Recent content by Dr. Frankenbuick

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    1966 Wildcat in 1/25 scale

    Hugh, I looked in the 66 Chassis Service Manual and they show a shifter adjustment procedure for the 46000 series (Wildcat) with a three speed manual transmission. Yes, the shifter is on the column. I can't tell you how many or if any were made that way, but they did include a procedure to...
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    1966 Wildcat in 1/25 scale

    Hugh, I buy and restore forclosed houses as our sideline (one child just finished college and another will start in the fall). The things that look perfectly normal, that don't get a second look when finished, represent some of the greatest time and effort in these projects. While anything wrong...
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    1966 Wildcat in 1/25 scale

    Hugh, I had my 66 GS Skylark convertible seats reupholstered in dove. These were Legendary covers and they are generally good at matching the original color. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    1967Buick GS 400

    116 sedans, 373 hardtops and 9 convertibles.
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    66 Skylark

    204" long, 75" wide and 54" tall.
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    ^ +1. I have two sets of Carmens heads that i can't say enough about (one was formerly a set of yours Ted). When I changed cams he spent a lot of time with me over the correct springs, shims, heights and binds I would need.
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    From the 66 Chassis Service Manual listed in the reference section of our site: 1.690" closed inner spring height and 1.600" closed outer spring height. Also important from thet manual: the normal height of the valve stem above the valve rocker arm cover gasket surface is 1.540". You should be...
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    Possible Posi Problems?

    Gary, it sound like the posi unit is not working correctly. If you lift the rear off the ground, the tires should spin in the same direction when spinning one. If not the posi unit probably needs a rebuild. You might want to check for the one wheel peel. Also, check the fluid level before...
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    Need suggestions on 430 rebuild kits.

    Eddie, We are glad to have you right here and will do our best to see you down the right path. Steve Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need help Identifying a engine.

    That number is not in our 300/340 casting numbers listed here. A search on the web identifies it for 66-67 300 two barrel Buick with 310 foot pounds of torque. This was from several individual sellers and a few from junk yards having the same number and identification. Maybe one of the guys...
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    1967 Skylark upgrade from 2 bbl to 4 bbl

    Eric, We have the 67 Chassis Service Manual here on this site. It has an extensive section (60-1) on the 300 and 340 engine with detailed specifications, operational descriptions, disassembly procedures, evaluative procedures and assembly procedures. I have a greasy hard copy that was a bible...
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    1967 Skylark upgrade from 2 bbl to 4 bbl

    Eric, It is good you snagged the iron manifold for your 300. The 64 and 65 original equipment 4 barrel were the only performance manifolds ever made for the 300. There is a way to get a Rover manifold to fit with specialty spacers. AFB is simply aluminum four barrel. These were a square bore...
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    1967 Skylark upgrade from 2 bbl to 4 bbl

    Did you get the iron or aluminum 4 barrel? The aluminum one from 64 has smaller intake ports then the iron heads on your 67. It is actually restrictive comparatively. The original 4 barrel carb for the 300 was a Carter AFB (3826S) that flowed about 500 CFM. They are no longer made, but some...
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    Looking for verification of number of 67 GS400 4-speed convertibles

    My “Guide to the Buick Gran Sport” has the same production number of 67 convertible four speeds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    TA 4150 Single Plane Intake 455 motor

    These are just a converter flash away from the RPM where the dual plane can't touch it!