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old Buick marine engine / what is this ??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mark, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Mark
    Joined: Oct 5, 2002
    Posts: 167

    from CT

    sorry fellas, but we are a Ford family over here . Ran across this, is it anything good ?? all i know its a Buick marine engine. what year / what size could it be? should i get some numbers off it ? It does have a manual trans flywheel like brand new, with the marine adapter plate Thanks!

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  2. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Buick 350 marine engine?
  3. cj92345
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
    Posts: 154

    from so-cal

  4. repoguy
    Joined: Jul 27, 2002
    Posts: 2,085


    yep. looks like 300.
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  5. Babyearl
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 610


  6. It's NOT a Nailhead...................................too bad.
  7. franklgr
    Joined: Jan 19, 2009
    Posts: 38

    from SWPDX

    If the block is aluminum it is a 215 which they also used in some inboard/outdrive units. Johnson used it in a boat they built for a short time.
  8. Mark
    Joined: Oct 5, 2002
    Posts: 167

    from CT

    thanks fellas, they were asking 250 for it, if it was something cool, i wouild have picked it up.
  9. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    My dad had one in his 66 chriscraft .....
  10. Jonnie King
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
    Posts: 2,077

    Jonnie King
    from St. Louis

    You're right to "bail out" on this one. Much more trouble than it would be worth.

    On the otherside of that coin, if it was a Buick straight 8 ohv they are very cool, run smooth as silk, and are pretty bullet-proof. AND, here's the reason I mention this:

    Many straight 8's found a new life after the bodies were trashed. They were used as "industrial engines" in sawmills, factories, etc., a lot of them found homes in the lumber harvesting areas of the country. These were usually 263's or 324's.

    SO, if you're looking for a solid, unusual piece of rodding material...with gobs of torque, the straight 8 could be your weapon of choice. And, unlike the Marine engine you were looking at...these usually never got wet !


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