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  1. #26
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Hi people!

    I know I tried to do this once before, and I found out it was a momumental task to try to co-ordinate a minimum of ten girdles at one time. Not many people have them lying around, or off of their engines at the same time.
    If the interest is really there again, perhaps I can talk to Mike and let him co-ordinate the process.
    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks, 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... 65 Special motivated by a "Tomahawk".

  2. #27
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    [QUOTE=Steve Reynolds;952282]Hi people!

    I know I tried to do this once before, and I found out it was a momumental task to try to co-ordinate a minimum of ten girdles at one time. Not many people have them lying around, or off of their engines at the same time.
    If the interest is really there again, perhaps I can talk to Mike and let him co-ordinate the process.
    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks, Steve[/QUOTE Steve I spoke w Mike @ T/A he said today to round up @ least 6 gridles & he will it set up . In the next couple of weeks he will have time to run the update o-ring seal program. I am sending mine as soon as is fit this week ! anyone else ready send it NOW !! Thanks, Nick
    1969 gs 400 convt 455 11.42@117mph current12.50
    1969stage 1 convt all #s. 13.88@99
    1969gs/skylark clone 4spd (sold)
    1969skylark racecar stage 4 heads
    1969gs convt 4spd (sold)
    1970 stage 1 all #s 4 spd sherwood green
    1970 stage 1 burgundy mist #s Auto 13.44@101
    1970 stage 1 dipolmat blue #s Auto to 4 spd
    1971 stage 1 cortez gold #s 4spd
    1969 stage 1 with Iron Stage 2 heads 455cid 4:78 & 2x4 holleys, M 22 Vertex-Ronco Magneto, Kenne bell parts 595hp

  3. #28
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    I'm ready, just let me know.
    Paul Wilke DDS

    '70GS 350 ,now an "Amateur" Touring Car, Stage 2 455/2004R ,Baer brakes, FAST EFI, called 3GS, 2016 OUSCI Participant
    '70Skylark Road racer blown up 350 soon to be 528 Stage 2 Tomahawk (Betsy)
    '78F150 XLT 462BBB / Turbo 400 / 9" (Henry)
    '87TR Car Craft RSE winner (Angel)

  4. #29
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Mine is on the shelf waiting. Count me in...

    Michael
    1969 Buick GS Stage 1, 72 455. B&B, P&P heads, KB Headers, Mk118 cam, Edelbrock b4b w/ Q-jet.
    Originally a 4-speed car, has th-400 now, but not for long.

    DONT WORRY, LUNACY RUNS IN THE FAMILY.
    Michael B.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodie View Post
    Mine is on the shelf waiting. Count me in...

    Michael
    If some of you are ready send them, Iam still am working on machining mine . Mike told me he would like to see @ LEAST 6 so if your ready box & send !!! the sooner they get there the quicker they will return !! Thanks Nick
    1969 gs 400 convt 455 11.42@117mph current12.50
    1969stage 1 convt all #s. 13.88@99
    1969gs/skylark clone 4spd (sold)
    1969skylark racecar stage 4 heads
    1969gs convt 4spd (sold)
    1970 stage 1 all #s 4 spd sherwood green
    1970 stage 1 burgundy mist #s Auto 13.44@101
    1970 stage 1 dipolmat blue #s Auto to 4 spd
    1971 stage 1 cortez gold #s 4spd
    1969 stage 1 with Iron Stage 2 heads 455cid 4:78 & 2x4 holleys, M 22 Vertex-Ronco Magneto, Kenne bell parts 595hp

  6. #31
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    I have one that I'll send. Keep me posted.
    Dennis

  7. #32
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Ok, Im not the smartest feller, so let me see if I got this right? My girdle can sit on my shelf or I can send it to TA and it can sit on TA's until they get six on their shelf??? I know Im a real fart smeller... ooopps... smart feller...

    Michael
    1969 Buick GS Stage 1, 72 455. B&B, P&P heads, KB Headers, Mk118 cam, Edelbrock b4b w/ Q-jet.
    Originally a 4-speed car, has th-400 now, but not for long.

    DONT WORRY, LUNACY RUNS IN THE FAMILY.
    Michael B.

  8. #33
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Thanks for getting this going again Nick. Also, it was nice talking to you this evening. I'll be in touch soon!

    I'll be sending my block girdle in IF Mike at AM&P can part with it at the moment. I don't really know where he is in the building process with my new engine. If it's already fit to my block and ready to go, then I'll pass. Mike's on a well deserved vacation at the moment, so I can't get an answer from him until he returns.

    Thanks,
    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... 65 Special motivated by a "Tomahawk".

  9. #34
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Reynolds View Post
    Thanks for getting this going again Nick. Also, it was nice talking to you this evening. I'll be in touch soon!

    I'll be sending my block girdle in IF Mike at AM&P can part with it at the moment. I don't really know where he is in the building process with my new engine. If it's already fit to my block and ready to go, then I'll pass. Mike's on a well deserved vacation at the moment, so I can't get an answer from him until he returns.

