Trying to find an oil pan for a 1978 Buick Electra with a BUICK 350 V8

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by John Griffin, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. John Griffin

    John Griffin Member

    Any sources you folks know of??
     
  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    You can likely get a new one from TA Performance or members will offer to sell a used one here.
     
  3. John Griffin

    John Griffin Member

    Checked TA performance, was unable to find it there..
     
  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Somebody will likely stop by here with one for you.
     
  5. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    I do have an oil pan for sale,but its from a 70 GS 350.I think they should be the same.are they not? By the way,this is in excellent condition.Bruno.
     
  6. John Griffin

    John Griffin Member

    Bruno,

    Thank you for getting back to me. Sadly I am not that familiar with the minutia of Buick chassis changes over the years. The engine is a buick 350 cu in nailhead? How much $?
     
  7. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    Figure $50.00plus shipping,whatever that will be,as the prices just keep going up.No,the engine is not a nailhaed,those were made until 1966 ,its a regular 350.Bruno.
     
  8. John Griffin

    John Griffin Member

    sorry about the nailhead reference.. just want to be sure it's a BUICK engine, and not a chevy/olds/pontiac one.. They mixed and matched back then...
    Can you send a picture and the VIN for the car?
     
  9. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    $19.00 to ship from mi to oh. Just shipped one yesterday.
     
  10. John Griffin

    John Griffin Member

    Thanks Bruno.. I am in MASS so shipping will probably a little more.. Was hoping for a picture of the oil pan and the engine designation so it can be compared to the '78 350
     
  11. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    John,it actually should be the same,as I am on Long Island,NY.As to the pictures,if you have a bad oil pan,take a picture of it and put it here on V8,as I do not know how to put them here.Usually my grand Kids do it for me,but with the coronavirus,I can't see them for quite a while.Bruno.
     
  12. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    IIRC the 78 came with mass amounts of motors.. Buick.. Olds Maybe chevy also.. Make sure you know what you got..
     
  13. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    John, here's a few pics of a 75, 350 pan. Brunos would be the same.
     

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  14. John Griffin

    John Griffin Member

    Bruno, I just spoke with the mechanic and he believes that your pan will fit his engine just fine.

    I really wish I could see a picture of your pan to assess the condition, but if you can't post (or email one) I will have to take your word that it's in excellent condition :(
    How would you like to be paid?
    My e-mail is jgriffin_iii@hotmail.com and I can give you my cell if you want to communicate directly! Thanks!!
     
  15. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    I’ve never met Bruno (or you) but I’ll vouch for him and his parts.
    Patrick
     
  16. John Griffin

    John Griffin Member

    Thank you Patrick! It's always good to hear support like that. I am looking forward to getting the part and helping to make my mechanic's day!
     
  17. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Bruno is the gold standard here. He has 50 plus years of Buick racing and parts experience.
     
  18. John Griffin

    John Griffin Member

    Thanks guys.. I have sent him an e-mail and hope to complete the transaction soon. I am fairly new here and am cautious by nature. I feel much better now .
     

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