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BUICK 350 flywheel

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Gixx, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Nov 16, 2007
    Gixx

    Gixx Member

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    OK, am I missing something, or are Buick 350 flywheels RARE ? I've done some reading and it appears that the 225 flywheel can be re-balanced to work with the 350. (I'd rather not go this route)

    Is there a good source for Buick 350 flywheels that I am missing ? (Obviously the cheaper the better, but without compromising safety/durability)

    If I could find a Buick 350 flywheel, I'm really considering the swap. ANY help would be appreciated !
     
  2. Nov 16, 2007
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    Lets put it this way, how many Buicks have you ever seen with a manual transmission?
    Yea there pretty rare but they can be found, get a hold of Nickmil he can probably help you.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2007
    1970CJ6

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    The only place I found new ones was TA Preformance in Phoenix.

    I just finished a Buick 350 in my CJ6

    Will PM you.

    Andrew
     
  4. Nov 17, 2007
    timgr

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    StraightToPlaid

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    I've dealt with TA performance before, good people.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2007
    Gixx

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    COOL, I'm trading e-mails with a guy on Buickv8.com. Maybe one will present itself there. Now I have to really think about this....It was kind of just a thought before, now its looking more possible.

    It sure would be nice to throw a V8 in there. It LOOKS like they only weigh about 80lbs more that the V6 and it has quite a bit more power.... hmmmmmmm.

    Thanks for the input guys !
     
  8. Nov 18, 2007
    chicomecha

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    Watch the year on the 350. I have a high compression version (pre-1971) and I have to run mixed race gas at sea level, but its great above 4000 ft where I use it mostly. Not sure they even weigh 80 lbs more. My research says 35 lbs more.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2007
    Gixx

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    Good to know- I'm just looking for a basically stock version. Should be about 100 extra horses and the same torque over the 225, huh?
     
  10. Nov 18, 2007
    w3srl

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    The 1971 Buick 350 had 230 HP w/ a 2bbl carb, and 350 lbs./ft. of torque. Sorry, I don't have anything that goes back to the 225 here at home.. :(
     
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    chicomecha

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    You sure you want to put an extra 100 hp on an locked Dana 25 - especially with the super-low gears of a SM420 and 5.38's? OK, I admit I did it, but I have also already changed one front axle, and I am pretty light on the skinny pedal, and it was only a lim-slip.
     
  13. Nov 18, 2007
    sparky

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    100 hp? If Steve's numbers are correct it's only about 70 more hp torque OTOH.
     
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    w3srl

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    My numbers came from a vintage Motor manual that I had lying around.. pretty reliable stuff there!
     
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    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Yeah, sorry, didn't mean it to sound like that. I didn't doubt you. :oops:
     
  16. Nov 18, 2007
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    I know of at least 4 rigs with over 500hp running the sand with D25s and powerlocks
    2 are using T350 autos in flatfenders
    no problems in over 10 years
    granted, more "shock" to the drivetrain when crawling along in the rocks
     
  17. Nov 18, 2007
    w3srl

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    No worries boss! :beer:

    Um sorry. :stout:
     
  18. Nov 21, 2007
    Gixx

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    Well, I'm going to look at a 1969 Wagoneer with the 350 and a broken 3 speed in it this weekend. If it looks good, I'll probably pull the 350 w/flywheel and then go from there. Let's see what kind of deal I can get on it....
     
  19. Nov 21, 2007
    1970CJ6

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    You also might want to get the bellhousing.
    Andrew
     

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