New BBB Billet Heads now being machined

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by JESUPERCAT, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Guy Parquette

    Guy Parquette Platinum Level Contributor

    Thank you Jim. This sure will be an interesting build to say the least!

    And thank you Ken and John!

    Post some pics when you get them:kodak:
  2. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    MR. J.W,
    Is that a rack n pinion on that car ? In your post there.
  3. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Yes, this is quite a hotrod..

    64 Skylark w/

    Fabricated 9"Ford, coil overs, complete HP rear suspension including anti-roll bar.
    Tremec 5 speed/scattershield/dual disc clutch
    Complete tall spindle front suspension upgrade with coil overs again..
    Flaming River bolt in rack and pinion conversion kit
    Flaming River Custom steering column and shafts
    Hydroboost for steering and brakes
    Massive 4 wheel disc brakes at all 4 corners
    custom pedal kits, custom seats
    Custom Dash- full compliment of Autometer gauges in custom insert.
    Big sticky 18" rubber at all 4 corners
    March Serpentine system
    Aftermarket AC Kit
    slick bolt in roll bar kit
    Unique side exit exhaust

    car is eat off it clean, top and bottom

    MY part is adding the fuel system (Rick's tanks super cool stainless tank, with built in PWM fuel pump control and ZR-1 fuel pump module.) I also put a fuel pump module access door in the trunk floor.

    And the 560CI SPFI 'hawk... Hyd roller STG 2 Street/Strip motor, with converted Mopar EFI intake(fits under the hood) and direct ignition- Holley stuff.

    Here is another pic or two during and earlier mockup of intake/hood fitting..



    Owner is a board member here, project is rounding the final turn and coming down the home stretch now..

  4. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    NICE!!! I'm excited about starting on my 64!! Mine will have some similar items, but geared more towards street/strip. Looks good!!
  5. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    nice indeed. Nice upgrade from the original aluminum v8! Might twist the windows out of that beast. Was that an original aluminum v8 with the 2 speed and a peanut rearend? Major fab to fit that rear end in there. the drive shaft is probably 4 feet or so.
    I like the wheele skids, that car is small enough to spin around the shop.
    The smallest driveshaft i ever saw was in a ford courier tiny truck. Guy had a 351 cleveland head , C 6 , and a 9 inchrear.
  6. Guy Parquette

    Guy Parquette Platinum Level Contributor

    Did you receive the heads? Any pics?
  7. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Yes, they are here..

    Will be doing some mockup work later today hopefully, trying to get a motor shipped to France today, and I swear with all the paperwork you would think I was sending Nuclear fuel or something.

    I will say this.

    They Don't disappoint in person..

  8. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    When you see them on a motor you will say , you will know you put heads on it. It would be a cool look to see valve cover cutouts in hood with them sticking out. and a nice bulge in the center of hood.
  9. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    They are not quite that thick Anson..

    For reference, they use 7" long valves instead of 5".... so it's not like they are a foot taller..

    we will get a good look at them tomorrow.

  10. ss4825

    ss4825 Well-Known Member

    Just fyi Jim I'm pretty sure on my Somerset that would put the front of my valve covers through the hood.

  11. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Good point, I was considering a standard A body..

  12. gmcgruther

    gmcgruther Well-Known Member

    Mike, any more news on your CANTED VALVED head. I'm interested in this. Post some pictures please. You can pm me if you like.
  13. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    We are starting on the intakes for the billet heads this week. Important pieces for the dyno, the plans have been done for a while but the head prep for water and rockers set us back a couple weeks even though it was preplanned. We do have the rockers with steel exhaust and should have a complete set of all aluminum within a couple weeks. That will save those who do not need steel a thousand bucks! Thanks to Doug Jones, Wayne Jesel and the whole Jesel staff. These guys are amazing. I have had many suppliers and shops push us to the front of the line, they want to see what the Buicks can do! ken

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

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  15. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    The last update here was in April, anything new on the billet heads?
    Did they make it onto the Supercat? Did you you get some runs?
    I was very impressed by these heads and was curious what was happening!

    Philip T.
  16. Guy Parquette

    Guy Parquette Platinum Level Contributor

    They are coming along!

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    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

  18. Guy Parquette

    Guy Parquette Platinum Level Contributor

  19. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    I guess I need to pay better attention, I never even saw the "Look Ma it fits," post!!
  20. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

    Guy, do you have a thread started on the rest of that car?

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