87 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL DAILY DRIVER DRAG RACING STREET TIRES email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Update as of July 2011 - - NO Alky/Methanol YET... www.alkycontrol.com Julio
2008 Purchased Stock 87 GN with 88,000 miles.
--- Needed New turbo, Exhaust, Brakes to be driven on the street..
2009 my best was 13.2 at 105 mph
2010 My first 12.496 @ 109.33 mph was recorded
using 245/50/16" KUMHO ECSTA AST STREET TIRES
after I removed the floor mat, my next quarter mile pass
60' 1.806 and quarter mile in 12.396 @ 108.95 mph on STREET TIRES
2011 GS Nationals - I'll have Drag Radials and few more tweaks to break 11's...
1987 Buick Grand National / GNX Clone Project:
link to additional photos: http://www.gsnationals.com/GNHT2010.htm
List of Bolt-On Modifcations:
No Alcohol/Methanol Injection.
1987 Buick Regal Grand National "Hard Top"
Unopened 1987 Buick V6 turbo 3.8 liter Factory Stock Muscle Car.
turbo Tweak: LT1-3" MAF, Translator, TT 93 Street Chip, 60# Fuel Injectors.
GN1-Performance: 3" Front Mount Intercooler, 3" Down Pipe with External Wastegate & External Boost Controller, 3" Stainless Steel Dual Exhaust.
Full Throttle Speed: Scanmaster and Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator.
RJC Racing: RJC Air Distribution Plenum Power Plate.
Red Armstrong / Quad Air: XP Plus Fuel Pump with Hotwire/Fuel Pump Feeder Kit.
Kirban Performance: TA-49 turbo (up to 545 HP), GNX 16x8 Honeycomb Rims, GNX Fender Flares, Brace Kit Front & Rear, Ignition Coil Pack & Spark Plug Wires, 160 Thermostat, Reproduction Rear Bumper Fillers, Front Bumper Fillers, Steel Hood Shocks, Polished Aluminum MAF Pipe, Angled Billet Oil Fill Tube & Breather Kit, A-Pillar Boost & Knock Gauges, Engine Tie-Down Strap.
GBodyParts: F Body Aluminum Radiator with Dual Fans, Vacuum Brakes, Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter Hanger.
HRpartsNstuff: Anti-Roll/Rear Sway Bar, Lower & Upper Double Adjustable Control Arms, Dual Air Bags with Spacers and Drive Shaft Safety Loop.
Cotton's Performance: Heated Oxygen "02" Sensor Kit.
Miscellaneous/New/Replaced: Windshield, Rearview Mirror, Shocks, Head Lights, Brembo Brakes, Ceramic Pads, Calipers, Repacked Bearings, 8" K&N Air Filter, NOS Grey Leather Steering Wheel with Billet Ring, NOS Black Headlight Bezels, NGK UR5 Spark Plugs (Gapped Tight 0.030), Windshield Bottle & Radiator Overflow Plus Caps, Original Radiator Cap "Made in England".
GNX Accents/Features: Rear Differential Cover, turbo Shield, Wheels, Front & Rear Emblems, Embroidered Headrests, GNX Dash #487, ASC Stickers (Door Jamb/Emission/Intercooler), Vents, Flares, Owners Manual, Fender Cover and GNX Hardbound Book.
Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary, written and produced by
Michael Rose, on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History
Channel's archive. Here is Michael's description of the video verbatim:
"No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into
the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar
Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom
fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the
bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of
another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their
invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men,
William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building
business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant
realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with
Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were
regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks
through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the
compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for
the largest company in the world."
Grand National single turbo 1,500 horsepower dale cherry
A video from bowling Green, Ky 5-18-2002 Single turbo stage 2 V6 4.1 liter. Killer sounding turbo. On this run, wheels up launch while
spinning. Dale said it also spun the last 300 feet or so. 1500 horsepower, full steel car
except the hood! full frame. built and tuned by Dale Cherry of Hatboro,Pa
owner of: http://www.injection-connection.com/HomePage.htm
car info: http://www.turbobuick.com/dale_cherry_car.html
1987 Buick GNX Top Gear Test Track
The 1987 Buick Grand National-GNX in the hands of the Stig
276 hp (206 kW) and 360 lb·ft (488 N·m) of torque.
1/4 mile time of 13.5 seconds at 102 mph (164 km/h) and a 0-60 mph (97
km/h) time of 4.7 seconds
Buick Grand National Street & Strip Upgrades - Part 3
In this episode, we focus on making some good old turbocharged horsepower on my 1987 Buick
Grand National. We also take a trip back to 1987 to look at performance
recipes back then.
