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!!
Checking the compression on Ken's '94 Chevy truck. All cyliders except one
were between 130 and 150 PSI, one was at 85. Time for some head gaskets!
Stay tuned for the exciting sequel....
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'
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Compression Testing and What You Can Learn From It - EricTheCarGuy
Compression Testing and What You Can Learn From It - EricTheCarGuy
Here is a video on performing a compression test on an engine to assess
it's mechanical condition. An engines ability to compress air and fuel is
directly proportional to it's performance since an engine is nothing more
than an air compressor once you take away all the controls. A compression
test is a good general test that will give you an idea of the engine's
overall health but it does not give specific information on what the
problem is should there be one, for that a "leak down test" would be
required, here is a link to that video.
However if you find yourself looking for the source of a performance
problem with an engine, this is a great place to start. This test is often
overlooked in favor of looking at the fuel or ignition system, I think
that's a mistake, if an engine can't perform mechanically no amount of
electronics will make that better.
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subscribers past, present, and hopefully in the future for that. I enjoy
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a lot to me. So, thanks for subscribing, rating, and commenting, those
little contributions make it all worth while.
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Also see the video I did, "Octane Ratings and the 4 Stroke Engine Cycle"
for more information on how compression works and why it is important.
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1966 Buick Convertible Barn Find Rescue, Part 1
This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been
abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel
& Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in
conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead
with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 1,
with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the car. Look for part two,
loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011
issue of HOT ROD Magazine.
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
Buick 350 for Jeep
This is a Buick Dauntless V8-350 motor that my hubby is building for his
little tiny Willy's jeep. It should haul I think! :)
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
Buick 350 TA284
1969 Sbb 350 with 1970 heads, .40 over, TA headers Comp,9:7:1 compression ,
TA dual plane intake, rebuilt 750 Q jet, TA oversized valves(intake and Exhaust) , stage 1 valve springs , TA
steel rocker arm kit , TA hydraulic lifters , non adjustable pushrods ,
5/8th oil pickup tube , TA 284 cam , dual groove cam bearings , hardened Exhaust seats , TA hi Performance water
pump , TA timing cover , Mallory Comp SS Distributor, rebuilt beefed up
TH350 tranny(shit kit), 3' mandrel dual Exhaust, 50 series delta flowmaster mufflers ,
2500 JW stall converter , 2.73 rear end and still burns rubber from a stand
still for block.. block and a half.
Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a
new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.
Built 307 first start (Open headers)
This is the engine in my truck and I've had it torn down almost all the way
and then put a better set of heads on it (Bigger valves) Highrise intake,
new cam with a .470 lift, lifters, roller rockers, Chrome valve covers too.
I'm just building this engine up cause its what I've got, plus wll the
parts on this will fit on a 350, so I can re-use these parts for when I
build a 383 for it. By the way, the carb isn't right, I'm having it rebuilt
now. should have it back today.