Ha! Small world. You and I have quite a lot in common. Yes, I have seen long tail T10's AND Muncies. All the B body cars came with em. In fact, some guy had a long tail M20 on Marketplace here a few months back. They are certainly not very common.Excellent...
I used to race big Buicks in Enduro racing on the East Coast (225s, Centurions... remember those? and le Sabers). That and big Pontiacs. They were hard to run off the track...
I used rotted junkers that could be dumped after a race
Yeah, I know about the M21 behind the Nailhead. I didn't get the 4 speed with the engine. I had the M21.
I also had a 421 Pontiac out of a very rotted '65 2+2. I put it in a '71 Nova SS I had a long time ago. I'd give my azz to have that back.
Ever seen a long tail T10? The 2+2 had one.
I have never seen another.
I have several Buick 300s and I also have a 340 4 barrel intake. You're right - rare and Heavy!!
Right now I have more 300/350 parts than 400/430/455 stuff.
I do have the same intake as you - Edelbrock B4B, as well as a Mallory dual point (old) and other stuff -cams, heads etc..
I get it about the 455 flywheel. Buick stuff is not cheap.
I don't know if you've seen these guys:
FW10001 401/425 Buick Nailhead Flywheel
They have some great parts for all sorts of swaps.
I may be interested in some of your Buick clutter. Only prob is I live in hotels. I work for Unkl Sam and travel everywhere.
I am rarely home and need to finish too many projects.
I guess I should quit and pay attention to all of the stuff that needs to be finished and sold.
I'd have a pretty decent pay check from finished/sold projects...
Just have to find the time
Great to hear about your Buick adventures!
Oh, I also have a 79 LUV with a Buick 3.8 in it... It's totally rust free and in great condition.
Buick 3.8 swaps on the LUV's was pretty popular. Is yours adapted to the Isuzu trans or does it just have a TH350 behind it? I'd like to do a Kubota or VW diesel swap on mine, but for now the G180 is still running and it's not a high priority. Like I said before, I'm amazed at how much attention that little pickup gets anywhere I take it. Even though it's totally ragged with lichens and moss still growing on it, people love it. Everyone has a LUV story. I found this truck on Marketplace a couple years ago. I bought it and a '77 2wd together. They were both sitting in the woods for more than 20 years in Blacksburg, SC. I did a mechanical restoration on the '79 4wd and didn't disturb any of the Patina. I've never washed it, lol. I had 4 LUV's at one point. Sold the '72 and parted out two. Now I just have the '79 4wd.
I'll post some pics of some of my LUV's later this evening after I get home. Can't access my file sharing site from work.