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Postby larrym » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:00 pm

Hi just picked up this beauty!
My first Hbody going to toss the running gear from my Buick in it.
I realize the Cosworth is rare but finding the correct running gear is out of my budget.
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Re: New guy

Postby cjbiagi » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:24 pm

Welcome to the forum, look forward to seeing your progress on your Cosworth.
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Re: New guy

Postby gt350fme » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:48 pm

Very cool, I highly approve, look forward to seeing how it turns out!
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Re: New guy

Postby dindin » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:57 pm

Welcome!!! Sounds like a fun project.

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Re: New guy

Postby 67shovel » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:49 pm

Always wanted to build a Cosworth V8 car and paint the motor black with gold accents! Great project
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Re: New guy

Postby cammerjeff » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:36 am

Welcome! Are you installing a Buick V6 or V8?
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Re: New guy

Postby RedFiveKBS » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:51 pm

Join the facebook pages too. John Joseph Cowell and his father are a wealth of knowledge on these cars.

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Re: New guy

Postby larrym » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:31 pm

cammerjeff wrote:Welcome! Are you installing a Buick V6 or V8?

V6
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Re: New guy

Postby larrym » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:39 pm

I figure this drive train moves my 3700lb Buick into the mid 11s so in a 2700lb vega it will be a riot.
Gathering information at this point, going to need a rear end and atleast a roll bar, my buddies are saying full cage but its more of a street car than a race car.
With 323 gears over the 342 the buick has should work well and get sick gas mileage too.
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Re: New guy

Postby 1oldmf » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:50 pm

so... another victim ,LOL
welcome,
a buick V6 in an H body?? what are you thinking?

don't you know EVERYBODY put a small block chevy in them?

well, I guess if your gonna do it, ask if I can be of help.

my buick skyhawk has a complete GN eng/ trans,
and stock 7.5 rear, but with axles, and auburn posi, and 3.08 gears,

start off with ideas on how your going to stop the body flex,
and, I too, thought the car would weigh 2700 lbs, but ended up just over 2800, with a/c stereo,
etc.
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Re: New guy

Postby larrym » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:15 am

1oldmf wrote:so... another victim ,LOL
welcome,
a buick V6 in an H body?? what are you thinking?

don't you know EVERYBODY put a small block chevy in them?

well, I guess if your gonna do it, ask if I can be of help.

my buick skyhawk has a complete GN eng/ trans,
and stock 7.5 rear, but with axles, and auburn posi, and 3.08 gears,

start off with ideas on how your going to stop the body flex,
and, I too, thought the car would weigh 2700 lbs, but ended up just over 2800, with a/c stereo,
etc.




So subframe connectors and a roll bar to start?
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Re: New guy

Postby 1oldmf » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:14 am

that'll be a start,
I have tubular eng cradle,(K frame ) trans crossmember, frame connectors, and more gussets everywhere.
mine is just a street car, but is a rocket at 20psi.
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