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    Just took the block out of the crate and started using it as an expensive jig for oil pickup tubes. These pickups are quite difficult to build when compared to a stock Buick pickup. I'll get it..... eventually!

    It may be a year or two before this block goes together...... we'll see.
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    Steve, SRE Performance Fabrications Inc. 920-629-6565 evenings/weekends

    * 70 GSX race car 9.31 @ 143 mph 1.21 60' SOLD
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    New Project... 64 Skylark motivated by a "Tomahawk". Will be known "Alpha Lark".

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    Very cool Steve! Glad to see your back to playing in the shop. Any updated pics of the house/shop?
    Peter Tonder
    1967 GS 400

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    Very nice Steve.
    Is the tube 5/8"?
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
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    Steve,
    Very nice and good luck with your new place! My guess is by winter you will be building that motor.
    Frank (The Somerset Screamer)
    Northeast GS/GN Club
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    Thanks guys! The only way that this motor will be built this winter is if my current
    523 turns to dust! Lol

    The pickup tube is .875 diameter and has a wall thickness of. 065. All of my pickups to date have been made with 3/4" tube so I' m basically starting from scratch.

    I haven't taken the time to take current pictures of my place. I hope to do this soon and I'll post some pics when I do.
    Steve, SRE Performance Fabrications Inc. 920-629-6565 evenings/weekends

    * 70 GSX race car 9.31 @ 143 mph 1.21 60' SOLD
    Super 16 Winner GSCA Nats 2011
    New Project... 64 Skylark motivated by a "Tomahawk". Will be known "Alpha Lark".

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    Default Re: #0331110

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Reynolds View Post
    Thanks guys! The only way that this motor will be built this winter is if my current
    523 turns to dust! Lol

    The pickup tube is .875 diameter and has a wall thickness of. 065. All of my pickups to date have been made with 3/4" tube so I' m basically starting from scratch.

    I haven't taken the time to take current pictures of my place. I hope to do this soon and I'll post some pics when I do.
    Thats a big pickup tube Steve. Are you going to open up the oil gallery in the front of the block to match the tube size?
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimfromnz View Post
    Thats a big pickup tube Steve. Are you going to open up the oil gallery in the front of the block to match the tube size?
    Cheers
    Royden, I'm working with Mike T. to develop this oil pickup for the Tomahawk and 7/8" is what he wants. I don't think it's too large as most oil system experts want larger intake tubes for less restriction. Whatever Mike recommends for modifications to the block is what I would follow, however.... for this engine (mine) I'll be using either my existing Peterson external oil/vacuum pump or I'll switch (if my funds allow) to a dry sump system. Either way my internal oil passage's that connect to the pump will be blocked off. I'm very happy with my Peterson oil system and since I already own it, that's what I'll use.

    Steve
    Steve, SRE Performance Fabrications Inc. 920-629-6565 evenings/weekends

    * 70 GSX race car 9.31 @ 143 mph 1.21 60' SOLD
    Super 16 Winner GSCA Nats 2011
    New Project... 64 Skylark motivated by a "Tomahawk". Will be known "Alpha Lark".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Reynolds View Post
    Royden, I'm working with Mike T. to develop this oil pickup for the Tomahawk and 7/8" is what he wants. I don't think it's too large as most oil system experts want larger intake tubes for less restriction. Whatever Mike recommends for modifications to the block is what I would follow, however.... for this engine (mine) I'll be using either my existing Peterson external oil/vacuum pump or I'll switch (if my funds allow) to a dry sump system. Either way my internal oil passage's that connect to the pump will be blocked off. I'm very happy with my Peterson oil system and since I already own it, that's what I'll use.

    Steve
    Thanks for the reply Steve. Might have to watch this space and stepup to 7/8" in the future. Mike told me it can be opened up if required.
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
    1928 Dodge Brothers Senior 6
    TA555cui BBB #0291110
    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

 

 

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