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 #8. 7-16-2011
The TCI shifter looks DEVASTATING!!! Tyrone did a perfect install ...
considering there were parts MISSING ... apparently Giovanni's shop
After the "TCI" became "a-walk-in-the-park-to-me," I decided to raise the
"idle" on the Holley750 by 100-rpm. The Stage-1 refused to turn over! The
starter was NOT engaging. I immediately "knew" it had to be the
orange-thinner-gauge wire I used on the starter ... instead of the THICKER
GAUGED RED WIRE I was supposed to use.
This video shows that thin/incorrect wire "melted" onto the TA Exhaust header tube. Tomorrow after work ... I
am correcting this. I have the correct wire now.
The aluminum plate for the TCI shifter column will be purchased next
weekend ... and I will then be able to mount the (Park, Reverse, etc)
shifter plate securely.
BRAND-NEW HOLLEY 850-CFM from Holley.com!!!!!
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.
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
variety! In today's video, we will take an up close and personal in depth
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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Shifting a Megashifter 1987 Pontiac Trans Am Project
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I thought we'd demonstrate how the B&M Megashifter works in regular and
ratchet shifting modes. We used our 1987 Pontiac Trans Am to demonstrate
just how well it functions. This is basically the same way that most
ratchet type shifters operate. I hope you find it interesting...thanks for
2014 Buick Regal GS AWD Review and Road Test
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In my mind, Volkswagens used to be the "Euro Buick." Positioned as a note
above the mass market rabble, VW's Passat shared parts with Audi's A4, the
Touareg and Phaeton were luxury cars with a mass market logo on the hood.
Then Volkswagen decided this was the wrong strategy for them so they
repositioned VW as the German alternative to Toyota and Chevrolet. This
left a gaping hole in the market for shoppers looking to step into a
Eurpoean near-luxury vehicle that flew under the radar. And then Buick
stepped in. Say what? That's right, Buick's Opel-based product offensive
has transformed the brand from Barcalounger wheels for the octogenarian to
a window into the soul of GM's German brand. This transformation isn't an
easy one as Buick's problem wasn't just blue-haired buyers and slinky-soft
springs. Buick is the penultimate middle child. Jammed between Chevrolet
and Cadillac, brand B's mission is to give Chevy buyers something to aspire
to and Cadillac buyers something to graduate from. The Buick Regal I had
for a week is in even more of a tight spot being the middle child's middle
child slotting between the Verano and LaCrosse.
GM's HiPer Strut suspension is designed to bring the steering axis more in
line with the tire centerline, something you typically find in rear-wheel
drive cars. Aligning the axises more closely results in better tracking,
less torque steer and a front tire with a more consistent camber across the
suspension's travel. Versus the outgoing model, the front tires contact
patch is improved in corners when the front suspension is loaded resulting
in higher grip. Coupled with an AWD system that sends 50% of the power to
the rear under hard acceleration, we get the first Buick in a long time
with virtually zero torque steer.
The downside to the trendy new steering knuckle design is feel. Steering is
very precise but suffers from the same Novocaine-laced feeback as
everything else out there with electric power steering. Coupled with a
58/42 F/R weight distribution, the Regal GS has impeccable manners up to
9/10ths where things go pear-shaped and you start oversteering off into the
bushes. Trouble is without steering feedback it's hard to tell where
9/10ths is located. In contrast, the Volvo S60 T6 AWD and S80 T6 AWD offer
less grip but more feel.
2014 Buick Regal GS AWD Exterior-007
Driving a FWD Regal back to back with out AWD tester, I kept thinking
"there's just something I dislike about the FWD model". As it turns out
there is a reason the FWD Regal felt unsettled in the rear over broken
pavement, the AWD model gets an entirely different "H-Link" independent
rear suspension. Coupled with the active dampers, the Regal felt well
composed on a variety of road surfaces despite being tuned firmer than the
rest of the American and Swedish competition.
Put your foot to the floor and the 2014 GS will run to 60 in 6.7 seconds,
exactly the same as the W-Body Regal GS I remember with fond memories. The
difference of course is that the W-Body's torque steer made the car feel
like it was part car ans part carnival ride while the 2014 model tracks
straight and true with zero drama all the way to a 15.2 second 1/4 mile.
Stacking this up with the competition, the Regal is notably slower than the
Cadillac CTS/ATS 2.0T and Volvo's 3.0L turbocharged models; and a hair slower than the
3.7L Lincoln MKZ, Lexus ES 350 and Acura TL.
2014 Buick Regal GS 0-60 MPH First Drive Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Buick Regal GS is the sportiest car in
Buick's new 2014 line-up. The big news for 2014 is a new refreshed
redesigned of both the inside and outside of the 2014 Buick Regal and the
addition of all-wheel-drive. Buick says that the engine has also been
improved and that the GS button in the car makes for a fun and exciting
driving experience. In another fun and informative TFLcar Review Roman
Travels to country roads of rural Kentucky to drive the newest and fastest
Buick Regal. Is this newest Buick Regal GS the real deal. You'll have to
watch Roman's review to find out.
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American Muscle Car - S02E11 - Buick GNX
The American Musclecar series relives that incredible time when Detroit
produced the most outrageous cars ever to hit the street. From the car that
started it all, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, experience the glory days of power
and speed through the stories of those who lived and breathed it then. This
2-disc set features twelve half-hour episodes devoted to each extraordinary
muscle car from that magical era.
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1959-1963
Pontiac 421 Super Duty
Ford Fairlane GT & Torino Talladega
427 Cobra 1963-1967
Chevrolet Corvette Camaro Z/28
Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird
The Mopar Super Stockers
American Motors AMX
Dodge Challenger TA and Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
Buick Regal GNX
1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1974 GMC Pro Street Truck STK 1300
This 1974 GMC started out as a stock truck now it has 1977 Chevrolet
Silverado body work on the front end. Painted in Viper blue throughout this
truck is bad to the bone. Now Pro Street with 15x6.5 inch wheels on the
front and 15x15 inch wheels with Mickey Thompson 33x15x19.50 tires on the
rear. A Chassisworks four link rear suspension plants these huge tires to
the ground. Power steering and power front disc brakes make this beast easy
to drive. Under Harwood fiberglass hood is the heart of this truck. A 468ci
V8 big block fitted with many goodies. A 10:1 compression ratio makes it a
pump gas friendly motor, Comp Cam 650 lift and 308 duration mechanical
roller, 2 Edlebrock 600cfm 1406 series carburetors, MSD 6AL ignition, MSD
RPM Module selector, MSD billet distributor, MSD Blaster coil, Weiand
tunnel ram intakes, coated headers, 3 inch Exhaust with Flowmasters, 4130 Eagle billet
steel crank, Crower rods and JE pistons. Setup like should be good for 600
horse. Backing up the motor is a Cook built modified TH350 transmission
with a TCI 3500 stall converter. A Hurst V-Matic ratchet shifter controls
gear selection. Out back is a Ford 9 inch rear end with a Detroit locker
and 4.86 rear gear. Electric fans, electric fuel pump and electric water
pump keep this motor well fed and cool. Several auxiliary gauges allow the
driver to keep tabs on the engine. In the name of safety and fuel cell and
6 point roll cage keeps its occupants safe.
This vehicle is located in our Charlotte, NC showroom. For more
information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.
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