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1987 Buick Grand National First start in ten years

Video was made for personal use but decided to share Sat in storage for ten years (01-11) Changed oil, changed plugs and charged the battery. Thats it. Fogged the cylinders and ran the motor with out plugs to build up oil pressure before i started it. Smoke from start up was from the fogging oil, I still cant believe how easy it started. Even the gas in ten years old! Although, it was before Ethanol was added to everything and it was treated with a heavy dose of good stabilizer. It will be drained and new fuel will be added before we run it again. Enjoy!


 


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1987 Grand National FOR SALE flemings ultimate garage
http://www.flemingsultimategarage.com/1987-buick-grand-national--c-1351.htm Freshly built & modified 3.8 liter turbo V-6 @ approx. 400hp, freshly built overdrive automatic, mirror finish black paint, new grey/black GN bucket seat interior, power windows-locks-cruise-tilt control, air conditioning, factory audio, pillar mounted gauges, programmable electronic Boost controller, upgraded injectors, Hooker dual Exhaust system, upgraded turbonetics turbo, HD Intercooler, billet serpentine belt system, 3" thick folder of receipts, spectacular last year Grand National! http://www.flemingsultimategarage.com 301.816.1000





Grand National after going to Cotton's Performance
MY 1987 Grand National walk around to show what was done to the engine and brag a little about Cotton Performance





Grand National passes Corvette as it wrecks
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1986 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL SPRING CLEAN & TEST DRIVE
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It's Alive!!!
My 87' buick grandnational lives again,(please read below)12-31-09,Orlando,FL,USA..Brand new GN1 Stroker motor..This time " I " did all the work!! vs paying for blown-up motors from KDK Performance an/or Lamotta Performance,both in FL an supossed speacilist...8^/....If your cars at either of these shops above in Florida,i feel for you!!!.. Update! July 27th 2010 The ROH drift wheels an Falken autocross tires are on,Aerospace disk brakes all around,TRZ tubular control a-arms front an upper in the back..Cars Very close to the GNX conversion an Brand New Paint!! The Story of this car.. Brought out storage,in year 2000 had 2 differant motor builds both whipe the camshafts,little known to people back then was the camshaft manufactors fault ,the cams metal was flawed 2000.. the car goes to Bowling Green Custums in Alt GA, He has it 4 years, charges me $14,000 for Yeap,straight from his shop a Whiped camshaft!!! 2005.. Car goes to KDK Performance in FL gone billit rollor cam $8000 rebuild,car blows up 1/2 track at 110mph 3 total rebilds all i payed for,Dynoed an to the track same thing, 1/2 track garnade First Run !! 4th new motor bought an payed for, i pull car out KDK spend over $30,000 in cash an parts totaling over 3 years 2008.. I call Cal Hartline,He recommeds Lamotta performance The new motor from KDK goes striaght on the Dyno an BOOM!! headgasket launches as all the times before I asked if Lamotta can fix it, an add GNX style dash an new Intercooler,6 months later motors done at Heartbeat racing engines,Even though Lamottoa dropped my motor to him for whatever reason i had to go pick it up.(that cost the tranny in my truck!)After Lamotta installs the motor an fires it,I called Jake an he said i quote "Its fine, ready to go"..I pick it up, Its belowing white smoke out the exshuast,water temps high, oil pressuers all over the place!!!,,the dash speedo don't work, (the whole reason i had the GNX dash kit Installed!!) an the grill ,Lamotta broke the headerpanel flap so my Grill dangles in place,had to buy whole new pannel,won't mention them storing my car under a car on lift that leaked fuild $13,000 in total back to square one Piston pin was riding up an down the #4 cylinder wall 2009.. Car stays in My Garage.. Dave at Heartbeat racing engines rebuilt an sleves the damage piston pin cylinder an i have him add GN1 stroker kit..The Motors now perfect an i have over 2000miles on it Today July 27th 2010 the cars at ProFab in Tampa having Matt inspected the suspenion along with the brakes,Possiably adding a 6 point roll cage...8^) Moral to this build,Try your Hardest to Have one All-in-One shop work on your car,Or you'll get the Third person run around,(example), Oh i'll take your car an your money,but its the machist fault or part builders fault why nothing works,pay us, blame them... First time you here that....Run!!! Get all work in Writing,You might need it later





My 87 Buick Grand National
Thanks to Monty Jones at Jones Paint and Body, Smithville TN, & Jack Cotton at Cottons Performance Center Yanky land Mass. Both of these men are incrediable at what they do for a living. This car is so nicely done. Its a pleasure to be able to drive around in a such a work of art. Thanks to Monty and Jack for making my dream come true.





