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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by S.O.L., Mar 30, 2006.

  1. S.O.L.
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 18

    S.O.L.
    Member
    from Crete NE.

    Would like to see pictures of buicks. Might give me some ideas on these 53's I'm looking at. Heard those straight eights sounded pretty mean back in the day. any info on these engines would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Buick 8
    Joined: Oct 11, 2004
    Posts: 77

    Buick 8
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    hey, any excuse to show mine off!
     

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  3. S.O.L.
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 18

    S.O.L.
    Member
    from Crete NE.

    Wow, cool looking car, like the flames, is that a special? Does it still have all the original running gear? Thanks for your reply!
     
  4. Buick 8
    Joined: Oct 11, 2004
    Posts: 77

    Buick 8
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    Yeah, it's a special.
    Still has the original straight 8. I don't know about them sounding mean though. Maybe with a split manifold and dual exhaust. When I got mine on the road and needed a muffler I replaced it with a glass pack thinking it would sound great. Unfortunately, it's pretty darn quiet. I started it without a muffler when I was in the middle of replacing it and then it just sounded like an old tractor!
     

  5. Jai
    Joined: Apr 16, 2005
    Posts: 90

    Jai
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    from Dallas, Tx

  6. Jai
    Joined: Apr 16, 2005
    Posts: 90

    Jai
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    from Dallas, Tx

  7. nailhead55
    Joined: Dec 17, 2002
    Posts: 82

    nailhead55

    heres some of my new 55 before and after
     

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  8. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,206

    flatheadpete
    Member
    from Burton, MI

    Jdubbya's '60 Lesabre......I lied I don't have a pic!! I'm sure he'll chime in with one or two.

    Here it is....I'm a meathead.
     
  9. Aaron65
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 300

    Aaron65
    Member
    from Michigan

    Here's my '53. The straight 8's great, but as with any other car, if it hasn't been driven or maintained, expect some headaches! But that happens with any car. It's a great looking car though, so I'm powerless against it! Expect parts prices to be a little higher than more common cars. I have a '65 Mustang and a '65 Skylark and was in for a little sticker shock on parts. Mine's a Special hardtop. If you have any specific questions, be sure to post and I can share any experiences I've had with the car to help you out.

    Aaron
     

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  10. glassguy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,261

    glassguy
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    new??? minga!! hey check out the web site luke put more pics of your car on there
     
  11. Yaril
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 989

    Yaril
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    Here is my 51 special, still got the STR8 converting to 700r4 trans with modern rear end.

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  12. Chad s
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    Chad s
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    That looks great, perfect stance. The heavy ass grill laying on the ground looks great.
     
  13. v8spence
    Joined: Jul 27, 2004
    Posts: 137

    v8spence
    Member

    Heres mine over in the UK.
    slammed on the floor, waiting for airbags, rewired to 12v, pertronix, electric fuel pump, electric wipers, electric windows, visor just being fitted, lakes to be fitted and then bubble skirted later this year.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=175412&stc=1&d=1143827776front1.JPG

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=175413&stc=1&d=1143827776front2.JPG

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=175414&stc=1&d=1143827776rear1.JPG

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=175415&stc=1&d=1143827776rear2.JPG
     

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  14. chub chub
    Joined: Aug 15, 2004
    Posts: 289

    chub chub
    Member

    Here are a few links with tons of straight 8 info. There are more good links within these links too.
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=81619
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...light=Straight
    http://www.teambuick.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9365

    With stock exhaust, the s-8 is quiet as a mouse. I had my exhaust off the other day and started it with nothing but the manifold. It sounded SO good! It's got me thinking.
     

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  15. Gr8ballsofir
    Joined: Apr 21, 2001
    Posts: 768

    Gr8ballsofir
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    50 Special 4dr Fastback

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  16. Don't forget the new floor :D
     
  17. Hip
    Joined: Jan 3, 2003
    Posts: 848

    Hip
    Member

    Heres a buddy of ours thats going to get
    a subframe very soon.......

    [​IMG]
    .........and heres mine when i
    got it delivered. going to get the same treatment soon.
    [​IMG]
     

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