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Old 09-25-2005, 12:48 AM
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73 Buick Electra with a 455

I just bought a 73 Buick Electra with a 455 from my uncle for $25. Is the motor a Pontiac, Olds, or Buick engine? It is the original engine, but I don't know anything about this engine or car. I would like to put the engine into a 66 Buick Skylark which has the real square body lines and would be a real sharp car with a sleeper attitude. I'm guessing it's an Olds engine but not sure. Also, are there any parts web sites that feature parts or rebuild stuff for my application. Most of Summit and Jegs are Ford and Chevy. Any help you guys can give me is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 09-25-2005, 01:09 AM
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Its a Buick engine, and nice score.

This place has some nice parts. TA Performance
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Thanks a lot for your help. Anyone else have any more ideas? Thanks again.
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that motor as it is isn't much for h.p. but i believe it has 510 lb.ft. of torque and is only slightly heavier than a sbc.i remember a article in hot rod or car craft.a couple of yrs. ago i think it was car craft that did a shoot out on the 455 buick, olds pont. and 454 chevy.they spent the same budget money for all and i think buik won it.check it out at car craft articles.good find.
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In your estimations, what websites or magazines have the best aftermarket parts for the Buick 455? Any rebuild manuals for a Buick 455 that anyone knows of would also help. I've never rebuilt a Buick before. Thanks.
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I had a 70 Buick Reviera with a 455. That thing would pull that tank along pretty dam good. I beat a 400 TA with it on the track.
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nice find

I just got a 1973 buick electra from my girlfriends uncle. i thought i got a good deal for $400... nice find...
how many miles ya got? what colors the exterior and interior?
mines got 96k miles but im gonna treat her to an engine rebuild.
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It's in pretty bad shape. Most of the body from the rear doors back are badly rusted. It sat in my uncle's pasture since 86. It has antifreeze still in the radiator which is a good sign in my humble opinion. The interior is completely rotted for the most part. Stinks real bad in there, somehow water leaked in. However, the Vinyl top looks to be in mint condition and all the emblems are in place. The hood and pass frt fender are also in mint condition. Im thinking about pulling the engine, tranny and drive train and scrapping the rest. Is there anyone who is familiar with Buicks, that can tell me if there is anything of real value that I have not already mentioned and should pull off the car before I scrap it? Again, thank you guys and gals for all your help and input on this topic. You made this process a lot easier and enjoyable. Thank you, Bill.
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One more quick question, Does anyone know of a 66 Skylark thats for sale and is rebuildable? I'm on a fixed budget like most poeple, and I don't mind buying a beater one, just as long as it's rebuildabe! That way, when my wife gets rich, I can rebuild it! LOL. Thanks again, Bill
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I have a 75 Buick Electra with the 455. It is a good motor, although in '75 the compression was dropped to 7.9:1 and a tiny cam with 2.41 rear gears. it does knock down 19 mpg on the highway. I had the heads off to redo the head gaskets since they had fallen apart in storage and was leaking a little coolant into the oil. Not bad but caught it early before anything bad happened. I'm trying to sell the car now. BTW the car only has 36,700 miles and a perfect rust free body. The paint is 30 years old paint and shows, as is the vinyl top. The interior is perfect. if anybody is interested it's for sale for the reasonable sum of $2395.
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