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Old 10-18-2010, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Buick Tubro V6???

I just acquired a buick tubro V6, what say you about it for a Scout. Thinking about the motor with a 700R4/Dana 300. I have searched around and have not found anything on this combo. Will the motor have enough nut to drag a SOA ScoutII down the road? The Dana 300 has a 4to1 kit so I think it will be good for the limited off road trails it will see. I know these were bad ass in the Grand Nationals, so I am thinking it will be light weight, fuel efficient, and all around sweet for a Scout.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hopefully it is an 86 or 87 intercooled version.....

The 84 85 fuel injected ones are the next best, but do not have quite the giddy-up the intercooler vesions have.

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Old 10-19-2010, 06:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I just acquired a buick tubro V6, what say you about it for a Scout. Thinking about the motor with a 700R4/Dana 300. I have searched around and have not found anything on this combo. Will the motor have enough nut to drag a SOA ScoutII down the road? The Dana 300 has a 4to1 kit so I think it will be good for the limited off road trails it will see. I know these were bad ass in the Grand Nationals, so I am thinking it will be light weight, fuel efficient, and all around sweet for a Scout.
Do it man!! and make sure you dont leave it stock. mod that thing up so it makes your scout spin tires with ease!!!
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That little V-6 should have plenty of poop to move a scout well. May have to gear it low to keep the engine in it's power band though.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I was wondering who cory pawned that off on. I'd put it in a dropped and chopped 800 like Jensers.
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Dad's got a NA 231 Buick in his yota. It moves that thing on 35's around damn well. I've got no doubts that it'd spin the 35's if it had a manual tranny, it already does in the rain with the auto. (granted it has no weight over the rear) It gets up and goes pretty good to 65 with the a 35's and 4.10's, but runs outta RPM. The tranny shift points are way off too, so it shifts to 3rd way before it should.

I'd think it'd be plenty of power in a scout, and IIRC they're fairly easy to mod. Then again, the scout is gonna weigh a bunch more than the single cab yota with a wood flatbed and no body armor/bumpers
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I have owned a grand national. It will have plenty of power esp if was the intercooler version. Pretty easy to beef up but I dont think you will have too. This is gonna be good...
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What's a tubro? Is it a south of the border version? Is that who built it 'tu bro's'? If it was a turbo, that would be cool
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The engine is a carbureted version from '82.
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I had an n/a 3.8 buick motor in a Monte Carlo, it died when the timing set started to come apart, so I would definetly change that out before the motor goes in. (plastic coated teeth on the cam gear)
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What's a tubro? Is it a south of the border version? Is that who built it 'tu bro's'? If it was a turbo, that would be cool
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