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Re: Who knows about this 215 / rear mount LM in the PHX area?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: December 24, 2020 09:17AM

scottymac Wrote:
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> Oldsmobile heads and a factory four barrel intake should be worth something. High mounted expansion tank, so must have had some of the burping problems solved. Decent body, at least compared to my '65 Corsa, which was going to get my 215. Where did you find the ad, Matt, or did someone call you, like they did with Dave?

I recall the block also was different to accommodate the Olds head, extra bolt?

Just me but I think the Oldsmobile heads were better vs. the Buick heads.

Hopefully someone rescues it.



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Re: Who knows about this 215 / rear mount LM in the PHX area?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 24, 2020 09:33AM

Yep - one extra bolt hole. Otherwise the same. My Buick has an Olds block in it currently.

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Re: Who knows about this 215 / rear mount LM in the PHX area?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 24, 2020 09:34AM

posted on FB a few weeks ago.

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Re: Who knows about this 215 / rear mount LM in the PHX area?
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 24, 2020 10:07AM

The Stig wrote: Yep - one extra bolt hole. Otherwise the same. My Buick has an Olds block in it currently."

Craig replies: Mine has the Olds version too. The difference between Olds and Buick is more than just the extra bolt hole for each cylinder.

The Olds has a compact combustion chamber and flat-top pistons just like a Chevy. The Buick has a more or less flat cylinder head with the combustion chamber and compression determined by the shapes on the piston crown. Some say the Olds head and compact combustion chamber are more efficient but it's the Buick design that carried on into the early 2000s as a Rover engine.

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Re: Who knows about this 215 / rear mount LM in the PHX area?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 24, 2020 10:16AM

Yes, I was referring to the block. I have a set of Olds heads I almost used for the wedge shape to keep a good squish. However I kept the Buick heads and high compression pistons when I built this one. I have yet to retrieve Shant's 300 motor I bought that Phil is still storing for me. That is to built the 215 based car.

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Re: Who knows about this 215 / rear mount LM in the PHX area?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 16, 2021 11:15AM

Got a text from the owner... STILL FOR SALE

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Re: Who knows about this 215 / rear mount LM in the PHX area?
Posted by: Jim Stukenborg ()
Date: February 16, 2021 03:36PM

Just the engine to the Corvair transaxle adapter should be of value to someone if they don't want the whole car. Jim

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Re: Who knows about this 215 / rear mount LM in the PHX area?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: February 16, 2021 03:57PM

Matt...you just said to someone here.

"You barely missed that car in Pheonix."

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Re: Who knows about this 215 / rear mount LM in the PHX area?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 16, 2021 04:48PM

Phil Dally Wrote:
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> Matt...you just said to someone here.
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> "You barely missed that car in Pheonix."


That was then... this is now!

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