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Old 01-18-2009, 11:40 PM
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Yep, it had a 401, but no where in GM literature did it say that! What did it say and why? Even today if you go looking for parts at the parts store for a 1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport it won't say it has a 401!

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Old 01-19-2009, 08:41 AM
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Hint.......I have talked about it here on Hotrodders.

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General Motor said that they could not have over 400 cubic inches. So it was renamed a 400. The reason being IDK The only reason I knew that was my buddy is into Buicks.
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Exactly right Keven, it still cracks me up when I look thru a parts book at the parts store and it lists the Gran Sport as having a "400" and the LeSabre next to it in the book has the same motor and it is called a "401".

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Ok...what was one of the first production cars of US made cars for Rack & Pinion steering
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AMC Pacer??
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AMC Pacer??

Yes sir. Sorry to say, I had one of those too. LOL!!!

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What US automatic transmission was used as prototype for GAZ-13 Chaika gearbox?

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Wait a second... my '71 Pinto had rack and pinion steering. the Pacer didn't come out until '75.
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I don't know if we are on hold for the rack and pinion "review" but I am going to say the Buick ST400 was used in that car Nightrider.

They were used in Rolls Royce, Ferarri, and a number of other cars because of their short bell housing, very easy to make an adapter.

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Wait a second... my '71 Pinto had rack and pinion steering. the Pacer didn't come out until '75.
I may be standing corrected on that. I have been doing some research and it looks like it very well may have been the Pinto. And all these years I thought it was the Pacer
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but I am going to say the Buick ST400 was used in that car Nightrider.



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Wrong, Brian...
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What US automatic transmission was used as prototype for GAZ-13 Chaika gearbox?

Chrysler TorqueFlite?
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Push-button shifter doesn't mean TorqueFlite!

Try again.
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Edsel Teletouch?
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