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'59 Ford F100 Pickup with Buick engine

I just today got my "new" '59 Ford short bed fleetside pickup over to my son's barn. He has given me (great price) an '84 Buick LeSabre 2 door for a donor car to pull the drive train for the truck.I have an 59 F100 panel truck I bought first but since the pickup is in better shape I will have the Buick mill put in the pickup and will try to revive ole Lazarus later on. I know very little about the 307 v8 4 barrel engine.This one has 105k miles and was really driven by a little old lady, not sure if she was from Pasadena or not.
What is the horse power and general proformance like on the Buick? I think it will be quick enough for this grandpa of 59 years.Naturally I'd rather have a nice Ford v-8 or a Chevy 350 but I think the Buick should be Ok.
What are your thoughts on the Buick--horse power and performance wise.Is this a good choice?? I hope so 'cause the price really fits nicely into my budget right now. I asked a friend what sort of Chevy engine was most like the 307 Buick and his answer was a 307 Chevy-I have been out of touch for a while and not keeping up on cars like I should.I have the bug now and I'm ready to build something that should be a lot or work and fun.
Thanks for any advise, Mike

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Best to ask your engine questions over in the Engine forum....this forum is for Introductions.
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I am putting a 350 Buick in 54 Ford truck.It was what I had as a donor also.A 79 Lesabre.Welcome to the site.

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Best to ask your engine questions over in the Engine forum....this forum is for Introductions.
Thanks, I guess I jumped tracks.
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That 307 is an olds engine not a chevy. 148hp, and not the most durable engine. Valve guides wore out in my 87 regal with a 307 at 120,000 miles. It had been in the family since new and not abused.
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That 307 is an olds engine not a chevy. 148hp, and not the most durable engine. Valve guides wore out in my 87 regal with a 307 at 120,000 miles. It had been in the family since new and not abused.
dyermullet... you are posting to old threads and the member birdman1 has not logged in since 2008
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