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    willowbilly3

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    Buick

    Post by willowbilly3 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:56 am

    Snagged a 65 Lesabre over in Montana the other day and was headed to the crusher with it. I checked the engine, not stuck...hgmmm.. Replace the 4 pug wires the rats had ate, put it on a jug with electric fuel pump it fires up, well after I filed the points. Tranny doesn't seem to respond, then I remember the back seat is full of empty oil bottles so I add 4 quarts and it goes into drive and revers on the trailer. woop-woop. So up the hill it goes, keep it here until I can pull the engine/tranny. Did some studying, its labeled as a 355 Wildcat (Buick used torque, not cubic inches) So its a high compression 300 with AFB 4 bbl, 250 hp. Same engine family as the earlier aluminum V8, the 340 and 350 buicks. The 4 barrel intake is one year only. Plus it has the switch pitch 400 tranny. Very cool and desirable I guess. Basically it has a stall speed of 2800 or 1800 controlled by electric switch on the throttle linkage.
    Oh, and a cool tilt coulmn I'll snag too.
    Now I'm kinda thinking that might be a cool assed engine for my 60 F-100 project.
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    Re: Buick

    Post by hardtailjohn on Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:17 pm

    Nice! I had a 465 Wildcat in my Willys coupe...awesome engine! It had a Dynaflow behind it, so that sorta sucked, but all in all way fun! That was as nice a running engine as I've ever been around!
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    Re: Buick

    Post by CJ,s 67 F100 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:14 pm

    Didn't Buick have a 455 in 1965?
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    Re: Buick

    Post by Admin on Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:28 pm

    c'mon warp drive cheers


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    Re: Buick

    Post by willowbilly3 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:12 pm

    CJ,s 67 F100 wrote:Didn't Buick have a 455 in 1965?
    Nope, I think still nailheads in 65 and 66.
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    Re: Buick

    Post by Admin on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:51 pm

    when ya look back, all the manufacturers had a thing for the 300 cubic inch size--give or take a cube or two--and every one was a dang good engine--they shoulda just stopped with the 289 and 283--2 of the best blocks ever made


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    Re: Buick

    Post by CJ,s 67 F100 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:08 pm

    A 65 or 66 Buick Wildcat was the only car that ever out ran my 65 T-Bird on the top end. He was pulling away but just by inches at time. Damn Buick lol
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    Re: Buick

    Post by Admin on Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:24 pm

    way back when--sometime around 1960ish, my Dad's boss at the Morgan Oil Company, bought the (i think) first one available--the reason i remember is that we went for a ride to a company warehouse some 30 mi away--he wanted to show off the car--at the warehouse i got too close to some leaky batteries and ended up with some burns and holey clothes--they made me ride home nekkid so the new upholstery didn't get ruined--yep--stupid buicks


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    Re: Buick

    Post by CJ,s 67 F100 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:31 pm

    I bet your the only guy in the world that got naked in a Buick lol
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    Re: Buick

    Post by spartman on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:34 pm

    BUICK

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