525 CI shortblock pics

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

  1. opeltwinturbo

    opeltwinturbo Well-Known Member

    JW: Morocco is only two weeks away. How about bringing that beast down for a Buick debut. Then you will be all set for Las Vegas.

    GRNDNL Wannabe

    That would give me a reason to drag my car to Morocco also, I've got a Switch Pitch tranny I need fixed, you could pick it up, sounds like a business trip to me..........How about it Jim?...:Do No:
  3. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Yep, Morroco is in the plans, as long as all goes well this weekend, and I don't anticipate any problems. But this is basically an all new car, from stem to stern, so you racers know how that goes.

    Bring that trans along Keith.. I will let you know if for some reason I won't be there.


    Looks like it will be 2970 with the driver, it has a TH 400 with 2.48 low, and 4.10 rear gears.

    And 727 ft lbs of torque at 5100 rpm.. and has a converter that stalled at 4800 with 650 ft lbs, with this car at 3160 lbs.

    So we will see how it works now, it may drive right thru this converter.

    Won't surprise me, I think this may be the only part George has very little money in... all we did was inspect it, and add 1/4 inch to the snout and mounting pads to make up for the mid plate.

  4. 434 olds

    434 olds Well-Known Member

    Jim, sounds like it should run 9.0`s. Good luck with it. Keep everyone posted on your performance.
  5. SmittyDawg

    SmittyDawg Need another garage....

    Ahhhhhh....the ol' crystal ball says George breaks into the 8's.....!
  6. stagetwo65

    stagetwo65 Wheelie King

    MY crystal ball tells me he breaks into the 8s too!........after some adjustments, some aggravations, and a few (??) trips to the track for testing and tuning. You guys are heading where I've just come from, and it ain't been a bad ride! Best thing you got goin' for you to succeed sooner is the weather. I got ready to fly last Spring, and no sooner did I get 'er ironed out, then summer arrived with a vengeance! Heat, Rain, Heat, Rain...all stinkin' summer long. I'm just a little worried that you guys are gonna run out of Fall weather before you get staightened out. I've heard Winter comes early and often up your way. You KNOW I'm gonna wanna match race that car at the BPG Nats next year, right? JW, I'll think positive thoughts for your success this weekend. Good Luck! :TU:
  7. opeltwinturbo

    opeltwinturbo Well-Known Member

    May drive through the converter..... JW.

    Bring an extra one. If it is wrong we can put it on the rack and swap it out in no time. Better yet, Bucy can swap it out in no time.

    See you Friday night.:laugh: :laugh:

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