This is my daily driver 1987 Buick Regal T. 3.8L turbocharged, white version of a Grand National. Stock block with ported Champion iron heads, slightly modified turbo, injectors and downpipe. Running on 93 octane pump gas at the track, this 10.99 was backed up by 5 more 10 second runs with a best of 10.81 @ 124 MPH. Yes it has A/C and gets 22 MPG on the highway. Leave it up to a Buick !
Subaru STI - 10.85 @128 Daily Driver on PUMP 93 oct.
Atco Dragway, 4-17-10 (CLICK PULLDOWN FOR BUILD INFO)
My best of the day was my first pass at 11.16 @ 125, and I had (4) more
passes under 11.4. I pressed my friend and tuner to work it harder.
Car: 2006 STI 2.5L
Street tires - full weight
Tuner/Shop: Junior2JZ / The Shop, Norwalk, CT
Dyno Info: Dyno Dynamics (1.2 CF)
Peak HP at RPM: 500hp @ 7000rpm
Peak Torque at RPM: 420ft lbs @ 4700rpm
Fuel: 93oct Sunoco unleaded pump - Nothing more
Engine block: Headway Performance cast iron sleeved, O-ring & balanced
Pistons: Wiseco HD
Rods: Manley turbo-Tuff
Oil pump: Cosworth
Engine bolts/Studs: ARP
Cyl heads: OEM Valves & ports. Decked surfaces
Cams: Kelford 272 w/valve springs
Intake manifold: 2007 w/ TGV deletes
Injectors: 1050cc Bosch w/Perrin fuel rails
turbo: Rotated HTA3582 (GT35R) w/.82 Exhaust housing,
HTA: Aluminum compressor rotor
Exhaust: Perrin EL header & components
Tial EWG internal reroute
AMR FMIC w/intake plumbing
AEM Standalone EMS Computer
Clutch/Flywheel: Clutchmaster Stage IV / Aluminum
Thanks for watching! Coop
1987 Buick Grand National First start in ten years
Video was made for personal use but decided to share
Sat in storage for ten years (01-11)
Changed oil, changed plugs and charged the battery. Thats it.
Fogged the cylinders and ran the motor with out plugs to build up oil
pressure before i started it.
Smoke from start up was from the fogging oil, I still cant believe how easy
it started. Even the gas in ten years old! Although, it was before Ethanol
was added to everything and it was treated with a heavy dose of good
stabilizer. It will be drained and new fuel will be added before we run it
'66 Buick Back From The Dead! - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 5
On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, we raise a '66 Buick from the dead.
After spending 33 years sitting outside in the desert, the broken down
Buick Special is revived by David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan of HOT ROD
and Rick Pewe of 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine.
Rick's mother bought the car when it was near new and parked it when the
transmission failed in 1978. In 2011, the guys spent two and a half days
wrenching on the car, with the hopes of driving it home from Phoenix to Los
Angeles. Come along for the ride and see what happens!
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1966 Buick Convertible Barn Find Rescue, Part 1
This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been
abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel
& Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in
conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead
with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 1,
with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the car. Look for part two,
loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011
issue of HOT ROD Magazine.
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
baddest hot-rods around.
Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a
new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.
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."