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ENGINE SPECS

1953 Buick 322 (164 hp) V8 Engine Specs

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model Designation: Super V8 - Series 50

Wheel base: Super V8: 121-1/2 (125-1/2 on model 52)

Valve Location: In head

Bore and Stroke: 4 x 3.2

Piston displacement, Cubic Inches: 322

Compression ratio: Super V8: 8.0

Maximum Brake Horsepower: Super V8: 164 @ 4000 RPM

Maximum Torque Lbs.Ft. @ RPM: Super V8: 286 @ 2200 RPM

Normal Oil Pressure Pounds: 35

TUNE UP SPECIFICATIONS

Spark Plug Make: AC 44-5

Spark Plug Gap, Inch: .032

Firing Order: 12784563 (front to rear: 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: 160 Min.

Voltage & Polarity: 12 volts, negative ground

PISTON AND RING SPECIFICATIONS

Fitting Pistons with Scale: Shim thickness .003
Pounds on Scale: 7 to 13

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

Clearance in Groove: Compression: .002-004; Oil: .0002-.0025

Wristpin Diameter, Inch: .940

VALVE SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Clearance: Intake: 0 Exhaust: 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: Super V8:
Without heater: 16-1/2 quarts (with Dynaflow 18)
With heater: 18; quarts (with Dynaflow 19-1/2)
Roadmaster V8:
Without heater: 18
With heater: 19-1/2

Fuel Tank: 19 gallons

Engine Oil: 6 quarts

Transmission: 2-1/2 w/auto 10 qts.

Rear Axle: 4-1/2 pints

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