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Buick 213 ci V8.....
Posted by mini man on Sunday, October 16, 2016 2:19 PM

Did any kit ever cover this engine,the eng was sold to Rover/BMC in 1963 and went on as a Rover V8 to power many cars,vans etc not to mentionloads of Brit hot rods! Cool

Even a resin conversion would do,thanks in advance.

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Posted by gloozalot on Sunday, October 16, 2016 3:30 PM

Mini, the only Buick/olds family of engines I know of is the 215.5 Cube v8's, I never heard of a 213.  If you could locate a Johan 62 olds F-85 Cutlass kit or parts, that engine might get you started with what you want.  It is somewhat close to that engine family of that time.  

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Posted by djaustinj on Monday, October 17, 2016 10:01 AM

The Opel Gt from AMT/Ertl has a V6 as an optional engine. It is a Buick and should be of this vintage since the kit was originally released in the late '60's. It is a race only engine but may help you as a basis for your project.

 

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Posted by mini man on Monday, October 17, 2016 1:36 PM

Thanks guys,it probably is a 215 as I used a conversion chart.It is 3500cc btw.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

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Posted by marcusadam on Monday, October 17, 2016 2:12 PM

South eastern finecast did a white metal rover v8. Might be worth giving them a ring (no email addresson their website) to see if it's still available. I called then a few years back to get some MGB parts and was very happy with what I got

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Posted by tgabreu on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:27 PM

I don't think that, especially in 1/25 scale, there's any noticeable difference between the 215 and any other Buick nailhead of the era. That engine is in AMT's old 40 Fords, early 60's Buicks, and even one of Revell's newest hot rod kits. Some of the older kits can be had pretty cheap on ebay. This is the one from the 40 Ford:

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Posted by trainwreck on Thursday, October 20, 2016 12:49 PM

The engine you seek was used from '61 -'63 in most of GM's "compact" lineup, looks like you're gonna need deep pockets to buy any kit containing this engine. Trainwreck.

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:06 PM

trainwreck

The engine you seek was used from '61 -'63 in most of GM's "compact" lineup, looks like you're gonna need deep pockets to buy any kit containing this engine. Trainwreck.

 

That's not a worry,love models.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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Posted by johnnyR on Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:36 PM

Yes it was 215 cubic inches of all aluminum V8! Had a 4 barrel version in my 62 Buick Special (my second car) that I got from my Mom.

It IS the same engine that would eventually end up in the Land Rover!

A lot of them also found their way into Austin Healey's!

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Posted by mini man on Friday, October 21, 2016 4:32 PM

johnnyR

Yes it was 215 cubic inches of all aluminum V8! Had a 4 barrel version in my 62 Buick Special (my second car) that I got from my Mom.

It IS the same engine that would eventually end up in the Land Rover!

A lot of them also found their way into Austin Healey's!

 

And then some.Yes

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

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Posted by johnnyR on Friday, October 21, 2016 6:07 PM

I just remembered that back when I had mine , around 1969-1970 I went to a local speed shop and they actually had hedders (Black Jack) in stock for it!Laugh

Was a loud little 4 door Buick with the addition of Thrush mufflers!(round ones)

 

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Posted by trainwreck on Friday, October 21, 2016 9:56 PM

So MM I did a little investigating and came up with only 3 kits with this engine, all are johan #1'61 olds f85 s.w. #2&3 are the'62 f85 cutlass coupe& convert. Hope this helps trainwreck. PS this engine also found it's way into quite a few MG's, just sayin'.

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Posted by Bainford on Monday, October 24, 2016 10:35 AM

trainwreck

So MM I did a little investigating and came up with only 3 kits with this engine, all are johan #1'61 olds f85 s.w. #2&3 are the'62 f85 cutlass coupe& convert.

 

Does anyone have experience with these particular JoHan kits? What is the quality/accuracy of the engines in these kits? Some JoHan kits very nicely done engines.

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Posted by mini man on Monday, October 24, 2016 2:38 PM

Bainford

 

 

 
trainwreck

So MM I did a little investigating and came up with only 3 kits with this engine, all are johan #1'61 olds f85 s.w. #2&3 are the'62 f85 cutlass coupe& convert.

 

 

 

Does anyone have experience with these particular JoHan kits? What is the quality/accuracy of the engines in these kits? Some JoHan kits very nicely done engines.

 

Only got one myself,a pinto funnny car - it seems ok.

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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Posted by trainwreck on Monday, October 24, 2016 6:02 PM

The engine in the '62 is well engraved but very simplified and has a slot through the oil pan & half way up the block(for a plastic axle), I'm pretty sure the 3 kits I mentioned have the same frame and engine. Lots of work just to make it look acceptable.Sorry 'bout the bad news. Trainwreck.

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