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  • #76
    with enough cutting, grinding and welding, i'm sure it will fit, lol.
    if a dumb redneck can put a small chevy in an s-10, im sure you can stuff a 455 in a wagon.
    years ago i stopped worrying about bolting in the frame part of motor mounts. drop the motor in where it wants to be with the frame part of the mounts lightly installed, and tack weld them in. tacks are fine on the pass side. lay some good welds on the drivers/torque side. a chain or torque limiter is always a good idea on the drivers side too.
    i think the exhaust will be the biggest headache. ???
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGOGpbY2fvw

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    • #77
      http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/membe...2010-05-15.pdf

      it's been done a lot apparently. There was a TON of room in my MC with a 350. I believe I put the headers in from the top with the engine in place. I know, it's not a 455 but still, it takes a lot of room for long tubes to go in from the top.
      Last edited by Beagle; August 23rd, 2013, 08:30 PM.
      Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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      • #78
        Here's a guys pictures of A body headers he modded...

        http://www.robertpowersmotorsports.c...ss-Engine.html

        doesn't look that dramatic?
        Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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        • #79
          I hope I don't jinx myself but with this week's turn of events the scope of the Turd(le) may have changed slightly, or drastically. I have to say THANK YOU to SBG but what I stumbled on myself has made all the difference in my vehicular outlook. Practicality may dictate a sbc in this now. Either way the 307 is coming out this weekend if I don't feel too bad.




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          http://www.bangshift.com/forum/showt...-Blue-Turd(le)

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          • #80
            I pulled the 3ow7 out today.

            Should I make a video of it running on the stand with the rod knocking? I know there are some twisted individuals here that would like to see something like that.
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            • #81
              Originally posted by 68scott385 View Post
              I pulled the 3ow7 out today.

              Should I make a video of it running on the stand with the rod knocking? I know there are some twisted individuals here that would like to see something like that.
              heck yea!

              full throttle on the stand til it blows shrapnel through the neighbors house!
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGOGpbY2fvw

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              • #82
                Originally posted by redneckjoe69 View Post
                heck yea!

                full throttle on the stand til it blows shrapnel through the neighbors house!
                Youtube "melon5me". Turner's bash has several blows.. One is even a big block chevy! Nitro it till it blows.. Or the Halloween bash..

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                • #83
                  I did some parts swapping today prepping the 455 for the install.

                  Don't know that I feel like taking the time or wasting the gas to put the 3ow7 on the running stand for a destruction video. That being said, IF I don't tear it down to see the damage already done, self-destruct video will still be a possibility.

                  I bought headers for the 455. It was a best guess as the big block Olds ended automotive production in 1976 so finding a listing for a bbo in a later model B-body is not going to happen. If the headers don't fit the car then the odds of a destruction video increase. The point I'm trying to make is that there is no muffling system for the 3ow7 so the knocking rod won't be audible on video over the open manifolds.
                  Last edited by 68scott385; September 1st, 2013, 05:47 PM.
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                  • #84
                    I have been watching this thread. Good luck on the install. It really shouldn't be too bad. It is only an inch or so different in size
                    FKA Redragtop
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                    • #85
                      Thanks.

                      I did some measuring before pulling the 3ow7. It was close in places already but I do have about 2 inches to play with. I have the stock 455 exhaust manifolds but really want to use the headers.
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                      • #86
                        Headers are nice, but they do create a lot of additional underhood heat. A good set of stock 442 Z/W manifolds will also work pretty well
                        FKA Redragtop
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                        • #87
                          I think the 455 is ready to drop in now. I'm starting to wonder whether or not it was a good idea to stay with the Olds family in this car. I'm on a learning curve and things don't just fall into place.

                          I think I'm going to start a thread in the project section and show progress from the beginning. This thread was mainly me trying not to be overly anxious to find a suitable, larger Olds motor.
                          http://www.bangshift.com/forum/showt...n-block-wanted

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                          • #88
                            You will like the torque!

                            The Buick my kid is burning out on had a 500 caddy that was 100% stock except for the 950 carb.. At 50 mph, hit 2nd gear while flooring it made it lift and go.. Almost felt like it would wheelie
                            But the motor in h pic is a 455 with cam, aluminum heads, intake same carb and headers...
                            Buick motor is faster, but I think the caddy was quicker.. You felt the nearly 50 ci more.. As well as the torque..
                            Sooo figure you had the doggy 307. (some guys swear by the 307/350 olds in derby cars.. Run without water long time!) the 455 will put a smile on your face.. Up to 4,000-4500 rpms
                            Good tune, exhaust and carb will wake it up..

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                            • #89
                              I posted a picture of the temp gauge the last time I drove the car. It was upwards of 240* when I shut it off and she climbed to 250*+. I let her cool down to 220* and she fired right up. I also posted a picture of the oil in the filter. It's shiny like glitter. Hopefully the 455 will last long enough to get the Grand National transmission swapped in. If the 455 has a short life I'll throw a 355 together to keep it on the road until I can build the 455 the right way.
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                              • #90
                                Wish you were closer.. Got a 455 olds out of a one shot wonder granny car.. Guy made the first hit count.. Bent his pinion into the ground, engine ran when I chopped the car up.. Been sitting under. Hood in the bed of a pickup since then.. 5 years or so..

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