1970 Buick Wildcat 455 Engine Rebuild

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Tomyv773, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Tomyv773

    Tomyv773 Well-Known Member

    so in saving my money to rebuild the engine on my 70 buick wildcat 455, I would like to give it a little more performance, are there any rebuild kits designed for this engine that beef it up, or am I stuck with going stock (which I don't mind either)
     
  2. john.schaefer77

    john.schaefer77 Well-Known Member

    Get the heads done and put a mild cam in. If you need a complete rebuild you should buy your parts separately. Check TA Performance for stuff like pistons and oil pump. But stuff like gaskets you can get anywhere. Talk with TA Performance for advice on cam.and what parts.
     
  3. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    That is backwards. First you remove the engine and bring it to a machine shop. They disassemble the engine and measure and inspect it for wear. They then tell you what you need to buy. Hopefully you pick a shop familiar with Buick engines and they do the oiling mods.
    http://www.v8buick.com/index.php?threads/400-430-455-block-id-prep-and-oiling-mods.214613/

    While they are doing that, you research on this board and figure out what your expectations are for performance. You inform the machine shop what compression you want, and you choose a matching cam consistent with your expectations.

    If you can afford some aluminum heads, that is the way to big power. Head flow is very important.
     

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