How-To Machine a Chevy 350 V8 Small Block Engine
Chris Duke from Motorz TV http://www.motorz.tv takes our Chevy 350 small
block to the machine shop to show you the process of machining a block
Show notes: http://www.motorz.tv/machine-shop/
Watch the complete Chevy 350 engine rebuild series:
1. Tear Down: http://youtu.be/LZO1fWVxN4c
2. Machine Shop: http://youtu.be/e3r3wRBoXkk
3. Bottom End: http://youtu.be/gfrYWKi78zc
4. Top End: http://youtu.be/g46s-Vr4Br0
5. Finale: http://youtu.be/mvJNMN-oP68
2014 Detroit Autorama Ridler Winner, 1964 Buick Riviera "Rivision"
The Official video from BASF and JF Kustoms 2014 Detroit Autorama Ridler
Winner: 1964 Buick Riviera, called Rivision.
The chase for the Ridler has been a long road from JF Launier and his crew
from JF Kustoms. With several Great 8 grabs he was always just a bit short
from the Ridler cup.
So for the last 5 years, with no sponsors or car owner paying for the
build, JF used his own time, money and passion to shape his dream car, a
1964 Buick Riviera into a concept car with a twist.
Taking the best of the 60's from General Motors and Buick, What if Buick
had built their own version of the corvette? from the iconic boat tail to
the split window rear, Rivision took the Autorama floor by storm.
Congratulations to JF and the team from JF Kustoms, proving that once again
automotive passion and hard work are a winning combination.
ProCharged 350 Buick
ProCharged Buick 350, 370 Cubic Inch, Hydraulic Cam, Burton Rocker
Conversion, Pump Gas, Made 630 HP at 6000 RPM, Made 588 foot pounds at
5200, at 6 pounds of Boost, with no
Boost naturally aspirated 422 HP at
5300, and 449 foot pounds of torque at 4800 with a ProForm 750 Pro Series
750 vaccuum secondary
Chevy, Olds, Pontiac and Buick V8 engines are not the same!
Evidently a segment of the automotive enthusiast population does not
believe that the four main GM divisions had their own versions of a V8. In
addition there may be people who simply never knew that fact.
In this video I show photos of a 350 cid engine from Buick, Oldsmobile,
Pontiac and Chevrolet and highlight the differences in each. Buick and
Pontiac V8 engines went out of production in 1980, Oldsmobile's in 1990 and
of course the Chevy versions lasted a lot longer because they were cheaper
to produce and easier to smog/mpg certify.
I challenge anyone to video themselves removing a Chevy SBC head and then
installing it on a Pontiac, Olds or Buick engine.
TA Wagon's First Run in 10 Years, 8.55
The TA Wagon's first run in 10 years and the first time at the GS Nationals
in 17 years. This first run was "off the trailer" with no tuning, running a
8.55 hitting the rev limiter in every gear again
350 engine Test Run
350 4 bolt main Chevy Engine test run after installing 280 cam. This is
after the breaking in of the cam at 2000 rpms. This is more of a test run
for timing and starting up. The engine had a 600 carb that I rebuild,
double roller timing chain, performer intake, and head work that I done.
9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at
the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also
the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to
Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been
taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to
bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our
shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new
powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the
engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and
get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138
hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the
5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing
adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle
the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool
but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to
straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll
go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.