Best Tips for Breaking in a New Camshaft
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first few minutes of operation will determine the long-term survival of
your flat-tappet camshaft. More agressive lobe designs, stronger
valvesprings and changes to the additives in modern motor oils makes a
"wiped" cam lobe much more likely than in the days of classic muscle cars.
These are a few very important tips for properly breaking in your high
performance flat tappet camshaft.
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1972 Buick Skylark
1972 Buick Skylark with a Hi-Compression Buick 350-4
I've had this car since October 8th 2010, I'm a senior in High School and
it is my first car, my dad payed for half of it and I payed for the other
half. I pay for the performance goodies that go into it and the occasional
parts that break too. I love driving this old monster even though premium
gas prices are outrageous but the rumble and roar of that massive V8 are
well worth it. I take pride in this car and my dad and I do most of the
work on it ourselves, it's somewhat of a father-son project. We've done
nothing but make this car a heck of a lot better than it was when we got
it. In the great words of GS Club of America, going fast with class, that's
what these Buicks do.
Stock HP: 175hp (for 1972 Buick 350-4 8.5:1 compression)
Rear-wheel HP: 226hp @ 4326 RPM (should be a little higher with the Hyfire
and Mallory coil)
Rear-wheel Tourqe: 307.8 lb-ft @ 3372 RPM (should also be a little higher)
Net HP: approx. 260hp
Compression: 9.5:1 (not sure, but definitely higher than stock because
without prem fuel I get spark knock with the correct fuel to air mixture)
Rear-end gears: 2.73:1 Open Differential (plan on getting a Limited Slip
Transmission: turbohydramatic 350 (with
a shift kit for fun :D)
396 big block, Lunati 60202, first start, cam break in, open headers
This is the 396 for my 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
First start in engine test stand.
Lunati 60202 camshaft.
Compcams beehive valve springs.
Comp Cams pro magnum full roller rocker arms
Patriot Clippster Mid-lenght Ceramic Headers
Edelbrock Victor serie waterpump
Holley carburetor 750cfm vac.secondary
Edelbrock perfromer RPM Air-Gap intake
March Serpentine Belt Drive
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.
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.
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.
one badass sbc chevy 350 2008
SBC 30 over 202/160 steel heads blue racer cam
and yes there is no water pump but we are running water through the block
with a garden hose...thats where the steam is coming from @ the end of the
So let me explain a little something to everyone that thinks they know what
they are talking about
I am no longer building any REBUILT standard / stock 350's Key word Is
stock standard 350.
I am only building NEW 383's and up
YES i know a 383 is a 350 block using a 400 crank...This is the old school
poor man method...which yes I have done and still do on occasion.
But I start now with a brand new DART block a New EAGLE 383 crank and rods
and I have been using Dart Pro comp or to save you some money NKB heads.
I sell the motors complete carb to pan with Intake Distibutor coil wires
water pump fuel pump alternator pullys flexplate starter power steering
pump plugs filter and oil all your brackets and sheet metal Turn key just
add 12 volts a ground and some gas and you ready to go.Turn key crate
engine stage 2 starts at $5,000 @ 500 HP
we also build 406 , 421 , 427 . 434 SBC @ 625 HP and BBC starting @ 505
Cubic Inch 555 and the popular 572 BBC @ 725 HP
ALL BLOCKS HAVE SPLAYED CAPS
any questions email
Chevy Big Block Engine Starting
We just finished our new Chevy Big-Block engine, wich will soon find a home
in our 1980 Camaro. It
is just one of many BBC's that I have built. It is a "street friendly" 10:1
all forged, mechanical roller with too many goodies to list . It sounds
crazy and I can't wait to feel the tire shreading performance.
Twin Turbo Buick 350 Skylark Cruising
This is the turbo kit I sell in use!
Taking the Tubs and Twins car for a stroll, and me nervously rambling like
a moron. See the Buick's entire story and evolution at BurtonMachine.com.
Mom's Reaction to 1250WHP Twin Turbo Gallardo
RIDE IN THIS CAR: http://LamboContest.com
So I mounted up a hidden GoPro camera and took my mom for her first ride in
my 1250WHP Twin turbo Lamborghini
Gallardo by Underground Racing. The result was priceless and I almost feel
bad posting this, but you know I had to. Love you Mom! Hahaha
Buick 350 for Jeep
This is a Buick Dauntless V8-350 motor that my hubby is building for his
little tiny Willy's jeep. It should haul I think! :)