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    I have TWO 455 Olds complete motors, but NO OLDSMOBILE CARS. My '68 Buick GS California has a built 350 that has oil-pressure problems. It is getting torn down now and IF it needs any heavy parts (crank), I might as well make it a big-block car. So, that being said, I would like to know if there is anyone that has an old Buick 455 complete (at least long-block) sitting that is viable.

    Would be willing to travel to pick it up, as long as it's in CA or any of the surrounding states. I would also be more than willing to trade an Olds 455 or two for the right motor.

    Again, I don't REALLY need it yet, but need to know where one or two are in case I get "the phone call".

    Thanks guys and gals.
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    Nevermind. Whew. Crank was not ground by last builder. Needed to go .010". Everything else is beautiful inside and out, so just a crank grind/polish and fresh bearings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer:30 View Post
    Nevermind. Whew. Crank was not ground by last builder. Needed to go .010". Everything else is beautiful inside and out, so just a crank grind/polish and fresh bearings.

    Good to hear on the news. I do know of a 67 olds toranado, with fresh 455 in fresno looking for a new home. owner is moving on another project
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    I have a fresh big block 1968 GS 4speed convertible complete engine plus repo alum mounts to bolt it in your skylark, correct exhaust, plus, a chrome original air cleaner (nice) or the 67 star wars air cleaner I may trade for your rebuilt 350!! Just add plug wires oil and fuel! Sold all my GS stuff except this motor saved for a 70 plain jane. Such a waste of an original stick engine. Also, have pedals to convert yours to a stick! Of course shipping costs are a problem. Opps, you would have to buy a larger radiator and shroud/fan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerkizoid View Post
    I have a fresh big block 1968 GS 4speed convertible complete engine plus repo alum mounts to bolt it in your skylark, correct exhaust, plus, a chrome original air cleaner (nice) or the 67 star wars air cleaner I may trade for your rebuilt 350!! Just add plug wires oil and fuel! Sold all my GS stuff except this motor saved for a 70 plain jane. Such a waste of an original stick engine. Also, have pedals to convert yours to a stick! Of course shipping costs are a problem. Opps, you would have to buy a larger radiator and shroud/fan!
    No thanks. Especially no on the pedals. Automatics are faster than 4-speeds and I also set up my cars so ANYONE can drive them. Turn the key, put it in drive, and go.

    Gonna get this motor back in the GS, put on the EFI, throw the carb in the trash, and drive drive drive.

    Thanks again.
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    EFI is the wave of the future. There can be no denying it. Electronics have been on the leading edge of our entire lives. Not only os the magneto dead, but the standard issue CDI is wavering. Its all about total fuel, air AND spark control. Anybody that thinks its not has their head up their ass.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerkizoid View Post
    I have a fresh big block 1968 GS 4speed convertible complete engine plus repo alum mounts to bolt it in your skylark, correct exhaust, plus, a chrome original air cleaner (nice) or the 67 star wars air cleaner I may trade for your rebuilt 350!! Just add plug wires oil and fuel! Sold all my GS stuff except this motor saved for a 70 plain jane. Such a waste of an original stick engine. Also, have pedals to convert yours to a stick! Of course shipping costs are a problem. Opps, you would have to buy a larger radiator and shroud/fan!
    That sounds like a great engine to drop in a 70. I have a 70 2 dr. custom that is on the restore list at some point. It has the 350 hi compression motor and has never had a head off. Parked it because of the leaking around the back window (vinyl top) and needed to change one head gasket. So until it can be gone through completely it will stay parked and wait. But, when it's done, It will be a GS (after all those are my initials).

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    No thanks. Especially no on the pedals. Automatics are faster than 4-speeds and I also set up my cars so ANYONE can drive them. Turn the key, put it in drive, and go.

    Gonna get this motor back in the GS, put on the EFI, throw the carb in the trash, and drive drive drive.

    Thanks again.
    Let us know how the EFI turns out. Better performance never hurts and it is getting harder and harder to find a good carb tuner.
    So many projects, so little time
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoc653 View Post
    Let us know how the EFI turns out. Better performance never hurts and it is getting harder and harder to find a good carb tuner.
    That's true. Carb tuners are a select few and going fast. Not much need anymore.
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    EFI is the wave of the future. There can be no denying it. Electronics have been on the leading edge of our entire lives. Not only os the magneto dead, but the standard issue CDI is wavering. Its all about total fuel, air AND spark control. Anybody that thinks its not has their head up their ass.


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