Tomahawk art ...

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by GS Kubisch, May 7, 2017.

  1. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Been a long time in the making. Hopefully it goes together "happy" and runs like it's pissed.

  2. Thumper (aka greatscat)

    Thumper (aka greatscat) Well-Known Member

    Very nice, I'm envious, looks like a sculpture and belongs in some museum somewhere. Am going to be waiting for some dyno results and fast et's.
  3. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Lookin nasty Gary can't wait to see some #s

    Looks like some SERIOUS work went into the intake,..Stitches look so badass

    Marcella,...I hear ya man, big baller!!
    Last edited: May 7, 2017
  4. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Gary if it does run up to your expectations I will be more than glad to let you donate to engine bay of my car. I will be more than glad to punish it and teach to not behave so badly for you. Lol. Can't wait to see it run in your car. What's the total cubes
  5. standup 69

    standup 69 standup69

    care to share any build details Gary .looks awesome
  6. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I would put that in my kitchen. Nice piece. I hope to make a front cover like that,but wings on it as a front plate.
  7. Todd69GS

    Todd69GS Silver Level contributor

    Looks great Gary. Any details to share?
  8. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    Very nice
  9. stg1dom

    stg1dom Well-Known Member

    Looking good Gary
  10. Bruce Hunter

    Bruce Hunter Well-Known Member

    Um, is that gonna fit under your Hood? Looks great Gary, Keep pushing the Buick envelope!! I still have your old hood if you need it back.
  11. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    OH MY!!!
  12. 69GS400s

    69GS400s own amusement ride!

    Headers are a work of art
  13. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    I should have held out on a set of those valve covers... I'd love one of those oil pans too...But,my budget is done for this year..
  14. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    The combo ... The parts were selected based on the results of a friend's Pontiac for multiple reasons. Mostly based on the freakish performance he achieved with an Edelbrock Performer head.

    The limitations of our Buick heads are very similar to what they faced with his Pontiac before John Marcella started pushing that envelope. At some point Scott Brown had John work a Buick head. The results showed promise so with
    Scott facilitating and Mike Leech blazing the R&D trail I had a game plan

    There are a few things left on the table but I'm going to say that this is about a 90% effort. It's a 4.500 bore, 4.400 stroke 560 cubic inch NA deal

    I started the belt drive and some of my many talented friends put the finishing touches on it.

    Manifold and heads as mentioned above are designed and finished by Marcella/Brown

    Headers by Daren Kravec are SS and start at 2 1/4" and step up into the mega phone collectors. I probably won't run mufflers any more.

    For many reasons I stayed with a steel rod from Carillo and used CP pistons

    Along with the obvious TA also supplied the Crower crank and misc. trinkets.

    I may get more specific after it goes down the track.
  15. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I've dealt with some of Marcella's work. Top notch.
  16. Jim Rodgers

    Jim Rodgers Well-Known Member

    Since its yours No doubt it will be first class, clean and fast. Glad you didnt go Chevy.

    Looking forward to seeing you and the car again in BG. Always admired you and your efforts.
  17. Guy Parquette

    Guy Parquette Platinum Level Contributor

    Wow, looks wicked!
  18. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Likewise Jim ... Thanks for the kind words.

    It's motivating to hear from someone who "notices" the details.
  19. BQUICK

    BQUICK Gold Level Contributor

    Very nice Gary, and to think you were sooo close to going to the dark side.....
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  20. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Thanks Bruce! Close only starts to describe it. But that's in the past now.

    Pretty confident that my car will only have a Buick in it as long as I own it. How fast it is will be the only question.
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