Update your old block girdle W/O-ring seal

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by Steve Reynolds, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. TA Perf

    TA Perf Member

    Steve is right; this is the time to do this. We do not run theses parts but every two years or so. We will be finished up in about 3-4 weeks, end of Sept.
  2. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

    Call me sad, but funds are tight. What are the ramifications of leaving the parts as-is without machining to use the new o-ring seal? Am I going to leak like a sieve, or will it button up (reasonably) leak-free with some care? I ask because I never heard any horror stories or anything.

    Oh, and my driveway's not exactly an oil virgin...

  3. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Mike says mine is finished and on it's way.

    There is still a small window of time available to get yours in to TA if you can.

    Call TA and talk to Mike. He can do them this one last time for a reasonable fee.

  4. Woodie

    Woodie Well-Known Member

    Got mine back yesterday. I am continually impressed with TA's work.
    :TU: :TU: :TU:

  5. Fiedlers70buhog

    Fiedlers70buhog 10.70 @ 127 4,180 455

    Dam, I just put a 535 in my GS it has a Poston pan/girdle, its a leaker!!!</p>
    I thought I wouldnt need a diaper until my 80s
  6. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

    I spoke with mike from TA today,he's going to be O ringing my girdle in the next few weeks. Lets see if we can a list started for those who didn't make it last time he did this.
  7. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

  8. northcorner

    northcorner Guess what I'm thinking..

    I'm in. I'll ask a friend of mine that will most likely get in on it also.
  9. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

    ok,thats good the more people we get the lower the cost.Lets keep it going.
  10. Kingfish

    Kingfish Well-Known Member

    I am in if this can be accomplished before May 2011.
  11. Cellguy

    Cellguy 86 Somerset Screamer

    Took my old motor a part no o ring on the girdle. Anybody know if TA is still doing this?
  12. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    If you read post number 41,that might give you a clue,but if you cal TA that would be a closer ETA of when you can have that done.GL

  13. BuickGSrules

    BuickGSrules Gold Level Contributor

    I Bought new o ring kit for mine last year from TA
  14. Kingfish

    Kingfish Well-Known Member

    Hello Jan,

    what is in the "kit"?

    Thank you.
  15. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

    I tried a while back to get this going again as I have a girdle with no o ring,T/A needs 6 min. to do this, could only get one other interested, good luck!
  16. Kingfish

    Kingfish Well-Known Member

    I am in to have one done.
  17. Machinefarmer

    Machinefarmer Platinum Level Contributor

    I'm in for the "O" ring job. I've got a girdle sitting on the bench so no delay from my end...Jim P
  18. TA Perf

    TA Perf Member

    OK, We have finally set up to run block girdles again. Those of you that would like us to update your older girdle to the O-Ring seal need to be boxing those babies up and sending them in.

    On another note, there is a good chance that this will be the last run of block girdles. We are making about 65, these things are slow and time consuming to make. Time will tell. Great part, but the aluminum block is a much greater part.
  19. Michael Evans

    Michael Evans a new project

    :grin::TU: On so many levels
  20. TA Perf

    TA Perf Member

    We are machining block girdles right now. If you would like to your older girdle updated to an o-ring seal you need to get it here ASAP.

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