Automotive Machine & Performance

Buick specialist Mike Phillips from Automotive Machine and Performance brought a beautifully detailed Buick displacing 404 cubic inches. With the first pull it was clear that the team was well prepared, with the engine pulling cleanly through the required 7000 rpm limit of testing. Philips and crew sought to maximize power with a thorough tuning session, including a change of the high speed air bleeds. The big Buick belted out healthy power numbers, making a maximum of 649 horsepower and 574 lb-ft of torque. Without a doubt, when it comes to extracting power from these vintage GM big blocks, Philips has it down to a science.