Owners name is Jim, this is an 87 GN with a funny car cage, air to liquid Intercooler, SBC V8 (yeah, I know), 106mm single turbo, running on E85. The car Dyno'd 1464 HP but since this was a challenge no torque numbers were shown. The PA system they have sucks and this car brought such a large crowd it took me more than ten minutes just to see the screen and verify the numbers.
He won the Car Craft Dyno Challenge in the turbo class at the 2010 Car Craft Summer Nationals.
GN vs. GT500
I ran a GT500, he wasnt talking to anyone, just acting like his GT500 was a
Ford GT or something. He did a really weird burnout and I let him get the
jump. I guess he liked his rims to much to get a stickier tire because all
he did was spin. It wasnt even a race, his time ended up being 21.41
seconds in the quarter.
2010 Buick Grandnational Dyno Runs!!!
My 1987 Buick Grandnatoinal is Complete!! (please read below) Motors In an
now Tuned!! horsepower numbers will be
up-comming,,This was only a street tune at 14 psi Boost on 93 octain fuel threw Full exhuast !!
2-8-10 2pm, est, Orlando,FL..I Filmed the last NASA Space shuttle night
luanch 4am this filmed Morning..Thanks Dave at HeartBeat Racing Engines in
Apopka,FL for machine work,Titan Motors sports for the Dyno rental an Cal Hartline Of
Harline Performance for the Awsome Tune..No Hessitations in the throttle At
All..This a big injector car too...8^)
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,the 90's SP cams
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 Jake at Lamotta if he 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 very 10 minutes,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 front
headlight pannel,won't mention them storing my car under a car on lift that
$13,000 in total parts an labor 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 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
1987 Buick Grand National VS 2010 V6 Chevy Camaro 1/4 Mile run 2010
Been working on my GN with my friends for the past two years and decided to
give her a run for the first time at a local cruise night. Not being at the
track in years I didn't know where to stage and didn't have time to build
Boost...but 12.1 in 1/4 is a good
start. It's a 1987 Buick Grand National with 26k original miles with stock
motor and a few bolt on. The paint and interior are all stock.
1957 Buick Roadmaster - Jay Leno's Garage
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4-53 Detroit Diesel in a '89 Chevrolet C1500
Sounds GREAT! Owner installed a two stroke 4-53 (four cylinders, 53 CID per
cylinder) Detroit Diesel into their '89 Chevrolet half ton truck. Saw this
at Carcraft summer nationals 2010.