new block

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by buick535, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. buick535

    buick535 Well-Known Member

    It's official, the new block has been poured.
    As of tuesday morning 11/09/04, a new birth has occured.
    The Buick community has anxiously awaited the arrival of this new baby. Brothers and sisters will follow shortly.

    A new era in Buick performance has Begun. Jim Burek P.A.E ENTERPRISES
  2. gotbuick

    gotbuick What, me worry?

    COOL!!!!!! :Brow:
  3. 10inchbuick

    10inchbuick Midwest Buick Mafia

    I would like to thank Jim B,Dick Bradshaw,and every other person involved in this project this includes the first people to step up and invested in the unknown.There has been lots of skeptics but those who truely believed stood behind this project and made it happen.
    I can't wait for my block

    SO THANKS EVERYBODY :beer :beer
    Kevin Stevens
  4. Buicks4Speed

    Buicks4Speed Advanced Member

    What he said.....

    Yeh, that goes for me too. :beer
  5. MBTex

    MBTex Well-Known Member

    Congratulations on the birth :beer :3gears:
  6. buickdav

    buickdav Kris' other half.

    Great news Jim,

    I know you had alot that believed in you, and alot that didn't. Those 20 on your list that have cash involved have to be happy now. NOT to mention that ''on call'' list you told me about. Maybe I need one, now that I think about what am I, about 30th- 40th now ???? HAHAHA. CONGRATS to You and Dick and everyone else involved.

    PS- of everyone on your list, could you PLEEEEEEEEZ get one to Rick C. so we can get some nitrous info rolling in the Buick world.
  7. Buicks4Speed

    Buicks4Speed Advanced Member

    Nitrous .....

    Don't worry, I won't be the only one with the nitrous FLOWIN'!!! :Brow: :shock: I've got more on order than just a block but not to worry, the old one still has life left in it and a new STICK!
  8. MPRY1

    MPRY1 Gear Banger

  9. 10inchbuick

    10inchbuick Midwest Buick Mafia

    I can't wait to see that bad dog machined and ready to rock.
    Rick ain't the only one that'll spray it till ya kill it.I'm going to do my best.As a matter of fact me and MR.C have been discussing the art of nitrous motors.At this point all I have to say is it's going to be very interesting.
  10. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Wiping away tears of JOY...... :ball:
  11. mltdwn12

    mltdwn12 Platinum Level Contributor

    :) :) Those foundry pictures are too cool. Amazing something that looks that rough will be a nice shiney new block one day!
  12. buick535

    buick535 Well-Known Member

    Kevin, Thanks. You beat me to the post. I wanted to say thanks to the people involved in making this project a reality.
    First and foremost to Dick Bradshaw for having the tenacity to see this thing through, if it had'nt been for him willing to put in the huge amount of time to develop the patterns for this thing and the skill to do it, of course we would'nt be where we are at today. And just so people know what a comittment this was, nobody has stepped up and paid for all his pattern work on this project, we figure it will take 80 to 100 blocks to ever come close to covering these expenses. Hat's off to you Mr Bradshaw.
    Next, my hat is off to the Buick community for backing us up on this ordeal, believe me, I know how hard it is to spend hard earned money on something that does not exist yet, thank you guys very much for stepping up to the plate here. Especially you guys that have deposits in for 2 years, again, if you guys had not stepped up back then, this block would have never come about. There have been alot of bumps along the way, lots of things have gone on behind the scenes that most will probably never know about.
    Basicaly it all comes down to the fact that it took a joint effort to bring this thing all together. I hope you guys and gals know how much I appreciate it, and honestly, I never would have thought that I would have been involved in any way to bring about something this monumental in the Buick world.
    Imagine, a relatively small group of people have brought about something that even Buick motor division decided was not worth while.
    They did not feel there was enough interest to pursue this, I can only imagine what might have been had Buick Motor Division at least given some backing here.
    Thanks. Jim Burek P.A.E. ENTERPRISES
  13. staged2ny

    staged2ny Silver Level contributor

    This is great i cant wait to see some info on the first dyno run . Great job JB. I wish i didnt just build my engine, or i would be in line for one of those blocks myself......... :beer
  14. D-Con

    D-Con Kills Rats and Mice

    woohoo! LOOK at those BIG, THICK, main webs!

    JB, you took alot of abuse for this thing too. Enjoy that sigh of relief as it's finally coming together.
  15. 69GS400s

    69GS400s own amusement ride!

    Congrats Jim.....excellent effort and follow through. I hope to be in a position to purchase one from the second or third "Birthing" sessions later down the road.

    My goal would probably differ slightly than most - BIG inch 87 octane motor .... is 650-700hp possible ??

    Bill Lagna might have the SportWagon from Hell.....I want the SportWagon TowBitch from Hell (that runs Lowww 12's or 11's ??)
  16. Kerry s.

    Kerry s. Is Jesus YOUR Lord?

    WOW!!! (We need a "jumping for joy and doing backflips" smiley to insert here!:) )

    My computer's been down for way over a month now and I'm finally able to log-on to find this...the BEST news I've heard since Sherri from TA called earlier today to tell me that the 2 1/8" Stage1 race headers are now available!:TU:

    Would it be Ok to assume that a possible partial-finished/finished machined block will be in Indy at the PRI Show in a few weeks???:Brow::Do No::Brow::TU:
  17. Dan Healey

    Dan Healey Well-Known Member

    WOW, looks great!

    Gee Jim, you may have to upgrade your dyno for these beasts. :laugh: :TU:
  18. Rick Henderson

    Rick Henderson Well-Known Member

    Excellant Work! I wish Santa would bring one of those over. I wonder what it weighs?
  19. 1970GS455

    1970GS455 Well-Known Member

    I was wondering the same thing. Sure looks like its going to be "beefy" :shock:
  20. alan

    alan High-tech Dinosaur

    Beefy is good! :TU:

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