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Technical modal a sedan /455 buick

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 410merc, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. 410merc
    Joined: Mar 31, 2014
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    hi everyone , I have a question ,I have been working on my 1930 modal a 2 tudor ,and I'm ready for a motor , well I came across this 455 buick engine ,and its a really decent engine I would like to use this in my A ,has anyone done this ? and would anyone have photo's , thanks guys
     
  2. I know C9 (Jay Carnine) had a Buick engine in his '32. He's not with us anymore but I'm sure a search for his posts will lead you in the right direction. He made many posts on this site over the years, most of them were of a technical nature, we were all sadden by his passing.
     
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  3. tfeverfred
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    All I know is, they are torque monsters. If I had one, it wouldn't matter to me if someone had done it before, I'd just do it and enjoy the journey.
     
  4. 410merc
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    that's kind of the way I looked at it ,passenger side exhaust manifold will be the worse
     
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  5. Yeah, I remember how they would haul a full-sized Buick around, one wouldn't have to do much hot rodding to make them lots of fun in a model A. They aren't all that much bigger than a SBC, and they use the standard BOP bell housing so choice of trannies should be easy.
     
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  6. 410merc
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    yes, and its a way better looking engine than the Pontiac I was going to use
     
  7. iafraser39
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    from Warmland

    mine model A 425\401 buick nailhead P1010002.JPG
     
  8. southcross2631
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    Front mount dist. makes it easier . Front mount oil pump makes it harder, Motor's are fairly light for the cubes. Big time torque monster's. B.O.P. transmissions fit.
     
  9. maybelene
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
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    I put a 455 in my '35 International pickup with a turbo 400. Like mentioned you will need to use a short oil filter to clear the frame I think. Also had Noxious Customs cut me a set of flanges so I could build roadster style headers. They like a big carb like an 850 but make loads of torque. Go for it.
     
  10. 410merc
    Joined: Mar 31, 2014
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    soon as get I get caught up I'm going to pull the old engine as start with the buick see where it takes me
     

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