Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Buick motor help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Muddytazz, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2002
    Posts:
    20,073
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Salem, Or.
    I'm working on a hunting buddies daughters very first vehicle. It's a 1964 GMC 2wd stepside, but its got a buick motor in it (I haven't determined if its a 350 or 455 or whatever yet). Anyways, the POS PO decided he was going to weld the motor mounts solid and the tranny was welded straight to the crossmember. Well the tranny problem is fixed as the tranny had to be replace. But I still have to figure out what to do with the motor mounts. Do I go with buick or gm motor mounts and just custom make the brackets/towers? Or is there a motor mount out on the market for this. Oh, this gmc originally came with a straight 6.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2005
  2. resurrected_jimmy

    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Posts:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    back home in Houston
    the year of the truck goes beyond my knowledge but there are companies that make chevy to buick motor mounts for dropping those engines into other vehicles. Its a set of plates that bolt to the side of the block
     
  3. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2001
    Posts:
    22,059
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Pleasanton, CA.
    The company you're thinking of is called transdapt. They make engine and tranny swap brackets for almost everything.
     
  4. 3 on the tree

    3 on the tree 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Posts:
    3,970
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    gunnison colorado
    Early Jeep Wagoneers used Buick motors. Might scout some salvage yards for pedestals off one of them, and transplant them.
     

Share This Page