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What is this tube called and where do I get another one?

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Old 11-06-2011, 10:43 PM
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Haha yeah, the armrest/console on the older Century is really annoying and outdated. If you can find a decent Regal the same color, you should look into the front and rear bumpers. Especially if it has fog lights. I don't think they would fit in the Century bumper. I've given up on getting them. I might just pick up a cheap set somewhere.
 
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:01 AM
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Plenty of Regals here...wit surviving body parts I'm not sure. Reason I went Century 3100 over the 3800 and 3800 s/c. Regals here are considered the "Hood Cars" and been through hell and back. Front rear and side damage 4 different tire sizes you name it, it's already broke. After you factor that, MY 2005 cars are now halfway into the rusted out category here. Glad my 05 Subaru isn't nowhere in that category yet. The fogs are larger than the the cutouts but dremel could get that. I'm more a fan of the grille and the larger exhaust cutout(s) in the rear if I decide to just put twin tips on and call it a day on the exhaust overhaul. Hopefully if all else is gone that tube is still there and in one piece for me to at least see what I can do to doctor mine up. Maybe the grommet from the PCV in front can snug fit it. Depending on what they charge me, I might grab headlights to replace mine. Too lazy to put them in the oven to break apart and reseal them.
 
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:41 PM
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I've been wanting to pull my headlights apart to clean, possibly paint, and put some led strips in, but I'm afraid i'd break them. haha I like your idea though.
 
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:05 PM
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Found a new tube off a lumina. The centuries out there didn't have em still. There is a rubber piece on the end that went bad on mine. Didn't really need the tube but got it anyway. Will take a daylight pic of the rubber end that is bad on mine.

I found a few 3100 newer style and 3400's. Might go back tomorrow for upper and lower intake and if foolish enough the heads too. Waiting on a few 60* swap experts to confirm the 3400 was a direct fit for the 3100. The rumor of you can't swap old 3100 and new 3100/3400 uim is true. don't even bolt up the same. LIM is needed for the swap as well I also assume TB too. No luck on regal parts or even lights of any kind. The newer grilles were all front end damaged for the centuries. Did find a center console completely mangled/ran over. It was somehow survived by the plastic clip that holds it closed. In theory I got what I needed and then some.

Pics are large...

List of stuff minus the armrest clip.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...6/9c017653.jpg

Stuff
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...6/c6310792.jpg

3100 L82 UIM bolt pattern
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3100 LG8 UIM bolt pattern
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...6/2b6a8d78.jpg
 
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:57 PM
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Wow, I didn't realize there was that big of a difference between the two UIMs..
 
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:50 AM
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Yep just a UIM would have been a easy swap cause one of the 3100 LG8's was already off and sitting under the car with the mangled armrest. When I get the LIM off the 3400 I will then make the choice of going in or not for heads. Price of UIM/LIM should be $20-$30 heads would tack on $37 each. Going by store to get the push rod on the way l to avoid the rocker removal just yet.
 
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:45 PM
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Almost tempted to have all the threads merged but it would look like a huge jigsaw puzzle of posts and replies.

After getting 2 breather tubes (one for my car and 1 for the 3400ish swap) I noticed the end that floats has a rubber gasket that went bad on mine. It reminds me sorta of the Christmas Tree pop its in the door panels but hollow. Will take pics tomorrow and post before work if possible.
 

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