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This question, as most of the ones I ask are hypothetical as I don’t have a Buick... yet. 😉

 

Previously I posted my interest in repowering a Chevy A-D (47-55) Pickup with a Straight 8.  I know some Flxible buses had 320 Buick 8’s with 4- and 5-speed manual transmissions. 

Anyone here familiar with or have any personal knowledge of these setups?

Flywheel, clutch, pilot bushing, TO bearing, bell housing, etc?

 Thanks!

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2 hours ago, 50ChevyFrank said:

This question, as most of the ones I ask are hypothetical as I don’t have a Buick... yet. 😉

 

Previously I posted my interest in repowering a Chevy A-D (47-55) Pickup with a Straight 8.  I know some Flxible buses had 320 Buick 8’s with 4- and 5-speed manual transmissions. 

Anyone here familiar with or have any personal knowledge of these setups?

Flywheel, clutch, pilot bushing, TO bearing, bell housing, etc?

 Thanks!

Unfotunately, some time ago, I bought exactly what your asking about and most parts have been "recycled", except engine, which helped power a 40 Buick restoration project. I did take some photos of the complete assy. The components were "dumptruck" sized with a standard/stick trans. Pm for photos. Dont recommend parts for less than one ton rated use because of size & weight!

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11 hours ago, NTX5467 said:

What about a 302 GMC?  I have an NOS short block in stock.  

 

NTX5467

 

Thanks.   That’s a popular swap in old Chevy trucks to replace a tired 216 or 235.  They are getting harder and harder to find though.  

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On 4/21/2021 at 7:53 PM, 2carb40 said:

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Based on that fan it looks like the engine runs counter clockwise? Wouldn't the car version run clockwise?  

 

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49 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

 

Based on that fan it looks like the engine runs counter clockwise? Wouldn't the car version run clockwise?  

 

No? I suspect the engine is not "north - south"  but "south - north" [fan the very rear of the bus.]

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Back in the 80's we used to drive a 320 Flixable buss to the Portland swap meet for a couple of years....

Was fun to drive down from the Seattle area.

 

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