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.
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.
1987 Buick Grand National First start in ten years
Video was made for personal use but decided to share
Sat in storage for ten years (01-11)
Changed oil, changed plugs and charged the battery. Thats it.
Fogged the cylinders and ran the motor with out plugs to build up oil
pressure before i started it.
Smoke from start up was from the fogging oil, I still cant believe how easy
it started. Even the gas in ten years old! Although, it was before Ethanol
was added to everything and it was treated with a heavy dose of good
stabilizer. It will be drained and new fuel will be added before we run it
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
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
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 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
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
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
1987 Grand National FOR SALE flemings ultimate garage
Freshly built & modified 3.8 liter turbo
V-6 @ approx. 400hp, freshly built overdrive automatic, mirror finish black
paint, new grey/black GN bucket seat interior, power
windows-locks-cruise-tilt control, air conditioning, factory audio, pillar
mounted gauges, programmable electronic Boost controller, upgraded injectors, Hooker
dual Exhaust system, upgraded turbonetics turbo, HD Intercooler, billet serpentine belt
system, 3" thick folder of receipts, spectacular last year Grand National!
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1987 Buick Grand National (Regal T-Type Turbo) Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
**I made an editing error at the beginning. Thanks a bunch to Streetside
Classics of Charlotte, NC for allowing me to film this video!
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
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look at the understated muscle car of the late 80s, the Buick Grand
National, this one specifically the Regal T-Type. The GN and the T-Type are
identical except for badging and interior trim. It wasn't until you
stepped it on up to the GNX did you get the truly different package (which
I will explain in the video). The GN is arguably the most menacing looking
buick of all time with it's black monochrome paint scheme and turbo charged 3.8 V6 pumping out amazing
performance numbers for the time period, even today! A unique experience
to be able to check out one of these beasts. During this presentation, we
will take a 1st person look at what the vehicle is all about beginning with
the start up, performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data,
and build quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior
and exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only
get from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will
highlight key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any
available options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video
without the good ole engine portion with rev and Exhaust note with interior and exterior
perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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1983 Buick GNX-R Pro Street Tony Flemings Ultimate Garage reviews horsepower ripoff complaints video
2 year $70K build by a body shop owner, mirror finish black paint top &
bottom, black bucket seats w/ rear single theater seat, Pro built Buick 455
big block V-8 @ estimated 550hp, runs cool all day, custom built ram air
system, turbo 400 automatic, Ford 9
narrowed rear w/ posi-traction, 4 link coil over rear suspension, custom
built GN 15X15 wheels with M/T Sportsman tires, Wilwood 4 wheel disc brakes
w/ relocated master cylinder, ceramic coated Exhaust, 2002 Hot Rod Magazine power tour winner
- the most sinister black car weve ever owned!
Watch this video for answers to all your questions (songs, car mods,
setups, etc..) along with bonus footage and updates.
This is a short documentary I made for a class. Using mostly my own found
footage, I give a commentary on "Sleepers" and my own personal experiences
This video was intended to tell a story and be mildly entertaining/funny.
No one in this film thinks they drive the fastest car on the planet. We are
all aware of our limitations.
Try to enjoy it :)
I'm getting messaged like crazy to reveal the mod lists for my cars. This
is a bit difficult to do for the Regal since it almost never had the same
setup on it for more than a few weeks! Anyway I'll try my best!
Z34 - Intake and chip. Stock at the time of the Iroc-Z race.
SHO - SHO SHOp catless Ypipe (That's it!!!) (Stock during most of the Races
in this Video)
vs tuned turbo Cobalt at the Track.
Regal: Headers, mild cam, pulley, tune and intake
Vs stock G8. Regal: same mods as above
11.9 @ 112 in the 1/4 on slicks with some c16 race gas mixed in, m90 blower
Vs full bolt on, gears, tuned 2011 Mustang v6. Regal: TVS swap with
stock TVS pulley. 7psi of Boost.
vs full bolt on, 3.55 gears, tuned 1998 Cobra. Regal: same setup as vs the
Vs 330whp low 12 second Vortech supercharged 2002 Mustang GT. Regal: TVS swap + 2.8''
pulley (14psi) and ethanol.
374whp with same mods as vs the blown GT
As always the Regal had stock heads and never had an Intercooler!
Thanks for all the comments!
First two songs:
"Wake of the Martyrs"
By Secession Studios
This is a great new addition to our inventory. This 1987 Grand National is
completely stock with an original 16k miles on it. The Air Condition has
just been serviced and upgraded to the newer R134a system from the original
R12 and in working order, new security system, shocks, and. The paint is
gorgeous as well as the interior. A lot of people consider this to be the
last of the American Muscle cars and it is well known for being a very
powerful street car.
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