555cui BBB Race engine, converter, trans

Discussion in 'Parts for sale' started by slimfromnz, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

    Sounds Awesome !Good luck with your project.
     
  2. greatscat

    greatscat Well-Known Member

    24 months?? you need to find another shop, we have girdles installed in less than 60 days and shortblocks assembled in 6-7 months.Even 482 strokers. unless you're getting exotic parts and have to wait on those.
     
  3. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Nope. Nothing fancy, just basic block work. I haven't pushed him because of all the other stuff I haven't had the funds to do the initial plan anyways. But I would like to have the basic clockwork done and when life allows finish things up.
     
  4. greatscat

    greatscat Well-Known Member

    You're only an hour half away, bring it here.
     
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  5. dale buchanan

    dale buchanan Active Member

    gary is right, the shop he uses did my girdle, and full machine work faster than i could save money up, had to use discover card to stay on task, but that was my choice, nice work to, modern machines,very clean place and the shop has several machinist, would do it all again
     
  6. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    I dont want to get the thread off track, I contacted Gary, I've been to that shop he uses last year when I was up.
     
  7. dale buchanan

    dale buchanan Active Member

    your right i didnt mean to go off track of the tread, the car and engine is awesome, good luck on the sale
     
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  8. ss4825

    ss4825 Well-Known Member

    Bump for ya.
     
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  9. gymracer01

    gymracer01 Well-Known Member

    Guess I'm not only one that takes years to get an engine going. I've been fooling with a 470 for years. Been in and out of the car 3 or 4 times. The original block with a girdle has been in the machine shop for 3 or 4 years. Fixed another block, ran some and hurt main. That was last May a year ago. That block and crank set in another machine until Christmas. Took it to yet another shop which got right on it and had it finished in 3 months, but when I went to assemble found a problem that required redoing line bore. Actually got that done in one day. Now waiting on head gaskets. Hope to have back in car before end of season. Had thought of Tomahawk block, but may be too old to race by time I could get it running.
     
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  10. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

    This thread is gotten way off topic!was originally intended to bring to light the T/a tomahawk engines that are listed for sale and those who are selling them not having much interest from people to buy them even at a ridiculously reduced price. I believe this is because in part of lack of innovation and progress in new parts available for the Tomahawk. The Tomahawk block did what it was supposed to do and that was to get rid of all the band-Aids we had to do with the iron block which is what some people are bringing up that has nothing to do with what this thread was about. If guys can’t get blocks done with girdles and such that’s a machine shop issue. When you can’t get a cam for the T/a block for months that’s a problem.
     
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  11. ss4825

    ss4825 Well-Known Member

    The parts availablilty or lack of it that leads to these ridiculously long build times is an issue. It currently has me on the edge of stuffing a BBC in my Somerset. Of course the cost difference is attractive but for me it's not about the Benjamin's as much as time. At 60+ years old I can't wait 2 plus years for a build when I know I can call Reher-Morrison or any of a dozen others and have a 1000+ hp engine in my shop in three days. I remember when Jim made the comment that soon we would have triple nickel crate engines and I so hoped and still hope this day comes. Enough about this let's get this combo back to the top so Royden can get it sold.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2019
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  12. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

    There’s a lot of things on this board and in the Buick community that haven’t come to fruition that have been talked about,too many to list. And if we keep using the excuse that it’s a small market there will be nothing left, look at the Pontiac market they we’re not much bigger than Buick Market, Now they’re doing pretty good because they have multiple choice blocks cylinder head intakes etc.
     
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  13. slimfromnz

    slimfromnz Kiwi Abroad

    I understand the hurt that a lot of you are going thru to get your Tomahawk engines going, makes my deal a lot more attractive but then the money you already have put into your current builds make it not so attractive.
    If I could sell this package I was going to a 440 Mopar based 732cui single 4 barrel 1200hp monster.
    I am more than happy to keep the Buick, the Mopar was a deal that seemed attractive at the time. My wife would like to keep the Buick
    923hp is more than enough for the street and I still want to run a 5.8sec over the 1/8th with the Buick. Prob will keep the Buick
    Cheers
     
  14. ss4825

    ss4825 Well-Known Member

    Bump
     
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