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Old 05-15-2013, 07:48 AM
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Chevy motor into Oldsmobile body

Would I need to weld the Chevrolet frame mounts in the Oldsmobile body or could I just bolt them in?

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What olds? Anything from like '65 going forward till the '80's, you can just swap the engine stands and some wiring and you can put any GM engine in you want provided it was available in that chassis
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It should bolt in. But the tranny won't bolt up if you're using the stock one.
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Apparently not everyone remembers the big Chevy motor in Olds Delta 88 lawsuit...
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It's got the 200 tranny.. I have a 1983 electra with a Chevrolet engine but the mounts are welded in I don't know y they were welded in though
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It's got the 200 tranny.. I have a 1983 electra with a Chevrolet engine but the mounts are welded in I don't know y they were welded in though
Because whoever swapped the Chebby motor into the Buick had no clue that the chassis is the same as a Caprice and has all the bolt holes for the motor mounts for pretty much any GM RWD engine.
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Because whoever swapped the Chebby motor into the Buick had no clue that the chassis is the same as a Caprice and has all the bolt holes for the motor mounts for pretty much any GM RWD engine.

1983 was five years after GM changed the "Small block Chevy" into the "GM Corporate small block" and put them in everything including that Buick. It came from the factory with the "GM corporate small block".

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Apparently not everyone remembers the big Chevy motor in Olds Delta 88 lawsuit...
And the "GM corporate small block" lawsuit across the whole GM lines in Pontiacs, Buicks, Old's, they all got the small block that was once a Chevy in 1978 (or was it 77?) and the poop hit the fan!

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1983 was five years after GM changed the "Small block Chevy" into the "GM Corporate small block" and put them in everything including that Buick. It came from the factory with the "GM corporate small block".

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Actually, no. Most of the non-Chevy B/C-body cars got the Olds 307 in the 1980s. Heck, my 86 Caprice wagon even came with a factory-installed Olds 307. The fact remains that the frame already has the bolt holes to bolt up motor mounts for every GM small block ever made (even Caddy motors since the Fleetwood used a version of this chassis with the 425 and 368 motors as well as the 4.1/4.5/4.9 liter family). Whoever welded the SBC mounts into that Buford was too lazy to take the time to do it right.
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You are right, I know they used the SBC in the Regals, but in the Electras I think they did use the Olds.

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You are right, I know they used the SBC in the Regals, but in the Electras I think they did use the Olds.

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iirc the regal got the 307 olds(just like the gutlass and g/p) /3.8 v6(buick) n/a or turbo

th malbu and monty got the 305 chevy because they got the 229cid chevy v6 ( and then later in life got the 4.3ltr v6)and not all 2004r's have the dual bolt pattern bell housing
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iirc the regal got the 307 olds(just like the gutlass and g/p) /3.8 v6(buick) n/a or turbo

th malbu and monty got the 305 chevy because they got the 229cid chevy v6 ( and then later in life got the 4.3ltr v6)and not all 2004r's have the dual bolt pattern bell housing
While that info is correct, none of it applies to this thread, which is about a Delta 88. That's why I keep talking about the B/C/D-body cars and not the G-body cars.
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While that info is correct, none of it applies to this thread, which is about a Delta 88. That's why I keep talking about the B/C/D-body cars and not the G-body cars.
yup but the b bodys all have the holes for any g.m. engine(v6/v8) at the time.
including the 4100 catty
229/231/262/267/305/307/350/260 diesel/350 diesel/4100
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yup but the b bodys all have the holes for any g.m. engine(v6/v8) at the time.
including the 4100 catty
229/231/262/267/305/307/350/260 diesel/350 diesel/4100
Kinda what I said back in post #10...
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