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  • SuperBuickGuy
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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    so they're all-outing the 3.8


    in other news, the guy I am talking to about a 3800 here has come up with new, aluminum heads for the 3800.... I really want to run one of those... but right now, plate's full...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    sooooo.... the quick head job has grown


    I agree with him, you can't leave it when you know about it.... with that motor, they had no idea what its oil usage and pressure was.... and it really could have been to their folly to put it together without checking...

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  • 65RHDEER
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    Surprise, surprise, surprise... and no word on the heads yet!

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  • CTX-SLPR
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    TA has bought out other Buick vendors product lines in the past so they might have taken it over. Haven't looked there.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by CTX-SLPR View Post
    ZZP made Al heads for the 3800 SII/III at one point but when I checked their catalog yesterday there weren't there anymore. Maybe you can find a set floating around.
    I thought you could get those from TA Performance.... hmmm... maybe not. I dunno, at this point if I do a 3800, it'll be for the Fiat.... I'm thinking at this point of using the Buick wagon as my race-tow-vehicle.

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  • CTX-SLPR
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    ZZP made Al heads for the 3800 SII/III at one point but when I checked their catalog yesterday there weren't there anymore. Maybe you can find a set floating around.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    and he's going to leave us in suspense about the heads.

    if and when I do a 3800, I'm using the acquaintance in Florida - he supplies the 3800, so there's no guessing.

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  • 65RHDEER
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    Cracked heads... I'm guessing this set is also, maybe not as they haven't been there long but with all the loose stuff on this thing there has been someone in there who hasn't put it all together properly.





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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by JOES66FURY View Post
    Wish I had the time and skill. I'd love to drop a SC version of the 3800 into my little Mazda B1000
    I got a bit soured on the conversion with the problems they're having with cracked heads.

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  • JOES66FURY
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    Wish I had the time and skill. I'd love to drop a SC version of the 3800 into my little Mazda B1000

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by ejs262 View Post

    I think valve stem diameter and spring pressure play a pretty big role in how well an engine will recover from that kind of punishment, it was a fun experience, car ran for years afterwards, he sold it for $500 to someone who kept beating on it after we did... Surprised the hell out of me...
    I really liked Rabbits and Jettas because they were so robust... but, like anything, they too could be killed.

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  • ejs262
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

    I think that cars know - they know if we care and become fragile little flowers, the ones that we don't care about know as well - and those hang on to the bitter end because they know they're headed to the shredder the moment they do something wrong...
    I think valve stem diameter and spring pressure play a pretty big role in how well an engine will recover from that kind of punishment, it was a fun experience, car ran for years afterwards, he sold it for $500 to someone who kept beating on it after we did... Surprised the hell out of me...

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