The "Flying Millyard" first test run
This is the first test run of my 5 litre V Twin engine based on two Pratt &
Whitney R1340 aircraft cylinders, all other parts are hand made including
the crankshaft, con rods and crankcase wooden moulds, the crankcases were
then cast in aluminium. The engine runs a dry sump with twin pumps, twin SU
carbs, points ignition with manual advance / retard and twin plugs per
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.
Best Tips for Breaking in a New Camshaft
http://www.horsepowermonster.com -- The
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.
For a complete parts list of everything used in this video, check out
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70 Buick GS Stage 1 vs Radical 69 Camaro SS
Stock 1970 Buick 455 Stage 1 engine with pump gas vs 454 with gears and
converter in a 69 Camaro SS. Listen to the
difference in cams etc towards the end. The owner of both even said he was
pissed till he realized they were both his cars so why be mad the buick was
TA290-08H CAMSHAFT from TA PERFORMANCE!!! 6-6-2013
This video is a shortened clip of 8-26-2011's original video.
The camshaft is from TA Performance and it's a Schneider Racing Cam grind.
The "modified" '73 Buick 455 Stage-1 V8 in my '87 Buick Regal "Special-T"
idles @ 800-RPM! This video was also recorded when Tyrone's
"used/faulty/HEAVILY APPRECIATED Holley-750 w/vacuum secondaries was on my
With that Holley, I over-heated constantly @ 230-244-degrees on a HOT day
... 210+ degrees on a cool day ... WAY TOO LEAN OF A CARBURETOR. Since I
got the Holley-850 Double-Pumper ... 190-degrees on a HOT day DOING
My Buick 455 was built by Mr. Daniel Smith of "D&S PERFORMANCE" in Camden
Domenic informed me of 3 major electrical shorts, and went through my
Stage-1 Regal 3 times to guarantee no more electrical shorts.
Domenic also replaced the Exhaust
manifold gasket that Giovanni installed INSTEAD OF THE SUPPLIED TA
PERFORMANCE HEADER GASKETS!
That's why THIS was the very 1st time I HEARD how my Buick 455 Stage-1
motor REALLY should sound!
It's 6/7/2013 today, and my Stage-1 Regal is at Ralph & Johns Dyno SHOP. That video is 2
videos prior to this one.
UPDATES TO FOLLOW :)
TA Wagon out racing and taking names. Theres a list of whats under the hood
at the end.
Sehr Performance Machine / 908 Horsepower Buick Race Engine.wmv
This is a 908 horsepower Buick drag racing
engine built for Dave Huber from Menno South Dakota. To build the power
and keep it going oiling is controlled with restrictors, stand pipes,
external oil return lines, main girdle with studs, lifter bores and valley
strengthening with titaniun iron epoxy and other mods, competition porting
on the heads and a custom COMP Cam
JOHNNYLARK'S Stage-1 Buick 455 Skylark with "TA286-08H" Camshaft & 1.6 Rockers!!! 5-30-2013
This was a COOL DAY! I finally met "Johnnylark" of V8buick.com at the Home
Depot Parking Lot MUSCLE CAR MEET.
YOU MUST SEE THE "entrance" Johnnylark made with this Buick 455 Stage-1
Skylark's TA PERFORMANCE "286-08H" cam CHOPPING like crazy accompanied by
his TA PERFORMANCE 1.6 ROCKERS!
Johnny & his COOL son "John" made my day. In the video I recorded prior to
this one ... I stated that there's NO Buick Muscle Cars attending ... and
felt disappointed until I heard ... we ALL heard this Buick 455 Stage-1
This is a very similar cam to that I have in my '87 Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal
(currently at the Dyno
The guy in the white wife-beater suggesting that Johnny "reverse it in,"
actually stated a few seconds before that ... "A car like THIS shouldn't be
over there by itself." Classic!
JOHNNY IS THE COOLEST!!!