SWIFT cc MIA! CHOPCHOP 87 GRAND NATIONAL BUILD AND GETS FLAGGED UP!
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Grand National Rolling Burn Out
Getting the old Buick out after a long winter....





87 Grand National with a LS1
I bought a 1987 Buick Grand National and went to North carolina to pick it.Just showing ya'll some footage.It has a LS1 from a 2000 corvette. MIckey Thompson strip/street slicks, hurst shifter, moonroof, WE2 Car. I was going to start it but the battery was weak





Buick Grand National Car Show, 1990
Video by John Spina, Caspers Electronics Inc. in Loveland, Colorado, and hosted by Kirban Performance, Warminster PA. Vintage video footage showing the Buick Grand National frenzy back in the day...something you will never see again (at least not in these numbers - the closest you'll ever get to this many cars is the GS Nationals). The turbocharged and intercooled Buick was the fastest US production car in 1987; and even today, still one of the quickest vehicles on the road and at the quarter-mile tracks. This production vehicle has become a cult-classic and still shows up in numbers at the annual GSCA event in Bowling Green, KY.





BUICK - The "Grand National" & "GNX" Story Part 1 of 3
I don't like too many 80s cars, but this is my favorite BY FAR. It's the only car I allow to be included with the "brute force" muscle cars of the 60s and early 70s. I enjoyed working on them and driving them when I started as a tech at a Buick dealer in 1991, in Arlington TX. Too bad Pontiac and Olds didn't also make their own version of this the same way Buick made theirs.---Buick made a V6 from wacking 2 cylinders off their great V8, while letting the turbo and PERFECT computerized spark/fuel control "get back" the lost power of the 2 cylinders, AND retaining V6 fuel economy!--(these cars could get in the high 20s low 30s on the hwy). Since this is EXACTLY a Buick V8 with 2 cylinders wacked off, and since it is a 90 degree V (like a V8) unlike many V6s, the result is a nice even power curve that does not lack low-end. It does not have near the low-end "turbo lag" as many turbo POS's today that have to redline at 8500rpm before they make any power. In fact, in stock form these engines never need to see over 5000rpm.





BUICK - The "Grand National" & "GNX" Story Part 2 of 3
I don't like too many 80s cars, but this is my favorite BY FAR. It's the only car I allow to be included with the "brute force" muscle cars of the 60s and early 70s. I enjoyed working on them and driving them when I started as a tech at a Buick dealer in 1991, in Arlington TX. Too bad Pontiac and Olds didn't also make their own version of this the same way Buick made theirs.---Buick made a V6 from wacking 2 cylinders off their great V8, while letting the turbo and PERFECT computerized spark/fuel control "get back" the lost power of the 2 cylinders, AND retaining V6 fuel economy!--(these cars could get in the high 20s low 30s on the hwy). Since this is EXACTLY a Buick V8 with 2 cylinders wacked off, and since it is a 90 degree V (like a V8) unlike many V6s, the result is a nice even power curve that does not lack low-end. It does not have near the low-end "turbo lag" as many turbo POS's today that have to redline at 8500rpm before they make any power. In fact, in stock form these engines never need to see over 5000rpm.





Buick Grand National 3.8 Turbo rebuilt engine
zero miles on the engine





Buick Grand National vs.Dodge Viper
Two V6 GN's showing a V10 what it's all about......





Bad-Ass Buick: 1955 Special - /BIG MUSCLE
Owner: • Harry Fisher In stock form, the 1955 Buick Special could best be described as a "nice" car. It's not drop dead gorgeous like a 1959 Impala, nor does it have the panache of say a 1956 Chrysler 300. You see the '55 Buick Special was a working mans car. It had room enough for the whole family, a decent power-plant thanks to its 264 cubic inch V8, and style that was, well... above average. Harry Fisher or "Uncle Harry" as most people know him, saw the old Buick a bit differently though. He knew that with a few little touches (like a 502 cubic inch big-block, modern suspension, and a new set of wheels) that this old Buick had the potential to become one of the baddest hot-rods around.





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