NOW Taking Deposits on Stock Configured V8 Aluminum Blocks

Discussion in 'Products and Services' started by Buick Power, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Buick Power

    Buick Power Well-Known Member

    If you are interested in one of the Tomahawk V8 blocks configured with OE Buick Main Journals and Buick Cam Journal size and location please call TA Performance ASAP as we are putting together a Purchase Order for them. Call TA with any questions and to put a deposit towards one.

    Thank You,
    TA Performance
  2. ss4825

    ss4825 Well-Known Member

    Just talked with Mike and he is wanting to get the purchase order placed before the end of the year. So now is the time to belly up to the bar if you want a stock replacement for your tired old iron block.
  3. Briz

    Briz Founders Club Member

    How much are we talking about? $'s Down and Total investment?
  4. Buick Power

    Buick Power Well-Known Member

    The deposit is $1000, ETA is Apr/May time frame. Total cost of the block is $5900.
  5. Rob Ross

    Rob Ross Well-Known Member

    Plus finish machining?
  6. Briz

    Briz Founders Club Member

    How long after the blocks are delivered do we have to come up with the rest of the cash?
  7. alan

    alan High-tech Dinosaur

    This may not be the place to ask, but are stock sized mains OK for over 1000hp turbocharged engine, or would the reduced diameter mains be better? :confused:

    For the money, I'd like to get it right the first time!
  8. ss4825

    ss4825 Well-Known Member

    Alan, I have a 3" main, 54 mm cam bearing version of the Tomahawk block and I also reserved a stock version. The reason for the stock version is because I already have a standard main forged crank and stroker setup with a roller cam setup. We are building the 3" main version to be 535 ci, EFI, and turbo charged for the Somerset. One thing to keep in mind is that when you go to the 3" main version you will also need a new forged crank and a roller cam blank. These will add to your initial investment of the modified blocks. I would say that any of the 3 versions of the block will go 1000+ hp but you may want to keep in mind what performance part you already have on hand. Hope this helps.
  9. alan

    alan High-tech Dinosaur

    Thanks for the info! Either way I go, I'll be starting from scratch to build a long block.
  10. Briz

    Briz Founders Club Member

    Looks like this will have to wait until the next go around or I find one second hand.
  11. ss4825

    ss4825 Well-Known Member

    In that case go with the 3" main block.
  12. TA Perf

    TA Perf Member

    Hi folks,
    Block castings were ordered on January 8 2013. There will be less than 20 being made and not all are stock cam, stock main. Some will be Ford cam, Ford main as before. Those who have deposits in will have one. If you have not sent a deposit, which this includes everyone who has talked to me about one will not be guaranteed one in anyway. There were a fair amount of folks who I talked with in Bowlingreen that said they would be in touch. Those folks I have not heard from, you need to call now. Those of you that know someone that has been interested, please give them a call and let them know.
    Thank you
  13. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    If you are building an all out race stroker motor, you should get the ford mains and big journal raised cam. An aftermarket gear drive will work with some modifications. Check with TA on development for a front cover, we made our own.
  14. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Done... :dollar:
  15. bostongsx

    bostongsx Platinum Level Contributor

    Do you have any large cam small main blocks available
  16. Cellguy

    Cellguy 86 Somerset Screamer

    Total rookie question but if you have a 3.25 Buick main billet crank already.. Can it be ground to 3" and then put in a ford 3" main block? Not that I have one..:Brow:
  17. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    There have been a few that have done so with their Moldex cranks.
  18. Cellguy

    Cellguy 86 Somerset Screamer

    Thanks Gary

    I wonder what the pros and cons are of doing it that way. I may email JW..
  19. td99

    td99 Well-Known Member

  20. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise EFI/DIS 482

    Hi Frank

    With a Billet crank the only downside would be the cost of the machine work to reduce the main size .250. In any NA application, I don't think strength is a factor. Broken Billet cranks are almost always the result of some other issue with the engine, typically massive detonation.

    It will be certainly less expensive than a new crank.

    Upside is reduced bearing speed, and somewhat wider availability of main bearings. You can get a X bearing for the 460 (.001 smaller), not so much for the Buick stuff.


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