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.
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.
455 Stage 1 Regal walk around - SOLD.mpg
1986 Buick Regal limited with .030 over 455, 9.6 comp, turbo 400, 2500 stall conv, 342 GN rear, ported
Stage 1 spec heads, TA 298H Hemi Killer cam-504 lift by 241 dur, rejetted
Holley 850, TA Stage 1 intake, recurved HEI dist, custom ram air setup, TA
1" & 7/8 headers, 3" Dynomax Exhaust, cross drilled rotors, line lock,
tubular front arms, boxed rear arms, HR rear sway bar, race weight-3700
lbs, best ET. 11.90 @ 114mph on drag radials-Englishtown NJ. 5-13 update:
removed a/c box and installed non a/c heater delete box. Selling price
Buick Regal GS 2012 & Buick GS Stage 1 1970 with McKeel Hagerty
Buick Regal GS 2012 & Buick GS Stage 1 1970 with McKeel Hagerty. In
anticipation of Buick's returning GS based on the 2012 Regal, MotoMan heads
across the pond to briefly drive its donor car, the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
OPC/VXR. Back stateside he visits with the Mayor of the Classic Car Hobby,
McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Classic Car Insurance and they drive the car
that inspired it all, a 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 . . .
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1971 Buick Riviera 455ci engine rebuild start up
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This Buick 455 came to us with a distinct knock from the bottom end, it had
been rebuilt 2 or 3 times by others but was still knocking and suffering
with low oil pressure.
Normally we do not remove and fit engines but this time we made an
exception, we removed the engine, stripped it and cleaned all parts,
decided which new parts we needed and when they arrived we set about
getting this engine as perfect as possible.
After a lot of hard work we got her finished and installed back into the
1971 Buick Riviera.
How to debog your Quadrajet part 3
In the first two videos we looked at operational theory of the Quadrajet.
In this episode we'll explore a couple mistakes the home mechanic often
makes in an effort to improve the performance of this unit.
big block buick
this is my newest edition to my cars, this is a 69 riviera big block going
into a race ready flat black 70 skylark
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."
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San Diego STREET RACING
1320Video made a visit down to SoCal to see what kind of badass street cars
roamed the streets at night. A few badass Supras, swapped & turbo'd nissans, GT-R's, Corvettes, twin turbo 350Z, a bike all came out to play on short
notice making for quite a night of street racing!
Barn Find '66 Buick Hits the Autocross! - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 18
On this bonus episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, it's the return of our '66
Buick Special convertible. In episode 5, we showed you how this car had
been abandoned in an Arizona backyard for 33 years with the top down.
Freiburger and Finnegan flew into town, got the car running with the help
of Rick Pewe from 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine, and drove it home to Los
Angeles. Watch that original episode here:
The car proved to be a ton of fun, so now we are turning it into a daily
driver. In this video, Freiburger and Camaro Performers magazine's Nick
Licata bring you along for the autocross, slalom and brake testing of the
car's all-new performance suspension from Classic Performance Products
(CPP). It's a sight you won't soon forget.
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