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Duke George V
10-12-2010, 09:36 PM
Count George VI will be no more soon. So I am putting all the goodies I have up for sale. All prices do not include shipping unless noted.

The following items have been sold:
-Ported heads
-Celebrity rally wheels

A-body-specific
-Steering column. Column shift, tilt, cruise, pulse wiper. Came from an '89 Century. Comes with a new key. $20.
-Mounts. Two engine and one transmission mount, for a 60 degree V6 4 speed A-body. I think the trans mount was the most expensive at $24, so I think $30 for all three is reasonable.

Gen 2 60 degree V6
-Ported intake manifold. Purchased from WOT-Tech. Says "3.1 MULTIPORT FI", so it's obviously meant for a 3.1, but it's physically the same as a 2.8 intake. I had this painted black and silver, but the finish is real rough now. Paid over $200 including core charge. This manifold is no longer available from WOT-Tech. $120.
-Gaskets. Intake manifold, exhaust manifold and valve cover gaskets for a 2.8/3.1. Head gaskets for a 1991 F-body 3.1, which is a Gen 1 iron head engine. They are 0.020" thinner than stock aluminum head gaskets, but my research indicates they are a match otherwise. Good for bumping compression. I don't remember what I paid, but $60 will get you all of them.
-1.6:1 ratio stamped rocker arms. These came from a 1994 3100 but are compatible with 2.8/3.1 heads. Stock rockers are 1.5, so this is a 10% increase in lift without changing the cam. Purchased from 60degreev6 member 88GTU for $75. $40.
-Spark plugs. 6 AC Delco plugs, part number 19157998. Looks like they're copper. Retail for about $3 each. Six for $10.
-Vacuum EGR valve. These are prohibitively expensive these days. I picked up two from a yard a while back, and scored, so I'm not going to gouge. However, I was not able to remove the exhaust tube from either of them, so I broke it off. How does $15 each sound?
-Air conditioning compressor. I had an issue with the torque strut bracket the compressor bolts to, so I removed it in preparation for replacing that bracket. I ended up having to scrap the car before that could happen, so I still have it. The AC was non-functional due to a damaged hose, but worked until the hose broke. The pulley spins freely, so I doubt the clutch is bad. $30 plus shipping.

Miscellaneous
-Steering wheel. Came off the Celebrity. It's intended for Chevrolet cars, but could probably be used in just about any GM car of the period. $20.
-Radio. Stock radio for the Celebrity, 2 EQ. To my knowledge the tape deck doesn't work. I only tried it once, with one of those tape deck converters so you can play CDs or MP3s through it, and all it did was continually change direction. I honestly don't know how much these are worth. Make offer.
-Aftermarket W-body dogbones, '97+ I believe. They're sold by ZZ Performance (http://shop.zzperformance.com/store/p/375-ZZP-Polished-Billet-Dog-Bones.aspx) for $120. Made of billet aluminum, with poly bushings. Bushings could probably stand to be replaced. $80 shipped.

Duke George V
11-13-2010, 02:54 AM
Bumping this because I found my air conditioning compressor. I took it off the Celebrity in preparation for the replacement of the broken aluminum torque strut bracket. The AC was non-functional due to a damaged hose, but worked prior to that. I don't know how much used compressors go for. I imagine this would work for just about any 2.8/3.1 car. Make me an offer.

Duke George V
02-17-2011, 02:44 AM
Another bump. I found a couple other things in my closet. Two V6 vacuum EGR valves and a blower motor with fan and housing. The EGRs are somewhat damaged; I couldn't break loose the bolts that held on the little exhaust tube, so I just tore them apart. None of these cost me very much when I got them from the yard, so shoot me a price.

Turbobuick88
02-22-2011, 07:31 PM
the ported cylinder heads i might be interested in could you ship them? 55904

Duke George V
04-06-2011, 05:37 AM
the ported cylinder heads i might be interested in could you ship them? 55904
I still have everything if you're still interested. The Mad Hatter had wanted the heads and intake for the STE he bought from Pontiac6ksteawd, but he backed out due to lack of finances. PM me if you want.

86euro
04-07-2011, 03:05 AM
Did you have the heads shaved too?

Duke George V
04-07-2011, 06:21 AM
I did not, but it looks like they were before they got to me. I don't know how much.

Duke George V
05-09-2011, 05:29 AM
Come on guys, I need money. Someone has to be interested in this stuff.

