Olds 455 parts list
Hey everyone, I am sure some of you might have seen me on here posting about building a 403 for my '81 trans am. Well the other day in a quest to find parts for my 403, I came across a 455 for $250. I might pick it up depending on what you guys say, and what parts I can find. The issue with the 455 is that it had its crank turned, but now its spun a bearing and needs to be turned again. The guy doesn't really think I would be able to turn it again but no big deal. This weekend, Saturday really, I will be heading to the national Oldsmobile club of Canada's car show and part swap. I am sure I will be able to pick up pretty much anything there so I am not too worried. I will keep my eyes open for a better deal on the 455, but the problem is that I don't have a means of getting it home, so I would have to pay extra if they are even willing to deliver.
Anyways, the deal on the 455 is that its a '76 block with the stock smog J heads. Although I have heard mixed feelings on the J heads and being able to work them to flow as well at the rest, I just wanna put this engine together and run with minimal pain in the ***. Later on down the road when I have the cash, I will build much more pretty engine.
So what I want to know is what should I keep an eye out for at the part swap, I will only have $300 after the engine to play with. I might be able to get a deal on the engine and a set of "GA" heads the guy has, but I cant say for sure.
I know while I am there I should keep an eye out for any early heads like the E, C, GA and any others I can find. But what should I be looking for in a intake? Anything else I should look for?
As the T/A stands, it has a 3:73 posi and because of cash issues, I will prob stick with the TH350 I have until I can upgrade to a Muncie. But I know I will have to get the crank machined for the pilot bearing and all that. I don't have any power goals, but I do want to hit 12's in the 1/4 and still be able to drive to work and school everyday.
Thanks allot everyone,