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    Default 216 Buick in Citation?

    Has anyone tried a small block Chevy (Very Small, a 216 CID Al Buick) in a Citation? What adapters if any necessary to go to a stock 4/5 speed Xaxle?

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    An old Buick engine like that is going to have the BOP bellhousing, while your stock transmission has the GM metric bellhousing, common between the Iron Duke, 2200, Chevy V6s, 305/350, and LS engines. You would need a bellhousing adapter. Not too difficult to get a hold of. Plenty of folks have mated corporate transmissions to the Buick V8 in the past.

    I might question your wanting to use the Buick V8 when other, more plentiful engines have been successfully swapped into X-bodies over the years. Chevy V6, Buick V6, Cadillac 4.9, and so on.
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    Daniel;

    I don't understand putting a Chevy V6 where a Chevy V6 came out? I have heard of 350's fitting in Citations, I think a tiny V8 is the best option. Light, lots of flexibility; I think this with headers and a 5 speed LSD and a very small 4 barrel progressive bore/ vacuum secondary would not only go faster but ride smoother/better mileage.

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