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  1. Thread: 263 Carbs

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    According to the Buick Carburetor chart in the...

    According to the Buick Carburetor chart in the reference section the carbs for related applicatoins from 50 to 53 are the same:

    https://www.teambuick.com/reference/carburetor_numbers.php
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    The SP400 and the TH 400 use the same rebuild...

    The SP400 and the TH 400 use the same rebuild kit. The differences are all related to the SP converter.

    Everything is available for the 401 heads, FALCON is a good seller from ebay:

    Buick...
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    A '66 Skylark GS is a desirable car, but who...

    A '66 Skylark GS is a desirable car, but who knows what it is worth in Qatar! In the States, I would suggest described in good condition it would probably be worth $15,000 to $30,000.

    Check out...
  4. The plug is easily pried out with a small...

    The plug is easily pried out with a small screwdriver. It is reusable and is securely supported when the pickup tube is bolted on. I would recommend using blue Loctite on the pickup tube bolts.
    ...
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    "Buick Engine Identification, by the numbers" in...

    "Buick Engine Identification, by the numbers" in the "Reference!" section of the site.

    Click the "Reference!" tab above, look down to "Buick Engine Identification", click on "Buick Engine...
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    The bolt torque changed in the manuals in 1973...

    The bolt torque changed in the manuals in 1973 from 110 to 115. As mentioned, should not make any difference.

    It sounds like perhaps the machine shop did not do the assembly, and you are doing...
  7. This is a test post to check for notifications! ...

    This is a test post to check for notifications!

    If you receive an email notification, please post here. That should be BillK, LARRY70GS, and TODD.

    Thanks
  8. Thread: '54 322 Blow-by

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    50s car with 100,000 miles are almost certainly...

    50s car with 100,000 miles are almost certainly worn out. I would expect you will want to purchase new pistons. I would also rebearing the crank and change the cam bearings.
  9. Thread: Intake manifold

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    The intakes for the 400/430/455 we have on record...

    The intakes for the 400/430/455 we have on record are in the reference section under Buick Engine Identification.
    Here: https://www.teambuick.com/reference/casting_numbers_big_block.php
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  10. How about a bad ground. Clean the battery cables...

    How about a bad ground. Clean the battery cables at both ends! If the starter relay is getting a signal, that should get it turning. Then make sure the S terminal on the relay is getting a signal...
  11. Thread: Team Washington!

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    Welcome, glad Gramma is OK:) Gramma cars can be...

    Welcome, glad Gramma is OK:) Gramma cars can be mighty nice survivors. It's always nice to have someone hangin' around with some knowledgeable input!
  12. Thread: XenForo

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    XenForo

    It looks like it is time to move away from the VB4 forum format.:(

    It would have been nice if Vbulletin looked like the way to progress, but it just does not. Xenforo seems to be the forum of the...
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    When using the wysiwyg editor, in the second...

    When using the wysiwyg editor, in the second line, look across to the fourth box of icons. The third icon is "Insert Image". If you hold your cursor over it, it will show the description as "Insert...
  14. Thread: 263 Street Build

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    263 Street Build

    I doing up a 263 for a fellow. Just starting the tear down. The motor looked like a million bucks. I was to be disappointed.
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    There are no through bolts into the head, there should be no...
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    Most engines, including the 430 are good to...

    Most engines, including the 430 are good to .060". Standard machine shop practice is to go from standard to .030". This is because virtually any cylinder will clean up with .030" and that makes .030"...
  16. Thread: 263 Piston Size

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    My oldest parts book, (1960) shows all OE pistons...

    My oldest parts book, (1960) shows all OE pistons starting with "139XXXX". I don't notice 8467 in any suffixes. Could be mine is showing a changed up number...
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    Why not use a regular cigarette adapter, then you...

    Why not use a regular cigarette adapter, then you don't have to modify anything?
    Click here for car usb adapter...
  18. This visual engine identification article may...

    This visual engine identification article may help you:
    https://www.teambuick.com/reference/ident_eng_visual.php
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    On the road with my Daughter:) 81408141

    On the road with my Daughter:)
    81408141
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    I was told that as a rule of thumb survival rate...

    I was told that as a rule of thumb survival rate is about 10%. If the car isn't a rust bucket, I would be dragging it home, I'd probably drag it home anyway, especially if the engine was not seized...
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    Simple Drive Shaft Welding Jig

    I build quite a few driveshafts and thought I would share a simple jig which helps with the welding.
    This assumes you have a lathe to cut the drive shaft you wish to assemble.

    After the parts...
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    The diameters I gave were of the air horn on the...

    The diameters I gave were of the air horn on the carbs. The outside diameter of the surface which accepts the air cleaner would probably be about 1/2" larger.
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    Rochester is about 5" and the Carter is about...

    Rochester is about 5" and the Carter is about 4.25"
  24. Thread: driveshaft yoke

    by Bob
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    They should be the same. Having said that...

    They should be the same.

    Having said that there are more than one yoke for the 400.

    I believe there were basically two used by Buick. The early small one and the later larger one. The larger...
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    Maybe pictures don't tell all, but that looks...

    Maybe pictures don't tell all, but that looks beautiful!:thumbsup:
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