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Old 04-28-2012, 08:48 AM   #61
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Default Re: RainierHooker's '38 Buick Special Business Coupe

Thank you Nali,
thats what im far Remember.
I now,that i have read it somwere,but i didnt where.
My own self had to come to (of course)Jyrky.

Thank You
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:46 AM   #62
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They have 84 mm diameter and a 22mm Pistonpin.
For that i open up the stock rod a little bit.
Its a trial with this Pistons.....
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I forgot: The Pistons have nearly the same Compressionheigh like the
stock Buickpistons.They come from Mahle (Made in Germany)complete with Rings and Pins,have all the same weight.
And for me here, easy to get for a absolutly "correct" Price
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So when you say open up the stock rod, you mean enlarge the piston pin hole, or bushing. I did this using 351 Cleveland pistons in a 400 Ford (same block as a 351 Modified).

Do you have a BMW and/or Mahle part number? What is the compression height difference to the Buick 263 OEM piston? What does the piston dome look like? And lastly what compression ratio do you aim to achieve?

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Old 04-28-2012, 10:48 AM   #63
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Default Re: RainierHooker's '38 Buick Special Business Coupe

Yes i must open the Hole from 20,5 to 22mm
The "Mahle-Original"-Part-No. is : 0802801.
(There must be a Picture from the Dome when you found it)
The Compressionheigh is 46,9 mm.
I dont now the CR but the Dome is lower than the Buickpiston.
I wanna Mill The head (maybe the Deck too)for that i have nearly 8:1, next Winterbreak.
This Season i will drive with the stock Head.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:26 PM   #64
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What s the reason for using BMW pistons instead of Buick ?
Better rings and less friction ?

Sorry RainierHooker, we re hijacking your topic I think
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:27 AM   #65
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(The Reason is : Good Quality,easy to get and a to do new Thinks with a little
bit Adventure.
You are right thats enough here in Rainerhookers Thread.
Sorry,Rainier..)


I have no Digicam and the eqiupment (and the ComputerKnow-How, too)to take some Photos from my Car.
I hadnt need that before,and it was not so important for me.

May be later I will start with it ...

Nice to see the Guys around the World with the same Car.
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I'm here in my Scene a loneley Fighter with a Str8,
on Races (1/8 Mile)I must drive in the 300cui OHV Class against the SBC's

Greetings from Germany(where the Spring is coming..)
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:21 AM   #66
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No worries guys. This is all quite facinating. What year 316 are the pistons from? Its nice to see that there's crossover potential from one of my other great passions. The Buick shares its gararge with an E30 M3 and an '84 325...
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:55 AM   #67
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I mean the Pistons are from a '75-'82 316 model.
When i have it all assembled ,i will check that the Deckhigh
and valveclearance is well for that pistons.
I'm veryvery excited about,how its works.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:52 AM   #68
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Very good looking Buick, in the North West too!!, Have you seen Dougs from Salem
Antique Car Museum?, really good looking car.....
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:10 AM   #69
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Its in a Museum !!??

I hope they drive it...,its a Mobile,
not a Immobilie!!
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:15 AM   #70
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So which ride are you driving to the opening of Lemay?
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:00 PM   #71
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Definately the Buick!
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:56 PM   #72
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Just been driving the ol' tank lately. Here's some pics on a sunny Sunday after work...




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Old 05-07-2012, 12:37 AM   #73
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I m quite jealous.
I have the same car but for now it s just a huge piece of rust :P
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:51 AM   #74
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Hi Rainier,
Your Car looks very solid,but how old are the Tyres?
They looks nice,but they are yet available? what for a Brand they are?
I can imagin that they are stonehard.

And it looks like do you have the Doorlock on the Passengerside,like original?
I have changed the complete Doorhandle from right to left and left to right,Its all
much easyer then.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:03 AM   #75
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He Nali,
How bad is your Car ? real so bad ??
Let us hear a discription :-)
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:26 AM   #76
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Jenz .. It a piece of rust :P
Bought it 1200 $. Cheap for a Buick.
I ve been asked if it burned .
I gave the 248 engine to a friend, my first goal was to change for a V8 Oldsmobile, but I changed my mind and found a 1951 263.
For now, it s stored outside, I have to finish my OT Rambler 1966 before starting working on the Buick. I just have a small 12 x 24 garage.
This gave me time to learn welding :P

The whole story of my 38 is here ( in french ):
http://amateurdebeauxchars.forumacti...vie-d-un-jouet

You may consider funny what I do on the 66 Rambler . All is home made with basic tools :P The final goal is a #7120 Jeep head and a Buick 3800 supercharger :P



See there : ( english this one )

http://theamcforum.com/forum/my-half...opic37071.html
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:51 AM   #77
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Ah OK..
My french is like absolut Zero,BUT: the two Buick-Pictures are OK :-)
Looks like a LOT !! Work..
Nice work with the Manifold.Hope for you, the Rest will done also well.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:40 AM   #78
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Check out teambuick.com in there straight eight section. Start reading. There is one post called anything new from the straight eight hot rodders that I suggest u take a pad of paper to make notes. Also if you are rebuilding the 248 look for a set of rods from a JAG xj6 .they r slightly shorter then stock but have basically same dimensions. Big end and small end. They make for a nice cheap alternative. I have a 40 limited with the 320 I am makin parts for.

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Thanks guys, Its nice to have a driver that I can work on at my own pace. I can't wait to tear into the car full bore though...

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Hi Rainier,
Your Car looks very solid,but how old are the Tyres?
They looks nice,but they are yet available? what for a Brand they are?
I can imagin that they are stonehard.

And it looks like do you have the Doorlock on the Passengerside,like original?
I have changed the complete Doorhandle from right to left and left to right,Its all
much easyer then.
Yes, the locking door handle is on the passenger side. I was going to try and find another one to put on the driver's side too, but its one of those things that is low on the list. Really its a moot point since the lock on the passenger door doesn't work anyway
The tires are old. The fronts are probably 20-30 year old STA truck tires, in 650-16 size. The rears are -really- old Mobil-Brand 650-16's. Front and rear have silly port-a-walls on them. The tires are in really good shape, not weather-checked, hold air, and have lots of tread. But they are quite hard and they track pretty badly. I'm just waiting for a check for a lot of owed back-pay, and the second that gets resolved, new tires will be on order.
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I bet your 38 get a lot of looks in your company parking lot! I can't wait to drive mine to work.... just for the looks! lol
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