9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138 hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the 5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.
2791 CHA 1970 Buick Skylark GS 350
1969 BUICK SKYLARK CUSTOM
1969 BUICK SKYLARK CUSTOM Before and After clip. Took about a year to get to this point. New Paint, new Chrome, New Shocks with Air shocks in the back, GS 15 Rims with 235/60r15 rubber, Grill teeth fixed and painted, New Seats. Still needed is.. Steering wheel refurbish and maybe new carpet. O yea.. Still need to install the window felts. That is about it !! So all in all. She turned out beautiful !! Fast and Fun !! I am still amazed at how tight she is with no rattles or squeaks . Doors close like a vault and are tight ! Engine idles and runs fantastic !! Even after more than 40 years !! I wish GM, actually I wish all car manufactures still made cars this good..