does anyone on here have the 1976 or 1977 model...because last time i was at his house i didnt get the measure the trunk.

The regal has the 350 in it...i want to rebuild the motor and put a nice exauhst system on it...any other upgrades yall think i could do. It only has 143,000 miles on it.

05-16-2007, 03:53 PM
Check all the fluids and make sure that there is no metal in the transmission. Even if it only has 143,000 miles there still could be gremlins in the transmission.

05-16-2007, 03:55 PM
pics when you get it, i got a buick myself and sometimes parts are hard to find but you shouldnt have any problems

and do what he said above me

05-16-2007, 05:54 PM
Ok....ill ask my uncle about looking in the transmission...(what does metal in the transmission do?

Also...anybody know where to get bumper fillers?

05-16-2007, 06:38 PM
It destroys it... :fyi: ;)

05-16-2007, 07:18 PM
ok...any suggestions on upgrades for the motor itself???

05-16-2007, 07:31 PM
New Cam, new edelbrock intake manifold, better exhast, edelbrock 4 barrel Carb, better fuel pump, new fuel lines/filters.

I would start with the carb/exhast and move to the cam.

05-16-2007, 07:32 PM
thanks...ima probably go wit the holley carb...i heard they are easier on gas

05-16-2007, 07:34 PM
Unless you go with one of the higher end Holley Carbs plan on buying a bunch of extra parts. The lower price ones will clog and leak gass with in a couple of weeks.

I have two Holleys I used on a old Dodge and ended up getting an Edelbrock and never had another problem...

My buddy at the auto parts store said that 6/10 of the holleys they sell come back with problems. Go figure... They used to be the carb kings...

Also, get yourself a Timing light and learn how to use it... ;)

05-16-2007, 10:08 PM
thats whatsup

05-23-2007, 09:57 AM
according to the guys at v8buick forums, holley is a no-no for buicks...pics?

05-23-2007, 10:15 AM
according to the guys at v8buick forums, holley is a no-no for buicks...pics?

Holleys are over hyped I think... :fyi:

05-23-2007, 05:12 PM
Edelbrock carbs = teh junk, ask anyone who races. But as far as what to do to the motor, its virtually unlimited. The 350 is such a universal platform for so many upgrades that you can pretty much just think it up and theres probably a supplier who already has all the equipment you need set up into a kit. A decent set of heads and nice valvetrain setup would really liven things up.

05-24-2007, 01:08 AM
He is right about there being everything and anything under the sun for a 350.

I disagree about the Edelbrock carbs being junk. I know 3 or 4 dirt track guys who use them and swear by them.

09-21-2007, 07:50 PM

09-21-2007, 07:57 PM

09-21-2007, 11:00 PM
If I'm not mistaken that year still had a real Buick engine, not a bastard chevy smallblock in it. While the Buick motor is very capable, parts are harder to find.

09-22-2007, 01:39 AM
yep...checked the vin numbers...its a buick 350 motor

hey...im 16 its my first car...and first project...plus it was free!

09-22-2007, 08:59 PM
Buick motor = FTW>..

09-22-2007, 09:21 PM

09-22-2007, 09:22 PM
you need a BBC :fyi:

09-22-2007, 10:23 PM
Big Boobied Cutie?

09-23-2007, 12:37 AM
nah...im keepin the buick motor....i might go get at 72 buick 350=higher compression!

09-23-2007, 01:27 AM
Just keep that motor... :fyi:

09-24-2007, 10:48 PM
Edelbrock is decent, especially their intake manifolds. Holley is popular on Mopars, but usually their cheaper lines are ****. I personally prefer Demon carbs. And the 350 is perhaps the greatest motor ever created. I can't believe they don't still use it. The 364 (6.0) and the 327 (5.3) are both nice engines, but just don't live up to the 350... Although the entire LS-series is pimp. Just grab a set of good heads, and related hardware, make sure compression/leak-down are good, and stroke that *****.

09-24-2007, 11:27 PM
Holly Cheaper Lines FTL...

09-25-2007, 12:28 PM
I still say Demon FTW.

09-25-2007, 12:38 PM
I've never checked out their carbs... Might have to...

09-25-2007, 12:43 PM
A buddy of mine has a 350-swapped 85 S-10. He had an Edelbrock on it to match his intake mani. Swapped over his Edelbrock 750cfm 4bbl, for a Demon 750cfm 4bbl, and shaved .3 seconds off his 1/4...

09-25-2007, 12:53 PM
No kidding...


I've got a 79 Dodge W150 with an Edelbrock on it now... (Had 2x Hollies which ****** on it)