One HOT 350 - We're Still Not Done Either

Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by TABuickMike, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. 71skylark3504v

    71skylark3504v Goin' Fast In Luxury!

    Nice flow numbers. I am glad you choose not to go any more extreme with the porting. The ports can get thin around the water jacket areas and bust. Been there, done that. While dyno-ing the car! :mad:
  2. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    Well it got to the point to where we'd port and see no increase, port and loose a few CFM, port and get it back, so we figured we weren't going to gain anymore air and would just save ourselves the time spent porting over and over and over. Not to mention the chance of hitting water. We have more hours in these heads than I want to count, so in essence they are very expensive cylinder heads and we would hate to turn one into junk. :Dou:
  3. BillMah52

    BillMah52 Well-Known Member

    Ooh boy! Do I know that feeling. Over 60 hours bench time on the port and bowl work, all the really good parts installed, and flow tested with great results. Put the heads in the $ 5 - 6k range.
    They lasted seven dyno pulls and 6 trips down the 1320.

    AND I DID THIS TWICE!!!!:af: :ball: :af:
  4. Fox's Den

    Fox's Den 27 years of racing the same 355 Buick motor

    Hence, the real need for Aluminum heads for the 350.
  5. gymracer01

    gymracer01 Well-Known Member

    Very interesting post Mike. Maybe that will hold me through the winter. I have a VERY similar build 350 in my wife's 83 Regal. Head numbers are very close and I have a little more compression and one of your cams. I could go to the 1.65 rockers for help. Also started with a good Quick Fuel 950 cfm carburetor on one of your intakes that I had to spend a bunch of time on but was surpised that the engine seemed to like the carburetor. Tried to get it to the track to start "drivers ed" but the only time we got there it blew the tires off first past (Drag Radials) and dead hooked the second past after letting air down and doing a gaint burnout. But only inches off the line it broke the convertor and we were done. Got it fixed but could never get back because of weather and racing the 67. From the feel and sound I think it will fool people.
    Jim N.
    Will keep an eye on what you are doing.
  6. 87GN@Tahoe

    87GN@Tahoe Well-Known Member

  7. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    The most we could do is sell CNC ported iron heads, and I think most people wouldnt justify the very high cost of CNC porting for a set of stock iron heads. Its not a bad idea I can talk to dad about it, but here lies the major problem: There's too much variation in production factory heads. What may work for one casting number of heads may be completely off for another. We have a set of heads here that were cut into the water jacket when having a valve job done, and they flow 250 cfm with a bowl blend and some work on the short turn radius, thats it! Mine have been gouged out and hand crafted and barely eek over 260 cfm, they were like 200-210 cfm stock. So that goes to show how different the heads can be. If I have time someday I'm gonna look for another set of heads with those casting numbers and work on them :3gears:
  8. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    File fit the rings today :TU: gotta be my least favorite part haha.
  9. 71skylark3504v

    71skylark3504v Goin' Fast In Luxury!

    Sweet! I wouldn't like doing that either.
  10. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    But well worth it! Keep us posted!
  11. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    Gonna head down to the shop in a bit, hoping to get the crank and rods/pistons in!
  12. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    for a young man, you sure do move slower than me. :laugh:
  13. Cali72's

    Cali72's Well-Known Member

  14. dpcp66

    dpcp66 Well-Known Member

    so what was the # of the casting on the good heads you had? have half a dozen here and might get luck and send them to you.

  15. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    Should I go with Red or satin?

  16. BillMah52

    BillMah52 Well-Known Member

    Red with the black lettering.
    Polished timimg cover!!!

    Back water pump!!!

    Oh wait. This is YOUR engine.:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  17. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    I thought about having a satin set polished, I just dont know how much it would cost to do so.
  18. Poppaluv

    Poppaluv I CALL WINNERS!!!

    I'm wondering how much all of this would cost. Just bought this Regal from a lil' old lady.......:laugh:
  19. leo455

    leo455 LAB MAN

    ALL RED !
  20. scott kerns

    scott kerns Silver Level contributor

    Satin with red letters!


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