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Edelbrock CNC Ported Heads Group Purchase

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Here’s the Deal: We are offering a group purchase discount on any of our CNC ported Buick heads. Even if you purchased the heads somewhere else! We will take orders on the heads from now until midnight March 6. Enter”group” for the discount code and recieve $150 discount off of the purchase price. Your credit card will be charged 75% of the total order as down payment, and the remaining 25% will be charged at shipment.  We will start porting the heads the first week in march with delivery shortly thereafter. If you are sending us your heads we need to recieve them by the first of March. This discount is valid on any of our CNC ported Buick heads and is valid from 2/14/2011-2/28/2011. CNC Ported Buick Heads. Please CONTACT US with any questions

Doug and Nancy Cook’s Ten second ’69 Buick Skylark

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Lot’s of cars have interesting stories, and Doug and Nancy’s Skylark bracket car is no exception. In Doug’s words:

“I found this car on a used car lot around 1997.  It was rust free Texas car with a totally shot interior and a 350 with a rod knock.  I let my friend know and he went to look hoping to make a full race car out of it.  When he went the car was still there but he was told it was sold.  The next month I drive by and it’s still sitting there.  I call my friend who goes back and finds out someone put money down but never came back so he bought it for $800.  We drove it home with a rod knock about 5 miles expecting it to grenade.  We gutted the motor/trans/interior and let it sit.  A short time later a local machine shop gave us a rebuilt 73 455.  Someone dropped it off to be rebuilt many years ago and never picked it up.  Having a car and a motor sitting there we decided to build a “fun car”.  A local junk yard gave us a TH400, we built a 4.10 12 bolt chevy from a spare housing, used some old MT headers from the rafters, bought a performer intake, found an old 3310 Holley and threw it all together.  The best the car ran was 12.80’s with a total investment of about $1500.  I drove the car off and on for about 10 years, usually taking it to Buick races to have fun with.  3 years ago I bought the car from my friend and shortly afterwards I bought a 12-1 stage 1 engine and ran 11.70’s.”

Looking for better ET’s, Doug built the engine in the car now. It’s budget minded, but still uses good quality parts: The Block was machined by Bobb and Geof  at Finishline, and assembled by Doug. Wiseco Pistons were used, and swing on 6.635 BBC H beam rods. The cam is a custom flat tappet from Competition Components, 260 @ .050 on the intake side, and .600 lift with Comp Cams 1.6 Gold series rocker arms.  Heads are CNC Ported Edelbrock RPM’s with an upgrade to 7/16 rocker studs.  The intake is an SP1 single plane with an adapter to run a 9375 Dominator (1050). Improved oiling comes from a Finishline scavenger unit. Doug used some innovation and some spare parts for the ignition, using a stock buick distributor and converted it to electronics using a Mopar pickup and corresponding orange control box. Neat idea Doug. The converter is a 4000 RPM Coan unit, and the 12 Bolt houses 4.10 gears. Exhaust consists of 2″ Headers and 3 1/2″ pipes and Dynomax bullet mufflers. Best ET so far is 10.60 @ 127+ mph. The skylark weighs in at 3500lbs. Oh, and the other cool thing? Nancy is Doug’s sister in law and  shares the driving duties on the blue Buick! Here’s a video of the car in action

Dyno Test: 464 CID Buick with Edelbrock heads on E85

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

The purpose behind this engine was to build a max effort street strip Buick 455 combo, using the new Edelbrock heads. The heads are fully ported and will be available from Competition Components. The car is regularly street driven, weighs 3900+ lbs and is cruised regularly, so race fuel was not an option.


  • Stock 455 Buick Block (+.038)
  • Finishline Halo Girdle
  • Stock 455 Buick Crank
  • 4340 Pontiac I Beam rods (modified to fit Buick journal)
  • Custom CP Pistons
  • ARP Main Studs
  • ARP Head Studs
  • Edelbrock 455 Performer Heads (Fully Ported)
  • Comp Pro Magnum Roller Rockers (1.6)
  • Custom Mechanical Cam (260 @ .050, .600 net lift)
  • Beehive Springs
  • Titanium Retainers
  • Cometic Head Gaskets
  • SCE gaskets for the rest
  • All Block Work by Finishline Motorsports   (Thanks Bobb and Geof!)
  • Romac Balancer
  • JW Flexplate
  • Proform 455 Buick Timing Cover
  • 4500 Carb (Modified for E85 use)
  • E85 purchased at local Meijer gas station for $2.22/gallon
Results:  703 HP at 6000 RPM – 653 @ 5200 RPM. 600+ lb/ft of torque from 4200-6000 RPM.
These heads are available through a group purchase in feb 2011. Details


We hope to have some track results soon!