Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by hugger, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Ight so since I'm on the down hill side of a 5yr long Chevelle SS 396 restoration for a friend, I'm going to start piddling on one of the back burner projects.

    Car is a 76 Skyhawk, super solid straight car
    This project will be a swap meet special, lots of used stuff and repurposing.

    Got a low mile 71 350, going to tear down, open top rings up a little. And have a custom ground turbo cam done. Heads will be just freshened up no port work just a nice valve job and some stainless backcut valves.

    Intake will be a sp3,..gotta buy another one since I sold the first I had for no reason,..typical.

    650cfm blow thru carb
    Frozen boost air2water intercooler mounted in pass compartment

    Turbo will be a el-cheapo on3 88mm or similar

    I've never had a dedicated track car, so this is a long time coming just want something I can beat on and go rounds I guess. Still going back and forth if I wanna back half it or just make room for some 275's and call it good. Cage will be a mild steel 10pt simply cause my chassis guy is over a year out and this will be budget minded anyways

    Should make around 500whp with a very conservative tune up.

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    Engine bay is pretty spacious, will dropping the mock up engine in next weekend
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  2. Mart

    Mart '71 350 GS, almost stock

    I'm sure it'll be put to good use.:D
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  3. alec296

    alec296 i need another buick

    Sounds like a fun setup. I would think if your gonna spend the money on stainless valves, just get the TA bigger valves, and cut the larger valve seat , maybe a light blend.
    What kind of rear end will you fit in there?
  4. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Got a big web 9in Torino housing standing in the corner
  5. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Damn that car is clean!!
  6. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

    It was in the cars for sale section for quite a while.
  7. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I got a lot of the parts needed laying around as always time is hard to find, but while I'm saving up for some of the stuff for the twin turbo Tomahawk build, I can get a few things done on this one
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  8. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    These little cars are kinda odd, they can look pretty good from one angle and from other angles ehhhh,...ha but I'm more interested in seeing what I can do with a 350 both boosted and if I hang on to it long enough build a full boogy race SBB. The curb weight is around 2800lb with the V6 and all the stock stuff, hopefully it will stay around that #
  9. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Very cool I have a. Intake that you may want... weighs 12 pounds

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  10. Electra man

    Electra man Older and Slower

    The engine compartment isn't as big as it looks. From 75-80 the Chevy Monza Spyder came with a sbc shoehorned into them with very little room to spare. It was rare for the # 7&8 plugs to ever be replaced on them. Your mockup for a sbb should be interesting especially with turbo plumbing. A gn engine would be a much easier fit.
  11. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    I had a ton of fun with my Skyhawk, should have done the 350 turbo plan I had for it.

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  12. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I've bought and sold truckloads of turbo v6 stuff, not buying anymore,..several guys have done buick 350's in the hawks, I'll be eliminating pretty much whatever gets in my way in the engine compartment as it will be a track car only
  13. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member

    Didn't you have a TA Block build with turbos?
  14. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I Still do and a 70 GSX build, and the chevelle resto , an engine build for my little brother's car and a few other smaller projects. And then the house renovation....but I'm a habitual project starter, ha I waiting on my friend to finish a couple cages then he is going to start on my headers for the Tomahawk car
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  15. patwhac

    patwhac Well-Known Member

    Very cool project! Is this going to be a drag race oriented build or road race? Auto or manual trans?
  16. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Strictly drag action for this one, th350 for now then if I like it well enough it will get a glide
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  17. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Update ?
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  18. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    I like those with big tires on the back!!!
    Takes the ugly out of them
  19. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Sold everything,...house is priority sold the Tomahawk and all that stuff too
  20. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member

    All Buick stuff gone?

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