This is part of a multi-part series where we're making a host of
modifications to this classic American muscle car to improve its
performance on the street and strip. Thank you for watching and
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Buick - 1985 Buick Grand National
Here's another great video from the History Channel's archive on the 1985
Buick Regal turbocharged Grand National.
Per the History Channel's exact video description:
attention-grabbing celebration of speed, the 1985 Grand National represents
Buick's return to muscle-car roots. Now, two teams of veteran mechanics try
to extract everything they can from the Grand National's made-for-speed
equipment (including turbo engines, fuel
injectors, and racing transmissions) to transform the car into a big, mean
The premise is simple: FULL THROTTLE selects two teams who are each given
the same model of classic car in a similar state of disrepair. They're
supplied with a garage, tools, and parts, and after 20 hours of repair
time, they battle it out in an old-fashioned drag-race on a certified
track. The winner keeps both cars. The loser keeps nothing.
They're fast, they're flashy, they reignited America's love of muscle
cars-and finally, the 1985 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL returns with a vengeance on
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Buick Grand National drag Racing Racelegal.com 1-6-2012
Friday night racelegal drag racing check out these buick grand national on
the 1/8 mile drag strip driven by donnie wang.
In 1986, a modified engine design with intercooling Boosted the performance even further; in 1987
it reached 245 hp (183 kW) and 355 lb·ft (481 N·m) of torque. Buick
dropped the T-Type package for Regal in 1987. There were only 7,896 turbo Regals produced in 1986. In 1987, when turbo Regals reached their peak in
popularity, a total of 27,590 turbo
Regals were produced through December, with those models produced between
September and December of that year window stickered as "1987½ Buick Grand
In 1987, a lightweight WE4 (turbo T)
option was offered. Only 1,547 of this variant were produced. They were
painted black and treated to the same blackout package as the Grand
National, including bumpers, grille, headlight and taillight trim. The
differences between a WE4 and the Grand National were the interior trim
package, wheels, exterior badging, aluminum bumper supports, and aluminum
rear brake drums as opposed to the Grand National's cast iron. The rear
spoiler was only available as a dealer installed option. 1987 was the only
year that the LC2 turbo option was
available on any Regal, making it possible to even see a Limited with a
vinyl landau roof and a power bulge turbo hood. turbo Regal Limiteds were one of the rarest models
of turbo Regals produced second only to
the GNX at 1,035 turbo Limiteds. turbo Regal Limiteds could be ordered with many
options with most having chrome external trim but for $35 could have been
built with the full black-out trim option making them extremely rare.
Limiteds were treated to a very luxurious interior with plush carpeting and
optional bench pillow seats and a column shift. The 1987 model would be the
end of the manufacture of the RWD "G-Body" Regal, but GM had to extend the
build of the Grand National to meet customer demand.
For the final year, 1987, Buick introduced the GNX at $29,900. Produced by
McLaren Performance Technologies/ASC, Buick underrated the GNX at 276 hp
(206 kW) and a very substantial 360 lb·ft (488 N·m) of torque. This
was created to be the "Grand National to end all Grand Nationals." Changes
made included a special Garrett T-3 turbocharger with a ceramic-impeller blowing
through a more efficient and significantly larger capacity Intercooler with a "CERMATEL
(Ceramic/Aluminum) coated" pipe connecting the Intercooler to the engine. A GNX
specific EEPROM, low-restriction Exhaust with dual mufflers, reprogrammed turbo Hydramatic 200-4R transmission with a
custom torque converter and transmission cooler, and unique differential
cover/panhard bar included more of the performance modifications. Exterior
styling changes include vents located on each front fender, 16 inch black
mesh style wheels with VR-speed rated tires, and deletion of the hood and
fender emblems. The interior changes of the GNX included a serial number on
the dash plaque and a revised instrument cluster providing analog
Stewart-Warner gauges, including an analog turboBoost
gauge. Performance was measured with a quarter mile time of 13.5 seconds at
102 mph (164 km/h) and a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time of 4.7 seconds.  GNX
#001 is the 1986 prototype currently owned by Buick and sometimes makes
appearances at car shows around the US. The GNX had a ladder bar that ran
from the mid-section of the car to the rear axle, so as to increase
traction. This is also the reason why a GNX will actually lift the rear end
up when the car is about to launch heavily.
1200 HP Grand National burnout, Cars Fishtailing & Accelerating
DtRockstar1 records a series of cars accelerating away very loudly. You'll
see a 1,200 horsepower Buick Grand
National doing a burnout, two Cadillac CTS-V cars, Corvettes, and a Porsche
accelerating and fishtailing.
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1966 Buick Convertible Barn Find Rescue, Part 1
This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been
abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel
& Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in
conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead
with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 1,
with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the car. Look for part two,
loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011
issue of HOT ROD Magazine.