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Old 11-27-2004, 11:36 AM
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Exclamation 455 buick and olds Motor mount Question

I have a 79 T/A with a 72 olds 455 in it, but the person i bought it from forgot to put antifreeze in it over the winter and the block cracked. so I found and bought a 70 buick 455 for 300.00 and was wondering it the motor mounts will match, and if any one else has put a buick 455 in a firebird and if it is a good motor, thanks

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Old 11-27-2004, 01:11 PM
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Nope the engine mounts are different you will probably need to do some fabrication because 2nd gen firebirds never had a buick engine in them. If the engine isn't complete you will need accessory brackets for the buick engine too. It will mate fine with you tranny however.
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I think that if you go to your local auto parts store and check, you will find that the mounts for the olds and the Buick have the same part number.
I have a 455 Buick motor. It came from the factory rated at 370 horsepower and 510Ft/Lbs of torque. A 455 in a Skylark with headers and decent tires will run well into the 12's...
I would suggest that you find an aluminum intake for it as it will take 75 pounds off of the front of your car. I saw an Edelbrock B4B on Ebay a week or so ago for $50...
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i have a 72 455 buick under the bench i dont know for sure but the fact that they are the same does sound familiar.
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