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Old 12-27-2011, 09:48 PM
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New car in the planning stage

My history with cars is limited to restoring a Datsun 240Z and a Datsun 260Z. My plans now are to explore the use of a Buick 350 in a Datsun 280Z. Reason I'm interested in doing this is there are too many chevie powered datsun out there but have never heard of anyone wanting to use a Buick 350 (69-81 era engines) . some interesting facts about this setup is 1. the 350 engine weight is about the same as the L28 inline six a Datsun runs. 2. since there is a lot of documentation around on sbc engines being used in Datsuns it should not be too much of a problem to follow those guides with the installing of a Buick engine. My goals are build an engine that produces between 275 and 300 hp. I want to run a T5 tranny and a LSD diff.
This should be a sleeper and not very expensive to build and definitely can be called a hot rod.

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Old 12-27-2011, 10:08 PM
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Hello and welcome! Pretty unique project you got there!
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neat project

ya a sleeper... got a friend that did a opel GT yrs ago.. now has a 572 efi in it... from the outside it looks very nice and the 22 1/2" wide tubed rear tires are the give away..
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Welcome! The Buick 455 weighs about the same as an SBC with an aluminum intake.
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