Nice 1977 LeSabre cream puff

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  1. rogbo

    rogbo Gold Level Contributor

  2. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    That's got an Olds engine. Nice lookin' car!
     
  3. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I had a 78 that my gramps bought new. All Buick and loaded. One of the smoothest cars I ever drove. I wish I could find his.
     
  4. rogbo

    rogbo Gold Level Contributor

  5. rogbo

    rogbo Gold Level Contributor

    Curious how you know it's an Olds. I know it's not a Buick but seems like you could end with
    a Pontiac, Olds, or a Chevy those years. Some Cadillac owners were really pissed when they
    found out they had a Chevy engine and some law suits resulted I heard.
    I remember with my 77 wagon you had to be real specific to make sure you
    got the right part for particular engine. Even the Buick dealer service managers
    would screw up and get wrong part!
     
  6. brucer

    brucer Well-Known Member

    Check out the oil fill cap on the "standpipe" at the front of the engine. That is usually an Olds block feature.
     
  7. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Yep, distributor in back, oil fill on the front. Easiest Oldsmobile telltales.
     
  8. rogbo

    rogbo Gold Level Contributor

    Learn something new every day they say. However the more I learn, the less I know!
    So, never thought about it much, but what tranny did you get with these generics?
    I suspect the chevy trans is different because of the BOP nomenclature of other earlier years
    from my experience with 67 Special models that had been upgraded to TH350s.
     
  9. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    My '78 Cutlass had a TH200 behind the 260 Olds in it. They made TH350s and TH400s with bellhousings that could be bolted to either Chevrolet or BOPs.
     
  10. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    That was called "unicase". Most usually found in 81 - 90 TH2004R's.
     

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