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
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!!!
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
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
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
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle vs 1987 Buick GNX - Generation Gap: Muscle Cars
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Black Air The Buick Grand National Documentary – Biography, History full film
Black Air The Buick Grand National Documentary – Biography, History
It was a strange and curious misfit. Though born a Buick, the Grand
National was clearly something else. It was too quick and too brutish to
carry that stodgy name. There was something ...
Director:Andrew Filippone Jr.
Stars:Tony Assenza, Paul Castle, Richard Clark