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Old 05-19-2003, 03:23 PM
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I just bought a 66 Buick Special wagon. It has a
300 V8 and a three speed on the column. I want either a t350 or a 200r4. I might install some Vintage air a/c in the future. I am on a budget
(Who isn`t). Should I stick with the Buick motor
or just go with a 350 Chevy? What column can I use
for this swap? I want to keep the ignition on the dash and don`t really need a tilt. The motor runs fine but smokes a bit and has a few leaks.
I am new to the American car world as I have always been a VW guy. Thanks for any help.

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Old 05-19-2003, 04:02 PM
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I just installed <a href="http://www.oldairproducts.com/catalog/default.php" target="_blank">Old Air </a> in my truck ... it was less money than Vintage and a GREAT unit!

You can see pics and info about my installation via the link below my sig.

I've got a 350 SB chevy with a 350TH automatic tranny and I'm really glad I've got the automatic ... I was getting real tired of clutching all the time.

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Rebuild your original engine and add a 200R4 behind it. For a column check with Ididit or flaming river, they are expensive but they fit and look good. I have one in my 57 chevy wagon. As far as the air, you may need to go with an under dash unit, I checked with Vintage for air for my 67 GTO and the chevelle unit they sell will not fit, a problem with the firewall, if you do not want to keep it close to original you could use a universal unit such as one for a street rod.
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Thanks guys. I was hoping to use a factory column.
Something cheaper than the aftermarket but I may just bite the bullet. Anybody know what will be involved in the tranny swap? Such as; crossmember,
Yoke, driveshaft, Linkage, OD verses T350?
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