455 swap into ‘57 Electra

Discussion in 'Classic Buicks' started by highschoololds, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. Car currently has Nailhead.

    Are there any resources or insight to swapping in a 455? Just random thoughts running through my bored brain.
     
  2. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    What year Electra again?
     
  3. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Was a 57 Electra made?

    No matter, if you have a 57 Buick find a cheap 70-76 Buick Estate Wagon, remove its body and graft the 57 body to the more modern frame, suspension and drivetrain.
     
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  4. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    ^ Electra came out in ‘59, when all the lines were renamed.
    I’m putting a 455 in my ‘59 frame. Not really going to get much in the way of upgrading by moving to ‘70. If it’s a ‘57 tho- their front ends are unique and mad expensive.
     

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