Do not Know about Buick but I put a Olds 350 with a 350 auto in a 55-2
stepside and loved It!
Greg In Fla
From: J Phipps <email@example.com>
To: Oletrucks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Friday, April 21, 2000 11:50 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] 350 Buick Engine vs Chevy
>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
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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