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  • DanStokes
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    Good to see the old Buick. I'm getting all misty eyed......

    Dan

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Majority use SBC in derby.. Quite a few use Olds 350's. Some Buicks.. 2nd to SBC has to be 400 Mopars.. Note no Fords..they are basically 1 and done unless you can keep water in the 460's. Wish I knew what I know now back when I drove..

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    so the numbers 1241748... built from 68-80

    side shot

    number 8 looks pretty good


    oil smells of carbon, but no water.... seems like a solid motor and thinking of making this old welding stand a start stand...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post
    I won my only overall with a 350 Buick I used 2 years.. They run good without water and 75% AV gas and 25% diesel..
    the guy I bought it from uses SBCs - claims these motors will melt down without water.... kid *smh*

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  • Deaf Bob
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    I won my only overall with a 350 Buick I used 2 years.. They run good without water and 75% AV gas and 25% diesel..

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Sooo, violated curfew for Buick parts...

    1980 350


    it runs, it was really cheap, I have no immediate use for it. though I do have this evil thought about bolting some turbos on it just to see what would happen.....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    while I wait for parts on another project, time to move this forward
    was looking at someone else's wagon and realized that the sedan and wagon are different at the ground

    the bumper is a bit below that rocker line.... good thing I caught it now

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Lol. True, got an old Econoline seat outside a trailer, the upholstry is basically gone but is comfy.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post
    Van seat.
    I had one, used it in my old 54 Studebaker as a seat.*


    *and again, if you wonder at the scarcity of the 2nd row of Astro Van seats.... yeah, sorry - it seems whenever I figure out something fits for another purpose they instantly go from "get it out of here" to "plated in gold by Picasso" pricing.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Van seat.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I should put a chair in the shop, however, having flammable things near me in the shop is a bad, bad idea

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  • Captain
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    I call these, "I'm not all Warm And Fuzzy about this yet" moments......
    So like you, I let it sit for a day or week, some time later, a "Six Beer Solution" will arrive even in a Totally Different Direction!! And you will be asking yourself, why didn't I think of this in the Beginning!!

    I even have a "Thinking Chair" out in my shop Click image for larger version

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    in the interest of being public about tricks.

    The reason I pinned the fender on and haven't welded it in place is because it takes me a couple days to decide whether or not I like it. Right now, the sides are not the same; however, I like right side where the bottom edge moves up to the bumper - stock, it's flat to the bumper - so I'll probably be cutting the other side to make it the same as this time (which is not the same as GM built it).

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    It took at least a month, but got it



    I'm not complaining, I suspect that I lost the stand; not that they didn't pack it - and they sent me a replacement for free (thanks SpeedMaster).

    and the project stack. I had to oil change the Colorado so space needed to be made

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by ejs262 View Post

    while that it is true the pump pressures are off, it's also true that all of the hard parts of a fuel pump swap are already done in this case. if nothing else, it would be great for mock up, but I won't try and twist your arm into taking it.
    I appreciate the offer - and this does fit within my goal of giving people what the options are....

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