As the title says, I am new to Buick engines, so please be gentle.
I have a project vehicle and the 327 SBC that was in it was junk so it came out and I sold it off. I saw an ad for a Nailhead but knew nothing about them, so I did some online research. I am impressed by the reputation that Buick engines enjoy for having more torque than the other brands, so I called the guy. "Sorry, it's sold." Sumb!tch. Went online again, and on a different forum's classified I found a SBB 350 crate engine for sale. I contacted the seller, who tells me this motor was donated to a high school auto shop, but it was never used. It sat for almost 30 years. So I did some soul searching, and decided to go for it, hoping that the fact that it has never run will be a good thing. I'm wondering how far down to take it when I check out the internals. I dont know a lot of engine building, and this will remain fairly stock. Would the carb be OK or will it need a rebuild on general principle?
Thanks for the help.