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Old 06-14-2007, 05:58 AM   #1
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Question what motor has the distributor in the front of the engine

Lastnight my friend told me the 455 never had a distributor on the front of the motor if thats true then what motor had the distributor on the front
 
Old 06-14-2007, 06:05 AM   #2
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Fords.
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:29 AM   #3
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And Buick motors and some Cadillacs.
 
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Buick 455.
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Buick, Trust me
 
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Buicks, Cadillacs, Windsor and Cleveland Ford, BigBlock Mopar and Hemi
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If it's a 455 with the distributer on the front it's a Buick. Nice engine.
 
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Add the AMC V8's to that list.

Agreed, GM 455 narrows it down to Buick.
 
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I hope you bet the dude a case of beer at LEAST....

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the Buick 455 is a popular swap into tight bays because you don't have to contend with the dizzy and the firewall.
 
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If it's a 455 with the distributer on the front it's a Buick. Nice engine.
Yes nice... but with some MAJOR oiling problems stock from the factory...

Of the 3 455 choices from the General this one would be my last...
Olds, Poncho... then the Buford...
 
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and dont forget the totally redesigned nascar chevy engine!!!
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Yes nice... but with some MAJOR oiling problems stock from the factory...

Of the 3 455 choices from the General this one would be my last...
Olds, Poncho... then the Buford...
I'm going to take the opposite stance and say this would be my first.

Buicks have a large bore and relatively short stroke, which reduces piston speed and side loads.Most of the oil system flaws are concentrated in the aluminum front cover, and they have come a long way now.

The Olds has a long stroke and small bore, so it doesn't breathe as well.

The Pontiac has huge main and rod bearings, which generate heat, and the cast iron rods can't take more than about 5300rpm safely.

Let's not just pick on those two....Cadillac also has weak rods that won't live above 5500, and a weak, spring-clip retained valve train that checks out about 5000.

Of course, ANY 450 plus cube engine is worthwhile
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we have an EFI 7.0 (429) Ford in our Jet-a truck.
 
 


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