Do not attempt any projects that you are not fully qualified to build and use!
Under The Hood At The Buick Shop
Come on into The Buick Shop!
This is an informal area for information relating to restoring Buicks. This 'shop' is open for use by all and includes many features to help your restoration.
Click here for our special racing section!
Brian Martin's Body Shop
- Convertible Top Installation
- Headliner Installation
- Carpet Installation
- On Restoration, with Skip Cain
- Carburetor types and numbers
- Paint Codes
- Engine Identification Identify your Buick engine
- Dynaflow Identification
- Turbo 400 codes
- Help with Canadian Car numbers
- Small Block Casting Numbers
- Big Block Casting Numbers
- Nailhead Casting Numbers
- 425 identification
- Nailhead Part Interchange
- Bulleted List of Option Codes
.....Wes Vann's TECH REFERENCE!....
- Calculate all your powertrain combinations with click in transmission choices, by bob k. mando
- Calculating Carburator CFM
- Here's a bunch of calculators to help you with your decisions...
- Confused about new wheels or tires on your old Buick? Here's some help...
- Is your Buick hard to start after sitting overnight?
- How to time an engine.
- Tune Up Specs for many Buick engines
- Ignition wiring diagrams
- A Handy Horsepower Calculator
- Building an Engine? Here's a great Measurement Chart you'll want to print out (3 pages).
- The Tech Reference Series, by Wes Vann
- Setting Speedometers (chart guide)
- Tips on storing your Classic for the winter.
- Diagnose noisy hydraulic lifters
- Engine torque specs
- Wheel bearing adjustment, front 1963-70
- Big Block Tech Help
- Differences Between 1970-71 And 1972 and Later Type Buick Big Block
- Buick Staging Chart, Or what makes a Stage?
- Head, block, gasket service bulliten
Small Block Tech Help
Straight Eight Tech Help
Will the last one leaving
please turn out the lights!
Boy, does that make
it dark in here!
Buick Build Up Articles
- Walt Murray's '54 blown 322 nailhead
- Going "Posi" in a 10.2
- Going breakerless on bearings, building a better distributor
- Building a set of lower rear trailing arms and adding a sway bar, A-body
- A-body front sway bar
- Building a Better Buick, Part I Performance-Rebuilding a Buick Nailhead By Rod & Custom Staff, Photography: Rod & Custom Staff & Michael Breeding
- Building a Better Buick, Part II Rebuilding a Buick Nailhead By Rod & Custom Staff, Photography: Rod & Custom Staff
- Webmaster's '67 GS400
The Big Purchase
- Advice on Buying a Buick
Buick Related Books and Manuals
These excellent utilities from the Team Chevelle web site will help with your project.
- Visual Basic programs by Jeffery Kennebeck.
New Shop Hints
- When you are doing your wiring, put everything through a relay controlled by a switch at the door. All lights go out, compressor shuts down, the plug your stereo plugs to go dead. It's nice to know you didn't forget to shut of your compressor.
- In case you ever want to paint in your shop, put at least a 12" pipe from the center of your paint area to the outside of your shop where you plan on mounting your exhaust fan. This way instead of drawing the air across you shop or..? you will pull the air down around and under the car. It will make for better flow and a cleaner environment.
- Tired of a wire brush and paint remover? Think about a glass bead blast cabinet for a professional look.