<<<<< Finish Line builds me a 756 hp power plant >>>>>

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by Robsbuick, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    Looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Do you have a shot of the whole car? I love all the detail/art.
     
  2. MT BUICKNUT

    MT BUICKNUT Well-Known Member

    How did you get that kind of compression?
    Thanks Rick
     
  3. DrBuick

    DrBuick Platinum Level Contributor

    Hey Rob,

    Sweet valve covers.

    I'm definetly not being critical with the following questions. I'm just trying to learn from the big boys. Why not use Stage 2 TE heads and pick up some exhaust port flow? And why a flat tappet cam now that TA has roller cams?

    Thanks
     
  4. ronbz455

    ronbz455 Big Butz Racing

    Yes the valve covers are cool but I have always wanted to build a Somerset or 90 Skylark which I used to own. After checking prices on chassis parts I got a 72 to build. I will try to make it to the nats but money will tell. Great car!
     
  5. Robsbuick

    Robsbuick Precision Billet Inc.

    Domed pistons

    ---------- Post added at 02:20 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:15 PM ----------

    I have had my Stage 1 TE heads for a long time and Bobb has worked them a couple times to work with this combo, so there was no need to spend any more $ than necessary.
    As far as the cam goes, We didn't need to put any more stress in the block than necessary.
     
  6. Robsbuick

    Robsbuick Precision Billet Inc.

    car
     

    Attached Files:

  7. offbrand Racing

    offbrand Racing Platinum Level Contributor

    Very cool and congrats on nice numbers. Just love the valve covers!
     
  8. GSXING

    GSXING Well-Known Member

    Super nice build... best of luck !!!!

    Let us know how much a set of those valve covers will be !

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  9. MT BUICKNUT

    MT BUICKNUT Well-Known Member

    What are the piston specs. Wou;d love to have that compression.
    Thanks Rick
     
  10. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    Thanks looks great
    Missile launch 3 2 1 fire
     
  11. philip roitman

    philip roitman Well-Known Member

    SWEET. Can't wait to see it run!
     
  12. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Well, WOW!! Thats the only Summerset I have ever liked looking at. and yes the valve covers are over the top Great looking!
     
  13. Cellguy

    Cellguy 86 Somerset Screamer

    Well Rob any numbers? Did you make it to the track?
     
  14. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    He's here. Just haven't talked to him yet!
     
  15. Cellguy

    Cellguy 86 Somerset Screamer

    Track him down Steve! He's a Wiley one!
     
  16. ronbz455

    ronbz455 Big Butz Racing

    He needs to run that in the Super Gas in the US Nationals so I can go watch him. I live down the road from there.

    ---------- Post added at 08:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:20 PM ----------

    That's my dream to run there with a Buick and Buick powered.
     
  17. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Talked with Rob yesterday. All I'll say is that he is in the same boat as I am... we are both in the trailer and not racing. :af:

    I'll let Rob reply for himself.

    Steve
     
  18. ronbz455

    ronbz455 Big Butz Racing

    We have to stop this not racing our Buicks and just do it!. We need to flood NHRA races with Buicks to show them we mean business! Hey that gives me an ideal for a new thread.
     
  19. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    I meant that we are both "broke" and not able to race. I think mine might be a head gasket or at the worst a cracked block. Won't know for a few days until I have time to tear it down.

    Steve
     
  20. Robsbuick

    Robsbuick Precision Billet Inc.

    Well it was not what I wanted to post, but we had "issues". I ended up pulling the motor at the track after pulling the oil filter and it looked like some one had been mining for gold in the engine. Lots of bearing material. Bobb will be doing an autopsy this week and giving me a full diagnosis later this week.:pray:
     

Share This Page