This is THE-BIG-DAY!!!
I just bought the Stage-1 home from the garage ... waiting for Tyrone's 2:40pm arrival, so we go install my TCI Mega-Shifter!!!
I am scheduled to follow Tyrone to his shop ... I'm hoping HE drives the Stage-1 to "PONTIAC ALLEY" as I record for V8buick.com; A PONTIAC-GUY LOVING A BUICK 455 STAGE-1 REGAL!!! LMATFO!!!
NOTICE#1; I gave the Stage-1 a few "revs" at the black Mustang ... whose driver gave me a nice "head-nod."
NOTICE#2; The white Infiniti "got scared" and abruptly made a quick-left turn ... cause' the BIG-BLOCK-BUICK was shaking his vehicle tremendously!!! LMATFO!!!
OH-YEAH; a small 3200-rpm BURNOUT before I parked!
CDS 1987 STAGE-1 BUICK 455 REGAL exit from ... "THE-KING!!!" 10-16-2012
... just to monitor the Stage-1's HIGHWAY PERFORMANCE for the 1st time.
When BRUNO and I went for "drive," Bruno couldn't give me anything other
than a "thumb-up" due to my NOT FLOORING it ... nor giving him @
1/2-throttle demos. He wanted me to open-it-up a bit ... I was scared to
upset the Police & neighbors. LOL
THE BUICK PULLS REALLY HARD PAST 2800-RPM!! This video view looks much
slower than the "live' accelerations.
IT'S MUCH faster THAN the 455
Buick motor Scotty at Pee-Gee Performance (in Brooklyn at the time) built
for me ... which is WHAT I WANTED (since some idiot-low-life STOLE that
I NEVER took the "455" past "3500-RPM!" I wanted to get some idea of how
the Buick accelerates between 2000-3500-RPM on these badly thrashed used
$30 street tires. This video looks slower than the "real-time" acceleration
for some reason. Engine temp was a firm 170-degrees all the way to BRUNO'S
I AM VERY HAPPY with my D&S Performance Stage-1 Buick 455 V8 thus far,
Thank-God. MY FRONT SUSPENSION REALLY NEEDS AN UPGRADE for the streets.
UPDATES to follow.
PONTIAC ALLEY with "T.K."/ Buick 455 Stage-1 Regal TCI Shifter Update #7. 7-16-2011
Tyrone gave me "demos" regarding utilizing this TCI Street-Fighter
Mega-Shifter. It was so-freaking-funny (Much Respect, Tyrone LOL) hearing
Tyrone make the "PONTIAC" engine sounds during his demo!!!
T.K. is "Too-Cool!!!" I remember when I had the type energy T.K. has ...
and I really miss it. Apparently, he is going to follow in his Father's
foot-steps ... and go PONTIAC also.
The next video shows my shifter plate "template" in place.
CDS 1987 STAGE-1 BUICK 455 REGAL DYNO-SHOP Update#1 6-6-2013
Ralph & John's Dyno
Shop is a GODSEND!!!
This video is self-explanatory ... just listen to Ralph.
Joey is a "BAAAAD-MAN lol."
He suggested (jokingly) taking my Buick 455 V8 to 7000+RPM!!! Joey also
stated that my Stage-1 makes almost no vacuum because of the big camshaft
UPDATES TO FOLLOW.
My D&S Performance Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal's TCI Mega-Shifter Update #6. 7-16-2011
This video was uploaded AFTER eating at Olive Garden ... from PONTIAC
ALLEY, located in Brooklyn, NY.
In this video, we discuss the shifter brackets missing (Tyrone hooked me up
from his parts supply), the installation of the PermaCool electric fan
"170-degree" thermostat, and turboCHARGING.
Tyrone tells me I need to "LEARN" how to use the TCI shifter.
My 1987 Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal "briefly" taken to 2,800-RPM to Meineke! 4-02-2011
... ON THE WAY TO MEINEKE (Thanks to THE-KING and his Rochester820!).
Mike (the owner of Meineke) is a very cool/straight-up dude. He treated me
& my Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal like Royalty.
This is the 1st time I actually BEAT ON my Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal a bit
with the 1973 Buick 455 V8 built by Mr. Dan Smith of D&S Performance in
The TH400 was built by Mr. Tyrone Taylor of PONTIAC-ALLEY secretly-located
in Brooklyn, NY.
WITHOUT Exhaust, the Buick pulls HARD
under 3000-rpm!!! It was very cool BLOWING THE (old slick Oldsmobile 307
burnout tires still on the Regal ... GOTTA get the MT Drag Radials) TIRES
OFF. Engine was running a bit HOT.
Next video ... with 3" true duals!
"11-SECOND-STEVE" and his 1986 STAGE-1 BUICK 455 REGAL at FLoyd Bennet Muscle Car Show! 6-10-2012
I finally got to meet "11-Second-Steve" in person today at The Floyd Bennet
Field Auto/Muscle Car Show! Actually, if it wasn't for Steve's invite(s)
... I would have missed a really great display of ... AUTOMOBILES!!!
Steve wants to race his 1986 Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal against mine. ME TOO!
Steve also informed me as to how to do a BURNOUT ... "correctly!" Steve
stated that Ginger's Burnout with my Stage-1 Regal was BETTER than mine
(Youtube video)! LOL
Steve's Regal is SWEET ... put together correctly. I learned a few
performance/traction mods from him.
STEVE RAN AN 11:90 THIS WEEKEND ,,, without manually-shifting the Buick! He
just put the shifter in DRIVE ... and let the 455 & the TH400 automatic
transmission do the rest!
Guess who showed up also????
My D&S Performance Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal TCI Mega-Shifter Update! 7-11-2011
This video was uploaded from my Android phone earlier to touch-base with
upcoming modifications ... and cause' I just HAD to go see my Stage-1 Buick
455 Regal ... and start it up after this video's end.
Tyrone & I are scheduled SATURDAY to "finally" install my TCI floor shifter
in place of GM's factory "weak/plastic" floor shifter that came from the
I CAN'T WAIT TO LAUNCH IN 1ST GEAR!!!!!!!!!
I got to tighten the TA Performance long-style headers ... but I really
need to have Meineke install the header gaskets.
SO-FAR-SO-GOOD, THANK GOD!!!
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Bad-Ass Buick: 1955 Special - /BIG MUSCLE
• Harry Fisher
In stock form, the 1955 Buick Special could best be described as a "nice"
car. It's not drop dead gorgeous like a 1959 Impala, nor does it have the
panache of say a 1956 Chrysler 300. You see the '55 Buick Special was a
working mans car. It had room enough for the whole family, a decent
power-plant thanks to its 264 cubic inch V8, and style that was, well...
above average. Harry Fisher or "Uncle Harry" as most people know him, saw
the old Buick a bit differently though. He knew that with a few little
touches (like a 502 cubic inch big-block, modern suspension, and a new set
of wheels) that this old Buick had the potential to become one of the
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1987 Buick Grand National (Regal T-Type Turbo) Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
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Classics of Charlotte, NC for allowing me to film this video!
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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
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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
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Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary, written and produced by
Michael Rose, on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History
Channel's archive. Here is Michael's description of the video verbatim:
"No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into
the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar
Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom
fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the
bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of
another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their
invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men,
William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building
business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant
realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with
Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were
regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks
through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the
compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for
the largest company in the world."