1000 HP NA BBB Ceiling has been Broken Through

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by GSX455, May 13, 2014.

  1. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    Ha!!! I just noticed im a yr late posting,
  2. GSX455

    GSX455 Well-Known Member

    Well Unfortunately I will not be at BG again this year. Damage was more than it appeared.

    Broke the #6 Rod, couple of seconds before I killed the power in the last run. Only parts undamaged were intake, one head casting, and a few lifters, push rods and valves.
  3. sriley531

    sriley531 M.M.O.G.

    Aww crap!!! Sorry to hear that, I was really excited about seeing this car at BG. :(
  4. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Sorry to hear that Wayne! Not cool!!

  5. Todd69GS

    Todd69GS Silver Level contributor

    That sucks Wayne. I was looking forward to seeing the car in BG.
    Well good luck with the repairs.
  6. gus455

    gus455 Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry to hear that Wayne, that has got to be discouraging. Does Chuck have any ideas why # 6 broke? Keep your chin up and Keep pressing forward your an inspiration for a lot of us!
  7. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    You know that has to be one of the most agonizing sounds when your engine goes. Even worse is if its something that you overlooked that you know you should not have. Even Even more worse is if its something that you were gonna change but didn't thinking it wouldn't happen. But now you have a reason to get The TA Tomahawk Block!!! I hope it was not one of those that you blew, Then i might feel like an ass.
  8. BuickGSrules

    BuickGSrules Gold Level Contributor

    Sorry to hear Wayne. Hope you can repair for resonable money. Dont loose the faith!
  9. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    1000 HP normally aspirated? You can count on it being a Tomahawk! Don't know of anyone that ever made that much HP with a stock block.
  10. Bluzilla

    Bluzilla a.k.a. "THE DOCTOR"

    Good thing is that nothing happened to Wayne and the rest of the car is still AWESOME!
    Hang in there "You'll Be Back".

  11. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear.....what rods are they? Wouldn't think you would have used Chinese rods!
  12. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    That's terrible news Wayne.. I was afraid of that when I saw the bent valves and broken plug, but did not want to jinx you.. so I kept my mouth shut.

    5000 or 5300 series GRP rod? Extra small pin? Small big end?

    I would assume it lost number 6 rod bearing, which allowed the piston to contact the valves/chamber, and then knock the pin out of the piston.. which then gets a loose rod swinging around beating everything up, until it breaks.

    Never seen a brand new Alum rod break, although I suppose it is possible.

  13. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Is the block okay? what rods an pistons?
  14. Robsbuick

    Robsbuick Precision Billet Inc.

    I think Scotty G did back in the day
  15. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

  16. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

    Scotty had to be pretty close to1000hp to run 7:68 I believe with race gas. Do the math.
  17. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    If it went that with an automatic you could argue for it being 1000hp but remember that third pedal the car had?

    Someone like Scotty that knows his way around a clutch can make a pretty efficient combo that skews the "math"
  18. stagetwo65

    stagetwo65 Wheelie King

    Yeah, he said at the time that the car made some HP, but it still had to be up around 1000.
  19. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Was that NA, or did he use the bottle to run 7.68? Either way, even if Scotty or others were close, they sure didn't last long at that level!! They were usually lucky to get one full event in without something letting go!

  20. stagetwo65

    stagetwo65 Wheelie King

    No bottle.... and while there were a couple of people who spread that rumor around, Scotty said later on that he regretted not hitting it with the bottle, just to show everybody what it would REALLY do on the juice!

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