For Sale: Buick 455 long block

Discussion in 'Parts for sale' started by ShadyLane, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. ShadyLane

    ShadyLane Active Member

    455 long block.

    All the oil mods done (front cover, oil filter adapter, oil feed to mains), dual groove cam bearings, dual roller timing chain, new pushrods, Comp Cams hydraulic.
    .038 over Ross flat top pistons (close to zero deck, so arround 11-1), factory rods with ARP bolts, main studs, head studs, 71 heads, stage 1 valves with mild port work. TA deep pan pick up, I deepened the pan myself, motor was balanced and comes with the factory flex plate it was balanced to.

    History: This motor was built years ago as a spare motor, used for one Buick Nats then it sat in the corner. I bought it and tore it down two years ago, installed new bearings, rings, cam and lifters. The comp cam above was the closest thing to the Window Rattler cam I could find that was in stock at the time. It behaves and sounds like a window rattler (very rough idle).

    The motor was at the track twice. Best ET was 11.53@113.95 in a 3500 lb car, 10" Coan converter, 4.10 gears, 9" slicks, Qjet, shifting at 5500.

    There was one problem that ended day two, twice I broke a stamped steel rocker arm. It turned out I didn't know the heads have TA dual valve springs for a solid cam on them. So the motor will not come with rocker arms because I don't trust them at this point. The inner spring needs removed, or hydraulic springs installed or a mechanical cam installed.

    I'm putting a stock engine in my current project so I no longer have a need for this.

    Motor is pick up only, I'm in Cincinnati, Ohio. PM me any questions or for additional pics, thanks for looking. $1900.

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  2. bostongsx

    bostongsx Platinum Level Contributor

    Who built it?
  3. ShadyLane

    ShadyLane Active Member

    machined local. The guy I bought it from made his own deck plates he'd give to the machine shop to use when doing the bores. No one local had any for a Buick.

    I ran a dial bore gauge through the rods and mains and both were round. Bearing clearance was .0025-.00275 main and .0025 rods.
  4. clu269

    clu269 Well-Known Member

    I am interested. I will PM you tomorrow morning.

  5. 1936fordturbo

    1936fordturbo Well-Known Member

  6. bostongsx

    bostongsx Platinum Level Contributor

    I'm going to pass but thanks
  7. ShadyLane

    ShadyLane Active Member


    11.50 motor for $1900. Just add intake, carb and distributor.
  8. Machinefarmer

    Machinefarmer Platinum Level Contributor

    In Line, but I will want shipping to MN. Wiling to pay for crate and hassel. I'll PM you my email and phone; maybe we can discuss. Thanks, Machinefarmer.
  9. Machinefarmer

    Machinefarmer Platinum Level Contributor

    Sorry, I've got to pass too. Checked into shipping today and crazy expensive. Good value, it should sell. Machinefarmer
  10. Buicksky

    Buicksky Gold Level Contributor

    How many miles or passes on this rebuild?
  11. ronbz455

    ronbz455 Big Butz Racing

    Does the pistons have valve reliefs?
  12. ShadyLane

    ShadyLane Active Member

    No more than 12 passes. I put it in the car just for the 2011 GS Nats, tested at Tristate one weekend before. Took it out after BG.

    ---------- Post added at 05:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:16 PM ----------

    Yes. They were originally cut for a TA308 cam.
  13. stubnosebrock

    stubnosebrock Well-Known Member

    Ill get inline, maybe we can talk about shipping if it gets to me.
  14. Machinefarmer

    Machinefarmer Platinum Level Contributor

    Send me a PM with your phone number. Thx, Jim P
  15. ronbz455

    ronbz455 Big Butz Racing

    What year is the block?
  16. ShadyLane

    ShadyLane Active Member

    Monday bump. How about $2000 with a set of 1-7/8" TA chrome headers. Only about 50 runs on the headers.
  17. ShadyLane

    ShadyLane Active Member

    How about $1800 with headers. I will not have time to deal with shipping right now so I'm back to picked up or meet within a reasonable distance. I will also very likely be in Columbus for the BPG meet.
  18. mbusher83

    mbusher83 Well-Known Member

    Interested will pm
  19. WhiteRiviera

    WhiteRiviera Well-Known Member

    killer deal, unfortunately shipping this engine overseas is too expensive.
  20. Timonator

    Timonator Silver Level contributor

    Next, if it gets to me

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