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Old 09-25-2013, 06:04 AM   #1
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Hi Guys, My name is Tim. I've got my first GM (1988 Buick Regal Custom 2.8l).
That was the first type of car my dad let me drive - an Electra. I've had this Regal for maybe 10 years or more. You guessed it, I don't throw ANYTHING away. I started out as a Cummins Mechanic - ran the dyno at the end of that gig. Now, apparently I'm in training as a '88 Regal Mech. At the end of life for this car will maybe mean a conversion into a three wheeler. I've debated doing that prematurely lately, but successfully held off for now.

Anyhow, just wanted to say hi to everybody!

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welcome to the site. why would you want to take away one of its wheels? the only thing i would do three wheel wise is take one of those three wheel goldwing conversions and put the 2.8 on it, maybe a turbo too, that would be cool
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hehe. That'* an interesting thought. Please post the pics! I figured I could still tow a half ton with the heavy duty framing, ala 3 wheels and bug riddled teeth.
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fortunately i have a truck to tow things and the 2.8'* i did have are gone a couple decades ago. i had a half dozen over the years, not anything i would be excited about messing with. the 88 cutlass i had though the P.O., my uncle, towed a 19.5 bowrider bayliner with. i was always impressed with that
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That is pretty impressive. That would be a nice pic for the family album.

The reason my truck is still stripped down to a short block is because the Regal
hauls everything I need. I recently hauled a load of treated 2" x 10" x 18'*.
Plus, the truck drinks 20 bucks in gas real fast and the Regal will go a while
on $20. BUT, I'm going to make a 24' car hauler from an old camper frame. I
think that will require the truck. I wish it wasn't so.
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Unfortunately know what u are talking about. Has to be something I really cant haul with my car before I drive my yukon. Iprobably going to be a more common thing to see now that I think of it. The guy across the street sold the old pickup he had and got a trailer for his impala
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Yeah. I've been seeing a lot of newer mid sized cars pulling all sorts of trailers in the past year. I suppose if I would have to resort to the car hauler method, it
would be $50 in gas for the truck (locally) as opposed to $100. for a wrecker,
plus I wouldn't have to argue with the wrecker driver over trying to get his
truck where I need it to go . But, if I could have a properly balanced trailer
with 50 lbs tongue weight, I could haul the F-250 around with the Regal...
Time to start werking on Plans.
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dont think i would try that, fords are heavy probably weighs twice as much as the car by itself
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Shucks, I think you're right. I could've hauled the truck out to the camp and back again and saved $$$!!!
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