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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up TA 0291110 Buildup

    Hi all,
    I have deleted my previous build thread as things had changed and it got messy

    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

    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 by slimfromnz; 07-14-2014 at 01:08 PM.

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Sounds like Christmas in February! Congrats!
    Dave

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Before I release the pics, I just want to thank Mike, Sherri and the crew at TA Performance. It was definetly worth the wait.






    Now just have to get the trans, fuel pump, bracketry sorted then I can start it
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Very nice!!!
    Jim Byers
    65 Skylark

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    prettier than my wife
    ken mcdonald
    65 skylark,455,work in progress
    1973 buick century luxus,u code 455
    bpg# 1438

    life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,but rather to skid in sideways,a jug of "crown" in one hand,a case of "24" in the other,body thoroughly used up,totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!

  6. #6
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Looks great Royden, Congrats! Im totaly jealous.
    Drew Edwards
    70 GS

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Man, that is a thing of beauty!

  8. #8
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    WOW.....

    time for a cigarette.
    No, its not a chevy motor

    Steve Mario

    '71 Skylark, street/strip beater w/JW and T/A goodies!

    (JW prepped 462 short block, ported T/A Stage 1 TE heads w/stage 3 valves, 1050 Dominator, Super Scavengers, 3400 stall TH400, runs like a raped ape, and leaves brown skid marks on the passenger seat.)

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Thanks guys.
    When I opened it up, I thought to myself, This is what I call PORN!
    I keep going out to the shed to look at it
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    WOWWW!! Does THAT look BAD ASS!! What car are you putting that in?
    Nick

    '67 GS 400 HT



    My Garage........... http://www.v8buick.com/garage_vehicl...vehicle&id=840

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Quote Originally Posted by Chi-Town67 View Post
    WOWWW!! Does THAT look BAD ASS!! What car are you putting that in?
    I'm putting it in my 1928 dodge senior hotrod
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Quote Originally Posted by slimfromnz View Post
    I'm putting it in my 1928 dodge senior hotrod
    Cheers
    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 ....
    70 stage1 clone 464 iron STG1 heads, 4.11 gears 10 10.17@129.8
    72 GS LS gone BBB going back in! Went 9.93 with BBB power
    GSX clone 462 9.3:1, STG2se 3.73, 11.0s 439.39 RWHP/437.99 TQ
    69 2dr Wildcat red, with white int and a full load.
    Without data, you're just another guy with an opinion.

  13. #13
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    That's one sexy piece! Nice to see your project is moving right along. Keep us updated.
    Gary G.

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Quote Originally Posted by badbuik View Post
    That's one sexy piece! Nice to see your project is moving right along. Keep us updated.
    Gary G.
    Hows yours coming Gary? Do you have a thread going? Chris
    70 stage1 clone 464 iron STG1 heads, 4.11 gears 10 10.17@129.8
    72 GS LS gone BBB going back in! Went 9.93 with BBB power
    GSX clone 462 9.3:1, STG2se 3.73, 11.0s 439.39 RWHP/437.99 TQ
    69 2dr Wildcat red, with white int and a full load.
    Without data, you're just another guy with an opinion.

  15. #15
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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    That thing is beautiful and pricey i bet...
    MIKE

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    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.

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Quote Originally Posted by badbuik View Post
    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.
    Can't wait to hear it and see it on video ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by buicksstage1 View Post
    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 ....
    Thanks for that. Hopefully I can back it up and get some power out of it
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Sweeet!
    71GS 455 AUTO 3.73

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Whats that get for fuel mileage....just kidding looks great
    HERB L.
    BOSTON, MA


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    GNX #132
    1986 WH1
    1984 Grand National
    1974 Apollo GSX
    1971 Stage 1 Auto
    1970 GSX Stage 1 Auto 10-10
    1969 Skylark Convertible
    1965 Riviera Custom
    1965 Riviera GS
    Finishline Built Stage 2 Iron Head Engine

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Ok somebody has to ask ,,,,,ball park price
    Thanks Rick
    Rick Starkey
    1970GS Tube Chassis former Ruffo Car 1.28 60' 1/8 5.98@118mph 1/4 9.52@ 138mph now an alcoholic running a Flying Toilet
    1970 GS350
    BPG #1440
    GSCA #587

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Quote Originally Posted by MT BUICKNUT View Post
    Ok somebody has to ask ,,,,,ball park price
    Thanks Rick
    Umm just under $40k
    I was expecting more. There is $4k in shipping costs alone
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1966 Buick Electra 225 Convertible 401cui
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    You can't put a price on a good time either.


    Nice looking piece ya got there slim.

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    I would like to build something similar to this for a 72 skylark. Only a single 4 barrel and a manual trans.

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    One of the best Buick motors i've ever seen though. Good job my friend

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    You are correct you can't put a price tag on a good time, but the wife sure can. LOL
    Back to an awesome build!!!
    Rick
    Rick Starkey
    1970GS Tube Chassis former Ruffo Car 1.28 60' 1/8 5.98@118mph 1/4 9.52@ 138mph now an alcoholic running a Flying Toilet
    1970 GS350
    BPG #1440
    GSCA #587

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    Default Re: TA 0291110 Buildup

    Think about it this way.... Have you ever seen a Brinks truck follow a hearse? Lol.

 

 
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