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    Default TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    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 you’re 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.
    Mike Tomaszewski
    TA Performance Products Inc.
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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    Wow, this is great news! Thank you.

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    EXCELLENT news!
    Tim
    Tim
    72 GS455 4 speed 1 of 84
    TSP built 455. .030 over forged pistons, 9.3-1 cr, TA113 cam, ported 430 heads, TA headers, Performer intake, MSD digital 6 ign. 3.42 gears
    Dyno'd at 455hp, 518lbs torque
    13.01 at 108mph with a 2.28 60'

    Former cars:
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    68 Riviera
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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    Great news!
    71 Skylark 350 - still stock
    Ernie

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    YYYYEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

    Thanks A million....
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    My book called Small Block Buick Performance covering the V6, 215, 300, 340, and Buick 350 engines will be released soon.

    http://www.v8buick.com/forumdisplay....rformance-Book
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    1970 Buick Skylark Turbo 350 street/strip

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

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

    Greg

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    Good news! Time frame?

    Brett

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    Quote Originally Posted by TA Perf View Post
    Remember all your purchases/support is what makes it possible to take on new projects, even if you’re only spending a couple bucks. It helps towards reinvestment in new parts. Without those couple bucks this can't happen.
    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.

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    Great news Mike, thanks for keeping us all posted on the plans.
    Ex-1968 GS350
    Ex-1998 Riviera

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    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 !!!!
    71 Skylark Custom Convt. Sold !!!!

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    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
    Fuel & Brake Systems Engineer
    "I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong." - Feynman
    "Good data is precious. The problem I have is when some damned fool fails to use it properly." - Slingerland

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    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
    Mike aka BiZnO
    72 twinturbo Skylark

    Buick 350 Inspirational members to me..
    TuBBeD for his 551+ N/A build
    BillMah52 First to take a 350 where no man has gone before
    Justa350 First to hang a pair of turbos and cause Kaos
    GSJohnny First to max out the bore at .090 and his .075 and have engines that actually breath well N/A!
    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
    Ken Betts, Hopefully the guy to pull-off 350 AL heads :-D

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

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

    Mart
    Roller cam vid....
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    Another vid, this May.....
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    71 GS 350, 2004r, JW 3,200 stall, TRW Forged .030, Ported T/A intake, 830HP Holley , Hooker supers, 2-1/2" Amer.Thunder thru N25's, 410 posi, F41, Full MSD ign. T/A Roller Cam,1.6 roller rockers, big valves, bronze guides,& fully ported heads. Fun street car. Platnum mist with blk. top and interior. Owned it since '76.

    Marty.

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    time to kill some bbb?
    Mike aka BiZnO
    72 twinturbo Skylark

    Buick 350 Inspirational members to me..
    TuBBeD for his 551+ N/A build
    BillMah52 First to take a 350 where no man has gone before
    Justa350 First to hang a pair of turbos and cause Kaos
    GSJohnny First to max out the bore at .090 and his .075 and have engines that actually breath well N/A!
    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
    Ken Betts, Hopefully the guy to pull-off 350 AL heads :-D

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    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?
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    Jon
    Bon Carbo, Colorado

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    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 !

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

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

    1971 Buick Skylark Custom - 2 Door Hartop

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    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.

    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

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    Quote Originally Posted by SMOKIN_455_SEDA View Post
    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?
    We don't need an aftermarket block thats the best thing about the Buick 350!!!!!!

    Sub 400 pounds with fluid and alum heads/intake!!!!
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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    Quote Originally Posted by sean Buick 76 View Post
    We don't need an aftermarket block thats the best thing about the Buick 350!!!!!!

    Sub 400 pounds with fluid and alum heads/intake!!!!
    Not to mention Bill M. has already taken it over 1000hp!!

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

    Thanks Mike!!
    Scott B.


    72 GS 455 Stage 1, 70 Skylark, 92 Roadmaster

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    in the last year or so i had been out of the buick world cause there were no plans for any buick 350 parts. with this new announcement , i will certainly buy a 350 single plane and maybe heads. i finally have a intake for that 250hp NOS shot!!!!!!
    70 Buick Skylark, Buick 350 all stock except TA intake, 750 holley dp, ta headers, msd ignition,msd distributor,msd blaster 2,msd wires,th 350 2200 stall converter. 12 bolt chevy just acquired!!not install yet.

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    The party is on...

    Interesting how many people are coming out of the woodwork today!


    We knew you were here all allong....
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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    interesting indeed but it's a good thing!
    Mike aka BiZnO
    72 twinturbo Skylark

    Buick 350 Inspirational members to me..
    TuBBeD for his 551+ N/A build
    BillMah52 First to take a 350 where no man has gone before
    Justa350 First to hang a pair of turbos and cause Kaos
    GSJohnny First to max out the bore at .090 and his .075 and have engines that actually breath well N/A!
    Bobb Makley First well known to Stroke a 350
    Ken Betts, Hopefully the guy to pull-off 350 AL heads :-D

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    Hmmmmm, I might just keep the 350 in the car instead of swapping in the 455. Time to start a savings account for the new parts.
    Thanks to Mike and the rest of the gang at TA for not forgeting the SBB.
    Mike Davis

    69 Skylark 350 (SOLD 6/2/09) Yeah, I miss it.
    87 Regal Turbo T (12.67@108 - Stock)
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    95 Riviera - 87 Lesabre T - 87 Lesabre T Type - 87 Regal Limited - 87 & 90 4 dr Lesabre daily drivers
    GSCA #1676 - BPG #2001 - A&P, IA, Private Pilot ASEL

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    Default Re: TA Perf SP-1 & Alum Head for the 350

    A BIG thank you to Mr. T!!!! Thanks for finally coming out of the closet with this. I know this has been in the works for some time now but other projects had to take precedence.
    I'm happy to see so many small block fans finally making themself known and wanting these parts.
    I also would like to thank Jim W. for keeping this board alive and well. Without V8Buick, we would be scattered all over the net and the vendors wouldn't be able to guage interest as they can with this site.
    Here's to both of you!!!

    Now, let's hope for at least the manifold before 2008 race season.....
    Bill

 

 
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