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    New Buick owner 64 Skylark

    Hi new Buick owner, didn't appreciate how different this car was until I researched the 64 Buick 300ci V8.

    Has changed my plans from a build to a conservation.....
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    Has changed my plans from a build to a conservation


    because of expense?

    Rover v8 guys often take the Bu 300 crank and heads for power builds on their 3.5L-4.0L engines.


    many parts for the 300ci can be cross sourced from the Rover or the 1980s Buick v6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob k. mando View Post
    Has changed my plans from a build to a conservation


    because of expense?

    Rover v8 guys often take the Bu 300 crank and heads for power builds on their 3.5L-4.0L engines.


    many parts for the 300ci can be cross sourced from the Rover or the 1980s Buick v6.
    No, more because it is quite a unique motor being only about a year that they offered the alloy head and manifold combination.

    My original plan was to flick the motor and replace with a 455 or something more performance oriented but I'm starting to appreciate what I've got.

    Alloy heads in 1964, how did that happen......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tintman View Post
    No, more because it is quite a unique motor being only about a year that they offered the alloy head and manifold combination.

    My original plan was to flick the motor and replace with a 455 or something more performance oriented but I'm starting to appreciate what I've got.

    Alloy heads in 1964, how did that happen......
    The heads were left over from the 215 V-8 all aluminum motor. How did THAT happen?

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    Alloy heads in 1964, how did that happen......


    yeah, sailadams is on it.

    the original 215ci was ALL aluminum and debuted in 1961. it then went on to get sold to British Leyland who converted it to metric dimensions ... giving you the 3.5L Rover v8 which was in production up into the 2000s.


    the rest of the SBB ( Small Block Buick ) family are all cast iron conversions of this original design and include the 300, 340 and 350 Buick v8 engines and the 225ci, 231ci, 3.8L and 4.1L v6 engines.

    yes, the v6 variants are larger than many of the v8s from which they are derived.
    Last edited by bob k. mando; 09-17-2014 at 12:25 PM.
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