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."
Bad-Ass Buick: 1955 Special - /BIG MUSCLE
• 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.
2014 Buick LaCrosse Review: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Buick LaCrosse has been updated for next
year with a new and less fussy interior and more progressive exterior
styling. In other words, Buick is trying to make the cars more youthful and
luxurious at the same time. Recently Roman had the chance to travel to
rural Kentucky and drive the entire Buick Line-up. Perhaps more importantly
he had the chance to chat with the chief engineer in charge of the
refreshed 2014 Buick LaCrosse. In another fun and informative TFLcar
review, Roman gets to know the big Buick sedan better, in fact this video
is everything that you ever wanted to know about the new 2014 Buick
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1974 Buick Apollo GSX
1974 Buick Apollo GSX 455
--Originally 6 cyl automatic 10-bolt. Now 1970 455 Stage 1, Edelbrock b4b,
John Osbourne Q-Jet, Forged Pistons, Custom Exhaust, MSD, turbo 400 switch-pitch transmission 1200-2800
stall, Frame tied, Ford 9", 3.50 Posi. Conversion performed by Tri-Shield
Performance in 2004 at 51,000 original miles. Now has 59,000+. Vinyl top,
chrome, stainless, and most of the interior is original. Repainted once in
original color and had GSX decal package reproduced from the originals
prior to stripping the car. Its been a good dependable cruiser.
Experience the New Buick Enclave
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Take a fresh look at its new, smart, and beautiful design. It might
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cars, crossovers, SUVs and sedans at www.buick.com
Drag Racing 2010 - Nightshow Top Fuel Funny Car - NitrOlympX Hockenheim
"Flash Gordon" Smith and John Spuffard opened the Nightshow of the 25th
NitrOlympX in Hockenheim in a very decent manner.
Spuffard going strong on the Rico Anthes Quartermile with a 5.12 (another
new track record for AA/FC), Smith 5.54.
Well, that was an Opener for nice Nightshow to come.
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1987 Buick Grand National (GNX Clone Project 2008-2018) 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, burnout at end
UPDATED 2012: New Photos: http://www.gsnationals.com/GNHT2010.htm
Auburn, Maine - Video taken Summer 2010
1987 Buick Regal Grand National / GNX CLONE Project - Sept 2010 Update
No Shoes, No Alky, No Burnout Box, Stage, 4 PSI Boost
Street Tires update Oct 21, 2010
1.806 60' --- Best ET 12.389 @ 108.95 mph
--- Best MPH: 109.95 MPH
20#'s Boost, No Knock, 13.2 @ 105
mph on Cooper Cobra 235/60/15" Street Radials May 13, 2009
(and it wasn't even tuned), then over time more changes, as listed below.
Purchased March 2008 with 88,000 miles STOCK - Original.
As of Oct 2010 there is 103,881 miles, driven from Wisconsin to Kentucky;
Wisconsin to NC, SC, Georgia 2008; Wisconsin to Kentucky to Maine to
Wisconsin 2009, Wisconsin to Maine 2010, and Maine to Kentucky Oct 20-23,
2010. Past 2.5 yrs, I've DRIVEN 16,000 miles in a 1987 Buick Regal Grand
National with over 100k miles!!! and "No Brakes & a Bad turbo" when I bought it in 2008...
this is my 2nd 87 Buick Grand National (and modified) --- my 1st GN is an
ORIGINAL T-Top with 38,xxx miles, ATR 2.5" Pitbull Stainless Steel Dual Exhaust, Torque Strap, Front & Rear Brace
Kit Package, RJC Power Plate.