Duke George V
12-18-2011, 04:31 AM
Gonna give this a bump.

DanR1245
12-18-2011, 07:15 PM
What color is the steering wheel? Pic?

Duke George V
12-18-2011, 07:44 PM
It's blue. Let me see if I can find my camera, and I'll take a picture.

chevolds
12-24-2011, 02:11 PM
Will you sell the rallye wheels less tires? Are trim rings and center caps in good shape? What is cost to 72756? Thanks Jerry

Duke George V
12-24-2011, 07:04 PM
Yes, I still have the wheels. They're quite heavy, so I imagine shipping will cost a bit. I'll check into it.

chevolds
12-27-2011, 12:22 PM
Are the trim rings and cener caps in good shape? Jerry

Duke George V
12-27-2011, 06:26 PM
They're decent enough. Not new-in-box mint or anything like that, but the rings aren't bent or rusted. I can't seem to locate my camera at the moment, but I will get some pictures posted when I do.

93CUTLASS
12-28-2011, 03:11 PM
can i ask what makes the 60 degree v6 head different from the 3.3 liter head?

Duke George V
12-28-2011, 07:17 PM
Well, for one, they're made of aluminum, and the 3.3 is iron. The difference is they're different designs. GM made the 2.8 to be used as a corporate engine across its whole car line, whereas the 3.3 is based on the 90 degree Buick design from the late 60s. They're not compatible.

93CUTLASS
01-05-2012, 04:07 PM
im motor is a bastard child i knew it! thank you for the info.

Century7667
01-05-2012, 05:15 PM
im motor is a bastard child i knew it! thank you for the info.

That Buick motor is no bastard! It's an award winning design with a rich history. The 60 degree V6, while a good engine doesn't have that gloried past.

Ken T.

Duke George V
01-17-2012, 09:17 PM
A couple points of business: I found my camera, so I can take a picture of the steering wheel and other things, but now I can't find the steering wheel! Also, I have a buyer locally for my wheels/tires, so those are no longer available.

Duke George V
01-23-2012, 07:31 AM
I forgot I had some dogbones! They're sold by ZZ Performance for $120. (http://shop.zzperformance.com/store/p/375-ZZP-Polished-Billet-Dog-Bones.aspx) Billet aluminum, poly bushings. I bought them off craigslist some time last year hoping to use them on the van, but they're too long. I know we have a few W-body owners here. I'd like $80 shipped.

Duke George V
02-03-2012, 03:08 AM
Bump. The heads have been sold to someone at 60degreev6.

92buick_century
02-24-2012, 05:00 AM
do you still have the blower motor?

92buick_century
02-27-2012, 09:00 PM
bump

Duke George V
02-28-2012, 02:54 AM
Hi, sorry for the late response. Yeah, I have a couple of them. How does $10 plus shipping strike you?

92buick_century
02-28-2012, 03:22 AM
are they new? and do you know anything about replacing the motor? ive read that theres a coolant line going to it so you need to drain the coolant to change the motor, but i also read that its just a drain hose, if i dont need to drain the coolant then ill take one :) and if theyre new

Duke George V
02-28-2012, 04:21 AM
No, they're not new. I got them from a yard a few years ago, because my old Celebrity was eating them (long story). It should be a cake job for your car, since there's nothing in the way. It's a bit annoying on a Chevy V6 car. You have to move the alternator out of the way. Not sure what you mean by coolant line. There's a hose of some sort going into it, but it seemed more like a vacuum line or something.

...Are we talking about the same thing? Do you mean the motor that runs the cooling fan? Or the motor for the air conditioning and heating fan?

92buick_century
02-28-2012, 02:50 PM
the blower motor, for the heating and air conditioning

Duke George V
02-29-2012, 02:59 AM
Okay, yeah, it's easy. If you want one, PM me.

92buick_century
02-29-2012, 03:02 AM
well i want to change mine because mine squeals when its on, is there any way to see if the one(s) you have will do the same thing?

Duke George V
02-29-2012, 03:05 AM
No, I don't think I can find out if they make noise, since it's quite difficult to get to in the van. I'll dig 'em out and at least see if they spin freely.

Zaloryan
04-15-2012, 09:24 PM
Will that dogbone work for a 3300?

Duke George V
04-16-2012, 12:49 AM
The dogbones are too long to use on an A-body. They were made for the late W-body cars.