    Thanks,
    Steve
    I just set up the 1st block girdle today Monday hopefully will be done with fit & off it will go to T/A for the o-ring mod so Mike said he will get them done as soon he can even if all of them dont show he will do them ! so get it sent if you want it back fast
    1969 gs 400 convt 455 11.42@117mph current12.50
    1969stage 1 convt all #s. 13.88@99
    1969gs/skylark clone 4spd (sold)
    1969skylark racecar stage 4 heads
    1969gs convt 4spd (sold)
    1970 stage 1 all #s 4 spd sherwood green
    1970 stage 1 burgundy mist #s Auto 13.44@101
    1970 stage 1 dipolmat blue #s Auto to 4 spd
    1971 stage 1 cortez gold #s 4spd
    1969 stage 1 with Iron Stage 2 heads 455cid 4:78 & 2x4 holleys, M 22 Vertex-Ronco Magneto, Kenne bell parts 595hp

  10. #35
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Dropped my girdle off at TA this weekend. Mike said he will be doing a run soon, so get them in ASAP. Call TA @ 480-922-6807 and get an RGA (Returns Good Authorization) and send them in.

    Total first class operation. Saw Rods new block, It just didn't look right with 4-bolt main, but was sure sweet...

    Michael
    1969 Buick GS Stage 1, 72 455. B&B, P&P heads, KB Headers, Mk118 cam, Edelbrock b4b w/ Q-jet.
    Originally a 4-speed car, has th-400 now, but not for long.

    DONT WORRY, LUNACY RUNS IN THE FAMILY.
    Michael B.

  11. #36
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Woodie is correct!!!

    Get your Block Girdles in NOW if you intend to have them done!!

    I just spoke with Mike and he's getting ready to do another batch of new girdles and will be able to groove our old ones after that.

    PLEASE.............. CALL MIKE FIRST, and get an RGA BEFORE sending in your girdle!!!

    If you intend to get this done, DON'T procrastinate!!

    The cost should be in the neighborhood of $85. Way less than it would cost me to do it myself !!

    Remember the first step... CALL TA and arrange shipping. This way they can keep track of each girdle and NOT mix them up!!

    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    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... 65 Special motivated by a "Tomahawk".

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

    ttt
    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... 65 Special motivated by a "Tomahawk".

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

    Very narrow window of opportunity here. If you're going to send them in, do it NOW!

    Thanks, 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... 65 Special motivated by a "Tomahawk".

  14. #39
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Mine's heading to TA tomorrow.
    Paul Wilke DDS

    '70GS 350 ,now an "Amateur" Touring Car, Stage 2 455/2004R ,Baer brakes, FAST EFI, called 3GS, 2016 OUSCI Participant
    '70Skylark Road racer blown up 350 soon to be 528 Stage 2 Tomahawk (Betsy)
    '78F150 XLT 462BBB / Turbo 400 / 9" (Henry)
    '87TR Car Craft RSE winner (Angel)

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

    This is your LAST CHANCE to get your block girdle sent in to TA!!!
    He is going to be doing them within a few weeks.

    LAST CHANCE!!


    Get them in now!

    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... 65 Special motivated by a "Tomahawk".

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

    Folks,
    Steve is right; this is the time to do this. We do not run theses parts but every two years or so. We will be finished up in about 3-4 weeks, end of Sept.
    Mike Tomaszewski
    TA Performance Products Inc.
    www.taperformance.com
    480-922-6807

  17. #42
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Call me sad, but funds are tight. What are the ramifications of leaving the parts as-is without machining to use the new o-ring seal? Am I going to leak like a sieve, or will it button up (reasonably) leak-free with some care? I ask because I never heard any horror stories or anything.

    Oh, and my driveway's not exactly an oil virgin...

    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

  18. #43
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    Mike says mine is finished and on it's way.

    There is still a small window of time available to get yours in to TA if you can.

    Call TA and talk to Mike. He can do them this one last time for a reasonable fee.

    Thanks!!
    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... 65 Special motivated by a "Tomahawk".

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

    Got mine back yesterday. I am continually impressed with TA's work.


    Michael
    1969 Buick GS Stage 1, 72 455. B&B, P&P heads, KB Headers, Mk118 cam, Edelbrock b4b w/ Q-jet.
    Originally a 4-speed car, has th-400 now, but not for long.

    DONT WORRY, LUNACY RUNS IN THE FAMILY.
    Michael B.

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

    Dam, I just put a 535 in my GS it has a Poston pan/girdle, its a leaker!!!


    I thought I wouldn’t need a diaper until my 80s

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiedlers70buhog View Post
    Dam, I just put a 535 in my GS it has a Poston pan/girdle, its a leaker!!!


    I thought I wouldn’t need a diaper until my 80s
    I spoke with mike from TA today,he's going to be O ringing my girdle in the next few weeks. Lets see if we can a list started for those who didn't make it last time he did this.

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

    Ttt

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

    I'm in. I'll ask a friend of mine that will most likely get in on it also.
    David Baker



    1970 GS Stage1 4-speed
    One of only 664

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

    ok,thats good the more people we get the lower the cost.Lets keep it going.

  25. #50
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    Default Re: Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

    I am in if this can be accomplished before May 2011.
    George King
    1970 Skylark 464 Stage 2

 

 
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