Twin turbo 455, FI

Discussion in 'High Tech for Old Iron' started by superbuickguy, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA


    Why don't you just start out with a 400 or 430 block that has a smaller thicker bore already?







    Derek
     
  2. TheSilverBuick

    TheSilverBuick In the Middle of No Where

    He is using a 455 block that has been sleeved down to a 430 for wall thickness, among other reasons.


     
  3. AC

    AC Well-Known Member

    Cool thread!

    Good luck
     
  4. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    455 blocks are a lot more available. Really no other reason then that... I have 4 or 5 455s, zero 430s. In the last 5 years, I've seen 1 430 for sale, I'm certain that had I bought its weight in gold it would have cost less money for the gold (ah the joys of Craigslist).

    In hindsight, I should have used a TA block - but that's hindsight and I'm not starting over (again). Of course, with that said, the why-don't-you-justs just keep rolling. If you get a TA block, then you 'need' a billet crank, then you 'need' the super-duper heads.... then you're bankrupt with an unfinished project that's taken 5 years.
     
  5. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Sorry, that comment was for gear_grinder, I thought he was commenting on what he is planning to do. I already knew you were on your second block and were sticking what you have. Very cool project though thanks for sharing and keep it coming please. :TU:

    Those other cars that were the inspiration for you to tackle this project are sweet looking rides. :Brow: They would probably of inspired me as well if that car was in my possession.





    Derek
     
  6. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    lot of work, lots of years - but I'm giving up watching the Presidential debates, a few millionaires beating up each other for an oblong ball, and Game of Thrones ..... I think it's a good choice :bglasses:
     
  7. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    Time to drag back out the mock-up motor
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    some assembly required
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    someone asked about the flanges. I had lots of these made....
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    I'm still not 100% certain what it's going to look like when done - but I like doing headers, so it's kind of like playing with Legos, if I don't like it I Hulk smash and start over
     
  8. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    so I was between projects tonight so I figured I'd continue planning. I don't think I've gone any further...

    the biggest problem with putting turbos on the car is I'm replacing a long, narrow motor for a short fat one... so where to put them?
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    this has possibilities, but I think I need to move them down.... of course, it's cold and dark outside where the Buick is... so I dunno
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  9. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    Have I mentioned I'm going to make this thing drive with the 'old' motor that's in it? the motor needs bearings, but it ran when parked - so as long as the rings aren't rusted....
     
  10. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Put the turbos so you can get the valvecovers off... I have lots of pics my setup if you need.
     
  11. theone61636

    theone61636 Well-Known Member

    They look awfully high above the engine, will you have enough clearance to close the hood?
     
  12. td99

    td99 Well-Known Member

    I cant tell in the pictures, what turbos are those?

    Cody
     
  13. real82it

    real82it Silver Level contributor

    Going for this finished look?
     

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  14. jay3000

    jay3000 Well-Known Member

    The Aussie Chevelle..
     
  15. theone61636

    theone61636 Well-Known Member

    doooooo ittttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    a reminder of what this is going into
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    cheap chinese ones.... good for fitting, door stops, and shining on shelves. I figured spending 3k for mock up turbos was kind of silly.
     
  17. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    and it's back in the shop

    engine picture.... these are coming inside (including the Fiat)

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    that said, I'm going to make some progress on this even if the 'only' progress is strip and primer...
     
  18. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    so a little bit (but this is serious taking the glass out)
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  19. 84regalturbo

    84regalturbo Member

    How much did the flanges run you
     

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