Hello V8. Let me just start this by saying I am very new to this. I am about to embark on a never before done journey by myself, by tearing down a 455 Buick motor. It is between 71-74. I want to post here yo extract all your very useful information, that could take some people a long time to find out(Especially when it comes to Buick engines). I know many of you have years and years of experience with Buick and would love for some guidance during this project. Anything from tips/tricks to special tools, compression, Timing Chain information, ANYTHING! I will post pictures soon to show what I am working with. I would love help on trying to decode the engine and seeing what I really have. Then I would like advice on how to make it better. I think this will be a fun experience for me and I would love to share it all with you through pictures. BuickLove !