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Our apologies for the crappy photo—the junkyard workers like to rough us up if they see us snapping pictures, so we had to resort to subterfuge to get a shot of this 455 Buick in what looked like the remnants of a '74 Estate. Like all engines of the smog era, the 455 had horsepower ratings hovering around 250 and suffered from dismal compression ratios, but that is easily remedied by a pair of TA Performance heads and a good cam. This would have been a score. We haven't seen a big Buick engine in the yard in a long time.