TA 0291110 Buildup

Discussion in 'Tomahawk Block Buildups' started by slimfromnz, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. slimfromnz

    slimfromnz Kiwi Abroad

    Hi all,
    I have deleted my previous build thread as things had changed and it got messy:rolleyes:

    555cui TA455 block - 3" main , 54mm cam, etc
    Crower 4.350" stroke crank
    GRP 7" rods
    JE 4.5" pistons 12.9:1 comp
    Solid roller .625"-266', 110' LS cam
    One off, tapered pushrods
    Custom steel pan 3" deeper - factory position oil pump - custom TA pickup
    TA front cover
    Mezeire 55gph water pump
    Stg 2 TE heads - 11/32" 2.260" valve set. PAC roller springs. 1.60:1 roller rockers (I am sure I have posted the flow sheets enough)
    CFE custom sheetmetal tunnelram with polyethylene adaptor/heatsheild (4500 to 4150 style)
    Twin 840cfm E85 Prosystem carburetors - enderle linkage kit
    Custom ICE 7amp 2step ignition system with custom billet large cap distributor
    2" custom 4 into 1 headers
    RobMacc Starter with snout girdle
    Internal balance SFI balancer
    SFI flexplate

    Mike estimates power in the 800-900hp range. The cam is somewhat small, but will give me some driveability on the street.
    I have also ordered a stg 2 TH400 from Jim W complete with a 9.5" 3500rpm stall.

    The best news is;
    tomorrow I will be picking up the shortblock from the shipping yard to see it for the first time :TU::beer

    I will post pics when I get it all unwrapped. The shortblock is complete ready for the heads, tunnelram etc then starting.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2014
  2. Tuna

    Tuna Platinum Level Contributor

    Sounds like Christmas in February! Congrats!
  3. slimfromnz

    slimfromnz Kiwi Abroad

    Before I release the pics, I just want to thank Mike, Sherri and the crew at TA Performance. It was definetly worth the wait.
    Now just have to get the trans, fuel pump, bracketry sorted then I can start it:grin::grin:
    Julian likes this.
  4. offbrand Racing

    offbrand Racing Platinum Level Contributor

    Very nice!!!
  5. kenm455

    kenm455 Gold Level Contributor

    prettier than my wife :grin:
  6. gus455

    gus455 Well-Known Member

    Looks great Royden, Congrats! Im totaly jealous. :)
  7. Tuna

    Tuna Platinum Level Contributor

    Man, that is a thing of beauty!

    BUICKRAT Torque Rules!


    time for a cigarette.
  9. slimfromnz

    slimfromnz Kiwi Abroad

    Thanks guys.
    When I opened it up, I thought to myself, This is what I call PORN!:shock:
    I keep going out to the shed to look at it:TU:
  10. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    WOWWW!! Does THAT look BAD ASS!! What car are you putting that in? :3gears::TU:
  11. slimfromnz

    slimfromnz Kiwi Abroad

    I'm putting it in my 1928 dodge senior hotrod
  12. buicksstage1

    buicksstage1 Well-Known Member

    I am going to go out on a limb here and say that this is the coolest TA/Aluminum block build yet! Holy oil pick up batman, what is it the man with the longest pipe wins :shock:....:laugh:
  13. badbuik

    badbuik Well-Known Member

    That's one sexy piece! Nice to see your project is moving right along. Keep us updated.
    Gary G.
  14. buicksstage1

    buicksstage1 Well-Known Member

    Hows yours coming Gary? Do you have a thread going? Chris
  15. staged2ny

    staged2ny Silver Level contributor

    That thing is beautiful and pricey i bet...
  16. badbuik

    badbuik Well-Known Member

    Hey Chris. I haven't started a "build thread" for mine, yet.... But should very soon, I have a tenative dyno date for Mar. 16th.......
    Gary G.
  17. slimfromnz

    slimfromnz Kiwi Abroad

    Can't wait to hear it and see it on video ;)

    ---------- Post added at 01:12 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:59 PM ----------

    Thanks for that. Hopefully I can back it up and get some power out of it
  18. Gold71GS

    Gold71GS Active Member

  19. bostongsx

    bostongsx Platinum Level Contributor

    Whats that get for fuel mileage....just kidding looks great

    MT BUICKNUT Well-Known Member

    Ok somebody has to ask ,,,,,ball park price
    Thanks Rick

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