This is a fresh rebuilt Buick 350 runnin' on my test bench..
Got 9.8:1 compression (Speed Pro hypers & moly), rebuilt heads with good portjob, 470/470 lift cam, Poston aluminium Intake, 600cfm Holley, 1968 1.6:1 aluminium rocker arms, modified oil passages, timing cover and filter housing, oil balance tube on rear side, crooved cam bores in block, double roller.....and so on.
Let it run for more than 30min. with 2500rpm's to get it REALLY HOT (more than 100°C!), and to have a look on the oil pressure when running such high temps...with 15-40 standard mineral based oil..OF COURSE!
Huhh...32psi..at roughly 650 rpm's..did you expect this?
I DID!! Get your hands dirty and rebuild your good old Buick engine!!
HE IS WORTH IT!!
NOTHING pulls lika Buick engine!!
ProCharged 350 Buick
ProCharged Buick 350, 370 Cubic Inch, Hydraulic Cam, Burton Rocker
Conversion, Pump Gas, Made 630 HP at 6000 RPM, Made 588 foot pounds at
5200, at 6 pounds of Boost, with no
Boost naturally aspirated 422 HP at
5300, and 449 foot pounds of torque at 4800 with a ProForm 750 Pro Series
750 vaccuum secondary
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.
1965 Buick Skylark Reveal | Overhaulin'
Chip Foose and Chris Jacobs team up to reveal this 1965 Buick Skylark to
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Engine Rebuild class (the engine WORKS!!)
Our nasty Chevy 350 runs.
Motor: Chevy 350, 4 bolt main, .30 over,
Left head: 350 head, Right head: Chevy 305.
History: Came from a local junk yard, all bearing were fried, rings shot.
Oil vally was painted a pretty gold (old racer trick to make the oil flow
better : Didn't work)
Last owner just frankenstein it together.
Goal: needed to fire-up and runs for a few secs.
Summer class 2009 glendale community college AZ