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For Sale Buick 215 Aluminum V8 $200

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Debris Classifieds' started by fesser, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Nov 20, 2020
    fesser

    fesser Napa, CA 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    I have a 1962 Buick 215 high compression engine that I bought for a project and decided not to use. The heads are off and have oxidation on them. The cylinder walls have some rust, not sure how deep. The PO said that they had been rebuilt but never used and were allowed to sit in a damp storage tent. The four barrel intake, exhaust manifolds, heads and short block are all here. No pulleys or other external accessories. I kind of like the idea of keeping this engine but I really have no use for it. It is in Napa. No shipping.
     
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    colojeepguy

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    These things make a neat little Jeep engine!
     
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    rejeep

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    mpc

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    I have no NEED for it, but I sure wouldn't mind having it. I have a Buick 340 in my Willys truck right now and it would fun to tinker with the 215 and possibly swap it into the truck someday. Does it have the the valve covers? Do you happen to know if the exhaust manifolds are the same as for the 340? I'm pretty sure the valve covers are the same.
     
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    73 cj5

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    I did some work on one a couple years ago. You could pick the block up with one arm.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2020
    Chipper

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    Bare block weighs 65 lbs. I have the 215 in my’67 MGB.
     
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    Keys5a

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    Total dressed weight around 315lbs. I had the same engine (4300 series) in my Tux for over 25 years. My Tux weighed in at 1920lbs with a 1/4 tank of fuel.
    215's aren't big on torque, but in a light vehicle, it pulls really well.
    I've built 2 MGB V8s over the years. Stock axles are geared way too low to be very practical. I still have a Triumph TR8 with the same (Rover) engine.
    The flat top high compression Buick pistons are hard to find. The 4 bbl intake can sell for nearly your asking price.
    -Donny
     
  8. Nov 21, 2020
    fesser

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    It does have the valve covers. No idea about the exhaust being the same let me try to get some pictures up here.
     
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    Jw60

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    Sounds like a good candidate to bore and stroke to 300inches
     
  10. Nov 21, 2020
    Keys5a

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    I believe the 215 exhaust manifolds are the same bolt pattern, but the ports are tiny. I have a set of '64 300 heads and exhaust manifolds. I think the 300 manifolds are the same as the 340, and the ports are much larger.
    To build a stroker, its way easier/cheaper to start with a Rover 3.9/4.0, 4.2, or better yet 4.6.
    I like the 215 because of the short stroke and how happily it revs. With a better cam and improved valvetrain, you can safely approach 7000 rpm.
    -Donny
     
  11. Nov 22, 2020
    mpc

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    It's interesting to me even though I know nothing about building engines. It's too far from home to be serious about getting it. 500 miles away, one way.
     
  12. Nov 23, 2020
    Norcal69

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    Do you have the bell housing that matches it?
     
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    fesser

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    Nope. No flywheel. No bell housing.
     
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    Norcal69

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    I really don't need this..... somebody please buy this so I don't have to.....:banghead:
    Stick an Edelbrock intake, mild roller cam/roller rocker assembly in it and you would probably have 200 Hp or more pretty easily.
    And its lighter than the 225.....:gaah:
     
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    FinoCJ

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    but it probably won't have any torque at jeep rpm's
     
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    GillaFunk

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    No idea why I’d buy this.....but I’ll be passing through the area next week.

    how much does it weigh? Would I need a hoist to get it into a truck bed?
     
  17. Nov 24, 2020 at 9:25 AM
    fesser

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    Should weigh around 325. I have a tractor which makes loading easy.
     
  18. Nov 24, 2020 at 9:26 AM
    Norcal69

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    Looking at the numbers the two engines are pretty similar in hp and torque. If you warmed the 215 up just a bit and threw a properly balanced dauntless flywheel on it I'd bet it would out pull a dauntless pretty easily.
     
  19. Nov 24, 2020 at 6:41 PM
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    They was a guy who wrote for one of wheeling rags back in the day (back in the day......hate sayin that) that had a flat fender with a 215 in it. Probably late 80s or early 90s time frame. I think it was in Four Wheeler. Seemed pretty B/A from reading about it. But this was before rock crawling became a thing.
     
  20. Nov 24, 2020 at 7:09 PM
    Rich M.

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    Jimmy Nylund in a 3A. Actually think it was the Rover version. Still beating it last I knew.
    Dirt Every Day had a feature on it. I used to get Four Wheeler and he was a writer at the time.
     
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