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Re: Buick Heads....
I lived thru both "gas crisis" in the 70's driving a buick with a 350 cid. i really liked the car and the engine but I finally got rid of it because it was like driving a bottomless pit for gas. nothing I did helped with the MPG, from less restrictive intake to changing the curve on the distributor.
I remember back in the first"crises" in 74 my uncle trading his Buick Wildcat with a 400 cid 4 bbl in for a Gremlin with the, (jeep) 258 cid engine and getting worse gas mileage, if that's possible. He wasn't at all happy.
Now, Pontiac engines, especially the 400, have a close place next to my heart. Kind of like a bigger small block chevy without all the weight of the rat motors.