Attn TA Performance !! And anyone else who wants to see

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by RACEBUICKS, Dec 10, 2002.



    So all the abuse will stop I have helped myself sorta!! Im not a fan of the TA black valve covers I like the polished look so I went to a friend who is just starting out in the engraving business and she wanted to see if she could engrave the KenneBell off and put something more appropriate and since TA built my engine originally :Brow: :Brow:

    Hows this MIKE???

  2. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

    I'd like a set done in maple. Any wood-mechanics out there?
  3. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    That's cool Mike..


    GSXMEN Got Jesus?

    Me Like Mike!! Or should that be...Be Like Mike!!:grin:

    I also prefer the polished the very least, on the fins and sides with an appropriate color in the 'valleys'.

    Seems like a perfect way to 'upgrade' those old K-B valve covers!!:TU: Kind of an 'out with the old, in with the new' statement! (No disrespect meant for K-B - they had done alot for the Buick community in the past...but, that was then...this is Now).
  5. Leviathan

    Leviathan Inmate of the Month

  6. Stg1Regal

    Stg1Regal Yep Traction Issues!:)


    Sharp looking valve covers I loved polished and finned.....similar to what I wish I could have on the Regal 455... cept I'd engrave something like 455 CU. IN. , 7.5 LITER or STG 1 REGAL!!
    ( the T/A PERFORMANCE logo is awesome tho)
    But they don't have the beveled edge for A/C heater box clearance for our Regals. :(
  7. Jim Rodgers

    Jim Rodgers Guest


    What did you ever do with the bad crank journal on the 535? Is it back together, and are you gonna run it soon??


    Should be going to the dyno soon with the whole thing it was turned 10 under looks good at this point only about $1200 so far AND I am now making a 10 qt oil pan so i dont run it out of oil again .........
  9. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Polished valve covers equate to a 9 second pass for sure.

    I've got a set of KB's which we simply milled off the fins and left the "Buick",Definately an improvement.
    Too bad none of the cast V/C's will clear moy rockers now.
  10. BUICK528

    BUICK528 Big Red

    Good deal..

    Mike T. deserves a TON of credit for that engine, and the way it ran in my car. He did a fantastic job for me, and I hope it runs as good as it did before.



    Re: Good deal..

    Yes Mike does get the credit !! AND without his help it would still be on the stand broken!!

    Now as far as Im concerned the way Im traveling with it now it should run better than it did in your car!! I will post the dyno facts about the motor as soon as we get done. Testing and tuning will now begin!!:TU:
  12. Yardley

    Yardley Club Jackass

    So, TA Mike and Dave...

    Any plans to option a polished version of your covers?
  13. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

  14. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Here's the hottest new thing if you want polished.

    I needed them to clear my rocker system.

    Attached Files:

  15. brblx

    brblx clueless

    that is positively evil looking, gary. got a full car shot?
  16. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    my pleasure

    here's one

    Attached Files:

  17. staged67gspwr

    staged67gspwr "The Black Widow"

    Gary,did you get those from SRE Performance Fabrications?they look awesome,what did u pay for them if you done mind me asking?

  18. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Contact Bobb Makley (On this board).
    He can set you up.
    They're from Unique Aluminum Products
  19. GSXMEN

    GSXMEN Got Jesus?

    May as well show another link for some Excellent quality 'modular' 3 pc. valve covers.

    Click here to visit Lane Custom Products.

    I've seen these in person and they are 'top notch' machined pieces of aluminum!!:TU: VERY well built!!

    You can get the top:
    • Machined
    • Powder Coated
    • Polished
    • Chrome Plated
    • Personalized Engraving
    • Custom Graphics
    • or even Clear Lexan - to see that expensive valvetrain!
    Plus, you can get a hidden wire top, among other things!!
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2002
  20. GSXMEN

    GSXMEN Got Jesus?

    Hey Marco, how'd I do?? I FINALLY posted my First picture (not to mention, hyperlinked text and bullets)!!:bglasses:

    You'd think a guy with this many posts would have either figured it out by now or asked someone!! :Dou:

    Thanks for the tips!!!:TU: :TU:

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