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Old 10-10-2004, 04:31 PM
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Need Help From Olds And Buick Guys

ok i bought a 1979 chevy C-10 that had a olds 455 in it. and from what i was told i had a rear main out or spun a rod bearing, or cracked my flywheel. so i was going to sell the truck as it sits. then a came a cross another olds 455 and i was going to rip my motor out and throw this one in. but i was kinda shetchy about it cause it the distributer wass up front, so i thought it was a newer model so i picked it up for a 100 bucks with a tranny. so when i had time to look to see if it was a olds or a buick. so i find out and i was kinda pissed. then i stared to search around to spec on the olds vs buick. i hear the buick is beter. so my question is what combo mix motor mounts would i need to get the buick in. and do they both have the same tranny mounts, or not. thanks

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Old 10-10-2004, 06:33 PM
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I am partial to the Olds because i have had many in Chevy trucks. I really don't know about the motor mounts but the tranny is the same.
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Old 10-11-2004, 12:01 AM
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also was wondering if there are any olds or buick forums.
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http://www.v8buick.com/index.php?
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Old 10-11-2004, 01:28 AM
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Check out http://www.442.com

I have a 455 in my '59 pickup & love it. One advantage over a big block Chev (Other than being lighter), spark plugs are easier to get to.
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Old 10-11-2004, 01:30 AM
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These guys will have your answers for anything Oldsmobile:

www.mondellotwister.com/

I once ran a Olds 350 in my stock car, and these guys helped out lots.


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Old 10-11-2004, 09:13 AM
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only way to go.....

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Mounting an olds in the pickup is easy because you can use stock mounts from a diesel pick up. Usually when you find an olds in an old pick up it was put in to replace a 5.7 diesel that broke. With the buick your probably going to have to fabricate the mounts on your own. The buick will bolt to the transmission the same as the olds.
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Old 10-11-2004, 07:58 PM
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thanks for the help. yah it was a diesel. man you guys now yer stuff. i will check out those sites
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May I recommend staying away from Mondello and calling Dick Miller instead.
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well i dont see any problems with them looking at there site and when looking for parts for these engines it is pretty hard. form my point of view. i dont now this dick guy.

also what kinds of cars did the buick 455 come in. i am not to up on my buick's.
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I'm an olds guy.....

I'd pick the buick engine.
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The new owner of Mondello has no customer service, overcharges and wants to sell you anything he can even if it is a bad choice for your combination. Buyer beware!! Dick Miller will spend the time needed to answer any questions and explain why the parts he is selling you are a good choice for your combination.
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Old 10-13-2004, 02:39 AM
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well that might be a good resign to not shop with them. thanks for the info.
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