|11-14-2010 04:23 PM|
|11-14-2010 02:32 PM|
|dyermullet||That 307 is an olds engine not a chevy. 148hp, and not the most durable engine. Valve guides wore out in my 87 regal with a 307 at 120,000 miles. It had been in the family since new and not abused.|
|09-30-2007 07:42 AM|
|09-29-2007 08:14 PM|
I am putting a 350 Buick in 54 Ford truck.It was what I had as a donor also.A 79 Lesabre.Welcome to the site.
|09-29-2007 08:02 PM|
|Henry Highrise||Best to ask your engine questions over in the Engine forum....this forum is for Introductions.|
|09-29-2007 07:58 PM|
'59 Ford F100 Pickup with Buick engine
I just today got my "new" '59 Ford short bed fleetside pickup over to my son's barn. He has given me (great price) an '84 Buick LeSabre 2 door for a donor car to pull the drive train for the truck.I have an 59 F100 panel truck I bought first but since the pickup is in better shape I will have the Buick mill put in the pickup and will try to revive ole Lazarus later on. I know very little about the 307 v8 4 barrel engine.This one has 105k miles and was really driven by a little old lady, not sure if she was from Pasadena or not.
What is the horse power and general proformance like on the Buick? I think it will be quick enough for this grandpa of 59 years.Naturally I'd rather have a nice Ford v-8 or a Chevy 350 but I think the Buick should be Ok.
What are your thoughts on the Buick--horse power and performance wise.Is this a good choice?? I hope so 'cause the price really fits nicely into my budget right now. I asked a friend what sort of Chevy engine was most like the 307 Buick and his answer was a 307 Chevy-I have been out of touch for a while and not keeping up on cars like I should.I have the bug now and I'm ready to build something that should be a lot or work and fun.
Thanks for any advise, Mike