June 2008 - July 2009 Updates & Modifications:
GNX Clone is Modified with bolt on parts, unopened engine - 3" Front Mount
Intercooler, 3" Downpipe with
External Wastegate/Boost Controller,
3" Stainless Steel True Dual Exhaust,
TA 49 turbo, F-Body Alum Radiator with
Dual Fans, RJC Power Plate, Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator (43 PSI line
off) with FP gauge, Scanmaster, A-Pillar Boost & Knock Gauges, turboTweak 93 Chip with 60# Injectors, 3" Aluminum
MAF Pipe, 9" K&N Cone Air Filter, XP Plus Fuel Pump, 160 thermostat, torque
strap, Vacuum Brakes with Billet Block. HRpartsNstuff Rear Sway Bar, Lower
& Upper Double Adjustable Control Arms, Air Bags, Front & Rear Brace Kit.
NOS L/R Headlight Bezels, Grey Leather Steering Wheel w/Billet Buick
Tri-Shield/Horn Cap, New Shocks, Rotors, Bearings, Brembo Brakes, 30% Side
& Rear Window Tint .
May 2009 Video Walk Around - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqqndU8sbJs
August 2009 - April 2010 --- Parked - in storage...
May 2010 - Modifications:
Front & Rear Bumper Fillers replaced, Drive Shaft Safety Loop, GNX Accents
4 - 245/50/16" Tires
GNX Kirban Style Reproduction 16x8 Rims
GNX Dash Plaque #487,
GNX Rear Differential Cover,
GNX Front & Rear Emblems,
GNX ASC Stickers, under hood & door jamb, No rpo "T2L" code
GNX turbo Cover,
GNX Flares & GNX Vents in Storage... (not sure I'll cut it up)
GNX 6 Gauge Stewart Warner Gauges and Paint planned for next year.
GNX Rear Suspension 1987 can't compare to HRpartsNstuff Suspension of
New Windshield after I was stopped in New York late at Night 82 mph in 65
mph, after being pulled over and the officer checked my car out front to
back, he saw my cracked windshield and gave me warning to repair crack,
whew... thank you... $199 replaced, no speeding ticket, no insurance
adjustment... must be problem with my cruise, becuz I dislike to follow or
often speed up to catch up to the people in front of me...maybe you do
September 2010 - Modifications:
Updated NGK UR5 Spark Plugs gapped tight at .030, new ignition coil pack,
new spark plug wires, LS1-3" MAF with Translator after shooting this video,
Fuel Feeder/Hot Wire Kit, heated O2 sensor. Stainless Steel Cat. Exhaust Hanger, Translator Base Setting = 5.
OCTOBER 2, 2010 ---- SCANMASTER RESULTS after road trip, taken at idle.
02 = 792 (best tuned .750 - .770 -- leaner is meaner w/out knock, higher
AF = 4 (air/fuel best 4-6)
L8 = 30 (engine load = 30-40)
bat = 13.7 (battery 13.5 or higher)
INT = 128 (integrator 118 - 138, ideally 128)
blm = 126 (block learn lean side 118 - 138, rich side, ideally 128)
mph = 0
CLT = 170 (coolant)
ATS = 124 (air temp)
r = 800 (rpm)
TPS = .44 (throttle position sensor 0.42 - 0.44, WOT = 4.6 - 4.8)
IAC = 21 (idle air control 10- 40 good at idle, best at under 30)
fuel pressure 37-43 with line off car at idle in park. start at 43, stock
34-40 line off
Oil Pressure 10-15 PSI HOT
O2 of .790 or higher prevents excessive retard.
at Race Track Tune for best MPH, ET Varies with traction
NOTE: time slips in the quarter mile will be updated by October 26th, 2010
at the GS Nationals - Bowling Green, Kentucky 2010 --- GS Nationals -
October 20-23, 2010.
HRpartsNstuff, GBodyParts, RJC Racing, Kirban Performance, Cotton
Performance, turboBuick.com, Full
Throttle Speed, GN1 Performance, NOS4GN, Red Armstrong - Quad Air.
Here is link/history for my original 87 Buick Grand National - GARAGE QUEEN
2016 Buick Avenir Concept - 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Buick stole the spotlight ahead of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show by revealing
a stunning concept car.
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