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ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
A Buick engine is stamped with two different identification codes. One is the engine production code which identifies the engine and its approximate production date. The other code is the engine serial number - it matches the VIN (vehicle identification number).

The 350 CID V8 ingine number is on the front of the right cylinder bank. The production code number is between the left exhaust manifold and the two front spark plugs.

The 455 CID engine number is on the front of the right cylinder bank. The production code number is between the left exhaust manifold and the two rear spark plugs.


ENGINE
CODE
NO.
CYL
CID HORSE
POWER
COMP
RATIO
CARB
WC 8 350 155 8.5:1 2-BC
WB 8 350 175 8.5:1 4-BC
WF 8 455 225 8.5:1 4-BC
WS 8 455* 270 8.5:1 4-BC
WA 8 455** 260 8.5:1 4-BC
WC(1) 8 350 150 8.5:1 2-BC
WB(1) 8 350 180 8.5:1 4-BC
WB(2) Dual Exhaust 8 350 190 8.5:1 4-BC
WF(1) Dual Exhaust 8 455 250 8.5:1 4-BC
*Stage 1
**GS Riviera
Engines available as indicated:
  • Skylark,Skylark Custom and Sprotwagon - WC Auto., WC(1) Man. and Calif. Auto., WB Man. and Calif. Auto, WB(1) Auto
  • GS - WB(2),WF(1),WS
  • LeSabre and LeSabre Custom - WC, WC(1),WB, WB(1),WF
  • Centurion - WF,WF(1)
  • Estate Wagon - WF
  • Electra and Electra 225 Custom - WF
  • Riviera - WF, WA




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