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the 215ci v8 is the forefather of the SBB ( Small Block Buick ) engine family. this family includes the 300, 340 and 350ci Buick engines, as well as all of the Buick v6 engines ( 225, 231, 3.8L, 4.1L, 3800, series I and II ).
the Buick v6s were derived by knocking the front two cylinders off of the 300ci v8, so they are a shorter deck height than the Buick 340 and 350 although the 231ci has the same bore diameter as a Buick 350.
less well known ( but we're doing our part to fix that ) is that Buick sold the 215 aluminum tooling and designs to British Leyland back around 1965. Leyland / Land Rover kept the basic v8 engine in production up through 2004, although they converted it to all metric dimensions and called their 215ci a "3.5 Litre". Rover took the displacement up to 4.6L and there other other British manufacturers that licensed the engine and took it out to 5.0 liters. TVR is one of them.
if you're that fixated on the SP, an ST-400 ( mid-60s SP variant of the TH-400 ) will also bolt up to your block. you'll probably have to shorten the driveshaft.
the 200r4 is your go-to choice if you want OD.
Thanks, I was wondering if it was possible to take the switch pitch out of my original transmission, and place it in the new one?
As I understand it, the switch pitch is in the torque convertor and it's activated from inside the housing.
how are you going to actuate it?
Thanksi doubt that the chassis has seen any time on a circle track at all.
I was thinking cam swap could have happened, too.it's probably got a cam swap in it. which is why it sounds so lumpy.
Thanks, again!a properly functioning Quadrajunk will definitely have better part throttle response than that big 2v Holley, because the primaries are smaller. and there's no comparison with WOT, when the secondaries open up. be careful not to overtorque the housing though. they twist easy and then they don't seal up.
Buicks, both big and small block, tend to like a LOT of carb.