The Automotive Machine & Performance 2008 Entry to the
Popular Hot Rodding Magazine Engine Masters Challenge
Specifications - list of parts and machine work - Costs to Build
This is positively the baddest 464 Buick engine on the planet
and it will run on pump gas
click on the blue link below to see the magazine article
2008 PHRM Buick Engine Masters 464
Specifications
Bore                                 4.350
Stroke                              3.900
Cubic inches                   463.7
Compression ratio         10.49 to 1
Camshaft                         Comp cams solid flat tappet   
          260-267 @.050 / .658-.626 lift
Rocker ratio                     1.75 to 1
Heads                                Ported stage 2 T/A
block girdle                        T/A
timing cover                       T/A
Oil system                          AM&P Scavenger
Intake                                  T/A SPX dominator intake
Ignition                                MSD
Carb                                   Custom calibrated
        Barry Grant 1095 King Demon RS

721 HP   642 torque
Block machine work
Pre-clean block                              26.00
Oven bake and steelabrate            70.00
Pressure test                                  85.00
Sonic check                                  120.00
Drill and tap for stage 2 heads       80.00
Remove alignment pads                 35.00
AM&P 455 oil modifications            60.00
Modify for 3 o'clock cam oiling        60.00
Fit T/A block girdle                        550.00
Install Short fill Hardblok                150.00
Bore & hone w/ plates comp
finish                                                                     
273.00
Deck block ( blue print to .005)     150.00
Fit & epoxy lifter valley girdles       125.00
Install cam bearings                        55.00
Install galley and freeze plugs         27.00
Bore lifter holes to .875                 
200.00
total block work                 2216.00
Block parts
1976 455 block                             200.00
Short fill Hardblok                           65.00
T/A block girdle                            495.00
Lifter valley girdles                         45.00
Coated cam bearings                     90.35
Brass freeze plugs                         22
.95
total block parts                 918.30

total block work and parts        3134.30
Reciprocating assembly
Custom JE spherical dish pistons         945.00
Speed Pro low tension rings                165.40
Eagle H-beam rods                              495.00
Fed Mogul race rod bearings                 76.45
Fed-Mogul race main bearings             118.60
455 N crankshaft                                  
 200.00
total reciprocating assembly parts       1998.45

Reciprocating machine work
Clean and liquid mag crank                    48.00
Scoop mill oil holes                                 45.00
bull nose and knife edge crank             200.00
Custom  race grind crank                      215.00
Blueprint rods                                        100.00
Balance assembly                                 
245.00
Total reciprocating machine work          853.00

Total parts and machine work             2851.45
Cylinder heads and manifold
Stage 2 TE castings                1450.00
2.25-1.76 valves                       279.00
Beehive Springs
retainers and locks                   325.65
Shims and seals                         40.65
SPX manifold                            379.95
Jomar dual taper spacer            
90.00
Total head parts                     2565.25

Install port intruders                  150.00
Install push rod sleeves             100.00
New head prep                         160.00
install oversize intake seats      144.00
Competition valve job               210.00
Correct stem height                    20.00
Set installed height & assemble  75.00
Competition port and flow        1750.00
CC & Mill heads to 69cc            160.00
Intake manifold porting,
port match low port intake
to high port heads & flow        650.00

Total machine work
& porting                               
 3419.00        
Total head parts and work     
5974.25        
Parts
9 keyway timing set                        140.95
Custom cam                                   189.95
lifters                                             105.00
Complete gasket set                      129.95
Custom aluminum oil pan               595.00
-16 inlet Scavenger oil system
w/ rear feed                                   755.95
New T/A timing cover                     425.00
SS Timing cover bolts                     49.95
SS intake bolts                                54.00
1.75 T/A rockers                           850.00
Meizer water pump                        345.00
Custom "Wild Cherry"
powder coated valve covers          209.95
Breathers                                        22.00
T/A balancer                                 465.00
T/A flex plate                                 199.00
Balancer and flex plate bolts           20.00
3/8 Push rods                                179.95
Dipstick tube kit                               65.00
Carb                                            1045.00
MSD race distributor                      365.00
MSD wire set and looms                149.95
Spark plugs                                     29.52
Paint and materials                          45.00
Oil and filters (first & 2 changes)   100.80
Total remaining parts                   
6536.92
Custom race engine assemble with girdle
Includes blueprint to spec, trial fit assembly,
file fit rings degree cam
etc.                                                                                                                                       
1750.00
Dyno break in, install inner springs and
tune                                                                                                               
600.00
Total assemble and dyno                                        
2350.00                
Total cost of engine not counting hundreds
of hours of testing changing cams, lash, intake manifolds,
carburetors, rocker ratios, carb spacers
etc                                                     
  $20,846.92    

            
Every part, down the last bolt is
brand new in and on this engine
except for the extensively
machined block and  crankshaft.
T/A Performance parts were used
almost exclusively.