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    buick 430 ?'s

    Post by Admin on Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:39 pm

    or thought regarding those engine

    looking at a 69 with trans

    this from wiki
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    The 429.69-cubic-inch (7,041.4 cc) 430 was produced from 1967-1969. This engine had a bore of 4.1875 in (106.36 mm) and a stroke of 3.90 in (99 mm). This engine was used in B-, C- and E-body (large body) Buicks. Most parts except the pistons interchange with the 400 and 455.



    i wonder if the motor mounts are like a chevy caprice??


    i know the internals on most buick, olds and pontiac v8's were much heavier duty than the standard gm v8s


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    Re: buick 430 ?'s

    Post by spartman on Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:15 am

    Sounds like its in the rocket family of engines.

    If that caprice had big block mounts it should work.

    If all else fails weld it in, then it will fit
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    Post by Admin on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:41 pm

    me thinks she'll work---that old nova oughta be kinda fun with a bbb unner da hood Very Happy


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    Post by willowbilly3 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:19 pm

    Those were a great engine. In the 455 size with all the factory goodies, a 70 GSX was one of the toughest there was, it would beat a dual quad Hemi in the 1/4 mile. I always like the over square (bigger bore than stroke) of the Bufords, makes them quicker to rev.
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    Post by Admin on Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:50 pm

    it is complete with trans--he is asking 400, but told me on the phone he would come down so i figure maybe 300--it really would make the nova sleeper --i am pulling out all the stops---offering anything in trade except sex or drugs affraid


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    Post by hardtailjohn on Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:00 pm

    I had the 465 in my Willys coupe....sure was an awesome engine!
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    Post by willowbilly3 on Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:26 am

    hardtailjohn wrote:I had the 465 in my Willys coupe....sure was an awesome engine!
    Was that a nailhead or the later engine? 465 was actually the torque rating, not the cubic inches. Like the 445 Wildcat was actually a 425 cubic inch. Most people didn't realize that because they put it on the air cleaner like it was cubic inches.
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    Post by hardtailjohn on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:54 am

    I was told it was a nailhead. Yah, I had someone explain the rating to me when I bought the coupe. It sure was a blast to drive! It had that 465 and a Dynaflow, with an enclosed driveline, so you could really launch! I could beat anyone around for 100'...but when the Dynaflow had to shift, I was all done! haha
    I'd been told it was 430ci, but not sure on it. That engine's still sitting out there, under a tree...it was cheaper to throw in a 396/TH400 when the Dynaflow puked.
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    Re: buick 430 ?'s

    Post by AlleyCat on Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:25 pm

    I think the biggest nailhead was a 425. Nailhead engines are easy to tell apart from the later ones because the valve covers sit flat on top of the engine.
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    Post by Admin on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:12 pm

    dang--guess it got away--oh well

    but

    i am gonna make some pics of these tools

    everyone here gets one pick free

    it will be in a new thread sometime in the coming week


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    Re: buick 430 ?'s

    Post by willowbilly3 on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:39 pm

    AlleyCat wrote:I think the biggest nailhead was a 425. Nailhead engines are easy to tell apart from the later ones because the valve covers sit flat on top of the engine.
    That 425 nailhead is worth a couple bucks if it isn't a block or rust.

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