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Old 12-02-2007, 12:38 AM
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buick 350 into G body swap

Does anybody know what the difference in outer dimensions is between a Buick 350 and an Olds 350? Im workin on a 455/Muncie M-22 setup for my 71 buick and I want to try and transplant the Buick 350/TH350 setup I got into my 1980 Olds Cutlass. Any info would be appreciated cuz one of the cars is two thousand miles away from me right now so I cant really compare them!

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Put the Olds engine in the Olds body. And leave the Buick engine in your Buick.
Just by removing the engine from your classic 71 Buick, you are drastically reducing the market valve it it.
Make the 80 Cutlass which has limited collector value into a hot rod and kkep your classic collectible 71 Buick, all Buick. If you want to enhance the performance of your Buick 350, educate yourself on that motor and what it takes to get power out of it. the Buick 350 has very good performance potential with the right mods and tweaking while keeping a all stock or very near stock appearance .
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Just by removing the engine from your classic 71 Buick, you are drastically reducing the market valve it it.
not true unless it's a GS and then maybe.. go to www.V8Buick.com and there you will find a G-body section that should answer all your questions. also great info for the 455 swap into your 71. Bob
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Yea. This isnt a GSX or a GS. Its just a regular old skylark I got from a junkyard. And Buick 350s have some potentail, and a pretty large aftermarket, but it is really expensive and not going to give me what I want. Trust me, I know. Ive been doin Buicks since I was a little kid. Im not looking to keep this car all original cuz it wasnt original when I got it it was already played around with, and not by the sharpest tool in the box, either. I spent two weeks un****ing what he ****ed up just to make it driveable. I have a 71 chevelle ss at home for collector value...The purpose of this is pure fun! And as far as the oldsmobile, thats a different story. On the contrary to what you say, I believe thart in a few years that car will be in the spotlight, and I want to garage the olds motor and put somethin I dont care about in it so when the time comes I can revive it. 60s and 70s muscle cars arent going to be the on the top of collectors lists forever, and the next thing to come is late 70s and 80s models. Just think about what you could land a chevelle ss or a hemi for just ten or fifteen years ago compared to now! I bet alot of people are beating themselves up for not thinking about the future market of collector cars and being smart! But thanks for the advise!
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Thanks alot, Bald Menace, that link was just what I was lookin for!
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*I paid $1800 dollars for the Skylark which had 93000 miles on it from a junkyard in San Bernardino, CA. It really doesnt have any classic collector value it has already had redone interior, paint and like I said before the moron that I bought it from didnt know the difference between a carbeurator and his a$$ho#!
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