Chevy, Olds, Pontiac and Buick V8 engines are not the same!
Evidently a segment of the automotive enthusiast population does not believe that the four main GM divisions had their own versions of a V8. In addition there may be people who simply never knew that fact.
In this video I show photos of a 350 cid engine from Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Chevrolet and highlight the differences in each. Buick and Pontiac V8 engines went out of production in 1980, Oldsmobile's in 1990 and of course the Chevy versions lasted a lot longer because they were cheaper to produce and easier to smog/mpg certify.
I challenge anyone to video themselves removing a Chevy SBC head and then installing it on a Pontiac, Olds or Buick engine.
Information about Oldsmobile V8 engines
In this video I talk about the "late" Oldsmobile V8 and offer tips on how to identify them by number.
"Late" in this instance means 1964-1990. Early('49-64) Olds engines are an entirely different block, etc.
Sometimes my info gets a bit twisted when it stays inside my head for a while, so a correction is that '77-80 heads are 3A, not 4A. 4A heads are 403 pieces.
Also, to clarify and avoid confusion, this...7 A is a 350 head, this...7A is a later 307 head. You can also tell the difference easily by the ports. Late 307 and 260 ports are half the size of any other versions.
Trivia: The Olds 403 was used in 1977-79 Pontiac Trans-Am's, but not all of them.
Of note...the engine in the video is painted the incorrect shade of gold, which appears to be the Krylon generic gold. The proper shade is slightly darker and less "glitzy"
Talking about the Buick 231/3.8L
Most everyone is familiar with the Buick 3800 and it's 3300 and 3.0L variants.
But before it was a modern FWD engine, it was a RWD engine that was developed way back in 1962 using the same architecture as the aluminum 215 V8 but in iron and with a different bore/stroke.
The rest, as they say, is history.
1977 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham Landau 2 Dr Coupe 2 Owner T/a Olds 403 RTS Skirts
Pontiac Bonneville I really do like these in a Coupe in these years http://www.facebook.com/cerealmarshmallows and this is a Super Clean V8 403 Coupe it is a Brougham Model and is also a Landau Great car and with the big ole 403 it runs Great i have been driving this one around a bit and it is a Great car. I do ALOT of Oldsmobile, Buick, Chevrolet, Basic GM in any Brand plus ALOT of Euro cars Make sure and Check out My channel there is Over 730 Videos on there and Please make sure and Subscribe You wont want to miss out on All the Unique cars i am doing this month... Or any Monh for that matter..;-) Cheers Nathan 406 544 6919
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Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV Engine. With Time Lapse. RWGresearch.com
What dose it take to Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV Engine?
Well... i got to find out first hand, and you get to watch and enjoy!
if your about to do this job your self please watch and you will have a good understanding of how to do it. or at least whats involved.
This was a weekend project and i thought i would document it for fun... and to help others.
This would have cost me between $1200-$1600 as a local shop. depending on where i took it.
i did this job my self for just over $200 including the fallowing:
head gasket kit
new head bolts
new coolant reservoir
new spark plugs
RTV Black sealant
Quick set epoxy
and some coolant system flush.
for me it was better than buying a new car...
lets hope it lasts...
God bless and have fun!
Some time life throws you curve balls... for me i swing hoping to hit it out of the park... this time i did! :)
PS. Thanks Rawbush for getting me the correct specs for all the bolts!!!! TEAM WORK! :)
PONTIAC - The Glory Years! Part 2 of 5
(1956-93). Some great basic Pontiac history, along with the CARS and PEOPLE (Bunkie Knudsen, John Delorean, Jim Wangers, Pete Estes, etc) who made Pontiac great in those years. In 1956 Bunkie Knudsen was hired as Pontiac's General Manager. He was told by GM "Turn Pontiac around in 5 years or the division is gone". Within about a year he quickly assembled a great team. Knudsen was fortunate enough to pick up engineer John Delorean from Packard when that company closed, Delorean later became the father of the GTO and MANY Pontiac Innovations. Knudsen was also fortunate enough to lure a brilliant "Olds Rocket V8" engineer away from Oldsmobile---Pete Estes who helped the Pontiac V8 breath as well as it could.
