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    Default buick 300

    hey, just wondering if the width of a buick 300 is narrower then a chevy 350

    I do recall the one i had looking smaller then my buick 350 but it was also in a 64 lesabre so, i could have deceived myself abit

    if anyone that has a 300 with headers or manifold, would you mind measuring exhaust man/header to man/header....thanks
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    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
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    Default Re: buick 300

    mike, I'll see if I can get some measurements today...

    Seeing as how the V6 rods are the same, know what would be really cool?

    A 300 bored .050 over to stock V6 bore size, some diamond V6 pistons, quality afermarket v6 rods (or stock, which are running in 9sec GN's), TA heads, AAANNNNDDDDD maybe some boost


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    Default Re: buick 300

    ll yea, i'm just going to get one of these for 100 my shoot him down for 75 and drop it in my toyota when the chevy 4.3 croaks...buick 350 is too wide and interfers with the steering rod setup
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    Default Re: buick 300

    would probably drop right in with a 3.8 swap kit

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    Default Re: buick 300

    yea, aslong as it isnt too wide and interfer with the steering rod setup

    a chevy 350 just clears...buick 350 wont

    so 300 has to be no wider then a chevy 350
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    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
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    Default Re: buick 300

    okay, these are approximate... fudged to the large side of things

    flange to flange 20.5"... outside of manifold to outside of manifold- 26"

    same deck height and exhaust arrangement as a 3.8 V6

    I had a 3.8 in my '79 toyota 4x4 with no clearence issues whatsoever

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    awsome so that means the exhaust manifolds shouldnt interfer with the steering shaft!
    buick 350 you'd have to somehow fab an offset steeringshaft and possibly notch inner fender for everything to clear as its about an inch wider then a chevy 350

    too bad i already have 4.88s installed to suite the 4.3 chevy v6...but the 700r4 should make it do-able

    so a buick 300 is about 2.5 inches skinnier then a buick 350 and 1.5 inches smaller then a chevy 350 and the 64 300 is only 400lbs!

    yea, i wish i could have bought that 79 off you
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    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
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    Default Re: buick 300

    i think when i measure my buick 350 furthest partt of the outside ot the manifolds it measured 26.5 i believe
    so if you indeed left a small extra cusion in youre measurements then it should easily fit

    actually looked at an older post i made ive gotten 24inches from outside of manifold to manifold
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    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
    Ken Betts, Hopefully the guy to pull-off 350 AL heads :-D

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    Default Re: buick 300

    AND the distributor is in the right place!

    DOO IT DOOO IT


    I wish I could have kept the 'yota

    it'd have had a 300 in it now

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    Default Re: buick 300

    i'm going to try, if not at this very moment, it'll definatly go in after the 4.3 sh!ts it's self

    4.3 is already at the shop..
    gue'ss ill see if he has the 4.3 in it yet or not to determine if it'll get the v8 now rather then later

    if he already has it in i'll just switch it out when i go with an ultimate dual crawl box
    Mike aka BiZnO
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    BillMah52 First to take a 350 where no man has gone before
    Justa350 First to hang a pair of turbos and cause Kaos
    GSJohnny First to max out the bore at .090 and his .075 and have engines that actually breath well N/A!
    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
    Ken Betts, Hopefully the guy to pull-off 350 AL heads :-D

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    Default Re: buick 300

    you definatly should be right about the width...the 300 is the same as a buick 225 but with 2 extra cylinders so width should be the same
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    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
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    Talking Re: buick 300

    All right, guys. Now I'm gettin' bad ideas about putting my SBB (350) in my '65 wagon and the 300 (from the wagon) into the s-10 I'm messing with.

    I'm going to have to tell my wife it's your fault. SHEESH ! ! You guys just can't leave anthing alone.

    (Wife was reading over my shoulder...thanks for the ideas. )
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    Default Re: buick 300

    haha, sorry man

    i think im going to buy that 64 300 and hope it fits...if it doesnt i'll give it to my uncle to put in his 79 camaro
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    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
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    Default Re: buick 300

    so, just for a 2nd source does anyone have a buick 300 along with a chevy 350 to measure outside of exhaust to exhaust to compare?

    hey jeff same measurements for youre 300 vs youre 350 will work too!
    Mike aka BiZnO
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    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
    Ken Betts, Hopefully the guy to pull-off 350 AL heads :-D

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    I've got the 300 and 350 Buick engines here if you need that. no chevy stuff. Better PM me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nothingface5384 View Post
    so, just for a 2nd source does anyone have a buick 300 along with a chevy 350 to measure outside of exhaust to exhaust to compare?

    hey jeff same measurements for youre 300 vs youre 350 will work too!
    I will try to reach them tomorrow, Mike. Kinda buried, but worth the effort.
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    Default Re: buick 300

    alsome if they 300 is an inch narrower or more it'll definatly fit where a chevy 350 will
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    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
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    Default Re: buick 300

    Sorry, Mike, I couldn't reach them today. I'll try harder tomorrow.
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    Default Re: buick 300

    no problem
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    Default Re: buick 300

    heres a buick 225 v6 in an 84 toyota...


    so as the 225 has the same stroke, rod length and deck height i should have enough room on the sides to clear..i'll just have 2 extra cylinders. and an extras log on the manifolds..

    so then lenghth should be the only concern if theres enough room to run a clutch fan or if i'll have to go with an efan

    booya lol
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    GSJohnny First to max out the bore at .090 and his .075 and have engines that actually breath well N/A!
    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
    Ken Betts, Hopefully the guy to pull-off 350 AL heads :-D

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    Talking Re: buick 300

    All right, Mike, here are some measurements. They are as close as I could come with the accessories still in place on the engines. These do include the exhaust manifolds.


    Buick 350 = 26"
    Buick 310 = 21.5"
    Buick 455 = 27.5"
    ...and just for comparison,
    Chevy 350 = 24"

    Regarding my comment about my s-10, I'm sure that the Chevy V-6 is the same width as the 350. So the 310, being smaller, should fit with no problem.
    ...heh, heh,heh .

    I hope this info has helped you as much as your idea has influenced me.
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    Default Re: buick 300

    do yo are the man!
    definatly buying that 64 aluminu, headed 300 now!
    Mike aka BiZnO
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    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
    Ken Betts, Hopefully the guy to pull-off 350 AL heads :-D

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    Default Re: buick 300

    thanks again jeff,...i've been tossing the idea of a buick engine for my toyota for the lonest time...just didnt want to be dissapointed with a v6 and fond out a sbb350 was too wide ...imagine a 340 would also be 2 wide


    so 300 seems to be the perfect choice..


    v8 power
    low weight (400-405lbs)
    i'll make a build thread of the toyota project
    i may also look into the GN serpentine setup to save some more space in the engine bay and perhaps dual efans
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    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
    Ken Betts, Hopefully the guy to pull-off 350 AL heads :-D

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    Default Re: buick 300

    Mike, with the right piston choice you could throw a 340/350 crank in that 300 and get those extra inches back. There's enough extra compression height in the Buick pistons to more than offset the increase in stroke, heck you might even be able to use the 350 rods. (Then just imagine what it'd do with the TA heads!)

    Jim

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    Default Re: buick 300

    Is there a sticky on the little 300?

    I will be squiring one soon and want to know all the possibilities.

    Thanks.
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