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  1. #51
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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Quote Originally Posted by TA Perf View Post
    Michael,
    We have those oil pan gaskets in stock. TA1700-455AL. Sorry should have mentioned it. The two extra oil pan bolt holes are used when you modify and use a stock oil pan. This way you only need to modify one side of the pan to get it to fit.
    Found out that you had the oil pan gaskets after I had the material to make them.

    It only took me an hour to make it. It was easier than a stock pan gasket would have been since the rails are stright.

    Feel sorry for who ever takes the pan off the next time, as I gluded both sides of the gasket since I am running a vacume pump.
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Well after chasing some wiring issues then finally finding by by-pass plug for the Hi-fire box it came to life.

    As it turns out over the winter the ignation switch and the box went bad.

    I found it odd that went I was putting the distrubitor back together, it made a spark from the cap to the rotor with the key off.

    After it ran a few minuets I turned the key to shut the engine off and it kept running!

    Had to pull the coil wire off to shut the engine down.

    The engine reves fast and strong on first fire up (short and low reves).




    Mike T. after the back and forth of the cam idea, we made the right choice it idles so far at 16 inches of HG without any tuning.

    It was idleing with high oil pressure (42 pounds) that will I am sure will lower as the engine breaks in.

    Have not even thought of putting it in gear.



    Will report back afer some tuning
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


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  3. #53
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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Very cool and congrats!!!! I look forward to hear more.
    Jim Byers
    65 Skylark

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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Well done Michael. Can't wait to see some vids of it running
    Cheers

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    Royden Hardcastle
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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    couple pictures. A short video can be seen on Facebook (v8buick and torque master- https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/672844276090076/ )since I can not get my U-tube account fiqured out.



    engine in car 2 3-28-14.jpg

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    Last edited by Michael Evans; 03-28-2014 at 05:55 PM.
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


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  6. #56
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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Got to take the car for it's first test drive with the new TA block yesterday.

    First I was amazed that all the belts stayed on a short 6000 RPM blast.

    Feel very confortable now and think it will stay together.

    car picture1 4-3-2014.jpg

    car picture 2 4-3-2014.jpg

    car 4 3-2014.jpg
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

  7. #57
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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    What size rear tires are those?
    1972 Buick GS 464
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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Went a little to big on the tires, but it easier to drive on the street. It will keep up with traffic when driving.

    They are 295/65R-15 on 9.5 wide ultra lite Welds with 5.5 inch off-set.

    Next set will be a size smaller.
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

  9. #59
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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Looks like she means business Mike We'll talk soon
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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Due to some electrical issues, I have to replace the Hy-fire box and distributor module.

    All because the battery switch.

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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    After putting some run time and street miles, I changed the oil.

    It came out looking great.

    Moving from Castrol 10W-30 to Castrol 5W-20 to see if it will lower the start up oil pressure (now 40 pounds at idle)

    I changed the water restrictor from 3/4 to 5/8 and it will get to 160 on the guage now.

    With the 3/4 restrictor it would only get up to 120 in the heat.



    Besides having some guage issues the only problem I have now is that it lays black marks.
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    "Besides having some guage issues the only problem I have now is that it lays black marks."

    Don't you just hate when that happens!!
    Steve, SRE Performance Fabrications Inc. 920-629-6565 evenings/weekends

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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Mike. Sounds like alot of fun. Is that cam hyd roller or solid?
    Jim Byers
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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    I had mike at TA make it a solid grind since it is easier and cleaner to adjust.

    Since there is no way I can adjust the lifters "hot" as the cam card suggest, I have to esimate the growth the block and heads will go though.

    After the engine cools down, I have to remove the Procharger to get the driver's side valve cover off then remove all the spark plugs. It will take me a hour to set the valves as I do it by following the firing order.

    By doing it this way, I know it is done right and complete.
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Evans View Post
    I had mike at TA make it a solid grind since it is easier and cleaner to adjust.

    Since there is no way I can adjust the lifters "hot" as the cam card suggest, I have to esimate the growth the block and heads will go though.

    After the engine cools down, I have to remove the Procharger to get the driver's side valve cover off then remove all the spark plugs. It will take me a hour to set the valves as I do it by following the firing order.

    By doing it this way, I know it is done right and complete.
    Hi Michael,
    About 0.010-0.015" less than is suggested?
    Cheers

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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Quote Originally Posted by slimfromnz View Post
    Hi Michael,
    About 0.010-0.015" less than is suggested?
    Cheers
    Have it estimated at .002 intake and .003 exhaust.
    Michael Evans

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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Had to add to the alternator mount so the belt would not squal louder than the Procharger.

    made alternator mount.jpg

    Not really happy with the way it turn out, but the noise is gone.
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    My oil temperature gauge decided to work Saturday when I went on a long drive and it was staying at 185 degrease and the water temp was at 165.
    I am either going to install a remote oil filter system or a later model filter adapter to be able to fit my System One filter as the 1970 adapter points it at the frame. If it was 1/2 inch shorter, it would fit.




    The good news is the alternator belt does not squall now.
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Any updates?
    Brian Novak
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    The goal is a mid 11 second street car.
    NEW MOTOR IS IN
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    10.7 compression
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    TA SP1 Ported
    1000 cfm AED
    RobbMc pump, 1/2" sender, 1/2" lines
    Scotty Brown solid .596/.591 252/267
    1.65 TA rockers
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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Doing some upgrades.

    Broke the transmission and had to build another. Hope to have the bugs out but can not find out for a few more days until I get the brakes finished that I did a needed upgrade on.

    Before I get it out again, I need to modify the mid-pipe that is between the Procharger and the bonnet. When ever the engine turns over 5500 RPMs, it blows apart.

    Hope to have it all back together by next weekend
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Evans View Post
    Doing some upgrades.

    Broke the transmission and had to build another. Hope to have the bugs out but can not find out for a few more days until I get the brakes finished that I did a needed upgrade on.

    Before I get it out again, I need to modify the mid-pipe that is between the Procharger and the bonnet. When ever the engine turns over 5500 RPMs, it blows apart.

    Hope to have it all back together by next weekend


    Sounds great!
    Brian Novak
    70 Skylark Custom Seamist Green.
    The goal is a mid 11 second street car.
    NEW MOTOR IS IN
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd7NHoL1Apk
    10.7 compression
    68 BIG Port 430 heads Stage 1 valves flow 282 @ .550 66cc.
    TA SP1 Ported
    1000 cfm AED
    RobbMc pump, 1/2" sender, 1/2" lines
    Scotty Brown solid .596/.591 252/267
    1.65 TA rockers
    Mallory ignition
    TA 2" headers 3" TA exhaust with X-Pipe Flowmaster Super 44's
    3800 converter
    4.10 gear

    Owned from 1984-1998
    72 GS 350
    Mid 13's

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    Default Re: 0321110 Tomahawk build

    Are they going to have a dyno challenge at The Nationals this year ?
    Michael Evans

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