Brian Cotton making the 1st pass off the trailer with our V6 turbo TType at Cecil County with the Pumpkin. This is a new record setting pass for our car. You can see me, a concerned father watching his son make his fastest pass ever.. a proud father, I can also tell you my wife Lorrie was just as proud and emotional as I was watching from the other side of the track. A big thank you to Richie R from a great video shot , thanks so much!!
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.
Grand National at the first "Pinks All Out"
LSPBC member John N. and Houstonite Ryan M. makes us proud at "Pinks All
Out" episode 1. This video has been edited to show only the runs related
to the two Buick entrants.
Grand National single turbo 1,500 horsepower dale cherry
A video from bowling Green, Ky 5-18-2002 Single turbo stage 2 V6 4.1 liter. Killer sounding turbo. On this run, wheels up launch while
spinning. Dale said it also spun the last 300 feet or so. 1500 horsepower, full steel car
except the hood! full frame. built and tuned by Dale Cherry of Hatboro,Pa
owner of: http://www.injection-connection.com/HomePage.htm
car info: http://www.turbobuick.com/dale_cherry_car.html
FASTEST STREET CAR IN THE WORLD! Larry Larson runs 6.95 @ 209 on Drag Week!!!
http://www.1320video.com/store/dvd/ Larry Larson proves his car once again
to be the fastest street car in the world by completing Hot Rod Magazin'es
Drag Week 2010 AND making the first 6 second pass in Drag Week history! Not
only did he make a 6 second pass, but he made that pass after driving 1200
miles on country roads, rain, and he did it 20 minutes after a 7.005 pass,
hot lapping the car!
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
Discovery of the Nitrous / Methanol Drag Turbo Anti Lag System
After fighting with the installation of a larger turbo (B/W Airwerks S510/91mm), trying to find a
way to quickly spool this monsterous sucker with an automatic transmission
and a tight torque converter (in this paricular test, a 2,800 rpm torque
converter stall speed), we finally stumbled across a very interesting
tuning discovery. We've always used Nitrous to help quickly spool whatever turbo was on the car, but this is something
different. This is more than just simply injecting Nitrous.
This video shows the point where we had become aware that we had discovered
a new type of turbo ALS (anti lag
system) that we ended up developing further to become the Nitrous/Methanol Drag turbo Anti Lag System with Afterburner
Augmentation. Probably the most significant advancement of drag turbo anti lag technology in the past decade, not
to mention the advancement of the use of Nitrous with methyl alcohol (methanol) fuel.
Our spool assist valve was not used in these tests.
Through special engine configuration and tuning settings, oxygen is
chemically passed to the Exhaust
system without the need of having to cut the ignition to any of the
cylinders, thereby providing a simple, ULTRA smooth and quiet turbocharger anti lag, or quick spooling system.
This turns out to be even more effective than just using Nitrous injection in the more traditional manner
to spool the turbo. This allows a small
engine using a Nitrous/methanol mix to
spool a large efficient turbo with a
turbine side that will provide the much coveted crossover affect, opening
the door to more radical turbo camshaft
Nitrous/methanol mixes have come to be
known to provide sub standard hp levels for a given jet size rating.
Particularly when large shot sizes are being used. This system recovers all
of that lost rating in a very beneficial manner.
This system does not use the common pop and bang als method so often seen
in turbo drag racing today. It is much
easier on the engine, Exhaust system,
This new turbo anti lag system was
accomplished in spite of the fact that we are using a distributorless
wastespark ignition system. Or, maybe because of it?
I expect only the most adroit tuner to truly grasp the concept and
significance of this new system.
Warning: This type of turbocharger drag
anti lag system is for the most skillful tuners only.