Level 1A-R and 2A-R Specs and Pricing

Discussion in 'Tri Shield Performance' started by Jim Weise, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise GOT AIR?

    The Level 2A-R (discussed here)
    Complete carb to pan with the following components

    Select 71-76 Iron block
    10/10 ground Nodular Iron 455 crankshaft- offset ground to 3.950
    AutoTec custom Pistons
    Molnar H beam Buick rods
    Plasma moly file fit rings
    SFI Balancer
    SFI Flexplate (flywheel add $200)
    Level 3 ported TA STG 1 or 2 SE heads, complete
    TA valve covers
    TA SP-1 Intake
    TA Roller rockers and complete valvetrain hardware
    Holley 4150 1000 cfm carb
    TA/TSP Roller cam and lifters/roller cam accessories
    231/238 - .574/.578 cam specs
    SRE Aluminum deep sump oil pan
    TA Timing cover
    Short or long replacement water pump
    MSD plug and play Distributor (no box required) and plug wires
    NGK spark plugs

    Dyno tested and ready to run.

    470 ci, pump gas friendly 12" vacuum at 800 rpm


    I am always happy to do a full custom quote for anyone, no charge, no obligation.. Using parts that you already have, that are sutible for this build, brings the cost down, often substatially.

    Thanks for looking


    *updated 11/17
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2017
  2. tommieboy

    tommieboy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing this info on the forum for all to see Jim.


  3. Andrew Bond

    Andrew Bond Member

    well Jim I've got a couple of options #1 I can send you my motor, which has brand new edlebrock race heads on it, and you can do a complete rebuild ,or
    #2 iI can buy a new motor off you, i suppose it all come down to which onr you'll get the most hp out of and ultimatley cost
  4. Andrew Bond

    Andrew Bond Member

    Street drivable but tyre shredder
  5. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    Andrew - Jim's a great guy and builds an even better motor. Im a happy customer going on 12 years now ..

    Give him a ring and discuss what you need. You'll make a new friend and not be disappointed

  6. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    What hp and tq does the level 2ar produce
  7. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise GOT AIR?


    From overseas your best off to just box up the parts you want to use, and buy the crank and block cores from me, and we can put together a motor for you, tough to make the $$ work out for those heavy cores, unless you have an Uncle that owns a shipping company..

    Ben, here's the dyno sheet on this combo. Super streetable, very mild lope, reasonable gas mileage with a
    Q-jet can be had with this build, which is great for a 600 hp combo. Lots of vacuum, Larry can tell you all about it, he's had one in his car for several years now.

    Larry H Level 2AR.JPG
  8. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise GOT AIR?

    Here's the same motor with my Street Strip Port TA Stage 2SE heads, and a Performer and Q-jet!

    dyno sheet Q-jet- Roller rockers.JPG

    This one will retain your factory GS air cleaner for stealth.
  9. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    I asked Jim to build me an engine that would put my full weight GS into the 11's but still be able to drive it anywhere. I have 3.73's out back, and use a Gear Vendors Overdrive to reduce my RPM on the highway. I drove the car from my home in NY to Maryland (350 miles round trip) 4 years in a row and ran nothing but 11's, most mid 11 second passes. It has torque everywhere. I can easily spin the street radials in 2nd gear without even getting into the secondaries of the Quadrajet, just a stab of the pedal does it. It idles at 750 RPM in gear, and runs cool. I have gotten a best of 16 MPG while driving it down to Cecil County Dragway in Maryland. Here is the build thread,

  10. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    Same cam in this Perf/QJ setup as the post #1 specs (231/238)?
  11. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    It's actually smaller than that. Here is the cam card. 230/238 at .050.

  12. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise GOT AIR?


    Not exactly the same, but very close. I played with.the lobe centers a bit on the stage 2 version. Duration was a couple degrees more on the intake, but wider lobe center made it act very much.like Larry's cam.

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