View Full Version : Help me ID this engine, please
05-02-2010, 07:27 PM
Hi guys, I am new to the site but I have owned many Buicks over the years. (I posted this in the general forum and then found this forum that looks more appropriate). I just pulled the engine out of a '69 LeSabre parts car, and it is going into my '69 LeSabre 'vert. I know it is a 350, but funny things can happen in 40 years, so this may not be the original engine to the car. The engine ID # on the top rear of the block is 382201-L. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
05-03-2010, 08:47 PM
if your looking for originality number, cant help. if it oils thru the rockers/head instead of the pushrods, probably 68-9. newer ones oil thru pushrods. the newer the block the better it is for performance. built right, you can push them to 7500rpm w/o big $$$
05-04-2010, 09:37 PM
Thanks for the info. My Big B isn't really a 7500 rpm kinda ride; it's either low and slow around town or flaps down and flying low on the interstate. That said, I've got a smog-era 350 stuck under the bench that I may find a home for one of these days. Good to know it's got some potential.
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