Big Block Buick 462 going into a 73 Buick Apollo
Here is the buick 462 thats going in a 73 buick apollo. 73 455 block bored
.30 over, speed pro .30 over hypereutectic pistons with 4 valve reliefs and
coated skirts, about 9.5 to 1 comp. ta 310 cam, stock 73 heads slightly
milled with stock valves, new springs and bowl ported. Crank and rods are
original. Can't wait! should be fun! A big thanks again to Rick at HBR
1957 Buick Roadmaster - Jay Leno's Garage
The boulevard ride - pure Dynaflow
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1957 Buick Roadmaster - Jay Leno's Garage
1973 Buick Apollo
1973 Buick apollo thats gonna get an olds 462 that was going into my 75
olds omega. The olds is now sold so I guess this will be my new street car
project. Its a rolling chassis now but the body is solid and rust free.
1974 Buick Apollo GSX
1974 Buick Apollo GSX 455
--Originally 6 cyl automatic 10-bolt. Now 1970 455 Stage 1, Edelbrock b4b,
John Osbourne Q-Jet, Forged Pistons, Custom Exhaust, MSD, turbo 400 switch-pitch transmission 1200-2800
stall, Frame tied, Ford 9", 3.50 Posi. Conversion performed by Tri-Shield
Performance in 2004 at 51,000 original miles. Now has 59,000+. Vinyl top,
chrome, stainless, and most of the interior is original. Repainted once in
original color and had GSX decal package reproduced from the originals
prior to stripping the car. Its been a good dependable cruiser.
1974 Buick Apollo (Nova look a like) overview (open headers)
heres my other toy lol this is a 1974 Buick Apollo, a cousin to the Chevy
Nova. im restoring it and rebuilding it to be a street legal drag car.
its got a 72' chevy 350 engine, custom 350 turbo trans, 3 speed auto, 10 bolt rear. im gonna
be paintin it purple, like deep lol with silver ss stripes and yellow
outlining (kinda like the Vikings football team colors lol) so yeah, hope
yall like it, i know i do
9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at
the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also
the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to
Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been
taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to
bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our
shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new
powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the
engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and
get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138
hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the
5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing
adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle
the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool
but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to
straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll
go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.
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.