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Old 06-22-2002, 06:10 PM
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I have been trying to dump off this DOHC Neon motor for about a year now. No real takers.

A local Neon performance guy would possably trade me a Buick 455 for my motor. He said the previous owner said it was rebuilt, but he cant confirm this.

I am planning on building a rod real soon. Something of the 40's, primer/flames, flamethrowers, whitewalls, chopped, ect. Would this be a viable engine to shove in it? Is this an engine that I can work with as far as parts availability? Any weaknesses?

Hope you guys can help!

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Old 06-26-2002, 05:51 PM
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a buick 455 is a fine motor to use buicks have great tourque and a 455 only weighs 50 lbs more than a smallblock chevy the only drawback is that parts are a bit more expensive. i have a 72 455 that has been bored .030 over crane cam and high volume oil pump. its currently under the bench in my garage i was going to put it in a 40 ford sedan i even got the motor and tranny mounts from chassis engineering. but that car is a story for another day hope this helps from a guy who likes buicks
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Thank you for the info. I should be picking it up Sunday.

Do you know of any websites I can go to learn about them?

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Go to Yahoo and type "buick performance" (with quotes) on the search line. You'll find quite a few Buick websites. Good luck !
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I had a '72 Buick 350 and it was quite a bit more difficult to find performance parts, as well as more expensive than the SBC parts. It was a good motor, a little heavier as compared to a SBC because of the bigger block. It was always discouraging to see the SCB guys paying $69 for headers when I was buying Hooker Headers for $200+. This was back in the early '80s, hopefully things have changed by now. Kenny Bell specializes in Buick performance parts.
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Well, I went and picked it up today. It looks to be in good shape. I will post some pics for you guys to look at in a few days.
I cant wait to get started!!!
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There aren't many comapanies out there that make performance options for the Buick 455. It's kinda of a niche motor. But one real good place to check out is <a href="http://www.taperformance.com" target="_blank">www.taperformance.com</a> They sell stage 1,2,3 and 4 aluminum heads for the buford. Along some nice intake setups, even a stroker kit. You also can't beat the Buick 455 when it comes to torque. Check out carcraft's website. They did a BOP 455 build up last year and the buick took 1st place among all the domestic big blocks in relativly similar builds. Lots of good info about your engine.

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