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!
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.
"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'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 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!!!
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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My D&S Performance Stage-1 Buick 455 Regal's TCI Mega-Shifter Update #4. 7-15-2011
This video was taken on the way to Tyrone's "PONTIAC ALLEY." Tyrone didn't
meet me at my house as originally planned (he had to leave work earlier),
so I met him at his shop at 2:50pm today.
TYRONE LAUGHED AT MY BURNOUT I did at the beginning of his shop's block ...
calling it "A POOR attempt at a burnout!!!"
After today ... NO MORE "Drive-gear" BURNOUTS!!!
NO I WILL BE ABLE TO GET 1ST GEAR!!!!
1970 Buick 455 GS
1970, 455 Buick GS, North Carolina car. Very solid floors, frame and sheet
metal. Starts, runs and drives great
Tom's Turbo Garage: Buick Grand National Street & Strip Upgrades - Part 4
In this episode, we continue on our quest for more horsepower on my 1987 Buick
Grand National. We also have a special guest in the garage to help out a
This is part of a multi-part series where we're making a host of
modifications to this classic American muscle car to improve its
performance on the street and strip. Thank you for watching and
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455 Stage 1 Regal walk around - SOLD.mpg
1986 Buick Regal limited with .030 over 455, 9.6 comp, turbo 400, 2500 stall conv, 342 GN rear, ported
Stage 1 spec heads, TA 298H Hemi Killer cam-504 lift by 241 dur, rejetted
Holley 850, TA Stage 1 intake, recurved HEI dist, custom ram air setup, TA
1" & 7/8 headers, 3" Dynomax Exhaust, cross drilled rotors, line lock,
tubular front arms, boxed rear arms, HR rear sway bar, race weight-3700
lbs, best ET. 11.90 @ 114mph on drag radials-Englishtown NJ. 5-13 update:
removed a/c box and installed non a/c heater delete box. Selling price
Tom's Turbo Garage: Buick Grand National Street & Strip Upgrades Part 6: Results!
in this episode, we finally get to enjoy the fruits of our labor and take
the 1987 Grand National for a ride to test out it's performance and all
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In this episode we take a brief look at the history of the turbocharged Buick Grand National, talk about
Andrew Filippone Jr's new movie: "BLACK AIR | The Buick Grand National
Documentary" and then take an in-depth look at my 1987 Buick Grand
This is the beginning of a multi-part series where we'll make a host of
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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.