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  2. White93z34

    89 CS Taillight Trim Chrome to Black

    I think we're long overdue for some current pictures of your Cutlass. Its truly one of the few OGs remaining here. Always loved what you did with it.
  3. jiggity76

    89 CS Taillight Trim Chrome to Black

    Correct. My 89 International parts car had the chrome. 88-90 coupes no matter what trim level had the chrome strip. This includes the 90 verts. 91 International cars and verts got the black ones. 91 coupes like your two cars still had chrome right?
  4. 55trucker

    Driveline clunk when changing direction

    something you could try to *align* the engine side is.. to remove all of the paraphernalia 1st & then back out the engine lifting bolts & slip in some hardened washers in between the head & lift support to move it away from the head slightly to true up the alignment.
  5. MemphisMan

    89 CS Taillight Trim Chrome to Black

    I thought International coupes came with black instead of chrome on the tail lights. Or were the early ones all chrome regardless of trim level?
  6. jiggity76

    89 CS Taillight Trim Chrome to Black

    Yes, I think it looks much better! Nice job! Better WAY late than never, LOL! I have a 91 International coupe with the factory blacked out trim. As another International owner to another...I want more pics of your car!!!
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  8. This mod is far too simple and unimpressive to warrant this level of procrastination, but procrastinate is what I do best. I've never liked the chrome trim on the 89 Cutlass taillights. Once, I Photoshopped them to black and I decided I like that much better. Terrible photochop, but the point is when I made it, Modified Date: Friday, October 16, 1998. BEFORE Chrome vs black trim AFTER Only took me 22 years, 1 month, and 8 days to get around to getting it done. Don't ask me when I'm going to get that bumper repainted.
  9. crazyd

    Driveline clunk when changing direction

    It's slightly offset; the brackets don't precisely align for some reason. You can see it, and how much play there is in the bushings after only a few thousand miles, in the below pic. Incidentally, I did use a jack handle to yank around the engine fore/aft while the dogbone was out, and it was moving maybe 1/2-3/4" (13mm-19mm). Snug.
  10. Found the part # for the frame mounted sway bar bushings at Gmpartsprime.com. The part # is GM 10284182 for the factory bushings with the silencing fabric inside. They list the bushings are 29.5 mm inside diameter. https://www.gmpartsprime.com/auto-parts/1996-buick-regal/steering_front_suspension_axle/suspension_front.html
  11. Schurkey

    Driveline clunk when changing direction

    Did the dogbone die of natural causes; or was it murdered by ruined engine/trans mounts, rough use, loose cradle-to-body mounts, etc?
  12. Bake82

    Getrag 284 pull to push conversion?

    Hey. PLEASE do a build thread. Your 284 swap thread is killer, and it would be amazing to see this swap in the same detail as your 284 swap is, from fitting into the engine bay, building the mounts and wiring! I'd love to see this process as it's a swap I'd love to do with my cutlass but I don't need an engine right now and afraid to remove my engine to see it not fit into the engine bay. So thank you for pioneering this into a 1/1.5 gen w-body! However I have done some research in the past which may help you out. In my research for how to do an LS4 swap with manual tran
  13. White93z34

    Composite brake rotors.

    Guess I learn something new every day. I had no idea. Granted it all seems to be academic at this point since I don't see any listings for composite style ones now. I will say that in all the years I've been turning wrenches on these cars I've ever had a rotor fitment issue like what you describe, that is still really weird to me.
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  15. crazyd

    Driveline clunk when changing direction

    It's fixed. Stupid dogbone.
  16. carkhz316

    284 5 speed list of parts.

    Following.
  17. I've seen this mentioned a few times, but when I've inquired I can't seem to discern what exactly is involved besides custom fabrication and machining. Has anyone performed this? I know things are pretty quiet around here these days, but support for the old MT is ever dwindling. I recently picked up a donor Impala SS for my LS4 swap in the Z34 and am adamant about running the 284 with it. Since the starter situation has been solved by LS4 King and Moreso, this leaves the clutch options in the balance as the last real "challenge", as it were. Any help or advice is appreciated. Thanks!
  18. 55trucker

    4T60-HD Carnage pics

    Try & locate another decent condition 440t4 trans? at least you wouldn't have to tear into your *life project* right now......
  19. jiggity76

    92 z34

    That's true. Or fix the Z and keep it stock and then add a supercharged car to his stable. That would be ideal!
  20. Schurkey

    92 z34

    Why spend time, money, effort, and enthusiasm to wreck a DOHC car? The guy wants a supercharged 90 degree engine...he should buy a car that has a supercharged 90 degree engine.
  21. jman093

    4T60-HD Carnage pics

    I was cruising about 40mph and it suddenly exploded. Failure seems like it is in the area of the clutch pack assemblies. Although to be honest, it’s had major issues since before I owned it. The bad part is I can now no longer rebuild this transmission. My other TGP has been apart getting “topped swapped” and “5 speed swapped” for about 6 years now. So I’m going to take the transmission out of it and put it in this one. It’s a little disheartening going through the entire process of removing one transmission on your back and knowing you have to go do it all a second time to get the part. It’s
  22. jiggity76

    284 5 speed list of parts.

    Gotcha. If he is confident in that he can remake these parts, I am actually willing to find and buy a 5 speed transmission, even actually a whole car if need be. It would be ideal to have one and then learn how to properly tear one down, build and replace the parts, and then properly put it back together. I want to help out the 5 speed guys AND...I might someday get a 5 speed 91 STE myself that a friend of mine might part with. I would feel way more confident in owning the car if the parts to keep it running weren't such a challenge to find.
  23. White93z34

    284 5 speed list of parts.

    there is the issue. there is no technical drawings for any of those, at least not locked away in a dusty filing cabinet at Getrag's HQ. You'd basically have to take a worn one and its matching gears and first make a duplicate of it then build the friction surface back up till it does its job properly again. it would be a bunch of messing about to get it just right since short of taking apart a known good unit... of which I do have. basically getting the proper metals and buying them in bulk is the easy part, being able to recreate it in G code that a CNC mill can use to program is t
  24. jiggity76

    284 5 speed list of parts.

    Alrighty. I will ask him. Any detailed or specifics on those would help as well. I will also ask him if it would be ok for people to contact him directly but I'm always here to be the middle man, happy to do so. Thanks Chris.
  25. White93z34

    284 5 speed list of parts.

    The biggest thing blocker/synchronizer rings. Assuming shift forks and gears aren't trashed out, its bearings that can be cross referenced and found in most catalogs and syncro rings that go. One of my backburner projects is to split the case on a worn 284 that I have and see what kind of pandoras box I open up. At the end of the day its a 5 speed manual, not the most complex thing in the world and manuals exist for teardown.
  26. Even though you've solved your problem, I've added a picture of the used(probably 220,000 miles) factory stud I removed. Maybe it'll help someone on a future search...
  27. Yes all of the steel center flanges on the composite rotors measure 0.100”or 1/10 inch. The full cast Power Stop rotors measured 0.250” or ¼ inch thick. Looking at the lug nuts seams like the factory only wanted 6 (six) threads of engagement on each stud. Each lug nut only has 7 (seven) threads in each nut and the back section is hollow so that the nuts can’t be threaded on aluminum rims backwards. Every thing will be fine now that I found the NOS composite rotors pictured above.
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  29. I just compared your studs to a factory one off a '94 Regal. They appear to be identical length, with the exception of the '94 stud not having the extra blank space at the end. There's only about 1 1/8'' worth of threads on the stud(measuring very top thread to very bottom). Have you compared the thickness of your factory composite rotor to the other ones you've tried?
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