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Cruiser Station Wagon Estate Break 2 Owner Woodie
Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser In a Woodie http/;//www.1ownercarguy.com And this here is a nice little Wagon. This is a 2 Owner car and its not perfect etc as youll see in the video and review but it sure is Nice and well taken care of. I do all kinds of these Chevy, Oldsmobile, Pontiac & Buick Sedans, Coupe's and Wagons. Station Wagon cars are some of My Favorite. and i have about 20 of them in stock right now.
If you see something You like on My channel Call Me It is For Sale I dont have as many Car reviews as the Big Guys or Reviewers. But I buy and tinker and Invest in ALL of the cars on my channel besides a random one I may see on a Small street..;-) Make sure and Subscribe I have a Massive amount of Classic EURO and Muscle cars on here and I sell them Cheap! Also on my channel you will find Videos of REAL Cereal Marshmallows The Automotive world is not the only are i LOVE You will see a wide Variety of Cool Videos on My Channel Cheers Nathan Wratislaw AKA 1 Owner Car Guy
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For 1986, the Delta 88 switched platforms from the GM B platform to the smaller front-wheel drive H platform, with a wheelbase of only 110.8 inches (2,814 mm). The headlights changed from square sealed beam quads to integrated regular/high beam composite lamps in 1987. A few NASCAR teams built racecars with 1986 Delta 88 sheeetmetal and ran them on the circuit in the 86-88 seasons, however only one victory (Terry LaBonte) was scored.
The Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera is a mid-size car that was sold from 1982 through 1996 by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors.
It shared the front-wheel drive A platform with the very similar Buick Century, Pontiac 6000 and Chevrolet Celebrity; both Olds and Chevy considered using the Celebrity name, which had originally used by Oldsmobile in the 1960s) Available body styles included a 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan, and the Cutlass Ciera Cruiser station wagon. The Cutlass Ciera shared the Cutlass nameplate with the smaller Cutlass Calais and the larger Cutlass Supreme. It shared the same engines and certain interior features with one of its twins: the Buick Century.
During its run, the Cutlass Ciera was Oldsmobile's best-selling model. The car enjoyed many factory specialty models including Holiday coupe, GT, pace car,[clarification needed] and International models, the latter of which had a stock body kit.
For 1988, the Cutlass Ciera received composite headlamps (Some late 1987 models had composite headlamps as well) and introduced the new International Series models, and was also the final year for the Brougham. The International Series included the emblem with the flags of various countries below the nameplate and was available in all three bodystyles, and came equipped with a standard Buick V6 engine, a 4-speed automatic transmission, a dual Exhaust system, front captain's chairs, and standard power windows.
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1919 Buick First start since 1952
This is the first startup of this 1919 buick six roadster that had been sitting in a barn in ohio since 1952. It was parked there with a bad differential. My boss bought it on Ebay and i gently disassembled the engine, cleaned out the 50+ year old oil, freed up the piston rings and put it back together. I had to substitute a newer coil to get a strong spark and had manually filled the float bowl of the carburetor. No fuel pump was hooked up or water in the engine hence the short run time. This is a very cool early overhead valve engine with an aluminum crankcase,cast iron cylinder block, roller tappets, exposed valvetrain, zero gap piston rings, and electric start. This car had about 14,000 miles on the odometer. Enjoy the video! Check out my other video/slide show for engine disassembly pictures.
EFI Tuning for David Vizard's new Big Block Chevy book - volume II
A few weeks ago I was asked to tune a 565cid Chevy for Mark Dalquist and David Vizard who are working on Volume 2 of David Vizard's Big Block Chevy book.
This engine was built for Donavon and Shane Wagner's 1969 Camaro, a street driven car being built for SEMA 2013.
Engine machine work and Dyno tuning by Randy Torvinen at Torvinen Machine, Menahga, MN. 218-564-5385
Engine assembly by Mark Dalquist at Throttle's Performance, Fargo, ND. 701-893-5010
EFI Tuning by Scott Clark at www.wired4speed.net 402-680-8853 email@example.com
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This engine made just under 900hp. Mark and David believe 950+ is possible with further intake tuning.