Wanted. Running 455

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by DMoore, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. DMoore

    DMoore Well-Known Member

    I have a friend looking for a running 455, what he is looking for is something a little better than stock. Wanting to put this in his 70 skylark and make it a good bracket car.
    He is open to what can be done to it, but will need to be as complete as can be.
    He is looking to get his skylark to run in the low 12's to high 11's. It is running that currently but with a small block chevy. He really wants to be buick powered again.
    Let me know what you have with a price.

    Preferably closer to the Ohio area is possible but will look at all options.

  2. greatscat

    greatscat Well-Known Member

    Hey Denny, whats his timetable, whats his budget,does it need to be streetable, including headers, carb,distributor?compression? gary
  3. DMoore

    DMoore Well-Known Member


    Timetable isnt really a big deal, but he is looking for one that is running so they can just put it in and go. Never really told me what the budget was, im sure it is not very big since he is only wanting the car to run what it does now with the chevy motor in it. This is a race car only, no street driving in it.
    Basically if he had something like what we used to run in Renee's 70 that would be perfect, that was a stock 70 bottom end with some head work done to it, a good carb and headers.
    Hope that helps a little
  4. greatscat

    greatscat Well-Known Member

    I don't have one currently running but I have all the parts to do so, needs to be machined though. Be hard to get it in a car before end of season.
  5. 455 Powered

    455 Powered Well-Known Member

    I got one in Illinois. Less than 1000 miles. 10/10 on crank. Mains were line honed. Reconditioned rods with ARP fasteners. Forged pistons TRW 2353. Zero deck block. 6 qt TA oil pan with baffles installed by Steve Reynolds. Front cover rebuilt by AMP with new pump. TA C113 cam/lifters. Ported/unshrouded large valve heads with new TA Stage 1 springs. Heads flow 236/198 @ .550. ARP head studs. 10:1 compression. 67-69 rocker arms and TA adjustable pushrods. SP-1 intake cut to fit zero deck block. Asking $3750 obo
  6. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    What sort of performance have you gotten out of it?
  7. 455 Powered

    455 Powered Well-Known Member

    Never took it to the strip

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