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    I think you will find that "originally" virtually...

    I think you will find that "originally" virtually no gaskets were installed at the factory with sealers. Sealers are often used to compensate for some potential deterioration in surfaces. RTV (or any...
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    More than one solution will be satisfactory. I...

    More than one solution will be satisfactory. I have never used dry gaskets.

    I am sure the Permatex Ultra Gray will do the job on the intake and the thermostat housing. It should be just fine on...
  3. Thread: Good afternoon

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    My Hollander shows the differences lie between...

    My Hollander shows the differences lie between Electra and 225. If both are Electra you may have a match.
  4. Thread: 263 Street Build

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    Ben, In this case we are just using a common...

    Ben,

    In this case we are just using a common replacement piston at 0.030" oversize, so cylinder walls won't be a problem.

    I am just setting up for piston valve clearances and have them to be...
  5. Thread: 263 Street Build

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    Anybody had the courage to do some major material...

    Anybody had the courage to do some major material removal on their heads or blocks?

    This article suggest you can take .175" off the head!

    This one says it can be done, but cautions it may be...
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    I think I would strip the primer and redo it. 170...

    I think I would strip the primer and redo it. 170 degrees is just not going to make it. Under hood temperatures on a hot day can get at least close to that. Definitely the carb heat area under the...
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    There are some alternate wiring information in...

    There are some alternate wiring information in the reference section, the link is at the top of this page.
  8. Thread: 430 engine

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    That motor will have the best exhaust manifolds...

    That motor will have the best exhaust manifolds offered on the big Buick motor.
  9. Thread: New to team buick

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    Yes, build threads are in "Projects and...

    Yes, build threads are in "Projects and Journals".

    Don't get too excited about the albums though, because we are going to do a major change to xenforo, and albums may dissappear:(
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    Glad Larry uploaded that, the one on my '66 Riv...

    Glad Larry uploaded that, the one on my '66 Riv is a little different.
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    I was messing with that about a year or so ago,...

    I was messing with that about a year or so ago, but my idle switch was working properly. Looking at the manual, it appears that the switch rolls around the linkage varying the pressure on the...
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    If the car has air conditioning, it would have...

    If the car has air conditioning, it would have been green, known as soft ray. It could have also been an option without a/c.
  13. Thread: 263 Street Build

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    Balanced the pistons and measured the domes. ...

    Balanced the pistons and measured the domes.

    Rotating is 558gms.

    Reciprocating is 171gms

    Domes are 9.5cc

    Piston with pin are at 525gms
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    That is an interesting number (382260), it...

    That is an interesting number (382260), it doesn't show in our reference or any other that I find. I am curious what the number of the front carburetor is?
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    I drive a 5800 ft summit fairly regularly with a...

    I drive a 5800 ft summit fairly regularly with a '67 GS 400. I have no problems, so I would have to say no:)

    I plan on swapping in a 455 this spring, I will let you know if it makes a...
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    I believe they offer several options, I expect this is the most convenient:
    https://fitechefi.com/products/50001/
  17. Thread: Wheel well removal

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    I had an ugly crease on a '52 which ran from the...

    I had an ugly crease on a '52 which ran from the front fender to the rear wheel opening. The inner fender needed a bunch of hammering to allow the outer fender to come out to position and take out...
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    You will find how to measure your back spacing...

    You will find how to measure your back spacing here:
    https://www.teambuick.com/reference/wheels_tire_howto.php

    Once you know the back spacing of the wheels that are on the car and the backspacing...
  19. Thread: cracked block

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    With out seeing it, it is not possible to give...

    With out seeing it, it is not possible to give accurate advise.

    I prefer either alloy spray welding or a ni-rod stick weld. Pre and post heating is what determines most of the success of the...
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    I think you are probably right with your steering...

    I think you are probably right with your steering wheel position.
  21. Thread: What is my engine?

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    If you use the Buick Engines by the Numbers and...

    If you use the Buick Engines by the Numbers and go to the page which includes 1955 here:
    https://www.teambuick.com/reference/ident_engine_53-58.php

    Your number (read it V 5627525) falls after the...
  22. Thread: 263 Street Build

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    I agree, I don't know if I would be comfortable...

    I agree, I don't know if I would be comfortable going lest than about 5/16" stems, but everything helps. Original valves are 3/8" stems. I looked long enough and these were readily available and...
  23. Thread: 425 Build

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    Pictures of the car can be found here: '66...

    Pictures of the car can be found here: '66 Riviera

    Here is a couple more of the engine:
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  24. Thread: 263 Street Build

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    Big Valves in a 263

    I am probably going to post this and someone will come up with a much better valve choice, but here was my effort.

    Doing a straight eight Buick 263 head, casting number 1340827.
    Using Ford 351...
  25. Thread: 1941 Buick Coupe

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    That could be a nice hot rod project. It has a...

    That could be a nice hot rod project. It has a desirable styling.

    There are no bolt in engines except the original. Any engine can be fitted and will require a compatible transmission and drive...
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