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Old 09-30-2007, 08:03 AM
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59 Ford pickup w/ 84 Buick LaSabre 307

I just today moved my "new" 59 Ford fleetside short bed pickup over to my son's barn.He has given me (great price) an 84 Buick LaSabre 307 w/4barrel carb. My buddy will put the front clip and running gear in my pickup. I was a mechanic 40 years ago and it's coming back to me-but I'm rusty. Can you tell me about the 307 engine--horse power, performance, etc. I know it would be worth more with a Ford v8 or Chevy 350 but the Buick is free-fits nicely into my budget at the moment. This mill has 105K miles but runs fine so I will not go through engine for now.I think the 307 should send this old grandpa down the road swift enough.
Thanks for any advise. Mike (aka birdman)

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The 307 is just a stroked 283, but they were not known for there power.
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This 307 in your Buick is actually an Olds engine. The 307 Chevy was already many years out of production in '84.
It should be a reliable engine but not a performer by any means.
Once in place, if you ever want a little more punch, any other modern (larger) Olds V8 will be pretty much a bolt-in.
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The 307 is just a stroked 283, but they were not known for there power.
Shane
Thanks Shane, I hope this will be a good engine, but like you say, I don't expect it to do any backflips.
Thanks, Mike
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This 307 in your Buick is actually an Olds engine. The 307 Chevy was already many years out of production in '84.
It should be a reliable engine but not a performer by any means.
Once in place, if you ever want a little more punch, any other modern (larger) Olds V8 will be pretty much a bolt-in.
Thanks a bunch for the info. What part of NC are you from? We are located about an hour south of Raleigh in Harnett Co.
Thanks, Mike
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This 307 in your Buick is actually an Olds engine. The 307 Chevy was already many years out of production in '84.
It should be a reliable engine but not a performer by any means.
Once in place, if you ever want a little more punch, any other modern (larger) Olds V8 will be pretty much a bolt-in.
News to me OOPS ......a friend of mine has a 403 or two that he got with a car and Isn't planning on using but there up here in WVa
Shane
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Thanks a bunch for the info. What part of NC are you from? We are located about an hour south of Raleigh in Harnett Co.
Thanks, Mike
I'm over near Hickory in a corner of Catawba county. Always good to see another tarheel here!
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