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Grand National and GNX History (part 2 of 3)

Buick quietly re-entered the supercar wars in the late eighties with a turbocharged 3.8 liter V6 engine in an all black Regal. The car was so outrageously fast that its now among the most collectible cars of all time.


 


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Grand National and GNX History (part 3 of 3)
Buick quietly re-entered the super car wars in the late eighties with a turbocharged 3.8 liter V6 engine in an all black Regal. The car was so outrageously fast that its now among the most collectible cars of all time.





Grand National and GNX History (part 1 of 3)
Buick quietly re-entered the supercar wars in the late eighties with a turbocharged 3.8 liter V6 engine in an all black Regal. The car was so outrageously fast that its now among the most collectible cars of all time.





buick regal t type vs 1994 camaro z28.
buick regal grand national vs 1994 Camaro z28 with burnouts. Just haveing some fun on the back roads. If you like videos with cars and trucks jumppin mudding smashing burnout or just burning. SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL.





BUICK - The "Grand National" & "GNX" Story Part 3 of 3
I don't like too many 80s cars, but this is my favorite BY FAR. It's the only car I allow to be included with the "brute force" muscle cars of the 60s and early 70s. I enjoyed working on them and driving them when I started as a tech at a Buick dealer in 1991, in Arlington TX. Too bad Pontiac and Olds didn't also make their own version of this the same way Buick made theirs.---Buick made a V6 from wacking 2 cylinders off their great V8, while letting the turbo and PERFECT computerized spark/fuel control "get back" the lost power of the 2 cylinders, AND retaining V6 fuel economy!--(these cars could get in the high 20s low 30s on the hwy). Since this is EXACTLY a Buick V8 with 2 cylinders wacked off, and since it is a 90 degree V (like a V8) unlike many V6s, the result is a nice even power curve that does not lack low-end. It does not have near the low-end "turbo lag" as many turbo POS's today that have to redline at 8500rpm before they make any power. In fact, in stock form these engines never need to see over 5000rpm.





BUICK - The "Grand National" & "GNX" Story Part 1 of 3
I don't like too many 80s cars, but this is my favorite BY FAR. It's the only car I allow to be included with the "brute force" muscle cars of the 60s and early 70s. I enjoyed working on them and driving them when I started as a tech at a Buick dealer in 1991, in Arlington TX. Too bad Pontiac and Olds didn't also make their own version of this the same way Buick made theirs.---Buick made a V6 from wacking 2 cylinders off their great V8, while letting the turbo and PERFECT computerized spark/fuel control "get back" the lost power of the 2 cylinders, AND retaining V6 fuel economy!--(these cars could get in the high 20s low 30s on the hwy). Since this is EXACTLY a Buick V8 with 2 cylinders wacked off, and since it is a 90 degree V (like a V8) unlike many V6s, the result is a nice even power curve that does not lack low-end. It does not have near the low-end "turbo lag" as many turbo POS's today that have to redline at 8500rpm before they make any power. In fact, in stock form these engines never need to see over 5000rpm.





1987 Buick GNX Top Gear Test Track
http://youtu.be/PhKz1ZRVgJg The 1987 Buick Grand National-GNX in the hands of the Stig 276 hp (206 kW) and 360 lb·ft (488 N·m) of torque. 1/4 mile time of 13.5 seconds at 102 mph (164 km/h) and a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time of 4.7 seconds





It's Alive!!!
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 2000.. 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!!! 2005.. 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 2008.. 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 2009.. 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





2012 Buick Regal GS Turbo 6 Speed Manual, On The Road
Sponsored by http://www.couponsoffersanddeals.com (Free Digital Coupons), http://www.buttinseat.com (For Auto Dealers) and http://www.ANProximityMarketing.com (Mobile Advertising). Subscribe to our channel http://www.youtube.com/autonetwork, never miss a video or live webcast. Sit in with Virgil of Automotive Rhythms, Brad of Buick and Roosevelt as they drive the new 2012 Buick Regal GS turbo with first 6 speed manual transmission in and around Traverse City, MI where the media event was held.





1987 Buick GNX 9 MILE CAR!!!! For Sale In Miami 305-772-8635
1987 Buick GNX 9 MILE CAR!!!! For Sale In Miami Contact Pete @ 305-772-8635 For more information.





buick grand National & gnx # 302





Subaru exhaust repair at Errons Garage. Plus an Engine powered Mountain Bike. ( Part 1 )
This is a quick, easy and cheap way to fix your broken Exhaust. We got real lucky because it was a break and not rotted like most NY cars. So see the repair done. But mosly, see Bill and Erron poke fun and enjoy our Saturday morning after the new year of 2010. Please see the follow up video with Errons engine powered mountain bike.





tnt racing grand national monte carlo
tnt racing grand national monte carlo





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.





Cobra vs Grand National
96 Cobra bolt ons, Exhaust and gears vs 87 Grand National stock turbo at 19psi on E85.





Buick Grand National Car Show, 1990
Video by John Spina, Caspers Electronics Inc. in Loveland, Colorado, and hosted by Kirban Performance, Warminster PA. Vintage video footage showing the Buick Grand National frenzy back in the day...something you will never see again (at least not in these numbers - the closest you'll ever get to this many cars is the GS Nationals). The turbocharged and intercooled Buick was the fastest US production car in 1987; and even today, still one of the quickest vehicles on the road and at the quarter-mile tracks. This production vehicle has become a cult-classic and still shows up in numbers at the annual GSCA event in Bowling Green, KY.





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