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 Whiped camshaft!!!
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 leaked fuild
$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
Grand National Early Test Run of Alky Buick V6 v2.0
One of the first outings with the car in 2004 with engine build version
2.0. This initial tune-up on the car did not yet include Nitrous oxide injection to spool the turbo. I was still finalizing the volumetric
efficiency table and was testing a THM200C transmission for high horsepower use. Shift points
were around 6,600 rpm and the max Boost was set at 18 psi using a T70 turbonetics turbocharger at the time. CRANK IT UP!
1464 HP Grand National dyno
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
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!
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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
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G-Body Buick Regal Fest
is for all my G-Body Buick Regal and Grand National fans !!!! G-Body Regals
were produced from 78'-87' and Grand Nationals were produced from 82'-87'.
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Buick 4.1 SFI Turbo on Dyno
Engine Built, Tuned, and Tested at Pro Car Associates in Akron, OH.
Providing our Customer a Complete Engine System Solution for their Street
Upload to 2010/11/28
1987 Buick Regal T-Type (Eights) Dragracing
1987 Buick Regal T-Type (Eights). Dragracing 8.80 quarter mile pass.
Featured and on the cover of GM High Tech Performance March 2005. Also
featured in Car Craft December 2004.