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ENGINE SPECS

1954 Buick 264 (143 hp) V8 Engine Specs

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model Designation: Special V8 - Series 40

Wheel base: Special V8: 122

Valve Location: In head

Bore and Stroke: 3.625 x 3.2

Piston displacement, Cubic Inches: 264

Compression ratio: 7.2

Maximum Brake Horsepower: 143 @ 4200 RPM;

Maximum Torque Lbs.Ft. @ RPM: 228 @ 2400 RPM

Normal Oil Pressure Pounds: 35

TUNE UP SPECIFICATIONS

Spark Plug Make: AC 44-5

Spark Plug Gap, Inch: .032

Firing Order: 12784563 (left bank: 2, 4, 6, 8; right bank: 1, 3, 5, 7)

Ignition Timing: ADV. Timing mark on Flywheel

Engine Idle Speed, RPM: 450

Cylinder Head Torque Lbs.Ft.: 63-73

Compression Pressure & Cranking Speed: 130 Min.

Voltage & Polarity: 12 volts, negative ground

PISTON AND RING SPECIFICATIONS

Fitting Pistons with Scale: Shim thickness: .003

Ring End Gap:
Compression: .010
Oil: .015 (no fitting necessary with Flex-Fit oil rings)

Clearance in Groove: Compression: .002-004; Oil: .0035-.0095

Wristpin Diameter, Inch: .940

VALVE SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Clearance: Series 40: Intake: 0Exhaust: 0

Valve Seat Angle, degrees: 45

Valve Timing: (BTDC = before top dead center; ATDC = after top dead center)
Intake opens: 25 degrees BTDC
Exhaust Closes: 42 ATDC

Valve Spring Pressure Pounds at Inches Length: Inner Spring: 53 @ 1.15; Outer Spring: 85 @ 1.12

Valve Stem Clearance: Intake: .0025;Exhaust: .003

ENGINE BEARING SPECIFICATIONS

Connecting Rod Bearings: Journal Diameter, Inches: 2.249-2.250
Bearing Clearance, Inch: .0002-.0023
Rod End Play, Inch: .006-.011
Rod Bolt Tension: Lbs.Ft.: 45-55

Main Bearings: Journal Diameter, Inches: 2.498-2.499
Bearing clearance: .0005-.0025
Shaft End Play: .004-.008(Thrust on Bearing No. 3)
Main Bolt Tension: Lbs.Ft.: 100-110

CAPACITY DATA

Cooling System: Without heater: 16-1/2 quarts (with Dynaflow 18-1/2)
With heater: 18; quarts (with Dynaflow 20)

Fuel Tank: 19 gallons

Engine Oil: 6 quarts

Transmission: 1-3/4 w/auto 9-1/2 qts.

Rear Axle: 4-1/2 pints

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