215 C.I. Aluminum V-8

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Re: 215 C.I. Aluminum V-8

Postby bugdewde » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:53 am

Unless you talk to D&D or the other guy in Washington (Baker), you'll probably have to search the eBay or craigslist ads. There aren't many 215s on this site.
I bought most of all mine in various states. Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee and Oklahoma (I like road trips)..... either in a car or by it's self for parts. They are out there, just have to look..... and look often.

Using various searches on eBay like "Buick 215", "Olds 215", "215 V8", "aluminum v8", Buick Special 215, Olds F85 215, 3.5L v8, even Rover V8..... you'll get lots of hits.

Here's one for parts or rebuild: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-1963-OLDSM ... h8&vxp=mtr

Here's one complete: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Olds-215-Engine ... 85&vxp=mtr

Whole car with running 215: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oldsmobile-Othe ... 2086007534

Don't forget to click on "Completed Listings" in the sidebar on the left when you finish your searches above...... the completed listings show the recent auctions that have ended.... green price means the item sold..... red price, item is unsold. Can really find good deals this way.... obviously, the unsold items.... :lol:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MGB-V8-buick-19 ... Zk&vxp=mtr
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Buick-215-Alumi ... B3&vxp=mtr
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-OLDSMOB ... Sp&vxp=mtr

Then......
Use searhtempest http://www.searchtempest.com/ to search ALL the craigslist locations with those same searches as used on eBay above.

Also, you'll need a '61-'63 215-specific bellhousing, as they are NOT Chevy nor Buick,Olds,Pontiac bolt pattern. D&D also has them as well as some conversion bellhousings. http://www.aluminumv8.com/

These guys have lots of parts and Info..... but they're across the pond: http://www.v8engines.com/

Here's a nice link to some parts suppliers: http://www.team.net/TR8/Vendors/USRoverV8list.html

Like I said, they are out there.... but you do have to search a bit more than say a small block chevy or ford.
Dwight

'73 Vega GT Hatchback, mostly stock....
'72 Vega GT Kammback, 215 V8
'73 Vega Wagon - Currently in Limbo....
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Re: 215 C.I. Aluminum V-8

Postby cammerjeff » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:05 am

I have an extra 215 V-8 that would need to be rebuilt, but no T-5. Were are you located?
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77 Astre Formula, some day soon powered by a 215 Buick V-8
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1969 Firebird Sprint 301 ci OHC6, T-5, 4.10 12 bolt posi
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Re: 215 C.I. Aluminum V-8

Postby bugdewde » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:49 am

Image


My 215-powered Kammback in action......doing what they do best, handling, during an autocross.


VIDEO of the autocross run: https://youtu.be/Jl_SCwetGmw
Dwight

'73 Vega GT Hatchback, mostly stock....
'72 Vega GT Kammback, 215 V8
'73 Vega Wagon - Currently in Limbo....
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