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Re: [oletrucks] 350 Buick Engine vs Chevy

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 350 Buick Engine vs Chevy
From: EEHodges@aol.com
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 21:31:07 EDT
I'd make sure it's really a 350. - My first car was a 78 Century - Yes it was 
UGLY but the dealer would really deal. I recall the largest engine was a 305 
and it was a smog laden weakling. 

Good luck...

Emory Hodges
48 Chevy 3/4 ton "Rack"

<< > Hi all!  I haven't been working on my poor old 57 3600 in quite a while, 
 > now that summer's back, I'm ready to start again.  What I was hoping 
 > could answer was, what would be the major downfalls to using a 78 Buick 350
 > engine instead of a Chevy 350?  I haven't found a good deal on a 
 > Chevy 350 (rodders all grabbing them up) locally, but have a chance to get 
 > good running Buick 350 from a 78 Century.  The tranny's bad, so it'll have
 > to be replaced.  My guess is that the trans from my old 283 won't swap over
 > to the Buick, and I'm afraid I'll get stuck having to pay too much to get a
 > good Buick tranny.  That's about the biggest problem I see for now.  Should
 > I keep looking for a rebuildable Chevy 350 or would the Buick engine be ok?
 > I'm doing this on a budget, so costs count.  Any suggestions or comments
 > would be greatly appreciated.
 >   Also, I've been subscribed to this list for over a year now.  Although I
 > seldom have occasion to offer my own advice (so many of ya'll know so much
 > more than me), I thoroughly enjoy reading all the advice, opinions, and 
 > about everything else.  Ya'll are a great bunch!  Thanks to all.
 > Jim Phipps, 57 3600 >>
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