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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-28-2001, 01:18 PM
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Is a 455 worth it?

i got my chance to buy a chevy truck with what the 'ol boy says is a 455 buncked up to a 2wd 350 tranny. You reckon this combo is worth pursuing? it's running, needs rebuilding, and it's only a $100, hee hee hee!

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Re: Is a 455 worth it?

Just out of curiosity what 455 is it Buick, Olds or Pontiac.

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Re: Is a 455 worth it?

A 455 is a pontiac engine??? is that was is in there???[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
If it's a 454 (Chevy engine) then it would be a great deal but a pontiac[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

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Re: Is a 455 worth it?

opp's I didnt even think of the Olds, buick, possabilty

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Re: Is a 455 worth it?

he said it was a buick.

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Re: Is a 455 worth it?

Sounds like junk to me, Maybe "Basic transportation"
but nothing you would want to sink any money into, and they have a way of sucking money

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Re: Is a 455 worth it?

Buick 455's are good torque motors and light for thier displacement close in weight to a small block chevy.Even if you don't want it for your self it might be worth it to buy it to either resell or use as trade bait.

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Re: Is a 455 worth it?

<font color=blue>Since it's only a only a C-note I'd say you could buy it, And make money off it selling it to the right person. I.E. Somebody restoreing a Buick, Maybe building a show car, who whould want that engine for that certain "look" and the coolness factor. For your truck I'd say it whould be much easier and cheeper in the long run, To just get a 454 to toss it in there, Since you seem to be wanting cubes and lot's of em'[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img].
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Re: Is a 455 worth it?

One of the guys at work puled a 455 out of his GTO to make way for the original 400. He went through an engine dealer, but moved it in less than a week for 800 bucks and it was a p.o.s.
I'd think about it... for only 100 bucks.

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Re: Is a 455 worth it?

I know there are alot of guys in Drag Racing that are running 455 Pontiacs and have great luck with them. They are torque monsters and are great for pushing a heavy car but you have to run your rev limiter at 5000Rpm or you will run into problems. My uncle who has been in drag racing for almost 25 years thinks I should put a 455 into the puller. He says that the Pontiac is alot better down low than a BBC and is exactly what I need for the puller.

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