Overhauling my 455 Buick engine
Due to a cracked cylinder head, i decided to overhaul the complete engine.
Couldnt help myself for adding some 'performance' parts while i was at it.
Music: OST "Black Dynamite" motion picture, song: Jimmy's dead (instrumental)
1971 Buick Riviera 455ci engine rebuild start up
For more information on this engine build please go to:
This Buick 455 came to us with a distinct knock from the bottom end, it had
been rebuilt 2 or 3 times by others but was still knocking and suffering
with low oil pressure.
Normally we do not remove and fit engines but this time we made an
exception, we removed the engine, stripped it and cleaned all parts,
decided which new parts we needed and when they arrived we set about
getting this engine as perfect as possible.
After a lot of hard work we got her finished and installed back into the
1971 Buick Riviera.
1971 GS 455, Stage 1 with F1C Procharger
Rich's 71 GS after replacing the D1 procharger with a bigger F1C. Some fine
tuning to be done yet, and then off to the track.
The car was mid 11s on 17" drag radials before.
Engine rebuild part 1
This series is available on DVD Here is the link
We are rebuilding a GM 350 5.7 engine. Now in this particular case we
are also going to upgrade the engine to a 383 6.0 This is called
building a "stroker" motor. In other words we are increasing the "stroke"
of the engine which increased the torq & horsepower.
If you are able & wanting to rebuild an engine, this video should give you
a good overview of what to do. If you are having someone else build an
engine for you, you will be able to see what's involved in the process
JEFF REINOEHL'S 1969 TA Performance Buick 455 Skylark on PASS-TIME! 4-3-2012
Recorded (sorry about the upload audio issue) on my DVR is Jeff Reinoehl's
1969 Buick Skylark with a TA Performance Buick 463 cubic-inched V8! The car
has 4-link suspension, ET Streets measuring 33/18/50. The 175-Shot of Nitrous rockets the INSANERACING.COM
"Torque-Monster" Buick to an 8-second time in the 1/4-mile!!!
BUICK BIG-BLOCK TORQUE RULES!!!
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.
71 Buick Skylark GS GSX 455 Stage 1 Burnout.MP4
4-17-13 NOW FOR SALE!! IS RECEIVING PAINT THIS WEEK. WHITE/BLACK STRIPES
May be traded this weekend for a big truck to haul my other toys unless
someone comes up with $18,000 or ?$$ Outskirts of Fountain Hills, AZ just
seeing what kind of smoke show the Buick was capable of. Motor was
completely built by TA Performance in Scottsdale, AZ. Car runs on premium
pump gas or aviation 110. Motor is a 73' Buick 455 bored .030 over to a 462
with forged pistons 9.84:1 compression, TA Hemi-Killer Camshaft, TA HD
rocker assembly, TA Double Row Timing Chain, TA Timing Cover, TA Water
Pump, Aluminum Radiator, TA Aluminum Stage 1 Heads, TA Valve Covers, Hooker
Full Length Headers, Magnaflow 3" stainless crossover Exhaust, 12 bolt posi, 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, 9"
Brake Booster, TA Hi-Perf. Starter,
TA Billet Aluminum Flywheel, TA Street/Strip Mechanical Fuel Pump, Borg
Warner T-10 4-Speed Transmission with 904 Cast Iron Case(split the old
aluminum case with 1st gear explosion), Driveshaft Loop, Hurst Shifter,
Centerforce dual friction clutch, Edelbrock 850cfm Carb, Edelbrock
performer intake, MSD Distributor, Accel Coil, tires were BF Goodrich
radial T/A. Motor was featured on the rear cover of TA Performance 2010
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