GN Northwest Stage 2 Buick V6 in the 7s!
Gene Fleury runs email@example.com in the GN Northwest Stage 2 Buick running with the Door Slammers at Mission Raceway. Not bad for a little Buick V6! Congratulations to Gene on his first 7 second pass!
A Tribute to Turbocharged Buicks
The Smoking Tire heads out to Fontana, CA for a drag strip meetup with the guys from turboBuick.com and learns about the one-time "fastest car in America," the Buick Grand National.
2010 Buick Grandnational Dyno Runs!!!
My 1987 Buick Grandnatoinal is Complete!! (please read below) Motors In an now Tuned!! horsepower numbers will be up-comming,,This was only a street tune at 14 psi Boost on 93 octain fuel threw Full exhuast !! 2-8-10 2pm, est, Orlando,FL..I Filmed the last NASA Space shuttle night luanch 4am this filmed Morning..Thanks Dave at HeartBeat Racing Engines in Apopka,FL for machine work,Titan Motors sports for the Dyno rental an Cal Hartline Of Harline Performance for the Awsome Tune..No Hessitations in the throttle At All..This a big injector car too...8^)
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 90's SP cams
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 Jake at Lamotta if he 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 very 10 minutes,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 front headlight pannel,won't mention them storing my car under a car on lift that leaked fuild
$13,000 in total parts an labor 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
In car 8 second quarter mile pass
This was taken in one of the fastest Buick Regal T-Types in the country. The camera was tied down to the cage. The car pulled so hard it moved the camera during the run, then put it back when he let off the gas.