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:

    Ok,
    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.
    Cheers
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2014
  2. Tuna

    Tuna Platinum Level Contributor

    Sounds like Christmas in February! Congrats!
    Dave
     
  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.
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    Now just have to get the trans, fuel pump, bracketry sorted then I can start it:grin::grin:
    Cheers
     
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  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!
     
  8. BUICKRAT

    BUICKRAT Torque Rules!

    WOW.....

    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:
    Cheers
     
  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
    Cheers
     
  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
    Cheers
     
  18. Gold71GS

    Gold71GS Active Member

    Sweeet!:TU:
     
  19. bostongsx

    bostongsx Platinum Level Contributor

    Whats that get for fuel mileage....just kidding looks great
     
  20. MT BUICKNUT

    MT BUICKNUT Well-Known Member

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

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