Rear Sump Oil Pan for 430 Needed

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by BOPman, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. BOPman

    BOPman New Member

    New to the V8 Buick site and need to get up to speed quickly. I've been a Pontiac guy for 30 years but recently picked up a VERY clean and original 72 Skylark... w/o a motor. Since I don't have the numbers matching engine and have access to a tight, low mileage 430 I thought why not drop it in the Skylark. This motor has a center sump oil pan, I need help locating a rear sump pan and 5/8" pick up tube. I have the correct cast iron frame mounts. I'm also looking for info and advice on making this transplant. Will the 430 exhaust manifolds work? Is there anything else I might need? Has anyone else done this and if so how do you like the 430 engine vs a 455?
     
  2. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Re: 430 into a 72 Skylark - help!

    I put a 430 in my old 72 Skylark awhile back. Wow it had a lot of power! What a tire shredder! I added a mild cam to take advantage of the 430s decent compression ratio.

    I used stock manifolds without incident.

    My only complaints with the lifter / rocker oiling. It's not a through-pushrod oiling system, oil goes thro passages on the heads up to the rockers. Rockers tended to be noisy, and lifters tended to catch aire bubbles and clatter as a result. One can convert to the 455 pushed oiling, but I was too cheap to do so.

    But again wow what a tire shredder! Throttle steering heaven.
     
  3. BOPman

    BOPman New Member

    Re: 430 into a 72 Skylark - help!

    Thanks for the reply, I figured that w/nearly 500 ft/pd torque the 430 motor would be a BEAST and blast to drive, can't wait!
     
  4. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Re: 430 into a 72 Skylark - help!

    If you have no luck finding used pieces, the pan and the pick up are both available new from TA Performance
     
  5. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Re: 430 into a 72 Skylark - help!

    An oil pan was listed here recently. We will move your post to "Parts Wanted"and change the caption for you.
     
  6. BOPman

    BOPman New Member

    Thanks!
     
  7. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    I have one out of a 68 400 that's in very good condition.With the original pick-up tube$80.00 plus shipping.Bruno.
     

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