525 CI shortblock pics

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by Jim Weise, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. td99

    td99 Well-Known Member

    i think its only a matter of time and $ :laugh: With the right car i think some 6 sec time slips wouldn't be so far off
  2. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP


    For those of you interested...

    We dynoed this motor this morning..

    804 HP @ 6200 Rpm

    727 TQ @ 5100 Rpm

    Torque average.. from 4500 to 6300 rpm

    704.6 ... :eek2:

    .... thru the mufflers...

    That"ll work... :Brow:

    Now I can put it in that Tube frame wonder and go racing..

  3. Staged70Lark

    Staged70Lark Well-Known Member


    Those are some nice HP and TQ numbers and should but that Buick firmly into the 8s!!!!!

    We recently found a cracked #5 cylinder in our engine and may be building a new one. Hopefully we can come up with some HP to put ours in the 8s.

    Good Job!!
  4. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Thanks John..

    It was a long road, but we are very happy with the results of all this work..

    Very happy with how it finally wrung out, but it was a long road. The addition of a custom built tube car aluminum oil pan from SRE fabrication helped, as well as the latest roller lifters from TA.

    I would be remiss not to thank those who lent tech support, or at least a ear to bounce ideas off of, during this project.

    They are:

    Mike Tomaszewski
    Scotty Gudagano
    Steve Renyolds (SRE FAB)
    Doug Hecker

  5. SmittyDawg

    SmittyDawg Need another garage....

    WOO-HOO!!!:TU: :bglasses: :beer
  6. grant455gs

    grant455gs Well-Known Member

    Hot Damn!!

    If I fly over, can I take it for a test drive?:Brow:
  7. stagetwo65

    stagetwo65 Wheelie King

    WAY TO GO JIM!! That beast oughtta FLY! :TU:
  8. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Thanks Doug..

    She is getting ready to go..!

    Attached Files:

  9. Smartin

    Smartin Guest

    Wow! The car's coming together nicely:TU: Anxious??:Brow: :Brow:
  10. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP


    I like to work on Sunday nights.. on Holiday weekends..


    Yes, very anxious.. I don't see much keeping us from the track next weekend.

    Been working on this one for quite some time now, between other projects, and "it's time has come".
  11. 68 LeSabre 4dr

    68 LeSabre 4dr Well-Known Member

    It looks Awesome ! It's saying " Race me !" Great job ! :TU:

    Looking forward to hearing the times on this one !:laugh: :laugh: :beer

    P/S - What would ya guy's do with a day off anyway's ?:Do No: :laugh::eek2:
  12. dryskip

    dryskip Mid-life Crisis Victim

    Don't suppose there is any chance you will bring that to Vegas in October?:ball:
  13. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    That would be up to it's owner Skip, but I will mention it to him.

  14. BillMah52

    BillMah52 Well-Known Member

    So who is going to be the first to take her down the 1/4?
    Are you gonna restripe the new parking lot first to test the bite?
  15. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP


    George is the owner/driver, although me driving has been discussed in the past.. but I have to get a NHRA lisc before that will happen (we are pretty sure it will go faster than 9.99.. :Brow:

    No, there will be no parking lot burnouts.. I did that once in one of our cars, and ripped a $250 slick... we will be working hard to get this thing to the track this coming Thursday night. With having to re-hang the front one piece steel clip, and re-do the hood, it will be all we can do to get it there. Plenty of late nights and early mornings this week.

    yes... I am working today..

  16. BillMah52

    BillMah52 Well-Known Member

    How bout a guess?
    8.93 @ 151.16 right out of the wrapper.
    Now THAT would make the "65 guy's" roids tingle!!!
    I envy George. After spending the day at E-town with Rick, John & Jr., Doug, John S., Alan W., Jeff Yardley, Bill Lagna, and a whole slew of other folks from the club and the other club(good chapter)
    Boy do I miss it. I stopped racing when my daughter was born in '84. Much has changed in 19 years.
    You may be building one for me just like it. But I won't need mine till next season. Take a day off.
    Now where did I hide that extra 100K I had layin' around?
  17. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Ah.. they ain't that expensive..

    You migh have enough left over to pick up a decent GS street driver from that 100K..

    George's car is about 75K lock, stock and barrel. But you better figure a year to build it, and right now, we couldn't even start one till late this winter. Up to our eyeballs in work right now.. but schedules do change, and not everything that is scheduled for the shop this winter is a "done deal".

    Not cheap.. but the old saying goes.. Speed costs, how fast do you want to go?

    I won't even guess at ET's.. The computer says 8.60's at 153.. but I don't race computers, dyno's or wishes..

    Lots of things have to happen right (including the weather, and track) for a nearly 3000 lbs brick nosed GS to do that.

    We will find out this weekend... and I am sure later on this thing will get a glass front end and doors, and the correct forward facing hood scoop, which should help it's times. But we kinda blew the budget (and then some) rebuilding this entire car.. and upping to a 525.. that was never in the original plans for this thing.

  18. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Thanks Bruce..

    Day off???

    What's that?

  19. BillMah52

    BillMah52 Well-Known Member

    Oh I know all too well!!
    In 30 something years I can count on one hand how many jobs I did according to original detail. Those were probably the ONLY ones that were within budget.
    So lets see. 55k for a complete tubbed 10 sec. race car.
    Add 10k per second for shaved ET.
    NEW alum. T/E heads, alum. block plus a spare.
    100K!!! No Problem!!!
  20. 434 olds

    434 olds Well-Known Member

    Jim, good luck at the track. BTW, what does the car weigh with the driver in it, what trans are you using and whats the gear ratio of the rear end.

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