Another Tomahawk Lives

Discussion in 'Tomahawk Block Buildups' started by Robsbuick, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. Robsbuick

    Robsbuick Precision Billet Inc.

    Just about. :blast:
    He prepped the block and I assembled it.
  2. TomGS72

    TomGS72 Silver Level contributor

    How much for a set of those valve covers?
  3. bostongsx

    bostongsx Platinum Level Contributor

    Congrats Rob where are you taking NED or Lebanon
  4. Robsbuick

    Robsbuick Precision Billet Inc.

  5. Robsbuick

    Robsbuick Precision Billet Inc.

    You really don't want to know...........but...........if you are serious PM me.
  6. stg1dom

    stg1dom Well-Known Member

    Awesome Rob! Sounds killer.
  7. Buickwagon

    Buickwagon Wagon's Rule!

    Sounds awesome and looks great as usual, Rob! See you at the track for its first couple of passes. Looking forward to seeing the Somerset consistently back on the track. Heck, that "new" paint job hasn't seen the light of day very much over the last couple of years. That should change this year so leave the weekends open for racing!
  8. Tuna

    Tuna Platinum Level Contributor

    Hey Rob. Did you make it to the track this pas weekend?
  9. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

    Congrats to Rob for his first 8:98 @149 pass with the new powerplant!:beer
  10. Buickwagon

    Buickwagon Wagon's Rule!

    How about ending the day by going to the semi-finals, only to breakout by running a 8.93@150mph on an 8.95 dial-in! I'll let Rob fill in the details but a great day of racing all around.
  11. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

    I see Rob hasn't lost his cutting edge after sitting on the sidelines for a year! Way to go Rob. Now if Scotty could finish Cellguy's motor he could start on Jr's.
  12. Robsbuick

    Robsbuick Precision Billet Inc.

    ok.....this is what I have. After a rough 1st two outings we are on the right track.

    1st the build up:

    540 cid
    Crower forged crank 4 1/4" stroke 2.0" rod journals 3" mains
    Eagle steel rods
    Diamond pistons final CR 14.53:1
    Stock Buick cam tunnel w/ solid flat tappet cam
    Stage 1 TE heads
    T/A 1.65 rockers

    nothing fancy or exotic just a solid combo.

    Now the performance:

    Yesterday were the first full passes with all 3 gears in the trans
    8.98, 8.99, 8.97, 8.93
    I made a total of 6 passes 2 of which I had to dump to get the win light but were in the 8.90 range
    I have to remind you, this motor was not on a dyno, so now the tuning will begin.

    The only thing that is still odd is the oil pressure. I will touch on that in the thread that Slimfromnz started later.

    Thanks to my wife, my dad, Paul (aka buickwagon), Scotty's Racing, Bobb Makley and all the buick community for the support.

    Now let's go racing and have some fun!!!
  13. Robsbuick

    Robsbuick Precision Billet Inc.

  14. bostongsx

    bostongsx Platinum Level Contributor

    Nice work, glad your out there again
  15. Cellguy

    Cellguy 86 Somerset Screamer

    Nice Job brother! Congrats on the numbers. I'm guessing from now on every time you go racing your going to be changing your signature!
  16. nickwhite

    nickwhite Platinum Level Contributor

    The guy in the Mustang got spanked :3gears:

    Very Cool Rob. :TU:

    Which Solid Cam spec are you using? Motor is very healthy. Love the videos.
  17. Dubuick

    Dubuick CMDR Racer

    Nice to here u out again wish I was there
  18. bostongsx

    bostongsx Platinum Level Contributor

    What's up with your car mike
  19. Robsbuick

    Robsbuick Precision Billet Inc.

    What are you talking about?
  20. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Very nice ride there.

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