My 87' buick grandnational lives again,(please read
below)12-31-09,Orlando,FL,USA..Brand new GN1 Stroker motor..This time " I "
did all the work!! vs paying for blown-up motors from KDK Performance an/or
Lamotta Performance,both in FL an supossed speacilist...8^/....If your cars
at either of these shops above in Florida,i feel for you!!!..
Update! July 27th 2010
The ROH drift wheels an Falken autocross tires are on,Aerospace disk brakes
all around,TRZ tubular control a-arms front an upper in the back..Cars Very
close to the GNX conversion an Brand New Paint!!
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
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
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 if Lamotta 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,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 pannel,won't mention them
storing my car under a car on lift that leaked fuild
$13,000 in total 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
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
10.99 buick run daily driver
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 !
Grand National and GNX History (part 3 of 3)
Buick quietly re-entered the super car wars in the late eighties with a turbocharged 3.8 liter V6 engine in an all
black Regal. The car was so outrageously fast that its now among the most
collectible cars of all time.
Buick Grand National Burnouts
Film by Nelson Febus, all credit to him please check out his site
Buick's of all kind doing burnouts...
412hp supercharge 350z vs the Great Grand National
412hp supercharge 350z(low Boost
pulley) vs the Great Grand National
my nissan was no match for the grand national....
350z - stillen Supercharger,stillen Intercooler,cosworth Vq block
with 10.3:1 pistons and CNC big valve heads,DC headers
Grand National -1987 buick grand national stroker stage II T/A aluminum
block and heads.Fully built J&E pistons, scat rods, steel crank, Jessel
rockers, BG intake with RJC spacer, RJC pulley's, MSD dis high output
alternator, turbo 76MM Innovative turbo dbb..asnti 22 rear 20 in the front
(new set up)bear all around etc
its not a GNX its a Grand national......the rims are a custom 20in 3
piece rims on Nitto NT 555 R Drag Radials(video set up)
pic of rims
Buick Grand National For sale-nicest around
This is my 1986 Grand National,its as clean as they get and pretty fast for
a 6 cylinder..Its for sale for 18,000..Everything is new inside and out and
all the underneath also!!
The Legend: Turbo Buicks
The Smoking Tire heads out to Fontana, CA for a drag strip meetup with the
guys from turboBuick.com and learns
about the one-time "fastest car in America," the Buick Grand National.