First Test- KBR Super Wildcat Billet heads

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by Jim Weise, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. badbuik

    badbuik Well-Known Member

    I’m doing my best resisting jumping into this thread, I feel it’s starting to get “hi jacked”.... I am the guy who called JW looking for a 54mm cam core....And TA, Crower, Bullet, even Schneider..... I might start a new thread, addressing my problem, and some of the issues mentioned in this thread would be relevant.... I’m trying to go faster, but buying the new heads is not going to get me where I want, for the cost.... I appreciate KB and if I was NOT cash limited, and building a Big Big Block Buick, NA, I’d have them...
    Gary G.
  2. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

    It certainly was not my intent to hijack the thread and after looking back at everything that was said I should’ve chose another place to vent certainly another thread,so I apologize for that. Tom

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Tom if you are having supply issues with any parts for your build contact Ken or myself. KBR was started to provide the needed parts as quickly as possible.
    If he knows there is a need it goes on the list. The more the need the higher on the list it is.
    Have a great weekend
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  4. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

    I did ask Ken what month I would be able to purchase a cam I did not get a response,but maybe he didn’t see it.Also my frustrations were directed more at T/A Performance after all they are the ones that produce the block that supports the 54 mm cam and that they could not tell me how long it would be until there would be anything available. That’s what created a lot of my frustration.I Appreciate your help though. Tom
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  5. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    We are “looking” for the right machine. We will immediately buy it when we find the right one. I can’t imagine someone not have cam cores before we do. Cranks will be the first thing on the agenda.
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  6. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

    Actually Scott Brown help me out and got off the ledge so to speak.Lol!I do wish you all the best Ken and hope you are successful thanks Tom
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  7. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member

    Scott is a great guy! I am glad he helped you out.

    Now to pray for KB to find that machine.
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  8. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

    Yeah Julian thanks for the info on Scott he definitely helped me out and Couldn’t have been nicer!
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  9. staged2ny

    staged2ny Silver Level contributor

    Looking forward to news
  10. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member

  11. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    so have they been tested yet at JW shop.?
  12. Turbobuick

    Turbobuick New Member

    Subscribing, just bumping this for an update and looking for info on a possible future engine platform to replace my lil Buick V6 someday!

    I don't suspect parts availability has gotten any better over the last 2.5 yrs since this thread has been bumped? Are the KBR billet heads available and did he release the cast set? I dont think TA has produced anything new but I found a FB post about a head with a casting Mike was building for his wagon?

    Hope to see some of these combos at the Nats this year. I have to pay more attention to what you V8 guys are up to this is some pretty cool stuff!!
  13. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    I think if you have the coin the kbr billet heads can be purchased
  14. buick bud

    buick bud Well-Known Member

    Nice work Jim, thanks for the pictures Buickbud
  15. Freakazoid

    Freakazoid Gold Level Contributor

    Very nice. Heads are top notch.

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    There are 3 sets of heads being done now. Two are done and a set for a twin turbo is in the machine now. That will be 6 complete sets. 4 sold, 1 test set( available for purchase soon) and the set for the dragster. Lead time is not bad at all. These ate billet as we are still working on a few things for the cast heads.
  17. Daves 71 GS

    Daves 71 GS Well-Known Member

    Spoke with Kenn a few times now about the heads.He knows I'm in for setJust waiting for then to be done.Hopefully one of the sets being done can be mine.
  18. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    will the 350 heads look like too????

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Dave if your last name starts with a C and you are from Virginia I believe this may be good news for you :D
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  20. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut

    You honestly think anyone will make a race 350 head when the street/strip head isn’t selling?

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