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  1. #51
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Took my old motor a part no o ring on the girdle. Anybody know if TA is still doing this?
    Frank (The Somerset Screamer)
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Quote Originally Posted by Cellguy View Post
    Took my old motor a part no o ring on the girdle. Anybody know if TA is still doing this?
    If you read post number 41,that might give you a clue,but if you cal TA that would be a closer ETA of when you can have that done.GL

    Derek
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  3. #53
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    I Bought new o ring kit for mine last year from TA
    Jan

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  4. #54
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Quote Originally Posted by BuickGSrules View Post
    I Bought new o ring kit for mine last year from TA
    Hello Jan,

    what is in the "kit"?

    Thank you.
    George King
    1970 Skylark 464 Stage 2

  5. #55
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Quote Originally Posted by Cellguy View Post
    Took my old motor a part no o ring on the girdle. Anybody know if TA is still doing this?
    I tried a while back to get this going again as I have a girdle with no o ring,T/A needs 6 min. to do this, could only get one other interested, good luck!
    TOM

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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Righter View Post
    I tried a while back to get this going again as I have a girdle with no o ring,T/A needs 6 min. to do this, could only get one other interested, good luck!
    TOM
    Tom,
    I am in to have one done.
    George King
    1970 Skylark 464 Stage 2

  7. #57
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    I'm in for the "O" ring job. I've got a girdle sitting on the bench so no delay from my end...Jim P
    Machinefarmer;
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  8. #58
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    OK, We have finally set up to run block girdles again. Those of you that would like us to update your older girdle to the O-Ring seal need to be boxing those babies up and sending them in.

    On another note, there is a good chance that this will be the last run of block girdles. We are making about 65, these things are slow and time consuming to make. Time will tell. Great part, but the aluminum block is a much greater part.
    Mike Tomaszewski
    TA Performance Products Inc.
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    480-922-6807

  9. #59
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Quote Originally Posted by TA Perf View Post
    Great part, but the aluminum block is a much greater part.


    On so many levels
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  10. #60
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    We are machining block girdles right now. If you would like to your older girdle updated to an o-ring seal you need to get it here ASAP.
    Mike Tomaszewski
    TA Performance Products Inc.
    www.taperformance.com
    480-922-6807

  11. #61
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Quote Originally Posted by TA Perf View Post
    We are machining block girdles right now. If you would like to your older girdle updated to an o-ring seal you need to get it here ASAP.
    So probably too late this time, what is the cost for this update??
    Will you be doing this again?
    ROD.

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  12. #62
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    We did pull the fixture off the machine, but I have one other person sending one in. He said when we can get to it that would be fine. I am going to try and collect a few others to do then set the fixture back up. Best if you part is here than us trying to contact you back when were ready.
    Mike Tomaszewski
    TA Performance Products Inc.
    www.taperformance.com
    480-922-6807

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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Quote Originally Posted by TA Perf View Post
    We did pull the fixture off the machine, but I have one other person sending one in. He said when we can get to it that would be fine. I am going to try and collect a few others to do then set the fixture back up. Best if you part is here than us trying to contact you back when were ready.
    Whats the price for the upgrade?
    ROD.

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  14. #64
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Quote Originally Posted by TA Perf View Post
    On another note, there is a good chance that this will be the last run of block girdles. We are making about 65, these things are slow and time consuming to make. Time will tell. Great part, but the aluminum block is a much greater part.
    Say it isn't so?!

    I can see that point of view, but I would guess there are a lot of people where an aluminum block just isn't in the budget.

    Guess I'll have to get an order in soon for one.
    John "Hutch" Skierka
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    '70 Skylark Resto- Era correct street machine buildup; panel paint and all . . .
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Quote Originally Posted by skierkaj View Post
    Say it isn't so?!

    I can see that point of view, but I would guess there are a lot of people where an aluminum block just isn't in the budget.

    Guess I'll have to get an order in soon for one.
    Agreed. Guess I'll be buying one to put back for a future build.
    Shawn
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  16. #66
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    65 girdles will take a bit if time to sell. We only machined 20 at this point. Needed the machine for other things. The job ran well so if there is still demand I may continue production until I retire.

    The price to upgrade will depend on how many I get to do. I will say between $85 - $100.
    Mike Tomaszewski
    TA Performance Products Inc.
    www.taperformance.com
    480-922-6807

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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Quote Originally Posted by DaWildcat View Post
    I might be interested as well if the possibility arises again and the price is right.

    Devon
    Steve I just ran across this thread, I have one I'd like to get done also. Have a few months but will assemble engine by early fall.

    Jim N.

 

 
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