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I have been searching for a rubber mat for my L72 as well they are like rocking horse s..t

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I turn my back for a day and I am run over by the buss

Bring it!!

I have been keeping a close eye on Tom's build, I have a 2017 date to match up!!

This car is the perfect race match for my car!!

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Tom,

Please make sure you place your plate on the rear.....as all Ryan will be seeing is this



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Just beware of certain red or brown Studebaker 2 door posts....


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Hey Dan, I have read a book about drag racing so I should win easily You eating hot peppers for breakfast? I like spicy back and forth! Ryan

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When is the race? I want a turn to. We are looking really hard at a car built for the F.A.S.T class with the idea of running it in next years drag week and a few other events so if we are all racing I am in lol

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I have a lot of respect for the Olds W-31. In fact, because of the performance I saw out of Casey Marks W-31 back in 99 or 2000, is what prompted me to pursue this "what if" endeavor of building a Buick 350 to see what it can do.  I'm making no guesses on the E.T. or the power level, I have no idea. There is also nothing for me to compare it to, as no other fool has spent this much time/money/effort on a lowly Buick 350.

She will run what she runs, tuned to the best of my ability. Even if it won't beat a single W-31 out there, as long as it's the quickest all cast iron Pure Stock Buick 350 in the land, I'll feel like I accomplished my goal, that and hopefully earn this under appreciated engine a little respect.

Factory HP rating in 69 was 280, same engine in 1970 was rated at 315????? Either Buick was playing magical numbers deliberately under rating one year, then over rating the next, or one is actual numbers, and one is fudged? The HP and torque numbers are given at the same RPM for both years.

315HP/410TQ in 1970. That sounds about right to me when comparing to Olds 310HP standard 350 and the 325HP W-31 numbers.

The Buick doesn't have the benefit of the Big bore short stroke that the Olds has, but the Buick exhaust manifolds trump the crappy Olds manifolds. Olds should have used the 455's W-Z manifolds.  The Buick manifolds are almost carbon copies or scaled down versions of the 455 manifolds, and I'm pushing 100 less cubes through them, the exhaust isn't the problem, the crappy intake is what chokes the Buick, but you gotta play the hand your dealt, so I won't bitch. Just hoping the 11.66 squeeze has the same effect that Nascar gets on restrictor plate engines, you just squeeze the living crap out of what little bit you can get in there.



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Tom,

Your Buick 350 will surprise the heck out of you....if you havn't learned yet the Buicks like a certain amount of timing. The rest of your plug and play will me in the carb, ignition and trans shift points. You are on good path. You are correct about the heavy ass intake manifold

After your dyno - I will guestimate your results as 345hp and 460tq.

Keep us posted

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Doesn't TA Performance (or was it Poston?) still make an aluminum intake for the 350?

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Doesn't TA Performance (or was it Poston?) still make an aluminum intake for the 350?


 Yes, they make a couple different intakes for the 350, but I can't run one in Pure Stock Drags. The biggest benefit is the weight reduction. If I remember right, the stock cast iron 350 intake is  a very portly 57lbsconfuse



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Todd,

There are specific rules for PSMCDR's and F.A.S.T. each having their own set of separate rules from one another.

Not only does the Buick intake weigh 57lbs.....but because of it's design.....it is the heaviest cast iron intake on any GM designed 350 engine

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Welcome aboard fantastic Buick. I too have a soft spot for them. My 1st car was a 71 Skylark it was a hardtop though.



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Great thread!!

Tom, I enjoyed your humble post

Would you post a few pictures before the wheel/tire change?

Ryan

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Credit where it's due, The Ram Rod/W-31 is a great engine!

Would I post more pics, you bet!

This car was purchased off the lot of Staal Buick in Grand Rapids Michigan in 1969 by a retired couple who traded in a 1964 LeSabre on it.  It really is the Little Old Lady car that was only driven to Church and grocery store in nice weather. The old man had a 4wd truck they drove when the weather was nasty, I was told this car was seldom in the rain, and I believe it judging by the paper decals on top of the cowl panel that were probably gone off most cars in the first year of normal use. This is a manual steering,manual brake,radio delete car. I have all the original paperwork from the dealership, sales agreement,receipts of deposit and balance paid in full,trade in info and dealer agreement to install AM radio, original unused keys and knock outs,etc.

The car was kept in a heated garage for the majority of it's life, as the old man had a heated woodshop in the attached garage that the car shared.

The husband and wife passed away in the early 2000's, and the house and car were in probate for a few years before the niece of the couple got the car in 2008 with 12,400 miles. She and her husband drove the car sparingly and up to the time I purchased it had only run the mileage up to 14,800 which it still has.

I've driven the car when I can, and it blows me away to think that an old woman in her 60's bought this car with manual steering. Maybe that is another reason the mileage stayed low, maybe she couldn't horse this around with manual steering and brakes as she got older?



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The perfect car to start with for a competitive Pure stock car!!

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Tom, I think the rim/tire combo you have on the car now (avatar pic) looks killer.
Those Redline tires really pop against the Lime Green paint.


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The perfect car to start with for a competitive Pure stock car!!

Ryan


....and to whip up on the competion

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