The 1970 Reynolds Buick GS racer comes home for 95th Anniversary
The 455 Cubic inch BUICK Stage 2 engine roared to life as the 1970 Reynolds Buick GS racer rolled off the trailer at REYNOLDS BUICK. Home again! See it 5 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, at our 95th Anniversary Open House! You can find Reynolds Buick GMC at 345 N. Citrus Ave West Covina, CA 91791 Reynolds Buick GMC has been an upstanding part of the West Covina, CA community for 95 years. A new and used car dealership since 1915, Reynolds Buick GMC is dedicated to providing the best new and pre-owned vehicles in the Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, and San Gabriel areas. Sales: (626) 384-4448 Service: (626) 384-4467 Receive exclusive deals and promotions at http://www.reynolds1915.com/ http://www.twitter.com/reynoldsbuick and http://www.facebook.com/ReynoldsBuickGMC http://www.reynoldsbuickracing.com
9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138 hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the 5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.
1970 BUICK GS 455 STAGE 1 MOTOR DETROIT STYLE
After several years, countless beers and even a few tears, the old drag car is back on the streets marking her territory with two long black smelly lines!=================