What Make Engine Powers Your G Body? 2.0

What Make Engine Powers Your G Body?

  • Small block Buick

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • Big block Buick

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Chevy small block (Gen 1)

    Votes: 29 43.9%
  • Chevy big block

    Votes: 3 4.5%
  • Caddy

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Olds small block

    Votes: 11 16.7%
  • Olds big block

    Votes: 5 7.6%
  • Pontiac small block

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Pontiac big block

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • N/A V6

    Votes: 4 6.1%
  • Turbo V6

    Votes: 5 7.6%
  • LT (Gen 2)

    Votes: 3 4.5%
  • LS (Gen 3 and 4)

    Votes: 11 16.7%
  • New LT (Gen 5)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 2 3.0%

  • Total voters
    66

ssn696

Living in the Past
Supporting Member
Jul 19, 2009
4,752
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Mid-life crisis
How kind of GM to put all those nice slots in the frame so three or four marques of engine mounts could interchange.
 
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Bonnewagon

Geezer
Sep 18, 2009
7,753
113
Queens, NY
Pontiac people right now....
Well I am running a Pontiac 301 so I voted "Pontiac small block". That is the closest thing. Pontiac people may not agree but then they don't even consider the 301 a Pontiac. I think it is just perfect for a G-body since it is light and peppy. Mine is a 1979 4 barrel version and I have a 4 speed Saginaw behind it.
 

pontiac guy

Master Mechanic
Oct 28, 2016
466
93
Royse City, TX
The 301 is actually the same deck height as the 303 that almost became a thing. I love my 301. I'm planning a build. I'll post it when it happens. Won't be any cheaper than a regular Pontiac build but I like the mileage of a small displacement motor since I DD my car.
 

old80cs

Master Mechanic
Jun 27, 2013
340
93
Massachusetts
Small block Olds 350 in my ‘80. It was a no brainer when I upgraded from the 260. Pull the distributor and ancillary items and slam the new engine right back in place. I have a 455 Olds under the bench if that itch comes to pass, but I have an idea about the possibility of building a Ram Rod 350 waaaayyyy down the line. Would need to source a vintage ‘68-‘71 350 for that idea. The one in my car has the webbed mains, so that won’t cut it.

I think mostly purist with engines, just seems right to me. But then again back in the day anything was on the table in the name of going faster. To each their own I guess. 👍
 
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druggles85

Pendejo
Supporting Member
Oct 25, 2009
222
63
Exeter, NH
I have a SBC 350 in my 83 Buick Regal. Stock bore and stroke with flat top pistons, vortec heads, comp xm270h cam, and some ebay intake... Definitely not my first choice of engine for a Buick or how I would have built the engine for any g body.

This engine was put together to replace the tired old 85 truck 350 in my 1978 Chevette... Would have been ****ing mean too.

The Regal with the new engine the same Camaro T5 and basically the same rear ratio, only with larger tires runs way stronger than the smaller Chevette ever thought of being.
 
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pontiac guy

Master Mechanic
Oct 28, 2016
466
93
Royse City, TX
That's why I run mine. I'll post my build. I just found a T block. Snowmageddon has delayed my acquisition of said gem but I will perservere
I get 20mpg all day long. As much as I like the 400, it was more like 10mpg.
 
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g0thiac

Apprentice
Sep 6, 2020
80
8
Just the regular old 305, nothing crazy!
 

64nailhead

Goat Herder
Supporting Member
Dec 1, 2014
2,241
113
Upstate NY
Snowmageddon has delayed my acquisition of said gem but I will perservere
I'll start out with the boring : turbo LS in my car and my son has a World Products Motown LS (turbo of course) in his. The Motown LS creates alot of questions when the hood gets opened. Friebergur even called it an LS at Drag Week until ..... he was corrected. Then interesting conversation developed.

Regarding Snowmageddon (like the title ;) ) - I've watched too many videos of burst pipes and 'horror' stories of trying to survive temps in the teens when you're in a home/apartment - is that for real or just the usual media hyped up garbage? I ask, because if this is the life and death crisis described by the media, then Texas residents have fallen on my evolutionary chain of intelligence. Lack of water, yup, that sucks and is a dilemma. But freezing to death in a house at 15 degrees ...... hmmmm......left me shaking my head. Then I realized the source was our over dramaticizing media and I hoped it was just hype.
 
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