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455 buick engine, worth it?

Pablo Riviera 68

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Hello guys!

looking for a 430 or 455 buick engine for my Riviera.

I came across this 455 on Ebay, wondering if i could get your opinion on it.

I did find strange the 1238881 in one of the pictures...i´m guessing it should be 1238861.

Thank you all!
 

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An engine with unknown internal condition. The ad says 73 but the TR code and the carburetor are 71.
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Define "running" - poorly, only on Tuesday, drank more oil then gas, leaves a lot open to the term. Sitting for 4 years, kind of doubtful it was preped for long term storage, looks like a pull and drop. It may just turn into a costly full rebuild and provided the block and heads are in a rebuild condition. Just tossing out another view based on the ad.
 

Pablo Riviera 68

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Yeah, not quite the most helpfull add, a lot of information missing. You are probably right, not the most reliable purcharse.
Maybe wait for a better deal is the right thing to do...
Thank you guys!
 

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Maybe check the other Buick forums in the for sale area as it may a little more in detail on a 455 engine.
 

Pablo Riviera 68

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O.K! thanks for the tip! I´m sure something will come up!

a 430 would be my choice...but been a while since i see one for sale.

Also, as i`ll need it to be shipped abroad...it´s easier to get a long block with as much accesories as posible...kind of reduces the options :confused:.

Thanks again!
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