What year did Buick put a marine engine in the electra 225

Asked by Aug 20, 2013 at 08:34 AM about the Buick Electra

Question type: General

drove one in FLA back in the 80s always had carb trouble

3 Answers

Buick never put a 'Marine engine' in a car. Now some Buick engines were popular for marine use, the automotive engine was modified and used in boats, but not the other way around. They were very popular in the late 60's and 70's for boats, until the Ford 351Windsor was introduced in 1977. I don't know if it worked for GM engines but one of the most popular inboard boat engines was, and still is, the 351W but for marine application the engine turns the opposite direction, the crankshafts and some other things were modified for boats. The crankshafts are different because of the oil grooves must be "backward" the grooves on the crankshaft ends help push the oil back in to the engine, if a marine crank was put in a car or truck the grooves would actually push the oil out and the main seals leak like a sieve

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

OK,I drove a electra225 when I lived in FLA. It had headers and glass packs, a Rochester 2 bl carb. I was having trouble with. Powered by a big motor, don't remember why I thought it was a inboard prototype. Came with electric windows, bench seats with arm rest. and it was automatic. I am trying to find one, its really was a" land boat "

Yeah in the late 60's and 70's The Buicks had 400+cid engines ..genuine muscle cars when gas was 35ยข and we bitched about that

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Electra

Looking for a Used Electra in your area?

CarGurus has 20 nationwide Electra listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Buick Electra Questions

Buick Electra Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 60
#1 AskTrannyMan
AskTrannyMan
Reputation 60
#3 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 30
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Buick Park Avenue
400 listings starting at $1,500
Used Buick LeSabre
15 Great Deals out of 1,931 listings starting at $1,588
Used Cadillac DeVille
1,725 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
575 Great Deals out of 35,567 listings starting at $899
Used Buick Riviera
119 listings
Used Pontiac Bonneville
3 Great Deals out of 530 listings starting at $1,799
Used Buick Century
848 listings starting at $2,300
Used Buick Regal
160 Great Deals out of 10,550 listings starting at $4,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.