Hello guys. Thank you for the welcome.. 84cutlassvert, I'll have to stay tuned for your meetings or get togethers. Where do you guys get together? I'll hop over to your site and sign in. Thanks for the invite. Yeah Brian, I really enjoyed that TA. I had since 1999. Got it from a friend that I didn't even know had it. If you go to here
you can see all about it. It was under my name before I sold it but it is under the new owners name now. Most of the content was my work though.
But now I'm building the Catalina. I'm building a 1960 389 block (much stronger block that the later '63 and up thinner cast blocks) into a 406. Forged crank, aluminum rods, big flowing 325 cfm aluminum KRE heads, 4 bolt splayed caps, partially filled block etc etc etc. Then it'* getting turbocharged also. I've been in love with turbocharging since my first turbo car. Doubt I'll ever go back. Although I love a good high strung N/A built engine also. The TA with the same basic engine and 200 shot of giggle juice made 10.2 @ 134 ( in the race video on one of the pages). With the turbo It dyno'd at 886 hp at the rear wheels. 1065 hp at the flywheel, on 15 psi. This 406 will have a better flowing head, stronger block and prepped more for boost, roller cam and valvetrain, just a better all around build than the 462. I hope to do better than the 886 at that the wheels. We'll see if I can make it live up to expectations. Thanks again for the welcome. I'll pop up a couple of pics of the engine and car so far.
Lots of stuff to do. Mark L