Re: Engine Swap-ability?
Hmmm sounds like a sweet idea. I've never seen it done but I'm sure it's possible. The biggest problem I can foresee is the size of the 455. But if Rick Pewe can shoehorn one into a flatty I'm sure it can be done to a scout. Personally I think the scout engine compartments are a bit cramped so I took a sawzall to the inner fenders on my 800b. I'll be attaching the fenders tubularly like a race truck which will save me some weight too. This would give you some more room to work with. I think reusing the scout tranny would be a waste of money. If you like manuals get a sm420 or a sm465 and mate it to the 455, I think small and large buick used the same bell housings but I'm not sure. If you like slushboxes it'd be a bit easier assuming the bolt pattern is the same for small vs. large buick v8s. In the 60s Waggoneers used a buick 350, turbo 400 and a dana 20. You sould be able to hook your 455 right up in place of the 350 and go... I think. Anyway it sounds like a good idea and those are the routes I'd explore first. Best of luck
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