TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by TA Perf, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. TA Perf

    TA Perf Member

    Just to let you folks know that we are going to design and produce a single plane intake for the 350 based on the 455 SP-1. We have been talking on this for some time. The Cad drawings for the SP-1 455 will be the starting point which can be manipulated. These two intakes size wise are close. The drawings will be modified to accommodate the smaller cubes.
    The 350 head will follow. This will be more involved because I have some ideas and changes I would like to see from the factory head. The odds are high that we will produce a Stage1SE and a Stage2SE series 350 head. This will not happen over night. The pattern shop has been very busy with other commitments. Remember all your purchases/support is what makes it possible to take on new projects, even if youre only spending a couple bucks. It helps towards reinvestment in new parts. Without those couple bucks this can't happen.
    Comments and ideas are all good stuff.
    Everyone at TA Performance thanks all of you.
     
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  2. gospdgo

    gospdgo Eeny, meeny, miney, moe!

    Wow, this is great news! Thank you.
     
  3. Tim

    Tim Silver Level contributor

    EXCELLENT news!
    Tim
     
  4. 71buickskylark

    71buickskylark Buicks kick A$$!!

    Great news! :TU:
     
  5. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    YYYYEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

    Thanks A million....
     
  6. Greg

    Greg Well-Known Member

    YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!!!!

    Greg
     
  7. brett_s

    brett_s Well-Known Member

    Good news! Time frame?

    Brett
     
  8. bobc455

    bobc455 Well-Known Member

    I'd like to reiterate what Mike said here! Frequently we can buy parts from other sources, but if we support the Buick vendors then they can continue to support us. If buying from TA is a reasonable option, do it! Your local parts store will not undertake endevours like custom-engineering 350 heads.

    -Bob C.

    p.s. My motor is still running great, Mike! I'll be ordering a couple of parts soon.
     
  9. David G

    David G de-modded....

    Great news Mike, thanks for keeping us all posted on the plans. :TU:
     
  10. jeff bullock

    jeff bullock Dare to be different !!!

    That's great news Mike !!! I've been very pleased with TA's service and parts in the past and will continue to support you guys and your products.Thanks again Mike !!!!:TU:
     
  11. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

    I cannot say enough positive things about how TA has taken care of me and my customers in the past, this is coming from an old Kenne-Bell customer myself.

    My very first GS blast was in a 1970 350-4 back in 1977 and it left me speechless. That car could burn more rubber than I could afford.

    The small block Buick V8 is about to blossom because of the perseverance of the small block community here and abroad.

    Damn, this will be fun!

    Devon
     
  12. Nothingface5384

    Nothingface5384 Detail To Oil - Car Care

    this is awsome news, even though i just did a mild build...guess i'll be saving for a performance rebuild now haha
    these products, forged pistons, forged connecting rods, and xs procharger :beers2:
     
  13. Mart

    Mart '71 350 GS, almost stock

    Mike:Just what EVERY 350 guy wants to hear! Perfect!, and they will SELL!:beers2: :TU:

    Mart:3gears:
     
  14. Nothingface5384

    Nothingface5384 Detail To Oil - Car Care

    time to kill some bbb? :bla:
     
  15. SMOKIN_455_SEDA

    SMOKIN_455_SEDA Well-Known Member

    wow! with aluminum heads on the 350's, these babies are gonna be light weight!

    When is TA going to make an aluminum 4 bolt main 350block?:Brow:
     
  16. Mike Atwood

    Mike Atwood The Green Machine

    Very cool announcement indeed!! Looking forward to the intake and heads!! Any idea if you will keep the stock rocker set up, or go with the chevy style adjustable set up?

    Thanks Mike !
     
  17. Uncle D

    Uncle D Active Member

    Its time to start saving my lunch money! Thanks TA Performance!

    :beers2:
     
  18. johnnymath360

    johnnymath360 Active Member

    great news! I'd just like to know if any of the dimensions from the 350 stage 1 intake will be used? Mainly for port matching, but gaping/ stud position etc. :pray:

    honestly this is great - I'm setting aside some money for those bad boys, new valves, rockers, etc. and one of those TA performance cams :beers2:
     
  19. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    We don't need an aftermarket block thats the best thing about the Buick 350!!!!!!

    Sub 400 pounds with fluid and alum heads/intake!!!!
     
  20. GSXMEN

    GSXMEN Got Jesus?

    Not to mention Bill M. has already taken it over 1000hp!!:TU:

    Hopefully, reasonably priced rods and lighter weight forged pistons will follow suit as well.:cool:

    Thanks Mike!!:beers2:
     

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