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My 1966 Buick Electra 225

1970 Skylark 1987 Grand National 1970 GS 1970 GS455 1970 GSX 1940 Sport Coupe 1950 Roadmaster Riviera 1949 Roadmaster Convertible 1971 GSX 1965 Wildcat 1966 Electra Custom 1933 'Wildcat' Hot Rod Coupe The Great Race 2002 1967 GS400 1959 Electra Hardtop 1960 Electra Convertible 1955 Tourback Sedan 1964 Wildcat 1971 Riviera 1963 Riviera 1956 Special Wagon 1969 Riviera 1938 Model 47 4 Door Sport Sedan - Slant Back 1955 Special 2 Door Hardtop 1966 Riviera 1964 Riviera

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My 1966 Buick Electra - driven every single day - Click here to zoom in.My Buick Electra by the River Torrens in Adelaide, South Australia - Click here to zoom in1966 Buick Electra - front left view - Click here to zoom in1966 Buick Electra - Right hand drive Australian conversion... Mr Buickstreet at the wheel - Click here to zoom in
My 1966 Buick Electra - driven every single day - Click here to zoom in.1966 Buick Electra 225 Click here to zoom in to 1024x768.1966 Buick Electra - Classic 'coke-bottle' rear hip design and a big hole for a window - Click here to zoom in

 

Specifications:

Year: 1966
Make: Buick
Model: Electra 225 - 48439
Body Type: 'Custom' 4 Door Hardtop
Engine: 401 cubic inch (6.6 litre)
Buick Wildcat 445 'Nailhead' V8
Compression Ratio: 10.25:1
Fuel/Gas required Premium Unleaded plus Octane booster
Intake Manifold 1964 Dual Quad 8 barrel Intake
Carburation 2 x 500 CFM Carter AFB's
Ignition: HEI Small body conversion by Dave
Crane PS40 Coil
Spark Plugs: AC 44S .040" gap
Exhaust: Dual 2" with H-Pipe
Straight-through style mufflers
Transmission: Super Turbine TH400 - Switch Pitch
Built by P.A.E. Performance
Torque Converter: PAE3000 Switch Pitch (switch inside)
Hi Stall 3000 rpm/Low-Stall 1100 rpm
Rear Axle: 3.42:1 Positraction (Limited Slip)
Rated Horsepower: 325 horsepower @ 4800rpm
Rated Torque: 445 lb-ft @ 2800rpm
Suspension: NOS Delco "Pleasurisers" all around
Interior: Tilt/Power Steering, 6 Way power seats,
6 Power windows, Air conditioning,
Factory Custom Trim
Length: 18'9" (225") - 5.7m
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

"This is my first and current Buick. I purchased this car in February 2002. The car had been in dry storage for 8 years before I purchased it. When it was first rolled it out of storage I was amazed at how big it was! It just kept rolling and rolling and rolling out of the garage. A 19 foot Buick presented itself for my inspection. The decision was swift and decisive. Yes please! Sold.

With a new 650CCA CAT battery and a splash of fuel the 'ol 401 Nailhead fired up almost immediately. A Pertronic electronic ignition module was installed (which has now been replaced by one of Daves Small body HEI's and now it starts every time and just purrs down the road. Of course when I step on the loud pedal the 401 cubic inch Nailhead performs like the thoroughbred Buick V8 motor that it is.

I would have to say that I probably get as much of a thrill out of it as the original owner did back in 1966. I will be featuring more photos and information on this car as time goes by so - as usual - check back often and keep up to date with my 1966 Buick Electra 225 Custom 4 door hardtop. - Bill"

 





 

 

 

1970 Skylark 1987 Grand National 1970 GS 1970 GS455 1970 GSX 1940 Sport Coupe 1950 Roadmaster Riviera 1949 Roadmaster Convertible 1971 GSX 1965 Wildcat 1966 Electra Custom 1933 'Wildcat' Hot Rod Coupe The Great Race 2002 1967 GS400 1959 Electra Hardtop 1960 Electra Convertible 1955 Tourback Sedan 1964 Wildcat 1971 Riviera 1963 Riviera 1956 Special Wagon 1969 Riviera 1938 Model 47 4 Door Sport Sedan - Slant Back 1955 Special 2 Door Hardtop 1966 Riviera 1964 Riviera

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