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Good Buick Engine Manual?

I've a friend with a Buick 231 V6 in a Toyota, and is looking for a really good book on rebuilding the engine. Other than grabbing one for a buick car or a generic GM chiltons, is there any really good books for this engine? The Toyota BBS was not any help to him, so I thought I'd try hear. Thanks in advance.


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Re: Good Buick Engine Manual?

1) Jim Ruggles' Stage One V-6 Performance Guide (out of print)
2) The Buick Stage II V-6 Racing Engine by Dave Emanual (out of print)
3) V-6 Performance by Pat Ganahl
4) Buick Power Source (or V-6 Buick Power Source) by GM (may be out of print)

These are all geared towards racing motors. Steven L. Dove wrote a couple of books about the turbo 3.8's. A search on Amazon.com for Buick V-6 would yield some books both in and out of print. A search on Google.com on Buick V-6 engine rebuilding might prove beneficial.

I would concern myself on doing a quality blueprint rebuild and use a stock replacement cam for best low-end torque. I had the Edelbrock Performer cam in my 4.1 and replaced it with a Sealed Power # CS-702, (for '79-'87 231's & 252's) and what an improvement in low-end, idle, vacuum and mileage. CS-675 for '75-'77 odd-fire 231's and CS-739 for '77-'78 even-fire 231's. Sealed Power is a Federal Mogul product available at most good auto parts stores.

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Re: Good Buick Engine Manual?

Thanks! My friend has already tried Amazon, but didn't find much beyond a manual on the Regal/Century cars that had a decent section on engine rebuilding. I've never messed much with the GM V-6s, mostly Small Block V-8s, 4cyls, Ford motors of all types and of course diesels. I realize an engine is an engine, but there are always tricks to working on a specific one. 'Sides, I live 500 miles away from my buddy, and I'm probably not going to be able to help much! Thanks again. I'll look for those!

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