Billet Intake

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by Philip66, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

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    I bought this intake from Rob (Robsbuick) and as soon as it got here I just had to polish it and rub on it a little bit!! This thing is absolutely beautiful, like a piece of art!
    Even more so now that I have that "jewelry shine" on it!! Lol
    I included one picture with a gallon of Chick Fil-A iced tea next to it so you can see
    just how tall it is!
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    I plan on putting this on my '87 Regal (Rick Miller). The current intake is a TA SP2 which is
    5 1/2" tall. This one is 10 1/2" tall so I think I'm going to have a little bit of a clearance issue. The current hood is a 4" raised cowl design...
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    So my question is: what do you guys think is the best option for having this thing stick out of my hood? I see a lot of those clear Lexan or plexiglass hood scoops around here and I think that might be a good option, especially if I don't want to cover this piece of art!
    Any thoughts or ideas?
    This is strictly a race car so no rain to worry about, or snow!

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  2. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill Well-Known Member

    NOW you did it! You have to polish the heads and timing cover so everything matches! AND then get a Tomahawk block and polish that to make everything match completely.

    Remember that car "Hemi Under Glass"? You need to do something like that to show case that puppy!

    Just, don't roll it taking Jay Leno for a ride!:rolleyes:
     
  3. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Man is there a lot bolts holding that thing together, didn't know all those were on the bottom..........it almost looks too good to even install.

    How big of motor is in the regal, be interesting to see any et differences between the sp2 and this directly.

    If the motor is big enough be nice to see an SV1 on there.

    I loved the look of the one I had, just didn't have enough motor to run it. It wanted to run from 5000 on, but I can't launch there if I had too, so had to go back to regular 1050.
     

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  4. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    Current motor is a girdled and filled 523 dyno'd at 749HP at 6500 and 693 lb/ft at 4800. Stage 3 Tall Port heads with mild porting, Crower billet crank, Comp Cams .600 intake .627 exhaust, duration 308 intake and 321 exhaust, 109 intake CL and lobe separation is 113 degrees. SP-2 intake.
    In Rob's original post he swapped this on and said that it didn't go any slower but he thought his Quick Fuel 1050 was probably too small. And he didn't spend any time really dialing it in. He was running an SPX
    I'm running a Quick Fuel 1150 now but I bought an SV-1 for it last year. Ben and I carried on conversation about it for a while over the summer. I was chasing other bugs at Norwalk and Cecil and never bolted it on. I was thinking about bolting on this intake and re-using the Quick Fuel for a good comparison, but I will probably just make the swap to the SV-1 at the same time.
     
  5. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Yeah I remember we talked sounds like it will be a better fit to your motor than mine. I did find it odd that the one I had was built for a Chevy motor...468, making 650hp, owner said he shifted it at 6500.......almost the same as my 464, Patrick said it was a real 1180cfm and it was about 100 cfm too much said for my motor. Even after pulling 10 jets front and rear it was still fat......but you could feel it pull on top end.

    I'm sure it's a carb design that will be suited to your motor better. I'll watch this thread and see how it all works out for you........and if it doesn't go faster, it will for sure look faster. I will say if I wouldn't be having to fix a motor that ate itself in 3 passes I would had dropped coin on this..........I'm sure you never will, but keep me mind if you ever decide not to keep it.
     
  6. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    That is pretty crazy because usually a Buick will like more carb than a comparable chebbie.
    [QUOTE="Bens99gtp, post: 2755787, member: I did find it odd that the one I had was built for a Chevy motor...468, making 650hp, owner said he shifted it at 6500.......almost the same as my 464,


    I'll watch this thread and see how it all works out for you........and if it doesn't go faster, it will for sure look faster. I will say if I wouldn't be having to fix a motor that ate itself in 3 passes I would had dropped coin on this..........I'm sure you never will, but keep me mind if you ever decide not to keep it.[/QUOTE]

    Rob actually said the same thing, he was satisfied when this intake wasn't any slower than the SPX because it looked so cool. I asked him how tall it was before I got it then I told him nevermind, it doesn't matter because I would be happy to cut a hole in my hood to have that thing sticking out of it!
     
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  7. BuickGSrules

    BuickGSrules Gold Level Contributor

    Sent you a PM
     
  8. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    I was counting bucks normally wanting more carb........but after talking to more ppl, even taking your motor....your 523 cubes is rinning 1150......doesn't make sense my 464 would need even more.

    We were running a 4150 1000cfm....well it tested 986..... when we swapped heads to te2 with sp2 I assumed I would need more carb........but it seems there is more difference than just 50cfm between a 1000cfm 4150 and a 1050 4500.

    But starting to drift from the post.......this is all about that super sexy block of aluminium.
     
  9. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    No worries Ben, intake or carb, your engine or mine, it's all related!

    I have a 462 with iron head, Stage 1 valves, GSCA Hemi Killer cam, 10.5:1 flat tops, SP-1 intake, MT Super Scavengers, never on a dyno. I ran a Holley HP 950, not a Dominator but a 4150. That motor loves that much carb! Took my full weight 70 GS 455 to 11.90's and it was awesome on the street!
    I always figure that if the factory engineers put 800 cfm Quadrajets on these engines, then they will always take more. Especially with better cam, intake, exhaust, etc!!
    I always wonder why some people will run a smallish 650-750 Holley or Eldebrock carb on a BBB!! Now I know that there are all kinds of formulas and thoughts about exactly how much carb any given engine will need or require, but I will always err on the side of too much rather than not enough carb.
     
  10. TA Perf

    TA Perf Member

    That is very NICE. Boy, I really like that.
     
  11. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Maybe a future producion part?????? Lol
     
  12. Robsbuick

    Robsbuick Precision Billet Inc.

    Hey Mike, I can make one for those new Stage 6 heads;)
     
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  13. Buizila

    Buizila GO BROWNS!!!!!!

    Dat thing's to gorgeous to put under a hood. Dat should be displayed in a man cave
     
  14. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    It's definitely a work of art!!
    That's why I'm thinking of using a clear or smoked Lexan scoop of some kind, it's just too sweet to hide that shine under a bushel, er...um...a hood.


     
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