best birds of all generations
This is a discussion on best birds of all generations within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; yeah i did,nowhere did it say "a buick 350 with two cylinders chopped off"...
03-03-2010, 06:47 AM #21
yeah i did,nowhere did it say "a buick 350 with two cylinders chopped off"
03-03-2010, 07:11 AM #22
Buick adopted the popular 350 cu in (5.7 L) size with their final family of V8s. Although sharing the displacement of the Chevrolet Small-Block engine family, the Buicks were substantially different.
The Buick 350 V8 had a 3.80 in (97 mm) bore (like the 231) and retained the 3.85 in (98 mm) stroke of the 340. It was introduced in 1968 and produced through 1980. Its nickname is "Dauntless."
The major differences of the Buick 350 when compared to other GM V8's are deep skirt block construction, higher nickel-content cast iron, external oil pump, under square bore sizing, 3 in (76 mm) crank main journals, and 6.5 in (170 mm) connecting rods. It is an extremely rugged and durable engine, and some of the design characteristics of the Buick 350 are found in modern GM engines such as the 231 V6, and Series I, II, and III 3800 V6's.
Of all the GM 350-cubic-inch (5.7 L) engines, the Buick 350 has the longest stroke, which lends to making significantly more torque than any of the others. It also made the Buick 350 significantly wider — essentially the same width as the Buick big-blocks, which have the shortest stroke of the GM big-blocks. In fact, at a glance the Buick 350 is commonly mistaken for the 455 engine due to the oversized intake manifold atop the engine. The Buick 350 also shares an integrated aluminum timing cover as do most of the Buick small and big blocks which incorporates the oil pump mechanisms as well, leaving the oil filter exposed to oncoming air for added cooling.
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03-03-2010, 07:36 AM #23
Not trying to be pissy, v6's are just my thing/obsession is all.. Tho I lean heavily in the dirrection of the 660...
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03-06-2010, 02:32 PM #33
since I had a 68 Firebird 400 and a 69 Firebird .. Id say the 69 Firebird , maybe even over the Trans Am ...
2nd Gen I always liked the 74 over the 70-73 , just looked sleeker to me ..
03-06-2010, 03:05 PM #34
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5.7L * 6/8 = 4.3L
Originally Posted by 9T8W66
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With so few Formula Firehawks built in 1991 and 1992, they seldom appear in classifieds and when they do, the asking price oftentimes reflects their limited production numbers. Bruce says he first saw Firehawk No. 24 in Hemmings Motor News in late 1999. "It was advertised at a price that I really couldn't afford, but I still called to inquire and learn more about it. It's at that point my quest of owning unique Third-Gen Firebirds began."
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